Michel Goyas Flesh and Steel during the Great War is one of the most thoughtful, stimulating and original studies of the conflict to have appeared in recent years.
Author: Michael Goya
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Michel Goyas Flesh and Steel during the Great War is one of the most thoughtful, stimulating and original studies of the conflict to have appeared in recent years. It is a major contribution towards a deeper understanding of the impact of the struggle on the Western Front on the theory and practice of warfare in the French army. In a series of incisive, closely argued chapters he explores the way in which the senior commanders and ordinary soldiers responded to the extraordinary challenges posed by the mass industrial warfare of the early twentieth century.In 1914 the French army went to war with a flawed doctrine, brightly-colored uniforms and a dire shortage of modern, heavy artillery How then, over four years of relentless, attritional warfare, did it become the great, industrialized army that emerged victorious in 1918?To show how this change occurred, the author examines the pre-war ethos and organization of the army and describes in telling detail how, through a process of analysis and innovation, the French army underwent the deepest and fastest transformation in its history.
A History of Military Medicine from the Middle Ages to the War in Afghanistan
Richard A. Gabriel. 51. Ibid., 565 ... As a general rule, indirect fire is the greatest
objective generator of psychiatric casualties. ... 91. 92. l 240 ) Between Flesh and
Author: Richard A. Gabriel
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Over the last five centuries, the development of modern weapons and warfare has created an entirely new set of challenges for practitioners in the field of military medicine. Between Flesh and Steel traces the historical development of military medicine from the Middle Ages to modern times. Military historian Richard A. Gabriel focuses on three key elements: the modifications in warfare and weapons whose increased killing power radically changed the medical challenges that battle surgeons faced in dealing with casualties, advancements in medical techniques that increased the effectiveness of military medical care, and changes that finally brought about the establishment of military medical care systems in modern times. Other topics include the rise of the military surgeon, the invention of anesthesia, and the emergence of such critical disciplines as military psychiatry and bacteriology. The approach is chronological—century by century and war by war, including Iraq and Afghanistan—and cross-cultural in that it examines developments in all of the major armies of the West: British, French, Russian, German, and American. Between Flesh and Steel is the most comprehensive book on the market about the evolution of modern military medicine.
A Combat History of the First World War Peter Hart. single one of us could almost
hear his heart beating in his chest! ... As I pulled myself up to look over the
parapet, I could see a whole chain of these steel monsters advancing towards
our trenches. ... We could have dealt with men of flesh and blood like ourselves,
but we were defenceless against these armoured machines.42 Second
Author: Peter Hart
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Focusing on the decisive engagements of World War I, the author explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides, looking at the changing weapons and tactics and offering his own assessment on what brought about the war's outcome.
The Irish Insurrection of 1916 Set in Its Context of the World War Charles James
O'Donnell, Brendan Clifford ... leading to the rout - and in the ecstasy felt in the
pursuit of the broken infantry as cold steel slashed through warm flesh and brains
Author: Charles James O'Donnell
The establishment of a sovereign state in Ireland occurred as a direct consequence of Irish participation in Britain's war on Germany which was launched in August 1914.
In it, the army is depicted as a stern schoolmaster who knows what is best for his
student even if the student himself ... man's flesh-and-blood arms are two
prosthetic arms, which contain hooks for hands. ... She nevertheless has her arm
placed in his artificial one as if the man's spirit had vivified the device's steel and
Author: Aaron Shaheen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Drawing on rehabilitation publications, novels by both famous and obscure American writers, and even the prosthetic masks of a classically trained sculptor, Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture addresses the ways in which prosthetic devices were designed, promoted, and depicted in America in the years during and after the First World War. The war's mechanized weaponry ushered in an entirely new relationship between organic bodies and the technology that could both cause, and attempt to remedy, hideous injuries. Such a relationship was also evident in the realm of prosthetic development, which by the second decade of the twentieth century promoted the belief that a prosthesis should be a spiritual extension of the person who possessed it. This spiritualized vision of prostheses proved particularly resonant in American postwar culture. Relying on some of the most recent developments in literary and disability studies, the book's six chapters explain how a prosthesis's spiritual promise was largely dependent on its ability to nullify an injury and help an amputee renew or even improve upon his prewar life. But if it proved too cumbersome, obtrusive, or painful, the device had the long-lasting power to efface or distort his 'spirit' or personality.
one in a " box . " The object of this device is to allow a raiding party to come over
and to ensure that they will not be disturbed whilst dealing ... One of them jumped
on top of one of my men and then went down under a smashing blow from a steel
helmet , delivered sideways . ... One of the two men shot by the Bosche officer
was dead with a bullet through the eye ; the other had a flesh wound in the neck .
Author: Walter Frederick Morris
The novel begins with Gurney, a young British officer, entering a deserted chateau as the British advance in November 1918. Inside he finds three corpses, and is astonished when he recognises one of them as a fellow officer, Gerard Bretherton, the more so since Bretherton is wearing the uniform of a German general. The story of how Bretherton met his fate is built up over a two-year period over the rest of the narrative. The story is told from the points of view of several of Bretherton's friends and acquaintances.
There are two main myths that have come down to us from the Great War : one is '
The Somme Myth ' as Paul Fussell calls it ; the ... to tell ' as it looked on the
following day : a shambles of human flesh , which had been a panic - stricken
crowd of living men crying for mercy , with that dreadful screech of terror from
German boys who saw the white gleam of steel at their stomachs before they
were spitted .
Author: Claire M. Tylee
Tylee (U. of Malaga) shows that there does exist an imaginative memory of The Great War that is distinctively women's. She deals with journalism and women war-correspondents, with propaganda and the construction of consciousness, with censorship, pacifism, women's autobiographies and fictionalized w