Battleground Europe

A Guide to Battlefields in France & Flanders

Author: Nigel Cave

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473812259

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 6990

A study of the most important sites, primarily of the two world wars, covering both their history and descriptions of how they are today. For the interested traveller, the author groups key sites together, listing places offering accommodation, food, and detailing places of local interest.

Bolt Action: Battleground Europe

D-Day to Germany

Author: Warlord Games

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472810457

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 108

View: 7007

Take the fight to the enemy with this new theatre book for Bolt Action. From the D-Day landings to the final battle for Berlin, this volume gives players everything they need to focus their gaming on these final campaigns in the European Theatre of Operations. Scenarios and special rules offer something for all Bolt Action players, regardless of the armies they collect.

After the Digital Divide?

German Aesthetic Theory in the Age of New Media

Author: Lutz Peter Koepnick

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571133992

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

View: 864

New essays providing innovative ways of understanding the altered position of media in Germany and beyond.

Battleground Western Europe

Intelligence Operations in Germany and the Netherlands in the Twentieth Century

Author: Beatrice de Graaf,Ben de Jong,Wies Platje

Publisher: Het Spinhuis

ISBN: 9789055892815

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 8487

This book throws light on a lesser-known aspect of the history of Western Europe and looks at Germany and the Netherlands as the terrain on which some crucial intelligence battles were fought throughout the last century. Beatrice de Graaf is a historian and assistant professor at the Center for Terrorism and Counterterrorism at Leiden University in the Hague (the Netherlands). Ben de Jong is a historian and lecturer at the Department of Russian and East European studies at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Wies Platje is a retired lieutenant-commander of the Royal Dutch Navy with a long career in the Netherlands Navy Intelligence Service.


Author: Trevor Tasker,Kyle Tallett

Publisher: Leo Cooper Books

ISBN: 9780850526882

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 6913

During the Battle of Arras 1917, the village of Gavrelle was captured by the Royal Naval Division; the Royal Marines suffered the highest casualties in their history. This guide explains the battles and the area today.

Cassino 1944

Battleground Europe

Author: Ian Blackwell

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781844152353

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3191

The world famous monastery at Monte Cassino was a key strongpoint on the Nazis' Gustav Line blocking the Allied advance on Rome. From January to March 1944 there were four distinct battles for Cassino which was fiercely defended by German elite forces. Troops from USA, Britain, Poland, Canada, France, India and New Zealand were all thrown into the fray with appalling loss of life.

Walking the Salient

Author: Paul Reed

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 0850526175

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6664

Following on from Walking on the Somme, Reed has produced this remarkable voyage around the Ypres Salient, which saw some of the most memorable campaigns of WW1. Illustrated throughout, this book gives an insight for visitors and armchair travellers.

Walking Verdun

Author: Christina Holstein

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844158675

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 6712

On 21 February 1916 the German Fifth Army launched a devastating offensive against French forces at Verdun and set in motion one of the most harrowing and prolonged battles of the Great War. By the time the struggle finished ten months later, over 650,000 men had been killed or wounded or were missing, and the terrible memory of the battle had been etched into the histories of France and Germany. This epic trial of military and national strength cannot be properly understood without visiting, and walking, the battlefield, and this is the purpose of Christina Holstein's invaluable guide. In a series of walks she takes the reader to all the key points on the battlefield, many of which have attained almost legendary status - the spot where Colonel Driant was killed, the forts of Douaumont, Vaux and Souville, the Mort Homme ridge, and Verdun itself.REVIEWS A new guide book from one of the most knowledgeable Western Front historians and guides. A New work by long-time battlefield guide and WFA member who also wrote an earlier Pen & Sword book on Ft. Douaumont.e: WWI Historical Association



Author: Michael Stedman

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473814464

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 5466

This is the latest book in the Battleground Europe series focusing on the Somme sector. Full of stories of both endeavour and heartbreak, it deals with action around the Triple Tambour Mine Craters, Bois Francais, Mansell Copse, Danzig Alley and the approaches to Mametz Wood.

Messines Ridge

Author: Peter Oldham

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147381636X

Category: History

Page: 142

View: 9445

The battle for the possession of the villages of Messines Ridge, Messines, Wytchaete, St. Eloi, took place in 1914-17, and the final battle for Messines in 1918. The 1917 Battle of Messines was preceded by 19 giant mine explosions and was the biggest military mining effort in history. This book gives comprehensive details of what happened where and when, together with what can be seen today, including maps of all the remnants and sites.

Das Begleitbuch zu Ernst Jünger

In Stahlgewittern

Author: Nils Fabiansson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783813208887

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 158

View: 8531

Ernst Jünger hat mit seinem ersten Werk In Stahlgewittern nicht nur sein meistverkauftes Buch geschrieben, sondern einen Klassiker der Weltkrieg-I-Literatur, der auch wegen seiner literarischen Qualität bis heute seine Leser findet. Der schwedische Archäologe Nils Fabiansson legt einen Begleitband vor, der über die Entstehungsgeschichte dieses Werkes informiert. Der Band enthält zahlreiche Abbildungen, darunter Reproduktionen aus den Tagebüchern Ernst Jüngers, die hier zum ersten Mal veröffentlicht werden. Der Autor liefert zahlreiche Hinweise für Leser und Touristen, die heute die damalige Westfront besuchen und sich ein genaueres Bild verschaffen wollen.

Fort Eben Emael

Author: Tim Saunders

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844152553

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 8520

The seizure of the Belgian fortress stronghold at Eban Emael by German Airborne and Special Forces was the dramatic opening shot in the Nazis' devastating May 1940 offensive. Codenamed Operation GRANITE, it involved glider forces in a daring 'coup de main' operation achieving total surprise and success. The simultaneous assaults on key bridges on the Albert Canal are also described in graphic detail.

Retreat of I Corps 1914

Early Battles 1914

Author: Jerry Murland

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1783463732

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 4988

On 23 August 1914 it was only the two divisions of General Smith-Dorrien's II Corps that were directly engaged with the German First Army along the line of the Mons-Conde Canal. As the British Expeditionary Force withdrew from Mons and bivouacked around Bavay on 25 August, Sir John French and his GHQ advisors _ unsure of the condition of the routes through the Fort de Mormal - ordered the British Expeditionary Force to continue their retirement the next day and to avoid the 35 square miles of forest roads. Consequently II Corps used the roads to the west of the Fort de Mormal and Sir Douglas Haig's I Corps those to the east _ with the intention that the four divisions should meet again at Le Cateau. It was an intention that was ambushed by circumstance as I Corps encountered units of the German 7th Division at Landrecies on 25/26 August. Unsure of the weight of the German attack at Landrecies, Douglas Haig hurriedly left for Grand Fayt and ordered his two divisions to immediately begin their retirement along a route that would take them west of Le Cateau. It was this decision that kept the by now five divisions of the BEF apart until 1 September and is the subject of this book. I Corps was now coming under attack from the German Second Army and the resulting rearguard actions that Haig's men were involved in are covered in this volume:

Operation Epsom

VIII British Corps vs 1st SS Panzerkorps

Author: Tim Saunders

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 0850529549

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 8340

Operation EPSOM was Montgomery's third attempt to take the city of Caen, which was a key British D-Day objective. This book takes us through the actions in vivid detail. Delayed by a storm, the attack, designed to envelop Caen from the west, eventually began at the end of June 1944. The Territorial Army battalions of 15th Scottish Division spearheaded the attacks through the well developed positions of 12th


Author: Bill Mitchinson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473817676

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 3377

The bridge over the St Quentin Canal at Riqueval is one of the most readily recognised images of the Great War, witnessing many ferocious engagements in the period between the retreat to the Hindenburg Line in 1917 and the final assault against the canal's defences in September 1918.

St Quentin

Hindenburg Line

Author: Philip Guest,Helen McPhail

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 0850527899

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 7174

After the First World War, how many thousands of British families would have proud or bitter reason to remember the name St Quentin? At least eight Divisions, 23 Brigades, 74 Battalions an enormous number of fighting men, a weight of experience, courage, defeat and victory, all to be traced through these fields and villages round the city. There is much to honour here: exhausted British troops marching south in the Retreat from Mons in August 1914, resistance attacks on the Hindenburg Line in 1917, desperate feats of arms in the final German onslaught in the Spring of 1918. Many impressive individual and collective achievements, captured guns, Victoria Crosses richly earned. The ancient city itself suffered too - bombardment by French and British artillery, its citizens subjected and exploited by the occupying German forces, then evacuated ahead of the withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line - before its final liberation in October 1918. The book gives details of positions, redoubts, attacks, lines of advance and retreat, with many illustrations provided from local sources. Most of the positions described can still be traced and the sites of some epic events located.

Oppy Wood

Author: David Bilton

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844152480

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5603

This latest book in the Battleground Europe series describes the battles over several years, and in particular 1917 and 1918, for a wood and small village. The Germans stubbornly refused to retreat as the area held a key position in their defense of Arras. In the bitter fighting, thousands of young men mainly from East Yorkshire (Hull) and East Lancashire were sacrificed.


Landing Grounds and Oosterbeek

Author: Frank Steer

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 0850528569

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6481

"[A] guide to the landing areas used by the 1st British Airborne Division in its attempt to take the Arnhem Bridge and ... [describes] some of the fighting in and around Oosterbeek, a small town to the west of Arnhem"--Preface.


Hindenburg Line

Author: K. W. Mitchinson,Bill Mitchinson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 0850526272

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 2326

The village of Epehy gave its name to one of the most important battles of 1918.Evacuated by the Germans during their retreat to the Hindenburg Line, the ruins were occupied by British Forces until the German offensive. They were recaptured in some of the bloodiest engagements of September 1918.

Icy Battleground

Canada, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Seal Hunt

Author: Donald Barry

Publisher: Breakwater Books

ISBN: 9781550812114

Category: Phoques - Chasse - Aspect politique - Canada

Page: 167

View: 3603

Icy Battleground is the first comprehensive account of the forty-year political controversy over the seal hunt. With a foreword by the Honourable John C. Crosbie, it traces the rise of the anti-sealing protests, the emergence of the Inte ational Fund for Animal Welfare, its vigorous and unrelenting campaign to end commercial sealing, and its strategies in mobilising pressure in Canada and abroad. It also assesses the Canadian gove ment's counter-strategies to continue the hunt as well as the challenges that emotionally targeted campaigns like the seal hunt pose for gove ment decision-makers.