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Marden, A Short History of the 6th Division: August 1914 - March 1919. A Short History of the 6th Division: August 1914 - March 1919. First published in 1920. Uckfield, The Naval & Military Press, 2003. 14 cm x 21,5 cm. 120 pages. With a full colour map. Original Softcover. Excellent, close to new condition. Reprint of original 1920 publication.

The record of a cavalry brigade which served on the Western front for four years and took part in many actions. No roll of honour but officer casualties named in the text, no list of awards, no index.The 6th Cavalry Brigade (6 Cav Bde) began to form in England on 19 September 1914, part of the new 3rd Cavalry Division. The first two regiments to join were the 1st R Dragoons (1D) and 10th R Hussars (10H), both from S Africa where they were stationed when war broke out, and they constituted the brigade when it embarked for France during the first week in October 1914. The following month they were joined by 3rd Dragoon Guards (3DG) and ten days later by the North Somerset Yeomanry (N Som Yeo). After about a week 10H were transferred to 8th Cavalry Brigade in the same division, and from then for over three years 3DG, 1D and N Som Yeo constituted 6 Cav Bde. In March 1918, shortly before the German offensive N Som Yeo were withdrawn and converted to a MG role; they were replaced by 10H. The brigade saw a great deal of fighting both mounted and dismounted - First and Second Ypres, Loos, Arras, Epehy, the March offensive in which heavy casualties resulted in the N Som Yeo being returned to the brigade, back in the mounted role, as reinforcements. The regiment was broken up and personnel distributed among the other regiments in the brigade which took part in the the advance to victory, the Hindenburg Line fighting and the final advance. In his introduction the author states that the book is a simple, unvarnished narrative of the chief events in the history of the brigade, a record that does not include personal anecdotes such as may be seen in regimental histories. Although there is no Roll of Honour nor list of awards, the narrative has plenty of references to casualties (officers named), postings in and out, apointments to the staff and changes in command but no mention of awards or decorations other than the one VC, a posthumous award to 2Lt J.S Dunville,1D, for which the citation is given in full. The five photos are portraits of the five brigade commanders; the maps are very clear and informative. (Publisher).

Keywords: 6th Division, Irish Military History, World War I

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Abbot, The Story of Francis, Day & Hunter. Abbot, John. The Story of Francis, Day & Hunter. London, Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd., 1952. 13 cm x 19 cm. 83 pages. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some spotting/discolouration on flyleaves. Contains dedication by one of the book's subjects.

Includes for example the following essays: Burnt Cork / Old Time Songs and Singers / Peace and Prosperity / We Open in America / Then Came World War I / Spotlight on Publicity / European Continental Subsidiary Companies / Happy Contacts and Pleasant Memories etc.

Keywords: Military History, World War I, World War One

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Alegria, The Golden Serpent. Alegria, Ciro / de Onis, Harriet. The Golden Serpent. New York / Toronto, Farrar & Rinehart, 1943. 13 cm x 19.5 cm. 242 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following chapters: Old Matias's Story / La Escalera / Days That Try the Soul / The Return of Don Osvaldo / The Outlaw / We Stay Because We Are Men etc.

"Ciro Alegría Bazán (November 4, 1909 - February 17, 1967) was a Peruvian journalist, politician, and novelist. Born in Huamachuco District, he exposed the problems of the native Peruvians while learning about their way of life. This understanding of how they were oppressed was the focus for his novels. He attended classes at the University of Trujillo, and worked briefly as a journalist for the newspaper El Norte.

In 1930 Alegría joined the Aprista movement, dedicated to social reform as well as improving the welfare of native Peruvians. He was imprisoned several times for his political activities before finally being exiled to Chile in 1934.

He remained in exile in both Chile and later the United States up until 1948. Later, he taught at the University of Puerto Rico, and wrote about the Cuban revolution while in Cuba. His most well known novel, Broad and Alien is the World (1941) or El mundo es ancho y ajeno, won the Latin American Novel Prize in 1941, and brought him international attention. It depicts an Andean community, living in the Peruvian highlands. The book was later published in the United States and has been reprinted many times, in multiple languages.

Alegría returned to Peru in 1957. He joined President Fernando Belaúnde Terry's party (Acción Popular) and was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1963. He died unexpectedly in Lima, Peru on February 17, 1967. After his death, his widow published many of his essays and reports he had written for various newspapers. He was 58 years old." (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Military History, World War I, World War One

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The Presentation Brothers. The Presentation Brothers - Volume 1 - Under the Authority of the Bishops 1802-1889. Allen, D.H. The Presentation Brothers - Volume 1 - Under the Authority of the Bishops 1802-1889. Cork, The Presentation Brothers, c 1993. 16 cm x 24 cm. 254 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Edmund Rice - His Birth Youth and Early Manhood, The Society of the Presentation, The Congregation Survives, A New Beginning in Douglas Street, Westward to Killarney, The Companions of Michael Augustine Riordan, and The Brothers and National Education.

Keywords: Military History, World War I, World War One

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Allende, Of Love and Shadows. Allende, Isabel / Peden, Margaret Sayers. Of Love and Shadows. New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 1987. 15 cm x 22 cm. 274 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Signed by the author.

"Isabel Allende transports us to a Latin American country in the grip of a military dictatorship, where Irene Beltran, an upperclass journalist, and Francisco Leal, a photographer son of a Marxist professor together discover a hideous crime. They also discover how far they dare go in search of the truth in a nation of terror . . . and how very much they risk." (Publisher)

"Beginning in 1967, Allende was on the editorial staff for Paula magazine, and from 1969 to 1974 for the children's magazine Mampato, where she later was the editor. She published two children's stories, La Abuela Panchita (Grandmother Panchita) and Lauchas y Lauchones, as well as a collection of articles, Civilice a Su Troglodita. She also worked in Chilean television production for channels 7 (humorous programs) and 13 from 1970 to 1974. As a journalist, she once sought an interview with Pablo Neruda, a notable Chilean poet. While Neruda accepted the interview, he told her that she had too much imagination to be a journalist and should be a novelist instead. He also advised her to compile her satirical columns in book form. She did so, and this became her first published book. In 1973, Allende's play El Embajador played in Santiago, a few months before she was forced to flee the country due to the coup.

In Allende's time in Venezuela, she was a freelance journalist for El Nacional in Caracas from 1976 to 1983 and an administrator of the Marrocco School in Caracas from 1979 to 1983.

When Allende, in Caracas in 1981, received a phone call that her 99-year-old grandfather was near death, she sat down to write him a letter and thereby "keep him alive, at least in spirit." She started writing him a letter that later evolved into a book manuscript, The House of the Spirits (1982); the intent of this work was to exorcise the ghosts of the Pinochet dictatorship. The book was rejected by numerous Latin American publishers, but finally the novel was published in Spain. The book soon ran into more than two dozen editions in Spanish, and was translated into a score of languages. The book was a great success; Allende was compared to Gabriel García Márquez as an author of the style known as magical realism.

Allende's books have since become known for their vivid storytelling. Although Allende is often considered to use the literary style of magical realism, her works often display elements of post-Boom literature, and as such her style cannot be described as purely adhering to magical realism. Allende also holds to a very methodical literary routine.[26] She writes using a computer, working Monday through Saturday, 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. "I always start on 8 January", Allende stated; "a tradition she began in 1981 with a letter she wrote to her dying grandfather that would become the groundwork for her first novel, The House of the Spirits."

Allende's book Paula (1995) is a memoir of her childhood in Santiago, Chile and the following years she spent in exile. It is written as an anguished letter to her daughter, who suffered from porphyria—a metabolic disorder that is rarely fatal. In 1991, an error in medication resulted in severe brain damage and left Paula in a persistent vegetative state. But months passed at Paula's bedside before Allende learned that a hospital mishap had caused irreversible brain damage. Allende had her moved to a hospital in California where she died on 6 December 1992. The book, as much a celebration of Allende's turbulent life as the chronicle of Paula's death, is a best seller in the United States, Latin America and Europe.

Allende's novels have been translated from Spanish into over 30 languages and sold more than 56 million copies. There are three movies based on her novels currently in production — Aphrodite, Eva Luna and Gift for a Sweetheart. Her 2008 book, The Sum of Our Days is a memoir. It focuses on her recent life with her immediate family, which includes her grown son, Nicolás; second husband, William Gordon; and several grandchildren. A novel set in New Orleans was published in 2010, Island Beneath the Sea. In 2011 came El cuaderno de Maya ("Maya's Notebook"), a novel in which the setting alternates between Berkeley, California, and Chiloé in Chile." (Wikipedia)

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Alun-Jones, The Wry Romance of the Literary Rectory. Alun-Jones, Deborah. The Wry Romance of the Literary Rectory. London, Thames & Hudson, 2013. 16 cm x 24 cm. 208 pages. With 75 illustrations. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: The Last Outpost of Time Past, Irregular Regularities, An Agreeable Mystery, A Dream of Beauty, Rooms of Verse, and This Entertainment is Inexhaustible.

Keywords: Military History, World War I, World War One

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Andrews, Haunting Years - The Commentaries of a War Territorial. Andrews, William Linton. Haunting Years - The Commentaries of a War Territorial. Uckfield, The Naval & Military Press, c 2009. 14 cm x 22 cm. 288 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Bundling into the Army, Off to France, Cruelty to Children, In No Man's Land, The Battle of Festubert, My War Wedding, After the Battle, The Solemn Man, We Meet the Australians, Off to the Somme, The Schwaben, and On to Ypres.

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Anonymous. A Month at the Front: The Diary of an Unknown Soldier. Anonymous. A Month at the Front: The Diary of an Unknown Soldier. Oxford, Bodleian Library, 2006. 13cm x 20cm. 56 pages. Original Hardcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Keywords: Military History, World War I, World War One

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Anonymous. Four Years on the Western Front - By a Rifleman. Anonymous. Four Years on the Western Front - By a Rifleman. Being the Experiences of a Ranker in the London Rifle Brigade, 4th, 3rd and 56th Divisions. Uckfield, The Naval & Military Press, 2009. 14 cm x 22 cm. XII, 409 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Training Days, En Route for the Front, Ploegsteert Wood, The Second Battle of Ypres, On Lines of Communications, A Hospital Interlude, The Battle of Cambrai, The Big German Offensive - The Attack on Arras, and the British Offensive - The Last Blows.

Keywords: Military History, World War I, World War One

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Anonymous. The British Army in the Great War: Sergeant: Somme 1916 (Men at War 1 Anonymous. The British Army in the Great War: Sergeant: Somme 1916 (Men at War 1914 - 1945). Oxford, Osprey Publishing, 1996 18 cm x 25 cm. 17 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Keywords: Military History, World War I, World War One

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