The Last 100 Days

The Tumultuous and Controversial Story of the Final Days of World War II in Europe

Author: John Toland

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0804180946

Category: History

Page: 640

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A dramatic countdown of the final months of World War II in Europe, The Last 100 Days brings to life the waning power and the ultimate submission of the Third Reich. To reconstruct the tumultuous hundred days between Yalta and the fall of Berlin, John Toland traveled more than 100,000 miles in twenty-one countries and interviewed more than six hundred people—from Hitler’s personal chauffeur to Generals von Manteuffel, Wenck, and Heinrici; from underground leaders to diplomats; from top Allied field commanders to brave young GIs. Toland adeptly weaves together these interviews using research from thousands of primary sources. When it was first published, The Last 100 Days made history, revealing after-action reports, staff journals, and top-secret messages and personal documents previously unavailable to historians. Since that time, it has come to be regarded as one of the greatest historical narratives of the twentieth century.

The Last 100 Days

The Australian Road to Victory in the First World War

Author: Will Davies

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143784978

Category: History

Page: 352

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In March 1918, with the fear of a one-million-man American army landing in France, the Germans attacked. In response, Australian soldiers were involved in a number of engagements, culminating in the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux and the saving of Amiens, and Paris, from German occupation. Then came General John Monash's first victory as the Commanding Officer of the newly formed Australian Corps at Hamel. This victory, and the tactics it tested, became crucial to the Allied victory after 8 August, the 'black day of the German Army'. On this day the major Allied counteroffensive began, with the AIF in the vanguard of the attack. The Australians, with the Canadians to the south and the British across the Somme to the north, drove the Germans back, first along the line of the Somme and then across the river to Mont St Quentin, Pronne and on to the formidable Hindenburg Line, before the last Australian infantry action at Montbrehain in early October. Fast-paced and tense, the story of The Last 100 Days is animated by the voices of Australian soldiers as they endured the war's closing stages with humour and stoicism; and as they fought a series of battles in which they played a pivotal role in securing Allied victory.

The Last 100 Days

FDR at War and at Peace

Author: David B. Woolner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465096514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A revealing portrait of the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's life and presidency, shedding new light on how he made his momentous final policy decisions The first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the last hundred might very well surpass them in drama and consequence. Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR called on every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue what mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. We see a president shorn of the usual distractions of office, a man whose sense of personal responsibility for the American people bore heavily upon him. As Woolner argues, even in declining health FDR displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come.

Shock Army of the British Empire

The Canadian Corps in the Last 100 Days of the Great War

Author: Shane B. Schreiber,John A. English

Publisher: St. Catharines, Ont. : Vanwell Pub.

ISBN: 9781551250960

Category: History

Page: 164

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Shock Army of the British Empire presents a critical analysis of Canadian Corps operations during the 100 Days of Victory during the First World War. The 100 Days campaign of 1918, from the attack at Amiens, 8 August to the triumphant return to Mons, 11 November, was a remarkable turnaround from the near defeat suffered by the British and Allied forces in the spring and summer at the hands of the German Kaiserschlacht. As part of the largest British Army ever assembled, the Canadian Corps under Lt Gen Sir Arthur Currie spearheaded the Allied advance to victory. Author Shane Schreiber describes how the Canadian Corps managed to turn a tactical victory into a continuous string of consecutive successes in a sustained campaign. The story of the 100 Days is one of ferocious fighting and loss amid the victory, accounting for nearly 20% of all Canadian casualties during the war. This study examines the operational, tactical and organizational innovations used by the Canadian Corps during the campaign and their far-reaching effects. It reveals critical lessons for both soldiers and scholars alike about the nature of the Great War and about future high-intensity conflicts in general.

A Journal of the Last 100 Days of Gardening

A 100 Days Journal to Write Down Memories, Birthday Wishes, Goals, Quotes and Aspirations, Discovers

Author: Shine Shamil Publishers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781077736795

Category:

Page: 102

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High quality daily journal/Notebook to jot down your To do list, Goals and Note sections.The daily planner starts on any time of the day and has plenty of space for your daily notes.Perfect as back to schook gift or New Year's Gift. A beautiful, elegant journal notebook to write daily, write down ideas, lists, exchange ideas, to write as a journal or to give it to someone special. With an ideal size to take where you want.Description: Perfect Sized 6" x 9"Paper White paperPages 120 pages (60 pages forward / backward)Cover: Soft cover (matte)
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A Journal of the Last 100 Days of Dancing

A 100 Days Journal to Write Down Memories, Birthday Wishes, Goals, Quotes and Aspirations, Discovers

Author: Shine Shamil Publishers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781077736764

Category:

Page: 102

View: 7393

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High quality daily journal/Notebook to jot down your To do list, Goals and Note sections.The daily planner starts on any time of the day and has plenty of space for your daily notes.Perfect as back to schook gift or New Year's Gift. A beautiful, elegant journal notebook to write daily, write down ideas, lists, exchange ideas, to write as a journal or to give it to someone special. With an ideal size to take where you want.Description: Perfect Sized 6" x 9"Paper White paperPages 120 pages (60 pages forward / backward)Cover: Soft cover (matte)
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A Journal of the Last 100 Days of Our Cooking

A 100 Days Journal to Write Down Memories, Birthday Wishes, Goals, Quotes and Aspirations, Discovers

Author: Shine Shamil Publishers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781077736276

Category:

Page: 102

View: 4389

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High quality daily journal/Notebook to jot down your To do list, Goals and Note sections.The daily planner starts on any time of the day and has plenty of space for your daily notes.Perfect as back to schook gift or New Year's Gift. A beautiful, elegant journal notebook to write daily, write down ideas, lists, exchange ideas, to write as a journal or to give it to someone special. With an ideal size to take where you want.Description: Perfect Sized 6" x 9"Paper White paperPages 120 pages (60 pages forward / backward)Cover: Soft cover (matte)
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A Journal of the Last 100 Days of Our Reading

A 100 Days Journal to Write Down Memories, Birthday Wishes, Goals, Quotes and Aspirations, Discovers

Author: Shine Shamil Publishers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781077736559

Category:

Page: 102

View: 3434

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High quality daily journal/Notebook to jot down your To do list, Goals and Note sections.The daily planner starts on any time of the day and has plenty of space for your daily notes.Perfect as back to schook gift or New Year's Gift. A beautiful, elegant journal notebook to write daily, write down ideas, lists, exchange ideas, to write as a journal or to give it to someone special. With an ideal size to take where you want.Description: Perfect Sized 6" x 9"Paper White paperPages 120 pages (60 pages forward / backward)Cover: Soft cover (matte)
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