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Luxury Fleet RLE The First World War

 Luxury  Fleet   RLE The First World War Author Holger H. Herwig
ISBN-10 9781317703655
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 340
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Originally published in 1980 ‘Luxury’ Fleet (the phrase was Winston Churchill’s) was the first history of the Imperial German navy from 1888 to 1918. After tracing the historical background to German naval ambitions, the first two sections of the book analyse Admiral Tirpitz’s programme of building a battle fleet strong enough to engage the Royal Navy in the North Sea. The author shows the fleet in its European setting and describes the warships and the attitudes of the officer corps and seamen. The final section of the book discusses the tactical deployment of the German fleet during the First World War, both in home waters and overseas; and it weighs the balance between those who supported fleet actions in preference to those who favoured cruiser and submarine warfare.

Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy

Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy Author Patrick J. Kelly
ISBN-10 9780253001757
Release 2011-05-03
Pages 608
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Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849–1930) was the principal force behind the rise of the German Imperial Navy prior to World War I, challenging Great Britain’s command of the seas. As State Secretary of the Imperial Naval Office from 1897 to 1916, Tirpitz wielded great power and influence over the national agenda during that crucial period. By the time he had risen to high office, Tirpitz was well equipped to use his position as a platform from which to dominate German defense policy. Though he was cool to the potential of the U-boat, he enthusiastically supported a torpedo boat branch of the navy and began an ambitious building program for battleships and battle cruisers. Based on exhaustive archival research, including new material from family papers, Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy is the first extended study in English of this germinal figure in the growth of the modern navy.

American Newsfilm 1914 1919 RLE The First World War

American Newsfilm 1914 1919  RLE The First World War Author David H. Mould
ISBN-10 9781317692027
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 316
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The First World War was the first conflict in which film became a significant instrument of propaganda. For the United States, the war had two distinct phases: from August 1914 to April 1917, America was officially a neutral country; after April 1917 the United States was in the war, providing men, money and munitions for the Allies. These two phases are mirrored in the newsreels and documentary films shown in the United States. This volume starts by examining the background to the war for the movie industry – the coverage of previous conflicts and the growth of the newsreel. It examines the experiences of American cameramen who worked in the war zone: their efforts to gain access to the front, to overcome problems ranging from unreliable equipment to poor lighting conditions to evading censorship and how this shaped the coverage of the war.

Remembering the First World War

Remembering the First World War Author Bart Ziino
ISBN-10 9781317573708
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 270
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Remembering the First World War brings together a group of international scholars to understand how and why the past quarter of a century has witnessed such an extraordinary increase in global popular and academic interest in the First World War, both as an event and in the ways it is remembered. The book discusses this phenomenon across three key areas. The first section looks at family history, genealogy and the First World War, seeking to understand the power of family history in shaping and reshaping remembrance of the War at the smallest levels, as well as popular media and the continuing role of the state and its agencies. The second part discusses practices of remembering and the more public forms of representation and negotiation through film, literature, museums, monuments and heritage sites, focusing on agency in representing and remembering war. The third section covers the return of the War and the increasing determination among individuals to acknowledge and participate in public rituals of remembrance with their own contemporary politics. What, for instance, does it mean to wear a poppy on armistice/remembrance day? How do symbols like this operate today? These chapters will investigate these aspects through a series of case studies. Placing remembrance of the First World War in its longer historical and broader transnational context and including illustrations and an afterword by Professor David Reynolds, this is the ideal book for all those interested in the history of the Great War and its aftermath.

The Marne 1914

The Marne  1914 Author Holger H. Herwig
ISBN-10 9780812978292
Release 2011
Pages 391
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Evaluates the Battle of the Marne as one of the most important land battles of the 20th century and analyzes the strategies of Germany's plan to capture France and how its failure culminated in a catastrophic trench war.

The Jewish Legion during the First World War

The Jewish Legion during the First World War Author M. Watts
ISBN-10 9780230514546
Release 2004-10-20
Pages 287
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In the autumn of 1917, the British government established three batallions of infantry, for the reception of non-nationalized Russian Jews. Known colloquially as the Jewish Legion, the batallions served in Egypt and Palestine, before their eventual disbandment in the late spring of 1921. By drawing on the testimonies of over 600 veterans, this unique unit is analyzed from within its political and social context, thus providing fresh insights into Anglo-Jewish relations during the early twentieth century.

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion Author Nicholas John Cull
ISBN-10 9781576078204
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 479
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Entries provide information on the history, key propagandists, and techniques and concepts of propaganda.

British Strategy and War Aims 1914 1916 RLE First World War

British Strategy and War Aims 1914 1916  RLE First World War Author David French
ISBN-10 9781317686958
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 286
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This book illustrates the relationship between British military policy and the development of British war aims during the opening years of the First World War. Basing his work on a wide range of unpublished documentary sources, David French reassesses for the benefit of students and scholars alike what was meant by ‘a war of attrition’.

