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The ebook follows in pictures, captions and textual content the German Armys presence in Flanders from its arrival in September 1914 until eventually the summer season of 1916.It appears on the Kaisers Armys battles with the French, Belgians and British, concentrating totally on the latter and the battles for Ypres (1st Ypres - 1914 and second Ypres - 1915 and the gasoline attacks). The publication is prepared in 4 sections particular textual content round 50.000 photographs (that are interspersed into the textual content with captions) a chronological order of occasions in Flanders and a piece at the German divisions that fought there. the place correct fabric from the German domestic entrance is included.Each part and point of the interval is defined from the German standpoint utilizing basic and secondary assets from either Germany and Britain.

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On the square to the north of the Inner Basin of the Harbour Moreover, all fortifications, buildings, establishments and houses are to show the White Flag. If these signs of peaceful surrender are not observed by 7am July 2nd, heavy bombardment will take place. a. Against all military objects b. Against all establishments and objects useful for defence The signs of surrender must remain up to the time of the occupation of the Island by German troops. Representatives of the Authorities must stay at the airport until the Occupation.

Here are examples of the drawings: ‘Westberg’ is an artist's impression of the L'Angle Direction Finding Tower which is still complete, whilst the other drawing prefixed the section on anti-aircraft artillery. Guernsey Museum Photographs – Reproduction rights for all photographs are as per their respective captions. I must, however, especially thank Michael Ginns, Alec Forty and Martin Pocock for their kind assistance in taking the modern day photographs on Guernsey and Alderney; also Hawksworth Graphics & Print Ltd and Jersey CIOS for those of Jersey.

From the many letters that went abroad and so were subject to censorship one could make a very interesting cross-section of existing opinion. A point often repeated was put well by one writer: the German Commandant did more in 48 hours than the States in 48 years. ’ We will look in more detail at the relationship between the German garrision and those whom they garrisoned, however, it is perfectly fair to say that undoubtedly the initial German Servicemen were so careful in their dealings with the inhabitants that many people were convinced that they must have been hand-picked.

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