From Battlefield to Blighty, 1914-1918


Author: Emily Mayhew

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448162351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2061

This is the unforgettable story of the remarkable medical workers of World War One. A hundred years ago, the Armistice that ended the Great War was signed. The human cost was devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. The injuries on the battlefield were unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. Yet, they adapted incredibly fast – saving millions of lives. Drawing on letters and diary entries, we follow the lone stretcher bearer into the trenches only to find that they were all dead, to the dugouts where rescue teams dug frantically to escape the earth-shaking shellfire, and from stretcher to aid station, from jolting ambulance to crowded operating tent, exploring actual cases of casualties who recorded their terrifying and remarkable experiences. A groundbreaking book of the history of the Western Front from a new perspective, this is a tribute to the indispensable medical network that came together and saved our soldiers. ‘A highly readable account...this is an engaging book...they are voices that deserve to be heard.’ Daily Express

Living War, Thinking Peace (1914-1924)

Women’s Experiences, Feminist Thought, and International Relations


Author: Geraldine Ludbrook,Bruna Bianchi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443892475

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 8198

This volume is the result of a long commitment of the online journal DEP: Deportate, esuli, profughe to the themes of women pacifists’ thought and activism in the 1900s. The volume is a collection of contributions centred around three main themes. The first part, “Living War: Women’s Experiences during the War”, brings together first-hand accounts from women’s lives as they face the horrors of war, drawn mainly from original sources such as diaries, letters, memoirs and writings. The second, “Thinking Peace: Feminist Thought and Activism”, explores the lives and thought of several key women activists who challenged inequalities and sought to create new opportunities for women, contributing to the definition of a transnational culture of peace. The final section, “International Relations: Toward Future World Peace”, examines the work of a group of women who saw the outbreak of the First World War and the emergence of an international women’s movement for peace as an opportunity to act for their personal emancipation, and, in some cases, for a different idea of politics. The volume fills a notable gap in international history studies, providing a selection of contributions from little-known European contexts such as Italy, Poland, and Austria. The presence and contribution of African-American women, which has been neglected in the history of women’s pacifism, is also explored. Particular attention is given to the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and to the International Congress of Women, held in The Hague in 1915.


Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity


Author: Kathleen M. Brian,James W. Trent (Jr.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190458992

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 5202

Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity is a collection of essays that focuses on disabled men who negotiate their masculinity as well as their disability. The chapters cover a broad range of topics: institutional structures that define what it means to be a man with a disability; the place of women in situations where masculinity and disability are constructed; men with physical and war-related disabilities; male hysteria, suicide clubs, and mercy killing; male disability in literature and popular culture; and more. All the authors regard masculinity and disability in the historical contexts of the Americas and Western Europe, with particular attention to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Taken together, the essays in this volume offer a nuanced portrait of the complex, and at times competing, interactions between masculinity and disability.

Medicine in First World War Europe

Soldiers, Medics, Pacifists


Author: Fiona Reid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472505921

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 1590

The casualty rates of the First World War were unprecedented: approximately 10 million combatants were wounded from Britain, France and Germany alone. In consequence, military-medical services expanded and the war ensured that medical professionals became firmly embedded within the armed services. In a situation of total war civilians on the home front came into more contact than before with medical professionals, and even pacifists played a significant medical role. Medicine in First World War Europe re-visits the casualty clearing stations and the hospitals of the First World War, and tells the stories of those who were most directly involved: doctors, nurses, wounded men and their families. Fiona Reid explains how military medicine interacts with the concerns, the cultures and the behaviours of the civilian world, treating the history of wartime military medicine as an integral part of the wider social and cultural history of the First World War.

Anatomie eines Soldaten


Author: Harry Parker

Publisher: Satzweiss.com

ISBN: 3710950104


Page: 240

View: 4529

45 Gegenstände, 1 unvergessliche Geschichte Captain Tom Barnes leitet einen Einsatz der britischen Armee, als er auf eine Landmine tritt. Zwei einheimische Jungen werden in den Konflikt hineingezogen, kaum ahnend, was dort geschieht. Auf allen Seiten verändert Gewalt das Leben von Grund auf. In diesem ungewöhnlichen Roman erzählen die Gegenstände des Krieges: Turnschuhe, Soldatenstiefel, Helm, ein paar Dollar, eine Drohne, ein Fahrrad, ein militärischer Orden, ein Glas Bier, eine Schneeflocke, medizinisches Gerät und eine Landmine. Anatomie eines Soldaten ist bewegend, aufwühlend und visionär: über den Krieg, tiefe Wunden und das Überleben. „Eine Tour de Force. In seinem brillanten und verführerischen Roman entblößt Harry Parker die geheimen Kräfte des Krieges. Diese Seiten sind gefährlich, aber sie enthalten Mitgefühl und Trauer. Man kann sich nur wundern, dass Menschen sich das gegenseitig antun. Der Krieg wird hier durch die Lupe betrachtet, aber ist doch völlig real.“ Nadeem Aslam

Eine Jugend in Deutschland

Eine Autobiografie


Author: Ernst Toller

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843035393

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6752

Ernst Toller: Eine Jugend in Deutschland. Eine Autobiografie Erstdruck Querido, Amsterdam 1936. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016, 2. Auflage. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Rats Alley

Trench Names of the Western Front, 1914-1918


Author: Peter Chasseaud

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers


Category: History

Page: 416

View: 2984

This book makes it possible to comprehend, via the trench naming, the daily life in the trenches, the vast range of weaponry and the lethal nature of the titanic battles. Names such as Lovers Lane, Doleful Post, Cyanide Trench and Gangrene Alley are as revealing as any history. While based upon the British trenches, there is a comparison with French and German practice. While a poignant concordance of suffering and an intriguing study of language itself, this book is also a vital research tool for military and family historians.

Reflections on the Battlefield

From Infantryman to Chaplain 1914-1919


Author: Robert J. Rider

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853238973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 147

View: 1164

"In August 1914, Robert J. Rider, aged twenty-five, was about to begin his third year of training for the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist church, at Handsworth Theological College in Birmingham. Two months later he had enlisted with the First Birmingham Battalion, later termed the 14th Battalion, of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. His superiors became aware of his clerical background, and in 1916 he was commissioned to serve as an army chaplain, and ministered to an artillery unit on the Western Front until his eventual demobilisation in 1919." "Reflections on the Battlefield is Rider's account of his experiences, and is derived from a typescript left to his descendants after he died in 1961. Broadly autobiographical, the text is unusual in that the author had experience of life both as a fighting soldier and subsequently as a non-combatant Christian minister, and was thus particularly exposed to the ambiguities of chaplaincy service on the battlefield. Written as a series of episodes presented in the third person, Rider's account is not so much a history as an attempt to convey the decency and humanity of the men he served with and ministered to, despite the brutalities, degradation and suffering of war. Reflections on the Battlefield thus provides us with a personal and valuable contribution to the debate about how the ethics of war were viewed from the World War I battlefield." --Book Jacket.

In Stahlgewittern

Aus dem Tagebuch eines Stoßtruppführers


Author: Ernst Jünger

Publisher: VolumesOfValue



Page: N.A

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Die Amerikanische Sprache

Das Englisch der Vereinigten Staaten


Author: H. L. Mencken,Heinrich Spies

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663161374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 1880

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Dressed for War

Uniform, Civilian Clothing and Trappings 1914-1918


Author: Nina Edwards

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780767072

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3634

Men in khaki and grey squatting in the trenches, women at work, gender bending in goggles and overalls over their trousers, a girl at the Paris theatre in pleated, beaded silk, a bangle on her forearm made from copper fuse wire from the Somme. What people wear matters. Copiously illustrated, this book is the story of what people on both sides wore on the front line and on the home front through the seismic years of World War I. Nina Edwards, reveals fresh aspects of the war through the prism of the smallest details of personal dress, of clothes, hair and accessories, both in uniform and civilian wear. She explores how, during a period of extraordinary upheaval and rapid change, a particular preference for a type of razor blade or perfume, say, or the just-so adjustment to the tilt of a hat, offer insights into the individual experience of men, women and children during the course of World War I.

Das Antlitz des Krieges

die Schlachten von Azincourt 1415, Waterloo 1815 und an der Somme 1916


Author: John Keegan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593383248


Page: 422

View: 1416


Mit einem Briefe Murners in Handschriftendruck


Author: Thomas Murner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110828405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 607

View: 4859


die Jagd nach dem Virus


Author: Gina Bari Kolata

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596173761


Page: 363

View: 3869

Generation und Gedächtnis

Erinnerungen und kollektive Identitäten


Author: Kristin Platt,Mihran Dabag

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322959724

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 876

Oral History


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Oral history

Page: N.A

View: 1487