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The fighting Newfoundlander: a history of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (Carleton library series ; #209)
Par G. W. L Nicholson. 2006
When the First World War began, Newfoundland had been without any kind of military organisation for more than half a…century, so public-spirited citizens immediately formed themselves into a Patriotic Association, and within sixty days had recruited, partially equipped and dispatched 537 officers and men overseas. Nicholson details the harrowing experiences of the Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli, Beaumont Hamel, the Third Battle of Ypres and Cambrai, for which they were granted the title "Royal" - the only army unit to receive such a distinction during World War I. Some descriptions of violence. 2006.
Par Clara Winston, Richard Winston, C. W Ceram. 1971
A wide-ranging account of the development of North American archaeology, with particular emphasis on early man, the Southwest, the American…Indian, and the mound builders. 1971. Uniform title: Der erste Amerikaner.
Par A. J. P Taylor. 1966
For four years, while statesmen and generals blundered, the massed armies of Europe writhed in a festival of mud and…blood. All the madness, massacres and mutinies of this war are brought home by this uncompromising historian. 1966.
Par John Keegan. 1998
The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unparalleled ferocity which extended far beyond its European epicentre,…it broke the century of relative peace and prosperity which we associate with the Victorian era and unleashed the demons of the twentieth century - pestilence, military destruction and mass death - and also the ideas which continue to shape our world today - modernism in the arts, new approaches to psychology and medicine, and radical ideas about economics and society. Includes violence. 1998.
In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death, only to…find themselves imprisoned in Germany's archipelago of POW camps, often in abominable conditions. The most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape-prone prisoners. Its commandant was a boorish, hate-filled tyrant named Karl Niemeyer who swore that none should ever leave. Desperate to break out of "Hellminden" and return to the fight, a group of Allied prisoners led by ace pilot (and former Army sapper) David Gray hatch an elaborate escape plan. Their plot demands a risky feat of engineering as well as a bevy of disguises, forged documents, fake walls, and steely resolve. Once beyond the watch towers and round-the-clock patrols, Gray and almost a dozen of his half-starved fellow prisoners must then make a heroic 150 mile dash through enemy-occupied territory towards free Holland. Drawing on never-before-seen memoirs and letters, Bascomb brings this narrative to cinematic life, amid the twilight of the British Empire and the darkest, most savage hours of the fight against Germany. At turns tragic, funny, inspirational, and nail-biting suspenseful, this is the little-known story of the biggest POW breakout of the Great War. 2018.
Par Peter Hernon. 2017
For German u-boats hunting Allied ships in the treacherous waters of the Atlantic, no target was as prized as the…Leviathan, carrying more than 10,000 doughboys per crossing. But the Germans were not the only deadly force threatening the ship and its passengers. In 1918, a devastating influenza pandemic--the Spanish flu--spread throughout the globe, predominantly striking healthy young adults, including soldiers. Peter Hernon tells the ship's story across multiple voyages and through the experiences of a diverse cast of participants. 2017.
The griffin and the dinosaur: how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science
Par Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor. 2015
Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating…the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure. Grades 2-4. 2015.
Par Paul Fussell. 1975
Examines the British experience during World War I through the eyes of writers Siegfried Sasson, Robert Graves, and Edmund Blunden;…through the poetry of David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred Owen; and through the amateur memoirs of the men in the trenches. 1975.
Par Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. 2007
When the pharaohs of Egypt died, they were mummified and buried in pyramids and tombs with all their riches. But…as centuries passed, the tombs were looted and the pharaohs' gold stolen. Then Howard Carter found the greatest Egyptian treasure trove of all - the tomb of King Tut's mummy! But did the amazing treasure come with a deadly curse? Grades 2-4. 2007.
Par Laura MacDonald. 2005
On December 7, 1917, in the heart of the World War I, two ships collided in Halifax harbour. The resulting…explosion killed over 2,000 people and injured some 6,000 more. Macdonald presents the whole story of how the military, volunteers and ordinary citizens united to organize one of the most complex relief efforts in North American history. Descriptions of violence. 2005.
A battlefield guide to the Battle of Cambrai and the Canal du Nord of September 1918, the last major battle…fought by the Canadians in World War I. Include a history of the battle, biographies of soldiers, and information about the town of Arras. 1997.
A battlefield tour guide the Battle of Arras and the breaking of the Drocourt-Queant line in the final months of…World War I. Includes a history of the battles, biographies of soldiers who fought, and information about the town of Arras. 1997. (For king & empire ; 5)
The Canadians at Passchendaele, October to November 1917: a social history and battlefield tour (For king and empire. #4.)
Par N. M Christie, S Hickman. 1996
A battlefield guide to the Battle of Passchendaele, August-November 1917, one of the bloodiest and most futile battles of World…War I. Includes a history of the battle, biographies of soldiers, and information about the Belgian town of Ypres, now known as Ieper. 1996. (For king & empire ; 4)
A battlefield guide to the capture of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Corps in April 1917. Includes a history of…the battle, biographies of soliders, and information on the French town of Arras. 1996.
The Canadians on the Somme, September to November, 1916: a social history and battlefield tour (For King & Empire. #2.)
Par N. M Christie, S Hickman. 1996
A battlefield guide to the Battle of the Somme, July to November 1916, one of the most horrific battles of…World War I. Includes a history of the battle, biographies of soldiers, and information on the French town of Arras. 1996.
The Canadians in the second battle of Ypres, April 22 to 26, 1915: a social history and battlefield tour (For King & Empire. #1.)
Par N. M Christie, S Hickman. 1996
A battlefield guide to the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915. Includes a history of the battle, biographies of…soldiers, and information on the Belgian town of Ypres, now known as Ieper. 1915.
Par John Evangelist Walsh. 1982
Describes the archeological exploration begun in 1939 in Rome to unearth the lost remains of St. Peter. Details the excavations…under St. Peter's Basilica, the uncovering of the tomb, and the historical and archeological evidence indicating that the discovered bones are those of St. Peter. 1982.
Par Trevor Royle. 2006
The Black Watch was formed at Aberfeldy in Perthshire in the early eighteenth century as an independent security force, or…'watch', to guard the approaches to the lawless areas of the Scottish Highlands. Instantly recognisable due to the famous red hackle cap badge and the traditional dark blue and green government tartan kilt from which it got its name, The Black Watch was renowned as one of the great fighting regiments of the British Army and served with distinction in all major conflicts from the War of Austrian Succession onwards. 2006.
Par Calvin W Ruck. 1987
Since the American War of Independence, black soldiers had served in both the British and Canadian armies, and fought in…British wars throughout the nineteenth century. At the outbreak of World War I, however, most black Canadian volunteers were rejected on the basis of their skin colour. Finally, in 1916, the first and only Black battalion in Canadian military history was authorized. The No. 2 Construction Battalion, CEF, consisted of approximately 600 soldiers, and was commended for its discipline and service at the end of the war. It was disbanded in 1920. c1987.
Par Sean McMeekin. 2010
It was not the British or the French but rather a few Germans and Turks who thrust the Islamic world…into World War I. Germany exploited Ottoman pan-Islamism in order to destroy the British Empire, while the Young Turks harnessed themselves to German military might to fight Turkey's hereditary enemy, Russia. McMeekin weaves events such as Turkey's entry into the war, Gallipoli, the Armenian massacres, the Arab revolt, and the Russian Revolution with German efforts to complete the Berlin-Baghdad railway, the weapon designed to win the war and assure German hegemony over the Middle East. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex and some descriptions of violence. Bestseller. c2010.