Somme Great War 100 Years

✏Book Title : Somme Great War 100 Years
✏Author : Nigel Cave
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2016-05-31
✏Pages : 64
✏ISBN : 9781473898899
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Somme Great War 100 Years Book Summary : This publication, SOMME THE BATTLE 100 YEARS ON, has been published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd, with the purpose of creating an awareness and an interest in theSomme battles of 1916. For nearly thirty years, Pen & Sword Books Ltd has published numerous titles covering various Pals battalions formed for the Big Push. They have also been fore-runners in setting up the Battleground Series guides, which are packed with then and now illustrations, using battle maps from the time and road maps of the sites today. They are all specifically designed to take the tourer safely through these now historic sites. Many more books have been written and published by Pen & Sword on the other battles of the First World War. Only a small portion relating to 1 July 1916 has been taken from each book appearing in this publication. Much more information can been gleaned from reading about the events of the Somme battles and the awful aftermath of the day through reading the books mentioned at the end of each extract.These publications would not have been possible without the skill and dedication of our authors who have painstakingly researched and written about the subjects that bring to light these historic events.

✏Book Title : World War 1 The Western Front to Verdun and the Somme
✏Author : Minifig Battlefields
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2016-09-08
✏Pages : 82
✏ISBN : 0995535701
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏World War 1 The Western Front to Verdun and the Somme Book Summary : A Visual Guide of the Western Front to Verdun and the Somme, using scenes created in Minifig Battlefields pieces. Features commentary on World War 1 about notable events during this period and the campaigns of the British, French and German Armies

✏Book Title : 100 years of European Philosophy Since the Great War
✏Author : Matthew Sharpe
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2017-02-14
✏Pages : 276
✏ISBN : 9783319503615
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏100 years of European Philosophy Since the Great War Book Summary : This book is a collection of specifically commissioned articles on the key continental European philosophical movements since 1914. It shows how each of these bodies of thought has been shaped by their responses to the horrors set in train by World War I, and considers whether we are yet ‘post-post-war’. The outbreak of World War I in August 1914,set in chain a series of crises and re-configurations, which have continued to shape the world for a century: industrialized slaughter, the end of colonialism and European empires, the rise of the USA, economic crises, fascism, Soviet Marxism, the gulags and the Shoah. Nearly all of the major movements in European thinking (phenomenology, psychoanalysis, Hegelianism, Marxism, political theology, critical theory and neoliberalism) were forged in, or shaped by, attempts to come to terms with the global trauma of the World Wars. This is the first book to describe the development of these movements after World War I, and as such promises to be of interest to philosophers and historians of philosophy around the world.

✏Book Title : Major Mrs Holts Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme 100th Anniversary
✏Author : Tonie Holt
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2016-06-30
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 9781473866744
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Major Mrs Holts Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme 100th Anniversary Book Summary : 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

📒Lincoln In The Great War ✍ Louise Blackah

✏Book Title : Lincoln in the Great War
✏Author : Louise Blackah
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2016-08-31
✏Pages : 96
✏ISBN : 9781473866195
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Lincoln in the Great War Book Summary : Lincoln produced many heroes during WW1 including, Wing Commander Fiennes who was the Commanding Officer of 38 Squadron from 1916 to 1917 flying FE2b aircraft (known as the 'Fees') on patrol against raiding German Zeppelins over Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties. Also, a winged version of the Lincoln Imp adorned many of the First World War aircraft including the famous Sopwith Camel, manufactured extensively by Lincoln firms Clayton and Shuttleworth, Robeys and Ruston Proctor.This book also looks at how the experience of war impacted on the City, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Lincoln were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. The Great War affected everyone. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war. There were food and fuel shortages and disruption to schooling. The role of women changed dramatically and they undertook a variety of work undreamed of in peacetime. Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions, particularly from those of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

📒The World War I Reader ✍ Michael S. Neiberg

✏Book Title : The World War I Reader
✏Author : Michael S. Neiberg
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 375
✏ISBN : 9780814758335
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The World War I Reader Book Summary : A collection of primary and secondary documents that offers students, scholars, and war buffs an extensive and easy-to-follow overview of World War I.

✏Book Title : The Church Lads Brigade in the Great War
✏Author : Jean Morris
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2015-09-30
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9781473866041
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Church Lads Brigade in the Great War Book Summary : It is estimated that around 50,000 Brigade Lads served in the First World War, during which many honors and distinctions were awarded. The Brigade contributed two Service Battalions of the King's Royal Rifle Corps whose members were comprised entirely of past and present members of the Church Lads' Brigade. These were known as ‘Pals’ Battalions. The story of the battalion centers around the experiences of eight men who served and some who died in the Battles of The Somme, Arras and The Lys. In the latter half of the nineteenth century influential Christians were worried about the poor spiritual and physical development of young people. It was at that time that ‘Brigade’ groups began to spring up all over the UK. Walter Mallock Gee, who was Secretary of the Junior Branch of the Church of England Temperance Society and a ‘Volunteer’ Army Officer, founded the Church Lads’ Brigade in 1891. By 1908 the membership of the brigade stood at about 70,000 in 1,300 companies. When the ‘Call to Arms’ came from Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener in 1914, thousands of Britain’s youth flocked to join the armed forces. Members of the Church Lads’ Brigade joined up in their droves at recruiting stations all over Great Britain. Two Battalions were formed entirely from serving and ex-members of the Church Lad’s Brigade. The 16th (Service) Battalion and later the 19th (Service) Battalion, both sponsored by the Church Lads’ Brigade, became known as ‘The Churchmen’s Battalion’. In 1914 no one could have imagined the horrendous stories that would unfold from the bloody massacre at so many notorious battles across Belgium and the fields of Flanders. Ypres, Passchendale, Somme, Arras, Lys, and the brutal decimation of the battalion during the hell of the fighting at High Wood. No one could have imagined the discomfort and disease brought on by living in a trench full of water for days on end, or ‘over the top’ through acres of knee-high mud. More than 24 of the Church Lads’ Brigade were awarded a Victoria Cross for their bravery, but by 1918 many of those gallant young Lads would not return home. This is their story. The Author and the Publishers acknowledge that some material in this title has been taken from the website www.1914-1918.net without permission or acknowledgement and are grateful to the copyright holder, Chris Baker, for granting this permission retrospectively.

📒Haig ✍ Andrew A. Wiest

✏Book Title : Haig
✏Author : Andrew A. Wiest
✏Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 137
✏ISBN : 9781574886832
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Haig Book Summary : Examines Haig??'s continuing controversial role in British national memory

📒Chester In The Great War ✍ Susan Chambers

✏Book Title : Chester in the Great War
✏Author : Susan Chambers
✏Publisher : Pen and Sword
✏Release Date : 2014-11-30
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9781783463534
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Chester in the Great War Book Summary : At the outbreak of the Great War, Chester was transformed from a county market town with some nice shops and lots of day-trippers, to a bustling, frantically busy military centre with men and horses everywhere. As they left for the war zones, or to go to other parts of the country for training, the city settled down to the hard work of dealing with the absence of so many men from vital jobs – a challenge eventually tackled by many of the city's women. Life was hard, money was short for some, though others earned good wages in the ammunition works. ??It soon became obvious that many men would never come back.?But life in the city went on, everyone played their part, the cinemas and theatres stayed open, as did the pubs (though with reduced hours). Concerts kept the people entertained and helped to raise vital funds, and news films kept them up-to-date with the latest from the Front. But, eventually it was over and the city had a different set of problems to deal with

✏Book Title : The Outbreak of the First World War
✏Author : Jack S. Levy
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2014-04-03
✏Pages : 324
✏ISBN : 9781107042452
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Outbreak of the First World War Book Summary : Brings together leading historians and international relations scholars to debate the causes of the First World War.