Download 1915: The Death of Innocence by Lyn Macdonald PDF

By Lyn Macdonald

Via the tip of 1914, the battered British forces have been slowed down, but hopeful that promised reinforcements and spring climate might quickly result in a effective step forward. A 12 months later, after appalling losses at Aubers Ridge, bathrooms, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres and far flung Gallipoli, battling appeared set to move on for ever. Drawing on broad interviews, letters and diaries, this booklet brilliantly conjures up the soldiers' dogged heroism, sardonic humour and negative lack of innocence via 'a 12 months of cobbling jointly, of frustration, of indecision'. Over decades' study places Lyn Macdonald one of the maximum well known chroniclers of the 1st global struggle. right here, from the poignant thoughts of contributors, she has once more created an unforgettable slice of army heritage.

Show description

Read Online or Download 1915: The Death of Innocence PDF

Best history books

The Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age

This article describes the position that libraries performed in historic Egypt, Han-dynasty China, the traditional Western Clasical international, the Baghdad of Harun-al-Rashid, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. It keeps with the libraries of colonial the United States, the Library of Congress, college libraries, and today's huge public library platforms.

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: The Middle Ages (Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 2)

As well as the most traditions in Medieval Latin and Byzantine Greek, this complete creation to the literary conception and feedback produced in the course of the heart a while covers all significant eu vernaculars, starting from Irish to previous Norse, from Occitan to center excessive German and Italian. distinct cognizance is given to the contribution of Dante Alighieri and his commentators, besides the debates at the relative benefits of Latin and the Italian vernacular, and the literary attitudes of the early humanists

The World's Worst Aircraft

В книге описано one hundred fifty самых неудачных, по мнению автора, конструкций военных и гражданских самолетов различных стран со времён начала эры авиации до современности. Оригинальность авторского подхода заключается в том, что он в своей работе дает обзор не лучших, а наоборот - самых неудачных моделей самолетов в истории авиастроения, причём речь идёт не о моделях, а о реально существовавших летательных аппаратах, произведенных в разных странах мира со времён начала эры авиации до современности (исключение составляет только концептуальный прототип нынешнего Дримлайнера - Boeing Sonic Cruiser).

Extra info for 1915: The Death of Innocence

Sample text

France was relatively slow to adopt the new industrial techniques, except in the outstanding instance of the automobile industry. The two large firms of Renault and Citroen, and to a lesser extent Peugeot, adopted mass production methods with the benefit of state credit and large state orders. Germany was quick to develop those industries in which, before 1914, it had enjoyed a special lead: notably the chemical, electrical, engineering and new textile industries. Sweden, which at the beginning of the century had just tipped in balance from a predominantly agricultural to a predominantly industrial economy, efficiently developed such appropriate new industries as pulp and paper-making, electrical products and engineering.

Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 CHAPTER II THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIAL LIFE T HE forty years before the second world war brought far-reaching changes in the ways of life and the standards of living of European peoples. These changes were wrought by historical forces and events which had diverse effects in different countries. When the twentieth century began Europe already fell into three fairly well-defined regions. Europe east of the Elbe remained essentially a peasant Europe, where industrialisation had spread slowly for some fifty years and where national consciousness had developed speedily, often on a linguistic, family or racial basis.

5 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 3-2 THE SHIFTING BALANCE OF WORLD FORCES atoms, and equally the theorems of Planck and Einstein, pointed not merely to the transformation of physics but to the later exploitation of nuclear power. Here was a 'long revolution', continuing largely out of public sight between the wars, to its demonic revelation in 1945. Equally gradual was the advance of genetics, building on Mendel's forgotten work. The discovery of drugs to resist or cure disease was more dramatic: Ronald Ross and Walter Reed showed at the beginning of the century how malaria and yellow fever could be controlled—'western' scientists helping to transform the lives of millions in other continents.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 13 votes