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Sheffield Remembering 1914-18

Sheffield offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the Great War for five years.

A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible paperback volume.

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Somme 1916

One of the bloodiest conflicts in military history, the Battle of the Somme raged from 1st July to 18th November 1916. It has come to signify for many the waste and bloodshed of the First World War as hundreds of thousands of men on all sides lost their lives fighting over small gains in land.

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The British Home Guard Pocket Book 1942

This authentic manual is based on the authors own experience and army training. The book is full of sound advice on training, organisation and discipline, fire arms, reconnaissance, and field engineering, the responsibilities of the Group Pigeon Officer, the proper position to adopt for surviving a dive bomb attack, and most importantly, how to set a trap for an unwary advancing German cyclist.

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The Commando Pocket Manual 1940-1945

The Commandos were instigated by Winston Churchill in 1940 as a raiding unit to destroy selected targets in German occupied Europe. Recruits for this special service were all volunteers, drawn from the British Army, and later, from the Royal Marines and other Allied Armies.

This book draws on authentic training manuals, lecture notes and analysis as well as post action reports to give a real insight into this highly specialised fighting unit.

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The First World War in 100 Objects

This collection of 100 objects tells the story of the First World War in a highly engaging and very visual manner. By recalling the history of each item whether a tank, a gas mask, a rifle or a document and the context in which they played a part in the events of the war, this fascinating book offers a fresh perspective.

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The Green Howards – A History in Photographs, 1855 to 2006

The aim of this book is to tell our Regiment’s story through its photographs; a story of duty, loyalty and tradition – words seldom used in today’s world. It is told here by publishing a wide selection of photographs of the Regiment from the Heights of Sevastopol in 1855 during the Crimean War, to the moment in 2006 when members of the 1st Battalion, The Green Howards, replaced their silver ‘Alexandra cipher and Dannebrog’ cap badges for the ‘lion and rose’ of the new Yorkshire Regiment. Read the rest of this entry »

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The History Of The Green Howards Paperback Copy

Paperback edition of Green Howards history book.

Raised in 1688 as “Colonel Lutrells Regiment of Foot” in response to the supplanting of King James 11 by William Of Orange, there began three centuries of service to the nation with the Regiment becoming one of the finest in the British Army. Created initially in response to a call for loyal troops, the Green Howards have continued to maintain their tradition of loyalty in many campaigns to win superb battle honours, and hence the narrative reflects the British Army in some of its finest episodes: participation in the French Wars of 1697-1793, the American War of Independence, Crimean War, First and Second World Wars and continuing with service in Suez, Malaya, Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo, and most recently in Afghanistan, gives the Green Howards an enviable military record.

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The Man Who Didn’t Shoot Hitler

The most highly decorated British Private of the First World War, Henry Tandey was also the man Hitler claimed spared his life during a firefight in 1918. David Johnson’s biography explores how this claim affected Tandey as he watched Hitler develop into a dictator, and traces the events surrounding their legendary meeting.

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The Mouseman

Stunning hardback souvenir book detailing the life of Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson and the business he founded.

Contains sections on his signature furniture, as well as detailed driving routes ‘on the trail of the mouse’ to enjoy.

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The Tommys Handbook

Packed with excerpts carefully selected by historian Neil R. Storey from his nationally respected archive, this volume provides an authentic overview of how a typical Tommy was trained both at home and in the field during the First World War.

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VCs of the First World War – 1914

During the opening four months of the First World War no fewer than 46 servicemen from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded The Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for gallantry.

By Gerald Gliddon.

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Yorkshires War

Using letters, diaries, archives, newspapers and local histories, Yorkshires War tells the story of a county at war, of children sewing sandbags, old men guarding the coast, of young men going off to war and of their wives, mothers and sweethearts finding new ways to cope with near starvation rations, the constant fear for their loved ones and finding strength in the new roles opening up for them.

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