Battlefield Walks in Yorkshire

Battlefield Walks in Yorkshire

Author: David Clark

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850587752

Category: Battlefields

Page: 140

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Features 23 circular walks around the battlefields of Yorkshire, offering the opportunity to visit sites from the Battle of Heathfield in 633, through the War of the Roses and the English Civil War, to military airfields of the WWII. This book includes chapters that contain an account of each battle with information on access and facilities.

Battlefield Walks

Battlefield Walks

Author: Brian Conduit

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850588252

Category: Battlefields

Page: 128

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There is no piece of country in Britain that has been more fought over or contains more physical evidence of past conflicts than the quiet border country between England and Scotland. This work presents a collection of 22 walks describing 22 military engagements covering the main battlefield sites in the area.

Battlefield Walks in the Midlands

Battlefield Walks in the Midlands

Author: Brian Conduit

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850588082

Category: Battlefields

Page: 132

View: 328

The combination of country walking with visits to battlefields is a most rewarding experience. The Midlands has played a prominent part in the military history of England and the events that form the basis of the 22 walks in this guide range from the 13th to the 20th centuries, from the Battle of Evesham (1265) to the bombing of Coventry (1940).

The Hidden Places of England

The Hidden Places of England

Author: Barbara Vesey

Publisher: Travel Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 1902007433

Category: England

Page: 844

View: 547

An easy-to-use travel guide noted for its wealth of interesting geographical and historical information on the UK. This guide concentrates on the more secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and places to eat and stay, while covering the more established places of interest. Includes line drawings of each place, addresses and telephone numbers.

Long Walk Through War

Long Walk Through War

Author: Klaus H. Huebner

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014507977

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 547

A former battalion physician recounts his experiences in World War II as his unit moved from Fort Sam Houston to North Africa, Italy, and Austria

World War One

World War One

Author: Bruce Scates

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781760141882

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 774

There has been no shortage of heroic stories over the course of the Anzac Centenary: stories of courage and sacrifice, fortitude and endurance, mateship and resolve. But a hundred years on, there is a need for other stories as well – the stories too often marginalised in favour of nation-building narratives. World War One: a history in 100 stories remembers not just the men and women who lost their lives during the battles of WWI, but those who returned home as well: the gassed, the crippled, the insane – all those irreparably damaged by war. Drawn from a unique collection of sources, including repatriation files, these heartbreaking and deeply personal stories reveal a broken and suffering generation – gentle men driven to violence, mothers sent insane with grief, the hopelessness of rehabilitation and the quiet, pervasive sadness of loss. They also retrieve a fragile kind of courage from the pain and devastation of a conflict that changed the world. This is an unflinching and remarkable social history. It is an act of remembering in the face of forgetting. Telling the truth about war requires its own kind of courage.