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Cathedral Cities of France – free download

CATHEDRAL CITIES OF FRANCE BY HERBERT MARSHALL, R.W.S. AND HESTER MARSHALL
WITH SIXTY ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR
BY HERBERT MARSHALL, R.W.S.

1907

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Gaudalcanal – US Campaign in WW2

Gaudalcanal - US Campaign in WW2
Gaudalcanal - US Campaign in WW2
Gaudalcanal - US Campaign in WW2 - On 7 December 1941, Imperial Japanese forces turned their war on the Asian mainland eastward and southward into the Pacific with simultaneous attacks on Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, Wake, Guam, Hong Kong, and the Malay Peninsula. The rapid southward advance of Japanese armies and naval task forces in the following months found Western leaders poorly prepared for war in the Pacific. The decision to block this advance brought American forces into the Solomon Islands and U.S. Army troops onto the island of Guadalcanal. This booklet describes the campaign to stop the Japanese advance. Click below to order and download the pdf ebook (340kb).
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Mussolini’s Roman Empire

Mussolini's Roman Empire
Mussolini's Roman Empire
Mussolini's Roman Empire by GT Garratt. An indictment of England and her responsibility in the conquest of Abyssinia (of which she knew in advance and to which she actually gave assent) and of the French progress in the Spanish Civil War (which she has aided by taking the position of non-intervention, and ignoring the active part taken by Germany and Italy and making impossible support of the existing government). Step by step, her involvement is traced, as the story of Mussolini's ambitions and achievements is unrolled. The author, who was the Manchester Guardian correspondent during the Abyssinian war and spent most of last year in Spain, thinks Mussolini more dangerous than most Englishmen believe. “In every country bordering on the Mediterranean,” he says, “people are asking: why don’t the English take Mussolini’s ambitions more seriously?” Click below to order and download the pdf ebook (27mb).
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Der Adler – 1 June 1939 – Condor legion

Der Adler - 1 June 1939
Der Adler - 1 June 1939
Der Adler ( The Eagle ) magazine was the official publication of the German Air Force from March 1939 till September 1944. The Der Adler was distributed every two weeks by the High Command of the Luftwaffe. PDF format (50mb) 50pp. Sonderheft Legion Condor *** General der Flieger Sperrle, Francisco Franco by Heins Raebiger, war over Spain; 1200 men flew from Africa to Spain; Garcia; German communication crew in Spain; Major Handrick; victory parade for Franco. German language. Add to Cart to order and download.
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Der Adler – January 1940

Der Adler - January 1940
Der Adler - January 1940
Der Adler ( The Eagle ) magazine was the official publication of the German Air Force from March 1939 till September 1944. The Der Adler was distributed every two weeks by the High Command of the Luftwaffe. PDF format (35mb) 27pp. German Fighter Pilots ***Geschwader Schumacher,hunting Tommies - Leutnant Wimberley captured, drawings by Richard Hess, Wellington bomber in detail, Heinrich Anacker, Herms Niel, Iron Cross recipients: Klein, Hillengass, Kornatz, Kaiser, Henkel, Hoffmann, Wilde, Grenzow, von Klitzing, Meisel, Arndt, Baun, Chilla, Busselt, Kosch. German language. Add to Cart to order and download.
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Der Adler – May 1939

Der Adler 1939-05
Der Adler 1939-05
Der Adler ( The Eagle ) magazine was the official publication of the German Air Force from March 1939 till September 1944. The Der Adler was distributed every two weeks by the High Command of the Luftwaffe. PDF format (29mb) 37pp. German language. Add to Cart to order and download.
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The Great War – Part 1 – free sample

The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Part 1 Volume 1

The first issue of a 13 Volume series which formed a comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. All in all a massive undertaking which lead to the creation of large and comprehensive illustrated history of the war.

Comprised of quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format.
The full series includes a General Index which comprises approximately 27,000 entries.

Download this free sample of Part 1 of The Great War here (20mb).

Full series can be ordered and downloaded here.

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Eastern Nights and Flights

EASTERN NIGHTS—AND FLIGHTS -  A Record of Oriental Adventure by  Captain Alan Bott MC
EASTERN NIGHTS—AND FLIGHTS - A Record of Oriental Adventure by Captain Alan Bott MC
Most of us who were at close grips with the Great War will remember the habit of speculation about life on the far side of the front. Somewhere beyond the frontier of trenches, we realized, were our opposite numbers—infantrymen, gunners, aviators, staff officers, mess orderlies, generals, captains, lance-corporals—each according to character, rank, and duties, and to the position he occupied by reason of ability, courage, initiative, old age, self-advertisement, or wire-pulling. We saw them through a glass, darkly—a glass that, being partly concave, partly convex, and almost impenetrable throughout, showed us our opposite numbers as distorted reflections of ourselves. We knew well that a journey through, round, or over this glass would take us into an unnatural world where we should be negative instead of positive, passive instead of active, useless scrap-iron instead of working parts of a well-constructed machine. Yet we never considered the possibility of being obliged, in that unreal world, to live a life of impotence. Our companions, now, might have the bad luck to be dragged there; but our sense of normality would not let us reckon with such an unusual happening in our own case. And then, perhaps, one fine day or night found us isolated in an attack, or shot down in an air fight; and we would be in the topsy-turvy country of captivity. Some of us, who passed into this country from the curious East, tumbled head over heels upon adventures fantastic as those of any imaginative explorer of the wonderland Through the Looking Glass of fancy. ________________________________________ We were a small band of six scout pilots, one monkey-mascot, and a team of Baby Nieuports, hangared in a large meadow that was the nearest aerodrome to the then front in Palestine. Slightly to the south was the one-time German colony of Sorona, with houses empty but for ugly furniture and ornaments, left behind when the routed Turco-Germans scurried up the coast-line after Allenby's victory at Gaza. A few miles north was the trench-line, a few miles west were row upon row of sand-dunes, a sea of that intense blue which is the secret of the Syrian coast, and the ancient port of Jaffa, misnamed "The Beautiful." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Capt Bott's tale of capture by the Turks takes him through Damascus, the infamous Taurus tunnels to Constantinople where he lives a life as a fugitive after escaping from his captors. Entering a secret world of Russian smugglers he ends up in Odessa as the Bolshevik terror takes hold and finally stows away to Bulgaria and finally safety in Allied occupied Salonika. Captain Bott's tale is as gripping as it is exotic and suspenseful. A grand tale of true adventure in a lost world of Ottoman deceit, danger and corruption.
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THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE – AN EPISODE OF FRONTIER WAR

THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE – AN EPISODE OF FRONTIER WAR by Winston Churchill, c/w illustrations, is available here for free download in PDF format.

The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War was an 1898 book written by Winston Churchill; it was his first published work of non-fiction.

Members of the 45th Sikhs after the siege had been lifted.

It details an 1897 military campaign on the Northwest Frontier (an area now part of Pakistan). Churchill participated in the campaign as a second lieutenant in the cavalry; he volunteered for the posting, having become bored of playing polo in India.

See a brief history of the Malakand campaign here on the Revhead blog site.

 

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A MAKER OF HISTORY By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM

A Maker of History
A Maker of History
A Maker of History by Edward Phillips Oppenheim (22 October 1866 – 3 February 1946) an English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. A tale of espionage and threatened war between Russia, Germany and England built around the Dogger Bank incident during the Russo-Japanese War.
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1914 by Lord French

1914 by Lord French
1914 by Lord French
Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres, KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, ADC, PC (28 September 1852 – 22 May 1925), known as The Viscount French between 1916 and 1922, was a British and Anglo-Irish officer. Served as the first Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force for the first two years of World War I. French oversaw the BEF in the Battle of Mons, battle of the Marne and 1St Ypres and the introduction of the Territorials before the disastrous Battle of Loos. French's disagreements with Kitchener and Haig saw him removed from command in 1915. This account of the fundamental campaigns of the beginning of the Great War highlights the difficulty of fighting against overwhelming odds with limited supplies and an allied army. Includes detailed maps....14MB download in PDF format.
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“THE RETREAT FROM MONS

At 5 a.m. on the 22nd I awoke, as I had lain down to sleep, in high hopes. No evil foreboding of coming events had visited me in dreams; but it was not many hours later that the disillusionment began. I started by motor in the very early hours of a beautiful August morning to visit General Lanrezac at his Headquarters in the neighbourhood of Philippeville.

Soon after entering the area of the 5th French Army, I found my motor stopped at successive cross roads by columns of infantry and artillery moving south. After several such delays on my journey, and before I had gone half the distance, I suddenly came up with Captain Spiers of the 11th Hussars, who was the liaison officer at General Lanrezac’s Headquarters.

There is an atmosphere engendered by troops retiring, when they expect to be advancing, which is unmistakable to anyone who has had much experience of war. It matters not whether such a movement is the result of a lost battle, an unsuccessful engagement, or is in the nature of a “strategic manœuvre to the rear.” The fact that, whatever the reason may be, it means giving up ground to the enemy, affects the spirits of the troops and manifests itself in the discontented, apprehensive expression which is seen on the faces of the men, and the tired, slovenly, unwilling gait which invariably characterises troops subjected to this ordeal.

This atmosphere surrounded me for some time before I met Spiers and before he had spoken a word. My optimistic visions of the night before had vanished, and what he told me did not tend to bring them back. He reported that the Guard and 7th German Corps had since daybreak
advanced on the Sambre in the neighbourhood of Franière, and had attacked the 10th French Corps which was holding the river. The advanced troops had driven the Germans back; but he added that “offensive action was contrary to General Lanrezac’s plans,” and that this had “annoyed him.”

The 10th Corps had had to fall back with some loss, and were taking up ground known as the “Fosse Position,” on the south side of the Sambre. Spiers thought that the 10th Corps had been knocked about a good deal. He gave me various items of information gleaned from the Chief of Intelligence of the French 5th Army. These reports went to show that the German turning movement in Belgium was extending far towards the west, the right being kept well forward as though a powerful envelopment was designed. It was evident that the enemy was making some progress in his attempts to bridge and cross the Sambre all along the front of the 5th Army. There appeared to be some difficulty in finding General Lanrezac, and therefore I decided to return at once to my Headquarters at Le Cateau.

I found there that our own Intelligence had received information which confirmed a good deal of what I had heard in the morning. They thought that at least three German Corps were advancing upon us, the most westerly having reached as far as Ath.

The hopes and anticipations with which I concluded the last chapter underwent considerable modification from these experiences and events; but the climax of the day’s disappointment and disillusionment was not reached till 11 p.m., when the Head of the French Military Mission at
my Headquarters, Colonel Huguet, brought a French Staff Officer to me who had come direct from General Lanrezac. This officer reported the fighting of which Spiers had already informed me, and said that the French 10th Corps had suffered very heavily. When thinking of our estimates of losses in those days, it must be remembered that a dearly bought experience had not yet opened our minds to the terrible toll which modern war exacts.

The position of the 5th French Army extended from Dinant on the Meuse (just north of Fosse—Charleroi—Thuin back to Trélon) about five Corps in all. Sordet’s Cavalry Corps had reported that probably three German Corps were advancing on Brussels.

The German line facing the Anglo-French Army was thought to be “roughly” Soignies—Nivelles—Gembloux, and thence circling to the north of the Sambre, round Namur. A strong column of German infantry was advancing on Charleroi from Fleurus about 3 p.m. on the 21st. There had been heavy fighting at Tamines, on the Sambre, in which French troops had been worsted. General Lanrezac was anxious to know if I would attack the flank of the German columns which were pressing him back from the river.

In view of the most probable situation of the German Army, as it was known to both of us, and the palpable intention of its Commander to effect a great turning movement round my left flank, and having regard to the actual numbers of which I was able to dispose, it is very difficult to realise what was in Lanrezac’s mind when he made such a request to me.

As the left of the French 5th Army (Reserve Division of 18th Corps) was drawn back as far as Trélon, and the centre and right of that Army were in process of retiring, the forward position I now held on the Condé Canal might quickly become very precarious.

I, therefore, informed Lanrezac in reply that such an operation as he suggested was quite impracticable for me. I agreed to retain my present position for 24 hours; but after that time I told him it would be necessary for me to consider whether the weight against my front and outer flank, combined with the retreat of the French 5th Army, would not compel me to go back to the Maubeuge position.

I should mention that earlier in the day, on my return to Headquarters after my talk with Spiers, I had despatched the following message to General Lanrezac:—

“I am waiting for the dispositions arranged for to be carried out, especially the posting of French Cavalry Corps on my left. I am prepared to fulfil the rôle allotted to me when the 5th Army advances to the attack.

“In the meantime, I hold an advanced defensive position extending from Condé on the left, through Mons to Erquelinnes, where I connect with two Reserve Divisions south of the Sambre. I am now much in advance of the line held by the 5th Army and feel my position to be as forward as circumstances will allow, particularly in view of the fact that I am not properly prepared for offensive action till to-morrow morning, as I have previously informed you.

“I do not understand from your wire that the 18th Corps has yet been engaged, and they stand on my inner flank.”

I left my Headquarters at 5 a.m. on Sunday the 23rd and went to Sars-la-Bruyère (Headquarters of the 2nd Corps), and there I met Haig, Smith-Dorrien, and Allenby.

The cavalry had, during the 22nd, drawn off towards my left flank after heavy pressure by the enemy’s advancing columns, leaving detachments in front of my right to the east of Mons, which was not so severely threatened. These detachments extended in a south-easterly direction south of Bray and Binche, the latter place having been occupied by the enemy. They were in touch with the 5th French Army. Patrols and advanced squadrons had engaged similar bodies of the enemy and had held their own well.

The 2nd Corps occupied the line of the Condé Canal, from that place round the salient which the canal makes to the north of Mons, and extended thence to the east of Obourg, whence that part of the line was drawn back towards Villers-St. Ghislain.

The 5th Division was holding the line from Condé to Mariette, whilst the 3rd Division continued the line thence round the salient to the right of the line occupied by the 2nd Corps.

The 1st Corps was echeloned on the right and in rear of the 2nd.

I told the commanders of the doubts which had arisen in my mind during the previous 24 hours, and impressed on them the necessity of being prepared for any kind of move, either in advance or in retreat. I discussed exhaustively the situation on our front.

Allenby’s bold and searching reconnaissance had not led me to believe that we were threatened by forces against which we could not make an effective stand. The 2nd Corps had not yet been seriously engaged, while the 1st was practically still in reserve.

Allenby’s orders to concentrate towards the left flank when pressed by the advance of the enemy’s main columns had been practically carried into effect. I entertained some anxiety as to the salient which the canal makes north of Mons, and enjoined on Smith-Dorrien particular
watchfulness and care with regard to it.

They all assured me that a quiet night had been passed and that their line was firmly taken up and held.

The air reconnaissance had started at daybreak, and I decided to await aircraft reports from Henderson before making any decided plan.

I instructed Sir Archibald Murray, my Chief of Staff, to remain for the present at General Smith-Dorrien’s Headquarters at Sars-la-Bruyère, and gave him full instructions as to arrangements which must be made if a retreat became necessary. I then went on to Valenciennes. General Drummond (Commanding the 19th Infantry Brigade) and the French Commandant at Valenciennes met me at the station.

I inspected a part of the entrenchments which were under construction, and the disposition of the Territorial troops (two divisions under General d’Amade) which were detailed to hold them and to guard our left flank. The 19th Brigade (2nd Batt. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Batt. Scottish Rifles, 1st Batt. Middlesex Regt., and 2nd Batt. Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders) was just completing its detrainment, and I placed Drummond under the orders of General Allenby commanding the Cavalry Division.

During this day (August 23rd) reports continued to reach me of heavy pressure on our outposts all along the line, but chiefly between Condé and Mons.

Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, it will be remembered, was now in command of the 2nd Corps, having been sent out from England in succession to Sir James Grierson on the latter’s untimely death.

After my conference with the Corps Commanders on the morning of the 23rd, I left General Smith-Dorrien full of confidence in regard to his position, but when I returned to my Headquarters in the afternoon, reports came to hand that he was giving up the salient at Mons because the outpost line at Obourg had been penetrated by the enemy, and that he was also preparing to give up the whole of the line of the canal before nightfall. He said that he anticipated a gap occurring in his line between the 3rd and 5th Divisions in the neighbourhood of Mariette, and he went so far as to make a request for help to the 1st Corps.

Up to this time there was no decided threat in any strength on Condé, Sir Horace, therefore, need not have feared an imminent turning movement, and, as regards his front, he was nowhere threatened by anything more than cavalry supported by small bodies of infantry.

At that time no directions for retreat had been issued from Headquarters, although the Chief of the General Staff had been left at Sars-la-Bruyère on purpose to give orders for such a movement if it should become necessary.

The General’s anxiety seems to have lessened later in the afternoon, for at 5 p.m. a message from the 2nd Corps said that the commander was “well satisfied with the situation.”

The 3rd Division was now effecting a retirement south of the canal to a line running west through Nouvelles, and this movement had the inevitable result of bringing back the 5th Division and handing over the bridges of the canal to the German cavalry.

Every report I was now receiving at Headquarters pointed to the early necessity of a retirement of the British Forces in view of the general strategic situation, and I did not, therefore, deem it desirable to interfere with the 2nd Corps commander.

Reports of German activity on his front continued to be received from the G.O.C. 2nd Corps. At 7.15 p.m. he asked for permission to retire on Bavai; at 9.45 he was again reassured—a Divisional Headquarters which had retired was now “moving forward again”; and at 10.20 p.m. he reported, “casualties in no way excessive; all quiet now.”

The line which the 2nd Corps had taken up for the night showed an average retirement of three miles south of the canal. During the late afternoon the advanced troops of the 1st Corps were engaged, but not seriously threatened; they held their ground.

During the late afternoon and evening very disquieting reports had arrived as to the situation on my right. These were confirmed later in a telegram from French Headquarters, which arrived at half-past eleven at night. It clearly showed that our present position was strategically untenable; but this conclusion had been forced upon me much earlier in the evening when I received a full appreciation of the situation as it then appeared at French General Headquarters. General Joffre also told me that his information led him to expect that I might be attacked the next day by at least three German Corps and two Cavalry Divisions.

Appreciating the situation from the point of view which all reports now clearly established, my last hope of an offensive had to be abandoned, and it became necessary to consider an immediate retreat from our present forward position.

I selected the new line from Jerlain (south-east of Valenciennes) eastwards to Maubeuge. This line had already been reconnoitred. The Corps and Divisional Staff Officers who were called into Headquarters to receive orders, especially those of the 2nd Corps, thought our position
was much more seriously threatened than it really was and, in fact, one or two expressed doubts as to the possibility of effecting a retirement in the presence of the enemy in our immediate front. I did not share these views, and Colonel Vaughan (Chief of the Staff of the Cavalry Division) was more inclined to accept my estimate of the enemy’s forces on or near the canal than the others were. His opportunities of gauging the enemy’s strength and dispositions had been greatly enhanced by the fine reconnoitring work done on the previous two or three days by the Cavalry Division. However, I determined to effect the retreat, and orders were issued accordingly.”

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Soldaten-Atlas Wehrmacht 1941

Soldaten-Atlas Wehrmacht   1941
Soldaten-Atlas Wehrmacht 1941
Soldaten-Atlas / Soldier Atlas, published by the Wehrmacht High command in late 1941. Cover says "for use inside the Wehrmacht only." Published for the soldiers at front to inform them about the ongoing war. Maps of Germany and Europe as it was shaped by the German forces in late 1941, NSDAP administrative structure of Germany, maps of the German WW2 campaigns prior to the invasion of Russia (Poland, Norway, France, Balkans) and explanation of the changing European map, several maps of the Sovjet Union as published after the start of operation Barbarossa, about half of the pages in color. Many charts of population, farming and industrial production. Maps of lost German colonies, maps of the invasion of Poland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France, Yugoslavia and Greece plus maps of racial groups of Europe and the world. Download (95MB)
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Japan’s Mein Kampf – The Tanaka Memorial

Japan's Mein Kampf  - The Tanaka Memorial
Japan's Mein Kampf - The Tanaka Memorial
Japan's Dream of World Empire: The Tanaka Memorial, by Baron Giichi Tanaka, Ed. with introduction by Carl Crow, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1942. Tanaka was Japan's Prime Minister from April 20, 1927 to July 2, 1929. Purported to be Japan's blueprint for conquest. This edition issued as wartime propaganda in 1942. Download (2.2MB)

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The Great Pacific War – by H C Bywater

The Great Pacific War - by H C Bywater
The Great Pacific War - by H C Bywater
The novel which chillingly predicted the Pacific War and influenced Japanese and US naval strategy

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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 13

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 13
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 13
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Includes a General Index which comprises approximately 27,000 entries. Download Volume 13 now (442MB)

