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Pozi Res

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Author: Peter Charlton
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Category : Pozières (France)
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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Pozieres 1916

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Author: Peter Charlton
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN:
Size: 38.95 MB
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Category : Pozieres (France)
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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Pozieres 1916

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Pozieres

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Author: Graham Keech
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473817331
Size: 69.17 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Pozieres

by Graham Keech, Pozieres Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pozieres books, The village sits on top of the ridge that bears its name, a ridge that was an objective on the 1st July 1916. As it was, the whole position was not finally cleared until early September 1916 as German, Australian and British troops fought tenaciously over it.




Fromelles And Pozi Res

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Author: Peter FitzSimons
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742759513
Size: 62.86 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 816
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Fromelles And Pozi Res

by Peter FitzSimons, Fromelles And Pozi Res Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fromelles And Pozi Res books, In the Trenches of Hell On 19 July 1916, 7000 Australian soldiers - in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front - attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles in northern France. By the next day, there were over 5500 casualties, including nearly 2000 dead - a bloodbath that the Australian War Memorial describes as 'the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history. Just days later, three Australian Divisions attacked German positions at nearby Pozires, and over the next six weeks they suffered another 23,000 casualties. Of that bitter battle, the great Australian war correspondent Charles Bean would write, 'The field of Pozires is more consecrated by Australian fighting and more hallowed by Australian blood than any field which has ever existed . . .' Yet the sad truth is that, nearly a century on from those battles, Australians know only a fraction of what occurred. This book brings the battles back to life and puts the reader in the moment, illustrating both the heroism displayed and the insanity of the British plan. With his extraordinary vigour and commitment to research, Peter FitzSimons shows why this is a story about which all Australians can be proud. And angry.




Schlachten Des Weltkrieges

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Author: Reichsarchiv (Germany)
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Size: 27.59 MB
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Category : Germany
Languages : de
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The Other Side Of The Wire

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Author: Ralph J. Whitehead
Publisher: Helion & Company Limited
ISBN:
Size: 35.37 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 615
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The Other Side Of The Wire

by Ralph J. Whitehead, The Other Side Of The Wire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Other Side Of The Wire books, "The author's Verlustlisten are so extensive that we were unable to include them as appendices in the book. However, they appear in full as PDF documents on a disc attached to the inside rear cover of this book"--Volume 2.




When The Barrage Lifts

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Author: Gerald Gliddon
Publisher: Bill Dean Books Limited
ISBN:
Size: 11.17 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 478
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When The Barrage Lifts

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Pozieres

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Author: Scott Bennett
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1921753765
Size: 53.62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Pozieres

by Scott Bennett, Pozieres Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pozieres books, In 1916, one million men fought in the first battle of the Somme. Victory hinged on their ability to capture a small village called Pozières. After five attempts to seize it, the British called in the Anzacs to complete this seemingly impossible task. At midnight on 23 July 1916, thousands of Australians stormed Pozières. Forty-five days later they were relieved, having suffered 23,000 casualties to gain a few miles of barren landscape. Despite the toll, the operation was heralded as a stunning victory. Yet for the exhausted survivors, the war-weary public, and the families of the dead and maimed, victory came at a terrible cost. Drawing on the letters and diaries of the men who fought at Pozières, this superb book reveals a battlefield drenched in chaos and fear. Bennett sheds light on the story behind the official history, re-creating the experiences of those men who fought in one of the largest and most devastating battles of the Great War and returned home, all too often, as shattered men.




Attack On The Somme

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Author: Meleah Hampton
Publisher: Helion
ISBN: 9781910777657
Size: 60.26 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Attack On The Somme

by Meleah Hampton, Attack On The Somme Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Attack On The Somme books, The Battle of Pozières Ridge lasted precisely six weeks. In that time the 1st Anzac Corps, in whose sector most of the fighting took place, advanced the British line just over a mile and a half in a northwesterly direction. During this period of time the three divisions of 1st Anzac Corps rotated in and out of the line twice, each time conducting one or more offensive operations against heavily defended German positions. At its conclusion, the fighting around Pozières and Mouquet Farm had yielded very modest territorial gains at an enormous casualty rate. Although a study of 1st Anzac Corps, Attack on the Somme is not history of Australian endeavor. The Australian Divisions slotted into the British Expeditionary Force on arrival to the Western Front, and fought under General Gough at Reserve Army. There was nothing particularly remarkable about the corps - some members had had some experience at Gallipoli, but the majority were new recruits. The events at Pozières in July and August 1916, too, were absolutely representative of the 'average day on the Somme' for the British. Unlike the ill-fated first day of the campaign, or big days like the night attacks of 14-15 July, most days on the Somme involved only a small percentage of the line engaged in fighting the enemy in a limited, set-piece attack - just like any day on Pozières Ridge. The one notable difference about the 1st Anzac Corps of 1916 is the sheer volume of records left of its time on Pozières Ridge. The Australian Official Historian, C.E.W. Bean, ensured as much documentation as possible was saved for posterity. Orders and messages survive which are, in almost all other cases, simply not available for other contemporary British or Dominion troops. What they reveal is a wide range of operational approaches at all levels of command, even down to company level. On some occasions they enable the identification of individuals critical in the maintenance of a precarious position. These documents also reveal the point at which diversity and innovation could not flourish with the influence of high command. The Australian memorial at the Windmill carries the words of Charles Bean, who said 'Australian troops... fell more thickly on this ridge than on any other battlefield of the war'. This study of the battle reveals that more often than not, this was an unnecessary waste of lives and resources for the most negligible of gains, if any gains were made at all.