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World War I Battlefield Artillery Tactics

Author : Dale Clarke
ISBN : 1782005900
Genre : History
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From the beginning of 'trench warfare' in winter 1914/15, artillery became the absolutely dominant arm in all the major armies for the rest of World War I, to a degree never seen before or since. The numbers and capabilities of the guns and ammunition available governed all the generals' battle plans; and the ways in which they were employed, and either succeeded or failed, decided the outcome of battles. The majority of the millions of casualties suffered during the war fell victim to artillery fire. The artillery war fell into three distinct phases along a four-year learning curve (with the necessary equipment and training for the second and third phases always lagging behind the tactical needs). The war began with mostly light, mobile artillery equipped and trained to support fast-moving infantry and cavalry by direct fire, mostly with air-bursting shrapnel shells. The entirely unexpected end of the first campaigns of manoeuvre as the armies bogged down in static trench warfare found both sides ill equipped and ill trained for what was in essence siege warfare on an industrial scale. This demanded more and heavier guns and high-explosive shells, and more complex skills for indirect fire - observation on the ground and in the air, locating targets (including enemy artillery), dropping the right kind of shells on them, the communications needed for co-ordinating the work of hugely increased numbers of guns, and getting many millions of shells up to them for week-long bombardments. These seldom worked as anticipated (classically, by failing to 'cut the wire' or to penetrate deep bunkers); so innovative officers on both sides worked to devise new tactics, with more versatile mixes of ammunition (e.g. gas shells, smoke shells, star shells and so on) and more imaginative ways of using them, such as box barrages and creeping barrages. Finally, in early 1918, the static slogging broke down into a renewed phase of manoeuvre warfare, made possible by sophisticated co-operation between artillery and infantry, plus the newly important air and mechanised forces. The lessons that were finally learned shaped the use of artillery worldwide for the rest of the 20th century. Fully illustrated with period photographs and specially drawn colour artwork and drawing upon the latest research, this engaging study explains the rapid development of artillery tactics and techniques during the conflict in which artillery played a pre-eminent role - World War I.
Category: History

The Battlefields Of The First World War

Author : Peter Barton
ISBN : UOM:39076002605785
Genre : History
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The first publication of a unique, unseen collection of over 500 panoramic photographs of the Western Front. Here are the great battlegrounds of the First World War as you have never seen them before, from the First Battle of Ypres where gallant men on horseback find things do not go to plan to the closing horror of the mud at Passchendaele. The book showcases the most eye-opening panoramas, along with poignant personal photographs and the recollections of the soldiers caught in action in the battles shown. These panoramic photographs were the nearest thing to satellite mapping in their day, taken by the British Royal Engineers for intelligence purposes thoughout the war. The photographers had to spend tens of minutes with their head above the parapet - a view normally seen by the troops only through a trench periscope. Many of the images give a field of view of up to 160 degrees, and so sharp that individual figures - a soldier picking lice on his shirt, a sniper lying in wait - can be made out. The images cover the whole of the Western Front, end to end. For the general buyer they have an impact unlike anything seen before. For the specialist, they document a lost world, putting other forms of archive into temporal, topographical and geographical context. What they reveal challenges existing perceptions of the First World War. As well as tortured landscapes of featureless mud, they also show fields of flowers, beaches, churches still standing. There are desperate scenes for sure, but an important lesson is that much of the war was fought in a real, recognizable landscape.
Category: History

World War I Battlefields

Author : John Ruler
ISBN : 9781841624846
Genre : History
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"Thoroughly researched with practical information ranging from train routes and battlefield tours to museum details and regional maps this full-colour guidebook provides a window into the history of the Western Front and the stories of loss and heroism immortalised in memorials and cemeteries throughout the region"-- Back coer.
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World War I Battlefield Artillery Tactics

Author : Dale Clarke
ISBN : 9781782005919
Genre : History
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As the First World War bogged down across Europe resulting in the establishment of trench systems, artillery began to grow in military importance. Never before had the use of artillery been so vital, and to this day the ferocity, duration and widespread use of artillery across the trenches of Europe has never been replicated. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this groundbreaking study explains and illustrates the enormous advances in the use of artillery that took place between 1914 and 1918, the central part artillery played in World War I and how it was used throughout the war, with particular emphasis on the Western Front.
Category: History

