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Caught on the front lines of the Great War and torn by feuding families, the French village of Briecort is rocked by fear, suspicion, and blame. As the tale unfolds, the chaste and tender love of an adopted villager and a Belgian refugee shines brightly against a dark backdrop of pride, vanity and greed.
The overriding image of the First World War is the bloody stalemate of the Western Front, but although much of the action did occur on land, the overall shape of the war _ even the inevitability of British participation _ arose out of its maritime character. It was essentially a struggle about access to worldwide resources, most clearly seen in the desperate German attempts to deal with the American industrial threat, which ultimately levered the United States into the war, and thus a consequence of British sea control.rn This radical new book concentrates on the way in which each side tried to use or deny the sea to the other, and in so doing it describes rapid wartime changes not only in ship and weapon technology but also in the way naval warfare was envisaged and fought. Combat produced many surprises: some, like the impact of the mine and torpedo, are familiar, but this book also brings to light many previously unexplored subjects, like creative new tactical practices and improved command and control.rn The contrast between expectation and reality had enormous consequences not only for the course of the war but also for the way navies developed afterwards. This book melds strategic, technical, and tactical aspects to reveal the First World War from a fresh perspective, but also demonstrates how its perceived lessons dominated the way navies prepared for the Second.
This detailed case study of a part of London seeks to show how both the survivors and the bereaved sought to come to terms with the losses and implications of the Great War.
Doctors tell Raj that his son Emret won't survive his illness. As Raj struggles to prepare himself and Emret for the inevitable, he is confronted by Moslin, his son's nurse, who is been filling Emret's head with fairytales about heroic quests and powerful disease curing miracles. Emret now thinks that all he has to do is find the mythical Red Tree from the nurses stories, and he will live. In an attempt to protect his son from further emotional damage, Raj asks Moslin to stay away from Emret. He returns hours later to find them both missing. He searches the fairytales for clues to where they may have gone and stumbles upon stories that, strangely, he already knows. He saw them in a vision just before his son disappeared.
The Palestine Campaign undertaken by the British during the Great War has become one of the most glorified military offensives of the 20th Century. Shattering the reach of Ottoman imperial power for the final time, the conflict both pushed Germany back into Europe and laid the groundwork for splitting up the Middle East into the nations that we recognize today. Meanwhile, the secretive Sykes-Picot Agreement ensured the British and French would continue to exert colonial influence in the Middle East for the next sixty years. Palestine and World War I is a new exploration of the social and cultural history of the campaign, which seeks to unravel the combination of myths and memory from which we inherit the romantic desert persona of Lawrence of Arabia and the image of General Allenby symbolically entering the Holy City on foot. With a compelling Foreword by Jay Winter, Palestine and World War I augments our existing understanding of the origins of contemporary conflict in the Middle East and provides a valuable new perspective into the ongoing tensions within the Arab World.
