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Die Vandalen : Aufstieg und Fall eines Barbarenreichs
Steinacher, Roland
Stuttgart : Klett-Cotta, [2016]
Namen und Historie -- 395-429: von der Donau nach Afrika -- 435-455: aus barbarischen werden römische Königen von Karthago -- Die vierte punische Krieg: nach der Eroberung Roms, 455 bis zum Tod Geiserichs, 477 -- 477-533: "la galerie des rois"-von Hunerich bis Gelimer -- 533-551: ein schneller Sieg und der lange Verlust des Friedens -- Der Vandalenname in Mittelalter und Neuzeit.
Baker Berry D139 .S74 2016

Somme : into the breach
Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016
Great expectations -- Paradise lost -- A gentleman's agreement -- The build-up -- Fatal flaw -- The first blows -- False dawn -- Hunter-Bunter's folly -- Rattling the cage -- Neither fish nor fowl -- Achilles heel -- An opportunity missed -- Of moles and men -- Land of hope and glory -- Bull's eye -- The attack -- Repercussions -- Can't see the wood for the trees -- Big bang -- Surrounded -- Repulsed -- A terrible mistake -- Sacrifice of the Australians -- The charge -- An eye for an eye -- The check -- On parole -- Second time lucky -- Counter-attack -- The back door -- Butchers -- The human factor -- Shell-shocked -- Last throw of the dice -- Bloodlust -- The caterpillars -- Hard times -- Ambushed -- Weather permitting.

The notion of battles as the irreducible building blocks of war demands a single verdict of each campaign--victory, defeat, stalemate. But this kind of accounting leaves no room to record the nuances and twists of actual conflict. In Somme: Into the Breach, the noted military historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore shows that by turning our focus to stories of the front line--to acts of heroism and moments of both terror and triumph--we can counter, and even change, familiar narratives. Planned as a decisive strike but fought as a bloody battle of attrition, the Battle of the Somme claimed over a million dead or wounded in months of fighting that have long epitomized the tragedy and folly of World War I. Yet by focusing on the first-hand experiences and personal stories of both Allied and enemy soldiers, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore defies the customary framing of incompetent generals and senseless slaughter. In its place, eyewitness accounts relive scenes of extraordinary courage and sacrifice, as soldiers ordered "over the top" ventured into No Man's Land and enemy trenches, where they met a hail of machine-gun fire, thickets of barbed wire, and exploding shells. Rescuing from history the many forgotten heroes whose bravery has been overlooked, and giving voice to their bereaved relatives at home, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reveals the Somme campaign in all its glory as well as its misery, helping us to realize that there are many meaningful ways to define a battle when seen through the eyes of those who lived it.--
Baker Berry D545.S7 S43 2016

August 1914 : France, the Great War, and a month that chaged the world forever
Cabanes, Bruno
New Haven, CT ; Yale University Press, 2016
Map of the Western front, August 1914 -- One. War breaks out -- Two. Visions of war, dreams of peace -- Three. Farewell ceremonies -- Four. Trail by fire -- Five. The shadow of defeat -- Six. The enemy within -- Seven. Fears and rumors -- Eight. The sounds of war -- epilogue: beyond August 1914 -- Timeline -- Notes -- Index.
Baker Berry D516 .C2813 2016

Encountering Islam on the First Crusade
Morton, Nicholas Edward
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2016
Predicates -- The launch of the First Crusade -- The First Crusade and the conquest of Jerusalem -- Aftermath.
Baker Berry D161.2 .M68 2016

The burning of the world : a memoir of 1914
Zombory-Moldován, Béla, 1885-1967
New York : New York Review Books, 2014
Novi -- Budapest at war -- Veszprém -- The march -- Deployment -- Into the fire -- Back to life -- Home again -- The hospital -- Leave -- Sajóvárkony -- Lovrana.

"Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of World War I, an NYRB Classics Original. The budding young Hungarian artist Bela Zombory-Moldovan was abroad on vacation when World War I broke out in August 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines--or perhaps on his own lines--and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world. Recently discovered among private papers and published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence is a deeply moving addition to the literature of the terrible war that defined the shape of the twentieth century"--
Baker Berry D640 .Z64 2014

Hersey, John, 1914-1993
New York : F-R. Publishing Corporation, ©1946
A noiseless flash -- The fire -- Details are being investigated -- Panic grass and feverfew.

Describes the effect of the bombing of Hiroshima on six survivors of the atomic blast.
Rauner Rare Book D767.25.H6 H4 1946

О Войне и Победе / М.И. Фролов, В.В. Василик
Фролов, Михаил Иванович, author
Sankt-Peterburg : Aleteĭi︠a︡, 2015
Baker Berry D764.3.L4 F76 2015

Collection of newspapers from France published between 1939 and 1944
[France], [1939-1944]
France-soir -- La depeche -- Excelsior -- Paris-soir -- Le petit parisien -- Le matin -- Paris-soir -- L'intransigeant.

Newpapers chiefly from Paris and that focus on the Second World War.
Rauner Rare Book D731 .C888 1939

Continental drift : Britain and Europe from the end of empire to the rise of Euroscepticism
Grob-Fitzgibbon, Benjamin John, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Part 1: Imperial Europeans -- Chapter 1: A World Undone -- Chapter 2: Mr Churchill's Europe -- Chapter 3: Mr Bevin's Response -- Chapter 4: The German Problem -- Chapter 5: A Disunited Europe? -- Chapter 6: The Continental Surprise and the Fall of the Labour Government -- Chapter 7: The Realities of Government -- Chapter 8: Perfidious Gaul -- Chapter 9: The Decline and Fall of the Imperial Europeans -- Part 2: Post-Imperial Eurosceptics -- Chapter 10: At Sixes and Sevens -- Chapter 11: Towards the Common Market -- Chapter 12: The Rise of the Anti-Marketeers -- Chapter 13: Empire Eclipsed, Europe Embraced, Britain Rejected -- Chapter 14: Entering the Promised Land? : Britain joins "Europe" -- Chapter 15: Seasons of Discontent -- Chapter 16: Half-Hearted Europeans -- Chapter 17: Mrs Thatcher, John Major and the Road to European Union -- Conclusion: Post-Imperial Britain and the Rise of Euroscepticism.

"A world undone. For the first time in six years, floodlights cast shadows across London's streets, brightly illuminating Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, the great clock at Westminster and Buckingham Palace. The brilliance of the White Ensign, the Union Flag and the Blue Ensign on the Cenotaph contrasted with the grime-caked stones behind, a continuing reminder of Britain's industrial revolution. Despite the lateness of the hour, crowds still converged around the great monuments and bonfires burned in many of London's open spaces, more than a few with effigies of Hitler sitting on top. The bells of churches across the capital continued to ring, competing with the sporadic fireworks and making sleep impossible, even if it were desired"--
Baker Berry D1065.G7 G76 2016

The missing of the Somme
Dyer, Geoff
New York : Vintage Books, 2011
This reflection on World War I is not your standard history; it's about mourning and memory, about how the Great War has been represented. It will appeal to readers interested in looking beyond the facts to the meaning and consequences of war in general.
Baker Berry D663 .D97 2011

Steel and Ice : The U-boat Battle in the Arctic and Black Sea 1941-1945 / Lawrence Paterson
Paterson, Lawrence, author
Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, 2016
Baker Berry D770 .P38 2016

Crusade and jihad : origins, history and aftermath
Lambert, Malcolm author
London : Profile Books, 2016
"Malcolm Lambert investigates the histories of Christianity and Islam to trace the origins and development of crusade and jihad. In a narrative that brims with larger than life characters - among them, Richard Lionheart, Nur al-Din, Saladin, Baybars and Ghengiz Khan - he describes the fiercely fought struggles to control the sacred places of the Middle East between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Crusade and jihad are often reckoned two sides of the same coin but this simple opposition, the author shows, conceals crucial differences and similarities. From the outset jihad reflected tensions within as much as outside Islam. Jihad also described the struggle between good and evil in the souls of believers. Calls for crusade and jihad disguised ambitions for power and plunder, but they also equally inspired acts of chivalry and heroism. Malcolm Lambert then moves to the more recent history of jihad and crusade. In nineteenth-century France he finds imperialism configured as a crusade to enlighten the barbarians. Meanwhile in Britain one of the crusading orders transformed itself into the St John Ambulance Brigade. More recently in the USA crusade has been evoked in the war on terror while jihad is now the rallying cry for Islamic extremists round the world. Yet, Dr Lambert notes, it still retains its peaceful spiritual dimension. Crusade and Jihad is a vivid, balanced account of two of the most powerful forces of history."--Publisher's description.
Baker Berry D157 .L35 2016

Divine providence : a history : the Bible, Virgil, Orosius, Augustine, and Dante
Schildgen, Brenda Deen, 1942-
London ; Bloomsbury, 2013
Introduction : the idea of divine providence in Orosius, Augustine, and Dante -- Destined lands and chosen fathers : Virgil, Livy, and the Bible -- Orosius defends the Roman Empire -- Augustine's theology of history -- Dante's Monarchia with and against Augustine -- Dante's Commedia and the ascent to incarnational history -- Conclusion : the hand of God.
Baker Berry D16.9 .S275 2013

Motions of late antiquity : essays on religion, politics, and society in honour of Peter Brown
edited by Jamie Kreiner and Helmut Reimitz
Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols Publishers n.v., [2016]
Baker Berry D57 .M75 2016

The Battle of Jutland
Brooks, John, 1942- author
Carmbridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Building the battlefleets -- Technologies -- Orders for battle -- Preliminaries -- The run to the south -- The run to the north -- Around windy corner -- The remains of the day -- Night and morning -- Technology and tactics -- An unpalatable result.

"This is a major new account of the Battle of Jutland, the key naval battle of the First World War in which the British Grand Fleet engaged the German High Seas Fleet off the coast of Denmark in 1916. Beginning with the building of the two fleets, John Brooks reveals the key technologies employed, from ammunition, gunnery and fire control, to signalling and torpedoes, as well as the opposing commanders' tactical expectations and battle orders. In describing Jutland's five major phases, he offers important new interpretations of the battle itself and how the outcome was influenced by technology, as well as the tactics and leadership of the principal commanders, with the reliability of their own accounts of the fighting reassessed. The book draws on contemporary sources which have rarely been cited in previous accounts, including the despatches of both the British and German formations, along with official records, letters and memoirs"--
Baker Berry D582.J8 B76 2016

The stab-in-the-back myth and the fall of the Weimar Republic : a history in documents and visual sources
edited by George S. Vascik and Mark R. Sadler
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
Introduction -- The food problem -- Blockade -- The labor question -- The January strikes -- Military collapse -- Whose Dolchstoss? -- Did an English general start the myth? -- The Hindenburg Testimony -- The Ebert Libel Trial -- The Munich Dolchstoss Trial -- A Dolchstoss consensus? -- The Dolchstosslegende and the Fall of the Weimar Republic.

"This unique sourcebook explores the Stab-in-the-Back myth that developed in Germany in the wake of World War One, analyzing its role in the end of the Weimar Republic and its impact on the Nazi regime that followed.A critical development in modern German and even European history that has received relatively little coverage until now, the Stab-in-the-Back Myth was an attempt by the German military, nationalists and anti-Semites to explain how the German war effort collapsed in November 1918 along with the German Empire. It purported that the German army did not lose the First World War but were betrayed by the civilians on the home front and the democratic politicians who had surrendered. The myth was one of the foundation myths of National Socialism, at times influencing Nazi behaviour in the 1930s and later their conduct in the Second World War.The Stab-in-the-Back Myth and the Fall of the Weimar Republic draws on German government records, foreign and domestic newspaper accounts, diplomatic reports, diary entries and letters to provide different national and political perspectives on the issue. The sourcebook also includes chapter summaries, study questions, and further reading lists, in addition to numerous visual sources and a range of maps, charts, tables and graphs. This is a vital text for all students looking at the history of the Weimar Republic, the legacy of the First World War and Germany in the 20th century"--
Baker Berry D651.G3 S73 2016

The war behind the wire : the life, death and glory of British prisoners of war, 1914-18
Lewis-Stempel, John, author
London : Phoenix, 2014
Baker Berry D627.G3 L48 2014

Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill 1943
Hamilton, Nigel, author
London : Biteback Publishing, 2016
Baker Berry D753 .H249 2016b

Fighting the Great War at sea : strategy, tactics and technology
Friedman, Norman, 1946- author
Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 2014
A Maritime war -- Resources -- Blockade, Trade Warfare and Economic Attack -- Expectations versus Reality -- The Fleets -- The Chessboard- Naval Geography -- Fleets in Battle -- Capital Ships -- Inshore Operations and an Inshore Fleet -- The Battle of the Narrow Seas -- Submarines -- Protecting Trade: The U-Boat War -- Anti-Submarine Warfare: Tactics and Technology -- The Anti-Submarine Armada -- Mine Warfare -- Lessons for the Future.

While the overriding image of the First World War is of the bloody stalemate on the Western Front, the overall shape of the war arose out of its maritime character. It was essentially a struggle about access to worldwide resources, most clearly seen in Germany's desperate attempts to counter the American industrial threat, which ultimately drew the United States into the war. This radical new book concentrates on the way in which each side tried to use or deny the sea to the other, and in so doing describes rapid wartime changes not only in ship and weapons technology but also in the way naval warfare was envisaged and fought. Melding strategic, technical, and tactical aspects, Friedman approaches the First World War from a fresh perspective and demonstrates how its perceived lessons dominated the way navies prepared for the Second World War. - Amazon
Baker Berry D580 .F72 2014b

Photo Recon Became Fighter Duty : Marine Observation Squadron 251 in World War II
Dixon, Steven K., author
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
The beginning -- New Caledonia -- Espiritu Santo and Guadalcanal -- Home and transition -- Espiritu Santo, Green Island and Bougainville -- Guiuan Field, Samar, Philippine Islands, and deactivation -- Epilogue -- Appendices: Commanding Officers -- Assignments, 1941-1945 -- Casualties, 1 December 1941-1 June 1945 --Roster of personnel, August 1942 -- Roster of personnel, March 1945 -- Number of Japanese planes shot down per 251 pilot -- Aircraft Markings -- World War II squadron awards -- Citations for Recommended awards

"This book is the first to cover the history of the VMO-251, one of the Marine Corps' longest-serving squadrons. The author traces their operations from the unit's activation on December 1, 1941, through Guadalcanal, the reduction of Rabaul and their missions over the Philippines in 1945"--
Baker Berry D790.473 251st .D59 2016

A short history of the Normans
Hicks, Leonie V., author
London : I.B. Tauris, 2016
Baker Berry D148 .H53 2016

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