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              Mrs. Pankhurst & the Right to Vote: the Leader of the Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain
                

              Mrs. Pankhurst & the Right to Vote: the Leader of the Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pankhurst, Emmeline; Moxon, Frank; Hamilton, Cicely

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              A giant of women's rights and her times The ending of the First World War in 1918 was also a momentous one for many British women, who, after shouldering their portion of the conflict and years of campaigning and protest, were finally granted their right to vote in parliamentary ...elections. As the centenary of this momentous victory for women's suffrage approaches, Leonaur is publishing a series of books which highlight the struggle for women's rights internationally. In Britain, the highest honours must be awarded to the leader of the suffrage movement in the early 20th century, Emmilene Pankhurst. This first book includes Emmilene Pankhurst's story told in her own words, and is supplemented here by the text of one of her most notable speeches. Also included, to give modern readers a clearer perspective of the sacrifices women protestors made to establish their rightful place in society, is a description of the 'force feeding' of women prisoners, incarcerated for breaches of the law following suffrage protests. The text of a pamphlet by one of 'the opposition' is also included, it shows the ludicrous perspectives and claims some of the male population used during this period to foil the aims of women political activists. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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              ISBN 9781782825067
              Released NZ 8 Jun 2016
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              Trenches & Camels: Australian Recollections of Gallipoli and the Imperial Camel Corps During the First World War-Trooper Bluegum at the D
               

              Trenches & Camels: Australian Recollections of Gallipoli and the Imperial Camel Corps During the First World War-Trooper Bluegum at the D (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hogue, Oliver

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              Two highly regarded books by the light horse chronicler Australian author and journalist Oliver Hogue (sometimes writing as Trooper Bluegum) joined the Australian 6th Light Horse during the First World War and was commissioned. Light Horse regiments were mounted infantrymen and s...ome of the most outstanding soldiers of the conflict-expert horsemen, invariably fine rifle shots and tough, resilient individuals used to living from the land-were well suited for military campaigning. Their camaraderie, informality with authority, dashing uniform (complete with feathered bush hat) and outstanding performance on the field of battle won them huge respect which endures to the present day. Always intended to be utilised as mounted troops, the Dardanelles adventure saw light horse regiments stationed in Egypt surrender their mounts to be transported to Gallipoli where they would fight in futile trench warfare against the Turks-which cost the lives of many of them and gave birth to a legend. Returning to the campaign in Egypt and Palestine, the light horsemen reclaimed their horses, but the desert also demanded another mount more suited to its arid and difficult terrain. So was born the Imperial Camel Corps, the ranks of which were mostly filled with Australian volunteers. Oliver Hogue has left posterity two valuable and entertaining accounts of his experiences in both of these campaigns which gave rise to the spirit of ANZAC. An essential edition for anyone interested in this fascinating period of history or the in the story of Australians at war. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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              ISBN 9781782823827
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
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              The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt During the First World War
               

              The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt During the First World War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Barrett, James W.; Deane, P. E.

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              The story of an essential Australian Army Corps As all students of the First World War know, Britain expected, called for and received the support of fighting men from her colonies during the conflict. Imperial forces saw action against Germany and notably against Germany's Turki...sh ally. Anzac troops, travelling from the southern hemisphere, were consolidated in Egypt for service in the abortive Gallipoli offensive in the Dardanelles and also for the defence of the Suez Canal. As the Palestine campaign progressed, colonial troops, particularly those who by virtue of their training as mounted infantry were ideally suited for the task, advanced north through the Sinai desert, into Palestine itself and then on to Syria. Allied forces were based in Egypt for sound strategic and logistical reasons, which meant that much of the regional infrastructure of command and administration was centralised there for the duration of the war. Essential among these services was the Australian Army Medical Corps. The duties of the corps included the care of wounded in the field, the establishment of hospitals, the treatment of disease, convalescent units and evacuations. The work of the outstanding doctors and nurses of the Australian Army Medical Corps as it operated in the middle east through the campaign is thoroughly described in this book, which is recommended to anyone interested in obtaining a more complete view of the role of the Australian Army during the Great War. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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              ISBN 9781782821076
              Released NZ 21 Mar 2013
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              The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt During the First World War
               

              The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt During the First World War (Hardback)

              By Barrett, James W.; Deane, P. E.

