Download E-books WW1 at Sea (Pocket Essential series) PDF

By Victoria Carolan

Photos of WWI within the well known realization typically contain the bloody attrition of trench battle, the miles of dust, the shattered earth, the tangled miles of barbed cord. in spite of the fact that there has been one other major area of warfare - the conflict for regulate of the ocean. In 1914 at first of the struggle, Britain’s maritime supremacy had remained unchallenged for round 100 years. Many anticipated one other conflict of Trafalgar yet advances in expertise observed a really diversified form of conflict with the frequent use of mines, submarines and torpedoes. This ebook examines the occasions that resulted in battle and the naval palms race among Britain and Germany. It lines the occasions of the conflict at sea taking a look at the foremost battles in addition to the results of unrestricted submarine war and the sinking of the Lusitania. It additionally profiles key figures equivalent to Fisher, Beatty, Tirpitz and Graf von Spee.

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Download E-books Johnny Got His Gun PDF

By Dalton Trumbo

This used to be no usual struggle. This used to be a battle to make the realm secure for democracy. And if democracy used to be made secure, then not anything else mattered—not the hundreds of thousands of useless our bodies, nor the hundreds of thousands of ruined lives...This is not any traditional novel. it is a novel that by no means takes the straightforward approach out: it truly is surprising, violent, terrifying, terrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome...but so is struggle.

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Download E-books British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916 (Duel) PDF

By Mark Stille

In 1916, within the seas close to Jutland, fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open conflict. This booklet tells the tale of the British and German battleships of those nice fleets - from their improvement because the first new release of absolutely- armoured warships - to their wrestle stories. The differing weapon structures and workforce education of the British and German fleets are tested intimately, as is the significant fight of Jutland, via an hour-by-hour, shot-by-shot, reconstruction. eventually, it analyzes the result of the fight, explaining the successes and screw ups of those nice battleships.

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Download E-books SE 5a vs Albatros D V: Western Front 1917-18 (Duel) PDF

By Jon Guttman

Amid the continuing quest for aerial superiority in the course of global struggle I, the past due spring of 1917 observed competing makes an attempt to refine confirmed designs. The Royal airplane manufacturing unit SE 5a integrated advancements to the unique SE five airframe in addition to 50 extra horsepower to provide a quick, trustworthy ace-maker. The Albatros D V, a sleeker improvement of the lethal D III of 'Bloody April' notoriety, proved to be extra disappointing because it suffered a rash of reduce wing mess ups. however, Albatrosen remained the main numerically very important warring parties to be had while the Germans introduced their ultimate offensive on March 21 1918. regardless of its shortcomings, German strategies and ability made the Albatros D V a perilous foe that SE 5a pilots pushed aside at their peril. This identify tells the tale of the layout and improvement of those opponents and concludes with their dramatic fights within the final 12 months of global battle I.

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Download E-books Tommy's War: The Western Front in Soldiers' Words and Photographs PDF

Shortly after photos of the recognized Christmas Truce of 1914 came upon their approach into nationwide newspapers in Britain, the army specialists banned the personal use of cameras at the Western entrance. various infantrymen persevered to take advantage of them illicitly to checklist existence and demise within the frontline trenches. millions of these pictures live to tell the tale at the present time, so much by no means released before―Tommy's War is a deeply own and awfully revealing portrait of the battle in the course of the lenses and phrases of the warriors who lived it.

Not a conventional heritage of global battle I―not easily the army's heritage of battles received and lost―Tommy's War is initially the soldier's tale. popular WWI historian Richard van Emden unearths the lifetime of the typical soldier, utilizing own photographs, diaries, letters domestic, and observations of the standard guy and the trivia of existence within the trenches. In brilliant and intimate aspect, van Emden brings the heritage of WWI alive.

Including over 250 own and unpublished images, this large-format booklet provides a brand new standpoint at the conflict that was once no longer captured by way of the reputable photographers who traversed the Western entrance. mixed with extracts from own diaries and letters written by means of infantrymen and civilians in Britain via every year of the battle until eventually Armistice Day in 1918, Tommy's War is a gorgeous portrayal of humanity, at its most sensible and at its worst.

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Download E-books Italian Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) PDF

By Paolo Varriale

The Italian aces of worldwide conflict 1 have long gone down in heritage because the irrefutable masters of the skies within the conflict opposed to their Austro-Hungarian enemies. during this usually forgotten theater of conflict those outstanding pilots gave the Italian forces an undisputed air superiority and left a permanent legacy as striking males. Having interviewed the descendants of virtually each Italian ace from the good conflict, Paolo Varriale uncovers those warring parties' significant and infrequently tragic histories. Years of painstaking study has culminated during this really groundbreaking learn which brings to lifestyles the exploits of such well-known aces as Baracca, Ruffo and Piccio, and the lesser recognized Riva, Sabelli and Nardini. Letters, diaries and unpublished pictures make clear formerly unknown own and unit insignia, exposing many myths and making this a commanding addition to the aviation heritage of worldwide conflict 1.

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Download E-books Battles of World War I (The Everything You Need to Know Series) PDF

Our realizing of the 20th century and past hinges upon the 1st international warfare. during this new and accomplished ebook, the attention-grabbing evidence are offered in an obtainable means, permitting somebody to comb up at the devastating clash that modified the area we are living in.
Discover every thing you want to be aware of about:
The conflict of Ypres
The Somme
The forgotten wars among Italy, Austria and Russia
The invention of the tank and the way it replaced the war
The function of the USA
The siege of Kut
The conflict the Germans won
and even more . . .

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Download E-books Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Beautifully Reproduced World Classic - Special Edition Including Every Illustration PDF

By T.E. Lawrence

The definitive model of 1 of the best books ever written.

Produced from the infrequent 1935 variation, Apostrophe Books’ unencumber of T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of knowledge has the entire allure of the unique, plus its fifty eight lovely images and maps.

Published in 1935, Seven Pillars of knowledge tells the tale of the Arab rebellion of 1916-1918 throughout the eyes of the soldier who might e-book a spot in historical past because the nice Lawrence of Arabia.

"It ranks with the best books ever written within the English language. As a story of warfare and adventure... it really is unsurpassable" (Winston Churchill )

"Round this tent-pole of an army chronicle, T. E. has hung an unexampled textile of pictures, descriptions, philosophies, feelings, adventures, desires" (E.M. Forster)

"I am now not a lot of a hero-worshipper yet i'll have T.E. Lawrence over the sting of the world... it kind of feels to me as sure of immortality as whatever written in English for part a century" (John Buchan)

"Seven Pillars of knowledge is without doubt one of the significant statements concerning the battling adventure of the 1st global struggle" (Angus Calder)

"Emotional and mythic" (Guardian)

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