Western Front First Year: Neuve Chapelle, First Ypres, Loos (Germany in the Great War) by Joshua Bilton
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Overview: Germany in the Great War Illustrated Western Front First Year is the latest title in a serial publication by historian Joshua Bilton. Advancing the ‘German’ perspective (including the Ottoman, Bulgar and Austro-Hungarian), this pictorial account illustrates the order of the Central Powers in 1915. Arranged in six chapters, this book covers events in the west: Neuve Chapelle, First Ypres and Loos. The looting of stores, street demonstrations, riots and strikes on the Home Front, the war to the east and the war at sea and finally, one of the great ‘what ifs’ of the First World War: Gallipoli – a truly international campaign, costing the lives of 130,842 soldiers. For the Central Powers, 1915, was the year offense and quick victory turned to attrition and immobility.
This informative text is complemented by over 500, fully captioned, mainly unpublished photographs, authors introduction and a ‘German’ chronology. A valuable tool for those seeking greater insight into the wider context and conduct of affairs beyond the Western Front and the British standpoint.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
D-Day (Britain’s Home Front): A selection of anecdotes from the build-up and launch of D-Day in June 1944 by John Leete
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Overview: This book contains a selection of anecdotes from some of the many people who experienced the build-up to and launch of D-Day in June 1944. These anecdotes are taken from original diary notes sourced from family records and county archives as well as from emails resulting from appeals for information placed in local newspapers. I also conducted personal interviews and, in the process, met people with great humility and with amazing stories to tell. I have had a fascination with the subject from my childhood curiosity with pillboxes and the many strange wartime structures I saw as I travelled with my family around the country. At age ten, I was given a tin helmet found in the garden of a house in the East End where my grandfather lived, and I subsequently started to collect ‘bits and pieces’, the scrappage of war.My first book The New Forest at War was published in 2004 and remains a best seller. I have also written national and other local titles, all based on anecdotes and from extensive archival research into Britain during the period 1939 – 1945.This book is part of an ongoing research project into the history of Britain’s Home Front during WW2. Society changes and attempts are made to rewrite history. Here the real voices of the people are heard, ensuring the story of ‘The Greatest Generation’ remains available to new and existing audiences.’We must never forget the dedication and sacrifice of a generation and the human spirit that persists even against the most overwhelming odds.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History
First Man In: Leading from the Front
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As Skrull warships fill the skies, and heroes struggle for his or her very survival within the Savage Land, the electorate of New York fight to continue to exist the worst day in their lives. It’s a surprising, ground-level take a look at Secret Invasion! Collects Secret Invasion: Front Line #1-5.
From Defeat to Victory: The Eastern Front, Summer 1944 Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, Volume 2 by C. J. Dick
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Overview: By the summer of 1944, the war in Europe had reached a critical point. Both the western Allies and the Soviets possessed the initiative and forces capable of mounting strategic offensives against the German enemy. Writing a study of operations on first the Western then the Eastern Front, respected military analyst C. J. Dick provides a uniquely informative comparison of the different war-fighting doctrines brought to bear by the Allies and the Red Army in contemporaneous campaigns. His book offers rare insights into the strengths and weaknesses of generalship on both fronts.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line by David Nott
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Overview: For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital.
The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs