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The School Of War

Author : Alexandre Najjar
ISBN : 9781846591921
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alexandre Najjar was eight when Lebanon erupted into a bloody and brutal conflict; he was twenty-three when the guns at last fell silent. After seven years of voluntary exile spent trying to escape the nightmare of civil war, he is now back amongst his family and friends, and the past is quickly catching up with him. As he reacquaints himself with his bullet-riddled city, Alexandre is haunted by vivid memories which he sets down with extraordinary candour and good humour. Sometimes nostalgic, often brutal and shocking, The School of War offers unforgettable insight into a child's experiences during times of conflict. 'A marvellously affecting memoir of the war in Lebanon: perfectly pitched and intensely evocative, and all the more powerful from being seen through the eyes of a child.' William Boyd Delicate and unforgettable' Elle Magazine One of the most talented writers of his generation' Le Monde

From School To War

Author : Wolf Dettbarn
ISBN : 9781612482019
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a child in 1930s Germany, Wolf Dettbarn was playful and curious, plopping old ladies’ hats into a bathtub to see if they would float and watching tadpoles hatch on the banks of the Werra River. At odds with his military family, Wolf dreamed of becoming a doctor, but the rising power of the Nazi Party changed the course of his adolescent life. At thirteen he was sent to the Adolf Hitler Schule in Bavaria and at seventeen he was conscripted into active duty, and all the while he struggled to hide his dislike for the school and the military, and his growing disillusion with the Nazi regime. When the war finally ended, Wolf set aside his military past and worked to rebuild his life and realize his childhood dreams. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} Wolf, a natural storyteller, describes his transition from schoolboy to soldier to doctor with unaffected candor and insight, painting a picture of the fear, propaganda, and silence that surrounded him as Germany fell to pieces. Wolf’s reflection on his young adulthood is a story of devastation and resilience, proof that humanity can grow in the worst of conditions. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

The Secret School Of War

Author : Ian Ona Johnson
ISBN : OCLC:820362166
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Abstract: This paper explores the period of military cooperation between the Weimar Period German Army (the Reichswehr), and the Soviet Union. Between 1922 and 1933, four facilities were built in Russia by the two governments, where a variety of training and technological exercises were conducted. These facilities were particularly focused on advances in chemical and biological weapons, airplanes and tanks.

Public Schools And The Great War

Author : Anthony Seldon
ISBN : 9781473831698
Genre : History
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In this pioneering and original book, Anthony Seldon and David Walsh study the impact that the public schools had on the conduct of the Great War, and vice versa. Drawing on fresh evidence from 200 leading public schools and other archives, they challenge the conventional wisdom that it was the public school ethos that caused needless suffering on the Western Front and elsewhere. They distinguish between the younger front-line officers with recent school experience and the older 'top brass' whose mental outlook was shaped more by military background than by memories of school.??The Authors argue that, in general, the young officers' public school education imbued them with idealism, stoicism and a sense of service. While this helped them care selflessly for the men under their command in conditions of extreme danger, it resulted in their death rate being nearly twice the national average.??This poignant and thought-provoking work covers not just those who made the final sacrifice, but also those who returned, and?whose lives were shattered as a result of their physical and psychological wounds. It contains a wealth of unpublished detail about public school life before and during the War, and how these establishments and the country at large coped with the devastating loss of so many of the brightest and best. Seldon and Walsh conclude that, 100 years on, public school values and character training, far from being concepts to be mocked, remain relevant and that the present generation would benefit from studying them and the example of their predecessors.??Those who read Public Schools and the Great War will have their prevailing assumptions about the role and image of public schools, as popularised in Blackadder, challenged and perhaps changed.

The School For Honor Or The Chance Of War

Author : Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
ISBN : OXFORD:N11990584
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The Baby Sitters Club 84 Dawn And The School Spirit War

Author : Ann M. Martin
ISBN : 9780545791540
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Pep rally, a big game...some of the kids are getting too involved in School Spirit Month. They make fun of the people who don't participate.

From School To Battle Field A Story Of The War Days

Author : Charles King
ISBN : 9781465505262
Genre : United States
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Going To School During The Civil War

Author : Kerry A. Graves
ISBN : 0736808019
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the school life of Northern children at the time of the Civil War, including lessons, books, teachers, examinations, and special days. Includes activities and sidebars.

Education And The Second World War

Author : Roy Lowe
ISBN : 9781136590153
Genre : Education
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This was the first book which globally surveyed the impact of the Second World War on schooling. It offers fascinating comparisons of the impact of total war, both in terms of physical disruption and its effects on the ideology of schooling. By analysing the effects on the education systems of each of the participant nations the contributors throw new light on the responses made in different parts of the globe to the challenge of world-wide conflict.

British Public Schools War Memorials

Author : C. F. Kernot
ISBN : 9781781504871
Genre : History
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There were many memorial books published after the Great War, most dedicated to specific colleges, professions or vocations. A number of them are works of art as well as being most informative and they often contain biographical information not readily found elsewhere. Some include all who served and not just those who perished. In most instances a quality photograph of each casualty is included. Almost all these volumes are long out of print and Naval & Military Press plan to republish selected tomes over the next few years. This volume is rather different to the majority in that it covers more than one war memorial. It is a lavishly illustrated book covering the majority of British Public Schools whose pupils made the supreme sacrifice. In this instance it is the memorials, that are in many guises, from plaques to plinths and crosses to chapels, rather than the fallen, which are featured.

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