Best little stories from World War I: nearly 100 true stories 9781402293443, 1402293445, 9781402293450, 1402293453

Behind the tangled alliances, feuding royals, and deadly battles are the nearly 100 riveting true stories of the men and

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Best little stories from World War I: nearly 100 true stories
 9781402293443, 1402293445, 9781402293450, 1402293453

Table of contents :
Front Cover
Title Page
Copyright
Contents
Introduction
Portents
Proud Father's Plea
Better Mousetrap
No Hurry for Harry
Victory His Goal
Twisted Arm
Soul of a Poet
Speed His King
Fear of Fear
Cousins and Wives
Expert at Sabers
Cousins Three
Last Man's Club
"Bleeding Sickness"
Poster Figure
Driven
1914
Seven in Wait
Lady Almina
English Ties, German Ties
Ambassador's Wink
First Man Down
Bogus Soldier
First or Third World War?
Saved by Nun's Bed
Cavalry Fight
Louvain Sacked
Churchill Happily at Work
Machine-Gun Man
1915
Deplorable "First"
Running Amok. In Flanders FieldsIll-Fated Turn
Love among Leaders
First Friend Lost
Quiet Withdrawal
"Die" Was His Order
Epic Retreat
1916
Fryatt's Unfair Fate
Fighting Prince
Four Miles Up
Fourth Man Behind
Horses
Lost at Sea
Jacka's Mob
Tolkien's "Dragons"
Horse Named Jezebel
Not So Safe After All
Lively Pigs
Up Close and Personal
1917
"Titanics" at War
Sergeant Stubby
Lenin's Sealed Train
Escapees
Aboard the Laconia
No Return Mission
Hungry Stares
Sojourn on "Plug Street"
Messenger Man
1918
Captain Harry
General Who Said No
May Have Killed a Man
Greatest Dogfight. Shower of Silver StarsEager Captives
Treating Patton's Wound
Fighting Poet
Battlefield Confrontation
Room 40
Aviators Galore
Father Duffy
Pigeon to the Rescue
1919 and Beyond
Fighting Slacker
Hero's Sad Fate
Looked Dead
Storied Anastasia
A'going, A'went
Flora, Serb Soldier
Storyteller
Questionable Start
Last Man Alive
Royal Couples by Ingrid Smyer
George and Mary
Wilhelm and Augusta
Nicholas and Alexandra
War Over
Great Battles of World War I
Other Landmark Events of the War
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Authors
Back Cover.

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