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              The story of an essential Australian Army Corps As all students of the First World War know, Britain expected, called for and received the support of fighting men from her colonies during the conflict. Imperial forces saw action against Germany and notably against Germany's Turki...sh ally. Anzac troops, travelling from the southern hemisphere, were consolidated in Egypt for service in the abortive Gallipoli offensive in the Dardanelles and also for the defence of the Suez Canal. As the Palestine campaign progressed, colonial troops, particularly those who by virtue of their training as mounted infantry were ideally suited for the task, advanced north through the Sinai desert, into Palestine itself and then on to Syria. Allied forces were based in Egypt for sound strategic and logistical reasons, which meant that much of the regional infrastructure of command and administration was centralised there for the duration of the war. Essential among these services was the Australian Army Medical Corps. The duties of the corps included the care of wounded in the field, the establishment of hospitals, the treatment of disease, convalescent units and evacuations. The work of the outstanding doctors and nurses of the Australian Army Medical Corps as it operated in the middle east through the campaign is thoroughly described in this book, which is recommended to anyone interested in obtaining a more complete view of the role of the Australian Army during the Great War. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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              ISBN 9781782821069
              Released NZ 21 Mar 2013
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              The British Army and the Peninsular War: Volume 6-Pyrenees, South of France, Toulouse:1813-1814
                

              The British Army and the Peninsular War: Volume 6-Pyrenees, South of France, Toulouse:1813-1814 (Hardback, Annotated edition)

              By Fortescue, J. W, Sir

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              Volume 6 of the 6 volume history of the Peninsular War Fortescue is rightly renowned for his multi-volume magnum opus, 'The History of the British Army', which, since it was written in the early decades of the twentieth century, feature the struggles with Napoleonic France, as a ...substantial part of the whole. These campaigns took place across the world but, for the British, most notably in Spain, Portugal and the South of France following the French invasion of Iberia. The numerous disconnected sections, within Fortescue's larger work, concerning the Peninsular War, have been extracted for the first time and carefully edited to create this six volume history. There can be no doubt that in Fortescue the British Army found one of its finest historians. His scholarship is superb, but is balanced by outstanding and fearless academic analysis. What makes this history incomparable and essential is that Fortescue was a contemporary of the other great British military historian of the modern age, Charles Oman, who wrote his own history of the Peninsular War. Fortescue conferred and collaborated with Oman to produce this work and within these pages the reader will discover both confirmations and qualified corrections to some of Oman's assertions on points of detail. Fortescue was extraordinarily thorough in his use of primary source material (which is annotated) and he additionally walked the ground of the campaign himself. The magnitude of the joint scholarship which brought this history into being cannot be overstated. This analysis of the Peninsular War differs significantly from Fortescue's other writings on the British Army, in that in embraces the activities of the French and the Spanish in some depth, thus creating a total view. This is a serious, academic, and thoroughly readable, history and no library of the subject can be truly said to be complete without it. The text has been complemented in this Leonaur edition by battlefield maps not present in the original pub
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              ISBN 9781782825777
              Released NZ 26 Oct 2016
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              The War in the Air-Volume 2: a History of the RFC & RNAS During the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battles of Loos & the Somme, and Home Waters 1915-16
                

              The War in the Air-Volume 2: a History of the RFC & RNAS During the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battles of Loos & the Somme, and Home Waters 1915-16 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jones, H. A.

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              The second volume of the history of air war--the Somme, Gallipoli and more. Readers of this the second volume of 'The War in the Air'--the account of the activities of the British air force during the First World War--will note that the author is different to that of the first vo...lume, since Sir Walter Raleigh died following a journey to the Middle East, and the task of completing the work was taken up by H. A. Jones (1893-1945). While volume one was more expansive in its introductory subject matter, this volume concentrates specifically on the prosecution of the air war in 1915-16 from the Allied perspective. Churchill's abortive initiative to open a second front by attacking Ottoman Turkey through the Dardanelles, was a significant campaign and is covered here in detail, providing much interest since this theatre, divided between operations over land and sea in the Eastern Mediterranean, presented its own problems. On the Western Front the Allies attacked with 'the Big Push' which was the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and the role of aircraft of the RFC in this monumental battle is fully described and naturally fills a substantial part of this volume. Finally, the work of the Royal Naval Air Service is described as it attempted to prevent the incursions of enemy ships, which were intent on disrupting the passage of men and materiel to and from the continent, in the North Sea and English Channel. The German submarine threat was omnipresent as a barrier to the unimpeded traffic of supplies of all kinds and it was clear that aircraft would play an essential part in U-Boat discovery and destruction. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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              ISBN 9781782827177
              Released NZ 6 Jun 2018
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              Narratives of Black Hawk's War, 1832
                

              Narratives of Black Hawk's War, 1832 (Hardback)

              By Smith, Henry; Green, C. R.; Drake, Benjamin

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              The Expedition Against the Sauk and Fox Indians 1832 by Henry Smith Sac and Fox Indians in Kansas by C. R. Green The Great Indian Chief of the West: or, Life and Adventures of Black Hawk by Benjamin Drake Narrative of the Capture and Providential Escape of Misses Frances and Almi...ra Hall by William Edwards The Black Hawk War from the perspectives of those involved This book contains four accounts of the Black Hawk War on the American frontier of 1832. The so called 'British Band' of Sauk and Fox Indians, under the leadership of the war chief Black Hawk, were moving across the Mississippi River from the Iowa Territory into Illinois. According to authorities on the subject, the band was attempting to avoid bloodshed by this migration to what they hoped would be a more secure location, but their actions were misconstrued by local settlers and a militia was sent out to deal with them. This unit pre-emptively attacked the Indian band which fiercely fought back, defeating the militia at the 'Battle of Stillman's Run'. The conflict then escalated as other tribes began raiding in the area while Black Hawk and his warriors moved into the southern Wisconsin Territory. An army force under Colonel Henry Dodge caught up with the 'British Band' and defeated it at the 'Battle of Wisconsin Heights' forcing it to retreat. The Indians were finally defeated at the 'Battle of Bad Axe' after which Black Hawk escaped but was later captured and briefly imprisoned. The four accounts here give a flavour of the times of these events in several ways. Readers will discover the military expedition from the perspective of those who campaigned, hear the voices of settlers whose fear and hatred of the Indians was palpable, understand the conflict from the perspective of Black Hawk and his followers and gain an insight into a common factor of the wars between the pioneers and the Indian tribes--that of the capture and abduction of settler women and children. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and ar
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              ISBN 9781782827481
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              Entertaining the Doughboys: Two Accounts of American Concert Parties 'Over There' During the First World War-Entertaining the American Army by James W. Evans & Gardner L. Harding and Trouping for the Troops by Margaret Mayo
                

              Entertaining the Doughboys: Two Accounts of American Concert Parties 'Over There' During the First World War-Entertaining the American Army by James W. Evans & Gardner L. Harding and Trouping for the Troops by Margaret Mayo (Hardback)

              By Evans, James W.; Harding, Gardner L.; Mayo, Margaret

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              Putting on a show for troops who marched under the 'stars and bars'. Concert parties performing for soldiers on campaign were unknown before the First World War, but British entertainment troupes, after much opposition from military authorities, eventually began performing for 't...he boys over there' on the Western Front. By the time the American Army arrived in Europe in 1917 the volunteer services which supported troops in the field with everything from canteens to medical care were an established feature on the field of conflict. These invaluable people, often women, carried out their duties in very difficult circumstances with great courage and sometimes with great sacrifice. If the American Army was new to the battlefields of France then American performers needed no lessons in how to put on a show and fewer still in patriotism when it came to supporting their nation's servicemen. Here are two fascinating accounts, published together in this good value edition, about how 'showbusiness' went to war to entertain the troops for the first time. These great troupers gave birth to the tradition of brave men and women from the United States that has been kept alive through the conflicts fought during the 20th century in European theatres, in deserts and steaming jungles right to the present day. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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              ISBN 9781782827528
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              Entertaining the Tommies: Two Accounts of British Concert Parties 'Over There' During the First World War-Modern Troubadours by Lena Ashwell & My Greatest Adventure by Ada L. Ward
                

              Entertaining the Tommies: Two Accounts of British Concert Parties 'Over There' During the First World War-Modern Troubadours by Lena Ashwell & My Greatest Adventure by Ada L. Ward (Hardback)

              By Ashwell, Lena; Ward, Ada L.

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              The experiences of the pioneers of entertainment for troops Troupes of entertainers visiting armed forces in areas of conflict are now a familiar concept, and the performers have become highly respected for their patriotism, courage and commitment to 'the boys over there'. Most p...eople now accept this as a normal and invaluable demonstration of support for the military, but this was not always so. Senior officers understood the value of 'good morale', but initially there was reluctance to acknowledge the important role that entertainment could play. The First World War was a huge catalyst for military support organisations; it brought about the active involvement of women as volunteers doing vital work in canteens, hospitals and other areas, against much opposition from the military establishment. When entertainment for the troops was first proposed it met the same obstinate rejection, but those who believed in the benefits it could offer were undaunted and pressed on in their belief 'that the show must go on'. This book contains two accounts by female entertainers who took their principles to the front line and brought moments of light relief to thousands of men in times of darkness and horror. Lena Ashwell is credited as being the founder of the military entertainment initiative, and Ada Ward, another dauntless lady followed in her footsteps. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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              ISBN 9781782827542
              Released NZ 5 Jun 2018
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              The Note-Books of Captain Coignet: the Recollections of a Soldier of the Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard During the Campaigns of the Napoleonic Era--Complete & Unabridged
                

              The Note-Books of Captain Coignet: the Recollections of a Soldier of the Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard During the Campaigns of the Napoleonic Era--Complete & Unabridged (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Abridged edition)

              By Coignet, Jean-Roch

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              The famous recollections of a soldier of Napoleon's Imperial Guard Several English language translations of recollections written by the soldiers of Napoleon's Grande Armee have become famous as they bring the exuberant days of the First Empire of the French vividly back to life.... Infantryman Sergeant Bourgogne's account of the 'Retreat From Moscow' and Parquin's and Marbot's wonderfully related experiences as light cavalry officers are fine examples. There can be no doubt however, that Jean-Roch Coignet's highly informative and readable account of his long career in the Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard is one of the most important French military memoirs of that period. From his difficult childhood to his time campaigning in the armies of the revolutionary period in Italy, from the campaigns and battles of the empire which set Europe ablaze to the snows of the disastrous Russian campaign, and finally to the fall of the emperor whom he idolised, Coignet served Napoleon loyally. Steadily rising to the rank of captain, Coignet rallied to his master's banner for the 'Hundred Days' which led to ultimate defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Abridged versions of this book have been published many times, but this Leonaur edition is not only complete but also includes two useful introductions which will be invaluable to students of both the times and the man. 'The Illustrated Captain Coignet' containing over 100 historically accurate drawings by Julien Le Blant is also available from Leonaur. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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              ISBN 9781782827597
              Released NZ 5 Jun 2018
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