Lost Battlefields of Britain: Martin Hackett
Battlefields is what every Richard Holmes fan has been waiting for. Richard Holmes skilfully clarifies the complexities of four major World War II military campaigns: El Alamein, Italy, Arnhem, and the Battle of Britain (the Main Offensive). In this fascinating and brilliantly articulated study of war, he recreates what it was really like to be in the midst of bloody conflict from letters, diaries, and interviews with soldiers awarded campaign medals for their heroism during World War II. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Holmes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005929de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Battlefield Tourism:Pilgrimage and the Commemoration of the Great War in Britain, Australia and Canada, 1919-1939 David William Lloyd
This book investigates the conflict over control over the Western Mediterranean in the late eighteenth-century. The Western Mediterranean during the 1790s featured a constant struggle for control over the region. While most histories point to military events such as the Italian Campaign as descriptive of this struggle between the two competing ideological forces of Revolutionary France and the Counter-Revolutionary First Coalition led by Britain, this book takes a different approach. Rather than looking at the struggle between ideologies, this book looks at the struggle within those ideologies, arguing that the Western Mediterranean states were not simply the battlefields or the prizes of the struggle, but were active participants with goals of autonomy or neutrality. The focus stretches beyond conflict between France and Britain, into the adaptation of ideology for different uses in Tuscany, Toulon, Algiers, Spain, and especially Corsica. Joshua Meeks is Assistant Professor at Northwest University, USA. He has previously taught at Florida State University and has worked with the INTO Pathways Program at University of South Florida. He specializes in British and French imperial history during the Age of Revolutions, along with Modern India and Environmental history.
Best-selling author Christopher Winn explores Britain´s royal past, unearthing a rich legacy of castles and palaces, cathedrals and country retreats, battlefields and monuments where kings and queens lived and died. In this exploration of royal British history, discover whose heart is buried near the Tower of London, which palace was built on top of a mulberry garden, the world´s oldest and largest occupied castle, and the first building in Britain to have latrines. From the Palace of Scone to the Palace of Westminster; from Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of Henry VII, to Pontefract Castle, where Richard II starved to death; and from banqueting halls to beheading sites, this gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Bentinck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023017de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A remarkably vivid account of a key moment in Western history: The critical six months in 1940 when Winston Churchill debated whether the British would fight Hitler. London in April, 1940, was a place of great fear and conflict. Everyone was on edge; civilization itself seemed imperiled. The Germans are marching. They have taken Poland, France, Holland, Belgium, and Czechoslovakia. They now menace Britain. Should Britain negotiate with Germany? The members of the War Cabinet bicker, yell, lose their control, and are divided. Churchill, leading the faction to fight, and Lord Halifax, cautioning that prudence is the way to survive, attempt to usurp one another by any means possible. Their country is on the line. And, in Never Surrender, we feel we are alongside these complex and imperfect men, determining the fate of the British Empire. Drawing on the War Cabinet papers, other government documents, private diaries, newspaper accounts, and memoirs, historian John Kelly tells the story of the summer of 1940 - the months of the ´´Supreme Question´´ of whether or not the British were to surrender. Impressive in scope and attentive to detail, Kelly takes listeners from the battlefield to Parliament, to the government ministries, to the British high command, to the desperate Anglo-French conference in Paris and London, to the American embassy in London, and to life with the ordinary Britons. He brings to life one of the most heroic moments of the twentieth century and intimately portrays some of its largest players - Churchill, Lord Halifax, FDR, Joe Kennedy, Hitler, Stalin, and others. Never Surrender is a fabulous, grand narrative of a crucial period in World War II history and the men and women who shaped it. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Greenhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007523de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.