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Download or read book Passchendaele written by Andrew Macdonald and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2013 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh look at the battles of Passchendaele that reveals, for the first time, where responsibility for the tragedy really lies. this extensively researched book tells the story of one of the darkest hours of Australia and New Zealand's First World War military. With the forensic use of decades-old documents and soldier accounts, it unveils for the first time what really happened on the war-torn slopes of Passchendaele, why, and who was responsible for the deaths and injuries of thousands of soldiers in the black mud of Flanders. Macdonald explores the October battles of third Ypres from the perspective of the generals who organised them to the soldiers in the field, drawing on a wide range of evidence held in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain and Germany. His book is far more than a simple narrative of battle and includes critical and comparative assessments of command, personality, training discipline, weapons, systems, tactics and the environment. It looks equally at the roles of infantry, artillery and engineering units, whether Australian, New Zealand, Canadian or British, and in so doing presents a meticulous, objective and compelling investigation from start to finish. Along the way it offers numerous unique insights that have, until now, been obscured by a nearly century-old fog of war. this book will reshape the understanding of one of the most infamous battles of the First World War.
Download or read book Passchendaele written by Nick Lloyd and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2017-05-04 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between July and November 1917, in a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned - and many of the bodies were never found. The Ypres offensive represents the modern impression of the First World War: splintered trees, water-filled craters, muddy shell-holes. The climax was one of the worst battles of both world wars: Passchendaele. The village fell eventually, only for the whole offensive to be called off. But, as Nick Lloyd shows, notably through previously unexamined German documents, it put the Allies nearer to a major turning point in the war than we have ever imagined.
Book Synopsis Tracing your Great War Ancestors: Ypres by : Simon Fowler
Download or read book Tracing your Great War Ancestors: Ypres written by Simon Fowler and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2015-02-28 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you have an ancestor who served at Ypres in the First World War, during the four years in which the city was in the front line? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields nearby and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where your ancestor served and what part he played in the four great battles that took place there???So many British soldiers served in Flanders during the long struggle to defend the Ypres Salient and to break out of it that there is a good chance that your ancestor was there at some stage of the war. This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the city and the stories of the men who took part in it. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.??Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting around the city and he introduces the most important historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. The book identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, together with the many resources online that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.
Book Synopsis Slaughter and Stalemate in 1917 by : Alan Warren
Download or read book Slaughter and Stalemate in 1917 written by Alan Warren and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2021-02-01 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a fresh, critical history of the 1917 campaign in Flanders. Alan Warren traces the three major battles fought by the British Expeditionary Force in the final months of 1917, from the mines of Messines to the mud of Passchendaele and the tanks at Cambrai. Drawing on a rich array of sources, Warren provides a vivid account of two tragically mismanaged battles, showing that Cambrai further underlined what went wrong for British forces at Passchendaele and thus more fully explains the course of events on the Western front. His compelling narrative history features first-hand accounts, little-known dramatic incidents, and portraits and assessments of the main generals. All readers interested in World War I and the tragic mistakes that led, in the words of Winston Churchill, to “a forlorn expenditure of valour and life without equal in futility” will find this an invaluable military history.
Download or read book Monash written by Peter Pedersen and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-12-04 with total page 729 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr Peter Pedersen’s scholarly study of Sir John Monash remains the finest analysis of Australia’s best known military leader. In 1918 the Australian Corps under Monash’s command played a leading role in the Allied advance to victory on the Western Front. Its successes in the battles of Hamel and Amiens, the taking of Mont St Quentin and Péronne and the breaching of the Hindenburg Line are among the most prominent landmarks in Australia’s military history. Monash was central to these pivotal achievements. This book traces Monash’s development as a commander from his pre-war militia service to his wartime experience at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. It examines in detail how each stage of his military career influenced his approach to command and the tactical problems he faced as the wartime commander of an infantry brigade and division and, ultimately, the Australian Corps. The influence of his education and civilian training are also examined in this meticulous study. What emerges from this nuanced and sophisticated assessment of Monash as a soldier is a superb portrayal of how a commander works and what he could achieve under conditions so inimical to the exercise of command as those that prevailed on the Western Front. Along the way, Dr Pedersen establishes Monash’s place among his contemporaries, British and Australian, and provides the definitive answer to the question ‘Just how good was Monash?’ Published for the centenary of the great victories of 1918, this new and updated edition of Dr Pedersen’s classic work is a timely study of Australia’s finest general.