Panzerwaffe On The Battlefield 2

Author : Jon Feenstra
ISBN : 6155583234
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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In Panzerwaffe on the Battlefield 2, Jon Feenstra looks at various German armored fighting vehicles. The captions focus on the modifications of these panzers, self-propelled guns, etc. This book covers the entire war period - from 1939 to 1945 and all theaters. This hardcover, landscape formatted book's brief introduction is followed by more than one hundred mainly unpublished photographs, published in the highest possible quality. Both the introduction and the captions are bilingual (English/Hungarian).
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

World War In Syria

Author : A. B. Abrams
ISBN : 1949762467
Genre : Political Science
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World War in Syria provides a comprehensive study of the first ten years of the Syrian War, as well as an extensive background into the history of Syria's longstanding conflict with the Western world and its regional strategic partners such as Turkey and Israel. It offers an analysis of the conflict through the paradigm of an international 'world war, ' albeit centered in only one country, rather than a civil war, and provides information vital to understanding the conflict's implications for international security and the motivations and interests of all major parties involved. Much as the Korean War saw multiple countries from the world's two major power blocs commit to supporting opposing sides, the Syrian War has similarly been a key event in what is increasingly being termed a new Cold War between the Western world and its adversaries. Like the Afghan War of the 1980s, the early stages of the conflict in Syria saw Western powers and their Islamist leaning partners in the Middle East extensively supporting a Muslim fundamentalist insurgency to overthrow a Moscow-friendly secular government. The campaign against Damascus included not only military efforts, but also extensive information and economic warfare campaigns which brought the country close to an Afghan-style collapse and Islamist takeover. As the war escalated the number of active participants on Syrian soil increased on both sides, with Turkish, U.S., European and Israeli boots on the ground and fighters in the sky backing the insurgents while Russian, Iranian, North Korean and Hezbollah units supported the government. The Syrian War evolved into a world war reflecting the macrocosm of multiple international conflicts in the microcosm of the small country's territory. World War in Syria answers questions that will have continued relevance beyond the country's borders for years to come. What were the West's motives for pursuing the Syrian state's overthrow? How will precedents set in the conflict impact international norms with global reverberations? Why has Syria been vulnerable to instigation of insurgency, to information warfare and later to economic sanctions in a way that other Western adversaries are not? How has the conflict reflected the way warfare has evolved over recent decades, and under what conditions is it likely to conclude in the coming ten years?
Category: Political Science

World War I Battlefield Companion

Author : American Battle Monuments Commission
ISBN : 0160947812
Genre : National cemeteries, American
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Category: National cemeteries, American

The Next World War

Author : James Adams
ISBN : 0099225425
Genre : Information warfare
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Pointing to the obvious irony that traditional warfare is a dying business, the author examines the new methods by which war will be waged in the future. Based on massive Pentagon spending, he forecasts information warfare becoming all-important.
Category: Information warfare

The Battlefields Of Imphal

Author : Hemant Singh Katoch
ISBN : 9781317274018
Genre : History
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In 1944, the British Fourteenth Army and the Japanese Fifteenth Army clashed around the town of Imphal, Manipur, in North East India in what has since been described as one of the greatest battles of the Second World War. Over 200,000 soldiers from several nations fought in the hills and valley of Manipur on the India–Burma (Myanmar) frontier. This book is the first systematic mapping of the main scenes of the fighting in the critical Battle of Imphal. It connects the present with the past and links what exists today in Manipur with what happened there in 1944. The events were transformative for this little-known place and connected it with the wider world in an unparalleled way. By drawing on oral testimonies, written accounts and archival material, this book revisits the old battlefields and tells the untold story of a place and people that were perhaps the most affected by the Second World War in India. The volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of military history, especially the Second World War, defence and strategic studies, area studies, and North East India.
Category: History

Battlefields Of The World War

Author : Douglas Wilson Johnson
ISBN : UVA:X000894203
Genre : Military geography
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Category: Military geography

Battlefields Of The World War

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ISBN : OCLC:17510515
Genre : Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914
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Imperial Germany S Iron Regiment Of The First World War Second Edition

