War Hammers

Author: Brian Belton
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780750956017
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War Hammers. This book tells the fascinating story of West Ham United Football Club during the First World War, charting the relationship between war and football by following the pursuits of West Ham from 1913/14 to 1918/19. In many ways, it was their success in wartime competitions that led to them being accepted into the Football League in 1919, paving the way for subsequent FA Cup and League success. As well as a football story, this book is about the impact of the war on Britain. It documents the social implications of war on Londoners and the social and political influence of football, the armed forces and civilians alike. Looking closely at the 13th Service Battalion, also known as the ‘West Ham Pals’, the book includes such players as George Kay, Ted Hufton, and their manager and coach, Syd King and Charlie Paynter respectively.

Weapons Of War

Author: Rupert Matthews
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781847327109
Size: 50.74 MB
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Weapons Of War. Describes the development of weapons from prehistoric clubs to the first firearms, including spears, javelins, swords, maces, axes, polearms, bows, and siege engines; explains how they worked; and details their effects in battle and on history.


Author: Icon Group International
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780546631333
Size: 12.20 MB
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War Hammers Ii

Author: Brian Belton
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 075096572X
Size: 10.64 MB
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War Hammers Ii. Building on the success of War Hammers, this book chronicles how the wartime conditions obliged the club to develop the outlook and approach that would give rise to its most successful period (from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s) and how the culture of the current incarnation of West Ham's style and support were established in the dark days of the 1940s. A detailed account of the Hammers' 1940 War Cup victory is included, as well as biographies of most of the players who played for the club between 1939 and 1945. Seminal matches are analyzed together with the power, politics, and intrigue of wartime soccer.

European Weapons And Armour

Author: Ewart Oakeshott
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 184383720X
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European Weapons And Armour. The story of arms in Western Europe from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.

Helfort S War Book 2 The Battle Of The Hammer Worlds

Author: Graham Sharp Paul
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345509528
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Helfort S War Book 2 The Battle Of The Hammer Worlds. He thought Hell was the worst they could throw at him. He was wrong. Back from tangling with the Hammer of Kraa, the most brutal, trigger-happy tyrants in humanspace, Junior Lieutenant Michael Helfort is assigned to the Federated Worlds heavy cruiser Ishaq, which is struggling to rise to the threat posed by a newly resurgent Hammer. Aboard the floundering ship, Helfort is coming to grips with a painful injury and the unpleasant truth that nobody likes a young hero–least of all senior officers. Without warning, the Ishaq and twenty-seven Fed merchant ships are blown apart in a horrific ambush, the first step in the Hammer’s master strategy to destroy the hated Federated Worlds. Michael and a pitiful remnant of the Ishaq’s crew escape the inferno. The Feds have no idea who’s behind the heinous attack, and the Hammer are determined to keep it that way, consigning the Ishaq’s survivors to a prison camp deep in the wilderness of the Hammer’s home planet. No one’s getting out alive to derail the Hammer’s lethal master plan–especially not the FedWorlds hero who so humiliated them on the battlefield. It’s payback time, and the Hammers intend to throw their entire space fleet into destroying Michael Helfort and the Federated Worlds. Too bad it won’t be enough. From the Paperback edition.

Khaos Chronicles

Author: Rex Crownen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595464920
Size: 12.99 MB
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Khaos Chronicles. Step into the boots of beings with phenomenal powers raging at their fingertips. Discover the conflicting struggle of a creature that can turn a glorious city to salt and ash, or have the strongest person weeping like a baby with a single thought For over three hundred years, the elves of Aiol have lived in an era of peace, awaiting the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. A cynical game among gods, both evil and good, plays out on Khaos, a planet hidden beneath cosmic dust and billions of stars. Khaos' High God, Pholkachious, creates Tavestyde, the first of those he makes in his own image, and grants him control over Khaos. Pholkachious' brother, who has many names in different realms, comes to Khaos as Abbadon and brings his first child, created to destroy. Centuries after King Tavestyde's rule, his great grandson now reigns on the eternal throne as monarch. In a land where there are the faithless and the faithful, the two legions are unaware that their fates have been preordained eons ago by higher, all-powerful beings. Now the realm of the deities and the world of mere mortals collide in an epic battle for cosmic survival.