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The Somme Also Including The Coward

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by Gristwood, Arthur Donald
'The million British dead have left no books behind. What they felt as they died hour by hour in the mud, or were choked horribly with gas, or relinquished their reluctant lives on stretchers, no witness tells. But here is a book that almost tells it...Mr Gristwood has had the relentless simplicity to recall things as they were; he was as nearly dead as he could be without dying, and he has smelt the stench...
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Under Fire

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by Barbusse, Henri
Under Fire, first published in French as Le Feu, was one of the first novels about WWI, appearing in December 1916, before the outcome of the war was clear. Set in early 1916, it follows a squad of French volunteer soldiers through the eyes of an unnamed foot soldier, who participates in and also observes the action. It combines soaring, poetic descriptions with the mundane, messy, human reality of soldiers...
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Bretherton: Khaki or Field-Grey?

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by Morris, W. F.
Towards the end of the war as the Germans are in their final retreat in November 1918, a British raiding party stumbles across a strange and eerie scene in a ruined chateau, under fire. Following the strains of a familiar tune, and understandably perplexed as to who would be playing the piano in the midst of shellfire, they discover a German officer lying dead at the keys, next to a beautiful woman in full ...
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Patrol

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by MacDonald, Philip
'Already loose sand had drifted over the stamped-down square which momentarily had distinguished the subaltern's grave: no there was no sign, no mark, no indication whatsoever. There had been, here, eleven men. Now ten rode away' In the Mesopotamian desert during World War I, the leader of a British patrol is shot and killed, by an unseen enemy. The officer is the only one who knows their orders and has no...
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The Normandy Battlefields: D-Day and the Bridgehead

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by Marriot, Leo
With their 70th anniversary just around the corner, the D-Day landings have lost none of their impact. Even today the vestiges of Hitler s Atlantic Wall speak of the huge undertaking necessary for the Allies to gain a foothold in Normandy. In this beautiful new full-color book, the reader goes on-site to the sacred battleground from its scarred medieval villages to the remains of modern means of destruction...
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Wellington's Hidden Heroes: The Dutch and the Belgians at Waterloo

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by Baker-Smith, Veronica
The Duke of Wellington described the Battle of Waterloo as 'the most desperate business I ever was in .. I was never so near being beat'. The courage of British troops that day has been rightly praised ever since, but the fact that one-third of the forces which gave him his narrow victory were subjects, not of George III, but of the King of the Netherlands, has been almost completely ignored. This book s...
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Field Marshal: The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel

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by Butler, Daniel Allen
Erwin Rommel was a complex man: a born leader, brilliant soldier, a devoted husband and proud father; intelligent, instinctive, brave, compassionate, vain, egotistical, and arrogant. In France in 1940, then for two years in North Africa, then finally back in France once again, at Normandy in 1944, he proved himself a master of armored warfare, running rings around a succession of Allied generals who never g...
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Mr Britling Sees it Through

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by Wells, H. G.
A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing. Mr Britling lives in the quintessentially English town of Matching's Easy in Essex. He is a great thinker, an essayist, but most of all an optimist. When war arrives he is forced to reassess many of the things he had been so sure of. The war brings great chang...
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Pass Guard at Ypres

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by Gurner, Ronald
A platoon of inexperienced British soldiers crosses to France, in excited and nervous anticipation of what is to come; they find themselves at Ypres where the battle-weary Allied troops are dug in, and slaughter surrounds them. With their young, upright officer Freddy Mann, they are soon in the thick of it, burying the dead, experiencing the terror of bombardment, being picked off by snipers, with some unab...
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Behind the Lines

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by Morris, W. F.
'I never saw the man again, alive or dead. One will say that I saw him only for a moment, that it was misty at the time, and that even I did not recognise the features, covered as they were with grime and stubble. Yet I am sure that the taller of the two ragged civilians I saw in the chalk quarry that misty March morning of 1918 was that Lieutenant Peter Rawley, R. F.A., who the official records stated was ...
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Normandy 1944 - The Atlantic Wall

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by Remy Desquesnes
In December 1941, to challenge the imminent Anglo-American landings, Hitler ordered the construction of a line of bunkers along the Western European coastline. Today, many significant vestiges remain of the coastal defence system which Goebbels was to pompously baptise, the Atlantic Wall. One of the aims of this guide is to introduce readers to the most interesting sites from an architectural, technical or ...
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Landing Beaches

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by Jean Quellien
Sainte-Me're-E'glise, Pointe du Hoc, Ouistreham, Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge, Arromanches... so many names entered into history on the morning of the 6th of June 1944, to remain forever engraved in our memories. This fully illustrated guide, including period documents and color photographs, offers an insight, sector by sector, place by place, not only of the legendary D-day landing sites, but also of less f...
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Berlin 1933-1945

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by Kopleck, Maik
History has indelibly imprinted itself onto the cityscape of Berlin - the period of the Nazi regime in particular. The many air raids and the destruction wrought during the final Battle of Berlin have left their traces, as have the Nazis' megalomaniac restructuring plans to transform Berlin into the future world metropolis "Germania". Maik Kopleck's "Pastfinder" takes you to the well-known and less known si...
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Munich 1933-45

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by Kopleck, Maik
Munich became the capital of the Nazi movement. From 1931, the Nazi Party made the city its administrative centre, and the fuhrer had a private residence in Munich until 1945. The SS was founded in the Bavarian capital, and used it as a base from which they were able to spread terror across the whole of the German Reich. Munich, just like Berlin, was to be rebuilt according to Hitler's ideals, with wide bou...
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Obersalzberg 1933-45

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by Kopleck, Maik
On the Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden Adolf Hitler had rented a small house in 1927, which he acquired in 1933 and expanded into the pompous "Berghof" in 1936.

The immediate surroundings became a restricted zone, long-time local inhabitants had to leave their houses becoming victims to demolition. In their place, the "Fuhrer" had big SS Barracks built, Administrative Buildings, and Residential Hou...

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The Berlin Wall

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by Hertle, Hans-Hermann
Over 200 previously unpublished photographs document the building and development of the many check points, barbed wire barriers, and alarmed fences which formed the concrete wall around Berlin. This book tells dramatic tales of spectacular escapes and terrible deaths, and explains the history making events surrounding the building and fall of the Wall.

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The Berlin Wall Story: Biography of a Monument

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by Hertle, Hans-Hermann
A stunning survey of the Berlin Wall - the central symbol of the Cold War Where did the Berlin Wall actually stand? Why was it built? How did people keep managing to escape across it? And how many died in the attempt? Why did it come down in the end? Numerous previously unknown photographs document the construction of this barrier system of barbed wire, alarm fences and concrete. Spectacular escape storie...
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Fact or Fake?: Berlin - Tour Guide

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by Kaule, Martin
Do we really need another Berlin guide? Yes, absolutely! Because "Fact or Fake?" is a brand new, interactive travel guide for the young or young-at-heart tourist. The authors accompany tourists, newcomers and locals in Berlin on seven themed tours of the coolest city in the world. Visit clubs and trendy bars, descend into the fascinating Berlin underground, celebrate with Hertha and Union, stroll through th...
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6th Airborne: Normandy 1944

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Operation Tonga began at 22:56 on the night of 5 June, when six Halifax heavy bombers took off from Tarrant Rushton towing six Horsas carrying a coup-de-main force consisting of D Coy, Ox and Bucks LI reinforced with two extra platoons from B Coy and a party of sappers, who were tasked with capturing the bridges over the Caen Canal and the River Orne. 6th Airborne Division-which included 1st Canadian Para B...
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