Author : John K. Rieth
ISBN : 9780998804507
Genre : History
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Imperial Germany's "Iron Regiment" of the First World War offers a rare English-language account of a premier German infantry unit. Renowned as the Iron Regiment for its fighting record in the legendary 1916 Battle of the Somme, its service spanned from WW I's earliest battles through its destruction by US Marines in the Argonne Forest in the war's final days. Inspired by a wartime journal written by the author's grandfather, an IR 169 veteran, much of the book is drawn from rare soldier accounts, many published here for the first time in English. The voice of these soldiers take us into the other side of the trenches and through the unimaginable horrors of the First World War. This second edition adds over 100 pages of text, maps, and pictures to the original publication. "An excellent writing looking at WW 1 from a German soldier's perspective. I highly recommend it to everyone interested in learning more about the Great War." Gerald York, Colonel (Ret), US Army Grandson of Sergeant Alvin York, famed US Army WW I Medal of Honor Recipient "This book stands head and shoulders above previously published unit histories and should not be ignored for its substantial value in providing the whole picture of many of the war's landmark battles." Roads to the Great War "War histories of German regiments during either the First or Second World War are comparatively rare, and this book is a welcome addition." Britain at War Magazine "A complete lifecycle account of a German regiment for the duration of the First World War, and so a rare contribution to those wishing to see the war from the German perspective." Great War Society ---------------- The author, John K. Rieth, is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with a lifelong interest in military history. He is the author of Patton's Forward Observers: The History of the 7th Field Artillery Battalion and is a member of the US Army Historical Foundation and the Western Front Association.
Category: History

Canadians At War

Author : Susan Evans Shaw
ISBN : 0864926545
Genre : History
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Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele, Amiens — to many, these are the names of battles far away and long ago. To thousands of soldiers, now gone, the battles were hard-fought and costly campaigns fraught with danger, pain, and tears. Today, these combat zones are trod by tourists in search of a connection with the past. Canadians at War follows the route of the Canadian Expeditionary Force from its first encounter with German forces at Neuve Chappelle to the site of the 1915 gas attack at St. Julien, from the Somme to Vimy and Passchendaele. In this informative guide, Susan Evans Shaw provides an historical overview of each battlefield as well as maps, photographs, and information on the memorials and cemeteries. The first book of its kind, Canadians at War fills a gap in heritage travel literature that has existed since the Armistice. Evans Shaw made her first visit to the battlefields of World War I in 2004, where she realized that there was a dearth of material for Canadians. Collaborating with photographer Jean Crankshaw, she created this book as a tribute to her grandfather, who was killed in action in 1918.
Category: History

American Doughboys In The First World War

Author : Robert J. Mueller
ISBN : 0982367775
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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The American Expeditionary Force's contribution to the Allied victory in the First World War is reviewed by visiting the locations of American participation in the fighting. Through detailed maps, B&W period photographs, and contemporary color photographs visitors can follow the American troops across the battlefields of northern France. The exploits of individual soldiers whose contributions made victory possible are described. The text includes GPS coordinates of all important monuments, museums, and military cemeteries.
Category: World War, 1914-1918

World War 1 Soldier Stories

Author : Ryan Jenkins
ISBN : 1512006173
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UPDATE: SECOND EDITION - WITH ADDED CONTENT!! World War I, also known in its time as the "Great War" or the "War to End all Wars," was an unprecedented holocaust in terms of its sheer scale. Fought by men who hailed from all corners of the globe, it saw millions of soldiers do battle in brutal assaults of attrition, which dragged on for months with little to no respite. Tens of millions of artillery shells and untold hundreds of millions of rifle and machine gun bullets were fired in a conflict that demonstrated man's capacity to kill each other on an unprecedented scale. The enduring image of World War I is of men stuck in muddy trenches and of vast armies deadlocked in a fight neither could win. There were heroes though. Men who fought against odds so great, that few would survive. These are the stories of just a few. Read about the "Devil Dog" who brought home not one, but two Medals of Honor and was even nominated for a third for his service. Find out more about the German general who came home a hero, and dared to challenge Hitler. He was one of the few that survived doing so. Learn about the "Jungle Fox" and his daring charges. War is hell. Many men don't survive that those that do are left with a lasting impression of the horrors witnessed. These stories honor those that fought for their countries and the other men who stood beside him. Pick up a copy of your own today. Comments From Other Readers "I'll be honest, I didn't pay much attention in my history class when it came to wars. They were over so why should I care? History is bound to repeat itself. In terms of war, that's generally with tragic results. While the war itself was brutal, these brave men highlighted in the book took on immeasurable odds to save the lives of those around them. Starting with a short history of the war, it runs into these amazing stories. I wish I had paid attention when I was younger, but I'm certainly paying attention now." - Hank (Montana, US) "The heroics of men under the strain of war are something of a marvel. Any man that would willingly sacrifice himself for the life of another is to be commended. To do so repeatedly is heroic. Those that fight in any war for the freedom of others should all be considered heroic. There are some that stand out amongst the rest though. These are some of such stories from men who fought with valour in World War I. The author excels in his description of the history surrounding the war as well as his efforts in extoling the actions of these men. Truly a wonderful book." - Jacques (Montreal, Canada) Tags: WWI, World War, the great war, war heroes, medal of honor, silver star, navy cross, Germany, French, Belleau Wood, Devil Dogs, Marines, Jungle fox, Africa, Paris, doughboys, mustard gas, Archduke Ferdinand, alliance system, Erik Larson, Dead Wake, The Fall of the Ottomans, Guns of August, Seek out and Destroy, Lawrence in Arabia, Winged victory, flanders field, dauntless, her privates we, the last of the doughboys, alan evans, thunder at dawn, eve of war

