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Soldiers Of The Great War Vol 3 Classic Reprint

Author: William Mitchell Haulsee
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781396623585
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Excerpt from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol. 3 About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Irish Guards In The Great War Vol 1

Author: Rudyard Kipling
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ISBN: 9780260842442
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Excerpt from The Irish Guards in the Great War, Vol. 1: The First Battalion These volumes try to give soberly and with what truth is possible, the experiences of both Battalions of the Irish Guards from 1914. To 1918. The point of view is the Battalions', and the facts mainly follow the Regimental Diaries, supplemented by the few private letters and documents which such a war made possible, and by some tales that have gathered round men and their actions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

True Stories Of The Great War Vol 6 Of 6

Author: Francis Trevelyan Miller
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ISBN: 9780260324474
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Excerpt from True Stories of the Great War, Vol. 6 of 6: Tales of Adventure Heroic Deeds Exploits Told by the Soldiers, Officers, Nurses, Diplomats, Eye Witnesses I would wager that in the whole of Germany there could not be found one whose hair would not have stood on end at the mere suggestion of travelling to Hindenburg's headquarters without a pass. Why, he would sooner think of calling at the Palace Unter den Linden, and of asking to interview the Kaiser. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Canada In The Great World War Vol 4

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Excerpt from Canada in the Great World War, Vol. 4: An Authentic Account of the Military History of Canada From the Earliest Days to the Close of the War of the Nations; The Turn of the Tide They had, it is true, taken part with Imperial troops in offensive engagements and had on their own account made many raids into the enemy's lines, but these operations were all of an offensive-defensive character. The Germans during the first two years of the war had such a preponderance of guns, machine guns, trench mortars, and other essential war material, that the Allied armies could do little more than dent their line. To force them from the strong positions they held between the North Sea and the Alps was for the time being impossible. This defensive warfare had tried the citizen soldiers of Canada to the limit, but when, in the late summer of 1916, they moved from the Ypres salient to the Somme area, they had that soldierly bearing and battle confidence that belong only to veterans. Second Ypres, Festubert, Givenchy, St. Eloi, Sanctuary Wood, and Hooge had given the discipline, resourcefulness, courage, and dash that made many of the older battalions admirable shock troops. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Celebrated Spies And Famous Mysteries Of The Great War

Author: George Barton
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Written as a companion volume to the earlier€World's Greatest Military Spies and Secret Service Agents, €George Barton's 1919 work examines espionage during the Great War. In addition to covering the exploits of World War I's greatest spies, the work also investigates various mysteries and adventures associated with the conflict. Photographs and illustrations of various personalities enliven the account.

A History Of The Laws Of War Volume 1

Author: Alexander Gillespie
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This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and regulating the treatment of captives. This first book on warfare deals with the broad question of whether the patterns of dealing with combatants and captives have changed over the last 5,000 years, and if so, how? In terms of context, the first part of the book is about combatants and those who can 'lawfully' take part in combat. In many regards, this part of the first volume is a series of 'less than ideal' pathways. This is because in an ideal world there would be no combatants because there would be no fighting. Yet as a species we do not live in such a place or even anywhere near it, either historically or in contemporary times. This being so, a second-best alternative has been to attempt to control the size of military forces and, therefore, the bloodshed. This is also not the case by which humanity has worked over the previous centuries. Rather, the clear assumption for thousands of years has been that authorities are allowed to build the size of their armed forces as large as they wish. The restraints that have been applied are in terms of the quality and methods by which combatants are taken. The considerations pertain to questions of biology such as age and sex, geographical considerations such as nationality, and the multiple nuances of informal or formal combatants. These questions have also overlapped with ones of compulsion and whether citizens within a country can be compelled to fight without their consent. Accordingly, for the previous 3,000 years, the question has not been whether there should be a limit on the number of soldiers, but rather who is or is not a lawful combatant. It has rarely been a question of numbers. It has been, and remains, one of type. The second part of this book is about people, typically combatants, captured in battle. It is about what happens to their status as prisoners, about the possibilities of torture, assistance if they are wounded and what happens to their remains should they be killed and their bodies fall into enemy hands. The theme that ties all of these considerations together is that all of the acts befall those who are, to one degree or another, captives of their enemies. As such, they are no longer masters of their own fate. As a work of reference this first volume, as part of a set of three, is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself. 'The law impacts on modern military operations at all levels. The importance of understanding the influence of international law, and the constraints, which it places upon the conduct of armed conflict, is an essential area of study. Dr Alexander Gillespie's three volume work traces the development and scope of this law from the earliest times through the modern day. In doing so he identifies constant themes and common principles in the law, as well, unfortunately, as all too common breaches. Commanders and historians, as well as lawyers, will find this book of great value. It is written in a practical and useful style and brings to light many fascinating examples of the law at work in times of war from which contemporary lessons can be learned'. Brigadier Kevin Riordan, Director General of Defence Legal Services for the New Zealand Defence Forces. 'The span of scholarship on offer in these volumes is astonishingÂ?an extraordinary gathering of historical and legal materials many of which record the most sombre and tragic events of human history - war in all its terrible forms.' Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 'At a time of real challenge, Alexander Gillespie is to be commended for his monumental and significant contribution to our understanding of the context, practice and principles that govern war and armed conflict. This vital book is an indispensable part of any library, and will be a necessary resource for governments, NGOs, international organisers, academics and lawyers involved in the issues.' Professor Philippe Sands QC, University College London ''This is a comprehensive and comprehensible account of the laws of, against and about war. It is both authoritative and accessible - Alexander Gillespie's great achievement is to provide a map for a better future, in which the inevitable horrors of armed conflict are recognised and minimised, and those

The Webley Service Revolver

Author: Robert Maze
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849088047
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The Webley .455in service revolver is among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. First adopted in 1887, in various marques it was the standard-issue service pistol for British and Commonwealth armed forces for nearly fifty years; later versions in .38in calibre went on to see further service in World War II and beyond, as well as in a host of law-enforcement roles around the world into the 1970s. Developed to give British service personnel the ability to incapacitate their opponents in 'small wars' around the globe, the Webley used the formidable ? and controversial ? .455in cartridge, a variant of which was known as the 'manstopper'. Users found it offered good penetration and excellent stopping power with only mild recoil ? indeed, it was rated superior to the US .45 Colt in stopping power. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the compelling story of the Webley revolver, the powerful pistol that saw service across the British Empire and throughout two world wars.

History Of Kentucky Vol 1 Classic Reprint

Author: Lewis Collins
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Excerpt from History of Kentucky, Vol. 1 The following list of Revolutionary soldiers, many of them Officers, who were still living in Kentucky in 1840 - nearly sixty years after that soldier life had closed - will show how the remarkable healthfulness of the climate and the simple and steady habits of those men and their widows conduced to long life. And what is still more remarkable than the great ageattained by them, is that, even at that great age, over two-thirds (nearly three-fourths) of them were still the heads of families, and themselves housekeepers - not content to live with, much less be dependent upon, their children or others; so strangely and strongly and sternly was the spirit of personal independence implanted in their natures by their very mode of life. But this list - remarkable as it is for Showing how many Revolutionary Soldiers emigrated to Kentucky and were still living and citizens thereof in 1840 - contains the names of probably less than one-third of those who re moved to Kentucky. Until about 1830, the pension laws embraced only the permanently wounded and invalid soldiers. Many refused a pension alto gather, declaring they could support themselves, and would not seem dependent for even a portion of their bread upon a country Whose liberties they had fought to obtain, and were willing to fight again to preserve. And many died, or fell victims to Indian vengeance, in the long interval from 1780 to 1814, and from 1814 to 1840. A few Whose names are in the list, it is evi dent from their age, were too young to be in the Revolutionary war, except as drummers or wagon-boys; while a few others were probably in the Indian wars soon after the Revolution. The figures indicate their age, in 1840. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Honor Book Sangamon County Illinois 1917 1919 Classic Reprint

Author: Nellie Browne Duff
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ISBN: 9780266966388
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Excerpt from The Honor Book, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1917-1919 Illinois sent soldiers into the Federal service during the Great War. From the summoning of the National Guard to Camp Lowden in Springfield, until the discharge of the Marines in August, 1919, it was my privilege as Governor of Illinois to see the flower of the State in training camp, marching with fearless eye to the transports, and returning from overseas. Among these were the men from Sanga mon County, of which my own son was one. There was never any doubt in my mind of the record these men would make. They had a proud heritage to inspire them in their European service. Going from the State that produced Lincoln and those matchless soldiers, Grant and Logan, we could not expect them to do other than bring back our banners unsullied. We followed our soldiers in all the arduous months in which they were away from us. We fol lowed them with love and pride. We are familiar with the great battles in which they were engaged. We 'know something of Hamel; we know how Illinois men were among the first there to make all the world know what the American soldier was and what he could do. We know something of the Mort Homme sector; we remember the Bois de Forges. We recall the trying days in the Argonne and those of St. H/iihiel. Those names will be treasured forever in the history of Illinois and the history of the United States. We have not forgotten the comrades who will come back no more. The memories of those brave men who fell upon the greatest battlefields of history will be tenderly cherished in the heart of Illinois and in the heart of our common country. For the living, our gratitude, our love; for those silent comrades, our gratitude, our pride, our tears. Those who spent months in camps in the United States and had none of the excitement and dangers of battle, but who nevertheless served their country to the best of their ability, also are entitled to our praise and gratitude. Home is Illinois, America, - the best country in the world. It has always been worth fighting for. The men now sleeping on foreign battlefields have proven that it is worth dying for. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.