Book Synopsis The Myriad Legacies of 1917 by : Maartje Abbenhuis
Download or read book The Myriad Legacies of 1917 written by Maartje Abbenhuis and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-04-25 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the ramifications of 1917, arguing that it was a cataclysmic year in world history. In this volume, thirteen scholars reflect on the myriad legacies of the year 1917 as a year of war, revolution, upheaval and change. Crisscrossing the globe and drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, from military, social and economic history to museum, memory and cultural studies, the collection highlights how the First World War remains ‘living history’. With contributions on the Russian revolutions, the entry of the United States into the war, the Caucasus and Flanders war fronts, as well as on India and New Zealand, and chapters by pre-eminent First World War academics, including Jay Winter, Annette Becker, and Michael Neiberg, the collection engages all with an interest in the era and in the history and commemoration of war.
Download or read book Godley written by TERRY KINLOCH and published by Exisle Publishing. This book was released on 2018-11-01 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive biography of General Sir Alexander Godley, presenting for the first time a fair and balanced look at his time as commander of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) and II ANZAC Corps during World War I. While Godley is generally remembered as being a poor field commander, Terry Kinloch argues that he was in fact a capable one who had little or no ability to influence the failed battles at Gallipoli and Passchendaele that he is often seen as responsible for. Kinloch also presents, for the first time, a detailed account of Godley’s long pre- and post-World War I career in the British Army. After the war Godley returned to the British Army, eventually reaching the rank of general before retiring in 1933. During his 48-year military career, he also served on operations in Rhodesia and South Africa, as a mounted infantry instructor, in the post-war British occupation force in Germany, and as the Governor of Gibraltar.
Download or read book The Western Front written by Ian McGibbon and published by Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited. This book was released on 2015-03-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Western Front, where New Zealand fought its deadliest military campaign, contains some of the most significant sites in the story of New Zealand's First World War - the Somme, Messines, Passchendaele and Le Quesnoy. The Western Front:A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorialsis the indispensable handbook to the history and geographic features of the European campaign for a modern, general readership. Easy to follow and highly illustrated, it introduces the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials, detailing the stories behind each and offering historical overviews of New Zealand's involvement. The perfect introduction to New Zealand and the Western Front.
Book Synopsis An Army of Influence by : Craig Stockings
Download or read book An Army of Influence written by Craig Stockings and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-11-19 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The importance of regional cooperation is becoming more apparent as the world moves into the third decade of the 21st century. An Army of Influence is a thought-provoking analysis of the Australian Army's capacity to change, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Written by highly regarded historians, strategists and practitioners, this book examines the Australian Army's influence abroad and the lessons it has learnt from its engagement across the Asia-Pacific region. It also explores the challenges facing the Australian Army in the future and provides principles to guide operational, administrative and modernisation planning. Containing full-colour maps and images, An Army of Influence will be of interest to both the wider defence community and general readers. It underscores the importance of maintaining an ongoing presence in the region and engages with history to address the issues facing the Army both now and into the future.
Book Synopsis Britain and Victory in the Great War by : Peter Liddle
Download or read book Britain and Victory in the Great War written by Peter Liddle and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2018-06-30 with total page 730 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can we begin to make sense of the Great War now that over 100 years have passed since it ended with the defeat of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman empire and Bulgaria, and the collapse of Tsarist Russia? The conflict had such a profound influence on world history that is it difficult to reconcile the different perspectives and draw clear conclusions. That is why this thought-provoking collection of original essays on the outcome of the war and its aftermath is of such value.It completes the trilogy of ground-breaking volumes conceived and edited by Peter Liddle which presents the latest scholarly thinking about the Great War from an international perspective. The first two volumes Britain Goes to War and Britain and the Widening War made this stimulating new writing accessible to a broad readership and this final volume has the same aim.A group of over twenty expert contributors reconsider the military reasons for the outcome of the fighting and look at the consequences for the principal nations involved. They explore the way the war and the peace settlement shaped the twentieth century and had an enduring impact within Europe and beyond.
Book Synopsis The Anatomy of a Raid by : Tony Spagnoly
Download or read book The Anatomy of a Raid written by Tony Spagnoly and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2012-02-16 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A seemingly unnecessary raid made by men of the 10th Battalion A.I.F. on Celtic Wood, Broodseinde on the 9th October 1917 resulted in the unrecorded deaths of 37 of the raiding party. The mystery of how they died has never been solved. The conclusion reached in this book prompts thoughts as to why the military authorities never conducted an investigation at the time, and why the raid was planned in the first place.
Book Synopsis The Anatomy of a Raid by : Ted Smith
Download or read book The Anatomy of a Raid written by Ted Smith and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2012-02-16 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A seemingly unnecessary raid made by men of the 10th Battalion A.I.F. on Celtic Wood, Broodseinde on the 9th October 1917 resulted in the unrecorded deaths of 37 of the raiding party. The mystery of how they died has never been solved. The conclusion reached in this book prompts thoughts as to why the military authorities never conducted an investigation at the time, and why the raid was planned in the first place.
Book Synopsis Heinrich Von Kleist by : John Gearey
Download or read book Heinrich Von Kleist written by John Gearey and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2017-11-15 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.
Book Synopsis Tragedy and the Tragic in German Literature, Art, and Thought by : Stephen D. Dowden
Download or read book Tragedy and the Tragic in German Literature, Art, and Thought written by Stephen D. Dowden and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2014 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays in this volume seek to clarify the meaning of tragedy and the tragic in its many German contexts, art forms, and disciplines, from literature and philosophy to music, painting, and history.
Book Synopsis Tragedy in Paradise by : Gail Kathleen Hart
Download or read book Tragedy in Paradise written by Gail Kathleen Hart and published by Camden House. This book was released on 1996 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hart's study views bourgeois tragedy and related forms of "family" drama as being the enactment of a threat to stability, to bourgeois or domestic order, organized so as to defeat that threat and relieve the anxieties of a middle-class audience.
Book Synopsis The Death of Tragedy by : George Steiner
Download or read book The Death of Tragedy written by George Steiner and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2010-12-22 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'This book is important-and portentous-for if it is true that tragedy is dead, we face a vital cultural loss. . . . The book is bound to start controversy. . . . The very passion and insight with which he writes about the tragedies that have moved him prove that the vision still lives and that words can still enlighten and reveal.' R.B. Sewall, New York Times Book Review
Download or read book Tragedy written by John Drakakis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-12 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This wide-ranging and unique collection of documents on one of the most enduring of literary genres, Tragedy, offers a radical revaluation of its significance in the light of the critical attention that it has received during the past one-hundred and fifty years. The foundations of much contemporary thinking about Tragedy are to be found in the writings of Hegel, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard; in addition, the dialectical tradition emanating from Marxism, and the psycho-analytical writings of Freud, have extended significantly the horizons of the subject. With the explosion of interest in the areas of post-structuralism, sociology of culture, social anthropology, feminism, deconstruction, and the study of ritual, new questions are being asked about this persistent artistic exploration of human experience. This book seeks to represent a full selection of these divergent interests, in a series of substantial extracts which display the continuing richness of the debate about a genre which has provoked, and challenged categorical discussion since the appearance of Aristotle's Poetics.