Along the Western Front

Along the Western Front

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A stunning debut collection of photography focusing on contemporary cowboy culture and the modern ranching lifestyle throughout central and southern Alberta. Growing up in the city, Leah Hennel would spend summers with her cousins on a farm near Stettler, Alberta, about halfway between Calgary and Edmonton. The ranching and farming lifestyle intrigued and fascinated her from an early age, though she could already see that it was not an easy life to live. It's always been hard work, but one of the glories of living it is that those who are able to deal with its gritty realities are rarely shackled to a desk or an ordinary suburban life. In this time of high-speed everything, the rural life is a calling that requires patience and know-how. The appeal is the general simplicity of the lifestyle and its regular exposure to the beauty of the landscape. Most people, however, never get a glimpse of this way of life. They get their daily sustenance from supermarkets and rarely give a thought to where these necessities come from or how they're produced. But whether city folks realize it or not, ranching and farming will always be vitally important. Hennel specializes in and is passionate about documenting rural life. Through her always remarkable, vibrant and at times intensely personal photographs, she is able to both celebrate this essential pursuit and, in doing so, perhaps educate those who are less familiar with it. Along the Western Front represents a fresh perspective on this iconic way of life and introduces photography enthusiasts to one of photojournalism's more evocative shooters.

The War Walk

THE WAR WALK describes his pilgrimage to the Western Front battlefields: it is a compelling blend of history, travel and personal anecdotes from some of the last surviving veterans of the First World War.

The War Walk

Author: Nigel H. Jones

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9780304366835

Page: 234

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A tourist guide, a history and a personal story of the Western Front 1914-18 Nigel Jones's uncle was killed in action near Ypres in 1915, aged just eighteen, and his father served on Field Marshal Haig's staff: no wonder then, that he has always been fascinated by the First World War. THE WAR WALK describes his pilgrimage to the Western Front battlefields: it is a compelling blend of history, travel and personal anecdotes from some of the last surviving veterans of the First World War. He follows the old trench networks from the Belgian coast to the Swiss frontier, bringing each battlefield to life with vivid eyewitness testimony and investigating how the sites are preserved today for modern visitors.

Command and Control on the Western Front

The popular perception of callous, incompetent generals presiding over the bloody, futile attacks of World War I has been proved to be simplistic. A team of leading historians provides fresh assessments of key figures, such as Haig.

Command and Control on the Western Front

Author: G. D. Sheffield

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

ISBN: 9781862270831

Page: 223

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A military history of the British Army on the Western Front in World War I, and of those in command, such as French, Haig and Gough. This book examines in which way command and control was exercised, and the way in which it actualy worked.

Australian Doctors on the Western Front

A detailed account of the carnage on the Western Front from 1916–1918. This is the third volume in the series 'Doctors at War' written by Colonel Robert Likeman CSM, recently retired from the post of Director of Army Health in Canberra.

Australian Doctors on the Western Front

Author: Robert Likeman

Publisher: Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781925078121

Page: 496

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A detailed account of the carnage on the Western Front from 1916–1918. This is the third volume in the series 'Doctors at War' written by Colonel Robert Likeman CSM, recently retired from the post of Director of Army Health in Canberra. Vols 1 and 2 were published by Slouch Hat Publications in 2010 and 2012. Likeman provides mini biographies of each of the 600+ Australian doctors,and the Australian Army Medical Corps units and hospitals, which served on the Western Front and in the training establishments in the UK. Each officer's medical qualifications are listed, along with any honours and awards, and numerous photographs.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Then , at her insistence , he swears on his own life that his account is true . Late
into his last ... In her embrace , Paul , eager for love and diversion from the front ,
perceives a remoteness " compounded of yearning and misery . " Without the ...

All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Rollin O. Glaser

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ISBN: 9780822001553

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Study Aid includes life and background of the author, plot summary, critical commentaries, character analysis, and questions for review.

The Great War Generals on the Western Front 1914 18

On the right flank, Lieutenant-General the Earl of Cavan's XIV Corps found the
tanks useful, not least because ... and a third, according to the Official History, '
cruising about for some time by the enemy front line became ditched and was
boldly ...

The Great War Generals on the Western Front 1914 18

Author: Robin Neillands

Publisher: Constable

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Many Great War histories tell the reader what happened on the Western front but few spell out why. In this book, the author looks at the battles through the eyes of the generals who were charged with winning them and examines the accusations that have surrounded them for over 70 years. The tragedy of the death toll on the Western Front gives weight to the argument against them, but what were the near unsurmountable problems that stood between the generals and final victory? How much of what the general public believes about the First World War is really true? This book aims to illuminate the bitter controversy.

The Royal Marines on the Western Front

This book examines and explains the engagements in which they were involved, the equipment used and the organization and training undertaken in hitherto unseen detail, drawing on a wide variety of sources to give an accurate picture of ...

The Royal Marines on the Western Front

Author: Daniel J McLean

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526763860

Page: 144

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From the mud of the Somme to the raid on Zeebrugge, the Royal Marines fought in almost every element of the Great War on the Western Front. Today they are known world-wide as an elite commando fighting force, but that has only been their role since 1940, a fraction of their period in existence. Until 1923 they existed as two corps - the Royal Marine Light Infantry and the Royal Marine Artillery - and both served with distinction along the western front in the great war. This book examines and explains the engagements in which they were involved, the equipment used and the organisation and training undertaken in hitherto unseen detail, drawing on a wide variety of sources to give an accurate picture of their contribution to the war in France and Belgium.

