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Simkins, Peter 1939-

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The First World War by Peter Simkins( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krigshistorie. 1. Verdenskrig. Vestfronten. Beskrivelse af begivenhederne på Vestfronten 1914 - 1916 under 1. VK med vægten lagt på kampene i Belgien og Frankrig
Kitchener's army : the raising of the new armies, 1914-16 by Peter Simkins( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numbering over five million men, Britain's army in the First World War was the biggest in the country's history. Remarkably, nearly half those men who served in it were volunteers. 2,466,719 men enlisted between August 1914 and December 1915, many in response to the appeals of the Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener, by then a natural hero. Peter Simkins describes how Kitchener's New Armies were raised and reviews the main political, economic and social effects of the recruiting campaign. He examines the experiences and impressions of the officers and men who made up the New Armies. As well as analysing their motives for enlisting, he explores how they were fed, housed, equipped and trained before they set off for active service abroad. Drawing upon a wide variety of sources, ranging from government papers to the diaries and letters of individual soldiers, he questions long-held assumptions about the 'rush to the colours' and the nature of patriotism in 1914. The book will be of interest not only to those studying social, political and economic history, but also to general readers who wish to know more about the story of Britain's citizen soldiers in the Great War
The First World War : the war to end all wars by Peter Simkins( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly a century ago Europe, the Middle East and Africa were ravaged by war, it was the first truly global conflict. Raging for over four years across tortured landscapes and characterized by horrific casualty rates, brutality and the iconic trenches gouged out of the landscape, the First World War changed warfare forever. The mass slaughter on battlefields such as the Somme, Ypres and Verdun were on a scale previously thought impossible. This book expores this most savage of conflicts, tracing the war from the much heralded battles on the Western Front through to the forgotten clashes in the East and Africa." -- Back cover
From the Somme to victory : the British Army's experience on the Western Front, 1916-1918 by Peter Simkins( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Simkins has established a reputation over the last forty years as one of the most original and stimulating historians of the First World War. He has made a major contribution to the debate about the performance of the British Army on the Western Front. This collection of his most perceptive and challenging essays, which concentrates on British operations in France between 1916 and 1918, shows that this reputation is richly deserved. He focuses on key aspects of the army's performance in battle, from the first day of the Somme to the Hundred Days, and gives a fascinating insight into the developing theory and practice of the army as it struggled to find a way to break through the German line. His rigorous analysis undermines some of the common assumptions - and the myths - that still cling to the history of these British battles
Illustrated book of World War II: the first record in full-colour photographs by Peter Simkins( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War 1 : the western front by Peter Simkins( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the events leading up to and during World War I, including a year-by-year chronicle, and discusses terrain, artillery, medical services, trench warfare, and other aspects, with an emphasis on the British and Commonwealth experience
Chronicles of the Great War : the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Peter Simkins( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the daily life of front line soldiers during WWI
Command and morale : the British army on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Gary Sheffield( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gary Sheffield is one of the most versatile and stimulating of military historians at work today. For 25 years, in a series of perceptive books and articles, he has examined the First World War from many angles - from the point of view of the politicians and the high command through to the junior officers and other ranks in the front line. Morale and Command presents in a single volume a range of his shorter work, and it shows his scholarship at its best. The range of his writing, the insights he offers and the sometimes controversial conclusions he reaches mean this thought-provoking book will be indispensable reading for all students of the First World War and of modern warfare in general."--Publisher description
Cabinet war rooms by Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expedition Antarctica : into the frozen abyss( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made in association with the Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic Channels International "Expedition Antarctica" documents the unprecedented journey of a team of international marine scientists and crew on board the research vessel the RV Tangaroa, as it heads for the Ross Sea off the Antarctic Ice Shelf in 2008
Rivers of the sun( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the equator, the sun rises over the greatest rainforest on the earth, Amazonia. Here one thousand rivers flow, the water and sun fueling an environment that is home to half the known species in the world ... Rivers of the Sun is a stunning examination of one of the world's great locations"--Container
Essential Histories : the First World War (3) The Western Front 1917-1918 by Peter Simkins( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than eight decades later, the Great War - particularly the great battles such as the Somme and Verdun - continues to fascinate us and cast long shadows over our world today. In this volume, Peter Simkins re-examines the early years of the war's Western Front, shedding interesting new light on the nature, course, and effects of the fighting in France and Belgium from 1914 to 1916
Coasts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coastlines offer a rich source of nourishment to the plants and animals that live on them or migrate to them each year. Along 120,000 miles of Asia's shoreline, land and sea churn and blend in a process that has created some of the world's greatest natural treasures, from coral reef ecosystems to vast mangrove forests
Deserts and grasslands( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extreme temperatures of the Gobi and the arid grasslands of the Mongolian steppe offer little relief to life struggling to exist there. Learn how the last of the world's wild horses and camels, as well as the delicate demoiselle crane, have adapted to survive
Island ecosystems( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many islands in Southeast Asia have been isolated for thousands of years, forcing wildlife to adapt and evolve in strange, even startling, ways. Travel to Java, formed after the last Ice Age, to Anak Krakatoa, which rose from the sea 70 years ago, and to the 30-million-year-old island of Sulawesi
At all costs : the British army on the Western Front 1916( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air fighting 1914-18 : the struggle for air superiority over the western front by Peter Simkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overskrifter: Preface; The Opposing Air Services on the Western Fronty in 1914; Air Cooperation with the Armies; The Beginning of Air Fighting; The Fokker Supremacy; Verdun and the Somme; Richthofen an "Bloody April"; Formations and Tactics, 1917-1918; The Allies regain Air Supremancy
Temperate forests( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience life in a temperate deciduous forest of northern Japan and learn the strategies organisms use to survive seasonal change. Large purple butterflies emerge from their cocoons in summer; macaques give birth to a new generation each spring; and the Japaneses dormouse packs on the pounds before winter sets in
The war to end all wars by Peter Simkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together the work of three leading historians, this illustrated work offers an excellent guide to one of the most tragic and bloody conflicts the world has ever seen
Battleship : the development and decline of the dreadnought by Peter Simkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The First World War
Kitchener's army : the raising of the new armies, 1914-16The First World War : the war to end all warsChronicles of the Great War : the Western Front, 1914-1918
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Simkins, P.

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