The Lessons of War
The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World War
By (author) William Van der Kloot
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Lessons of War by William Van der Kloot
Book DescriptionWilliam Van der Kloot examines the experiences of seven future national leaders during the First World War. Adolf Hitler served on the Western Front for four years; Charles de Gaulle was bayonetted and captured at Verdun; Benito Mussolini was so badly wounded that he was discharged as a hero; Gustav Mannerheim was a cavalry commander who fought on the Eastern Front; Mustafa Kemal Ataturk commanded a division at the Battle of Gallipoli; Harold Macmillan was wounded at Loos and again at the Somme; and Herbert Hoover, although a civilian, organized humanitarian relief in German-occupied Europe, especially Belgium. Combining information gleaned from memoirs, diaries, biographies and regimental histories, this book illustrates how these experiences formed them into the men remembered by history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845886349
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Nonsuch Publishing
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Lawrence Bragg pinpointed the position of enemy artillery pieces with sound ranging, which enabled British tanks to break through in late 1917 and 1918. His father worked with the French to develop high frequency echolocation; if the war had gone on longer sonar would have curbed the U-boats.
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Author Biography - William Van der Kloot
William Van der Kloot is a retired American biology professor now living in south England. He studied at Harvard and Cambridge universities and taught at Harvard, Cornell, NYU and Stony Brook, where he is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus. As well as numerous scientific works, he has previously written articles on the energy balance of the German people during the blockade of 1914 1919, weapons of mass destruction and the academic-industrial-military complex and the development of sound-ranging during World War I.
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