The Battle of Home

Author: Anthoy Cekota

Publisher: Bata Brands S.à r.l.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: 394

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"Is not home,” asks Mr.Cekota, “the expression of those most precious things which, up to now, we have tried unsuccessfully to establish in international and social relations--security and freedom?... Of the many aims and ends emerging out of this war, this struggle for home seems to me a war aim as important and as a good as any other.” Mr.Cekota came to Canada in the summer of 1939, one of the group eighty Czechoslovaks who escaped from their native city of Zlin before it was too late. Cut off from their homeland, having some machines and considerable industrial skill, these former employees of the Czechoslovak Bata Shoe Company built a new life and new industrial community in a remote part of Ontario in the town called Batawa. After describing this group adventure, the author discusses the problems of industry today and tomorrow. It is his belief that the home of twentieth century man has been created and moulded by modern industry, which has broken down the geographic isolation of states and nations. The main problem of war and peace in this age is the problem of free industrial community and the free man in the industry. Mr. Cekota offers many positive ideas toward the solution of these fundamental problems, and a glowing tribute to his adopted country, Canada, in a chapter entitled: A Country Worth Defending.

The Battle for Syria

Author: Christopher Phillips

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300262035

Category: History

Page: 384

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An unprecedented analysis of the crucial but underexplored roles the United States and other nations have played in shaping Syria’s ongoing civil war “One of the best informed and non-partisan accounts of the Syrian tragedy yet published.”—Patrick Cockburn, Independent Syria’s brutal, long-lasting civil war is widely viewed as a domestic contest that began in 2011 and only later drew foreign nations into the fray. But in this book Christopher Phillips shows the crucial roles that were played by the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in Syria’s war right from the start. Phillips untangles the international influences on the tragic conflict and illuminates the West’s strategy against ISIS, the decline of U.S. power in the region, and much more. Originally published in 2016, the book has been updated with two new chapters.

The Battle of Long Island

Author: Thomas W. Field

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752504358

Category: Fiction

Page: 584

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.

The Battle of Jutland

Author: John Brooks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131666855X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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.

The Battle of Maldon

Author: Mark Atherton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350167495

Category: History

Page: 256

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Depicting one of the defining conflicts of tenth-century England, The Battle of Maldon immortalises the bloody fight that took place along the banks of the tidal river Blackwater in 991, poignantly expressing the lore and language of a determined nation faced with the advance of a ruthless and relentless enemy. But, as Mark Atherton reveals, The Battle of Maldon is more than a heroic tale designed to inspire courage and unity in a time of crisis: rather, it celebrates ideals of loyalty and friendship and commemorates an event which changed the face of English culture. Using Atherton's own vivid and illuminating translations from Old English, The Battle of Maldon: War and Peace in Tenth-Century England evokes the chaotic ebb and flow of the battle while also placing 'Maldon' in the context of its age. Seeking to reconstruct the way of life, the spirituality and the worldview of the original audience, Atherton examines how and why the poem encouraged its readers to relive the visceral experience of battle for themselves. With this exciting study, Atherton provides an authoritative treatment of this iconic text, its history and its legacy. As such, this important book will be a vital resource for all readers of Old English literature and early medieval history.

The Battle for Scotland

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241968011

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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'We may be about to see a new country - indeed, two new countries, - emerging on these islands. Half a lifetime ago, I sat down to write this book as a work of history. As it's aged, it's become current affairs.' Just twenty years ago it seemed impossible that Scotland would ever get home rule, let alone full independence. Yet very soon there will be a Scottish referendum which will not only decide on this matter but which will have profound consequences for the future of all people on these islands. In The Battle for Scotland, first published in 1992, Andrew Marr provides the historical backdrop to these extraordinary events. He attempts to explain the deep sources of Scottish national feeling and the political will which has brought us to this deeply uncertain time. And in a substantial new introduction, Marr considers how we got here so suddenly, what the stakes really are and what the questions every voting Scot (and every non-voting UK citizen) will be asking themselves. Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow. He graduated from Cambridge University and has enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent , the Economist, the Express and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC's Political Editor. Andrew's broadcasting includes series on contemporary thinkers for BBC 2 and Radio 4, political documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama, and Radio 4's 'Start The Week'.

The Battle for Norway

Author: Geirr Haarr

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848320574

Category: History

Page: 464

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This is the second book in a series of two, covering the events at sea during the German invasion of Norway in 1940, the first modern campaign in which sea, air and ground forces interacted decisively. Part one covers the events at sea off southern and western Norway where Norwegian and British forces attempted to halt the German advance out of the invasion ports as well as the stream of supplies and reinforcements across the Skagerrak. The second part focuses on the British landings in Central Norway where the Royal Navy for the first time had its mastery challenged by air superiority from land-based aircraft. Part three covers the events in and around Narvik where Norwegian, British, French and Polish naval, air and land forces were engaged in the first combined amphibious landings of WW II. Part four sums up the events during the evacuation in June, in which the first carrier task force operations of the war, including the loss of the carrier Glorious, figure prominently. As in the first volume, the narration shifts continuously between the strategic and operational issues, and the experiences of the officers and ratings living through the events. Extensive research and use of primary sources reveals the many sides of this war, some of which remain controversial to this day.

The Battle for Britain

Author: Mary Evans,David Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134979193

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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It is generally accepted that Britain was held together during the second world war by a spirit of national democratic `consensus'. But whose interests did the consensus serve? And how did it unravel in the years immediately after victory? This well observed and powerfully argued book overturns many of our assumptions about the national spirit of 1939-45. It shows that the current return to right-wing politics in Britain was prefigured by ideologies of change during and immediately after the war.