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Portsmouth s World War One Heroes

Author : James Daly
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Over 5,000 men from Portsmouth are believed to have been killed during the First World War – the greatest loss of life that the city has ever known. Not only were thousands of Portsmouth soldiers killed on the Western Front, but Portsmouth based ships were sunk throughout the war, causing massive loss of life. Thanks to a wealth of sources available and painstaking use of database software, it is possible to tell their stories in more detail than ever before. James Daly builds an extremely detailed picture of Portsmouth’s World War One dead, down to where they were born, and where they lived. Not only will their stories tell us about how the war was fought and won, and their sacrifices; but they will also provide a clearer picture than ever before of how Portsmouth and its people suffered.

Relief and Rehabilitation of War Victims in Indochina One Year After the Ceasefire

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Study Mission to Indochina
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Britain and World War One

Author : Alan G. V. Simmonds
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The First World War appears as a fault line in Britain’s twentieth-century history. Between August 1914 and November 1918 the titanic struggle against Imperial Germany and her allies consumed more people, more money and more resources than any other conflict that Britain had hitherto experienced. For the first time, it opened up a Home Front that stretched into all parts of the British polity, society and culture, touching the lives of every citizen regardless of age, gender and class: vegetables were even grown in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Britain and World War One throws attention on these civilians who fought the war on the Home Front. Harnessing recent scholarship, and drawing on original documents, oral testimony and historical texts, this book casts a fresh look over different aspects of British society during the four long years of war. It revisits the early war enthusiasm and the making of Kitchener’s new armies; the emotive debates over conscription; the relationships between politics, government and popular opinion; women working in wartime industries; the popular experience of war and the question of social change. This book also explores areas of wartime Britain overlooked by recent histories, including the impact of the war on rural society; the mobilization of industry and the importance of technology; responses to air raids and food and housing shortages; and the challenges to traditional social and sexual mores and wartime culture. Britain and World War One is essential reading for all students and interested lay readers of the First World War.

Siegfried Sassoon The First Complete Biography of One of Our Greatest War Poets

Author : John S Roberts
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'A FINE ENGROSSING, SYMPATHETIC STUDY OF SASSOON' - THE TIMESWith two collections of his verse written during the First World War, Siegfried Sassoon established himself as among the greatest of the war poets. Beyond that, the accounts he left of his service with the Royal Welch Fusiliers on the Western Front, beginning with Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man in 1928, rank perhaps as highly as his poetry, and have done much to shape our modern perception of that war. His is, and remains, one of the most significant voices of his generation - and arguably the most eloquent.As an infantry officer, Sassoon's courage won him the Military Cross (and a recommendation for the VC) for rescuing men under fire, while his boldness in action earned him the nickname 'Mad Jack'; he was also wounded several times, once seriously. As the war dragged on, however, he came to see it as a cynical exercise, leading him to write an anti-war letter to The Times, and to tear the ribbon of his MC from his tunic and throw it into the River Mersey. Alarmed, the authorities sent him to a hospital for shell-shocked officers in Scotland, where he came under the care of the leading psychoanalyst Dr W. H. R. Rivers, and met and befriended a young officer of the Manchester Regiment named Wilfred Owen. Although Sassoon returned to active service, his hatred for the war remained, and by the time of the Armistice in 1918 he had declared himself a pacifist.John Stuart Roberts's widely praised biography is a gripping account of a complex man who was at once a product of the establishment and one of its most passionate critics; a war hero and a pacifist who, although a towering literary figure, refused to align himself with any particular movement.Written with a clarity and directness that would have pleased the poet himself, this is a biography that looks beyond the common perception of Sassoon as only a war poet to reveal the man in full. It is a book that any admirer of Siegfried Sassoon, or anyone who wishes to know more about this enigmatic yet brilliant figure, will cherish.'A MAGNIFICENT BOOK... IT'S FIRST RATE IN EVERY DIRECTION AND I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER BIOGRAPHY' - RUPERT HART-DAVIS'FULLY RESEARCHED, INTELLIGENT, DETAILED AND READABLE ...LOOKS SEARCHINGLY AT ALL ASPECTS OF THIS HIGHLY COMPLEX, MULTI-TALENTED AND DEEPLY MIXED-UP MAN' - LITERARY REVIEW 'AN IMMENSELY READABLE BIOGRAPHY WHICH IS MADE EVEN MORE MOVING BY HAVING A TRULY TRAGIC SUBJECT' - TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT'ONE OF OUR GREATEST WAR POETS... STUART ROBERTS GIVES A THOUGHTFUL, CONVINCING ACCOUNT' - SUNDAY TIMES'A BENCHMARK BIOGRAPHY - SPLENDID AND SENSITIVE' - COUNTRY LIFE'A MASTERLY ACCOUNT OF SIEGFRIED SASSOON'S LIFE' - THE TABLET

War Brides A Play in One Act WWI Centenary Series

Author : Marion Craig Wentworth
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This early work by Marion Craig Wentworth was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it as part of our WWI Centenary Series. 'War Brides: A Play in One Act' is a drama about a young woman whose husband is killed in the fighting of the First World War. She contemplates suicide but she is pregnant and her prospective motherhood gives causes her to realise her new responsibilities. A plan by the military authorities to encourage the women of the country to marry returning soldiers causes her to organise women to march in protest of the war and leads her to a face-to-face encounter with the nation's monarch. This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.

The Lemonade War Three Books in One

Author : Jacqueline Davies
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The Bell Bandit: Siblings Evan and Jessie must solve the mystery of a missing cherished family treasure while coming to terms with their beloved grandmother's unsettling behavior.

The War Within

Author : Rosanne Hawke
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Australian teenager, Jaime Richards, returns to Pakistan.The old world charm is still there – the villages, the bazaars and the mysterious rugs – but Jaime no longer feels safe and confident in this new Pakistan. Taken at gunpoint into Afghanistan, Jaime and her friends are caught up in a shadowy secret world of intrigue and terrorism. Will they escape the Mujahadeen fighting their holy war? Or will the wars within themselves consume them?

The War in South Africa Its Cause and Conduct

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
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For some reason, which may be either arrogance or apathy, the British are very slow to state their case to the world. At present the reasons for our actions and the methods which we have used are set forth in many Blue-books, tracts, and leaflets, but have never, so far as I know, been collected into one small volume. In view of the persistent slanders to which our politicians and our soldiers have been equally exposed, it becomes a duty which we owe to our national honour to lay the facts before the world. I wish someone more competent, and with some official authority, had undertaken the task, which I have tried to do as best I might from an independent standpoint.

How A One Legged Rebel Lives Reminiscences Of The Civil War

Author : John S Robson
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A veteran of the 52nd Virginia Regiment recounts his experiences under the great Stonewall Jackson in his Valley campaign and up until he lost his leg for the Southern cause at the battle of Cedar Creek.

One Marine s War

Author : Gerald A Meehl
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One Marine’s War recounts the experiences of Robert Sheeks, a Marine combat interpreter, and how he underwent a remarkable transformation as a consequence of his encounters with the Imperial Japanese Army, Nisei Japanese-American language instructors, Japanese and Pacific Island native civilians, and American Marines. It is the first time the entire story of one Marine Corps combat interpreter has been told, and it provides a unique insight into an aspect of the Pacific war that is not only fascinating history, but also a compelling personal struggle to come to terms with a traumatic childhood and subsequent harrowing combat experiences. The son of an American corporate executive, Bob was born and raised in Shanghai until the family fled the impending Japanese occupation in the 1930s. He was emotionally scarred by grisly atrocities he personally witnessed as the Japanese military terrorized the Chinese population during the “Shanghai Incident” in 1932. However, his intense hatred for the Japanese military was gradually transformed into tolerance and then compassion. He was recruited out of Harvard after the Pearl Harbor attack to be a Japanese language interpreter in the Marine Corps. When he encountered kind and considerate Japanese-American Nisei instructors during the intensive course at the U.S. Navy Japanese Language School at the University of Colorado, he began to re-think his attitudes toward the Japanese. Ultimately, through an intriguing set of circumstances, he developed an empathy for the Japanese enemy he formerly despised. This began during the invasion of Tarawa where he was frustrated by the near impossibility of capturing Japanese combatants, partly because there was no way to communicate with them in their bunkers where they fought to the death. That led him to devise methods to use a combination of surrender leaflets and amplified voice appeals to convince the enemy to surrender. As a consequence, he personally ended up saving the lives of hundreds of Japanese civilians and military by being able to talk them out of caves during combat on Saipan and Tinian in 1944. He was able to find humanity in the midst of war. For his efforts he was awarded the Bronze Star with a unique commendation, certainly one of the few medals ever given to a Marine officer for saving the lives of the enemy.