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2015
ON THE WESTERN FRONT:
Eyewitness Accounts from Australians in the Great War
• How Australian civilians came to the Western Front and why, in their own words
• Actions at Gallipoli, training in Egypt, and actions on the Western Front
• First person accounts, previously unpublished
Historian Michael Enright provides a close-up account of Australian servicemen on the Western Front during WWI.
Usingmany previously unpublished, first-handmaterials, the author provides a fresh look at theGreatWar through the
eyes of ordinary servicemen.The scene is set with a brief account of events at Gallipoli, the place where the Australians
gained their reputation as fierce fighters, and then the author discusses the reformation of the ANZAC divisions in
Egypt and their subsequent movement to France. This leads to previously unpublished personal accounts that give
new interpretations of the key battles on theWestern Front at Fromelles, Somme, Bullecourt, Messines, Passchendaele,
and Villers-Bretonneux, amongst others. Many of these accounts support the particular bravery of the Australian
soldier. This work provides a reassessment of the ANZAC legend and mythology based on the personal diaries and
memoirs of those who were there.
Michael Enright
worked in industry and academia for forty years. These ventures were nevertheless secondary to
his fascinationwith history. He has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, and the UnitedKingdomgathering
material for his research. He lives in in Melbourne, Australia.
Size: 6" x 9" • 31 b/w photos, maps • 192 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4828-0 • hard cover • $29.99
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Michael Enright
DAYS OF PERFECT HELL
October–November 1918, The U.S. 26th Infantry Regiment in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive
• Covers the day-to-day progress of the 26th Infantry Regiment during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in WWI
• A gripping, day-to-day account of the bloody fighting during the final offensive of the war
• The fog, confusion, and human drama of war are vividly depicted in the largest American battle in history
Nearly 100 years ago, on October 4, 1918, on a muddy, poison gas-soaked hillside in France, the U.S. 26th Infantry
Regiment jumped-off amidst a hail of shell fire and machine-gun fire to begin the final push to end World War I. For
the next 39 days, with little respite, the regiment fought desperately against a determined, well-armed foe. This is the
story of a single regiment in a successful, highly acclaimed “Regular Army” division, during the greatest American
battle to date. This is not a dry recitation of facts, but an in-depth examination of a single regiment that allows the
reader to appreciate the intricacies of small-unit action and the problems associated with leading platoons, companies,
and battalions in battle during the Great War, while at the same time depicting the human drama associated with the
terrible carnage
Peter L. Belmonte
is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and freelance historian. He has written extensively on
immigration andmilitary history, and his current studies focus on the American Expeditionary Forces inWorldWar I.
Size: 7" x 10" • 94 b/w images • 240 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4921-8 • hard cover • $29.99
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Peter L. Belmonte
CHINA HORSE MARINE:
John R. Angstadt U.S.M.C. American Legation, Peiping China, 1934-1937
• Illustrated with over 420 rare and previously unpublished items and photographs
• Offers a unique perspective into the life of a 1930s China Marine
• See Horse Marines in dress blues on Mongolian ponies, armed with Model 1913 Patton sabers
Every Marine has heard stories about the legendary “China Marines” who served in China before the Second World
War. Many of these stories feature the small group of Horse Marines stationed at the American Legation in Peiping
who patrolled the city streets and the surrounding Chinese countryside. Riding small, tough, Mongolian ponies and
armed with their Model 1913 Patton sabers, these Horse Marines protected American missionaries and businessmen
from bands of roving Chinese bandits. The Horse Marines, known as the Mounted Detachment, were considered to
be the elite of all China Marines. Illustrated with over 420 rare and previously unpublished Horse Marine items and
photographs, including drawings and watercolors by Col. John W. Thomason, this book offers a unique perspective
into the life of John R. Angstadt, one China Horse Marine.
E. Richard Bonham
has been an art teacher, working artist, and antique art and arms restorer for five decades. He
has restored both art and arms for some of the major Asian art and militaria dealers in the United States.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 422 color & b/w photos, charts • 192 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4890-7 • hard cover • $59.99
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E. Richard Bonham
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