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  • 10 August 2020
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read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 free read Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub free download Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub å Joseph E. Persico St World War I and Its Violent ClimaxNovember 11 1918 The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 1100 AM yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany The result Eleven thousand casualties suf. This is a sobering book and not an easy one to digest An observation in the book states that despite 4 years of war the participants still couldn t figure out how to stop the movement to battle Here we follow French British American and German troops as they fight and die minutes before the cease fire at 1100 AM 11111918 and some even after the official end Seldom will you find a blatant example of the madness and waste of war The book jumps between the last day of the war and various times earlier in the conflict all the way back to the start To fully appreciate it you should have a basic familiarity with the major phases and battles from beginning to end The craziness of attacking German machine gun positions at 1040 AM is contrasted with earlier battles Here is a raw view of the battles around Verdunview spoiler GENERALS DEALT WITH war at the wholesale level but troops fought it retail as Ren Naegelen again discovered The fighting ebbed and flowed over the same exhausted ground The village of Fleury was lost retaken and lost again sixteen times in four months Fort Vaux changed hands thirteen times in one month with men dying for ground that would not matter a half hour later Fighting underground was as fierce as that above as both sides honeycombed the surrounding hills with tunnels too low for a grown man to stand in The foes encountered each other like burrowing animals clashing with rifles grenades even machine guns their bullets ricocheting off stone walls tipping end over end causing horrendous wounds The miasma of gunpowder fumes and dust in these airless spaces felled men by asphyxiation The concussive force of grenades rattled men s brains to the point of madnessNaegelen thought he had gone insane He had huddled in a shell hole in front of Fort Vaux with two mates when a shell exploded above them lifting Naegelen from the ground then slamming him back to earth He cautiously moved his arms and legs Nothing he concluded with relief My two friends however lying one upon the other were bleeding Both bodies were torn open and one man unbuttoned his trousers and died urinating on the gaping wound of his comrade Amid the madness Naegelen recalled thinking I was twenty and I had never embraced a woman I had never felt her warm naked skin against my eager body I thought I would die on the very threshold of my wretched life hide spoiler Die swaard verteer pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I The Allied generals knew the fighting would end The Silver Pigs participants still couldn t figure out how to stop the movement to battle Here we follow French British American and German troops as they fight and die minutes before the cease fire at 1100 AM 11111918 and some even after the official end Seldom will you find a blatant example of the madness and waste of war The book jumps between the last day of the war and various times earlier in the conflict all the way back to the start To fully appreciate it you should have a basic familiarity with the major Rock the Boat phases and battles from beginning to end The craziness of attacking German machine gun Literarische Orte in Deutschsprachigen Erz�hlungen Des Mittelalters positions at 1040 AM is contrasted with earlier battles Here is a raw view of the battles around Verdunview spoiler GENERALS DEALT WITH war at the wholesale level but troops fought it retail as Ren Naegelen again discovered The fighting ebbed and flowed over the same exhausted ground The village of Fleury was lost retaken and lost again sixteen times in four months Fort Vaux changed hands thirteen times in one month with men dying for ground that would not matter a half hour later Fighting underground was as fierce as that above as both sides honeycombed the surrounding hills with tunnels too low for a grown man to stand in The foes encountered each other like burrowing animals clashing with rifles grenades even machine guns their bullets ricocheting off stone walls tipping end over end causing horrendous wounds The miasma of gunpowder fumes and dust in these airless spaces felled men by asphyxiation The concussive force of grenades rattled men s brains to the Reign of a King Kingdom Duet #1 point of madnessNaegelen thought he had gone insane He had huddled in a shell hole in front of Fort Vaux with two mates when a shell exploded above them lifting Naegelen from the ground then slamming him back to earth He cautiously moved his arms and legs Nothing he concluded with relief My two friends however lying one upon the other were bleeding Both bodies were torn open and one man unbuttoned his trousers and died urinating on the gaping wound of his comrade Amid the madness Naegelen recalled thinking I was twenty and I had never embraced a woman I had never felt her warm naked skin against my eager body I thought I would die on the very threshold of my wretched life hide spoiler

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read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 free read Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub free download Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub å Joseph E. Persico Inly though he follows ordinary soldiers' lives illuminating their fate as the end approaches Persico sets the last day of the war in historic context with a reprise of all that led up to it from the 1914 assassination of the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand which ignited the war to the raw racism black doughboys endured except when ordered to advance and die in the war's final hou. 11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour is a book that both engages and frustrates at the same time Considering the book s title as well as its subtitle Armistice Day 1918 I began reading this book thinking that Joseph Persico was going to do an in depth look at the final day of fighting in World War I However this is not necessarily the case because if you ll notice there s a second subtitle to the book World War I and It s Violent Climax Persico starts off by focusing on individuals on both sides of the trenches as the final hour of the war approaches Yet he continually jumps back into time to give a general history of the Western Front then switches to an American based history once the US enters the war in 1917 He constantly goes back and forth in his narrative introducing a plethora of individuals at various stages of the war After a while it gets hard to remember who is who and a lot of page shuffling ensues When he finally does get down the final hours of the war he seems to speed up the pace of the book so that the actual events of Nov 11 get a less than satisfactory overview All of this detracts from otherwise is a decent book that explores the lives of the men in the trenches and the utterly horrific conditions they endured for four years He also does a good job of revealing the pointless deaths of thousands of men in the final hours of the war when both sides knew the end was near yet the Allied officers continued to press on with their attacks 111111 is worth reading for the human face it puts on the First World War but be warned if you like your histories to start at point A and end neatly at point Z this probably isn t the book for you Misteri Perilaku Anak Sulung Tengah Bungsu dan Tunggal plethora of individuals at various stages of the war After a while it gets hard to remember who is who and a lot of Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s page shuffling ensues When he finally does get down the final hours of the war he seems to speed up the Database Internals: A Deep Dive into How Distributed Data Systems Work pace of the book so that the actual events of Nov 11 get a less than satisfactory overview All of this detracts from otherwise is a decent book that explores the lives of the men in the trenches and the utterly horrific conditions they endured for four years He also does a good job of revealing the The Buried Sky pointless deaths of thousands of men in the final hours of the war when both sides knew the end was near yet the Allied officers continued to Dark Night Dawning press on with their attacks 111111 is worth reading for the human face it Die Schopenhauer-Marquet-Prozesse Und Das Preussische Recht puts on the First World War but be warned if you like your histories to start at Natura Domnului Hristos point A and end neatly at Knave of Hearts point Z this Tantalized probably isn t the book for you

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read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 free read Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub free download Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub å Joseph E. Persico Fered than during the D Day invasion of Normandy Why Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment and career officers saw a fast fading chance for glory and promotion Joseph E Persico puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous among the latter Corporal Adolf Hitler Captain Harry Truman and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton Ma. 11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour by Joseph Persico is an interesting and captivating book covering not only the final moments of the Great War but also offering a general history of the war from its beginning in 1914 The author follows a number of characters great and small throughout the narrative We follow the paths and final fate of a number of soldiers from America Britain France and Germany We also get glimpses of those who control their destiny Foch Haig Hindenburg and Pershing The story is well told and you ll find yourself following the lives of these men and women intensely mostly with the knowledge of what is to come but still drawn into the final agonising moments before the end The book can jump about a little from 1914 to 1918 as mentioned by previous reviewers however I did not find that this detracted from the story and felt it worked well enough The book has received a few negative reviews in my country Australia mainly for the fact that the author tends to miss the other allies Australia New Zealand who were fighting along side the Americans The Australian Imperial Force AIF served from 1915 to 1918 on the Western Front and as a whole suffered a casualty rate of 65% the highest of any Allied army in WW1 However I can see that this book has been written mainly for an American audience and I think it has done well The author s intent to show the terribly tragedy of that final day the waste of soldiers lives by Generals in an attempt to comply with criminal inept and stupid orders from higher up comes through strongly Regardless of which nation those soldiers served it s a well told story and one that needed to be told I have read a uite a number of books on the Great War but this is one of the first to bring home the futility of some of the actions carried out by supposedly intelligent leaders commanders I hope that we never forget the sacrifice made by all the combatants willing or not in this most terrible War