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By Thomas R. Martin

During this compact but accomplished background of old Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. targeting the improvement of the Greek city-state and the society, tradition, and structure of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, army, social, and cultural heritage in a publication that may attract scholars and common readers alike. Now in its moment version, this vintage paintings now beneficial properties new maps and illustrations, a brand new advent, and updates throughout.

"A limpidly written, hugely obtainable, and complete historical past of Greece and its civilizations from prehistory throughout the cave in of Alexander the Great's empire...A hugely readable account of old Greece, rather precious as an introductory or evaluate textual content for the coed or the final reader."—Kirkus Reviews

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Entrance hall of the industrial school is already full: stretcher after stretcher crammed side by side. They wait to be deloused, bathed, and transferred to beds. Pale, haggard faces with hollow, feverish eyes. ” We can barely fill the beakers and pass along the rows fast enough, so parched are their burning lips. And lots and lots of grateful looks and many a “thousand, thousand thanks” repay a little drop of water. . October 11, 1918 My dear Father, I must write you a few lines, even though we have our hands completely full and I could drop with weariness.

Machine: Airplane. 22 World War I: Primary Sources After ten hours of this came my first real job—to photograph the enemy second-line trenches. . If there was ever an aeroplane unsuited for active service it was the BE 2c. The pilot sat slightly aft of the main planes and had a fair view above and below, except where the lower main plane obscured the ground forward; but the observer, who sat in front of him, could see practically nothing, for he was wedged under the small center section, with a plane above, another below, and bracing wires all round.

This line was called the Western Front. Both the Central Powers and the Allies dug complicated networks of first-, second-, and third-line trenches connected by supply and communication trenches. The Germans dug elaborate, well-engineered trenches—some even included plumbing—while the Allied forces chiseled out crude dugouts that were decidedly less accommodating. Both sides positioned machine guns in frontline trenches to prevent “When nothing happened I opened my eyes and saw, to my immense relief, a large shell half buried in the earth only one and a half metres away from me.

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