British Military Medals

A Guide for the Collector and Family Historian Second Edition

Author: Peter Duckers

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473829836

Category: History

Page: 190

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This second edition of Peter Ducker's best-selling British Military Medals traces the history of medals and gallantry awards from Elizabethan times to the modern day, and it features an expert account of their design and production. Campaign and gallantry medals are a key to understanding - and exploring - British and imperial military history, and to uncovering the careers and exploits of individual soldiers. ??In a series of succinct and well-organized chapters he explains how medals originated, to whom they were awarded and how the practice of giving medals has developed over the centuries. His work is a guide for collectors and for local and family historians who want to learn how to use medals to discover the history of military units and the experiences of individuals who served in them.

Collecting Military Medals

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Colin Narbeth

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780718890094

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 112

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The background to collecting military medals is inseparable from a study of history. The earliest British medals, as befits a nation for so long reliant upon naval strength for its independence, were issued to the Navy, beginning with the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The first true campaign medals awarded to the Army followed the Battle of Waterloo, although many had been issued privately and unofficially before this. As one would expect for a country like Britain, with an outstanding imperial history dating to modern times, a vast field of military medals covering service in Africa, India, and China awaits the attention of the collector. There are, too, the collections relating to major wars, including the Crimean War, Boer War and the two World Wars. Colin Narbeth describes the medals awarded, and the actions which gave rise to special bars, ribbons and stars. Orders and decorations, including the Victoria Cross and the George Cross, both awarded for extreme valour, are described as are the naming of medals and display. As well as this wealth of background information, the author also details the aims to which a new collector should aspire, and discusses the pitfalls to guard against, including the problem of identification of forgeries. The volume is illustrated with numerous photographs selected by the author.

British Campaign Medals of the First World War

Author: Peter Duckers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747811717

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 56

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Britain has issued medals rewarding war service since at least the early nineteenth century, and increasingly through the period of its imperial expansion prior to 1914, but examples of many of the early types are now scarce. However, few families escaped some involvement with "the Great War†? of 1914 18, and many still treasure the medals awarded to their ancestors for wartime service. Today, with a growing interest in British military history and particularly in family history and genealogy, more and more people want to trace their ancestors' past. This book looks in detail at the origin, types and varieties of the British medals awarded for general war service between 1914 and '18, and gives advice on researching the awards and their recipients.

Moonrise

Author: Sarah Crossan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681193671

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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From Carnegie Award-winning author Sarah Crossan comes a poignant and thought-provoking novel that explores life, death, love and forgiveness. Seventeen-year-old Joe hasn't seen his brother in ten years. Ed didn't walk out on the family, not exactly. It's something more brutal. Ed's locked up -- on death row. Now his execution date has been set, and the clock is ticking. Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with his brother, no matter what other people think ... and no matter whether Ed committed the crime. But did he? And does it matter, in the end? This poignant, timely, heartbreaking novel asks big questions: What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye? Acclaim for Sarah Crossan 2016 Carnegie Award winner, One Shortlisted for the 2016 FCBG Book Award, Apple and Rain Shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Award, Apple and Rain Shortlisted for the 2013 Carnegie Award, The Weight of Water

Uefa European Football Yearbook 2017/18

Author: UEFA,Mike Hammond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780979731

Category:

Page: 768

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The 30th edition of the ultimate reference on European football, The UEFA European Football Yearbook 2017/18 contains everything that a football fan will need to watch their favourite team or country. Gloriously illustrated with dramatic action photos, artworks and maps, this exceptional volume contains a complete statistical review of the previous season's football at club and national levels. There is a selection of essays on the 100 most dominant players in European football in the past year and a detailed breakdown of each club in the top division of every country's main league. As well as a review of the first part of the UEFA qualification competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the appendix provides a calendar of events for the remaining fixtures, play-offs and the dates of matches in the two main club competitions. If you are a fan of top-flight football in Europe, this is the one book you cannot afford to be without.

Disha Children's Yearbook 2018 - General Knowledge Fundamentals and Current Affairs

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9387421007

Category:

Page: 296

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DISHA Children’s Yearbook 2018 is a complete roundup of the basic General Knowledge and Current Affairs. We all live in a world which is continuously affected by Social, Political and Economic changes. The Children’s Yearbook 2018 is an attempt to impart basic Fundamental Knowledge in the various subject areas such that students start understanding these changes and their positive and negative impacts on the society. The various subject areas covered are Polity (Civics), Geography, Economy, History etc. covering aspects like Indian History, Freedom Struggle, Constitution, Indian States & their Salient features, Our Government, various landmark events, Popular people, events, issues and ideas, etc. The book further covers Current Affairs 2017 related to events in areas like Politics, Economy, Science & Technology, Defence, Environment & Bio-diversity, Sports, Art & Culture etc. The book serves as a one-stop source of information concerning Events, Issues, Ideas and People that made headlines across India as well as the world in the current year. Students looking for the right kind of information will surely find this book as their ideal reference guide as it provides all the information in just a single book. Yes, it's a must-have for any student who wants to gain more knowledge than his/ her peers. With distinctive illustrations and graphics to help boost the general knowledge, the book is a fact-finder, an almanac.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935047

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. Foreword to the 2018 edition by David Lodge New articles in the 2018 edition on: - Writing popular history by Tom Holland - Editing and writing by Diana Athill - Ghostwriting by Gillian Stern - Writing Thrillers by Kimberley Chambers - The health and wellness market by Anita Bean - Self-publishing online by Harry Bingham - How to choose your agent by Jo Unwin - First Chapters by Emma Flint - Pitching your ideas by Mike Unwin - How to make a living by Alison Branagan All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling

Gold Medal Murder

Author: Franklin W. Dixon,Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442403277

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1981

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When a world-famous Olympic swimmer is sabotaged during the Summer Games, Nancy Drew, her friends, and the Hardy brothers have their work cut out for them after they decide to investigate the scandal. Can they find out who wants the swimming superstar to sink, or are they in water over their heads?

The Commonwealth Games

Extraordinary Stories behind the Medals

Author: Brian Oliver

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472908430

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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How well do you know the Friendly Games? Sports journalist Brian Oliver brings the Commonwealth Games to life with riveting stories of the athletes who have competed over the years. He delves into the best tales of the past and interviews the key protagonists to unveil the highs and lows of this idiosyncratic sporting competition. There is the classic contest between Roger Bannister and John Landy just months after both had at last broken the four-minute mile, and the lesser-known struggles of one of Australia's greatest swimmers, Dawn Fraser, against the petty-minded and all-male 'silver spoon mob' who ran amateur sport. Read the sad tale of Emmanuel Ifeajuna, the first ever black African to win a gold medal, in any sport in any international event. He won high jump gold in 1954 and became a national hero in Nigeria, but after staging a coup was arrested for treachery and shot by firing squad. Find out why the 1974 Games in Christchurch, New Zealand were known as the 'Emigration Games', and the story behind the bitter 1980s swimming pool rivalry between England's Adrian Moorhouse and Victor Davis of Canada. There are many more, from that of 4-foot 10-inch weightlifter Precious McKenzie – who rose through brutal abuse and discrimination to record-breaking success and a dance with the Princess Royal – to the penniless and boycotted 1986 Games in Edinburgh that were 'saved' by Robert Maxwell and a bucket of fried chicken. The Commonwealth Games is a fascinating insight into human tales of endeavour, success and failure.

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429915649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

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Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

The Coin Yearbook

Author: John W. Mussell

Publisher: Token Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781908828026

Category: Coins, British

Page: 352

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'The Coin Yearbook 2013' provides up-to-date values for coins of England, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. It also includes hints and tips for collectors and a directory of dealers and auctioneers.

(Free Sample) THE MEGA YEARBOOK 2018

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 150

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The world is changing fast. It is imperative for aspirants of every competitive exam to keep themselves updated with the latest happenings and the causes and effects pertaining to these happenings. The aspirants must be aware of the fundamental structure/ tenets of our country that define the social, political and economic past, present and the future. Only these fundamentals build a foundation for larger self-improvement goals and the understanding of the global world. Disha's Mega Yearbook 2018, a thoroughly revised, reorganised, updated and ENLARGED 3rd edition, presents a comprehensive study of all the sections that are covered under the subject of General Knowledge. The Mega Yearbook 2018, the most authoritative and high-quality reference material book on all subjects – Current Affairs and General Knowledge – has specially been designed to cater to aspirants of various competitive exams like Civil services, Banks, Railways, UPSC and PSC exams and Quiz Competitions across the country. Given the latest exams structure, the book has been designed in a way that it will help aspirants get an insight into the recent developments and the types of questions asked therein. The Mega Yearbook 2018 has been divided into 2 inclusive parts: Part A - Current Affairs; Part B - General Knowledge. Current Affairs consists of: • Articles on issues India and the world grappling with, • India/ World Timeline, • People, Events, Ideas and Issues that left their mark in 2017, • India/ World at a Glance: Social-Economic-Political (Infographics), • Special coverage on Indian Economy, Union Budget 2017–18, Economic Survey, GST and Effects of Demonetization, • Global Economic Outlook, Bills & Acts, Policies & Schemes, • SWOT ANALYSIS -Indian Economic, Political & Social Climate, • India/ World’s Who's Who, Emerging Trends, Books & Authors, Causes & Effects, Game Changers, Quote & Unquote, Mysteries solved/ unsolved, Popular Terms, Important Appointments, Awards & Honours, Obituaries, Top 20, Coming up 2018 and many more. General Knowledge covers: • India/ World Panorama • Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Business, General Science, Technology, Ecology and Environment • People forever • Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Communication, News & Media, Education & Career, IT & Computers • English Language, etc. The Mega Yearbook 2018 procures key information from the most credible sources from India as well as from abroad in a concise and easy-to-understand manner to help cover maximum material within a limited space. The book is a Ready Reckoner which will prove to be the cutting edge for the aspirants in cracking a competitive exam. The material has been given in bulleted points wherever necessary to make the content easy to grasp. The book has ample tabular charts, mind maps, graphic illustrations which further makes the learning process flexible and interesting. Hope the book will prove to be a milestone for the aspirants and they will be able to make it to the next exam they are aspiring for. The book also provides 52 WEEKLY Current Affairs Update ebook and eTests, which will keep you updated for the whole of 2018.

Bless Us All

A Child's Yearbook of Blessings

Author: Cynthia Rylant

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780689846373

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A collection of twelve bedtime blessings, one for each month of the year.

INDIA 2017 YEARBOOK

Author: Mr. Rajiv Mehrishi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 938706770X

Category:

Page: 616

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India 2017 Yearbook falls under the yearbook/reference segment and is an absolute must for all students preparing for the UPSC / State Civil Service or other competitive examinations in India. The yearbook is an authoritative compilation by Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, the incumbent Union Home Secretary, on various issues that are regularly queried in various competitive examinations, including political and economic policy, public schemes, international relations, current affairs and important data related to demographics, trade, economy and others. The Ebook of India 2017 Yearbook is designed to be a useful resource for the UPSC and State PSC aspirants. Made into a multicolor reflowable Epub version of the print book, this ebook can be accessed anywhere anytime in the student’s mobile phone, tab or other portable devices whether Android or Windows. Its easily navigable TOC and reference footnotes make it handy and more efficient for readers. This ebook is the perfect solution available to you 24*7 in your pockets.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2019

Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio

Author: Lloyd Trott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350067962

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

View: 1573

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This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles and commentaries, Actors and Performers Yearbook 2019 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.