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Letters from the Light Brigade

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Publisher : Pen and Sword
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ISBN 10 : 9781473838222
Pages : 242 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (382 downloads)

Download Letters from the Light Brigade PDF Full Free by Anthony Dawson and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2014-06-30 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Charge of the Light Brigade is one of the most famous, controversial and emotive small-scale actions in military history. Over the 160 years since the event, and since it was immortalized in Tennyson's poem, it has generated a stream of writing and debate. Yet, as this new book by Anthony Dawson shows, the subject is far from exhausted. His selection of previously unpublished letters and journal accounts of the two cavalry charges at the Battle of Balaklava is a notable addition to the literature on the Crimean War. It offers a direct insight into events on the battlefield as they were seen and understood by those who witnessed them and by those who took part. In their own words, and in the language of the time, the men who were there recorded what they knew and felt. 'Anthony Dawson's Letters from the Light Brigade offers us a rich source of authentic, very telling soldiers' experiences from the Crimean War. He presents this new collation with a concise, authoritative commentary on the deployment of the Light Brigade and its major actions in Crimea. Of course, that formation's famous charge at Balaklava is given due prominence, but not exclusively so. There are real gems of insight here, both historical and modern: much to fascinate and a great deal to learn. I for one, will never look at or describe the battles and battlefields of the Crimea again in quite the same way. Hence I am delighted to introduce and commend this work as a very valuable and compelling addition to the literature of the Crimean War.' From the foreword by Mungo Melvin, Major General (retired), President, British Commission for Military HistoryAs featured in the Yorkshire Post, Huddersfield Examiner, Yorkshire Standard and on BBC Radio Manchester.


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Letters from Ladysmith

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Publisher : Frontline Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781848325944
Pages : 209 pages
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Download Letters from Ladysmith PDF Full Free by Edward Spiers and published by Frontline Books. This book was released on 2010-11-30 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edward Spiers, a leading authority on the Victorian British army, presents here a select edition of letters from the siege of Ladysmith (1899–1900) that have not been seen since their original publication in metropolitan and provincial newspapers. The 250 letters were published in different British newspapers and provide crucial insights into contemporary perceptions of the battles that preceded the siege, the onset of the siege itself, and the desperate and bloody attempts to relieve the town. Subsequent efforts to defend Ladysmith – and to march to its relief – became the great dramatic saga of the early phase of the Anglo–Boer War, providing the context for a series of dramatic battles that embarrassed the Empire and destroyed established reputations. Much has been written about the failings of the British commanders but it is clear that in no other theatre in the war were the practical difficulties so real – or the stakes so high. These letters reflect vividly the feelings of junior officers and other ranks as they struggled to cope with the demands of modern warfare, These eyewitness testimonies provide first-hand commentary upon the events in Natal that shattered the pre-war confidence in Britain.


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Letters from the Headwaters

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ISBN 10 : 9781607323631
Pages : 150 pages
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Download Letters from the Headwaters PDF Full Free by Aaron Abeyta and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2014-09-15 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through epistolary essays and poems, American Book Award- and Colorado Book Award-winning author and poet Aaron A. Abeyta captures the soul of the cultural and geographical crossroads of the driest quadrant in the nation, the Colorado headwaters, source to all the rivers in the southwestern and mid-western United States. Originating from and expanding on the themes of twenty-five years of “Headwaters” conferences at Western State Colorado University, these essays and poems embrace the region’s past while also exploring the struggles of a present that seeks a sustainable future for the borderlands that define the very cross-cultural essence of the American experience.


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Letter from a Place I've Never Been

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ISBN 10 : 9781496226822
Pages : 477 pages
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Download Letter from a Place I've Never Been PDF Full Free by Hilda Raz and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2021-04 with total page 477 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With empathy and compassion, Hilda Raz writes poems that span her private and public lives. Her poems explore the complexities that come with being alive in the world today.


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Letters from the Veldt

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ISBN 10 : 9781922387066
Pages : 286 pages
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Download Letters from the Veldt PDF Full Free by Craig Stockings and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-07-08 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The South African War – or Boer War – running from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 –was the largest British military effort since the Napoleonic Wars. It was also the first time that large-scale, meaningful contributions were made to an active theatre of war by the self-governing colonies. This included formal contributions of around 20,000 troops from the Australian colonies which dwarfed all previous Australian military commitments. Just as the war was a watershed event for the development and professionalisation of the British Army from 1902-14, it was momentous for the self-governing colonies in Australia and elsewhere in social, political and most certainly in military terms. Letters from the Veldt sheds light on the activities of imperial military contingents – in which Australians served – during the Imperial march to Pretoria from May-September 1900, the successful conclusion of which marked the end of ‘conventional’ operations in South Africa and the beginning of the ‘guerrilla’ phase that would drag on until May 1902. A large proportion of colonial troops serving in South Africa at this point did so as part of the 1st Mounted Infantry Brigade. Despite their importance, the experiences of this brigade have not figured largely in existing any accounts of the Boer War. The brigade itself was composed of not only Australians, but Canadians, New Zealanders, and British regular and volunteer troops, and a scattering of ‘loyal’ South Africans. It was in many ways a microcosm of imperial military cooperation; an important part of the steady development of attitudes, expectations and shared experience which led to the formation in 1914 of a much larger expeditionary force. This account does not follow a standard pattern or format – there is no measured, steady traditional narrative. Rather, the experiences of the 1st Mounted Infantry Brigade, and the light they shed on many wider issues, are presented through letters written home by its British commander, Major General Edward Thomas Henry ‘Curly’ Hutton – himself a little-known yet key figure in the early history of the Australian military. Read within their context, the Boer War letters of Major General Edward Hutton offer a window not only into the course and conduct of the imperial advance to Pretoria, but also a lens through which to better understand a range of wider issues that framed his world – the world of Australian military history before the term Anzac was coined.


