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Verdun and the Somme were two of the most cataclysmic battles of the First World War on the Western Front. Relive and appreciate this shocking period in history by examining rare items of memorabilia such as maps, diary extracts, letters, sketches, secret memos and reports which had been filed away in museums and other collections around the world.
This remarkable book reveals the history of the rose through the tale of 40 of the most popular and interesting species and hybrids. Arranged chronologically in the order in which a particular rose arrived in European gardens, the book also covers the history of the layout of rose gardens, discusses the various myths that have grown up about the history and introduction of roses and the confusion over the identity of roses in the Renaissance and looks at the role that roses play in the "language of flowers".
100 Years of Warfare is an authoritative record of world military history from 1914 to the current day. It will appeal to both the military enthusiast and the general reader looking for a comprehensive yet dramatic depiction of the campaigns and conflicts that have changed the face of the world over the last century. Drawing on unique resources of original photographs, it allows the reader to experience warfare as it was lived.
This remarcable book contains 20 rare or previously unpublished removable documents of historic importance, 80 period paintings, etchings and illustrations, 20 colour photographs of Waterloo militaria from the National Army Museum's unparalleled collections and a removable booklet featuring 6 specially commissioned full-colour battle and campaign maps. It puts history in your hands!