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  • Reporting from the Front

    Reporting from the Front
    av Brian Best

    e-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473842748

    When the war was declared in August 1914, one of the first acts to be implemented by the politicians and military was a strict censorship on the newspapers. As the poacher turned gamekeeper, Winston Churchill said: The war is going to be fought in a…

  • Unrewarded Courage

    Unrewarded Courage
    av Brian Best

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526772466

    The Victoria Cross is the most exclusive and prestigious of all gallantry awards. In order to retain this exclusivity, the standard of courage, endeavour or sacrifice required for a recommendation to be accepted for the award of the VC must be of th…

  • Reporting the Second World War

    Reporting the Second World War
    av Brian Best

    e-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473870666

    After a slow start, the Second World War produced an enormous number of war correspondents. Correspondents like Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos and George Orwell were all inspired to put their experiences on the printed page. Hemingway and his wif…

  • Sister Janet

    Sister Janet
    av Brian Best, Katie Slossel

    e-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473818262

    Janet Wells achievements make for fascinating reading. She was only 18 when decorated for her nursing service to the Russians in the 1878 Balkan War. The following year she became the only nurse to serve at the Front in the Anglo-Zulu War. After a p…

  • Sister Janet

    Sister Janet
    av Brian Best

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526783370

    Janet Wells achievements make for fascinating reading. She was only 18 when decorated for her nursing service to the Russians in the 1878 Balkan War. The following year she became the only nurse to serve at the Front in the Anglo Zulu War. After a p…

  • Fighting for the News

    Fighting for the News
    av Brian Best

    e-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848324398

    It is now two centuries since a newspaper conceived the idea of sending a reporter overseas to observe, gather information and write about war. With no experience to draw upon, both newspaper and correspondent gradually worked out a procedure that h…

  • The Victoria Cross Wars

    The Victoria Cross Wars
    av Brian Best

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526781475

    The British Empire at its height stretched around the globe. From Asia to the Americas, scores of countries were conquered or assimilated into the greatest commonwealth of nations in history. Many of these countries were won, and held, at the point…

  • William of Orange and the Fight for the Crown of England

    William of Orange and the Fight for the Crown of England

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526795229

    In 1688, a vast fleet of 463 ships, twice the size of the Spanish Armada, put to sea from Holland. On board was William of Orange with 40,000 soldiers - their objective, England. The Protestant William had been encouraged by a group of Church of Eng…

  • The Victoria Cross in 100 Objects

    The Victoria Cross in 100 Objects
    av Best, Brian

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526730763

    It was the events of the Crimean War that changed everything. Until that time, those serving in Britain's army or navy had been expected to do their duty without thought of recognition or reward, particularly the men in the lower ranks.Fuelled by re…

  • The Victoria Crosses that Saved an Empire

    The Victoria Crosses that Saved an Empire
    av Brian Best

    e-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473857070

    The Indian Mutiny struck at the very heart of the British Empire. If India was lost the whole edifice of British domination across its colonies was in jeopardy. Everything was at stake, Britain’s leading role in the word, its international com…

  • The Desert VCs

    The Desert VCs
    av Brian Best

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526721068

    It was not just the searing heat of the day, hot enough to boil an egg on the bonnet of a lorry, or the sand that nestled in every crevice of the body, or the shivering cold of the starlit nights, that the British and Commonwealth troops had to batt…

  • Elizabeth's Sea Dogs and their War Against Spain

    Elizabeth's Sea Dogs and their War Against Spain
    av Brian Best

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526782854

    The Sea Dogs were seafaring merchantmen who originally traded mainly with Holland and France. During Queen Elizabeth's reign, however, they began to spread their reach, sailing further and further afield exploring and plundering. The main source of…