Three German Invasions Of France

Author: Douglas Fermer
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147383287X
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Three German Invasions Of France from the Author: Douglas Fermer. Tension and rivalry between France and Germany shaped the history of Western Europe in the century from 1860. Three times that hostility led to war and the invasion of France - in 1870, 1914 and 1940. The outcomes of the battles that followed reset the balance of power across the continent. Yet the German invasions tend to be viewed as separate events, in isolation, rather than as connected episodes in the confrontation between the two nations. ??Douglas Fermer's fresh account of the military campaigns and the preparations for them treats them as part of a cycle of fear, suspicion, animosity and conflicting ambitions extending across several generations. In a clear, concise account of the decisive opening phase of each campaign, he describes the critical decision-making, the manoeuvres and clashes of arms in eastern France as German forces advanced westwards. ??As the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War approaches, this is a fitting moment to reconsider these momentous events and how they fit into the broad sweep of European history.

History Of World War Ii

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761474852
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History Of World War Ii from the Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation. Presents a comprehensive discussion of the origins, events, campaigns and personalities of World War II.

The Franco Prussian War

Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136753060
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The Franco Prussian War from the Author: Michael Howard. In 1870 Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power politics, which was to reach its disastrous climax in 1914. First published in 1961 and now with a new introduction, The Franco-Prussian War is acknowledged as the definitive history of one of the most dramatic and decisive conflicts in the history of Europe.

History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii The Invasion Of France And Germany 1944 1945

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070624
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History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii The Invasion Of France And Germany 1944 1945 from the Author: Samuel Eliot Morison. The University of Illinois Press continues its paperback release of Samuel Eliot Morison's panoramic fifteen-volume naval history with three volumes that chronicle the war in the Pacific from May 1942 through May 1944. This new edition will be issued in increments of three volumes per season through Spring 2003.Morison's genius for capturing the flash and fire and the pathos of combat infuses his narrative with an immense vitality and suspense. This is not an official history, in the ordinary sense of that term, but Morison's history, a gripping, face-to-face encounter with the human drama of war.Volume 4: Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine Actions, May 1942 -- August 1942 details the American victory in the Coral Sea and the U.S. Navy's stunning defeat of a far superior Japanese force at Midway, as well as the events leading up to the six-month struggle at Guadalcanal. This volume also provides a richly detailed look at the first-year exploits of the Silent Service: the fledgling American submarine corps in the Pacific. Morison supplements his firsthand experience of American operations and access to Allied documents with critical information from the Japanese side.

The Ged For Dummies

Author: Murray Shukyn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470630822
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The Ged For Dummies from the Author: Murray Shukyn.

Franklin D Roosevelt S Four Freedoms Speech Ebook

Author: Julia Hargrove
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 0787784958
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Franklin D Roosevelt S Four Freedoms Speech Ebook from the Author: Julia Hargrove. An up-close and personal view of one of the most powerful leaders of the twentieth century. Study the Great Depression, explore the causes of WWII and the rise of fascism and examine the impact Roosevelt's famous speech had on saving democracy around the world. Includes activities, charts, maps and time lines.

And If I Perish

Author: Evelyn Monahan
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307424782
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And If I Perish from the Author: Evelyn Monahan. In World War II, 59,000 women voluntarily risked their lives for their country as U.S. Army nurses. When the war began, some of them had so little idea of what to expect that they packed party dresses; but the reality of service quickly caught up with them, whether they waded through the water in the historic landings on North African and Normandy beaches, or worked around the clock in hospital tents on the Italian front as bombs fell all around them. For more than half a century these women’s experiences remained untold, almost without reference in books, historical societies, or military archives. After years of reasearch and hundreds of hours of interviews, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee have created a dramatic narrative that at last brings to light the critical role that women played throughout the war. From the North African and Italian Campaigns to the Liberation of France and the Conquest of Germany, U.S. Army nurses rose to the demands of war on the frontlines with grit, humor, and great heroism. A long overdue work of history, And If I Perish is also a powerful tribute to these women and their inspiring legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Berlin Airlift

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756534860
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The Berlin Airlift from the Author: Michael Burgan. Readers can follow the action as it unfolded in a series of narrated books that brings to life major events from history through first-hand accounts, quotes from participants, diagrams, photographs, and timelines.

Paul Lazarsfeld And The Origins Of Communications Research

Author: Hynek Je?abek
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315533847
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Paul Lazarsfeld And The Origins Of Communications Research from the Author: Hynek Je?abek. The manuscript discusses the early days of communication research, explicitly the first works of Paul Lazarsfeld's radio and media research in Vienna, Newark, NJ, Princeton and New York during the years between the early 1930s, and the end of the 1940s. Lazarsfeld's Viennese radio research, especially the world's first extensive audience research - RAVAG study (1931) - is entirely new information for English speaking scholars. The book shows the details of Lazarsfeld's methodological reasoning in his projects in the field of communication. The book also presents the research institutes that Lazarsfeld founded in Vienna in 1931, from Newark Center in New Jersey (1935) to Princeton Office of Radio Research in 1937, and up to the foundation of Lazarsfeld's famous BASR at Columbia University in New York in the 1940s. The monograph shows how important Lazarsfeld's first studies were for the future development of communication.

Panzerkrieg

Author: Mike Syron
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472107802
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Panzerkrieg from the Author: Mike Syron. For many people the very image of Blitzkrieg is of massed columns of tanks sweeping through Europe, smashing all resistance and leaving a trail of devastation in their wake. Indeed, it was the Panzers' achievements in battle that were largely responsible for Germany's early run of success in the Second World War and, once the tide of war began to turn against the Reich, the Panzers subsequently became the backbone of its defence. The dramatic story of Hitler's tank divisions is brought to life in this authoritative narrative. Panzerkrieg vividly describes the evolution, exploits and eventual destruction of this superlative fighting force in immensely readable fashion. Particularly accessible to the general reader who wants to know more about Germany's Second World War tank forces, the authors dispense with technical jargon and pedantic detail to give a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the subject, both human and technical. The book gives particular emphasis to the men who fought in and led the Panzer divisions: great generals like Guderian, Rommel and Manstein, tank masters like Wittmann and Bake, and inspired commanders like Balck and Bayerlein. The whole vast canvas of the war emerges from this narrative, as it follows the titanic struggles which ranged between the bocage country of France, the desert wastes of North Africa, and the limitless steppes of Russia. The evolution of German fighting vehicles and tactics is fully charted, and the many myths, fallacies and misconceptions that have grown up around the Panzerwaffe are exploded. Extensive research, reference to the memoirs of the leading participants, and original new conclusions all contribute to a comprehensive account that critically examines the achievements, failures, and ultimate legacy of the Panzer divisions. Features INCLUDE: The secret pre-war birth and development of the Panzerwaffe The lightning campaigns in Poland and France The four bloody years of the Russian campaign, the greatest clash of arms the world has ever seen The exploits of Rommel and his Africa Corps Hitler's increasingly disastrous influence on the Panzerwaffe Disputes between the Panzer officers and their High Command Portraits of the Panzerwaffe's leaders Detailed analysis of the great tank battles such as Kursk and the Battle of the Bulge, with clear maps Comparative rank and organizational charts Information on the technical evolution of Germany's armoured fighting vehicles, including the development of the mighty Tigers and Panthers Unique sections on uniforms, crew functions and how German tanks were built Rare coverage of how the Panzer leaders fared after the war The legacy of the Panzers