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Doyle, Arthur Conan. English novelist, eldest son of the artist Charles Doyle, was born on the 22nd of May 1859. He was sent to Stonyhurst College, and further pursued his education in Germany, and at Edinburgh University where he graduated M.B. in 1881 and M.D. in 1885. He had begun to practise as a doctor in Southsea when he published A Study in Scarlet in 1887. Micah Clarke (1888), a tale of Monmouth’s rebellion, The Sign of Four (1889), and The White Company (1891), a romance of Du Guesclin’s time, followed. In Rodney Stone (1896) he drew an admirable sketch of the prince regent; and he collected a popular series of stories of the Napoleonic wars in The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896). In 1891 he attained immense popularity by The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which first appeared in The Strand Magazine. These ingenious stories of the success of the imperturbable Sherlock Holmes, who had made his first appearance in A Study in Scarlet (1887), in detecting crime and disentangling mystery, found a host of imitators. The novelist himself returned to his hero in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), and The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905). His later books include numerous novels; plays, The Story of Waterloo (1894), in which Sir Henry Irving played the leading part, The Fires of Fate (1909), and The House of Temperley (1909); and two books in defence of the British army in South Africa—The Great Boer War (1900) and The War in South Africa; its Causes and Conduct (1902). Dr Conan Doyle served as registrar of the Langman Field Hospital in South Africa, and was knighted in 1902.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 6

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 6 – Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work has doubtless its place among the books dealing with The Great War, being built up from narratives, letters, diaries, and personal interviews, often with the help of the principal actors in the events narrated. It is dedicated to the general reader, who wishes a coherent account of the Great War, an account which shall not make large demands on his previous knowledge and which is written in easy, readable style. The emphasis is definitely and intentionally on English action and English achievement. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has the true heart of the military historian.

This is volume six out of six, covering the events from the Battle of Amiens in 1918 to the end of the war.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 6

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 6

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The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 6.

ISBN: 9783849688776

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Some basics on World War I (from Wikipedia):

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents‘ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved and to WWII twenty-one years later. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 5

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 5 – Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work has doubtless its place among the books dealing with The Great War, being built up from narratives, letters, diaries, and personal interviews, often with the help of the principal actors in the events narrated. It is dedicated to the general reader, who wishes a coherent account of the Great War, an account which shall not make large demands on his previous knowledge and which is written in easy, readable style. The emphasis is definitely and intentionally on English action and English achievement. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has the true heart of the military historian.

This is volume five out of six, covering the events of the first half of the year 1918, including the Second Battle of the Somme.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 5

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 5

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The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 5.

ISBN: 9783849688769

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Some basics on World War I (from Wikipedia):

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents‘ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved and to WWII twenty-one years later. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 4

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 4 – Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work has doubtless its place among the books dealing with The Great War, being built up from narratives, letters, diaries, and personal interviews, often with the help of the principal actors in the events narrated. It is dedicated to the general reader, who wishes a coherent account of the Great War, an account which shall not make large demands on his previous knowledge and which is written in easy, readable style. The emphasis is definitely and intentionally on English action and English achievement. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has the true heart of the military historian.

This is volume four out of six, covering the events of the year 1917 from the Battle of Arras to the one of Cambrai.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 4

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 4

Format: Paperback.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 4.

ISBN: 9783849688752

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Some basics on World War I (from Wikipedia):

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents‘ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved and to WWII twenty-one years later. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 3

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 3 – Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work has doubtless its place among the books dealing with The Great War, being built up from narratives, letters, diaries, and personal interviews, often with the help of the principal actors in the events narrated. It is dedicated to the general reader, who wishes a coherent account of the Great War, an account which shall not make large demands on his previous knowledge and which is written in easy, readable style. The emphasis is definitely and intentionally on English action and English achievement. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has the true heart of the military historian.

This is volume three out of six, covering the events of the year 1917 with a focus on the Battle of the Somme..

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 3

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 3

Format: Paperback.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 3.

