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Benjamin Ziemann

Translated into English as the Winner of the Geisteswissenschaften International Translation Prize for Work in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015. During the Great War, mass killing took place on an unprecedented scale. Violence and the German Soldier in the Great War explores the practice of violence in the German army and demonstrates how he killing of enemy troops, the deaths of German soldiers and their survival were entwined. As the war reached its climax in 1918, German soldiers refused to continue killing in their droves, and thus made an active contribution to the German defeat and ensuing revolution. Examining the postwar period, the chapters of this book also discuss the contested issue of a 'brutalization' of German society as a prerequisite of the Nazi mass movement. Biographical case studies on key figures such as Ernst Jünger demonstrate how the killing of enemy troops by German soldiers followed a complex set of rules. Benjamin Ziemann makes a wealth of extensive archival work available to an Anglophone audience for the first time, enhancing our understanding of the German army and its practices of violence during the First World War as well as the implications of this brutalization in post-war Germany. This book provides new insights into a crucial topic for students of twentieth-century German history and the First World War.

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Benjamin Ziemann

Translated into English as the Winner of the Geisteswissenschaften International Translation Prize for Work in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015. During the Great War, mass killing took place on an unprecedented scale. Violence and the German Soldier in the Great War explores the practice of violence in the German army and demonstrates how he killing of enemy troops, the deaths of German soldiers and their survival were entwined. As the war reached its climax in 1918, German soldiers refused to continue killing in their droves, and thus made an active contribution to the German defeat and ensuing revolution. Examining the postwar period, the chapters of this book also discuss the contested issue of a 'brutalization' of German society as a prerequisite of the Nazi mass movement. Biographical case studies on key figures such as Ernst Jünger demonstrate how the killing of enemy troops by German soldiers followed a complex set of rules. Benjamin Ziemann makes a wealth of extensive archival work available to an Anglophone audience for the first time, enhancing our understanding of the German army and its practices of violence during the First World War as well as the implications of this brutalization in post-war Germany. This book provides new insights into a crucial topic for students of twentieth-century German history and the First World War.

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Mark Helprin

Sharing his past with an illiterate young factory worker, septuagenarian war hero and professor Alessandro Giuliani shares his adventures surrounding the Great War, during which he confronted lovers, madmen, and mafiosi. Reissue.

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Mark Helprin

A Roman student is torn from his carefree life when World War I breaks out, and fifty years later, recounts the triumphs and tragedies of his existence to an illiterate factory worker

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Mark Helprin

For Alessandro Giullani, the young son of a prosperous Roman Lawyer, golden trees shimmer in the sun beneath a sky of perfect blue. At night the moon is amber and the city of Rome seethes with light. He races horses across the country to the sea, and in the Alps he practices the precise and sublime art of mountain climbing. At the ancient university in Bologna he is a student of painting and the science of beauty. And he falls in love. His is a world of adventure and dreams, of music, storm, and the spirit. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, still tall and proud, finds himself unexpectedly on the road with an illiterate young factory worker. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers distant, the old man tells the story of his life. How he became a soldier. A hero. A prisoner. A deserter. A wanderer in the hell that claimed Europe. And how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy is dazzled by the action and envious of the richness and color of the story, and realizes that the old man's magnificent tale of love and war is more than a tale: it is the recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and above all, a love song for his family. This e-book includes a sample chapter of IN SUNLIGHT AND IN SHADOW.

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David Yuille

On the 1st of March I joined the 1st Battalion Civil Service Rifles at Watford, after a week's 'recruiting' with the 2nd battalion, having been in training with the 2nd battalion since 31 August 1914 at Somerset House, the White City and Dorking. During the first and second weeks of March the battalion was engaged in strenuous work equipping itself for service overseas. New rifles, equipment's, boots, clothes, limbers, horses, mules, wagons, identity discs, 1st field dressings etc . had to be collected and distributed. Being a recruit I had about a dozen fatigues in the first few days, but soon learnt never to have tea at the company billet, as fatigue parties usually consisted of the men who chanced to be in or near the billet when men were required!

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John Lee

Civilian into Soldier - A Novel Of The Great War. By John A. Lee. Originally published in 1937. A fictionalised but autobiographical account of a New Zealand man's fighting role in the fighting of World War I, written by a man who became a political force in a post-war New Zealand. Contents Include Sling Insubordination Hel-Fire for Orators-Klink Not so tough after all The road to Estaples Estaples War Logic About it and about Arrival Fatigue and fire-step Adapation Talk, Talk, Talk From Fleux Baix to Le Bezit Le Bezit Torches and Meteors Plugstreet Point De Neippe The Incubation of Chaos Raid on the Left Rehearsal Vicious Appetites Lot of Prepardness Fretfull Argumant Claim Twilight came Gas Nerves Up and Over The Hysterical Hero Enter Fear Any Bearers Look, The Cavalry-Counter Attack Bull Ring Philosophy Eyewash after chaos Rest, disintegration Pagan death but Christian burial Eve of offensive The advance of the refinery The brass hat who was a mad hatter Good sport Comedy or tragedy Tragedy or comedy Rest camp On the road gaily without a crust of bread Nerves nerves nerves The attack on the pay office In which the infantry have a jolly good time parley voo Good-byeee Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwor

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John Lee

Civilian into Soldier - A Novel Of The Great War. By John A. Lee. Originally published in 1937. A fictionalised but autobiographical account of a New Zealand man's fighting role in the fighting of World War I, written by a man who became a political force in a post-war New Zealand. Contents Include Sling Insubordination Hel-Fire for Orators-Klink Not so tough after all The road to Estaples Estaples War Logic About it and about Arrival Fatigue and fire-step Adapation Talk, Talk, Talk From Fleux Baix to Le Bezit Le Bezit Torches and Meteors Plugstreet Point De Neippe The Incubation of Chaos Raid on the Left Rehearsal Vicious Appetites Lot of Prepardness Fretfull Argumant Claim Twilight came Gas Nerves Up and Over The Hysterical Hero Enter Fear Any Bearers Look, The Cavalry-Counter Attack Bull Ring Philosophy Eyewash after chaos Rest, disintegration Pagan death but Christian burial Eve of offensive The advance of the refinery The brass hat who was a mad hatter Good sport Comedy or tragedy Tragedy or comedy Rest camp On the road gaily without a crust of bread Nerves nerves nerves The attack on the pay office In which the infantry have a jolly good time parley voo Good-byeee Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwor