World War I
The Great War and Modern Memory
Paperback ISBN: 0195133323
The year 2000 marks the 25th anniversary Fussell's volume about the First World War. It explores the British experience on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918, focusing on the various literary means by which it has been remembered, conventionalised and mythologized. It is also about the literary dimensions of the experience itself.
The Beauty and the Sorrow
An Intimate History of the First World War
Hardcover ISBN: 030759386x
A revelatory narrative history of World War I explores its impact on everyday men and women, drawing on diaries and letters by 20 individuals from various countries to present an international mosaic of less-represented perspectives.
Spirits of the Somme
Hardcover ISBN: 1473822750
The 1st of July 1916, the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, was the blackest day in the history of the British Army. 60,000 men became casualties on that one day alone.In a major new documentary film premiering on the Discovery Channel next year, Emmy Award winning film maker Bob Carrruthers returns to the battlefield on 1st July and retraces the events which unfolded on that disastrous day. Drawing extensively on rare film and photographs from both British and German sources, the spirit of the men who fought and died on that day is beautifully evoked by these powerful and haunting images from 1916.The film also reveals how the sacrifice of the men of the Somme is being honored today by the work of the historians and enthusiasts who strive to increase our understanding of the battle and to commemorate the memory of that terrible day.This is the companion book to the documentary film and is written by well-known author and film maker Bob Carruthers.
An Epic Tragedy
Hardcover ISBN: 0802713750
A compelling, in-depth account of the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania offers a vivid portrait of early twentieth-century maritime history and the terrible impact of the disaster, the deliberate sinking of the luxury liner by a torpedo fired from a German submarine, on the course of World War I.
The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice
Hardcover ISBN: 0316734969
An account of the World War I bombing of Black Tom Island in New York Harbor describes the reticence of the president and other officials to prevent the attack, the German government's twenty-year evasion of responsibility, and the efforts of three lawyers to determine accountability. 25,000 first printing.
The Story of Two Brothers
Paperback ISBN: 0195506634
This is a fascinating account of two very different Anzac experiences of World War I. Drawing on letters, diaries, and photographs from his grandfather and great-uncle, Greg Kerr relates the bitter experiences of Hedley Kerr (killed at Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915) and George Kitchin Kerr, who was wounded at Gallipoli and later survived three years in a Turkish prison camp.
A Genius for Deception
How Cunning Helped the British Win Two World Wars
Hardcover ISBN: 019538704x
In February 1942, intelligence officer Victor Jones erected 150 tents behind British lines in North Africa. "Hiding tanks in Bedouin tents was an old British trick," writes Nicholas Rankin; German general Erwin Rommel not only knew of the ploy, but had copied it himself. Jones knew that Rommel knew. In fact, he counted on it--for these tents were empty. With the deception that he was carrying out a deception, Jones made a weak point look like a trap. In A Genius for Deception, Rankin offers a lively and comprehensive history of how Britain bluffed, tricked, and spied its way to victory in two world wars. As he shows, a coherent program of strategic deception emerged in World War I, resting on the pillars of camouflage, propaganda, secret intelligence, and special forces. All forms of deception found an avid sponsor in Winston Churchill, who carried his enthusiasm for deceiving the enemy into World War II. Rankin vividly recounts such little-known episodes as the invention of camouflage by two French artist-soldiers, the creation of dummy airfields for the Germans to bomb during the Blitz, and the fabrication of an army that would supposedly invade Greece. Strategic deception would be key to a number of WWII battles, culminating in the massive misdirection that proved critical to the success of the D-Day invasion in 1944. Deeply researched and written with an eye for telling detail, A Genius for Deception shows how British used craft and cunning to help win the most devastating wars in human history.
Jerusalem in World War I
The Palestine Diary of a European Diplomat
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1848856326
When World War I broke out in Europe in the autumn of 1914, a young diplomat was sent to Jerusalem to take charge of the Spanish consulate in the city. Antonio de la Cierva y Lewita, better known as Conde de Ballobar, recorded the events he witnessed and described his experiences and opinions in a unique document that has become an invaluable resource for historians. Ballobar's diary provides an unparalleled insight into late Ottoman Jerusalem - and the upheavals of wartime life in the city - and includes a detailed account of the battle amongst the local churches over control of the city’s holy places. Also touching upon the spread of Zionism and the establishment of British rule, Ballobar writes as a privileged observer of an exceptionally complex historical period. Available in English for the first time, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of the late-Ottoman Empire and World War I in the Middle East.