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            British Battle Planning in 1916 and the Battle of Fromelles: A Case Study of an Evolving Skill
             

            British Battle Planning in 1916 and the Battle of Fromelles: A Case Study of an Evolving Skill (Paperback)

            By Lee, Roger

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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            Despite the substantial output of revisionist scholarship over the last decade reappraising the performance of the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War, there still remains a stubborn perception that its commanders were incompetent, inflexible and unimagin...ative. Whilst much ink has been spilled vilifying or defending individual commanders, or looking for overarching trends and 'learning curves', this is the first work to examine systematically the vertical nature of command - that is the transmission of plans from the high-command down through the rank structure to the front line. Through such an investigation, a much more rounded measure of the effectiveness of British commanders can be gained; one moves the argument beyond the overly simplistic 'casualties to ground gained' equation that is usually offered. The Battle of Fromelles (19-20 July 1916) was selected as the case study as it was relatively small in scale, in the right period, and retains sufficient primary sources available to sustain the analysis. It also witnessed the first time Australian forces were used in offensive operations on the Western Front, and thus looms large in wider Commonwealth perceptions of 'Bumbling British Generals'. The book follows the progress of the battle plan from its inception in the strategic designs of the supreme commander down through the various intermediate level commands at operational and tactical headquarters until it became the orders that sent the infantry forward into the attack. In so doing it provides a unique insight into the strengths and weaknesses of British command structure, allowing a much more scholarly judgement of its overall effectiveness.
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            ISBN 9780367598983
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Peacemaking, Peacemakers and Diplomacy, 1880-1939: Essays in Honour of Professor Alan Sharp
             

            Peacemaking, Peacemakers and Diplomacy, 1880-1939: Essays in Honour of Professor Alan Sharp (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            Edited by Johnson, Gaynor

            This book is a collection of essays by leading scholars of the international history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that aims to explore the dynamics of the way in which diplomacy was conducted before, during and after the First World War. It is a history of... the origins, nature and conduct of the so-called 'new diplomacy,' a phrase often used by historians of this period but not full understood. Other key themes include changes in the way war as a diplomatic tool was vie...
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            ISBN 9781527553286
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            Released NZ 22 May 2020
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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            War Time: First World War Perspectives on Temporality
             

            War Time: First World War Perspectives on Temporality (Paperback)

            Edited by Halewood, Louis; Luptak, Adam; Smyth, Hanna

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              30 Jun 20

            The International Society for First World War Studies' ninth conference, 'War Time', drew together emerging and leading scholars to discuss, reflect upon, and consider the ways that time has been conceptualised both during the war itself and in subsequent scholarship. War Time: F...irst World War Perspectives on Temporality, stemming from this 2016 conference, offers its readers a collection of the conference's most inspiring and thought-provoking papers from the next generation of First World War scholars. In its varied yet thematically-related chapters, the book aims to examine new chronologies of the Great War and bring together its military and social history. Its cohesive theme creates opportunities to find common ground and connections between these sub-disciplines of history, and prompts students and academics alike to seriously consider time as alternately a unifying, divisive, and ultimately shaping force in the conflict and its historiography. With content spanning land and air, the home and fighting fronts, multiple nations, and stretching to both pre-1914 and post-1918, these ten chapters by emerging researchers (plus an introductory chapter by the conference organisers, and a foreword by John Horne) offer an irreplaceable and invaluable snapshot of how the next generation of First World War scholars from eight countries were innovatively conceptualising the conflict and its legacy at the midpoint of its centenary.
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            ISBN 9780367588922
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            The End of the Ottomans: The Genocide of 1915 and the Politics of Turkish Nationalism
              

            The End of the Ottomans: The Genocide of 1915 and the Politics of Turkish Nationalism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Kieser, Hans-Lukas; Anderson, Margaret Lavinia; Bayraktar, Seyhan; Schmutz, Thomas

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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            In the early part of the twentieth century, as Europe began its descent into the First World War, the Ottoman world - once the largest Empire in the Middle East - began to experience a revolution which would culminate in the new, secular Turkish state. Alongside this, in 1915, as... part of an increasing nationalism, it enacted a genocide against its Armenian citizens. In this new study, Hans-Lukas Kieser marshals a dazzling array of scholars to re-evaluate the approach and legacy of the Young Turks - whose eradication of the Armenians from Asia Minor would have far-reaching consequences. Kieser argues that genocide led to today's crisis-ridden Middle East and set in place a rigid state system whose effects are still felt in Turkey today.Featuring new and groundbreaking work on the role of bureaucracy, the actors outside of Istanbul and re-centreing Armenian agency in the genocide, The End of the Ottomans is a vital new study of the Ottoman world, the Armenian Genocide and of the Middle East.
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            ISBN 9780755635979
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Home Front in the American Heartland: Local Experiences and Legacies of WWI
             

            Home Front in the American Heartland: Local Experiences and Legacies of WWI (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            Edited by Sotirin, Patty; Walton, Steven A.; Collins, Sue

            This collection offers a multifaceted exploration of World War One and its aftermath in the northern American Heartland, a region often overlooked in wartime histories. The chapters feature archival and newspaper documentation and visual imagery from this era. The first section, ..."Heartland Histories," explores experiences of conscription and home front mobilization in the small communities of the heartland, highlighting tensions associated with patriotism, class, ethnicities, and locale. In o...
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            ISBN 9781527553507
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            Released NZ 28 May 2020
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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            Liberalism in Pre-revolutionary Russia: State, Nation, Empire
             

            Liberalism in Pre-revolutionary Russia: State, Nation, Empire (Paperback)

            By Rabow-Edling, Susanna

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              30 Jun 20

            Nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals were faced with a dilemma. They had to choose between modernizing their country, thus imitating the West, or reaffirming what was perceived as their country's own values and thereby risk remaining socially underdeveloped and unable to comp...ete with Western powers. Scholars have argued that this led to the emergence of an anti-Western, anti-modern ethnic nationalism. In this innovative book, Susanna Rabow-Edling shows that there was another solution to the conflicting agendas of modernization and cultural authenticity - a Russian liberal nationalism. This nationalism took various forms during the long nineteenth century, but aimed to promote reforms through a combination of liberalism, nationalism and imperialism.
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            ISBN 9780367587635
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Eric Bogle, Music and the Great War: 'An Old Man's Tears'
             

            Eric Bogle, Music and the Great War: 'An Old Man's Tears' (Paperback)

            By Walsh, Michael J. K.

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              30 Jun 20

            Eric Bogle has written many iconic songs that deal with the futility and waste of war. Two of these in particular, 'And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda' and 'No Man's Land (a.k.a. The Green Fields of France)', have been recorded numerous times in a dozen or more languages indica...ting the universality and power of their simple message. Bogle's other compositions about the First World War give a voice to the voiceless, prominence to the forgotten and personality to the anonymous as they interrogate the human experience, celebrate its spirit and empathise with its suffering. This book examines Eric Bogle's songs about the Great War within the geographies and socio-cultural contexts in which they were written and consumed. From Anzac Day in Australia and Turkey to the 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland and from small Aboriginal communities in the Coorong to the influence of prime ministers and rock stars on a world stage, we are urged to contemplate the nature and importance of popular culture in shaping contemporary notions of history and national identity. It is entirely appropriate that we do so through the words of an artist who Melody Maker described as 'the most important songwriter of our time'.
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            ISBN 9780367593759
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
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            The Peace Discourse in Europe, 1900-1945
             

            The Peace Discourse in Europe, 1900-1945 (Paperback)

            By Castelli, Alberto

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              30 Jun 20

            This book charts ideas European intellectuals (mostly from Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy) put forward to solve the problem of war during the first half of the twentieth century: a period that began with the Anglo-Boer war and that ended with the explosion of the atomic... bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Such ideas do not belong to a homogeneous tradition of thought, but can be understood as a unique discourse that takes different characteristics according to the point of view of each author and of the specific historical situation.
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            ISBN 9780367587468
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
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            Churches, Chaplains and the Great War
             

            Churches, Chaplains and the Great War (Paperback)

            By Takken, Hanneke

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              30 Jun 20

            This book is an international comparative study of the British, German and French military chaplains during the First World War. It describes their role, position and daily work within the army and how the often conflicting expectations of the church, the state, the military and ...the soldiers effected these. This study seeks to explain similarities and differences between the chaplaincies by looking at how the pre-war relations between church, state and society influenced the work of these army chaplains.
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            ISBN 9780367587420
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            Internment during the First World War: A Mass Global Phenomenon
             

            Internment during the First World War: A Mass Global Phenomenon (Paperback)

            Edited by Manz, Stefan; Panayi, Panikos; Stibbe, Matthew

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              30 Jun 20

            Although civilian internment has become associated with the Second World War in popular memory, it has a longer history. The turning point in this history occurred during the First World War when, in the interests of 'security' in a situation of total war, the internment of 'enem...y aliens' became part of state policy for the belligerent states, resulting in the incarceration, displacement and, in more extreme cases, the death by neglect or deliberate killing of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. This pioneering book on internment during the First World War brings together international experts to investigate the importance of the conflict for the history of civilian incarceration.
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            ISBN 9780367586393
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
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