Sussex War Heroes


Author: Ben James

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750968553

Category: History

Page: 160

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A generation of ordinary young men and women were thrust into the most extraordinary of situations when the Second World War was declared. Sussex is full of war heroes, but soon they will be gone – along with their stories. This is not a book about Victoria Cross winners or the celebrities of days gone by, but the untold accounts of everyday heroes who ‘did their bit’. It is about former train engineer Bob Morrell, who was beaten, starved and tortured in the brutal Japanese prisoner camps. It is about ex-pub landlord John Akehurst, who gave the Germans the run-around Northern Europe after being shot down. And it is about Shindy Perez and her remarkable escape from the gas chambers of Auschwitz. As this important period passes from living memory into history, this is likely to be the last time that these personal tales are told, tales which should never be forgotten.

Heroes of Fighter Command Sussex

It describes many of the operations and tells the story of courageous individuals who despite the odds, flew mission after mission.

Author: Rupert Matthews

Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)

ISBN: 1846740363

Category: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

Page: 192

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Throughout the second half of the 1930s, war with Germanyseemed increasingly likely. The RAF, preparing for the comingstruggle, formed Fighter Command in July 1936 under thelegendary Air Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding. The first fighter base in Sussex was Tangmere. Others followed at Ford, Thorney Island, Westhampnett, Shoreham and Friston. During the Winter of 1939/40 Tangmere was expanded to house three Hurricane Squadrons and one Blenheim Squadron. Many heroes emerged from all these engagements. Some of them were well-known like Peter Townsend, Douglas Bader, Max Aitken and 'Johnnie' Johnson; others were not household names but were heroes nonetheless. Among these unsung heroes were the mechanics, desk staff, searchlight operators and gunners; fighting as a team to achieve victory. Due in 10th September.

Falklands War Heroes

In 2017, his widow travelled to the Falklands to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the war. She retraced her late husband's footsteps from Sussex Mountain to Goose Green via Camilla Creek and went to the spot where Bingley fell.

Author: Michael Ashcroft

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785907159

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Falklands War, which may prove to be the last ‘colonial’ war that Britain ever fights, took place in 1982. Fought 8,000 miles from home soil, it cost the lives of 255 British military personnel with many more wounded, some seriously. The war also witnessed many acts of outstanding courage by the UK Armed Forces after a strong Task Force was sent to regain the islands from the Argentine invaders. Soldiers, sailors and airmen risked, and in some cases gave, their lives for the freedom of 1,820 islanders. Lord Ashcroft, who has been fascinated by bravery since he was a young boy, has amassed several medal collections over the past four decades, including the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses, Britain and the Commonwealth’s most prestigious gallantry award. Falklands War Heroes tells the stories behind his collection of valour and service medals awarded for the Falklands War. The collection, almost certainly the largest of its kind in the world, spans all the major events of the war. This book, which contains nearly forty individual write-ups, has been written to mark the 40th anniversary of the war. It is Lord Ashcroft’s attempt to champion the outstanding bravery of our Armed Forces during an undeclared war that was fought and won over ten weeks in the most challenging conditions.

Culture and the Middle Classes

... england'. in articulating his belief in the local rural struggle for the 'green pastures of Sussex', he invokes military heroes of england's past, including General hague, the light Brigade, and the soldiers of the First world war, ...

Author: Simon Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317155898

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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This book is a sociological study of a societal grouping that has the popular title ’middle class’. It argues that it is more precise to describe the middle classes as dominant groupings, and the book draws upon a wide range of characters from such groupings. In a detailed analysis of cultural practices, those making an appearance include omnivores, carnivores, herbivores, the middle-brow, traditional culture vultures, middle class plunderers, the urban arts eclectic and the English gentleman. There is a particular focus on those expressing the ’silver disposition’; predominantly affluent, middle-aged and white, with a taste for conspicuous consumption and established cultural forms. The book brings together a range of disparate sources on the middle classes and offers a sustained engagement with the concept of ’culture’. It illustrates the extent to which social groups utilize the various assets at their disposal and seek to maintain the legitimacy of their cultural practices. The findings emphasise the continuing link between class and taste. Culture and the Middle Classes will be of interest to those working in the fields of class and culture across a range of disciplines, including sociology, cultural studies, social theory, media studies and cultural anthropology.

