Best Little Stories from World War I: Nearly 100 True - download pdf or read online

By C. Brian Kelly,Ingrid Smyer

ISBN-10: 1402293437

ISBN-13: 9781402293436

Behind the tangled alliances, feuding royals, and lethal battles are the approximately a hundred riveting actual tales of the lads and ladies who lived, fought, and survived the 1st nice battle. in keeping with the writings of squaddies, politicians, kings, nurses, and armed forces leaders, most sensible Little tales from international warfare I humanizes their foibles, triumphs, and tragedies—and chronicles how the emergence of fervent nationwide delight led not just to ruthless wrestle, yet a serious turning aspect within the 20th century.

Fascinating characters come to lifestyles, including:

Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnavon, who became her husband's Highclere fortress right into a sumptuous army health center for British officials (and encouraged the hit tv exhibit Downton Abbey).

Otto Roosen, the high-flying German reconnaissance pilot, who was once shot down not just one yet twice—first by way of the Canadian ace Billy Bishop after which by way of a fellow German—and survived.

Arthur man Empey, the yankee who volunteered for the British military after the sinking of the Lusitania, then wrote a bestselling memoir approximately lifestyles within the muddy trenches of the western front.

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