War and Literature (Essays and Studies 2014)

Struggle used to be the 1st topic of literature; every now and then, conflict has been its purely topic. during this quantity, the individuals think about the uneasy but symbiotic kinfolk of conflict and writing, from medieval to trendy literature. conflict writing emerges in a number of types, celebratory and significant, awed and disgusted; the rhetoric of inexpressibility fights its personal conflict with the pressing necessity of illustration, checklist and popularity. this can be proven to be actual even to the current day: even if mimetic or metaphorical, literature that matters itself brazenly or covertly with the true pressures of battle keeps to talk to problems with urgent value, and to supply a few clues to the complicated entwinement of struggle with modern existence. specific issues addressed contain writings of and concerning the Crusades and battles throughout the Hundred Years conflict; Shakespeare's "Casus Belly"; Auden's "Journal of an Airman"; and warfare and Peace. Ian Patterson is a poet, critic and translator. He teaches English at Queens' collage, Cambridge. Laura Ashe is affiliate Professor of English and an educational Fellow of Worcester collage, Oxford. participants: Joanna Bellis, Catherine A.M. Clarke, Mary A. Favret, Rachel Galvin, James Purdon, Mark Rawlinson, Susanna A. Throop, Katie L. Walter, Carol Watts, Tom F. Wright, Andrew Zurcher.

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Stratagem: Deception and Surprise in War (Artech House Information Warfare Library)

By Barton Whaley

Out-of-print and out of the arms of army execs for years, Artech residence solutions the call for, making the sought-after, vintage paintings, "Stratagem: Deception and shock in War", to be had once more. This undying and largely mentioned quantity bargains pros a version and template for learning and studying deception operations. Readers get an ancient research of deception and shock, over a hundred real-world case stories, and a suite of equipment that underlie and pervade the total e-book. This distinct source takes a wide and deep examine shock operations, providing fascinating questions and hypotheses concerning the attainable factors of shock, together with deception. completely referenced and supported with transparent facts tables, the case experiences be aware of pursuits, making plans, expectancies, protection, leaks, warnings, intelligence tests, and outcome. The ebook concludes with analytical lists of battles from 1914 to 1968, systematically specified by columns for cross-tabulation.

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Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves (Oxford Oral History Series)

By Peipei Qiu

Through the Asia-Pacific battle, the japanese army compelled millions of girls throughout Asia into "comfort stations" the place they have been again and again raped and tortured. jap imperial forces claimed they recruited girls to affix those stations as a way to hinder the mass rape of neighborhood girls and the unfold of venereal sickness between squaddies. in fact, those girls have been abducted and coerced into sexual slavery. convenience stations institutionalized rape, and those "comfort girls" have been subjected to atrocities that experience only in the near past develop into the topic of foreign debate.

Chinese convenience girls: stories from Imperial Japan's intercourse Slaves positive aspects the non-public narratives of twelve girls compelled into sexual slavery whilst the japanese army occupied their hometowns. starting with their prewar lives and carrying on with via their enslavement to their postwar struggles for justice, those interviews exhibit that the lengthy affliction of the relaxation station survivors was once now not contained to wartime atrocities yet used to be really a lifelong situation caused by a variety of social, political, and cultural components. additionally, their tales deliver to mild numerous formerly hidden facets of the relief girls method: the ransoms the career military compelled the sufferers' households to pay, some of the kinds of improvised convenience stations manage via small army devices through the conflict zones and occupied areas, and the sheer scope of the army sexual slavery-much better than formerly assumed. the private narratives of those survivors mixed with the tales of witnesses, investigative studies, and native histories additionally demonstrate a correlation among the proliferation of the relief stations and the development of Japan's army offensive.

The first English-language account of its sort, Chinese convenience Women exposes the entire volume of the injustices suffered via and the stipulations that prompted them.

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3 Commando Brigade

By Ewen Southby-Tailyour

'The three Commando Brigade's six month deployment in Helmand Province used to be among the best items of soldiering i've got come across' normal Sir Richard Dannett, leader of basic Staff

In October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month travel of responsibility in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan - the hardest and most well-liked conflict quarter in the world. After the tactical retreat in their predecessors, the Paras, the Marines knew they'd need to take a unique method of have any likelihood of luck. so that they took the warfare to the enemy. Roving and competitive, the Commandos compelled the rebel Taliban directly to the again foot. therefore, they have been excited about day-by-day fireplace fights of an depth now not encountered through British troops considering North Korea.

3 Commando Brigade is an exhilarating first-hand account of that dogged, heroic pursuit of the Taliban via the standard Marines, sailors and infantrymen in charge. it's a tale of valour, fortitude, excellent actual and psychological health, and unrivalled professionalism below the main trying out of situations. The account explodes from the 1st web page with Operation Glacier, a photo, no-holds-barred account of a Commando assault on a key Taliban base south of Garmsir - a conflict that ends with the dramatic restoration of a Corporal's physique from along the castle through Apache helicopters. From this commencing salvo the motion by no means shall we up, delivering a startlingly sincere account of the battle in Afghanistan as instructed by way of the junior officials, corporals and marines at the floor.

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The Face of War

By Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998) used to be a warfare correspondent for almost fifty years. From the Spanish Civil warfare in 1937 in the course of the wars in significant the USA within the mid-eighties, her candid studies mirrored her emotions for individuals it doesn't matter what their political ideologies, and the openness and vulnerability of her sense of right and wrong. "I wrote very speedy, as I had to," she says, "afraid that i'd omit the precise sound, scent, phrases, gestures, that have been specific to this second and this place." no matter if in Java, Finland, the center East, or Vietnam, she used an identical full of life method. amassed the following jointly for the 1st time, The Face of battle is what the hot York occasions referred to as "a excellent anti-war book."

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Kalka River 1223: Genghiz Khan's Mongols invade Russia (Campaign)

By David Nicolle

Osprey's research of the Mongols' invasion of Russia. In 1221, Genghiz, nice Khan of the Mongols, ordered an armed reconnaissance day trip into Russia commanded by means of Sübodei Bahadur and Jebei Noyon 'The Arrow'. the results for the historical past of Europe have been incalculable. The decisive Mongol victory at Kalka River, unfolded giant areas of Russia and jap Europe to Mongol conquest. Genghiz ordered his triumphant military to come back eastwards, delaying the ultimate cataclysm by means of many years. Genghiz died in 1227, yet inside of 10 years his son Ögedei ordered a go back to Russia to accomplish the conquest. This name info the occasions of the dramatic Kalka River crusade.

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Women in the Civil War: Extraordinary Stories of Soldiers, Spies, Nurses, Doctors, Crusaders, and Others [LARGE PRINT]

By Larry G. Eggleston

Whilst the Civil battle erupted, ladies replied the decision for aid. They left their conventional roles and served in lots of capacities, a few even disguising themselves as males to enlist within the military. Estimates of those girls variety from four hundred to seven hundred, with documents indicating that a few 60 ladies squaddies have been killed or wounded. Featured during this paintings are the greater than sixty girls who fought or another way served the Union or Confederacy. between them are Sarah Thompson, the Union undercover agent and nurse who introduced down the well-known raider John Hunt Morgan; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Union undercover agent instrumental within the Civil War's greatest legal holiday; Sarah Malinda Blalock, who fought for the Confederacy as a soldier after which for the Union as a guerrilla raider; and Dr. Mary Walker, a Union health care provider and the one girl to obtain the Congressional Medal of Honor for Civil warfare provider. This access refers back to the huge PRINT version.

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50 Battles That Changed the World

By William Weir

Instead of celebrating struggle, 50 Battles that modified the area appears on the clashes the writer believes have had the main profound influence on global historical past. indexed so as in their relevance to the trendy international, they vary from the traditional prior to the current day and span the globe time and again over. This ebook isn't really quite a bit approximately army approach because the implications of the battles that have been very important in shaping civilization as we all know it. many of the battles during this e-book are generic to us all-Bunker Hill, which avoided the yank Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which saved the world's first democracy alive. Others should be much less familiar-the naval conflict at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which resulted in the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the invention of the USA, and Yarmuk, which made attainable the unfold of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines.

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Act of War: A Novel

By Dale Brown

From the corridors of energy in
Washington to the frontlines of the war
on terror, Dale Brown takes you to the
heart of the motion and introduces his
most exhilarating personality to date

In Act of War, Dale Brown is going past whatever he is performed ahead of, taking readers deep into the hot global of intelligence-focused war, and introducing a state-of-the-art new hero: thirty-two-year-old military significant Jason Richter, fashion designer of a complete array of futuristic infantry guns and units created to seek down a brand new breed of enemy with unequalled pace and lethality. With all of the exciting conflict scenes and specialist army maneuvers that experience turn into the hallmark of this New York Times bestselling writer, this can be an extreme, action-packed spectacle that mixes geopolitics, terrorism, and warfare.

Near Houston, Texas, an oil refinery belonging to at least one of the world's biggest multinational strength businesses is destroyed via a "backpack" nuclear machine. this can be only one of many assaults being perpetrated opposed to the corporate around the globe via a gaggle whose challenge is to prevent international businesses and govt organisations from plundering the world's common assets within the identify of profit.

Before this workforce moves back, Jason Richter is termed in along with his top-secret high-tech army unit, code-named activity strength TALON, a distinct joint army and FBI unit arrange by way of the nationwide protection consultant to trace down and defeat terrorists all over the world. Richter believes there's just one method during which to snare his rivals -- locate, pursue, have interaction, and kill. And the single solution to do that is to play them at their very own video game: Be unconventional and rapid, hit-and-run and brutal sufficient to strike worry into the guts of the main devoted terrorist. Richter should also prepared the ground via a sequence of unforeseen turns that finally uncovers a mole excessive up in the govt who's in pursuit of his personal own revenge.

If Richter fails, it will not be simply the lives of his crew which are misplaced, yet the US itself.

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Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid

By Samantha Nutt

Samantha Nutt is among the so much intrepid voices within the humanitarian area and Damned Nations is a e-book of unusual strength. Weaving gripping own studies with uncompromising and impassioned argument, Nutt dissects struggle and relief, the place humanitarian efforts get it wrong, and what can and will be performed to lead to a extra simply international. Drawing from approximately twenty years of studies on the frontline of clash, Nutt demanding situations some of the assumptions and orthodoxies surrounding the help undefined. A e-book that's instantly relocating, enticing, and insightful, Damned Nations has been acclaimed by means of readers and critics throughout North America.

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