Johnny Got His Gun

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 was once made secure, then not anything else mattered—not the thousands of lifeless our bodies, nor the millions of ruined lives...This isn't any usual novel. this can be a novel that by no means takes the straightforward means out: it's surprising, violent, terrifying, terrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome...but so is battle.

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British and Empire Aces of World War I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 45)

On the outset of global conflict I the British had a few a hundred and ten various airplane, used often for the visible reconnaissance position. With the arrival of swifter and extra agile single-seaters, the Allies and their adversaries raced to outdo one another within the construction of surely powerful combatants with fastened forward-firing laptop gun armament. It used to be now not until eventually 1917 that the British constructed a very powerful interrupter apparatus, which prepared the ground for great unmarried seaters corresponding to the Sopwith Triplane Camel and the RAF S.E.5., later joined through the Bristol F.2B - the war's most sensible two-seat fighter. This quantity lines the speedy improvement of the fighter in international warfare I and the fantastic exploits of the British and Empire aces who flew them.

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Lawrence of Arabia: The Background, Strategies, Tactics and Battlefield Experiences of the Greatest Commanders of History

By David Murphy

Osprey Command sequence #19

Thomas Edward Lawrence, extra popularly often called Lawrence of Arabia, used to be probably the most iconic figures of the twentieth century, immortalized on level and display, whose exploits within the center East within the moment 1/2 global warfare I contributed to shaping the crusade in that a part of the area. during short years, Lawrence emerged as one of many major strategic and tactical minds at the back of the Arab rebellion. He went from being an vague employees officer to the rank of complete colonel and have become one of many males who formed the fashionable heart East. From being a natural novice, he additionally constructed desolate tract strategies that might be used all through international battle II and afterwards. This new Command identify presents an in-depth research of each element of Lawrence's storied army profession.

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Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and triumph (Campaign)

By Andrew Robertshaw

The 1st day of the conflict of the Somme of worldwide battle I (1914-1918) remains to be on list as having the most important variety of deaths in anybody day in any struggle. This publication explores the myths of this notorious conflict, and using mines, tunnels, fuel and flame-throwers by means of the British together with leading edge strategies equivalent to smoke. Andrew Robertshaw analyses the 1st day of the conflict, explaining how British strategies built as a result adventure of the Somme, and gives an summary of the occasions alongside the full entrance line, reading the activities of 2 British Corps, VIII at Serre and XIII at Montauban.

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Brave Battalion: The Remarkable Saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War

An Excerpt From courageous Battalion.

The corporation used to be thoroughly bunched in entrance of the cord. a few males threw bombs towards the German trench whereas others attempted to overcome down the wood stakes helping the cord with their rifle buts after which trample it into the dust. The German grenades often fell brief as they have been throwing uphill, yet their rifle hearth was once "deadly accurate." Casualties fastened. until whatever have been to be performed speedy, Mackie learned that No. four corporation will be wiped out.

Suddenly Richardson became to the sergeant. "Will I gie them wund?" he requested frivolously. "Aye mon, gie 'em wind, " Mackie barked again. Coolly, the younger smooth-faced solder marched from side to side in entrance of the cord, enjoying the pipes whereas a hurricane of fireside swirled previous him on each side. "The impression was once instantaneous," reads his Victoria go commendation. "Inspired through his perfect instance, the corporate rushed the cord with such fury and resolution that the trouble was once conquer and the positions captured."

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The Man Without Qualities, Volume 2: Into the Millennium

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 global conflict I, this nice novel of principles 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 stylish volumes--is the 1st to offer Musil's entire textual content, together with fabric that remained unpublished in the course of his lifetime.

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Military Effectiveness: Volume 1, The First World War

By Williamson Murray

This three-volume examine examines the questions raised through the functionality of the army associations of France, Germany, Russia, the USA, nice Britain, Japan and Italy within the interval from 1914 to 1945. major army historians take care of different nationwide techniques to conflict and armed forces strength on the tactical, operational, strategic, and political degrees. They shape the root for a primary re-evaluation of the way army businesses have played within the first half the 20 th century. quantity 1 covers international battle I. Volumes 2 and three deal with the interwar interval and global battle II, respectively. Now in a brand new version, with a brand new creation through the editors, those vintage volumes will stay useful for army historians and social scientists of their exam of nationwide safeguard and armed forces concerns. they are going to even be crucial analyzing for destiny army leaders at employees and warfare schools.

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British Artillery 1914-19: Heavy Artillery (New Vanguard)

By Dale Clarke

International warfare I is usually deemed to were 'a battle of artillery', and British heavy artillery performed an essential component in destroying the German trenches and offering important conceal for advancing troops at the Western entrance. This publication information the large weapons of the Royal Garrison Artillery, together with the 6-in. siege gun and howitzer, the 8-in. howitzer, the 12-in. railway and siege howitzer and the notorious 9.2-in breech-loading siege howitzer. Camouflage and enemy battery destinations and delivery are lined, in addition to strategies used and the way the weapons have been constructed and manned.

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