Friends Are Good on the Day of Battle

The 51st (Highland) Division During the First World War

Author: Craig French

Publisher: Helion

ISBN: 9781911096542

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Page: 224

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The aim of this book is to evaluate the 51st (Highland) Division over the course of the First World War. Underpinning the study is an analysis of both change and continuity - at home and overseas - and the performance of the division as a fighting unit. The key themes identified for study have been training, esprit de corps, recruitment and reinforcement, and battle performance. Through the investigation of the key themes, other important characteristics have been analyzed, such as command and control, organization, and the level of centralization in both the formation and in the wider army. Key questions in the research apply to both divisional study and to wider academic understanding of the First World War. The book considers a number of themes that have been neglected by historians old and new, and brings into sharp focus some areas of research that may have produced inaccurate assumptions. In addition, a substantial range and quantity of primary sources have been utilized - many unexplored until now. The selection of the 51st (Highland) Division for study was based on a number of criteria: (Highland) Division experiences were both unique and not unique. In some areas, it was a very individual formation, but in other areas (or at particular times of the war), it was not. The following quotations give some indication of the depth and variety of sources, and the distinctive nature of the 51st: From J.F.C. Fuller, Memoirs of an Unconventional Soldier: 'Presently a section of the night seemed to be advancing slowly towards us, an indistinguishable mass in the darkness; they came on at a pace which was just on the active side of standing still. As they passed, we learned that they were a Highland battalion, part of the 51st Division that fought so well and suffered so heavily on the following day. None of them spoke, and their silence, the weight and slowness of their tread, and the solemnity of their passing by, bore such an implication of fate, and were shrouded with so much mystery by the night, that one felt as if one were hailing men no longer of this world'. Major-General D.N. Wimberley: 'These two opposing characters of two different types of Scots, the fire of the Highlander and the dourness of the man from the Plains, were so blended in the old Highland Division that come what might against us the Division was resolute'. From M.M. Haldane, A History of the Fourth Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders: 'Long after the war was over a distinguished Irish General expressed the hope that if ever he had troops under him again they might be Scots. A Scotsman present expressed surprise at his preference for foreigners, to which the General replied that he held that hope because of the high standard of Scottish education, which ensured that the youngest lance-corporal would intelligently carry on his Commander's intentions even after all his officers were killed'. From J.G. Fuller, Troop Morale and Popular Culture in the British and Dominion Armies 1914-1918: 'The 51st perhaps owed its preeminence among Scottish Divisions in part to the fact that it was, until April 1918, the only Scottish Territorial Division on the Western Front: the 52nd (Lowland) was lost in the comparative backwater of the Palestine theater. That left only the 9th and 15th Divisions which, as Kitchener formations, could not of course match the 51st'. Undoubtedly, the 51st (Highland) Division left strong impressions. How accurate were these impressions? Were they a result of something more than just consistent fighting quality? Indeed, was there a consistent fighting quality? This thesis will attempt to provide the answers.

August 1914

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596153954

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 526

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Wildes Wales

Land der Kämpfer und Dichter

Author: George Henry Borrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458348818

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Page: 122

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Hitlers Wehrmacht 1935-1945

Author: Rolf-Dieter Müller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486854704

Category: History

Page: 224

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Die kurze Episode der "Wehrmacht" hat zu einer ungeheuren militärischen Kraftentfaltung des Deutschen Reiches geführt, zu überwältigenden Siegen und katastrophalen Niederlagen, zugleich zur Mitverantwortung für eine verbrecherische Kriegführung, wie sie in der deutschen Geschichte ohne Beispiel ist. Der Band bietet zunächst einen Überblick über die Wehrmacht im Dritten Reich, ihre Führungsprinzipien, Gliederung, Ausrüstung, Ausbildung und Fronterfahrung. Im zweiten Teil wird erkennbar, wie sich die militarisierte "Volksgemeinschaft" der Deutschen im Zweiten Weltkrieg unter dem Druck der totalen Mobilmachung veränderte. Der dritte Teil analysiert die militärische Kriegführung vom "Blitzkrieg" bis zum Untergang von Reich und Wehrmacht. Der Ausblick auf den Umgang mit diesem schwierigen Erbe in der Bundesrepublik zeigt, wie tief der Bruch in der deutschen Militärgeschichte gewesen ist.

Die grossen Drei

Churchill, Roosevelt und Stalin in Frieden und Krieg

Author: Robin Edmonds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442755660

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Page: 558

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Bekenntnisse eines englischen Opiumessers

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743707446

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

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Thomas De Quincey: Bekenntnisse eines englischen Opiumessers Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Erstdruck: 1821 in zwei Teilen im »London Magazine«, 1822 in Buchform. Hier in der Übersetzung von Leopold Heinemann, Berlin, Weltgeist-Bücher Verl.-Ges., 1927. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Sir John Watson-Gordon, Porträt des Thomas De Quincey, undatiert.. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Zeitgenössische Musik in Ozeanien

Author: Herbert Bahl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638692523

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Page: 64

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Diese wissenschafliche Forschungsarbeit untersteht der Musikethnologie und behandelt die Musikvielfalt der traditionellen Musik Ozeaniens am Beispiel von Neukaledonien (Kanak-Kaneka IV). Der zeitliche Rahmen der Arbeit beginnt in den frühen Jahren des 20. Jh. und endet mit ozeanischen Pop Größen der heutigen Zeit. Der geographische Umfang beschränkt sich nicht nur auf Neukaledonien, sondern auch auf Australien und Neuseeland sowie auf umliegende Inselgebiete. Die Arbeit bildet eine wissenschaftliche Basis für Studenten der Musikwissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Musikethnologie, ist jedoch zugleich auch Lektüre für den Musikliebhaber Abseites europäischer Musik. Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Musikwissenschaft, Note: 1, Universität Wien (Musikwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Musik in Ozeanien, 11 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch.