Download E-books The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 PDF

By Harry Patch

On 17 June 2009, Harry Patch celebrated his 111th birthday. on the time, he was once the final dwelling British Tommy that had fought within the trenches of the 1st international conflict. Now that direct hyperlink with the previous has long gone. From his vibrant thoughts of an Edwardian early life, throughout the horrors of the battles of Ypres and Passchendaele to engaged on the house entrance within the moment international warfare and popularity in later lifestyles as a veteran, The final combating Tommy is the tale of a normal man's outstanding life.

As we mark 100 years because the starting of the good conflict, this robust account of a existence outlined by way of these 4 devastating years continues to be as vital and appropriate as ever.

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Download E-books The Yanks Are Coming!: A Military History of the United States in World War I PDF

Bestselling army historian H. W. Crocker III (The Politically fallacious advisor to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee on Leadership, etc.) now turns his weapons at the epic tale of America’s involvement within the First global conflict together with his new publication The Yanks Are Coming: an army heritage of the us in global struggle I.

2014 marks the centenary of the start of that struggle, and in Crocker’s sweeping, American-focused account, readers will learn:

How George S. Patton, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall (of the Marshall Plan), "Wild invoice" Donovan (future founding father of the OSS, the area conflict II precursor to the CIA), Harry S. Truman, and lots of different American heroes earned their army spurs in "The nice War"
Why, regardless of the efforts of the virtually absurdly pacifistic management of Woodrow Wilson, American involvement within the conflict used to be inevitable
How the 1st global conflict was once "the battle that Made the fashionable World"—sweeping away many of the topped heads of Europe, redrawing the map of the center East, surroundings the degree for the increase of communism and fascism
Why the 1st international conflict marked America’s transition from a frontier power—some of our international battle I generals had really fought Indians—to an international superpower, with international warfare I generals like Douglas MacArthur dwelling to work out, and aid form, the nuclear age
"The younger Lions of the warfare" -- heroes who shouldn't be forgotten, like air ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Sergeant Alvin York (memorably portrayed through Gary Cooper within the Academy Award–winning motion picture Sergeant York), and all 4 of Theodore Roosevelt’s sons (one of whom was once killed)

Stirring, and whole of brilliantly instructed tales of guys at warfare, The Yanks Are Coming stands out as the crucial booklet for readers drawn to rediscovering America’s function within the First international warfare on its hundredth anniversary.

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Download E-books The Man Without Qualities, Volume 2: Into the Millennium PDF

By Robert Musil

"Musil belongs within the corporation of Joyce, Proust, Kafka, and Svevo. . . . (This translation) is a literay and highbrow occasion of singular importance."--New Republic.

Set in Vienna at the eve of worldwide battle I, this nice novel of rules tells the tale of Ulrich, ex-soldier and scientist, seducer and skeptic, who unearths himself drafted into the grandiose plans for the seventieth jubilee of the Emperor Franz Josef. This new translation--published in based volumes--is the 1st to give Musil's entire textual content, together with fabric that remained unpublished in the course of his lifetime.

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Download E-books Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944: Secret Conversations PDF

This is a brand new variation of an enormous record from international conflict II with extra, formerly unavailable texts assembled from the stenographic checklist of Hitler’s casual conversations ordered by means of Martin Bormann. those texts stay the vintage choice of Hitler’s night monologues together with his entourage, protecting ordinarily nonmilitary matters and long-range plans. Hitler shall we his innovations wander, by no means failing to supply an opinion on each topic. extra records from quite a few records make this the main whole English-language version in print.

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Download E-books Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari PDF

By Pat Shipman

In 1917, the infamous Oriental dancer Mata Hari was once arrested at the cost of espionage; under twelve months later, she used to be attempted and finished, charged with the deaths of no less than 50,000 gallant French infantrymen. The mistress of many senior Allied officials and govt officers, even the French minister of struggle, she had a pointy mind and a golden tongue fluent in numerous languages; she additionally traveled generally all through war-torn Europe, with seeming omit for the political and strategic alliances and borders. yet was once she really a undercover agent? during this persuasive new biography, Pat Shipman explores the existence and occasions of the mythic and deeply misunderstood dark-eyed siren to discover the truth.

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Download E-books Cambrai 1917: The birth of armoured warfare (Campaign) PDF

By Alexander Turner

This important new learn of 1 of the seminal occasions in army heritage dispells the various myths surrounding Cambrai 1917 of global warfare I (1914-1918). universal notion classifies it because the "world's first tank conflict" yet Alexander Turner indicates us that the true value of Cambrai was once that it observed the 1st use of armor as an operational surprise tactic. With the pre-eminence of armor, the behavior of conflict was once irrevocably replaced. The conflict additionally heralded the mixed use of plane, armor, and artillery, marking the start of recent combined-arms options. Written through an army historian and serving soldier, this can be a attention-grabbing research of a conflict which was once a stalemate, but spawned a bunch of war-winning strategies.

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Download E-books British Mark IV Tank (New Vanguard, Vol. 133) PDF

Amongst the 1st ever industrially produced tanks in historical past, the British Mk IV has been labeled as the most profitable heavy tanks to have fought in global battle I.

Mechanically just like its predecessors, the Mark IV embodied quite a few advancements, instructed by means of adventure with prior versions, together with higher armour, more advantageous guns and more uncomplicated transportation.

It proved its worthy on the landmark conflict of Cambrai in November 1917, whilst 460 Mark IVs have been deployed for the 1st time opposed to the enemy with nice impact. Arguably altering the character of battle at the Western entrance, the Mark IV was once one of many first cars on the earth to partake in a tank duel while, in 1918, it met the German A7V in combat.

Drawing on a wealth of formerly unpublished images and new details on its operational skills, this interesting exploration of the British Mk IV contains particular descriptions of the tank and its versions, equivalent to the mine-clearing tank, the Tadpole tail equipment, and the tank created for towing airships, to accomplish the image of this important motor vehicle and its deployment at the Western Front.

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Download E-books Dreadnought PDF

By Robert K. Massie

"A vintage [that] covers fantastically an entire era...Engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters."
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Robert okay. Massie has written a richly textured and gripping chronicle of the private and nationwide rivalries that resulted in the 20 th century's first nice fingers race. Massie brings to shiny lifestyles, such historic figures because the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz, the younger, formidable, Winston Churchill, the ruthless, sycophantic Chancellor Bernhard von Bulow, and so on. Their tale, and the tale of the period, packed with misunderstandings, ignored possibilities, and occasions resulting in unintentional conclusions, unfolds like a Greek tratedy in his strong narrative. in detail human and dramatic, DREADNOUGHT is historical past at its so much riveting.

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Download E-books Canada's Fighting Pilots PDF

First released within the Nineteen Sixties and lengthy out of print, Edmund Cosgrove recounts the lives of Canada's notable pilots and their exploits within the international wars. From the intense individualists who flew within the First international warfare to the harsh and committed bomber crews of the second one, this is often the tale of Canadian airmen and their striking contribution to the warfare attempt. a necessary e-book for any aviation and background fanatic, the peerlessly readable unique textual content that made this ebook a vintage in its day is now supplemented with new and unpublished photos.

Gathered jointly listed here are the tales of a few of Canada's so much celebrated pilots; William "Billy" Bishop, whose bold, solo sunrise raid on a German airfield gained him the Victoria pass; William Barker, who fought single-handedly a complete squadron of enemy plane; George "Buzz" Beurling, the ace of Malta who accomplished a impressive rating of victories scuffling with from an island lower than siege; and Andrew Mynarski, whose makes an attempt to avoid wasting the lifetime of a trapped comrade, excessive over Germany, eventually rate him his personal. this can be their unforgettable story.

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