World War One The Unheard Stories Of Soldiers On The Western Front Battlefields First World War Stories As Told By Those Who Fought In Ww1 Battles

Author : Various
ISBN : 1387818694
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This second volume of heroic soldier's stories relays more accounts of combat on the Western Front during the First World War. Evocative and vivid descriptions of the early stages of the conflict populate these pages, from which the reader can gain lessons of the conditions of the stagnant front. Originally published in 1915, the set of tales within this book offer sobering accounts from various battlefields which took place during the early stages of the war. Although the war was not even halfway over by the time these stories found publication, the horrors of the conflict were already a fact of life, with casualties rapidly mounting on both sides. At that time public opinion hadn't yet fully turned against the war, and in Britain - the nationality of all the soldiers here - the need for showing progress was essential to sustain civilian and military morale. All of the soldiers in these pages were already serving in their regiments, or had volunteered for service, when the war commenced.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

World War I

Author : H. P. Willmott
ISBN : 0756650151
Genre : History
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Combines period photographs, illustrations, maps, and timelines into a narrative that offers an overview of World War I, describing the causes of the conflict, the campaigns and battles, and its repercussions in the decades that followed.
Category: History

World War One

Author : Various
ISBN : 1533578796
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This collection of heroic soldier's stories relays sobering accounts of combat on the Western Front during the First World War. Evocative and vivid descriptions of the early stages of the conflict populate these pages, from which the reader can gain lessons of the conditions of the stagnant front. Originally published in 1915, the set of tales within this book offer sobering accounts from various battlefields which took place during the early stages of the war. Although the war was not even halfway over by the time these stories found publication, the horrors of the conflict were already a fact of life, with casualties rapidly mounting on both sides. At that time public opinion hadn't yet fully turned against the war, and in Britain - the nationality of all the soldiers here - the need for showing progress was essential to sustain civilian and military morale. All of the soldiers in these pages were already serving in their regiments, or had volunteered for service, when the war commenced. They were commonly professional soldiers, possessed of a natural - even ingrained - patriotism, and more accepting of the official narrative than the increasingly sceptical and fearful citizenry back home. There is however no doubt that many were already disillusioned, and that the stories here are taken from an already thinning group of soldiers still possessed of some shred of belief in the war as a noble, or even glorious, conflict. Despite the mood which underpins the pages here, one can read between the lines for a picture. The stories are honest: thing got worse between those elated first weeks wherein the French welcomed their allies so gladly, and the war that was to be over by Christmas 1914 was nowhere near ending, and it is in these stories that we witness the germinal seeds of disillusion and hatred of conflict. The majority of the illustrations which originally accompanied these accounts prioritise the heroism of their subjects, while a few offer a toned down presentation of the horrific battlefields. In this modern edition, we include a number of relevant photographic illustrations alongside the original drawings which accompanied the stories when they were first published. While the imagery of World War I is generally quite ingrained in our minds, these supplementary pictures are designed as on-the-spot reminders of how war was more than a century ago, as well as to provide demonstration of the weapons and technology of the era.

The Canadian Battlefields In Belgium The Netherlands And Germany

Author : Terry Copp
ISBN : 1926804023
Genre : History
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This book builds on the success of The Canadian Battlefields in Northwest Europe, 1944—45 by adding a new chapter dealing with the Canadian battles in Belgium during the First World War. In addition to bringing to life the Victory Campaign of the Second World War in Belgium, Holland, and Germany, it examines the terrible battles fought in the Ypres Salient, including the Canadians’ first battle at 2nd Ypres in April 1915 and the epic battle of Passchendaele in October—November 1917. The Canadian Battlefields in Belgium, Holland, and Germany is lavishly illustrated with photographs and colour maps. Published by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies and distributed by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Category: History