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Herbert Columbine Vc

Herbert Columbine VC PDF
Author: Carole McEntee-Taylor
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2013-08-05
ISBN: 1781593094
Size: 30.97 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 172
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Herbert Columbine Vc

by Carole McEntee-Taylor, Herbert Columbine Vc Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Herbert Columbine Vc books, Save Yourselves, I'll carry on'. These were the last known words of Herbert Columbine, shouted at his two companions on the afternoon of 22nd March 1918. At 9am that morning, in Hervilly Woods, France, 9 Squadron Machine Gun Corps had come under intense attack from a heavy force of German infantry. Private Columbine took command of an isolated gun, with no wire in front and began firing. As the German onslaught grew and casualties mounted, Herbert and two others eventually became separated from the rest of their Squadron. After several hours it became clear their position would soon be overrun so Herbert told them to escape while they could. Now on his own, Herbert hung on tenaciously, repelling several attacks, each one deadlier than the last. He was only defeated after the Germans bought up air support and dropped a bomb on his position. Herbert Columbine has no known grave.??All author royalties from the sale of this book go to the Columbine Statue Fund of which Dame Judi Dench is Patron. This is a project to raise money for a lasting memorial to Herbert Columbine in his home town of Walton on?the Naze, Essex. For more information please visit www.carolemctbooks.info/herbert-columbine-vc/



Frinton Walton Through Time

Frinton   Walton Through Time PDF
Author: Michael Rouse
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Release: 2013-09-15
ISBN: 1445615142
Size: 60.43 MB
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Category : Photography
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Frinton Walton Through Time

by Michael Rouse, Frinton Walton Through Time Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Frinton Walton Through Time books, This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Frinton and Walton have changed and developed over the last century.



Clacton On Sea And The Surrounding Coastline In The Great War

Clacton on Sea and the Surrounding Coastline in the Great War PDF
Author: Ken Porter
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 147386027X
Size: 72.84 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Clacton On Sea And The Surrounding Coastline In The Great War

by Ken Porter, Clacton On Sea And The Surrounding Coastline In The Great War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Clacton On Sea And The Surrounding Coastline In The Great War books, Clacton-on-Sea and the surrounding coastline is part of the Sunshine Coast, an area of sandy beaches and low-level cliffs facing the North Sea. This book gives a brief history of the major nearby villages Brightlingsea, St Oysths, Clacton on Sea, Holland on Sea, Frinton and Walton on the Naze as they developed from agricultural areas, to seaside resorts in the mid to late 1800s, and then into heavily defended hives of activity. They were considered by the authorities to be convenient spots for foreign invasion and, as a result, mock invasion exercises at Clacton had taken place since the early 1900s. Being close to the sea, many of the inhabitants were heavily involved with yachting and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, so it's not surprising that a great number joined the Royal or Merchant Navy.Brightlingsea became a major naval port and the Australian and New Zealander's Engineers trained there for four years. Clacton itself saw over a 1,000 men sign up, and it also had a number of Military and Convalescent Homes that treated injured men. Middlesex Hospital, for one, treated over 9,000 men. The local villages produced a considerable number of men who were awarded the Military Medal/Cross, and Walton on the Naze produced one VC in Herbert Columbine.The tremendous efforts of others are also covered, in particular those of the local women folk. A number of appropriate poems, many written at the time, are included throughout the book, as well as rarely seen photographs and insightful reports from the local papers of that period.



Monuments To Courage 1917 1982

Monuments to Courage  1917 1982 PDF
Author: David Harvey
Publisher:
Release: 1999
ISBN:
Size: 16.10 MB
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Category : Soldiers' monuments
Languages : en
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Monuments To Courage 1917 1982

by David Harvey, Monuments To Courage 1917 1982 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Monuments To Courage 1917 1982 books,



Vcs Of The First World War Spring Offensive 1918

VCs of the First World War  Spring Offensive 1918 PDF
Author: Gerald Gliddon
Publisher: The History Press
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN: 0752492349
Size: 65.34 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Vcs Of The First World War Spring Offensive 1918

by Gerald Gliddon, Vcs Of The First World War Spring Offensive 1918 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vcs Of The First World War Spring Offensive 1918 books, At the end of 1917, after three years of trench warfare on the Western Front, the Allied armies of Britain and France, and those of their main opponent, Germany, had reached a point of exhaustion and hibernation. On March 21 1918, the German Army launched a massive assault on the Western Front, hurling fifty-nine divisions into battle against the British Fifth Army, smashing through British lines and advancing 40 miles per week. More offensives were to follow throughout the spring, including at Aisne and Marne, with the aim of ending the war before American forces could reach the Continent and reinforce the Allied lines. Nevertheless, although the German Army left the British Army reeling, the Tommies retreated in good order and fought all the way. It was during these bloody battles, which lasted until July 1918, that fifty-seven men stood out for acts of extraordinary daring and bravery. To these men the highest military honour was awarded – the Victoria Cross. This book reveals the true extent of their bravery, their backgrounds and their lives after the war.



A History Of The County Of Essex

A History of the County of Essex PDF
Author: Christopher Thornton
Publisher: Victoria County History
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9781904356394
Size: 67.28 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 403
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A History Of The County Of Essex

by Christopher Thornton, A History Of The County Of Essex Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of The County Of Essex books, An important contribution to the social, cultural and economic history of seaside resorts.



Military Detention Colchester From 1947

Military Detention Colchester From 1947 PDF
Author: Carole McEntee-Taylor
Publisher:
Release: 2014-06-02
ISBN: 9781783400591
Size: 13.33 MB
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Category : Military discipline
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Military Detention Colchester From 1947

by Carole McEntee-Taylor, Military Detention Colchester From 1947 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Military Detention Colchester From 1947 books, Author royalties to The Soldiers Charity (ABF) and MPSC Association. Foreword by General Mike Jackson From a German POW camp to HM Forces only remaining detention centre, the mere mention of 'Colly' struck fear into the hearts of thousands of servicemen over the years. But what was it really like behind the forbidding barbed wire in those ancient Nissan Huts? How much has it changed since 1947? Written in the words of those who were there, from the 1940s through to the present day, Commandants, Members of Staff, Detainees, Military Escorts, Padres and visitors have shared their own experiences to create a unique history that sheds light on an almost unknown area of military life. At turns funny, sad and sometimes surprising, the accounts show how much the Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC) and the idea of military detention has evolved.



Who S Who In Venture Capital

Who s who in Venture Capital PDF
Author: Aaron David Silver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release: 1987
ISBN:
Size: 25.66 MB
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 468
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Who S Who In Venture Capital

by Aaron David Silver, Who S Who In Venture Capital Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Who S Who In Venture Capital books, Tells the stories of successful entrepreneurs, identifies sources of financing for new business ventures, and includes information about investment criteria, fund size, and portfolio companies for each establishment



Surviving The Nazi Onslaught

Surviving the Nazi Onslaught PDF
Author: Carole McEntee-Taylor
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2014-07-02
ISBN: 1783831065
Size: 35.13 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 213
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Surviving The Nazi Onslaught

by Carole McEntee-Taylor, Surviving The Nazi Onslaught Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Surviving The Nazi Onslaught books, Ted Taylor, 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, was sent to France in May 1940 as part of Calais Force. Initially sent to open up supply lines to the rapidly retreating BEF, they soon found themselves defending Calais against the might of the 10th Panzer Division. Outnumbered by at least three to one they held out for 4 days until they ran out of ammunition and were forced to surrender.??For the next five years Ted found himself part of the huge slave labour force in Poland under the administration of Stalag XXA and Stalag XXB. Life in the POW camps bore little resemblance to the cheerful films of the 1950s with casual brutality never far from the surface. As 1945 began and the war entered its final bloody phase, the POWs dared to believe that at last they might be going home. But fate had one more cruel trick to play.??As the Russians approached rapidly from the east, the terrified Germans evacuated the camps and, in temperatures below -25c, began marching the malnourished, poorly-clothed POWs back across Europe. The infamous 'death marches' to freedom across the frozen, chaotic, war ravaged landscape of Eastern Europe had begun.



A Battle Too Far

A Battle Too Far PDF
Author: Carole Mcentee-Taylor
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN: 1783376031
Size: 30.83 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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A Battle Too Far

by Carole Mcentee-Taylor, A Battle Too Far Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Battle Too Far books, Port Said September 1st 1945?"As the ship pulled into Alex, the dockside was a hive of activity. The captain had radioed ahead and so there was a battalion of the Kings' African Rifles (KAR)waiting to disarm us as we disembarked. All these KAR's were standing at the order as a staff officer informed us that we were to be placed under arrest and escorted to Khartoum, here we would contemplate our mutiny for 2 years. Our battalion was still under arms; the sound of the cocking of weapons greeted the officer's threat, and a lone voice asked "And who's going to escort the darkies?" All our officers were powerless, we had the drop on the KAR's, all that was needed was for someone to pull the trigger. ??A Battle Too Far is the true story of Rifleman Henry Taylor 6923581, late 7th Battalion The Rifle Brigade (1stBattalion London Rifle Brigade) and is based on his diaries and recollections as told to his son Lawrence. The Foreword is by Lt-Gen Sir Christopher Wallace Chairman of The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Winchester.??Henry's war began in October 1942 as the 2nd Battle of El Alamein commenced and continued almost non-stop for the next three years. From El Alamein to Tunisia he fought with the 8th Army as they finally pushed Rommel back to the sea. Expecting to return to Britain in preparation for D Day at the last minute plans were changed and they were ordered to Italy instead. Here they found themselves fighting for every inch of land against determined, well dug-in defenders, in conditions often resembling the trenches of WW1. Their reward? Their campaigns forgotten as the world concentrated on the D Day invasion and to be called 'D Day Dodgers' despite enduring some of the heaviest fighting of the war.??As Europe celebrated VE Day Henry's war continued as they raced to Austria to prevent Yugoslav forces annexing Carinthia in the opening shots of the Cold War. Then, as the men around him were de-mobbed, Henry and the rest of the Battalion were sent back to Egypt to protect British interests in the continuing civil unrest. Dejected and fed up it only took one incident to spark a mutiny.??As featured in The Enfield Gazette.