War & Military

History of the Thirty Years War, Volume 5

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Friedrich Schiller


Volume 5 concludes the History of the Thirty Years War in Germany. [Note From the first PG etext of this work: Separate sources indicate th…

The Age of Elizabeth

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Mandell Creighton


This short history by the eminent British historian, Mandell Creighton, places Elizabeth and her reign within the context of 16th century Eu…

Canada's Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 - No…

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John Frederick Bligh Livesay


This is Part Three of the incredible story of the actions of the men and women of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canada's contribution to…

The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2

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Archibald Forbes


This Part 2 of "The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80" discusses the 1878-80 war, which was one of the major conflicts during the Gr…

The Daredevil of the Army - Experiences as a ''Buzzer'' and Despatch Rider

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Austin Patrick Corcoran


At just twenty-six years of age, the author – A P Corcoran had already led an adventurous life, having twice sailed around the world, experi…

The Escape of a Princess Pat

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George Pearson


Being the full account of the capture and fifteen months' imprisonment of Corporal Edwards, of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infant…

Over There: War Scenes On The Western Front

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Arnold Bennett


Bennett's served in many capacities in the WWI war effort. After a visit to the Western Front he wrote this 1915 collection of essays about …

Bismarck and the Origin of the German Empire

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Sir Frederick Maurice Powicke


Despite its brevity, this Little Blue Book #142 by the Oxford historian, Sir F.M. Powicke, provides a valuable overview of the political his…

Mazarin

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Arthur Hassall


Guilio Raimondo (Cardinal Mazarin, 1602-1661), Richelieu's designated successor as chief minister of France, was a master of diplomacy. Thou…

The New Army in Training

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Rudyard Kipling


Kipling's brief assessment of the British New Army being assembled to fight in the Great War. Concerns itself with training and logistics bu…

The Roswell Report: Case Closed

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James Mcandrew


The “Roswell Incident” has assumed a central place in American folklore since the events of the 1940s in a remote area of New Mexico. In Jul…

Canada's Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 - No…

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John Frederick Bligh Livesay


This is Part Two of Four of the incredible story of the actions of the men and women of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canada's contribut…

State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1829 - 1836)

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Andrew Jackson


The State of the Union address is a speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress,…

What the ''Boys'' Did Over There

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Henry Fox


Personal accounts and recollections of soldiers coping with body lice, poisonous gas, rats, and death in the trenches during WWI. - Summary …

A History of the Great War, Volume One

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John Buchan


This is the first of a four-volume history of the First World War, covering the period from its outbreak in the summer of 1914 to the campai…

A Soldier's Diary

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Ralph Scott


This 1923 memoir of a World War I soldier (Royal Engineer and hand-to-hand combatant) is a well written much respected first-hand account of…

With The Royal Army Medical Corps in Egypt

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Tickner Edwardes


Throughout the First World War, members of the Royal Army Medical Corps provided constant support for British and Allied military troops whe…

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