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The Guns of August , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1149min
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In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed...and how horrible it became. Tuchman masterfully portrays this transition from 19th to 20th Century, focusing on the turning point in the year 1914: the month leading up to the war and the first month of the war. With fine attention to detail, she reveals how and why the war started, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't, managing to make the story utterly suspenseful even when we already know the outcome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wanda McCaddon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002603/bk_blak_002603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The First World War as a Turning Point / Wendez...
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The First World War as a Turning Point / Wendezeit Weltkrieg ab 34.9 € als Taschenbuch: The impact of the years 1914 -1918 on Church and Mission (with special focus on the Hermannsburg Mission) / Die Auswirkungen der Jahre 1914-1918 auf Kirche und Mission (unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Hermannsburger Mission). Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Wissenschaft, Theologie,

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The Lifeboat , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 465min
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I was to stand trial for my life. I was twenty-two years old. I had been married for ten weeks and a widow for six. In the summer of 1914, the Empress Alexandra, a magnificent ocean liner, suffers a mysterious explosion on its voyage from London to New York City. On board are Henry Winter, a rich banker, and his young new wife, Grace. Somehow, Henry manages to secure a place in a lifeboat for Grace. But the survivors quickly realize it is over capacity and could sink at any moment. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements, and one another, Grace watches and waits. She is a woman who has learned the value of patience - her journey to a life of glittering privilege has been far from straightforward. Now, she knows, it is in jeopardy, and her very survival is at stake. Over the course of three perilous weeks, the passengers on the lifeboat plot, scheme, gossip, and console one another while sitting inches apart. Their deepest beliefs about goodness, humanity, and God are tested to the limit as they begin to discover what they will do in order to survive. The Lifeboat is a page-turning story of moral dilemmas, and also the moving and haunting story of Grace, a woman as unforgettable and complicated as the story she recounts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Gibel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000526/bk_twuk_000526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott...
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Australia's best-selling nonfiction author of all time. Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, he led an expedition from Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After setting up Main Base at Cape Denision and Western Base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an extraordinary sledging trek with his companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz. After five weeks, tragedy struck. Ninnis was swallowed whole by a snow-covered crevasse, and Mawson and Mertz realised it was too dangerous to go on. With the scant food and provisions they had left, turning back was almost equally perilous. Their dwindling supplies forced them to kill their dogs to feed the other dogs, at first, and then themselves. Hunger, sickness and despair eventually got the better of Mertz, and he succumbed to madness and then to death. Mawson found himself all alone, 160 miles from safety, with next to no food. Peter FitzSimons tells the staggering tale of Mawson's survival, despite all the odds, arriving back just in time to see his rescue ship disappearing over the horizon. He also masterfully interweaves the stories of the other giants from the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration - Scott of the Antarctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen - to bring the jaw-dropping events of this bygone era dazzlingly back to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001115/bk_boli_001115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Fortress
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GILDER LEHRMAN PRIZE FOR MILITARY HISTORY AND THE BRITISH ARMY MILITARY BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019, AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE SUMMER 2020 'A masterpiece. It deserves to become a classic of military history' Lawrence James, The Times 'If you read one military history book this year, make it Alexander Watson's The Fortress' Tony Barber, Financial Times From the prize-winning author of Ring of Steel, a gripping history of the First World War's longest and most terrible siege In the autumn of 1914 Europe was at war. The battling powers had already suffered casualties on a scale previously unimaginable. On both the Western and Eastern fronts elaborate war plans lay in ruins and had been discarded in favour of desperate improvisation. In the West this resulted in the remorseless world of the trenches; in the East all eyes were focused on the old, beleaguered Austro-Hungarian fortress of Przemysl. The siege that unfolded at Przemysl was the longest of the whole war. In the defence of the fortress and the struggle to relieve it Austria-Hungary suffered some 800,000 casualties. Almost unknown in the West, this was one of the great turning points of the conflict. If the Russians had broken through they could have invaded Central Europe, but by the time the fortress fell their strength was so sapped they could go no further. Alexander Watson, prize-winning author of Ring of Steel, has written one of the great epics of the First World War. Comparable to Stalingrad in 1942-3, Przemysl shaped the course of Europe's future. Neither Russians nor Austro-Hungarians ever recovered militarily from their disasters. Using a huge range of sources, Watson brilliantly recreates a world of long-gone empires, broken armies and a cut-off community sliding into chaos. The siege was central to the war itself, but also a chilling harbinger of what would engulf the entire region in the coming decades, as nationalism, anti-semitism and an exterminatory fury took hold.

