Summary Book Review 'Sorry, Lads, But the Order is to Go' by David W. Cameron:
Download or read book 'Sorry, Lads, But the Order is to Go' written by David W. Cameron and published by UNSW Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The August Offensive was the last attempt by the Allied forces to break the stalemate with the Turkish defenders that had developed since the Anzac landings in late April 1915. This book recreates in compelling detail the first five days of the offensive.
Summary Book Review Sorry Lads, But the Order Is to Go by David Cameron:
Download or read book Sorry Lads, But the Order Is to Go written by David Cameron and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2010-10 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The August Offensive was the last attempt by the Allied forces to break the stalemate with the Turkish defenders that had developed since the Anzac landings in late April 1915. It resulted in some of the bloodiest battles on the Gallipoli peninsula - which included the battles for Leane's Trench, Lone Pine, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, Hill Q and Hill 971. Drawing from letters, diaries and official reports from both Commonwealth and Turkish sources, David Cameron recreates in compelling detail the five days of the August offensive. He describes the complexity behind the battles and how they affected the men who were directly involved. Both visceral and poignant, it is the first book since Bean's Official History Volume II (1924) to describe in detail a failed offensive in which bodies were shattered and lives senselessly lost.
Summary Book Review Gallipoli Victoria Cross Hero by John Hamilton:
Download or read book Gallipoli Victoria Cross Hero written by John Hamilton and published by Frontline Books. This book was released on 2015-04-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The son of a former Premier of Western Australia, Hugo Throssell, volunteered to join the Imperial Australian Force which was shipped to Gallipoli in 1915. He was a member of the 10th Australian Light Horse which fought in a dismounted role in Gallipoli. He was involved in the famous charge of the 10th Light Horse at the Battle of the Nek and the Battle of Hill 60 where his actions saw him being awarded the Victoria Cross.During that battle Throssell was severely wounded a number of times when the enemy attacked his position, but he refused to leave his post or to seek medical attention until the attack had been beaten off. As soon as his wounds were dressed he went back out into the firing line until he was ordered out of the fighting by the Medical Officer. His determination saved his battalion at a critical moment in the battle.After the war Hugo Throssell became an outspoken opponent of war, for which he was widely condemned. It also meant that he found employment difficult and he fell into debt. When he tried to pawn his Victoria Cross he was offered only 10 shillings for it such was the price of valour. He committed suicide aged forty-nine.Meticulously researched, and beautifully written, this is a moving tale of heroism and patriotism which ended in sad and disturbing circumstances.
Summary Book Review Climax at Gallipoli by Rhys Crawley:
Download or read book Climax at Gallipoli written by Rhys Crawley and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2014-03-19 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gallipoli: the mere name summons the story of this well-known campaign of the First World War. And the story of Gallipoli, where in August 1915 the Allied forces made their last valiant effort against the Turks, is one of infamous might-have-beens. If only the Allies had held out a little longer, pushed a little harder, had better luck—Gallipoli might have been the decisive triumph that knocked the Ottoman Empire out of the First World War. But the story is just that, author Rhys Crawley tells us: a story. Not only was the outcome at Gallipoli not close, but the operation was flawed from the start, and an inevitable failure. A painstaking effort to set the historical record straight, Climax at Gallipoli examines the performance of the Allies’ Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign to the bitter end. Crawley reminds us that in 1915, the second year of the war, the Allies were still trying to adapt to a new form of warfare, with static defense replacing the maneuver and offensive strategies of earlier British doctrine. In the attempt both the MEF at Gallipoli and the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front aimed for too much—and both failed. To explain why, Crawley focuses on the operational level of war in the campaign, scrutinizing planning, command, mobility, fire support, interservice cooperation, and logistics. His work draws on unprecedented research into the files of military organizations across the United Kingdom and Australia. The result is a view of the Gallipoli Campaign unique in its detail and scope, as well as in its conclusions—a book that looks past myth and distortion to the facts, and the truth, of what happened at this critical juncture in twentieth-century history.