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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 12

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 12
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 12
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 12 now (394MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 11

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 11
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 11
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 11 now (350MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 10

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 10
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 10
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 10 now (373MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 9

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 9
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 9
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 9 now (315MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 8

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 8
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 8
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 8 now (350MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 7

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 7
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 7
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 7 now (352MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 6

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 6
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 6
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 6 now (360MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 5

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 5
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 5
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 5 now (282MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 4

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 4
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 4
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 4 now (283MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 3

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 3
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 3
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 3 now (297MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 2

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 2
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 2
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 2 now (375MB)
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The Great War – The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict – Volume 1

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 1
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 1
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. The Great War - A Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict was a weekly magazine in 272 parts which was later bound into 13 large volumes ( totalling 6919 24cm W x 32.5cm H pages) . "A standard history of the World-Wide Conflict, including eye-witnesses' stories of striking incidents throughout the field of operations". The first part was published in August 1914, in a hurry to meet demand, as the popular opinion was that the war would be over by Christmas. Eventually the massive project went on to document the entire War, not just in Europe but world-wide with articles and coverage from Africa, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Gallipoli, Persia, China etc. "The 272 parts of The Great War will remain the unrivalled record of the most stupendous event in the history of humanity. Produced in the years of storm and stress, and often under distracting conditions, it will lack the poise and perspective of the cloistered historian's work, to be written a generation hence far removed from the passions and miseries of the events recorded; but it will at no time, near or distant, stand in fear of any rival as a vivid and fascinating pictorial record of the world-wide conflict". This is a history of the War written as it unfolded, with hundreds of maps, hundreds of full page engraving and thousands of photographs. It covers in depth the land, sea and air conflicts from all perspectives with considerable coverage of Empire Forces. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 1 now (365MB)
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THE FIFTH BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY IN THE WAR 1914-1918

THE FIFTH BATTALION   HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY   IN THE WAR  1914-1918
THE FIFTH BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY IN THE WAR 1914-1918
Published 1921 The 5th Highland Light Infantry was originally known as the 19th Lanark Rifle Volunteers, one of the Volunteer units raised in 1859. In 1880, it became the 5th Lanark Volunteers. The connection with the Highland Light Infantry began in 1887, when it was named the 1st Volunteer Battalion Highland Light Infantry, a detachment of which served in the South African War. On the formation of the Territorial Force in 1909, the present name was adopted. This book deals with the unit record of service in the war 1914-1918. The unit served in Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine and France. Many illustrations and maps. Download (4.3MB)
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The Second Battle of the Marne – Michelin Guide

The Second Battle of the Marne - Michelin Guide
The Second Battle of the Marne - Michelin Guide
(in French - La deuxième bataille de la Marne) - a fascinating battlefield guide to the dreadful battle of the Marne in World War One - illustrated with numerous photos and maps. Published 1919. A fascinating guide to the frontline at the time when the wounds of war were fresh. Well illustrated. Download (8.75MB).
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FLAG AND FLEET HOW THE BRITISH NAVY WON THE FREEDOM OF THE SEAS

FLAG AND FLEET HOW THE BRITISH NAVY WON THE FREEDOM OF THE SEAS
FLAG AND FLEET HOW THE BRITISH NAVY WON THE FREEDOM OF THE SEAS
FLAG AND FLEET HOW THE BRITISH NAVY WON THE FREEDOM OF THE SEAS BY WILLIAM WOOD WITH A PREFACE BY ADMIRAL-OF-THE-FLEET SIR DAVID BEATTY. In acceding to the request to write a Preface for this volume I am moved by the paramount need that all the budding citizens of our great Empire should be thoroughly acquainted with the part the Navy has played in building up the greatest empire the world has ever seen. Colonel Wood has endeavored to make plain, in a stirring and attractive manner, the value of Britain's Sea-Power. To read his Flag and Fleet will ensure that the lessons of centuries of war will be learnt, and that the most important lesson of them all is this—that, as an empire, we came into being by the Sea, and that we cannot exist without the Sea. DAVID BEATTY, 2nd of June, 1919. The growth of the Royal navy, it's history and battles. Extensive coverage of the Navy in the First World War as well. Illustrated. Download (2MB).
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