This is New Jersey

Defections of the Copperheads did not hide the fact that Sussex County had a full - sized war hero in Hugh Judson Kilpatrick of Deckertown , who as a West Point cadet asked permission to leave the academy to join the troops in the field ...

Author: John T. Cunningham

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813521416

Category: History

Page: 281

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The extraordinary diversity of New Jersey is captured in this revised and up-to-date edition of This Is New Jersey, for forty years a classic and one of the most popular books ever written about the state. History, current problems, and opportunities for the future are skillfully blended in a book that makes it clear that there is a lot more to the state than can be imagined by those who speed through it on any of New Jersey's numerous interstates or railways. Ranking forty-sixth in size, but sixth in population, New Jersey is the most urban and densely populated of the fifty states. In spite of that, the state truly deserves its nickname, Garden State, and it has a large recreation industry. John T. Cunningham examines the state county by county from the hill country to the city belt; from the dairy farms to the Jersey shore. Historically, settlement in New Jersey goes back to the Lenni Lenape Indians, to the colonists, and to the state's place as the crossroads of the American Revolution. To those who do not know the state's byways and quiet towns, it appears that highways abound. Yet there are also many thousands of acres of precious woodland preserved by park commissions in Essex and Union counties. In northern New Jersey alone, there are more than a million acres of hardwood forests. In southern New Jersey, over a million acres of the fascinating Pinelands account for almost a quarter of the total state area. New Jersey is a land of lakes and mountains, of fishing docks and two-hundred-year-old houses, of farms and factories, of old universities and new commuting towns. This fourth edition retains the popular pictures of each county courthouse, the heart of county history andadministration. This fully redesigned edition is enhanced by several four-color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations by noted New Jersey photographer Walter Choroszewski.

A Time for Heroes

The fates of the men are bound together in the monumental ambitions and terrible tragedies of an age of heroes. What readers are saying about A Time for Heroes 'A beautifully told epic of human love and error.

Author: Frank Barnard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755390199

Category: Fiction

Page: 443

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War makes heroes of men, but at what price? A magnificent, sweeping, three-generation historical epic encompassing both World Wars, about heroism, the romance of aviation and the conflict between fathers and sons. Sure to enthral fans of Ken Follett's Fall of Giants and Robert Radcliffe's Under an English Heaven As the twentieth century dawns, Guv Sutro, against his father's will, becomes a pioneer of aviation, a fighter ace on the Western Front during the Great War and a record-breaker between the wars. From his first flight in a primitive glider over the fields of Sussex, helped by the dogged loyalty of his friend Stan Kemp, he charts his ruthless course to fame and adulation. But with the outbreak of World War Two 'the best of Old England' begins to crumble. Guv's son Tim is fighting a more covert war, desperate to shed the burden of his father's reputation, while Tim's childhood companion Will Kemp, the son Guv felt he deserved, is fighting heroically, against overwhelming odds, as a Spitfire pilot. The fates of the men are bound together in the monumental ambitions and terrible tragedies of an age of heroes. What readers are saying about A Time for Heroes 'A beautifully told epic of human love and error. A truly great read' 'Highly entertaining, with great action scenes and moments of gut-wrenching excitement. A very human novel, about people and strife, and survival in extreme circumstances that have universal resonances' '[Frank Barnard] is without doubt the Wilbur Smith of the skies'

Drummer Boy Willie McGee Civil War Hero and Fraud

... New Jerseyans in the Civil War: For Union and Liberty (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2000), 44–45. 6. Zinn, The Mutinous Regiment, ¡¡. Though the majority of the regiment was from Essex County, Sussex, Morris, ...

Author: Thomas Fox

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482405

Category: History

Page: 275

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On December 7, 1864, just one week after the bloody battle of Franklin, Tennessee, William McGee, a drummer boy from Newark, New Jersey, was credited with leading a Federal force to a decisive victory over the Confederates in a clash just thirty miles from the carnage at Franklin. This 15-year-old Irish-American, on convalescent duty and acting as an orderly to General Lovell Rousseau, was recognized for the capture of two guns, several hundred prisoners, and the saving of Fortress Rosecrans in Murfreesboro from the famed Nathan Bedford Forrest. For his actions, young McGee would soon be awarded a Medal of Honor, written up in newspapers and books as a glorious New Jersey legend, be commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Army at age 18, and then, inexplicably at the height of his notoriety, virtually disappear from history for more than 100 years. This is the story of a lost war hero, a man-child with the world at his feet, whose fall from grace is accelerated by fame, lies, alcohol, bigamy, and murder.

British Nannies the Great War

Nurse Frances Wellman had assumed the role of assistant quartermaster in Lord Frederic Fitzroy's private hospital in Balcombe, Sussex. Lord Frederic, a 91-yearold Crimean War hero, staffed his hospital with Red Cross and St John's ...

Author: Louise Heren

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473880405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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In 1912, Norland childrens nurse Kate Fox was travelling by train heading to the British military station at Nowshera on the Afghan border to care for the premature baby born to the bases commanding officer. Two years later, Kate was escaping from Germany in the first days of the Great War, leaving behind her adored German royal charges and all her personal possessions. Due to their prestige as the crme-de-la-crme of Edwardian childrens nurses to Europes royal and wealthy families, Kate was one among many Norland nannies who witnessed the early days of the War on the Continent with all its tumult and fear. Some fled for home; others managed to stay for a while. And yet others gave up their privileged way of life to undertake war work as nurses in Flanders and refugee camps.The stories in this book are the nannies eye-witness accounts described in their correspondence with their beloved Norland Institute. These previously unpublished letters recount a version of womens Great War history that has remained untold until now. British Nannies and the Great War is the true story of a group of Edwardian, highly trained and opinionated women in the First World War. For the first time in a century, the Norland nannies unique stories of escape from enemy territory, their experiences at home and the Front during the War, and their thoughts on how the conflict changed their role in post-Edwardian Britain are told in their own words.

Great Canadian War Heroes

Victoria Cross Recepients of World War II Tom Douglas. About the Author On Labour Day 2004 , Tom was invited to sign copies of his first two books during the closing ceremonies for the old Canadian War Museum on Sussex Drive in Ottawa .

Author: Tom Douglas

Publisher: Amazing Stories

ISBN: 1554390575

Category: History

Page: 128

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Great Canadian War Heroes tells the amazing stories of the 16 Canadians who received the Victoria Cross during WWII. They came from all walks of life and from various ranks within the Canadian Forces, but they all had one thing in common: each displayed exceptional bravery in the face of the enemy.

Congressional Record

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Author: United States. Congress


ISBN: IND:30000134102171

Category: Law


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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Sussex s Military Heritage

In addition, Sussex's militias and military formations have steadfastly defended the county's and the nation's interests in ... Others lost their lives in tragic circumstances, unwitting victims and unsung heroes who are remembered on ...

Author: Dean Hollands

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445695181

Category: History

Page: 96

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Explore the military heritage of Sussex from Celtic and Roman times to the present day in this new highly illustrated book.

The Path to War

“From the moment the war broke out, it had been my intention to serve the Allied cause,” he later wrote. The sinking of the Lusitania and other examples of “Hun 'Kultur'” had persuaded him that war was inevitable but the “Sussex affair ...

Author: Michael S. Neiberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190464974

Category: History

Page: 352

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When war broke out in Europe in August of 1914, it seemed, to observers in the United States, the height of madness. The Old World and its empires were tearing each other apart, and while most Americans blamed the Germans, pitied the Belgians, and felt kinship with the Allies, they wanted no part in the carnage. Two years into war President Woodrow Wilson won re-election by pledging to keep out of the conflict. Yet by the spring of 1917-by which point millions had been killed for little apparent gain or purpose-the fervor to head "Over There" swept the country. America wanted in. The Path to War shows us how that happened. Entry into the war resulted from lengthy debate and soul-searching about national identity, as so-called "hyphenated citizens" of Irish and German heritage wrestled with what it meant to be American. Many hoped to keep to the moral high ground, condemning German aggression while withholding from the Allies active support, offering to mediate between the belligerents while keeping clear. Others, including the immensely popular former president Theodore Roosevelt, were convinced that war offered the country the only way to assume its rightful place in world affairs. Neiberg follows American reaction to such events as the sinking of the Lusitania, German terrorism, and the incriminating Zimmermann telegram, shedding light on the dilemmas and crises the country faced as it moved from ambivalence to belligerence. As we approach the centenary of the war, the effects of the pivot from peace to war still resonate, as Michael Neiberg's compelling book makes clear. The war transformed the United States into a financial powerhouse and global player, despite the reassertion of isolationism in the years that followed. Examining the social, political, and financial forces at work as well as the role of public opinion and popular culture, The Path to War offers both a compelling narrative and the inescapable conclusion that World War One was no parenthetical exception in the American story but a moment of national self-determination.

Forgotten Heroes of Comedy

A war hero of the highest order, Edwards joined the Royal Air Force hotfoot from graduating from St John's College, ... he was a devoted supporter of fox hunting and would don hunting pink whenever out in the hills and downs of Sussex.

Author: Robert Ross

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783529193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

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In this long overdue and affectionate salute, celebrated comedy historian Robert Ross pays tribute to some of the finest, funniest and most fascinating names in comedy from both sides of the Atlantic. Monty Python’s Terry Jones wrote the foreword. With the passionate input of such comics as Tim Brooke-Taylor, Hattie Hayridge, Roy Hudd, Michael Palin, Ross Noble, Chris Addison and Bernard Cribbins, Ross honours these legends of humor who, for a variety of reasons, didn't quite reach the heady heights of stardom or, once they had, couldn't cope with the pressures. Whether it is a favorite from the distant smoke- and ale-stained world of the Music Hall like the great George Robey, or the downbeat poetry of Hovis Presley, who dropped disenchanted bombs on the late 1990s, Forgotten Heroes of Comedy will finally elevate them to the Hall of Fame where they belong. Forgotten, no longer. UK Joe Baker UK Eric Barker UK Alfie Bass UK Michael Bates India (to English parents) David Battley UK Michael Bentine UK Harold Berens UK Wilie Best USA Alec Bregonzi UK Michael Ward UK Douglas Byng UK Marti Caine UK Esma Cannon Australia (but moved to UK) Patrick Cargill UK Jimmy Clitheroe UK Danny Ross UK Billy Dainty UK Janet Davies UK Florence Desmond UK Jerry Desmonde UK Eddie Leslie UK Maidie Dickson UK Charlie Drake UK Jimmy Edwards UK Gus Elen UK Ray Ellington UK Dick Emery UK Pierre Etaix France Barry Evans UK Mario Fabrizi UK Doug Fisher UK Ronald Frankau UK Leslie Fuller UK Dustin Gee UK Peter Glaze UK Tommy Godfrey UK Harry Locke UK Ken Goodwin UK Bernard Gorcey Russia (died USA) Bert Gordon USA Monsewer' Eddie Gray UK Raymond Griffith USA Deryck Guyler UK Brian Hall UK Lloyd Hamilton USA Arthur Haynes UK Richard Hearne UK Dickie Henderson UK Gerard Hoffnung Germany (died UK) Shemp Howard USA Nat Jackley UK Rex Jameson UK Spike Jones USA John Junkin UK Dave King UK Roy Kinnear UK Dennis Kirkland UK Patsy Knox USA Debbie Linden UK Hugh Lloyd UK Malcolm McFee UK Moore Marriott UK Graham Moffatt UK Ray Martine UK Zeppo Marx USA Glenn Melvyn UK Eric Merriman UK Christopher Mitchell UK Albert Modley UK Robert Moreton UK Gladys Morgan UK Lily Morris UK Richard Murdoch UK Tom E. Murray USA David Nixon UK Larry Noble UK Ole Olsen USA Chic Johnson USA Ken Platt UK Sandy Powell UK Vince Powell UK Hovis Presley UK Cardew Robinson UK Joe E. Ross USA Patsy Rowlands UK Derek Roy UK Derek Royle UK Leslie Sarony UK Larry Semon USA Ronald Shiner UK Johnnie Silver USA Dennis Spicer UK Larry Stephens UK Jake Thackray UK Thelma Todd USA Jack Train UK Karl Valentin Germany Liesl Karlstadt Germany Norman Vaughan UK Tom Walls UK Ralph Lynn UK Elsie and Doris Waters UK Rita Webb UK John Wells UK George and Kenneth Western UK Gordon Wharmby UK Bert Wheeler USA Robert Woolsey USA Albert Whelan Australia (died UK) Robb Wilton UK Mike and Bernie Winters UK Georgie Wood UK Dolly Harmer UK Harry Worth UK Mario Zampi Italy (died UK)

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112744375

Category: Aeronautics


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Military History of New Jersey

Spencer Union Church in Woodstown, New Jersey, where many black Civil War veterans are buried. Library of Congress. Cavalryman Hugh Judson Kilpatrick of Sussex County. Library of Congress.