Summary Book Review The Battle for Lone Pine by David W. Cameron:
Download or read book The Battle for Lone Pine written by David W. Cameron and published by Penguin Group Australia. This book was released on 2012 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most Australian have heard of Lone Pine. Too few know why. Over four days in August 1915, Australians and Turks were thrown into some of the fiercest fighting of the war, on a small plateau in Gallipoli known as Lone Pine. Thousands of lives were lost. Seven of Australia's nine Gallipoli VCs were earned during brutal hand-to-hand combat in dark tunnels and in trenches just metres apart, bombarded by terrifying volleys of grenades. The Battle for Lone Pineis the first book devoted to this cornerstone of the Anzac legend, drawing on unforgettable first-hand accounts scratched into diaries and letters home. The stories of the diggers, as well as the engineers, nurses, sappers, commanders and more, provide an invaluable record of the battle and serve as moving testimony to their courage in appalling conditions. Today, pine trees are planted in remembrance around Australia. In Gallipoli, the Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial attracts large crowds to commemorate Anzac Day. David W. Cameron's absorbing history reveals the fate of those who fought on the ground where they gather. 'David Cameron not only leads the way for the battalions of books on Australia in World War I to come in the next six years, he sets a standard for authors to emulate' - Weekend Australian 'A riveting read' - Daily Telegraph 'Powerfully written and well-illustrated' - Sydney Morning Herald 'The Battle for Lone Pineis a detailed - and at times moving - narrative' - Australian Army Journal 'Bean was great on context and so is Cameron' - Canberra Times 'David Cameron has taken it on as a mission to provide the substance, the blood and the sinew of those far off events ... An absolute wealth of detail' - Courier-Mail
Summary Book Review Battle of Long Tan The by David W. Cameron:
Download or read book Battle of Long Tan The written by David W. Cameron and published by Viking. This book was released on 2016-08-15 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, a rubber plantation in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, Australian troops fought one of their bloodiest, most significant battles of the Vietnam War. The Australians had arrived at Nui Dat four months earlier to open up the province. While out on patrol, Delta Company of 6RAR, originally numbering just 105 Australians and three New Zealanders, collided with Viet Cong forces numbering around 2500 troops, ahead of a planned Vietnamese ambush. Under heavy fire and short on ammunition, the Australians could only guess at the enemy's strength and number. Morning light revealed a shattered woodland, trees bleeding latex - and hundreds of dead enemy soldiers who had fallen in the numerous assaults against the small Anzac force. What was first thought by the Australians to be a significant defeat quickly turned out to be a major victory. Marking the battle's 50th anniversary, and drawing on unpublished first-hand accounts, David Cameron brings to life the events of this famous battle as it unfolded - minute by minute, hour by hour - and reveals the deeds of heroism and mateship now part of Australia's Vietnam War story. His compelling account commemorates the men who fought in the rubber plantation of Long Tan - and those who did not come home. Praise for David Cameron's The Battle for Lone Pine- 'A fine work of military and social history', Weekend Australian'A riveting read', Daily Telegraph"
Download or read book Gallipoli written by Wesley Olson and published by Uwa Pub. This book was released on 2006 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Gallipoli: The Western Australian Story, Wes Olson provides a fresh perspective on the epic World War I military campaign fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula: that of the Western Australian soldier. Drawing on a wealth of research - from personal accounts to official records - the soldier's journey is laid out, from initial enlistment and treacherous landing until the sombre withdrawal eight months later.
Summary Book Review Supplemental Foreign Assistance, Fiscal Year, 1966--Vietnam by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations:
Download or read book Supplemental Foreign Assistance, Fiscal Year, 1966--Vietnam written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations and published by . This book was released on 1966 with total page 780 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Supplememtal Foreign Assistance, Fiscal Year 1966--Vietnam by United States. Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations:
Download or read book Supplememtal Foreign Assistance, Fiscal Year 1966--Vietnam written by United States. Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations and published by . This book was released on 1966 with total page 794 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Where Have All the Bullets Gone? by Spike Milligan:
Download or read book Where Have All the Bullets Gone? written by Spike Milligan and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2012-12-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express 'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics, throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes' Daily Mail 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times Back to those haunting days in Italy in 1944, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, with lava running in great red rivulets down the slope towards us, and Jock taking a drag on his cigarette and saying, 'I think we've got grounds for a rent rebate.' The fifth volume of Spike Milligan's unsurpassed account of life as a Bombardier in World War Two sees our hero dispatched from the front line to psychiatric hospital and from there to a rehabilitation camp. Considered loony (and 'unfit to be killed in combat by either side'), he becomes embroiled in his own private battle with melancholy. But it is music, wit and a little help from his friends - including one Gunner Harry Secombe - that help carry him through to his first stage appearances ... 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'Manifestly a genius, a comic surrealist genius and had no equal' Terry Wogan 'A totally original comedy writer' Michael Palin 'Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense' Guardian Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.
Summary Book Review The Fall of Daoradh by John Montgomery:
Download or read book The Fall of Daoradh written by John Montgomery and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2007-03 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daoradh means more to his son Seth than the pride a warrior's legend can generate. Daoradh is his son's protector and mentor-everything an eight-year-old child could ever hope for in a father. But when Daoradh mysteriously falls during a fierce battle with monstrous Inferiors, the House of Daoradh is devastated, and Seth's future is uncertain. After spending the majority of his twenty-six years in the solitude of Highwood forest, Seth has become haunted by visions of his father, driving him to seek solace from his childhood friend, Michael Herder. Their rekindled comradery leads the two young men to search for answers and adventure in the lands east of The Wall. The journey inadvertently reawakens a centuries-old war that has divided the once immortal race of Watchers, as mankind's strongholds brace for the resulting onslaught of Inferiors, foes they thought were long-extinct. Seth and Michael, the Seven Stewards, King Acar, and a secret sect known only as the Rion Guard are brought to the brink of destruction as evil and sorcery, sacrifice and love clash against the richly exotic setting of the world of Erathe.
Summary Book Review Don't Rub 'Em, Count 'Em by Johnny Ray:
Download or read book Don't Rub 'Em, Count 'Em written by Johnny Ray and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2022-11-28 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anecdotal memoir of being born and growing up in Tottenham. These are stories and tales written by a working-class boy who was brought up by working-class parents half a mile from Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane Ground. Parents who might be considered poor but were extremely loving and of high moral standards. By the author’s own admission, and with all due respect to his teachers, his education was not the best it might have been. It really just passed him by, mostly due to his obsession with his dream of being a professional footballer. A dream he did not quite achieve, albeit with the consolation that he became a scout, later in life, for his beloved Tottenham Hotspur. A biography full of the stories the author remembers from over sixty-five years of playing and being involved with the game. And with his other great love of music. The banter of the club houses and the pubs after the game. The ups and downs of being an ardent fan of Tottenham Hotspur supporting them through ‘thick’n thin, good and bad’. The author hopes to show what a great life it can be being involved with the ‘grass roots’ of football.
Download or read book Bad Ivory written by Phil Mitchell and published by Phil Mitchell. This book was released on 2022-03-26 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SELECTED BY THE BRITISH SAS: An elite group of highly trained volunteers are sent to Africa to help protect the elephants and rhinos from poachers. They do such a good job, the British government loses its nerve and pulls them out too early. Desperate to return, they find funding from the Kenyan government for another mission. Finding the Kenyan army are taking bribes from ivory poachers, a vicious gun battle leaving thirty dead Kenyan soldiers. Having to leave Africa, they return to England where MI6 are talked into fighting the problem at the source. They split them into two-man killer teams and send them around the world searching out and eliminating ivory dealers.
Summary Book Review Romance in the Highlands by Fiona Grant:
Download or read book Romance in the Highlands written by Fiona Grant and published by Blue Gem Publishing. This book was released on 2018-11-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ROMANCE IN THE HIGHLANDS BOX SET—INCLUDES SERIES 1 & SERIES 2 Enjoy 10 fast-paced, engrossing stories about Highlanders and their brides: Series 1 (Maclean Clan Romances) and Series 2 (Brides of the Highlands) in one value-packed box! Series 1: MACLEAN CLAN HIGHLAND ROMANCES The Highlander’s Braw Lass The Highlander’s Defiant Bride The Highlander’s Stolen Love The Highlander’s Huntress The Highlander’s Challenge Series 2: THE HIGHLANDER’S BRIDE The Highlander’s Last-Minute Bride The Highlander’s High-Stakes Bride The Highlander’s Substitute Bride The Highlander’s Reckless Bride The Highlander’s Rescued Bride
Download or read book Highland Vows written by Fiona Grant and published by Blue Gem Publishing. This book was released on 2019-03-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: HIGHLAND VOWS 15-BOOK BOX SET—INCLUDES SERIES 1, 2 and 3 Enjoy 15 fast-paced, engrossing stories about Highlanders and their brides: Series 1 (Maclean Clan Romances); Series 2 (Brides of the Highlands) and Series 3 (Highland Heroes) in one value-packed box! What Readers are Saying: “There's nothing better than tales of highlanders and the women who love and are loved by them! These are short stories but each one is a great story in its own! You won't be sorry you picked this set. Enjoy!” (C. Davis) “This author does an excellent job it makes me wish I could be in the highlands and find my warrior!” (Melissa) “I love a Highland romance! they have some heavy-duty challenges to face on the way to their Happily Ever After. It makes for a good story. (Laura) Series 1: Maclean Clan stories 1: The Highlander’s Braw Lass 2: The Highlander’s Defiant Bride 3: The Highlander’s Stolen Love 4: The Highlander’s Huntress 5: The Highlander’s Challenge Series 2: Highland Brides Stories 1: The Highlander’s Last-Minute Bride 2: The Highlander’s High-Stakes Bride 3: The Highlander’s Substitute Bride 4: The Highlander’s Reckless Bride 5: The Highlander’s Rescued Bride Series 3: Highland Heroes Stories 1: The Highlander’s Brave Maid 2: The Highlander’s Canny Lass 3: The Highlander’s Daughter 4: The Highlander’s Prophecy 5: The Highlander’s Fugitive
Summary Book Review Micks Family: The Fight For Respect And Control - Volume 2 by Mark Banks:
Download or read book Micks Family: The Fight For Respect And Control - Volume 2 written by Mark Banks and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: