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Liveing, Edward G. D. (Edward George Downing) 1895-1963

Overview
Works: 27 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 689 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Personal narratives‡vBritish  History  Biography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Edward G. D Liveing
 
Most widely held works by Edward G. D Liveing
Attack; an infantry subaltern's impression of July 1st, 1916 by Edward G. D Liveing( )

13 editions published between 1918 and 2016 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the attack on the fortified village of Gommecourt which began the Battle of the Somme
Adventure in publishing; the House of Ward Lock, 1854-1954 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of insurance: the Commercial Union group of insurance companies, 1861-1961; a centenary history by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

11 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the Congo; the story of Norden's pioneer journey in 1923 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attack on the Somme : an infantry subaltern's impressions of July 1st, 1916 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the attack on the fortified village of Commecourt which began the battle of the Somme
Pioneers of petrol; a centenary history of Carless, Capel and Leonard, 1859-1959 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking into hell 1st July 1916 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st July 1916 was the blackest day in the history of the British Army when 60,000 unsuspecting men of the British 4th Army advanced into the teeth of a hurricane of German fire. This well-illustrated anthology examines the events of that terrible day from two very different perspectives. The vivid eyewitness account of the battle from the soldier's point of view is provided by Edward Liveing of the London Regiment. After joining the London Regiment in 1914, Liveing was deployed to both Palestine and to France, where he was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. This book describes his war on the front line up until his injury on the Somme.

Also on the field that day and engaged in filming the battle for posterity was cameraman Lieut. Geoffrey Malins, who produced the famous documentary film of the battle. At the outbreak of war in 1914, Malins, aged 28, traveled to the Western Front where he acted as a freelance war correspondent, filming newsreels in Belgium and France. 1915 brought a fateful change of direction for Malins when he was recruited by the British Kinematograph Manufacturers Association to make a film of the preparations and the execution of a battle on the Western Front. This proved to be a dangerous business and by the end of the first year Malins, now with the rank of Lieutenant, had found himself deafened, gassed and twice wounded in the line of duty. Malins continued his work as a wartime cameraman before he was discharged from the army in 1918, having suffered bad health for sometime previously.

These two contrasting accounts provide a remarkable insight into the chaotic events as they unfolded on the battlefield and provide the reader with two very different views of the battle as well as the visual records as produced by Malins, and the other photographers and artists at work on the Somme that day
24 hours on the Somme : my experiences of the first day of the Somme, 1 July 1916 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are many accounts of the Battle of the Somme by surviving British soldiers. But the Somme was not a single battle but a series of offensives and small localised attacks fought over four and a half months. What is etched into the British psyche is the huge loss of life suffered by the 'poor bloody infantry' on the first day of the Somme, 1 July 1916. The carnage was such that few survived to tell the tale of that first horrific day and the existing published memoirs are about later in the Battle or by non-infantry troops who while involved in the offensive, didn't actually go 'over the top'. What is also unique about Edward Liveing's vivid and detailed account is that it begins the evening before the attack and ends close to 24 hours later and is entirely focussed on the first day of the Somme. A young junior officer in the London Regiment on the battlefield that infamous day, he was in command of a platoon of about fifty men, when he scaled the crest of his trench into no-mans land. Edward Liveing's account is known and has been quoted from, but unbelievably this is the first time since it's publication in the USA in 1918 that it has been republished in its full, horrific, unexpunged glory. Newly illustrated and endorsed by Lieutenant Liveing's family, 24 Hours on the Somme is the ideal book to commemorate the sacrifice made a century ago this July
The House of Harrild, 1801-1948 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

4 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attack : an infantry subaltern's impressions of July lst, 1916 by Edward G. D Liveing( )

3 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Century of Insurance. The Commerical Union Group of Insurance Companies, 1861-1961. A centenary history by Edward Liveing by Commercial Union Assurance Companies( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATTACK : an infantry subaltern's impressions of july 1st, 1916 (classic reprint) by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attack by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

1 edition published in 1918 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attack : an infantry subaltern's impressions of July lst, 1916 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On megrim, sick-headache, and some allied disorders by Edward Liveing( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The House of Ward Lock, 1854-1954 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Attack : an infantry subaltern's impressions by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Attack: an infantry subaltern's impressions ... With an introduction by John Masefield by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adventure in Publishing. The house of Ward Lock, 1854-1954. By Edward Liveing. [With plates.] by LOCK AND CO WARD( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Motoring in Denmark. [With illustrations and a map.] by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Edward George Downing Liveing (1895-1963), Author and historian

Liveing, Edward 1895-1963

Languages
English (65)