Author: David Petriello

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625851581

Category: History

Page: 192

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War came to Garden State soil early. The Dutch fought the Indians in Kieft's War, while the English fought the Spanish in the War of Jenkins' Ear and the French, Swedes and native nations in dozens of other conflicts. New Jersey played an integral role as the "Crossroads of the American Revolution." The Battle of Trenton, the crossing of the Delaware and battles at Monmouth and Springfield helped the colonies break free from Britain. During both world wars, German submarines lurked along the coastline. Historian David Petriello presents a comprehensive military history of New Jersey, highlighting the state's major and lesser-known engagements and contributions to the defense of the nation.

According to their Lights

Record of the 5th (Service) Battalion, the Connaught Rangers, from 19th August, 1914, to 17th January, 1916, Uckfield (Sussex): Naval and Military Press, 2002. Richardson, Neil, A Coward If I Return, A Hero If I Fall: Stories of ...

Author: Neil Richardson

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9781848894952

Category: History

Page: 432

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e eclectic scientist and inventor Prof. John Joly from Co. Offaly who, at fifty-eight, helped to defend Trinity College Dublin throughout the Rising. Many enlisted to fight for Irish Home Rule or Ulster Unionism, to find adventure or escape from poverty. None imagined they would find themselves on the streets of Dublin, killing – and being killed by – fellow Irishmen. Forty-one Irishmen in the British army died in action during the Rising, 106 were wounded. These men became a forgotten part of their country’s history. • Also available: 'Blackpool to the Front: A Cork Suburb and Ireland's Great War 1914–1918' by Mark Cronin and 'When the Clock Struck in 1916: Close-Quarter Combat in the Easter Rising' by Derek Molyneux & Darren Kelly

The North Irish Horse in the Great War

Mac Fhionnghaile, Niall, Donegal, Ireland and the First World War, An Crann, Leitirceannain, 1987. ... A History of the 38th (Welsh) Division, Hugh Rees, London, 1920, reprint by The Naval & Military Press, East Sussex.

Author: Phillip Tardif

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473833753

Category: History

Page: 288

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Sent to France in August 1914, the North Irish Horse (NIH) was the first British reservist regiment to see action Ð at Le Cateau Ð before fighting as rearguard on the long retreat to the outskirts of Paris. Over the next four years they fought with distinction, playing a role in many of the major battles, including Ypres, Somme, Passchendaele and Cambrai, and were heavily involved in the final Advance to Victory.?How fitting that this, the first history of this famous cavalry Regiment's superb record in The Great War, should be published to coincide with the centenary of the conflict. It not only describes the Regiment's actions by squadron but concentrates on the officers and men; their backgrounds, motivation and courageous deeds and sacrifices. The author places the Regiment's achievement in the context of the overall war and reflects on the effect that unfolding political events in Ireland had on the Regiment and its members.?The North Irish Horse in the Great War draws on a wealth of primary source material, much unpublished including war diaries, personal accounts, letters and memoirs. In addition to compiling this long overdue account of the NIH, the author succeeds in painting a valuable picture of The Great War at the fighting end.

The Politics of the First World War

He rejected advances from the Nazis to take advantage of his war-hero status and became, in later years, ... replacing the neutralist William Jennings Bryan, and backed Wilson's threats of war that secured the “Sussex Pledge.

Author: Scott Wolford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108426015

Category: History

Page: 300

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This analytical history of World War I offers a rigorous yet accessible training in game theory, and a survey of modern political science research.

India s Ad Hoc Arsenal

Dupoy , T. N. , The Evolution of Weapons and Warfare ( Hero Books : Fairfax , Va . , 1984 ) . ... the Armament Process in the United States since the Second World War ( University of Sussex , History & Social Studies of Science , Mar.

Author: Ali Smith

Publisher: A Sipri Publications

ISBN: 019829168X

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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Yet the scale and rate of defence procurement frequently seemed to be more than and beyond what the nation required for modernization on the one hand and security on the other. Nor did there seem to be any great defence logic in what appeared to be a continuing nuclear weapon programme.