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Britannia S Daughters

Author : Ursula Stuart Mason
ISBN : 9781848846784
Genre : History
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The WomenÂ’s Royal Naval Service was formed in 1917 when the call was for volunteers to release a man for sea service. At the peak there was over 5,000 women serving in Britain and overseas, but efforts to maintain the service in peace time were unsuccessful, and it was to be 1939, when the Second World War threatened, before the Wrens were reformed. Theirs was a different and altogether more demanding role which involved the carrying out of some highly secret and responsible duties, and many more of them served outside Britain. By 1945 there were over 75,000 officers and ratings and when the War ended, and those who wished were demobilized, a permanent Service was set up, providing a career for women alongside men of the Royal Navy. This is their story, often told in their own words, which mirrors the changing place of women in our society in a century of tremendous social progress.

The 2nd Norfolk Regiment

Author : Peter Hart
ISBN : 9781783832118
Genre : History
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The Second World War is vanishing into the pages of history. The veterans were once all around us, but their numbers are fast diminishing. While still in their prime many recorded their memories with Peter Hart for the Imperial War Museum. As these old soldiers now fade away their voices from the front are still strong with a rare power to bring the horrors of war back to vivid life. The 2nd Norfolk Regiment were a proud old regular battalion honed in the pre-war traditions of spit and polish at their Britannia Barracks in Norwich. Sent to France they sold their lives to gain time for the retreat to Dunkirk when surrounded by an SS Division at Le Paradis in May 1940. Over 100 of the survivors would be brutally massacred. Back in England they reformed from ordinary drafts of men called up from all over the country. A new battalion was born. Sent to India they met the Japanese head on in the bloody fight for Kohima against the Imperial Japanese Army. As the fighting raged in the jungle the Norfolks were once again right at the very sharp end of modern war. This is their story.

Heritage Of The Sea

Author : Peter C. Smith
ISBN : 1848846460
Genre : Transportation
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The 21st century saw the naval power of Great Britain rise from that of an obscure island to that of a world-wide empire. British shipping and seamen dominated the globe for four centuries and the ships that explored the world and those which guarded them represent a unique treasure-trove of maritime history, unrivaled anywhere in the world. This book serves as an enthralling trawl through the heritage of the British shipping tradition, featuring images of iconic ships which have been preserved for all of us to marvel at. Each ship has a chapter dedicated to it, featuring a potted history and details of it's current location. A book which stirs a real desire to tour the sites it describes, it features full colour illustrations throughout, each of them evoking pride and diversity and inviting further study.

The Boston Directory

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044082518465
Genre : Boston (Mass.)
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The Athen Um

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ISBN : UIUC:30112042710449
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The New World

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ISBN : IND:32000000709560
Genre : United States
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The New World

Author : Park Benjamin
ISBN : CHI:74714288
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