Somme Voci Dall Inferno

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Giunti
ISBN: 8809835646
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Forgotten Voices Of The Somme

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140702552X
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1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead - is the bloodiest day in the history of the British armed forces to date. On the German side, an officer famously described it as 'the muddy grave of the German field army'. By the end of the battle, the British had learned many lessons in modern warfare while the Germans had suffered irreplaceable losses, ultimately laying the foundations for the Allies' final victory on the Western Front. Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, Forgotten Voices of the Somme presents an intimate, poignant, sometimes even bleakly funny insight into life on the front line: from the day-to-day struggle of extraordinary circumstances to the white heat of battle and the constant threat of injury or death. Featuring contributions from soldiers of both sides and of differing backgrounds, ranks and roles, many of them previously unpublished, this is the definitive oral history of this unique and terrible conflict.

The Secret History Of The Blitz

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471131033
Size: 18,79 MB
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The Blitz of 1940-41 is one of the most iconic periods in modern British history - and one of the most misunderstood. The 'Blitz Spirit' is often celebrated, whereas others dismiss it as a myth. Joshua Levine's thrilling biography rejects the tired arguments and reveals the human truth: the Blitz was a time of extremes of experience and behaviour. People werepulling together and helping strangers, but they were also breaking rules and exploiting each other. Life during wartime, the author reveals, was complex and messy and real. From the first page readers will discover a different story to the one they thought they knew - from the sacrifices made by ordinary people to a sudden surge in the popularity of nightclubs; from secret criminal trials at the Old Bailey to a Columbine-style murder in an Oxford College. There were new working opportunities for women and clandestine homosexual relationships conducted in the shadows. The Blitz also allowed for a melting pot of cultures: whilst prayers were offered up in a south London mosque, Jamaican sailors crossed the country. Unlikely friendships were fostered and surprising sexualities explored - these years saw a boom in prostitution and even the emergence of a popular weekly magazine for fetishists. On the darker side, racketeers and spivs made money out of the chaos, and looters prowled the night to prey on bomb victims. From the lack of cheese to the increased suicide rate, this astonishing and entertaining book takes the true pulse of a 'blitzed nation'. And it shows how social change during this time led to political change - which in turn has built the Britain we know today.

Early Film Theories In Italy 1896 1922

Author: Francesco Casetti
Editor: Film Theory in Media History
ISBN: 9789089648556
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This collection for the first time brings together scholars to explore the ways that various people and groups in Italian society reacted to the advent of cinema. Looking at the responses of writers, scholars, clergymen, psychologists, philosophers, members of parliament, and more, the pieces collected here from that period show how Italians developed a common language to describe and discuss this invention that quickly exceeded all expectations and transcended existing categories of thought and artistic forms. The result is a close-up picture of a culture in transition, dealing with a "scandalous" new technology that appeared poised to thoroughly change everyday life.

After The Divorce

Author: Grazia Deledda
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN:
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Forgotten Voices Of The Blitz And The Battle For Britain

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409034089
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Drawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling picture of this turbulent time. In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaught. Hitler's troops had overrun Holland, Belgium and France in quick succession, and the British people anticipated an invasion would soon be upon them. From July to October, they watched the Battle of Britain play out in the skies above them, aware that the result would decide their fate. Over the next nine months, the Blitz killed more than 43,000 civilians. For a year, the citizens of Britain were effectively front-line soldiers in a battle which united the country against a hated enemy. We hear from the soldiers, airmen, fire-fighters, air-raid wardens and civilians, people in the air and on the ground, on both sides of the battle, giving us a thrilling account of Britain under siege. With first-hand testimonies from those involved in Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, Black Saturday on 7th September 1940 when the Luftwaffe began the Blitz, to its climax on the 10th May 1941, this is the definitive oral history of a period when Britain came closer to being overwhelmed by the enemy than at any other time in modern history.

Q

Author: Luther Blissett
Editor: William Heinemann
ISBN:
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A bestseller across Europe this international phenomenon is an ambitious, dynamic and intelligent historical novel written by four young Italian men. Set in the time of tremendous religious and political upheaval caused by the Reformation in Europe,Qbegins with Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral -- a historical flash point which would completely disrupt European society. The novel traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. One is an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical Protestant sect. These are the anarchists of the Reformation who revolted against Catholicism and the emerging Reformation church. The other is a Catholic spy and informer. Like the leaders of religious reform, the book’s authors break with tradition -- seeking anonymity behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett. They have successfully created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. A phenomenal bestseller in Italy and Holland –Qis now being translated into eight languages. When it was first published anonymously in Italy, it was widely rumoured to be the work of Umberto Eco.

Dunkirk

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Harper Collins Italia
ISBN: 8858969413
Size: 15,96 MB
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Da questo libro, l'omonimo film vincitore di tre premi Oscar 2018. La speranza è un'arma. Sopravvivere è già una vittoria. Maggio 1940. La travolgente avanzata delle truppe tedesche in Belgio e nel nord della Francia costringe le armate anglo-francesi a ripiegare progressivamente verso le coste della Manica, intrappolando oltre 300.000 soldati nel campo trincerato di Dunkerque. L'unica speranza di salvarli è organizzare una massiccia evacuazione via mare utilizzando tutte le imbarcazioni disponibili, dalle enormi unità militari ai pescherecci alle piccole navi da diporto. Autorizzata da Winston Churchill e organizzata in tempi record dall'Ammiragliato britannico, l'Operazione Dynamo si svolse tra il 27 maggio e il 4 giugno, concludendosi con un successo inaspettato che fu salutato come "il miracolo di Dunkerque". Attraverso i racconti e le testimonianze dei veterani e dei sopravvissuti, Joshua Levine ricostruisce con straordinaria efficacia la storia dei soldati che rimasero per giorni sulla spiaggia, sotto i bombardamenti e il fuoco nemico, senza cibo né munizioni; dei civili che li portarono in salvo su imbarcazioni spesso piccolissime e sovraccariche; degli avieri che rischiarono la vita per far guadagnare del tempo prezioso ai compagni bloccati a terra; di coloro che su quelle spiagge morirono. Comprende un'intervista esclusiva al regista Christopher Nolan.

The Old And The Young

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Editor:
ISBN: 9781781390221
Size: 10,66 MB
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A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.

Poetry And Censorship In Counter Reformation Italy

Author: Jennifer Helm
Editor:
ISBN: 9789004284395
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Jennifer Helm offers insight into motives and strategies of Counter-Reformation censorship of poetry in Italy. Materials of Roman censorial authorities reveal why the control of poetry and of its reception was crucial to Counter-Reformation cultural politics.