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  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
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Read and Download Alan Hodge book A Death on the Somme in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Death on the Somme. This book was released on 2020-04-14 with total page 512 pages. Book excerpt: A Death on the Somme is a story of love and hate and of friendship and betrayal, set against the violent background of World War One and the Battle of the Somme.

Download Ulster, Ireland and the Somme PDF
  • Release Date : 2013-03-04
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Genre : History
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Read and Download Catherine Switzer book Ulster, Ireland and the Somme in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUlster, Ireland and the Somme. This book was released on 2013-03-04 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Ulster, Ireland and the Somme tells the story of the relationship between Ulster, Ireland and the Somme area of northern France, which has now endured for nearly a century. The 1916 Battle of the Somme is a key event in Irish memory of the Great War, and thousands of people from both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic visit the area each year, but the history of the landscape and the memorials they see has never been told in any detail until now.

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Read and Download Lorenzo Zambernardi book Life, Death, and the Western Way of War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLife, Death, and the Western Way of War. This book was released on 2022-04-07 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Life, Death, and the Western Way of War traces when and how western soldiers—once regarded as simple fighting tools—became the far less expendable beings that we know today. In Kant's terms, the study traces the process through which soldiers have been turned from mere military means into ends in themselves. The book argues that such a major transformation is largely the result of a shift in the social meaning ascribed to soldiers' death. It suggests that looking at death can somehow provide a privileged angle to understanding the value that societies attach to life. The narrative emerging from the empirical evidence will show that the story of attitudes towards soldiers' death is the story of a gradual, increasing process of individualization in the social meaning attached to human loss in war. Such a development, which took centuries to emerge in full, was neither simple nor linear. It was a process that the state was temporarily able to frame in the collective narrative of the nation, but which ultimately has seen the increasing importance of the life of the individual soldier. In tracing the process through which soldiers have been turned from an amorphous collective into distinct individuals, this book shows how the emphasis on the primacy of the individual has further eroded the effectiveness of western warfare as an instrument of foreign policy. In particular, the modern, liberal conception of the soldier has had the unintended consequence of jeopardizing the Clausewitzian relationship between military means and political ends.

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Read and Download Jim White book A Matter of Life and Death in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Matter of Life and Death. This book was released on 2014-10-23 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH takes the sayings of the great and the good – not to mention the lovers and the loathers – of the beautiful game as starting points for an informal, freewheeling and entertainingly opinionated history of football. Exploring themes as diverse as the language of football, the role of the media, the role of money, and the careers of gilded geniuses from Pele to Ronaldo and maverick managers from Clough to Mourinho, and generously sprinkled with anecdotes and fantastic photographs, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH is the perfect present for anyone with a passion for football.

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  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : History
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Read and Download Andrew J. Huebner book Love and Death in the Great War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLove and Death in the Great War. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: Americans today harbor no strong or consistent collective memory of the First World War. Ask why the country fought or what they accomplished, and "democracy" is the most likely if vague response. The circulation of confusing or lofty rationales for intervention began as soon as President Woodrow Wilson secured a war declaration in April 1917. Yet amid those shifting justifications, Love and Death in the Great War argues, was a more durable and resonant one: Americans would fight for home and family. Officials in the military and government, grasping this crucial reality, invested the war with personal meaning, as did popular culture. "Make your mother proud of you/And the Old Red White and Blue" went George Cohan's famous tune "Over There." Federal officials and their allies in public culture, in short, told the war story as a love story. Intervention came at a moment when arbiters of traditional home and family were regarded as under pressure from all sides: industrial work, women's employment, immigration, urban vice, woman suffrage, and the imagined threat of black sexual aggression. Alleged German crimes in France and Belgium seemed to further imperil women and children. War promised to restore convention, stabilize gender roles, and sharpen male character. Love and Death in the Great War tracks such ideas of redemptive war across public and private spaces, policy and implementation, home and front, popular culture and personal correspondence. In beautifully rendered prose, Andrew J. Huebner merges untold stories of ordinary men and women with a history of wartime culture. Studying the radiating impact of war alongside the management of public opinion, he recovers the conflict's emotional dimensions--its everyday rhythms, heartbreaking losses, soaring possibilities, and broken promises.

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  • Release Date : 2022-01-27
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Genre : History
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Read and Download John Harris book The Somme in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Somme. This book was released on 2022-01-27 with total page pages. Book excerpt: The bloodiest battle in the history of the British Army. In 1916 the Great War seemed caught in a stalemate. The British were determined to break it with a huge summer push. By the time the campaign wound down in November, it proved to be the most destructive ever encounter for the Army, seeing thousands of casualties for every day of the conflict. It wasn’t meant to have been like this: the British had a massive artillery superiority, and were primed to crush their enemy. In the end, despite fierce fighting, the Germans lost far fewer men. The Somme has come to be an emblem for the horrors of war, for the pounding of shells and the hunkering down in rain-sodden trenches. What happened? How did it go so wrong for the British? Here in sharp detail, the bestselling writer John Harris tells the story of one the key battles of world history, describing in gripping terms how a series of events soon spiralled wildly, and hopelessly, out of control. This is an unforgettable history of assault and bitter defence that takes the reader into the ferocious heart of a conflict whose scars remain today.

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Read and Download Gwilym Hugh Lewis book Wings Over the Somme, 1916-1918 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWings Over the Somme, 1916-1918. This book was released on 1976 with total page 205 pages. Book excerpt:

Download Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front PDF
  • Release Date : 2013-10-28
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Genre : History
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Read and Download Anthony Fletcher book Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLife, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front. This book was released on 2013-10-28 with total page 347 pages. Book excerpt: This book was inspired by the author’s discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters from a soldier who was killed on the Western Front during the First World War. The soldier was his grandfather, and the letters had been tucked away, unread and unmentioned for many decades. Intrigued by the heartbreak and history of these family letters, Fletcher sought out the correspondence of other British soldiers who had volunteered for the fight against Germany. This resulting volume offers a vivid account of the physical and emotional experiences of seventeen British soldiers whose letters survive. Drawn from different regiments, social backgrounds, and areas of England and Scotland, they include twelve officers and five ordinary “Tommies.” The book explores the training, journey to France, fear, shellshock, and life in the trenches as well as the leisure, love, and home leave the soldiers dreamed of. Fletcher discusses the psychological responses of 17- and 18-year-old men facing appalling realities and considers the particular pressures on those who survived their fallen comrades. While acknowledging the horror and futility the soldiers of the Great War experienced, the author shows another side to the story, focusing new attention on the loyal comradeship, robust humor, and strong morale that uplifted the men at the Front and created a powerful bond among them.

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  • Release Date : 2004-02-19
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.8/5 (315 Download)

Read and Download Janet S. K. Watson book Fighting Different Wars in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFighting Different Wars. This book was released on 2004-02-19 with total page 362 pages. Book excerpt: The popular idea of the First World War is a story of disillusionment and pointless loss. This vision, however, dates from well after the Armistice. In this 2004 book Janet Watson separates out wartime from retrospective accounts and contrasts war as lived experience - for soldiers, women and non-combatants - with war as memory, comparing men's and women's responses and tracing the re-creation of the war experience in later writings. Using a wealth of published and unpublished wartime and retrospective texts, Watson contends that participants tended to construct their experience - lived and remembered - as either work or service. In fact, far from having a united front, many active participants were in fact 'fighting different wars', and this process only continued in the decades following peace. Fighting Different Wars is an interesting, richly textured and multi-layered book which will be compelling reading for all those interested in the First World War.

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Read and Download Patricia Jalland book Death in the Victorian Family in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDeath in the Victorian Family. This book was released on 1996 with total page 464 pages. Book excerpt: Chapters on the deaths of children and old people demonstrate the importance of the stages of the life-cycle, as well as the failure of many actual deathbeds to achieve the Christian ideal of the good death. The consolations of Christian faith and private memory, and the transformation in the ideas and beliefs about heaven, hell, and immortality are analysed.

Download Shell Shock Cinema PDF
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Genre : Art
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (91 Download)

Read and Download Anton Kaes book Shell Shock Cinema in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TShell Shock Cinema. This book was released on 2009 with total page 326 pages. Book excerpt: 'Shell Shock Cinema' shows how classical German cinema of the Weimar Republic was haunted by the horrors of World War I & the trauma of Germany's humiliating defeat. Anton Kaes argues that even films which do not depict war reveal a wounded nation in post-traumatic shock.

Download A History of England, Volume 2 PDF
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : History
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Read and Download Clayton Roberts book A History of England, Volume 2 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA History of England, Volume 2. This book was released on 2016-07-01 with total page 308 pages. Book excerpt: A History of England, Volume 2 (1688 to the Present), focuses on the key events and themes of English history since 1688. Topics include Britain's emergence as a great power in the 18th century, the American War for Independence, the Industrial Revolution, and the economic crisis of the 1970s.

Download British Infantry Battalion Commanders in the First World War PDF
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Genre : History
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Read and Download Dr Peter E Hodgkinson book British Infantry Battalion Commanders in the First World War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBritish Infantry Battalion Commanders in the First World War. This book was released on 2015-01-28 with total page 265 pages. Book excerpt: Recent studies of the British Army during the First World War have fundamentally overturned historical understandings of its, yet the chain of command that linked the upper echelons of GHQ to the soldiers in the trenches remains poorly understood. In order to reconnect the lines of communication between the General Staff and the front line, and to challenge lingering popular conceptions of callous incompetence, this book analyses a database of more than 4,000 officers who commanded infantry battalions during the war.

Download Dorking in the Great War PDF
  • Release Date : 2015-02-28
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (738 Download)

Read and Download Kathryn Atherton book Dorking in the Great War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDorking in the Great War. This book was released on 2015-02-28 with total page 194 pages. Book excerpt: From Zeppelin raids to housing refugees and evacuees or from men volunteering to fight or women working in the local Gunpowder factory, Dorking in the Great War looks at how the experience of war impacted on the town, 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 Dorking 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. Meanwhile, men serving in the armed forces were scattered far and wide. Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions.

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Read and Download Max Saunders book Ford Madox Ford: A Dual Life in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFord Madox Ford: A Dual Life. This book was released on 2012-09-13 with total page 722 pages. Book excerpt: Repr. with new pref. -- Originally published: 1996.

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  • Release Date : 2013-10-30
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Genre : History
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Read and Download Anthony Seldon book Public Schools and The Great War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPublic Schools and The Great War. This book was released on 2013-10-30 with total page 353 pages. Book excerpt: In this pioneering and original book, Anthony Seldon and David Walsh study the impact that the public schools had on the conduct of the Great War, and vice versa. Drawing on fresh evidence from 200 leading public schools and other archives, they challenge the conventional wisdom that it was the public school ethos that caused needless suffering on the Western Front and elsewhere. They distinguish between the younger front-line officers with recent school experience and the older 'top brass' whose mental outlook was shaped more by military background than by memories of school.??The Authors argue that, in general, the young officers' public school education imbued them with idealism, stoicism and a sense of service. While this helped them care selflessly for the men under their command in conditions of extreme danger, it resulted in their death rate being nearly twice the national average.??This poignant and thought-provoking work covers not just those who made the final sacrifice, but also those who returned, and?whose lives were shattered as a result of their physical and psychological wounds. It contains a wealth of unpublished detail about public school life before and during the War, and how these establishments and the country at large coped with the devastating loss of so many of the brightest and best. Seldon and Walsh conclude that, 100 years on, public school values and character training, far from being concepts to be mocked, remain relevant and that the present generation would benefit from studying them and the example of their predecessors.??Those who read Public Schools and the Great War will have their prevailing assumptions about the role and image of public schools, as popularised in Blackadder, challenged and perhaps changed.