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The Last Sunrise By Thom Poole
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This is the story of the short life of George Woods, known as Twiggy, a boy who grew up unnaturally fast, ripped from his friends and family in the fervour of patriotic duty. He died alone many, many... More > miles from home. The history books will tell you that the battle of Messines was one of the few successes in World War I, the meticulous planning and ruthless implementation destroyed the German lines, and their morale, allowing Allied troops to make great gains of territory. Success in war, however, is relative. There is always a human cost, and this is typified by the short, and rather insignificant life of Twiggy Woods. This story relives the trials and horrors that this naive, young New Zealander had to experience before being cut down, like so many others.< Less
Army Zeppelins on the offensive By Leutnant Martin Lampel
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This short but important text was one of the very few contemporary works on German Army airships. It was first published in June 1918 under conditions of wartime censorship but with the apparent... More > approval of the Leutnant Lampel's superiors. Translated for the first time into English, it gives a good flavour of life on board a Zeppelin during flight, and the variety of theatres the German Army airships were deployed to. It includes brief descriptions of raids on Paris, London, Brest-Litovsk and Bucharest, as well as a transfer flight to the Balkan region.< Less
Where Heroes Rest By WA Lord
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In death men who had faithfully served their country in battle were accorded military honours. Bacup Cemetery officially known as Fairwell gives testimony to many brave local soldiers.
Bozie's War By Colin Boswell
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Gilmore Boswell (Bozie to those who knew him) was a young New Zealand Soldier who served in France and Belgium in World War 1. Seventy years later, in his nineties, he recorded his wartime... More > experiences in two separate interviews. These transcribed interviews document, in his own words, Bozie’s wartime life. Bozie describes his experiences in the battlefield from Flers (and his first encounter with a British tank) to Le Quesnoy. He talks about the long marches and his times in the mud and in the trenches. He talks about local food (fish and chips, no fish). Over 30 of Bozie’s postcards from the front, reproduced here, together with their contents give another picture of life for a young soldier half the world away from home. As do reproductions of rarely seen wartime documents that Bozie brought back. Bozie’s words, his postcards, and his documents give a unique and intriguing personal perspective of a New Zealand soldier’s life in France in World War 1.< Less
War Poems of Wilfred Owen By Wilfred Owen
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Wilfred Owen could have been one of the best poets of modern times. In this short collection are his famous war poems. They do not disguise the futility of war and its effects on the men. Owen... More > himself fought in the trenches, where between shellfire, he composed these verses. He was killed on front line just hours before the war ended.< Less
Silas Daniel Dyer By Peter F Damsberg
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The story of an ordinary man in extraordinary times. From turmoil in the coal mines of Pennsylvania and the Welsh valleys to the horrors of World War One.
Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915 By Lao-Tse
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An account by one of the thousands of young women who traveled to France during World War 1 to save lives. Faced with men, who could have been their brothers and sweethearts it was the nurse’s... More > job and try and put back together men, blown to bits, and torn apart by machine guns. Censored, as in keeping with the times, this diary remains a valuable source document for anyone trying to understand the madness of war, and its effects on the people who are drawn into it. Young men were not the only casualties of battle. Young women were as much in the front line as their men.< Less
The First World War Journals of Commander Andrew Downes RN By Compiled by Arthur Carden
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Andrew Downes (1887-1945) had an outstanding career in the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of Commander in 1920, but was then dismissed and sentenced to imprisonment for indecent assault on a male... More > person. On release he exiled himself to California where he ran a mountain lodge until being frozen to death in a snowstorm. Most of the book consists of summaries of his fascinating journals, including a gripping description of his ship's part in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. 2016 edition with reference to the Portsmouth exhibition “Racing to War: the Royal Navy and 1914”.< Less
Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915 By Lao-Tse
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An account by one of the thousands of young women who traveled to France during World War 1 to save lives. Faced with men, who could have been their brothers and sweethearts it was the nurse’s... More > job and try and put back together men, blown to bits, and torn apart by machine guns. Censored, as in keeping with the times, this diary remains a valuable source document for anyone trying to understand the madness of war, and its effects on the people who are drawn into it. Young men were not the only casualties of battle. Young women were as much in the front line as their men.< Less
War Poems of Wilfred Owen By Wilfred Owen
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Wilfred Owen could have been one of the best poets of modern times. In this short collection are his famous war poems. They do not disguise the futility of war and its effects on the men. Owen... More > himself fought in the trenches, where between shellfire, he composed these verses. He was killed on front line just hours before the war ended.< Less

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