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History  1660 1783 Author Alfred Thayer Mahan
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044013659107
Release 1890
Pages 557
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Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.

The First World War

The First World War Author Holger H. Herwig
ISBN-10 9781472510815
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 496
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The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed the seeds of another worldwide conflict 20 years later. This is the only book in the English language to offer comprehensive coverage of how Germany and Austria-Hungary, two of the key belligerents, conducted the war and what defeat meant to them. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, including new developments in the historiography and, in particular, addressing new work on the cultural history of the war. This edition also includes: - New material on the domestic front, covering Austria-Hungary's internal political frictions and ethnic fissures - More on Austria-Hungary and Germany's position within the wider geopolitical framework - Increased coverage of the Eastern front The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 offers an authoritative and well-researched survey of the role of the Central powers that will be an invaluable text for all those studying the First World War and the development of modern warfare.

China Naval Modernization Implications for U S Navy Capabilities

China Naval Modernization  Implications for U  S  Navy Capabilities Author Ronald O'Rourke
ISBN-10 9781437928396
Release 2010-05
Pages 29
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Contents: (1) Scope, Sources, and Terminology; (2) Overview of China¿s Naval Modern.; Inception; Elements of Modern. Effort; Limitations and Weaknesses; Reasons for Modern. Effort; Elements of China¿s Naval Modern.; Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles; Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles; Subs.; Aircraft Carriers; Surface Combatants; Amphibious Ships; Maritime Surveill. and Targeting Systems; Operations Away From Home Waters; Comparing U.S. and Chinese Naval Capabilities; Potential Oversight Issues for Congress; China as a Defense-Planning Priority; (3) Potential Navy-Related Program Implications; Highly Capable Ships and Aircraft; Pacific Fleet¿s Share of the Navy; Homeporting Pacific Fleet Ships in Forward Locations; Larger vs. Smaller Ships.

Commerce Raiding

Commerce Raiding Author Bruce A. Elleman
ISBN-10 1935352075
Release 2014-01-31
Pages 341
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Edited collection of 16 case studies of why and how nations have conducted commerce raiding in the 18th through 20th centuries.

Britain America and the Sinews of War 1914 1918 RLE The First World War

Britain  America and the Sinews of War 1914 1918  RLE The First World War Author Kathleen Burk
ISBN-10 9781317700517
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 294
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Anglo-American relations were transformed during the First World War. Britain was already in long-term economic decline relative to the United States, but this decline was accelerated by the war, which was militarily a victory for Britain, but economically a catastrophe. This book sets out the economic, and in particular, the financial relations between the two powers during the war, setting it in the context of the more familiar political and diplomatic relationship. Particular attention is paid to the British war missions sent out to the USA, which were the agents for much of the financial and economic negotiation, and which are rescued here from underserved historical obscurity.

The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth century France

The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth century France Author Paul Duro
ISBN-10 0521495016
Release 1997
Pages 300
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The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth-Century France is the first study in over a century devoted to the creation of one of the most important European institutions of art, the French Académie Royale. Founded in the mid-1660s, the Academy institutionalised the discourse around painting and thus had an immediate impact on the making of art in France, becoming a decisive influence on painting until the close of the nineteenth century. In the process of forging an identity for itself, the Academy redefined almost every aspect of art - the nature of art training, the sources of patronage, the social standing of the artist, and the place of the arts in national life.

The Forgotten French

The Forgotten French Author Nicholas Atkin
ISBN-10 0719064384
Release 2003
Pages 304
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"Illustrated throughout, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the British and French experiences of the Second World War."--Jacket.

German Policy Toward Neutral Spain 1914 1918 RLE The First World War

German Policy Toward Neutral Spain  1914 1918  RLE The First World War Author Ron Carden
ISBN-10 9781317688358
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 316
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This volume describes and analyses the methods Germany used to reinforce Spain’s independence thereby preventing Madrid’s entry into the war on the Allied side. While there have been many studies dealing with the wartime economic histories of Holland, Switzerland, Denmark and Iceland, Spain, physically large and strategically situated has been largely ignored, with little American study of Spanish relations with the European belligerents having been done. Particular attention is paid to the forceful personality of Spanish King Alfonso XIII, who shrewdly used his special friendship with Kaiser Wilhelm II for Spanish profit: he remained a Francophile who shrewdly manipulated the Germans into thinking he favoured their side. At the same time Alfonso fended off the embrace of the Entente.

Great Britain and the War of 1914 1918 RLE The First World War

Great Britain and the War of 1914 1918  RLE The First World War Author Llewellyn Woodward
ISBN-10 9781317324812
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 642
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This volume covers the essential facts about Britain’s role in the First World War, not only militarily but also from a domestic point of view: the political and economic organisation of Britain for war, the extension of state control, the problems set by shortages of shipping and food. The book goes beyond the military defeat of Germany and her Allies to the armistice of November 11, 1918, the Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles.