No Graves as Yet (World War I Series, Novel 1)

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1472211812
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book No Graves as Yet (World War I Series, Novel 1) written by Anne Perry and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-09-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the last idyllic summer of 1914, the battle lines are already drawn... In No Graves as Yet, the first novel of her World War I quintet, Anne Perry weaves an evocative tale of one family unravelling the secrets that surround them, while the country is on the brink of war. Perfect for fans of Pat Barker and Sebastian Barry. 'An auspicious read thus it is wonderful that this is the first of a five-novel sequence... this dazzling story is one of sheer brilliance... It's just so, so beautiful' - North Wales Chronicle In Cambridge, the golden June days seem timeless. But for Joseph Reavley the summer is shattered by his parents' deaths in a car accident. Bringing the terrible news, his brother reveals that their father, a retired MP, had been travelling to see him about a sinister plot he had discovered. Matthew's job in the secret service means that he would understand the mysterious document their father possessed, but now it is nowhere to be found. Returning after the funeral with their two sisters, Joseph and Matthew become convinced that their parents' house has been searched. As their suspicions grow, they visit the scene of the crash and find subtle evidence that their deaths may not have been accidental after all. What readers are saying about No Graves as Yet: 'One of the most profound and rich evocations of... England, 1914' 'One of the best books I have read - wonderful' '[This book] will stay with me forever'

The Reavley Series World War One Quintet: No Graves as Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, We Shall Not Sleep

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ISBN : 1472223500
Pages : 1600 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

Download or read book The Reavley Series World War One Quintet: No Graves as Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, We Shall Not Sleep written by Anne Perry and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 1600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The complete collection of Anne Perry's masterful Great War series, chronicling the fate of the Reavley family from 1914 to 1918. Perfect for fans of Pat Barker and Sebastian Barry. 1914: No Graves as Yet In the last idyllic summer of 1914, the battle lines are already drawn. But for Joseph Reavley the summer is shattered by his parents' deaths in a car accident. His brother Matthew, who works for the secret service reveals that their father, a retired MP, had discovered something sinister, but the evidence has gone missing. And it seems that their deaths may not have been accidental after all... 1915: Shoulder the Sky It is April 1915 and the world is in the bloody throes of war. Most civilians have little idea of horrors at the Front, and a young war correspondent wants to publish the truth. But then he is found dead in no-man's land - and it seems that the Germans are not responsible. For Chaplain Joseph Reavley the event has uncomfortable echoes of his own parents' tragedy, with murder and censorship the dark weapons being secretly employed behind the lines... 1916: Angels in the Gloom It's March 1916, and Joseph Reavley is on sick leave, cared for by his sister Hannah. Shanley Corcoran, an old friend, comes to visit. Corcoran confides in Joseph that he's come very close to completing an invention that will paralyse the deadly German U-boats. Soon afterwards, however, the leading scientist on that project is found murdered, and it's clear that someone has been betraying secrets to the enemy... 1917: At Some Disputed Barricade In July 1917, as the sun sets over no-man's-land, rumours of mutiny grow stronger. After the death of an officer, twelve soldiers are arrested, and it falls to Joseph Reavley to uncover the truth about their involvement. At the same time, his brother Matthew, of the S.I.S, learns of a plot to destroy the only men who can bring about lasting peace... 1918: We Shall not Sleep It's 1918, and Joseph Reavley's regiment has suffered huge losses but all hope that peace is near. Then a young nurse is savagely murdered, and Joseph vows to find her killer. Matthew, is already at the Front to meet a prisoner who claims to be able to identify the shadowy figure betraying his country. If Matthew is able to put a stop to The Peacemaker's schemes, there will be a chance for lasting peace; if he fails, then freedom and liberty could be all but a distant memory for future generations...

Australian War Graves Workers and World War One

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 9811508496
Pages : 143 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (811 users)

Download or read book Australian War Graves Workers and World War One written by Fred Cahir and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-13 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book relays the largely untold story of the approximately 1,100 Australian war graves workers whose job it was to locate, identify exhume and rebury the thousands of Australian soldiers who died in Europe during the First World War. It tells the story of the men of the Australian Graves Detachment and the Australian Graves Service who worked in the period 1919 to 1922 to ensure that grieving families in Australia had a physical grave which they could mourn the loss of their loved ones. By presenting biographical vignettes of eight men who undertook this work, the book examines the mechanics of the commemoration of the Great War and extends our understanding of the individual toll this onerous task took on the workers themselves.

The Graves Registration Service in World War II

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Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book The Graves Registration Service in World War II written by Edward Steere and published by . This book was released on 1951 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

True Stories of World War 1, Complete

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Download or read book True Stories of World War 1, Complete written by Various and published by VM eBooks. This book was released on 2016-02-19 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by trench warfare, a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. The war drew in all the world's economic great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom/British Empire, France and the Russian Empire) versus the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Although Italy was a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive, against the terms of the alliance. These alliances were reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, while the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers. The trigger for the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. This set off a diplomatic crisis when Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia, and entangled international alliances formed over the previous decades were invoked. Within weeks, the major powers were at war and the conflict soon spread around the world. On 28 July, the Austro-Hungarians declared war on Serbia and subsequently invaded. As Russia mobilised in support of Serbia, Germany invaded neutral Belgium and Luxembourg before moving towards France, leading the United Kingdom to declare war on Germany. After the German march on Paris was halted, what became known as the Western Front settled into a battle of attrition, with a trench line that would change little until 1917. Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, the Russian army was successful against the Austro-Hungarians, but was stopped in its invasion of East Prussia by the Germans. In November 1914, the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers, opening fronts in the Caucasus, Mesopotamia and the Sinai. Italy joined the Allies in 1915 and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers in the same year, while Romania joined the Allies in 1916, followed by United States in 1917. The Russian government collapsed in March 1917, and a subsequent revolution in November brought the Russians to terms with the Central Powers via the Treaty of Brest Litovsk, which constituted a massive German victory. After a stunning German offensive along the Western Front in the spring of 1918, the Allies rallied and drove back the Germans in a series of successful offensives. On 4 November 1918, the Austro-Hungarian empire agreed to an armistice, and Germany, which had its own trouble with revolutionaries, agreed to an armistice on 11 November 1918, ending the war in victory for the Allies. By the end of the war, the German Empire, Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire had ceased to exist. National borders were redrawn, with several independent nations restored or created, and Germany's colonies were parceled out among the winners. During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the Big Four (Britain, France, the United States and Italy) imposed their terms in a series of treaties. The League of Nations was formed with the aim of preventing any repetition of such a conflict. This, however, failed with economic depression, renewed European nationalism, weakened member states, and the German feeling of humiliation contributing to the rise of Nazism. These conditions eventually contributed to World War II.

The Early Poetry of Robert Graves

Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 0292700814
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (292 users)

Download or read book The Early Poetry of Robert Graves written by Frank L. Kersnowski and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2013-11-06 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like many men of his generation, poet Robert Graves was indelibly marked by his experience of trench warfare in World War I. The horrific battles in which he fought and his guilt over surviving when so many perished left Graves shell-shocked and disoriented, desperately seeking a way to bridge the rupture between his conventional upbringing and the uncertainties of postwar British society. In this study of Graves's early poetry, Frank Kersnowski explores how his war neurosis opened a door into the unconscious for Graves and led him to reject the essential components of the Western idea of reality—reason and predictability. In particular, Kersnowski traces the emergence in Graves's early poems of a figure he later called "The White Goddess," a being at once terrifying and glorious, who sustains life and inspires poetry. Drawing on interviews with Graves's family, as well as unpublished correspondence and drafts of poems, Kersnowski argues that Graves actually experienced the White Goddess as a real being and that his life as a poet was driven by the purpose of celebrating and explaining this deity and her matriarchy.

United States Army in World War II.

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Pages : 456 pages
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Download or read book United States Army in World War II. written by and published by . This book was released on 1955 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

United States Army in World War II.: The techinical services

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Download or read book United States Army in World War II.: The techinical services written by United States. Dept. of the Army. Office of Military History and published by . This book was released on 1947 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Congressional Record

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Pages : 1276 pages
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Download or read book Congressional Record written by United States. Congress and published by . This book was released on 1972 with total page 1276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

In My Father's Words

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Pages : 204 pages
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Download or read book In My Father's Words written by Ray Davis and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fields presents a remarkable and often poignant narrative of The Great War from the perspective of her relative, Ray Davis.

No Graves as Yet

Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
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Pages : 339 pages
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Download or read book No Graves as Yet written by Anne Perry and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2003 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In June of 1914, Cambridge professor Joseph Reavley learns that his father was carrying a vitally important secret document when he died, and that his best student has been murdered.

The Quartermaster Corps

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Pages : 456 pages
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Download or read book The Quartermaster Corps written by United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps and published by . This book was released on 1953 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A two-volume account of the activities of the Corps in the zone of interior and efforts to maximize stockage through conservation, reclamation, and salvage.

World War I

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ISBN : 0241185262
Pages : 362 pages
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Download or read book World War I written by and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2014-03-03 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The definitive visual history of the people, politics and events of World War I World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide is a fascinating portrait of a world at war, vividly portraying the conflicts of the Great War on land, sea and in the skies. This history book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the First World War. You will uncover the details of the Great War's titanic battles such as Gallipoli, the Somme and Verdun that left an indelible mark on the collective memories of countries and that claimed a generation of young men. Discover how local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast conflict that was fought out to the bitter end. Find out about key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders and technological advances that influenced the course of the First World War. Timelines show you the war unfolding across countries, providing an overview of developments in all the theatres of war. Packed with images, maps, portraits, key artefacts and unforgettable first person accounts, World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide is an uniquely accessible military history of one of the world's most devastating conflicts.

The Quartermaster Corps

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Pages : 456 pages
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Download or read book The Quartermaster Corps written by Erna Risch and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Death in Berlin

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 0521118514
Pages : 325 pages
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Download or read book Death in Berlin written by Monica Black and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-05-10 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Death in Berlin traces rituals and perceptions surrounding death from the Weimar Republic to the building of the Berlin Wall.