• Download E-books The British Army in World War I (1): The Western Front 1914-16 (Men-at-Arms) (Bk. 1) PDF

    On the outbreak of global battle I in August 1914 the British military was once distinctive: it used to be a small strength raised fullyyt by means of voluntary recruitment. the 1st campaigns of the British Expeditionary strength introduced admiration from the enemy, yet via the top of 1914 it have been nearly eradicated. Kitchener's demand new volunteers drew this kind of patriotic reaction that by way of mid-1916 the BEF had grown to fifty five divisions. This e-book explains and llustrates the uniform, apparatus and association of the British military as much as the tip of the conflict of the Somme.
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  • Download E-books A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI PDF

    By Russell Phillips

    The Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine -- The Austro-Hungarian military -- used to be in at the start of global struggle I whilst Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his spouse Sophie lay in country aboard its flagship, and on the finish while it dissolved in addition to the empire that commanded it. in the course of the struggle, this small yet strong "fleet in being" compelled the Allies to keep up a blockade of the Otranto Straits. German and Austro-Hungarian U-boats ran insurrection within the Mediterranean although the capital ships nearly by no means left port.

    Illustrated with thirty images and drawings, this booklet offers a complete and special reference of the ships that made up the KuK Kriegsmarine, its operations, and the original difficulties this strange fleet confronted, from contentious duelling parliaments to ships outfitted by means of landlocked Hungary.

    With Shilka Publishing's Digital Reinforcements, purchase the print version, and get the book unfastened. information at www.shilka.co.uk/dr

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  • Download E-books Cataclysm 1914: The First World War and the Making of Modern World Politics (Historical Materlism) PDF

    Cataclysm 1914 brings jointly a couple of leftist students from various fields to discover the various diversified features of the origins, trajectories and results of the 1st international warfare. the gathering not just goals to ascertain the warfare itself, yet seeks to imagine the clash and all of its fast effects (such because the Bolshevik Revolution and the ascendancy people hegemony) as a defining second in twentieth century international politics, a second which ruptured and reconstituted the 'modern' epoch in its many instantiations.

    Contributors are: Alexander Anievas, Shelley Baranowski, Neil Davidson, Geoff Eley, Sandra Halperin, Esther Leslie, Lars T. Lih, Domenico Losurdo, Wendy Matsumura, Peter D. Thomas, Adam Tooze, Alberto Toscano, and Enzo Traverso
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  • Download E-books The Spirit of 1914: Militarism, Myth, and Mobilization in Germany (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare) PDF

    By Jeffrey Verhey

    This publication, first released in 2000, is a scientific research of German public opinion on the outbreak of the good battle and the 1st remedy of the parable of the 'spirit of 1914', which acknowledged that during August 1914 all Germans felt 'war enthusiasm' and that this enthusiasm constituted a severe second within which German society was once reworked. Jeffrey Verhey's strong research demonstrates that the parable used to be traditionally faulty. even supposing intellectuals and masses of the higher category have been enthusiastic, the sentiments and critiques of many of the inhabitants have been way more advanced and contradictory. The ebook extra examines the improvement of the parable in newspapers, politics and propaganda, and the propagation and appropriation of this fantasy after the warfare. His cutting edge research sheds mild on German event of the good struggle and at the function of political myths in glossy German political tradition.
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  • Download E-books Memorials of the Great War in Britain: The Symbolism and Politics of Remembrance (The Legacy of the Great War) PDF

    By Alex King

    Taking as its concentration memorials of the 1st international battle in Britain, this booklet brings a clean method of the research of public symbols through exploring how diverse explanations for commemorating the useless have been reconciled during the procedures of neighborhood politics to create a greatly valued type of collective expression. It examines how the memorials have been produced, what was once stated approximately them, how aid for them used to be mobilized and behavior round them regulated. those memorials have been the websites of contested, a number of and ambiguous meanings, but out of them a united public observance was once created. the writer argues that this was once attainable as the interpretation of them as symbols was once a part of an inventive procedure within which new meanings for standard varieties of memorial have been verified and circulated. The memorials not just symbolized emotional responses to the conflict, but additionally pursuits for the post-war period. Contemporaries followed new methods of brooding about mostly conventional types of memorial to slot the doubtful social and political weather of the inter-war years.This ebook represents an important contribution to the examine of fabric tradition and reminiscence, in addition to to the social and cultural heritage of recent war.
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  • Download E-books No 56 Sqn RAF/RFC (Aviation Elite Units) PDF

    By Alex Revell

    By means of the fall of 1916, with the formation of the recent Jagdstaffeln, the pendulum of aerial supremacy had once more swung in desire of the German Air strength. The conflict of the Somme in 1916 observed the RFC endure losses of approximately four hundred aircrew among September and November, and British casualties have been to arrive a zenith within the 'Bloody April' of 1917 whilst 319 aircrew have been misplaced, killed or taken prisoner of warfare. This was once the placement whilst No fifty six Squadron arrived in France on the finish of April 1917. built with the excellent new SE five, it used to be the 1st fighter squadron of the RFC with a purpose to meet the Albatros and Halberstadt combatants of the Jagdstaffeln on equivalent phrases. The squadron's pilots gained a tremendous tally of undefined, and through the tip of the hostilities many well-known fighter pilots had undergone its ranks - Albert Ball VC, Canadian Hank Burden and American Robert Caldwell to call yet a couple of. during this interesting research, Alex Revell uncovers the early days and improvement of No fifty six Squadron, its victories and losses, and the start of a proud culture.
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  • Download E-books British Infantryman vs German Infantryman: Somme 1916 (Combat) PDF

    By Stephen Bull

    This enticing learn pits the volunteers of Kitchener's 'New Armies' opposed to the German veterans who defended the Somme area within the bloody battles of July-November 1916. The effective fight for the Somme area of the Western entrance within the moment 1/2 1916 has emerge as remembered for the dreadful toll of casualties inflicted on Britain's 'New Armies' via the German defenders at the first day of the offensive, 1 July. The conflict endured, although, in the course of the autumn and in basic terms got here to an in depth within the sour chilly of mid-November. The British plan depended on the facility of artillery to suppress and ruin the German defences; the infantry have been tasked with taking and preserving the German trenches, yet minimum resistance was once expected. within the occasion the defences have been broken yet now not destroyed, and small numbers of defenders, a lot of whom had garrisoned the Somme quarter for plenty of months and knew the floor good, inflicted appalling casualties at the British attackers. each side incurred significant losses, although; German doctrine emphasized that the 1st line needed to be held or retaken in any respect expenditures, a inflexible shielding coverage that ended in very excessive casualties because the Germans threw survivors into advert hoc, piecemeal counterattacks all alongside the line.

    Featuring specifically commissioned full-color art and according to meticulous reassessment of the sources.

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  • Download E-books Britain and France in Two World Wars: Truth, Myth and Memory PDF

    France and Britain, quintessential allies in international wars, consider and omit their shared heritage in contrasting methods. The ebook will research key episodes within the courting among the 2 international locations, together with the outbreak of warfare in 1914, the battles of the Somme and Verdun, the autumn of France in 1940, Dunkirk, and British involvement within the French Resistance and the 1944 Liberation. The individuals speak about how the 2 international locations are likely to fail to remember what they owe to one another, and feature a distorted view of historical past which nonetheless shades and prejudices their courting at the present time, regardless of executive efforts to construct an in depth political and armed forces partnership.

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  • Download E-books Battle of Jutland PDF

    By Jon Sutherland

    The conflict of Jutland used to be the best naval engagement of the 1st global warfare, if now not any warfare. Admiral Scheer had followed a coverage of launching assaults opposed to the British coast. What he didn't understand used to be that the British had damaged his naval codes and they knew of his plans. for this reason, whilst Scheer threw his whole fleet in a project to assault the British mainland in may perhaps 1916, he couldn't recognize that the Royal army at Scapa movement have been underway.

    This is a clean account of this maximum naval engagement, it bargains attention-grabbing perception into the occasions previous the motion, the strategies throughout the conflict and the political and armed forces fall-out. The booklet attracts on published reliable files and private accounts.

    Jellicoe did not ensnare Scheer and the majority of the German fleet which escaped battered, yet intact. The Germans knew despite the fact that that regardless of their nice fleet, it was once the Royal army that managed the North Sea.
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