The Great War 1914 - 1919

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Post by miss stav » August 30th, 2009, 4:28 am

Another world war I novel that I have discovered just now is Tell England by Ernest Raymond. It sounds nice. However, the author died in 1974, so you can't record it if you are not from the USA. I hope someone from the USA would take up this novel. Here is a link to the etext:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15033 -
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Post by Carolin » January 21st, 2018, 1:19 am

Bumping this up to the top. I think the great war at the start of this thread and canada in flanders suggested later on would be really great projects. Neither is pd in Europe otherwise id just go for it myself :)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 21st, 2018, 8:08 am

Carolin,

Following up on your post, The Great War is 5 volumes . . . links to set of copies at Duke University are here:

https://archive.org/details/greatwar11alle (vol 1 - Causes of and motives for the Great War)
https://archive.org/details/greatwar21alle (vol 2 - The mobilization of the moral and physical forces)
https://archive.org/details/greatwar31alle (vol 3 - The original German plan and its culmination)
https://archive.org/details/greatwar41alle (vol 4 - The wavering balance of forces)
https://archive.org/details/greatwar51alle (vol 5 - The triumph of democracy)

And the Canada in Flanders books are available here:
rlaughton wrote: Canada In Flanders
3 Volume Set
The Official Story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Flanders from 1914 - 1918.
Max Aitken Beaverbrook 1879-1964

(Note this is not the Official History, but rather the "Official Story"). It was written during the war, not years after the war as was the 1938 text of Duguid (abandoned due to WWII) and the 1962 text of Nicholson (the real official history).

The 3 volumes are available on the Internet Archive: (I have added a title to give the reader an idea of what time line is covered. There are no real titles to the 3 Volumes.)

Volume 1 1915: The First Division from Mobilization to Givenchy
http://www.archive.org/details/canadainflanders00aitkuoft

Volume 2 1916 - 1917: The Second and Third Divisions Join - From St. Eloi to Ypres Hill 62
http://www.archive.org/details/officialstory00beavuoft

Volume 3 1918: The Fourth Division Joins - from Sanctuary Wood to Regina Trench
http://www.archive.org/details/canadaflanders03charuoft
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Post by annise » February 12th, 2018, 3:12 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
January 21st, 2018, 8:08 am
Carolin,

Following up on your post, The Great War is 5 volumes . . . links to set of copies at Duke University are here:

https://archive.org/details/greatwar11alle (vol 1 - Causes of and motives for the Great War)
https://archive.org/details/greatwar21alle (vol 2 - The mobilization of the moral and physical forces)
https://archive.org/details/greatwar31alle (vol 3 - The original German plan and its culmination)
https://archive.org/details/greatwar41alle (vol 4 - The wavering balance of forces)
https://archive.org/details/greatwar51alle (vol 5 - The triumph of democracy)


MaryAnn
Volume 3 would be an interesting addition I think - we have very little on that side of it.

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