Airfields Airmen Somme

📒Airfields Airmen Somme ✍ Mike O'Connor

✏Book Title : Airfields Airmen Somme
✏Author : Mike O'Connor
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2001-08-01
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9781473811751
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Airfields Airmen Somme Book Summary : The latest volume in the Airfields and Airmen series covers the Arras area. It includes a visit to the grave of Albert Ball VC and the graves of Waterfall and Bayly, the first British fliers killed in action. There is a visit to the aerodrome from which Alan McLeod took off from to earn his VC and to the grave of Viscount Glentworth, killed while flying with 32 Squadron. The German side is well covered with visits to their cemeteries and aerodromes. This well researched book relives the deadly thrills of war in the air over the battlefields of the Western Front.

📒Airfields Airmen Arras ✍ Mike O'Connor

✏Book Title : Airfields Airmen Arras
✏Author : Mike O'Connor
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2004-07-15
✏Pages : 144
✏ISBN : 9781473811744
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Airfields Airmen Arras Book Summary : The latest volume in the Airfields and Airmen series covers the Arras area. It includes a visit to the grave of Albert Ball VC and the graves of Waterfall and Bayly, the first British fliers killed in action. There is a visit to the aerodrome from which Alan McLeod took off from to earn his VC and to the grave of Viscount Glentworth, killed while flying with 32 Squadron. The German side is well covered with visits to their cemeteries and aerodromes. This well researched book relives the deadly thrills of war in the air over the battlefields of the Western Front.

📒Airfields And Airmen Ypres ✍ Michael O'Connor

✏Book Title : Airfields and Airmen Ypres
✏Author : Michael O'Connor
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2008-12-23
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9780850527537
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Airfields and Airmen Ypres Book Summary : Beretter om luftoperationer og piloter fra området omkring den franske by Ypres i Flanderen under 1. verdenskrig.

📒Airfields Airmen ✍ Mike O'Connor

✏Book Title : Airfields Airmen
✏Author : Mike O'Connor
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2001-08-01
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9781783832439
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Airfields Airmen Book Summary : The latest volume in the Airfields and Airmen series covers the Arras area. It includes a visit to the grave of Albert Ball VC and the graves of Waterfall and Bayly, the first British fliers killed in action. There is a visit to the aerodrome from which Alan McLeod took off from to earn his VC and to the grave of Viscount Glentworth, killed while flying with 32 Squadron. The German side is well covered with visits to their cemeteries and aerodromes. This well researched book relives the deadly thrills of war in the air over the battlefields of the Western Front.

📒The Somme 1916 ✍ David O'Mara

✏Book Title : The Somme 1916
✏Author : David O'Mara
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2017-11-30
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9781473897724
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Somme 1916 Book Summary : With a few notable exceptions, the French efforts on the Somme have been largely missing or minimized in British accounts of the Battle of the Somme. And yet they held this sector of the Front from the outbreak of the war until well into 1915 and, indeed, in parts into 1916. It does not hurt to be reminded that the French army suffered some 200,000 casualties in the 1916 offensive.David OMaras book provides an outline narrative describing the arrival of the war on the Somme and some of the notable and quite fierce actions that took place that autumn and, indeed, into December of 1914. Extensive mine warfare was a feature of 1915 and beyond on the Somme; for example under Redan Ridge and before Dompierre and Fay. The French limited offensive at Serre in June 1915 is reasonably well known, but there was fighting elsewhere for example the Germans launched a short, sharp, limited attack at Frise in January 1916, part of the diversionary action before the Germans launched their ill-fated offensive at Verdun.The book covers the Somme front from Gommecourt, north of the Somme, to Chaulnes, at the southern end of the battle zone of 1916. The reader is taken around key points in various tours. For many British visitors the battlefields south of the Somme will be a revelation; there is much to see, both of cemeteries and memorials, but also substantial traces of the fighting remain on the ground, some of which is accessible to the public.It has always been something of a disgrace that there is so little available, even in French, to educate the public in an accessible written form about the substantial effort made by Frances army on the Somme; this book and subsequent, more detailed volumes to be published in the coming years will go some way to rectify this. British visitors should be fascinated by the story of these forgotten men of France and the largely unknown part of the Somme battlefield.

📒Retreat Of I Corps 1914 ✍ Jerry Murland

✏Book Title : Retreat of I Corps 1914
✏Author : Jerry Murland
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2014-09-30
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9781783463732
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Retreat of I Corps 1914 Book Summary : On 23 August 1914 it was only the two divisions of General Smith-Dorrien's II Corps that were directly engaged with the German First Army along the line of the Mons-Conde Canal. As the British Expeditionary Force withdrew from Mons and bivouacked around Bavay on 25 August, Sir John French and his GHQ advisors _ unsure of the condition of the routes through the Fort de Mormal - ordered the British Expeditionary Force to continue their retirement the next day and to avoid the 35 square miles of forest roads. Consequently II Corps used the roads to the west of the Fort de Mormal and Sir Douglas Haig's I Corps those to the east _ with the intention that the four divisions should meet again at Le Cateau. It was an intention that was ambushed by circumstance as I Corps encountered units of the German 7th Division at Landrecies on 25/26 August. Unsure of the weight of the German attack at Landrecies, Douglas Haig hurriedly left for Grand Fayt and ordered his two divisions to immediately begin their retirement along a route that would take them west of Le Cateau. It was this decision that kept the by now five divisions of the BEF apart until 1 September and is the subject of this book. I Corps was now coming under attack from the German Second Army and the resulting rearguard actions that Haig's men were involved in are covered in this volume:

📒Mametz Wood ✍ Michael Renshaw

✏Book Title : Mametz Wood
✏Author : Michael Renshaw
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2012-02-20
✏Pages : 168
✏ISBN : 9781473816169
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mametz Wood Book Summary : The Battle for Mametz Wood is normally associated with the endeavours of the 38th Welsh Division and was the first of those great battles to secure possession of the woodlands of the Somme. The author looks at events after the 1st July, but also relates the story of the 17th Northern Division who attacked the quadrangle, a defensive system guarding the western approaches to the wood. Also related is the demise of both generals commanding these divisions who were sent home.

✏Book Title : Hitler s Atlantic Wall Normandy
✏Author : Paul Williams
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2013-06-26
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9781473828377
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Hitler s Atlantic Wall Normandy Book Summary : This highly informative book begins with an examination of the background to Germany's primary military objectives in relation to the western end of their self-styled 'Fortress Europe' including the early foundation of shore defences in northern France.In 1941, there was a switch in emphasis of the Atlantic Wall's role from attack to defence. Beach defences became more elaborate and the Nazi-controlled Todt Organisation began a massive building programme constructing new bunkers and reinforcing existing sites, using forced labour.Hitler appointed Rommel to formulate Germany's anti-invasion plans in early 1944. At the same time the Allies were making extensive studies of the fortifications and preparing for the challenge of overcoming this most formidable of obstacles.Using, in many cases, previously unpublished accounts of the soldiers on the ground this book follows Britain's 79th Armoured Division, Sir Percy Hobart's 'Funnies', as they utilised their unique weaponry in support of Allied efforts to ensure the success of the invasion. The author draws on British, American, Canadian and German sources.Hitler's Atlantic Wall Normandy also includes information on war cemeteries along with travel information and accommodation suggestions and a guide to the relevant museums.

📒Messines Ridge ✍ Peter Oldham

✏Book Title : Messines Ridge
✏Author : Peter Oldham
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 1990-12-31
✏Pages : 142
✏ISBN : 9781473816367
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Messines Ridge Book Summary : The battle for the possession of the villages of Messines Ridge, Messines, Wytchaete, St. Eloi, took place in 1914-17, and the final battle for Messines in 1918. The 1917 Battle of Messines was preceded by 19 giant mine explosions and was the biggest military mining effort in history. This book gives comprehensive details of what happened where and when, together with what can be seen today, including maps of all the remnants and sites.

📒Wilfred Owen ✍ Philip Guest

✏Book Title : Wilfred Owen
✏Author : Philip Guest
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 1998-08-12
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9781473820784
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Wilfred Owen Book Summary : This is a guide to the battlefields that inspired the young and sensitive poet, whose poems are probably the twentieth century's best-known literary expressions of experience of war. Detailed maps, military diaries, photographs and modern roads guide the visitor through the battlefields. Owen's letters are used extensively, together with his poetry, linking specific places events, vividly describing the suffering of the trench.