Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free


  • Paperback
  • 496
  • Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918
  • Joseph E. Persico
  • English
  • 14 October 2020
  • 9780375760457

Joseph E. Persico Ò 3 characters

review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Joseph E. Persico Joseph E. Persico Ò 3 characters read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 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 Lover Awakened Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 result Eleven thousand casualties suf. 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review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Joseph E. Persico Joseph E. Persico Ò 3 characters read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 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. From the author s introduction My purpose here is not to offer still another history of the war though I follow its progression from 1914 to 1918 I am also impatient with presentations of mankind s most violent behavior as if it were a map exercise with Jones rolling up Smith s flank while the 104th supports a strategic withdrawal by the 105th And while the role of field marshals and generals is necessarily portrayed the true protagonists of this story are the men in the trenches for whom what in the map rooms looked like a chess match became transmuted into titanic violations of flesh and blood The reason I have written an account anchored to the last day of World War I is that the carnage that went on up to the final minute so perfectly captures the essential futility of the entire war The mayhem of the last day was no different from what had been going on for the previous 1560 days Much of Persico s information comes from diaries letters and journals of soldiers giving his book a personal feel than your run of the mill war history It can be very difficult reading Prepare to feel than once as if you have been punched in the gut or dropped from a cliff You will finally understand why certain names still ring with the sound of shellfire and weeping Somme Verdun Passchendaele You will cry than onceI did If you have never read about World War I and you decide to read just one book on this topic during your entire lifetime you must make this that one book It is that stunning and tells much about The War To End All Wars than anything else ever could

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review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Joseph E. Persico Joseph E. Persico Ò 3 characters read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 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. What a bookIt s a very touching and intimate look at the last day of the first world war and the time leading up to it But it deals with the men at the front and not the well known leaders far away from the fightingThe book really makes you wonder what it was all about and especially why so many men died after the war had in theory already endedAnyone interested in history and the great war should read it


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  1. says: review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Joseph E. Persico Joseph E. Persico Ò 3 characters read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918

    Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free About 10 years ago I watched a TV documentary called “The Last Day of World War One” presented by Michael Palin I was absolutely stunned by the extent of fighting that went on during the morning of 11 November 1918 and by the officers who ordered attacks even when they knew the Armistice had been signed Joseph Persico had been one of the historians who featured in the documentary and that was one of the re

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    Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free The mark of a great book is when the contents of it bother you so much you toss and turn at night and you call your friends and family members and share the gripping details of the book The Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour is such a bookThey say that it would take something like a week and a half for the war dead

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    Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Joseph E. Persico 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 part

  4. says: read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 Joseph E. Persico Ò 3 characters Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free

    review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Joseph E. Persico Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free From the author's introduction My purpose here is not to offer still another history of the war though I follow its progression from 1914 to 1918 I am also impatient with presentations of mankind's most violent behavior as if it were a map exercise with Jones rolling up Smith's flank while the 104th supports a strategic withdrawal by the 105th And while the role of field marshals and generals is necessarily portrayed the true protagonists o

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    Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free I vividly remember reading The Donkeys by Alan Clarke the title comes from the phrase lions led by donkeys many years ago that described the total incompetence of the British Expeditionary Force generals in WW I They were completely unable to adapt to new technologies and insisted on fighting with tactics of previous wars Joseph Persico doesn't let them off lightly either although that's not his primary mission The El

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    Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free 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

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    Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free This is such a well documented book offering not only to give an insight on what on the 11th November but also throughout the 4 gruesome years of the war If there's one thing I could reproach it it'd just be Persico's overlook of other nation's role in this war He focuses mainly on Germany England France and the

  8. says: Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free

    Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free What a bookIt's a very touching and intimate look at the last day of the first world war and the time leading up to it But it deals with the men at the front and not the well known leaders far away from the fightingThe book really makes you wonder what it was all about and especially why so many men died after the war had in theory already endedAnyone interested in history and the great war should read it

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    Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 E–pub Free Joseph E. Persico Ò 3 characters read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour is a book that both engages and frustrates at the same time Considering the book's title as we

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    read Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918 Joseph E. Persico Ò 3 characters review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Joseph E. Persico What an eye opener Going into this book I didn't have much of an appreciation for WWI the events of the war or its legacy WWI blows my mind in scale depravity human loss and the absurdity of it all Over 10 million men lost their lives in the war Another 30 million wounded or missing This book takes scores of personal stories from the men who lived the war in the trenches and battlefields and puts them in the

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