War Hammers

Author: Brian Belton
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750958669
Size: 18.99 MB
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War Hammers. This book tells the fascinating story of West Ham United Football Club during World War I. It charts the relationship between war and soccer 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 soccer story, this book is about the impact of the war on Britain, and Londoners in particular. It documents the social implications of war on Londoners and the social and political influence of soccer, the armed forces and civilians alike. Looking closely at the 13th Service Battalion, also known as the "West Ham Pals," the book includes a look at players such as George Kay, Ted Hufton, and their manager and coach, Syd King and Charlie Paynter.

Weapons Of War

Author: Rupert Matthews
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781847327109
Size: 76.38 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

War Hammers Ii

Author: Brian Belton
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 075096572X
Size: 69.50 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
Size: 29.95 MB
Format: PDF
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European Weapons And Armour. The story of arms in Western Europe from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.


Author: General Books LLC
ISBN: 9781156489819
Size: 67.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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