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The publication follows in pictures, captions and textual content the German Armys presence in Flanders from its arrival in September 1914 until eventually the summer season of 1916.It appears to be like on the Kaisers Armys battles with the French, Belgians and British, concentrating totally on the latter and the battles for Ypres (1st Ypres - 1914 and second Ypres - 1915 and the gasoline attacks). The ebook is prepared in 4 sections exact textual content round 50.000 images (that are interspersed into the textual content with captions) a chronological order of occasions in Flanders and a bit at the German divisions that fought there. the place proper fabric from the German domestic entrance is included.Each section and element of the interval is defined from the German perspective utilizing fundamental and secondary assets from either Germany and Britain.

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So as Lanz put it: ‘… hunting these nimble divers that swim 100 yards or more under water to escape was a most interesting recreation from all the writing and administrative work in the office’. Working together Major Dr Albrecht Lanz closes his reminisences in a most conciliatory way: ‘Thus everything fell quickly into its place, both Army and Administration took pains to work together and meet each other half way. The mass of the population gratefully recognised the correctness, generosity and obligingness of the occupying troops.

The only answer was to fly more reconnaissance missions, but this time to make them more aggressive. Events came to a head on Friday, 28 June 1940, when six Heinkel He 111 medium bombers appeared over the islands, having taken off from an airstrip near Cherbourg, earlier that afternoon. Not only did they fly low over St Helier and St Peter Port, but they dropped some 180 bombs on the islands and machine-gunned both ports, killing a total of 44 civilians and wounding many more. One of those at the receiving end was Mr E J de Ste Croix, who had lived in Jersey since the age of five and had worked as an electrician with the Jersey Electric Company since leaving school.

IWM - HU 24887 Demilitarisation. Then, as if to show that the left hand really didn't know what the right hand was doing, the War Office announced that they would be sending Light Ack Ack guns (40mm Bofors) to defend both Jersey and Guernsey airfields, and that part of an RE construction company would soon be sent to Guernsey to prepare gun positions! Next, the Admiralty, now faced with the desperate needs of evacuating soldiers from France, warned that they might require to use the islands as a staging post for troops escaping from St Malo.

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