Breverton's First World War Curiosities

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Amberley Publishing Limited, Jun 15, 2014 - History - 320 pages
A remarkable compendium of oddities, curiosities and little-known facts from the Great War What was a trench rabbit? What was known as a 'suicide ditch'? What were 'coffin nails'? Why did the Kaiser ban the production of sausages? What was the real 'War Horse'? Who was a 'donkey walloper'? Featuring the greatest battles, war slang, casualties, heroes and heroines, animals, spies and weapons, this terrific cornucopia of people and events is an entertaining but informative addition to our understanding of 'the War to End Wars'.
 

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Contents

Preface
Global Conflict
3
The Beginnings of ModernWarfare
Casualties of the First World
Trenches and Tunnels 8 Inventions
Heroes and Villains 10 The Strangest Spies and Espionage
Desertions Executions Shell Shock and Mutinies
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Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. Terry has presented documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Terry is the author of many books for Amberley on many subjects, including: Owain Glyndwr, Richard III, Jasper Tudor, Owen Tudor, Tudor recipes, Henry VII, Welsh history and the First World War. He lives near Maesycrugiau in Carmarthenshire.

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