BOOK DESCRIPTION In American Battlefields of World War I: Château-Thierry—Then and Now, David Homsher provides the traveler with a comprehensive guidebook to the early-on American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) battlefields of 1918 in France. This guidebook is intended for the few living veterans of World War I, the student of military history, and the traveler to Europe and to France, in fact or imagination, who has an interest in the Allied and American effort to defeat the German Army in Western Europe.The first of a projected series of AEF battlefield guidebooks, this initial volume, Château-Thierry, describes, by text, maps and 'then-and-now- photographs, the AEF battlefields and sites ranging from the Charles de Gaulle International Airport to the City of Château-Thierry. It was at Château-Thierry in late May, 1918, that the 7th Motorized Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. 3rd Division, having raced to the city in their Ford motor-trucks, turned their machine-guns on the advancing German Army and decisively stopped the German march towards Paris. Château-Thierry is the one city in all of France that was best known and loved by the Doughboys of the AEF. About 200,000 American soldiers passed through this city on their way to the battles in the Marne Salient of 1918, that large salient formed by Rheims, Soissons and Château-Thierry. It was just outside of Château-Thierry that the Battle of Belleau Wood was fought. Thus, Château-Thierry became a post-war Mecca for veterans and civilians who wanted to visit the AEF battlefields of the 2nd battle of the Marne in the southern part of the Marne Salient of 1918.Specifically written about is the initial effort northwest of Chateau-Thierry by the U.S. 2nd, 3rd, and 26th Divisions to stem and finally stop the final German drives for Paris between 27 May and 16 July 1918 during the Chateau-Thierry Operation and the Aisne-Marne Defensive Campaign. Hundreds of photographs and drawings show the battlefields as they look today and as they were in 1918. The battlefield maps enable the readers to orient themselves easily and to visualize the battlefields as they unfolded. This book combines eye-witness accounts of the battles, directions to key points on the battlefield as well as maps depicting the action and details of troop positions as they were eighty six years ago. In this easy-to-follow guide, David Homsher explains how travelers can relive history by visiting the Western Front. The battlefields, cemeteries, towns, villages and memorials all have their tales to tell of the passage of American soldiers in 1918, and this excellent guide will help visitors to interpret their findings. Belleau Wood, Chateau-Thierry, Torcy, Vaux, Belleau, Bouresches, and many other such places still bear witness to the bloody battles of the AEF in this area of France. The editor, David Homsher has traveled extensively over the battlefields where the American Expeditionary Forces fought. The result of his many visits to the AEF battlefields and of ten years of research is this guidebook, made up of `then-and-now' photographs and vignettes of stories, all told in the words of the soldiers themselves. In this book you will walk the fields, see the sights, visit the many places where American soldiers fought, and in a then-and-now context where past and present intersect. The historical significance of each site is described in detail with the aid of maps and photographs. This combination guidebook, anthology and photographic essay is the most thorough, detailed and accurate book of its kind. Indeed, it is unique in that it is the first such AEF battlefield guidebook ever published. The tours describe the battlefields and the exploits of particular individuals and units, identifies relics in the field and locates monuments. Each tour is preceded by an overview of the battle, which establishes a context for, and allows a better understanding of what you will see. The book contains suggested itineraries, historical backgrounds, detailed routes for the motorist and an outline of the events that occurred in each place. The book takes a close and detailed look at individuals and events in a magnificent collection of colorful pen-pictures each supported by maps and photographs. The reader is transported to the battlefield by the photographs. The book brings to life the characters and types of men who were involved in combat with the AEF in 1918. It also covers subjects and specific areas frequently neglected by writers and historians of the American involvement in World War I. The guide can be enjoyed without ever leaving the easy chair, or it can become an indispensable companion on tramps over the scene of some of the greatest engagements of the AEF in World War I. Invaluable for planning a day's outing from Paris or an entire vacation, Homsher's superbly organized guide provides, in rich detail, a wealth of both practical and descriptive information about each battle site, town, village and memorial including: detailed descriptions, history of the site, town or village, and driving directions. There is also extensive guidance on how to make the most of your battlefield visit, both before you go and while you are there. The book contains an unparalleled blend of hundreds of wartime photographs and right-on-target accounts from the soldiers who fought the battles of 1918. Many of the photos in this volume have not been published before and were acquired from government and private collections, for exclusive use in this book, by the editor. The then-and-now photos are amazing and the text is nothing short of compelling. Ideal for use as a guidebook; fascinating as an illustrated history. In short, this is a 'crossover' book in that it serves dual purposes, as a guidebook and as an informal battle history of the AEF. This book will be a perennial best-seller in both the American and European book markets. The history of the American Expeditionary Forces and the hallowed grounds on which they fought must be preserved and shared with future generations so they better understand how and why the war was fought and the sacrifices they made.8-1/2 x 11 inches, 336 pages, profusely illustrated with photographs and many maps. Available from Battleground Productions, 85 Tilton Avenue, # 4, San Mateo, California 94401 or P.O. Box 624, San Mateo, California 94401. $39.95 plus $2.99 shipping per single book. $1.99 for each additional book. California residents add 8-1/4 % tax ($3.30). Dealers inquiries invited.BOOK DESCRIPTION In American Battlefields of World War I: Château-Thierry—Then and Now, David Homsher provides the traveler with a comprehensive guidebook to the early-on American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) battlefields of 1918 in France. This guidebook is intended for the few living veterans of World War I, the student of military history, and the traveler to Europe and to France, in fact or imagination, who has an interest in the Allied and American effort to defeat the German Army in Western Europe.The first of a projected series of AEF battlefield guidebooks, this initial volume, Château-Thierry, describes, by text, maps and 'then-and-now- photographs, the AEF battlefields and sites ranging from the Charles de Gaulle International Airport to the City of Château-Thierry. It was at Château-Thierry in late May, 1918, that the 7th Motorized Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. 3rd Division, having raced to the city in their Ford motor-trucks, turned their machine-guns on the advancing German Army and decisively stopped the German march towards Paris. Château-Thierry is the one city in all of France that was best known and loved by the Doughboys of the AEF. About 200,000 American soldiers passed through this city on their way to the battles in the Marne Salient of 1918, that large salient formed by Rheims, Soissons and Château-Thierry. It was just outside of Château-Thierry that the Battle of Belleau Wood was fought. Thus, Château-Thierry became a post-war Mecca for veterans and civilians who wanted to visit the AEF battlefields of the 2nd battle of the Marne in the southern part of the Marne Salient of 1918.Specifically written about is the initial effort northwest of Chateau-Thierry by the U.S. 2nd, 3rd, and 26th Divisions to stem and finally stop the final German drives for Paris between 27 May and 16 July 1918 during the Chateau-Thierry Operation and the Aisne-Marne Defensive Campaign. Hundreds of photographs and drawings show the battlefields as they look today and as they were in 1918. The battlefield maps enable the readers to orient themselves easily and to visualize the battlefields as they unfolded. This book combines eye-witness accounts of the battles, directions to key points on the battlefield as well as maps depicting the action and details of troop positions as they were eighty six years ago. In this easy-to-follow guide, David Homsher explains how travelers can relive history by visiting the Western Front. The battlefields, cemeteries, towns, villages and memorials all have their tales to tell of the passage of American soldiers in 1918, and this excellent guide will help visitors to interpret their findings. Belleau Wood, Chateau-Thierry, Torcy, Vaux, Belleau, Bouresches, and many other such places still bear witness to the bloody battles of the AEF in this area of France. The editor, David Homsher has traveled extensively over the battlefields where the American Expeditionary Forces fought. The result of his many visits to the AEF battlefields and of ten years of research is this guidebook, made up of `then-and-now' photographs and vignettes of stories, all told in the words of the soldiers themselves. In this book you will walk the fields, see the sights, visit the many places where American soldiers fought, and in a then-and-now context where past and present intersect. The historical significance of each site is described in detail with the aid of maps and photographs. This combination g0973368500\\Balancing Client and Staff Fulfillment in Faith-based Not-for-profit Organizations. Finally! One model for governance, leadership and management built on a foundation of biblical values and common sense. This book puts the pieces together with clarity and conviction. Governance Matters is an extensive 356 pages of practical application built on a solid conceptual framework covering everything you need to know to build a solid governing board. 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The Centers for Austrian Studies - founded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research - play an important role for the international scientific community. Their tasks are to promote studies on Austria and Central Europe, and to give Austrian students the opportunity to conduct research abroad and make contact with local scientific communities. This book contains reports on the activities of these institutions during the 2010/2011 academic year, as well as the working papers developed by some of their most promising PhD students. The research presented in this book covers various aspects of Central European history in modern times, ranging from the 17th century to the present. (Series: Europa Orientalis - Vol. 12)

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