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A Brief History of the First World War: Eyewitness Accounts by Jon E. Lewis PDF

By Jon E. Lewis

ISBN-10: 1472108531

ISBN-13: 9781472108531

The 1st international struggle in bright, own element, within the voices of these who lived it.

Even a hundred years on from the 1st global struggle it haunts us nonetheless. No different clash has published so dramatically the senselessness of conflict, and none has formed the trendy international to a similar quantity, from its effect at the Russian Revolution and the increase of Hitler to the ultimate break-up of the British Empire and the supremacy of the US. those compelling eyewitness bills - over one hundred eighty of them - of the warfare to finish All Wars hide each part of the conflict, from the Flanders trenches to the staffrooms of the Imperial German military, from T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') within the wilderness to German figher ace the purple Baron within the air, and from English Land ladies to German U-boat crews within the North Atlantic. There are contributions from all combatant international locations, together with the united kingdom, united states, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Australia, Russia, Serbia, and India and the e-book features a designated timeline and maps.

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That morning, Colonel Thomas Egan's bri- gade had carried Redan No. 12; but now Hancock's units were slow to advance. Beauregard fought superbly, throwing up new breastworks in the rear of the breached line and continuing the resistance. It was day before Hancock and Meade got the attack going late in the the newly arrived With again. eral a wave of his hat, Brigadier Gen- Francis Barlow led his division against Redans 13, 14 and 15. ate artillery fire cut Well-aimed Confeder- down scores of Feder- was Colonel Patrick — among the Kelly, commander of the famed Briway gade — but Barlow managed killed als Irish to fight his into the defenses.

Ledlie was visibly intoxicated, and one of his aides, Captain Charles commented that "the deep sense of mismanagement and waste of life were alJ. " Elsewhere along his 46 line, Beauregard had and men of Captain Andrew Cowan's New York battery occupy Redan No. 5 (below), a strong point in the Dimmock Line captured on the evening of June 15. When the battery Officers Captain Nathaniel Sturdivant commander of the Albemarle Battery, Virginia Light Artillery, was taken prisoner by the Federals. fell, (inset), 47 Crossing the James managed most of the Federal ad- to repel vances, thanks in part to the fact that the that he could not much longer.

The Norfolk Petersburg in the vicinity of Redan No. 20 on Wise's right. There he encountered Brigadier General James Dearing with a bat- and two small regiments of dismounted tery Confederate cavalry, no more than 600 in all. Though men heavily outnumbered, Dear- ing held his ground for some time. After skirmishing for another two hours under heavy artillery fire from the enemy redans, Kautz decided to attack the thinly defended works. " Kautz dawdled for another two hours, listening for the sound of Smith's at- tack to his right.

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