Ancestor s Footsteps

Ancestor s Footsteps

This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight?

Author: Andrew Rawson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473864221

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The combination of First World War battle accounts and annotated trench maps throughout this book, explains exactly what happened and where, and indexed orders of battle give the reader a quick reference to locate individual units.But the book goes further than this as carefully chosen viewpoints, which are practical for anyone exploring in a car, have been suggested. They give the visitor different perspectives of the ground where their ancestors fought and died; and in many cases are buried in an unmarked grave.There is useful information on the structure of the British Army and the weapons, equipment and uniforms the men used. Information on the different methods of attacks used, the development of tactics and life in the trenches is also included. As well as this, there is a guide to the key cemeteries, memorials and museums the visitor should consider seeing to complete a visit.This book will help the casual visitor walk in their ancestors footsteps across the Somme battlefield. It will also guide the regular visitor across different areas of the battlefield, away from the popular points, and help all visitors accomplish the rewarding experience of connecting the battles of the past with the terrain of today.
Categories: History

Ancestor s Footsteps The Somme 1916

Ancestor s Footsteps  The Somme 1916

This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight?

Author: Andrew Rawson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473864238

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 681

This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The combination of First World War battle accounts and annotated trench maps throughout this book, explains exactly what happened and where, and indexed orders of battle give the reader a quick reference to locate individual units. But the book goes further than this as carefully chosen viewpoints, which are practical for anyone exploring in a car, have been suggested. They give the visitor different perspectives of the ground where their ancestors fought and died; and in many cases are buried in an unmarked grave. There is useful information on the structure of the British Army and the weapons, equipment and uniforms the men used. Information on the different methods of attacks used, the development of tactics and life in the trenches is also included. As well as this, there is a guide to the key cemeteries, memorials and museums the visitor should consider seeing to complete a visit. This book will help the casual visitor walk in their ancestor’s footsteps across the Somme battlefield. It will also guide the regular visitor across different areas of the battlefield, away from the popular points, and help all visitors accomplish the rewarding experience of connecting the battles of the past with the terrain of today.
Categories: History

Ancestor s Footsteps

Ancestor s Footsteps

This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight?

Author: Andrew Rawson

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: 1473864208

Category:

Page: 192

View: 179

This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The combination of First World War battle accounts and annotated trench maps throughout this book, explains exactly what happened and where, and indexed orders of battle give the reader a quick reference to locate individual units. But the book goes further than this as carefully chosen viewpoints, which are practical for anyone exploring in a car, have been suggested. They give the visitor different perspectives of the ground where their ancestors fought and died; and in many cases are buried in an unmarked grave. There is useful information on the structure of the British Army and the weapons, equipment and uniforms the men used. Information on the different methods of attacks used, the development of tactics and life in the trenches is also included. As well as this, there is a guide to the key cemeteries, memorials and museums the visitor should consider seeing to complete a visit. This book will help the casual visitor walk in their ancestor's footsteps across the Somme battlefield. It will also guide the regular visitor across different areas of the battlefield, away from the popular points, and help all visitors accomplish the rewarding experience of connecting the battles of the past with the terrain of today.
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The Force of Culture

The Force of Culture

47 Of the 100 , 000 recruits involved in the attack in July 1916 , 60 , 000 were
wounded or killed . The 36th suffered 5 , 000 casualties , almost half their number
. Owing to war censorship , which became particularly stringent after the Somme (
reflecting the extent of the carnage ) , little of ... in Ulster , depicted by the press
and other commentators as following in the footsteps of their ancestors at the
Boyne .

Author: Gillian McIntosh

Publisher:

ISBN: 1859182046

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 379

A highly original evaluation of the contribution of culture to Unionist identity, which defines the complexity of meanings and values, associated with the Northern Irish State since 1920.
Categories: History

From the Somme to Victory

From the Somme to Victory

The British Army's Experience on the Western Front 1916–1918 Peter Simkins ...
And how many of us foresaw the colossal boom in family history research made
possible by ancestry websites on the ... Following in the footsteps of writers and
historians such as Denis Winter, John Ellis, Peter Liddle, Tony Ashworth and ...

Author: Peter Simkins

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473841048

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 745

Peter Simkins has established a reputation over the last forty years as one of the most original and stimulating historians of the First World War. He has made a major contribution to the debate about the performance of the British Army on the Western Front. This collection of his most perceptive and challenging essays, which concentrates on British operations in France between 1916 and 1918, shows that this reputation is richly deserved. He focuses on key aspects of the army's performance in battle, from the first day of the Somme to the Hundred Days, and gives a fascinating insight into the developing theory and practice of the army as it struggled to find a way to break through the German line. His rigorous analysis undermines some of the common assumptions - and the myths - that still cling to the history of these British battles.
Categories: History

History Today

History Today

FAMILY HISTORY - Trace your ancestors with Genealogical Research and
Consultancy . Send for a ... 051928 - 0493 . and HISTORICAL BOOKS BY POST
YPRES AND THE SOMME . Guided tours ... 100 Years after the Mayerling
tragedy , we follow in the footsteps of Emperor Franzjosef , Empress Elisabeth
and Crown Prince Rudolf to Vienna , Mayerling and Bad Ischl , including special
exhibitions and the history , music , architecture and art of this fascinating period (
1848 - 1916 ) .

Author: Peter Quennell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074894901

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

The Collected Letters of George Gissing 1863 1880

The Collected Letters of George Gissing  1863 1880

A private in the Westminster Rifles , Walter fell in the Battle of the Somme on July
1 , 1916 . ... spent his early years with a farming family in Cornwall , then with his
relatives in Wakefield ; and in the footsteps of his brother he attended Gresham ' s
School . ... If the ancestral background of the writer has been left undocumented
on the paternal side until these last few years , inquiry into the Bedfords and the ...

Author: George Gissing

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018916984

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 399

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For many years, the only Gissing letters available to the public were those in the modest selection of letters to his family published in 1927. In the following years a good number were published separately in such places as journals, memoirs, and sales catalogues, but like the single and small groups of unpublished letters scattered in libraries around the world, they remained in practical terms inaccessible. Even though in recent years small groups of letters to individual correspondents have come into print, the rapidly growing numbers of Gissing readers and scholars now feel the need for access to his letters in an edition comparable to those of his contemporary novelist friends, Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad. In this edition, all the Gissing letters that could be found, published and unpublished, have been brought together from all known sources: private and public collections, journals, newspapers, memoirs, biographies, and sales catalogues. The important advantage is not only that they have at last been brought together, but also that they are placed chronologically and given a uniform editorial context which provides a coherence lacking in letters separately published. A significant feature of this edition is that it also contains, whenever they are available, letters to Gissing which are of great help in recording his life during the times when his own letters have been lost or destroyed. With the recent publication of Gissing's diary, his commonplace book, and other smaller pieces, this edition becomes the final major publication of Gissing papers known to exist, and certainly the most significant record of his life, his mind, and his art. It will be of crucial importance to any future biographers, and of the greatest value to those who want to study Gissing's novels in relation to his life.
Categories: Literary Collections

Motion Pictures 1912 1939

Motion Pictures  1912 1939

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000011042359

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1256

View: 119

Categories: Motion pictures