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The Fortress
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GILDER LEHRMAN PRIZE FOR MILITARY HISTORY AND THE BRITISH ARMY MILITARY BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019, AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE SUMMER 2020 'A masterpiece. It deserves to become a classic of military history' Lawrence James, The Times 'If you read one military history book this year, make it Alexander Watson's The Fortress' Tony Barber, Financial Times From the prize-winning author of Ring of Steel, a gripping history of the First World War's longest and most terrible siege In the autumn of 1914 Europe was at war. The battling powers had already suffered casualties on a scale previously unimaginable. On both the Western and Eastern fronts elaborate war plans lay in ruins and had been discarded in favour of desperate improvisation. In the West this resulted in the remorseless world of the trenches; in the East all eyes were focused on the old, beleaguered Austro-Hungarian fortress of Przemysl. The siege that unfolded at Przemysl was the longest of the whole war. In the defence of the fortress and the struggle to relieve it Austria-Hungary suffered some 800,000 casualties. Almost unknown in the West, this was one of the great turning points of the conflict. If the Russians had broken through they could have invaded Central Europe, but by the time the fortress fell their strength was so sapped they could go no further. Alexander Watson, prize-winning author of Ring of Steel, has written one of the great epics of the First World War. Comparable to Stalingrad in 1942-3, Przemysl shaped the course of Europe's future. Neither Russians nor Austro-Hungarians ever recovered militarily from their disasters. Using a huge range of sources, Watson brilliantly recreates a world of long-gone empires, broken armies and a cut-off community sliding into chaos. The siege was central to the war itself, but also a chilling harbinger of what would engulf the entire region in the coming decades, as nationalism, anti-semitism and an exterminatory fury took hold.

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The First World War as a Turning Point / Wendez...
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The First World War as a Turning Point / Wendezeit Weltkrieg ab 34.9 EURO The impact of the years 1914 -1918 on Church and Mission (with special focus on the Hermannsburg Mission) / Die Auswirkungen der Jahre 1914-1918 auf Kirche und Mission (unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Hermannsburger Mission)

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The Achievements of the "Women's Social and Pol...
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Pre-University Paper from the year 2019 in the subject History - World History - Modern History, grade: 1.0, Bundesrealgymnasium Innsbruck (BRG/BORG St. Pölten), language: English, abstract: This work focuses on the militant and radical women's suffrage organisation "Women's Social and Political Union" (WSPU) and its political achievements between 1903 and 1914. The author analyses the change and development of their tactics and strategies and discusses how authorities reacted to those new developments. Furthermore, the work addresses to what extent the formation of the suffragette movement and the use of violent tactics contributed to the achievement of women's suffrage and in which way WWI represented a turning point concerning the image of women.The work begins with the background and the formation of the women's suffrage movement. Afterwards, the biography of Emmeline Pankhurst explains why and how she founded the WSPU. Then the tactics, strategies and achievements of the WSPU as well as the reactions of the authorities will be described chronologically. The author concludes with the impact of WWI on the suffragette movement and the changes in the image of women. Additionally, the extent to which the legal framework was gradually adapted to the new circumstances until women finally gained the right to vote in 1928 will be discussed.At the end of the 19th century women in the UK, who had been excluded from the voting registers, started to demand suffrage on the same basis as men in order to be able to participate in politics and to achieve female independence as well as legal equality. Several women's suffrage groups, which organised campaigns in order to gain the attention of leading politicians, were formed.

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Scammell
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Scammell Lorries Limited was a British manufacturer of trucks, particularly specialist and military off-highway vehicles, from 1921 to 1988. Scammell started as a late-Victorian period wheelwright and coach-building business in Spitalfields, London. The outbreak of war in 1914 presented itself as a turning point in road transport history. Mechanical transport was seen to work, proving its vast potential beyond doubt to forward thinking companies such as Scammell. George Scammell''s great nephew, Lt Col Alfred Scammell was injured and invalided out of the army and he was able to apply the practical experience he had gained during the war and began developing the articulated six wheeler, which began production in 1920. This vehicle was articulated and its very low axle weight allowed it to carry 7 ton payload at 12mph rather than being limited to 5mph.

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