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Mighty Inspiration, Love Letters from God

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 10 : 9781304545183
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Mighty Inspiration, Love Letters from God PDF Full Free by Barbara Bernard Miller and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-10-24 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A personal message from God for his people. The book is filled with encouragement, love, and blessings for everyday life, allowing the reader to connect with their inner power as well as the Creator.


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The First Vcs

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Publisher : Frontline Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781473851726
Pages : 304 pages
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Download The First Vcs PDF Full Free by John Grehan and published by Frontline Books. This book was released on 2016-10-31 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Officers led and men followed; all were expected to do their duty without thought of reward. Enlisted men rarely penetrated the officer ranks and promotion owed more to money than merit. Then came the Crimean War.The incompetence and ineffectiveness of the senior officers contrasted sharply with the bravery of the lower ranks. Fuelled by the reports from the first-ever war correspondents which were read by an increasingly literate public, the mumblings of discontent rapidly grew into a national outcry. Questions were asked in Parliament, answers were demanded by the press why were the heroes of the Alma, Inkerman and the Charge of the Light Brigade not being recognised? Something had be done.That something was the introduction of an award that would be of such prestige it would be sought by all men from the private to the Field Marshal. It would be the highest possible award for valour in the face of the enemy and it bore the name of the Queen for whom the men fought.This is the story of how the first Victoria Crosses were attained in the heat of the most deadly conflict of the nineteenth century. It is also an examination of how the definition of courage, as recognised by the awarding of VCs, evolved, from saving the regimental colours at the Alma to saving a comrade in the No Mans Land before Sevastopol.


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Letters from the Afterlife

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ISBN 10 : 1451654332
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Letters from the Afterlife PDF Full Free by Elsa Barker and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-08-02 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Does life go on beyond the grave? A growing body of evidence suggests that it does. Written through the hand of Elsa Barker, an established author in her own right, Letters from the Light presents a kind of "astral travelogue" that describes--often eloquently, sometimes humorously--life in the "invisible" world.


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Letters from the Wilderness

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Publisher : Xulon Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781597818018
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Letters from the Wilderness PDF Full Free by Henry A. Washington and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Survival in America's spiritual wilderness parallels wilderness survival. Washington honestly identifies today's spiritual dangers, and offers helpful and practical solutions garnered from over 30 years of Christian living and ministry.


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Letters from the dead to the living, by T. Brown, capt. Ayloff, H. Barker, &c

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ISBN 10 : OXFORD:590599374
Pages : 286 pages
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Letters from the Past

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ISBN 10 : 9781783061754
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Letters from the Past PDF Full Free by Keith J. Wilson and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The chance discovery of a skeleton in the ruins of a building, uncovered during the construction of the M1 motorway near Northampton in the 1950s, leads to further investigations which connect the skeleton with nearby Hartington Hall and to documents which have been held in the possession of the owners. This find, far from clarifying the mystery associated with these documents, only introduces more unanswerable questions. The novel then travels back through the centuries, to the time of the English Civil War, to follow the fortunes of one man called upon to spy for the King by enlisting in the armies of Parliament. Both his honour and his love for the daughter of the man he serves are in peril as he pursues this hazardous task. Back in relatively modern times, the story ends with the discovery of a secret chamber which contains not only the hidden treasure, but also documents that answer many of the questions originally posed by those Letters from the Past. Descriptions of the siege of Oxford, minor skirmishes, the battles of Marston Moor and Naseby form a backdrop to this story of romance and adventure.Wilson offers a real insight into the world of ordinary men and women during a time of considerable turmoil, in a land which is so often described as green and pleasant. The story of Letters from the Past continuously poses new mysteries, questions and puzzles, providing a thrilling read for any fans of historical fiction, war novels and romance.


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Letters from the South

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ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433082453139
Pages : 404 pages
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Letters from the Mountains

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ISBN 10 : CHI:31468474
Pages : 276 pages
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Five Months Abroad, Or, Letters from the Ocean and the Land

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ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433082469317
Pages : 183 pages
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Laurence Attwell’s Letters From the Front

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ISBN 10 : 9781783400348
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Laurence Attwell’s Letters From the Front PDF Full Free by W. A. Attwell and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2005-09-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lawrence Attwell was one of the lucky ones, surviving over four years of trench warfare on the Western Front. During that time he had two short periods of leave.In his extraordinary series of letters to his family he graphically recounts what life was like for the ordinary infantry soldier on active duty. We learn of the conditions, the discipline, the courage, the fear and the reactions of the writer and his fellows. Attwell was in the Prince of Wales Own, Civil Service Rifles.


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Letters from the Shores of the Baltic

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ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HNFKD6
Pages : 328 pages
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Burt's Letters from the North of Scotland

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015030640315
Pages : 408 pages
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