ISBN: 9783849688745

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Some basics on World War I (from Wikipedia):

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents‘ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved and to WWII twenty-one years later. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 2

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 2 – Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work has doubtless its place among the books dealing with The Great War, being built up from narratives, letters, diaries, and personal interviews, often with the help of the principal actors in the events narrated. It is dedicated to the general reader, who wishes a coherent account of the Great War, an account which shall not make large demands on his previous knowledge and which is written in easy, readable style. The emphasis is definitely and intentionally on English action and English achievement. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has the true heart of the military historian.

This is volume two out of six, covering the events of the year 1915.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 2

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 2

Format: Paperback.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 2.

ISBN: 9783849688738

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Some basics on World War I (from Wikipedia):

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents‘ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved and to WWII twenty-one years later. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 1

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 1 – Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work has doubtless its place among the books dealing with The Great War, being built up from narratives, letters, diaries, and personal interviews, often with the help of the principal actors in the events narrated. It is dedicated to the general reader, who wishes a coherent account of the Great War, an account which shall not make large demands on his previous knowledge and which is written in easy, readable style. The emphasis is definitely and intentionally on English action and English achievement. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has the true heart of the military historian.

This is volume one out of six, covering the outbreak of the war up to the winter of 1914.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 1

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 1

Format: Paperback.

The British Campaign in France and Flanders Volume 1.

ISBN: 9783849688721

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Some basics on World War I (from Wikipedia):

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents‘ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved and to WWII twenty-one years later. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The German War

The German War – Arthur Conan Doyle

This book contains nine essays upon different phases of the world-drama which has made Conan Doyle’s lifetime memorable. He himself thought them unworthy of republication, were it not that at such a time every smallest thing which may help to clear up a doubt, to elucidate the justice of the British cause, or to accentuate the desperate need of national effort, should be thrown into the scale. Included are:

I. The Causes of the War
II. The World-War Conspiracy
III. The Devil’s Doctrine
IV. The Great German Plot
V. The „Contemptible Little Army“
VI. A Policy of Murder
VII. Madness
VIII. Great Britain and the Next War
IX. Afterthoughts

The German War

The German War

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The German War.

ISBN: 9783849688714

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Short biography of the author (from Wikipedia):

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Great Boer War

The Great Boer War – Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle states the case against himself with entire fairness in the preface to his “The Great Boer War.” He wrote the volume partly in England and partly on the steamer in passage, finishing it in Bloemfontein while professionally engaged during the epidemic among the wounded soldiers there. “Often,” he says, “the only documents which I had to consult were the wounded officers and men who were under our care.” Elsewhere he speaks of the volume being “compiled with as much accuracy as is attainable at this date.” But the history, such as it is, has commanded the highest praise in England, and it seems to be designed exclusively for British consumption. Dr. Doyle means to be impartial, and there are frequent evidences of his efforts to that end. He brings to the book, too, a personal knowledge of the South African landscape and general geography, in addition to his well known skill as a writer.

The Great Boer War

The Great Boer War

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The Great Boer War. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The War in South Africa

The War in South Africa – Arthur Conan Doyle

„The War in South Africa: Its Cause and Conduct“ is a statement of the British case. Dr. Doyle does not pretend that the right was absolutely on one side, nor that the British campaign has been above criticism. His contention is that the British Government did its best to avoid war, and that the British army did its best to wage it with humanity. He considers the various charges brought against the British soldiers, the management of the concentration camps, and the cases of farm-burning, and his conclusions amount, on the whole, to a vindication of the British army.

The War in South Africa

The War in South Africa

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The War in South Africa.

ISBN: 9783849688899

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Short biography of the author (from Wikipedia):

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Tales of Long Ago

Tales of Long Ago – Arthur Conan Doyle

This volume contains twelve of Conan Doyle’s best stories, all of them set up in the early centuries of civilization up to the first millenium. Included are:

The Last Of The Legions
The Last Galley
Through The Veil
The Coming Of The Huns
The Contest
The First Cargo
An Iconoclast
Giant Maximin
The Red Star
The Silver Mirror
The Home-Coming
A Point Of Contact

Tales of Long Ago

Tales of Long Ago

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Tales of Long Ago.

ISBN: 9783849688851

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Short biography of the author (from Wikipedia):

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective.

The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle is also known for writing the fictional adventures of Professor Challenger and for propagating the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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