National School Service

The casualties Allies captured 60,000 prisoners and 1000 of the allied army are
said to be less than guns on the western front . The total numone tenth of this
number . ber of prisoners taken from the Germans in the west since July 15 now ...

National School Service

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Official U S Bulletin

Official V. S. Bullptin “ DEFECTION OF BULGARIA ” OF FORCES ON THE
WESTERN FRONT , SAYS GEN . MARCH One year 1 9 0 1 0 ti & WILL NOT
RECOMMEND FIXED Published Every Week Day , Except PRICE ON RAW
COTTON NOW ...

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British Battalions on the Western Front January June 1915

The author's previous three books in this series - British Battalions on the Somme, 1916, British Regiments at Gallipoli andBritish Battalions in France and Belgium, 1914 have achieved all that they set out to do.

British Battalions on the Western Front  January June 1915

Author: Ray Westlake

Publisher: Leo Cooper Books

ISBN: 9780850527681

Page: 270

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The author's previous three books in this series - British Battalions on the Somme, 1916, British Regiments at Gallipoli andBritish Battalions in France and Belgium, 1914 have achieved all that they set out to do. On the historical side it is now agreed by a large number of grateful historians, researchers, museum curators, librarians etc. that for the first time they are able to establish quickly and conveniently what part each unit played in these important campaigns. It was also intended to provide family historians with a means of tracing the war service of their relatives. This again has been accomplished. British Battalions in France and Belgium, January- June, 1915 sets out with the same objectives in mind, on this occasion providing a unique account of the 291 infantry battalions of the British Army that served in France and Belgium from 1st January to the end of June, 1915. Over 500 volumes of war diaries and unit histories have been consulted, along with personal memoirs and diaries. Detailed records of movements, both in and out of battle areas and on a day-by-day basis, being covered in the same meticulous style as before.

The Somme Chronicles

'The heavy smell of blood filled the air, and every moment you had this intense fear that the next bullet was meant for you.

The Somme Chronicles

Author: Chris Schoeman

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ISBN: 9781770226760

Page: 240

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The story of South African soldiers during the 1916 Somme offensive, told through their letters, diaries and interviews by the author many years ago. This is a gripping story of warfare nearly 100 years ago, but it concentrates on the human story, on the perceptions and experiences of the men, as recorded in their letters and diaries.

The Western Front

'This is a bold book. Nick Lloyd has written a tour de force of scholarship, analysis and narration . . .

The Western Front

Author: Nick Lloyd

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024134719X

Page: 688

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In the annals of military history, the Western Front stands as an enduring symbol of the folly and futility of war. However, The Western Front, by bestselling military historian Nick Lloyd, reveals that the story is not, as so many assume, one of pointlessness and stupidity. Rather, it is an epic triumph against the odds. With a cast of hundreds and a huge canvas of places and events, Lloyd tells the whole tale, revealing what happened in France and Belgium between August 1914 and November 1918 from the perspective of all the main combatants - including French, British, Belgian, US and, most importantly, German forces. Drawing upon the latest scholarship on the war, wrongly overlooked first-person accounts, and archival material from every angle, Lloyd examines the most decisive campaigns of the Great War and explains the achievements that have been too long obscured by legends of mud, blood and futility. Far from being an arena of static, stale attrition - and despite mistakes and wrong turns along the way - the Western Front was a 'cauldron of war' that saw unprecedented innovation, adaptation and tactical development. Lloyd conveys the visceral assault of the battlefield, and skilfully moves the focus in and out, giving both the bigger picture and telling detail. He recreates the decision-making and experiences of the war as it was at the time as well as with hindsight, and in doing so redefines our understanding of this crucial theatre in this monumental tragedy.

Fortifications of the Western Front 1914 18

This volume details the different styles of fortification used on the Western Front throughout the course of the war, from the early ditches of 1914 to the complicated systems of 1918.

Fortifications of the Western Front 1914   18

Author: Paddy Griffith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472805267

Page: 64

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Following the early battles of 1914 along the Marne and in the Ypres salient, World War I rapidly changed from a war of movement into one of attrition, with the opposing sides entrenching themselves in a line of fortified positions from the Flanders coastline to the Swiss border. This volume details the different styles of fortification used on the Western Front throughout the course of the war, from the early ditches of 1914 to the complicated systems of 1918. It explains the development of the 'defence in depth' German system and the British reaction to it, as well as illustrating the importance of the pre-war forts, particularly around Verdun.

Walking with the Anzacs

Walking with the AZACS is the essential companion for anyone visiting the Western Front. Presenting well illustrated walking tours across fourteen of the most important battlefields.

Walking with the Anzacs

Author: Mat McLachlan

Publisher: Lothian Children's Books

ISBN: 9780734409072

Page: 368

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Walking with the AZACS is the essential companion for anyone visiting the Western Front. Presenting well illustrated walking tours across fourteen of the most important battlefields.

Daily Report

South Asia. IRNA Reports on Western Front Clashes LD082133 Tehran IRNA in
English 2028 GMT 8 Feb 84 the two countries in various sectors and to exchange
opinions about the planning and economic development of the two countries .

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