Abergavenny s War

Author: Tim Butters
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781445673530
Release Date: 2017-10-15
Genre: Photography

Capturing the experiences of the people of Abergavenny in the Second World War in their own words.

Secret Abergavenny

Author: Tim Butters
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781445666891
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Genre: Photography

Explore Abergavenny's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

Words and the First World War

Author: Julian Walker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350012745
Release Date: 2017-12-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"The experiences could be understood only as being of such extremity that they stood beyond written words; it was not a failure of language, but a view that, for the individual, language, particularly written words, and the enormity of the experience were not matched." First World War expert Julian Walker looks at how the conflict shaped English and its relationship with other languages. He considers language in relation to mediation and authenticity, as well as the limitations and potential of different kinds of verbal communication. Walker also examines: - How language changed, and why changed language was used in communications - Language used at the Front and how the 'language of the war' was commercially exploited on the Home Front - The relationship between language, soldiers and class - The idea of the 'indescribability' of the war and the linguistic codes used to convey the experience 'Languages of the front' became linguistic souvenirs of the war, abandoned by soldiers but taken up by academics, memoir writers and commentators, leaving an indelible mark on the words we use even today.

Poor Health

Author: Virginia Berridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135292188
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Political Science

The 1980 Black Report by Sir Douglas Black has kept health inequalities at the forefront of the public health agenda. This volume explores the history and development of studies and concern over health inequalities especially in relation to the 1980 report.

A Nation Forged in War

Author: Thomas A. Bruscino
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572337794
Release Date: 2013-05-12
Genre: History

World War II shaped the United States in profound ways, and this new book--the first in the Legacies of War series--explores one of the most significant changes it fostered: a dramatic increase in ethnic and religious tolerance. A Nation Forged in War is the first full-length study of how large-scale mobilization during the Second World War helped to dissolve long-standing differences among white soldiers of widely divergent backgrounds. Never before or since have so many Americans served in the armed forces at one time: more than 15 million donned uniforms in the period from 1941 to 1945. Thomas Bruscino explores how these soldiers' shared experiences--enduring basic training, living far from home, engaging in combat--transformed their views of other ethnic groups and religious traditions. He further examines how specific military policies and practices worked to counteract old prejudices, and he makes a persuasive case that throwing together men of different regions, ethnicities, religions, and classes not only fostered a greater sense of tolerance but also forged a new American identity. When soldiers returned home after the war with these new attitudes, they helped reorder what it meant to be white in America. Using the presidential campaigns of Al Smith in 1928 and John F. Kennedy in 1960 as bookend events, Bruscino notes a key change in religious bias. Smith's defeat came at the end of a campaign rife with anti-Catholic sentiment; Kennedy's victory some three decades later proved that such religious bigotry was no longer an insurmountable obstacle. Despite such advances, Bruscino notes that the growing broad-mindedness produced by the war had limits: it did not extend to African Americans, whose own struggle for equality would dramatically mark the postwar decades. Extensively documented, A Nation Forged in War is one of the few books on the social and cultural impact of the World War II years. Scholars and students of military, ethnic, social, and religious history will be fascinated by this groundbreaking new volume.

Freund oder Feind

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646923803
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

England während des zweiten Weltkriegs. Für David und seinen Freund Tucky ist der Krieg in weite Ferne gerückt, seit sie aus London weggeschickt worden sind und auf dem Land bei Mr Reynolds leben. Auf langen Streifzügen erkunden sie die Umgebung. Eines Abends sehen sie einen Lichtblitz über dem Moor. Ein deutsches Kampfflugzeug stürzt ab. Und plötzlich scheint der Feind wieder ganz nah. Doch sind diese beiden Männer wirklich ihre Feinde? Oder sind es einfach zwei Menschen, die Hilfe brauchen? David und Tucky müssen eine schwierige Entscheidung treffen ...

Gef hrten

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646923490
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Michael Morpurgos Geschichte von Freundschaft und Krieg, mit Bildern aus dem Film von Steven Spielberg "Es gibt also keinen Weg?", fragte Albert. "Ich kann nichts tun?" "Nichts", sagte Captain Nicholls. "Dein Pferd gehört jetzt der Armee und du bist zu jung, um dich einzuschreiben. Mach dir keine Sorgen - wir kümmern uns um Joey. Ich selbst werde ein Auge auf ihn haben, das verspreche ich dir." "Gefährten" erzählt die bewegende Geschichte des Pferdes Joey, das 1914 an die Armee verkauft wird. Joey erlebt an vorderster Front die Schrecken des Ersten Weltkrieges, doch auch in den schwersten Stunden berührt er mit seinem Mut und seiner Zähigkeit die Menschen um ihn herum.

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A L

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 155862600X
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

I Saw a Man

Author: Owen Sheers
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641154295
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Fiction

Ein atemberaubendes Drama über die Last von Geheimnissen Nach dem tragischen Tod seiner Frau Caroline, die als Journalistin bei einem Auslandsdreh in Afghanistan ums Leben gekommen ist, erträgt Michael es nicht länger im gemeinsamen Heim in Wales. In dem Versuch, ein neues Leben zu beginnen, zieht er nach London, wo er auf die Nelsons trifft: Josh, Samantha und ihre zwei Töchter wohnen im Haus nebenan, und aus einer Zufallsbekanntschaft wird schnell – allzu schnell? – eine intensive Freundschaft. Michael geht bei den Nelsons wie selbstverständlich ein und aus, bis er eines Samstagnachmittags ihre Hintertür halb offen stehend vorfindet. In dem Gefühl, dass etwas nicht stimmt, betritt er das augenscheinlich leere Haus ... und setzt damit eine Folge von Ereignissen in Gang, die ihrer aller Leben schlagartig und auf immer verändern wird. Ein tiefgreifender, packender Roman über Verlust, Schuld und die heimtückische Natur von Geheimnissen.

So viel Leben

Author: Nicola Davies
Publisher:
ISBN: 3845827726
Release Date: 2018-06-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction