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Soldiers’ Songs and Slang of the Great War

Soldiers’ Songs and Slang of the Great WarSoldiers’ Songs and Slang of the Great War by Martin Pegler
ISBN: 9781472804150
Published by Osprey Publishing on August 20th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Social History
Pages: 408

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Soldiers’ Song and Slang of the Great War is an update and enlargement of a book first published in 1931. The current book includes phrases that were deemed inappropriate in earlier editions. The slang is both mystifying and well known. For example, a “goo wallah” is the sanitary man. Other items such as […]

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Balloon-Busting Aces of World War I

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British Artillery 1914-19: Heavy Artillery

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German Battlecruisers, 1914-1918

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British Battlecruisers, 1914-18

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Invasion 1914: The Schelieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne: Before the trenches – the first battles of World War I

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Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-21

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Gallipoli: Command Under Fire

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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The Russian Civil War, 1918-22

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Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18

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Brushes and Bayonets: Cartoons, Sketches and Paintings of World War I

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The Czech Legion, 1914-20

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French Tanks of World War I

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The First Battle of the Marne 1914: The French ‘miracle’ halts the Germans

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Messines 1917: The zenith of siege warfare

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British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916

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The Blocking of Zeebrugge: Operation Z-O 1918

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Ottoman Infantryman 1914-18

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London 1917-18: The Bomber Blitz

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Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front

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Royal Naval Air Service Pilot, 1914-1918

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St. Miliel 1918: The American Expeditionary Forces Trial by Fire

Home Before the Leaves Fall: A New History of the German Invasion of 1914

The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun

The First World War: The War to End All Wars

Browning .30 Caliber Machine Guns

2CM “Big Bertha” and German Siege Artillery of World War I

Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker

Q Ship vs U-boat

The Lewis Gun

The Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914

The Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914The Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914 by Adrian Gilbert
ISBN: 9781849088596
Published by Osprey Publishing on February 20th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Strategy, Technology & Engineering
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: Assesses the performance of the “Old Contemptables” in the opening battles.

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Author Adrian Gilbert’s introduction notes that: “British histories of the 1914 campaign typically adopt the emotionally comforting paradigm of the plucky Briton giving the overbearing foreign bully a bloody nose.” Gilbert goes on to state “…my intention is to look afresh at the British Army during 1914….My aim is not by any means […]

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Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916

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Russian Aces of World War I

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Sopwith Camel

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Aces of Jagdstaffel 17

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