The Lost History of 1914 Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began

History / Military

Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front by David Kenyon
Sie Flogen die FW 190: Der Kriegseinsatz Eines Beruhmten Flugzeuges
Jeep Jede do Valky
Jack Beatty – The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began
Jay Miller – Lockheed F-117 Stealth Fighter

Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front by David Kenyon

English | June 19, 2008 | ISBN: 1844156710 | 208 Pages | PDF | 25.3 MB

Modern research methods – archaeological, historical, forensic – have transformed our view of the past. This is especially true of the history of the Great War. In this, the first comprehensive survey of this exciting new field, Andrew Robertshaw and David Kenyon introduce the reader to the techniques that are employed and record, in vivid detail, many of the remarkable projects that have been undertaken. They show how archaeology can be used to reveal the position of trenches, dugouts and other battlefield features and to rediscover what life on the Western Front was really like. And they show how individual soldiers are themselves part of the story, for forensic investigation of the war dead is now so highly developed that individuals can be identified and their fate discovered.

Sie Flogen die FW 190: Der Kriegseinsatz Eines Beruhmten Flugzeuges

Motorbuch Verlag | 1980 | ISBN: 387943686X | German | 198 Pages | PDF | 59 MB

Jeep Jede do Valky

1997 | ISBN: 8020604774 | Czech | 114 Pages | PDF | 103 MB

Jack Beatty – The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began

Published: 2012-02-14 | ISBN: 0802778119, 1632862026 | EPUB + MOBI | 400 pages | 7 MB

In The Lost History of 1914, Jack Beatty offers a highly original view of World War I, testing against fresh evidence the long-dominant assumption that it was inevitable. “Most books set in 1914 map the path leading to war,” Beatty writes. “This one maps the multiple paths that led away from it.”
Chronicling largely forgotten events faced by each of the belligerent countries in the months before the war started in August, Beatty shows how any one of them-a possible military coup in Germany; an imminent civil war in Britain; the murder trial of the wife of the likely next premier of France, who sought détente with Germany-might have derailed the war or brought it to a different end. In Beatty’s hands, these stories open into epiphanies of national character, and offer dramatic portraits of the year’s major actors-Kaiser Wilhelm, Tsar Nicholas II , Woodrow Wilson, along with forgotten or overlooked characters such as Pancho Villa, Rasputin, and Herbert Hoover. Europe’s ruling classes, Beatty shows, were so haunted by fear of those below that they mistook democratization for revolution, and were tempted to “escape forward” into war to head it off. Beatty’s powerful rendering of the combat between August 1914 and January 1915 which killed more than one million men, restores lost history, revealing how trench warfare, long depicted as death’s victory, was actually a life-saving strategy.
Beatty’s deeply insightful book-as elegantly written as it is thought-provoking and probing-lights a lost world about to blow itself up in what George Kennan called “the seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century.” It also arms readers against narratives of historical inevitability in today’s world.

Jay Miller – Lockheed F-117 Stealth Fighter

Aerofax Inc. | 1991 | ISBN: 0933424558 | English | 52 Pages | PDF | 62.11 MB
Aerofax Extra 1

This booklet is the first attempt by any publisher to accurately describe the history of one of the most controversial U.S. military aircraft programs ever. Like the first Aerofax Extra describing Lockheed’s enigmatic F-117 “stealth fighter” it is an initial attempt to provide the many curious among us with comprehensive textual and photographic coverage of an aircraft that is without precedent in the history of aerial combat.