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Anzacs On The Western Front

Author : Peter Pedersen
ISBN : 9781118238325
Genre : History
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A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of 28 battlefields With rare photographs and documents from the Australian War Memorial archive and extensive travel information, this is the most comprehensive guide to the battlefields of the Western Front on the market. Every chapter covers not just the battles, but the often larger-than-life personalities who took part in them. Following a chronological order from 1916 through 1918, the book leads readers through every major engagement the Australian and New Zealanders fought in and includes tactical considerations and extracts from the personal diaries of soldiers. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to explore the battlefields of the Western Front, either in-person or from the comfort of home.

Pill Boxes On The Western Front

Author : Peter Oldham
ISBN : 9781848844391
Genre : History
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When the First World War froze into a static line of trenches stretching from the North Sea to the Swiss border, the most obvious means of protection against the murderous machine-gun fire which both sides inflicted upon each other was some form of shell-proof shelter which from which fire could be returned in safety, hence the development of the pill box. The idea was certainly not new but the technology required to build them under the prevailing circumstances presented problems hitherto undreamed of. In this remarkably absorbing study of what at first seems a somewhat arcane study of what at first seems a somewhat arcane subject, Peter Oldham, himself a concrete technologist, examines the problems of the design and construction of the pill boxes of the Western Front. He describes how the innumerable difficulties involved in what might to the untrained eye seem to be a fairly simple structure, were gradually overcome. Containing as it does, a gazetteer of the remaining pill boxes and bunkers still to be found in Flanders and Picardy, this book will prove an invaluable guide to the members of many clubs and societies which annually make pilgrimages to the battlefields of the First World War and certainly add a new dimension and interest to their visits to the Western Front.

The Indian Army On The Western Front South Asia Edition

Author : George Morton-Jack
ISBN : 9781107117655
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Show No Fear

Author : Bernd Horn
ISBN : 9781459706262
Genre : History
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This volume of daring actions showcases the countrys rich military experience while capturing the indomitable spirit of the Canadian soldier.

Seeking Victory On The Western Front

Author : Albert Palazzo
ISBN : 0803287747
Genre : History
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Palazzo's study is convincing in demonstrating that the British military command was not, contrary to the common belief, unwilling to adapt innovations in technology for use on the battlefield."-Virginia Quarterly Review.

Londoners On The Western Front

Author : David Martin
ISBN : 9781473834682
Genre : History
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In spite of all the books written on the First World War, some remarkable stories still remain untold, and that of the 58th London Division is one of the most neglected. A territorial formation, lacking the glamour of the old army or the Kitchener Volunteers, the 58th never received an official history and apart from the odd mention and a poignant memorial on the Somme battlefield depicting a rider cradling a dying horse, it has faded from memory. Yet the Division saw hard service and won through at Passchendaele where it won fame for capturing the Wurst Farm ridge Ð many of its soldiers were decorated for this action, and the ridge afterwards renamed ÒLondon RidgeÓ in its honour. ??This book will tell the fascinating story of the 58th Division's war, and through this cast new light on the wider story of how the BEF struggled through the hard years and developed into such a formidable force. Passchendaele is remembered for mud and waste, but the 58th Division's experience shows the immense scale of the preparations supporting the offensive and show both how these worked and when they fell short. ??A history of the 58th Division is long overdue. It is also a way of bringing a good deal of new research on the war to the general reader.??As featured in the Shropshire Star and Epping Forest Guardian.

An Anzac On The Western Front

Author : H. R. Williams
ISBN : 9781783034017
Genre : History
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This is a graphic account of one soldierOCOs service in the First World War - an account that is based on a diary he maintained whilst on active service. It has been described by one senior officer as the best soldierOCOs story I have yet read in Australia. H.R. Williams enlisted in 1915, joining OCyAOCO Company, 56th Battalion AIF. With this unit he would see service in Egypt and then the Western Front - participating in some of the biggest battles of the First World War.Arriving in France on 30 June 1916, the battalion entered the front line trenches for the first time on 12 July and fought its first major battle at Fromelles a week later. The battle was a disaster, resulting in heavy casualties across the division. Despite these losses the 5th Division continued to man the front in the Fromelles sector for a further two months.After a freezing winter manning trenches in the Somme Valley, in early 1917 the 56th Battalion participated in the advance that followed the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. It was spared the assault but did, however, defend gains made during the second battle of Bullecourt. Later in the year, the AIFOCOs focus of operations switched to the Ypres sector in Belgium. The 56thOCOs major battle here was at Polygon Wood on 26 September.With the collapse of Russia in October 1917, a major German offensive on the Western Front was expected in early 1918. This came in late March and the 5th Division moved to defend the sector around Corbie. Once the German offensive had been defeated, the Allies launched their own offensive in August 1918. he 56th fought its last major battle of the war, St. Quentin Canal, between 29 September and 2 October 1918. It was resting out of the line when the Armistice was declared on 11 November.

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