Baling Out

Author: Robert Jackson
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783460342
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Baling Out from the Author: Robert Jackson. To bale out of a stricken airplane is a pilot's or aircrew's final chance to escape death. It is a traumatic and hazardous exercise that is only practiced in extremis and is in itself full of danger with no guarantee of survival. Many struggled free of a flaming and spinning aircraft only to see their parachute alight above them, some were machine gunned to death by their opponents as they drifted to earth, some landed in mine-fields and were blown apart and many landed in forests and died suspended from the treetops. And yet many survived, some to fight again and some to become prisoners of war. This book relates the experiences of many airmen who survived to tell the tale, some quite remarkable because of pure good luck, some because of ingenuity and some through pure determination to survive at all costs. This book includes escapes from crippled German, British and US aircraft; stories of the first pilots to use parachutes in WW1; amazing escapes from aircraft in the inter-war years.

Major Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Ypres Salient And Passchendaele Eighth Expanded 100th Anniversary Edition

Author: Torie Holt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1526725452
Size: 10.90 MB
Format: PDF
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Major Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Ypres Salient And Passchendaele Eighth Expanded 100th Anniversary Edition from the Author: Torie Holt. This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. Tonie and Valmai Holt, have condensed the knowledge gained from almost a quarter of a century of researching, writing about, visiting and conducting groups around Ypres into this remarkable book. Here are concise descriptions of the military elements of the battles woven into a kaleidoscope of human, literary and travel information. There are recommended, timed itineraries, in each itinerary representing one day's travelling. Every stop on the routes has an accompanying description and often a tale of heroic or tragic action.Memorials large and small, private and official, sites of memorable conflict, the resting places of personalities of note - they are all here and joined together by a sympathetic and understanding commentary that gives the reader a sensitivity toward the events of 1914-1918 that can only be matched by visiting the battlefield itself. This is a guide book written by people who, because they have been directly involved in taking tours themselves, know the form and type of information that best serves the visitor to the battlefield. NEW, FULLY UPDATED EDITION PACKAGED WITH A FREE, FULL COLOUR FOLD-OUT MAP WORTH '3.99

Major And Mrs Holt S Pocket Battlefield Guide To Ypres And Passchendaele

Author: Tonie Holt
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844153770
Size: 53.62 MB
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Major And Mrs Holt S Pocket Battlefield Guide To Ypres And Passchendaele from the Author: Tonie Holt. Covering the important WW1 battles of Ypres, including the notorious Passchendaele, this guidebook takes readers on a historic trip through some of the well-known and most important sites of the area.

Major Mrs Holt S Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme 100th Anniversary

Author: Major Tonie Holt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147386674X
Size: 77.30 MB
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Major Mrs Holt S Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme 100th Anniversary from the Author: Major Tonie Holt. The 100th Anniversary of the most publically aware battle of WW1 - the battle of the Somme, will be on 1 July 2016 and every media form will be covering it from January onwards. The book has taken 20 years to mature from its first edition to this new 'Definitive' edition, the Seventh, each time being updated and expanded. It is a legacy that should be on every bookshelf. The book is based upon over 30 years of traveling and writing about battlefields by two people - Major and Mrs Holt - who are credited with having started the modern era of battlefield tours - and were awarded the Somme Centenary Medal for their work in 'opening the doors to the battlefields' with their books. This Guide Book is MORE than a guide book - Sir Martin Gilbert said, ' the Holts have raised the Guide Book to a new high level,' and ' the golden thread that runs through it (the previous Somme Guide) - is the focus that the Holts give to the stories of individuals'. It will therefore appeal both to General and to Specialist readers whether they travel to the battlefields or not. This is not merely a guide book, nor a history book, but it is brimming with human interest stories of veterans' experiences, tales of bravery, comradeship, natural terror, literary illusions to poets who experienced the battles (such a Owen & Sassoon, Seeger and Sorley) ... If you buy just one book about the Battle of the Somme, this is the one that you should have, written by those who know the area and the battlefield better even than the French themselves, and who tell its story from both humanistic and military standpoints

Visiting The Somme Ypres Battlefields Made Easy

Author: Gareth Hughes
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473821398
Size: 64.72 MB
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Visiting The Somme Ypres Battlefields Made Easy from the Author: Gareth Hughes. This splendid and timely book will be invaluable to those visiting the battlefields, sites, museums, memorials and cemeteries of France and Belgium. It is intended for those planning and leading school groups and similar parties but is also ideal for individual/family visitors.??Rather than list every site etc it provides realistic itineraries to the best places in the two major areas of the Somme and Ypres. Even these are flexible to allow party leaders suitable discretion.??The author provides helpful information for each site such as its context in the War, visitor orientation, the 'spiel' (the essential facts to engage, inform and entertain), suggested activity and relevant photos and maps.??This combines to make every visit of maximum benefit and interest and yet reduce the workload of the party leaders.??There are also valuable tips for lunch breaks, free time ideas and other helpful pointers.

World War I Battlefields

Author: John Ruler
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624845
Size: 57.94 MB
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World War I Battlefields from the Author: John Ruler. World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide - Expert tips and itineraries for travel along the Western Front including sites in France and Belgium, maps and routes. This guide also features guided walks and site information, battlefield tours, museums, Ypres, Poperinge, Nieuwpoort, Mons, Lille, Pas-de-Calais, The Somme, Verdun, Aisne and Champagne.

Major And Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Operation Market Garden

Author: Tonie Holt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781593787
Size: 71.32 MB
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Major And Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Operation Market Garden from the Author: Tonie Holt. Like the other books in the Holts' acclaimed Battlefield Guide Series (see inside front cover for details) this is much more than just a guidebook. It charts in fascinating detail what happened at each recommended stop and brings alive, with cameos and personal recollections, the dramatic events of September 1944.??It is the very first detailed guide to chart the entire MARKET-GARDEN Corridor - from Leopoldsburg in Belgium and over the important bridges at the Scheldt-Maas Canal, the Wilhelmina Canal, the Zuid Willemsvaart Canal, the Maas and the Waal to the Bridge at Arnhem over the Lower Rhine - the 'Bridge Too Far'.??There are stories of gallantry, despair, humour, fear and dogged persistence??- here was a hidden execution ground and cemetery in Belgium?- here Pfc Joe Mann threw himself onto a grenade to save his buddies?- here the 504th PIR made the daring crossing over the Waal?- here was Diogenes, the Germans' menacing secret bunker?- here twin brothers of the British Airborne were killed together?- here Colonel Johnny Frost clung on for 4 desperate days??This third edition includes:??• An UPDATE Section with GPS locations, new/changed Memorials, Museums and Tourist Information?• An Approach Route and five recommended timed Itineraries?• Sketch maps in all the Itineraries?• Memorials to the liberating Allies and the suffering Civilians?• Museums, sites of DZs and LZs?• Allied and German Cemeteries and Information on their War Graves Associations?• Historical background to and summary of the Operation?• Holland after the battles to the present day?• Information on Veterans' and Commemorative Associations and Events?• Useful tourist information?• Full colour illustrations throughout

The Battle Book Of Ypres

Author: Beatrix Brice
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473821231
Size: 17.92 MB
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The Battle Book Of Ypres from the Author: Beatrix Brice. Of the many hard-fought battles on the Western Front, Ypres stands out as an example of almost inhuman endeavour. For four long years it was the focal point of desperate fighting. Officially there were four main battles in 1914, 1915, 1917 and 1918; these were more accurately peaks in a continuing struggle, for Ypres symbolised Belgian defiance, and the British continued to expend disproportionate resources on defending it. It never fell, although the Germans came close to its gates, and indeed its loss would have been a severe blow to morale.??The Battle Book of Ypres, originally published in 1927 and now presented again as a special Centenary Edition, comprises a chronological account of the fighting in the Ypres Salient during the First World War, followed by a useful and unique alphabetical reference to the events in and around each hamlet, village or wood Ð names familiar to those who fought or followed the course of war all those years ago, names now once again lost in insignificance. The names given to each stage of the struggle by the Battle Nomenclature Committee are listed in the appendix. Also included is an index of formations and units, an annotated bibliography and a new Foreword by military historian Nigel Cave.

Rough Guides Snapshot Belgium Bruges And Flanders

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241189012
Size: 73.10 MB
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Rough Guides Snapshot Belgium Bruges And Flanders from the Author: Rough Guides. This Rough Guides Snapshot is one of a new generation of informative and easy-to-use travel-guide eBooks that guarantees you make the most of your visit. An essential tool for pre-trip planning, it also makes a great travel companion when you're on the road. Introduction to Bruges and Flanders is a good place to start, with an overview of the cities' and region's big attractions and a list of highlights. From the table of contents, you can click straight to the main sections of the guide, which includes features on all the main sights and attractions. You'll find practical information on the country as a whole, including details on flights, in Belgium and Luxembourg Basics. Shorter contents lists appear at the start of every section in the guide to make chapter navigation quick and easy. Detailed area maps can be found in the guide and in the dedicated map section, which also includes full country maps for Belgium and Luxembourg, accessible from the table of contents. Throughout the guide, we've flagged up our favorite places--a perfectly-located hotel, an atmospheric café, a special restaurant--with our author pick stars. You can select your own favorites and create a personalized itinerary by bookmarking the sights, venues and activities that are of interest, giving you the quickest possible access to everything you'll need for your time away.

The Rough Guide To Belgium And Luxembourg

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241206316
Size: 64.82 MB
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The Rough Guide To Belgium And Luxembourg from the Author: Rough Guides. The new full-colour Rough Guide to Belgium & Luxembourg is the definitive guide to this underrated corner of Europe. Detailed accounts and crystal-clear maps reveal every nook and cranny of both countries, from the best Belgian beer bars to comic shops, chocolate and carnivals. The guide is packed with historical context and well-informed insights into the superb sights, museums and galleries of the big cities - Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels and Luxembourg City - but it also departs from the urban centres for the forests and moorland of the Ardennes, the windswept beaches of the north coast, the WW1 sites of Flanders and Luxembourg's remote hamlets. You'll find lavish photography and colour maps throughout, plus author picks, themed itineraries and, of course, the lowdown on the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Belgium & Luxembourg.