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Redlands in World War I

By Ann Cordy Deegan,Maria Carrillo Colato,Nathan D. Gonzales,Don McCue
  • ISBN Code: : 1439659559
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : History
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Upon declaration of war on April 6, 1917, Redlands mobilized immediately. The local National Guard Company G departed on April 4 to Arcadia and quickly relocated to San Diego. Residents worked to establish a chapter of the American Red Cross and formed war committees through the YMCA, YWCA and Salvation Army. Thousands of residents pulled together to serve the war at home, donating their time and orchestrating bond drives. More than eight hundred locals served in the military, and Redlanders could be found fighting in every major battle involving American troops. Thirty-nine men and one woman made the ultimate sacrifice. This book commemorates the community’s perseverance and sacrifices during the Great War.

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  • Total of Pages : 80
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
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  • Total of Pages : 384
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With the same patriotic fervor as Maine's response to a call for troops in the Civil War, more than 35,000 men and women across the state joined the armed forces in 1917-1918 to fight in aid of America's European allies against Germany, as well as to redress German destruction of American vessels in the North Atlantic. Mainers also provided vital support to the United States and the Allies through war-related industries, like shipbuilding, munitions, textiles, and agriculture, while purchasing more than $100 million in war bonds and donating bandages, books, and other comforts of home to the troops. The war may have been "over there," but its effects were found throughout the state of Maine.

World War I for Kids

By R. Kent Rasmussen
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1613745591
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 162
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One hundred years after the start of the “Great War,” World War I for Kids provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at this defining conflict that involved all of the world's superpowers. Why and how did the war come about? What was daily life like for soldiers in the trenches? What roles did zeppelins, barbed wire, and the passenger ship Lusitania play in the war? Who were Kaiser Wilhelm, the Red Baron, and Edith Cavell? Young history buffs will learn the answers these questions and many others, including why the western front bogged down into a long stalemate; how the war ushered in an era of rapid military, technological, and societal advances; and how the United States' entry helped end the war. Far from a dry catalog of names, dates, and battles, this richly illustrated book goes in depth into such fascinating topics as turn-of-the-20th-century weaponry and the important roles animals played in the war, and explains connections among events and how the war changed the course of history. Hands-on activities illuminate both the war and the times. Kids can: &· Make a periscope &· Teach a dog to carry messages &· Make a parachute &· Learn a popular World War I song &· Cook Maconochie Stew &· And much more

WORLD WAR ONE KILLING FIELDS

By Cotter Bass
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3748708718
  • Total of Pages : 35
  • Category : History
  • Members : 776
  • Pdf File: world-war-one-killing-fields.pdf

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World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global conflict originating in Europe that lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918. Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars," it led to the mobilization of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It was also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the 1918 influenza pandemic lead to another 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide. The war caused the disintegration of four empires: the Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, and Russian. Germany lost its overseas empire, and states such as Czechoslovakiaand Yugoslavia were created, or recreated, as in the cases of Lithuania and Poland. This contributed to a decisive break with the world order that had emerged after the Napoleonic Wars, which was modified by the mid-19th century's nationalistic revolutions. The results of World War I would also be important factors in the development of World War II just over two decades later. Much of the fighting in World War I took place along the Western Front, within a system of opposing manned trenches and fortifications (separated by a "no man's land") running from the North Sea to the border of Switzerland. On the Eastern Front, the vast eastern plains and limited rail network prevented a trench warfare stalemate from developing, although the scale of the conflict was just as large. Hostilities also occurred on and under the sea and - for the first time - in the air. WORLD WAR ONE KILLING FIELDS, by Cotter Bass, provides a brief but graphic overview of the battlefield horrors of World War I.

Empires in World War I

By Richard S. Fogarty,Andrew Tait Jarboe
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0857725688
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Members : 615
  • Pdf File: empires-in-world-war-i.pdf

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Soon after the guns in Belgium and France had signalled the commencement of what would become the world's single most destructive conflict to date, the British, Ottoman, German, Russian, Austro-Hungarian, French and Belgian Empires were at war. Empires in World War I marks a turn away from the pre-eminence of the Western Front in the current scholarship, and seeks to reconstitute our understanding of this war as a truly global struggle between competing empires. Based on primary research, this book opens up new debates on the effects of the Great War in colonial arenas. The book assesses the effects of the war on Native Americans in the United States for example, as well as on the relationship between India and Pakistan, the British justice system in Palestine and the 'imperial scramble' in the Asia-Pacific region. Empires in World War I will be essential reading for students and scholars of the twentieth century.

The Belgian Army in World War I

By Ronald Pawly,Pierre Lierneux
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1780964056
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : History
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: the-belgian-army-in-world-war-i.pdf

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While small in numbers, the Belgian Army played a vital role in World War 1 that is often overlooked. Germany's invasion of neutral Belgium, which led Britain to declare war in August 1914, should have been swift and fierce yet the unexpected heroic defence, against great odds, of Belgian fortresses, frustrated the German Schlieffen Plan for a thrust to Paris and a lightning victory. The plucky Belgian resistance proved successful in buying time for French and British troops to mobilize and report to the front, where the Belgians would then go on to fight, stubbornly defending the northern end of the Allied trench line for the rest of the war. Discover the story of this determined Army, from their organization and commanders, to their uniforms and equipment. The only main combatant army of World War I not previously covered by Osprey, this volume will be an important addition to any enthusiast's collection, accompanied by detailed artwork and archive photographs.

World War II in Europe

By David T. Zabecki
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113581242X
  • Total of Pages : 1550
  • Category : History
  • Members : 793
  • Pdf File: world-war-ii-in-europe.pdf

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Backwash of War

By Ellen N. La Motte
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421426722
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : History
  • Members : 637
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Not only did La Motte boldly breach decorum in writing The Backwash of War, but she forcefully challenged societal norms in other equally remarkable ways, as a debutante turned Johns Hopkins–trained nurse, pathbreaking public health advocate and administrator, suffragette, journalist, writer, lesbian, and self-proclaimed anarchist.

Music of the First World War

By Don Tyler
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440839972
  • Total of Pages : 283
  • Category : History
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: music-of-the-first-world-war.pdf

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This book discusses WWI-era music in a historical context, explaining music's importance at home and abroad during WWI as well as examining what music was being sung, played, and danced to during the years prior to America's involvement in the Great War. • Provides an excellent resource for students investigating music during the First World War as well as for adults interested in WWI-era history or music of the pre-twenties • Documents the variety of reasons songs were sung by soldiers in wartime—to cheer themselves up, boost courage, poke fun at or stimulate hatred of their enemies, or express grievances or protest against the war or against authority • Covers stage music of the WWI era, including music hall (British), vaudeville, revues, operettas, and musicals

The Phoney Victory

By Peter Hitchens
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786724286
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 422
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Was World War II really the `Good War'? In the years since the declaration of peace in 1945 many myths have sprung up around the conflict in the victorious nations. In this book, Peter Hitchens deconstructs the many fables which have become associated with the narrative of the `Good War'. Whilst not criticising or doubting the need for war against Nazi Germany at some stage, Hitchens does query whether September 1939 was the right moment, or the independence of Poland the right issue. He points out that in the summer of 1939 Britain and France were wholly unprepared for a major European war and that this quickly became apparent in the conflict that ensued. He also rejects the retroactive claim that Britain went to war in 1939 to save the Jewish population of Europe. On the contrary, the beginning and intensification of war made it easier for Germany to begin the policy of mass murder in secret as well as closing most escape routes. In a provocative, but deeply-researched book, Hitchens questions the most common assumptions surrounding World War II, turning on its head the myth of Britain's role in a `Good War'.

The Vanquished

By Robert Gerwarth
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374710686
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : History
  • Members : 118
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A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 An epic, groundbreaking account of the ethnic and state violence that followed the end of World War I—conflicts that would shape the course of the twentieth century For the Western Allies, November 11, 1918, has always been a solemn date—the end of fighting that had destroyed a generation, but also a vindication of a terrible sacrifice with the total collapse of the principal enemies: the German Empire, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. But for much of the rest of Europe this was a day with no meaning, as a continuing, nightmarish series of conflicts engulfed country after country. In The Vanquished, a highly original and gripping work of history, Robert Gerwarth asks us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War. In large part it was not the fighting on the Western Front that proved so ruinous to Europe’s future, but the devastating aftermath, as countries on both sides of the original conflict were savaged by revolutions, pogroms, mass expulsions, and further major military clashes. In the years immediately after the armistice, millions would die across central, eastern, and southeastern Europe before the Soviet Union and a series of rickety and exhausted small new states would come into being. It was here, in the ruins of Europe, that extreme ideologies such as fascism would take shape and ultimately emerge triumphant. As absorbing in its drama as it is unsettling in its analysis, The Vanquished is destined to transform our understanding of not just the First World War but the twentieth century as a whole.