Ben Le Vay's Eccentric Britain

Author: Benedict Le Vay

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 184162375X

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 9758


A Tesco on every corner, Boden catalogues piled through the letterbox, and Center Parcs holidays - Britain has been overrun by all-pervasive corporate sameness. Or has it? Ben le Vay - expert on all things eccentric - reveals the quirky gems hidden near your home: hotter than the spice girls everywhere, Norfolk's fascinating Mustard Museum; Devon's Gnome Reserve, home to over 1,000 of Britain's beloved garden characters; or the fourth Earl of Dunmore's eccentric home, The Pineapple. Encompassing eccentric pastimes, aristocrats and bizarre last wishes, Ben le Vay's Eccentric Britain is both a humorous and entertaining read, as well as practical guide to some of Britain's most peculiar and unexpected monuments, gardens and museums. Benedict le Vay is a features editor on a leading British newspaper. He spends his spare time researching zany facts about the British and their way of life. He is also the author of Bradt's Eccentric London and Britain from the Rails.

Animals and War

Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex

Author: Anthony J. Nocella, II,Colin Salter,Judy K.C. Bentley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739186523

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 551


Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex is the first book to examine how nonhuman animals are used in war and the military. Animals and War contributes significantly to the fields of social justice, animal rights, and anti-war/peace activist communities. This book also will be read by peace, conflict, social justice, and critical animal studies scholars, students, and practitioners.

Animals In War

Author: Jilly Cooper

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140903190X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6051


Pigeons carrying vital messages to and from the beleaguered city during the Siege of Paris; horses and mules struggling through miles of fetid mud to bring ammunition to the front in the Great War; dogs sniffing out mines for the British invasion force in the Second World War - countless brave animals have played their part in the long, cruel history of war. Some have won medals for gallantry - like G.I. Joe, the American pigeon who saved 100 British lives in Italy, and Rob, the black and white mongrel who made over twenty parachute jumps with the SAS. Too many others have died abandoned, in agony and alone, after serving their country with distinction. Jilly Cooper has here written a tribute to the role of animals in wartime. It is a tragic and horrifying story - yet it has its lighter moments too: a hilarious game of musical chairs played on camels during the Desert Campaign; and the budgie who remarked, when carried from a bombed-out East End tenement, 'This is my night out'. This is a vivid and unforgettable record of man's inhumanity to animals, but also an astonishing story of courage, intelligence, devotion and resilience.


Britische Konservative im Aufstand gegen Demokratie und politische Moderne (1929 – 1939)

Author: Bernhard Dietz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486717170

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 7646


In Großbritannien kam die Bedrohung der parlamentarischen Demokratie in der Zwischenkriegszeit von einer anderen Seite als bisher angenommen: von einem Netzwerk britischer Konservativer, die das politische System Großbritanniens radikal in Frage stellten und durch einen autoritär-korporativen Staat ersetzen wollten. Bernhard Dietz erfasst dieses Netzwerk in seinem Buch erstmals systematisch und belegt deren Mitglieder mit der Bezeichnung "Neo-Tories". Das Porträt dieser Gruppe von britischen Konservativen im Aufstand gegen Demokratie und politische Moderne ist aus heutiger Sicht umso faszinierender, weil ihr letztendliches Scheitern den Kern des Erfolgs der britischen Demokratie berührt.

Animal heroes

stories of courageous family pets and animals in the wild

Author: Byron G. Wels

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co

ISBN: 9780026259101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

View: 4795


Stories of loyal domestic and wild animals who fought off their instincts for self-preservation to save human lives include heroic cats, dogs, horses, lions, elephants, and birds who exhibited phenomenal dedication to protecting man

Animal Heroes

Author: Jane Bingham

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406222097

Category: Animal heroes

Page: 32

View: 3592


Part of a series which tells inspirational stories of heroism and courage under fire, from ancient conflicts to modern day warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq. Incredible stories of soldiers, civilians, children and animals are recounted, with a focus on the bravery, loyalty and adventures of ordinary participants in war.

Sergeant Gander

A Canadian Hero

Author: Robyn Walker

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1554884632

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 173

View: 9144


Sergeant Gander is a fascinating account of the Royal Rifles of Canada's canine mascot, and his devotion to duty demonstrated during the Battle of Hong Kong in the Second World War. Armed only with his formidable size, an intimidating set of teeth, and a protective instinct, Gander rought alongside his fellow Canadian soldiers. As the Royal Rifles' position become more precarious, the men were forced to retreat into the hills of Hong Kong, and it was here that a group of wounded Canadians, threatened by a live grenade, came to fully appreciate the loyalty of Gander. For his service in battle, Sergeant Gander was awarded the Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross for humans. This honour is dedicated to animals displaying gallantry and devotion to duty while under any control of the armed forces. Sergeant Gander is the nineteenth dog to receive this medal and the first Canadian canine to do so.

Tiere im Krieg

von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Rainer Pöppinghege

Publisher: N.A


Category: Animals

Page: 280

View: 3536


The Barking Blondes

Author: Anna Webb,Jo Good

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600628051

Category: Pets

Page: 296

View: 9644


When Jo saw Anna feeding Molly meatballs from her bra, she knew that here was a woman after her own heart. What she couldn't know was that this was the start of a friendship that would take them both on an incredible and bizarre journey. From nearly drowning in swimming pools during filming to tearing around Paris in search of Rin Tin Tin's grave, the more the dog world opened up to them, the more convinced they became, like Bardot and Mae West before them, that man is not necessarily a girl's best friend. This is a hilarious, touching tale of how two women's lives were transformed by their pets.

Animal Rights

Author: Kim Masters Evans

Publisher: Information Plus

ISBN: 9781414404066

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 2203


The Information Plus Reference Series compiles all the pertinent data, both current and historical, on a wide variety of contemporary social issues. Designed as ready-reference tools providing key data on social concerns, these books save researchers and students from the cumbersome task of locating the various data in pamphlets, legal journals, congressional reports, newspapers and other sources. The series covers 40 vital current issues, including: Abortion AIDS Capital punishment Death and dying Domestic violence Endangered species Environment Gun control Homelessness Illegal drugs Immigration And many moreCompiled from thousands of source documents, reports and studies, each of the Information Plus Reference Series books provide current and past statistics, court decisions, state and federal laws, tables and charts, results of public opinion polls and more. Each thoroughly indexed 112-200 page volume provides complete source citations as well as listings of names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers for relevant organizations. Volumes in the Information Plus Reference Series are completely revised and updated every two years.The set includes four Issue Group subsets including: Health and Lifestyle Issues Group (includes Health and Wellness, The Health Care System, AIDS/HIV, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Mental Health, Weight in America, Alcohol & Tobacco, Death & Dying, Growing Up in America, Recreation and Growing Old in America) Crime Issues Group (includes Crime, Child Abuse, Violent Relationships, Gun Control, Capital Punishment, Prisons & Jails, National Security, Youth Violence, Crime, and Gangs and Illegal Drugs) Environmental Issues Group (includes Animal Rights, Environment, Garbage and Other Pollution, Water, Endangered Species and Energy) Major Social Issues Group (includes Abortion, American Economy, Education, Electronic America, Homeless in America, Immigration and Illegal Aliens, Minorities, Social Welfare, Space Exploration, Women's Changing Role, American Family, Profile of the Nation, Gambling and Careers and Occupations)Information Plus Reference Series is sold as a complete set, by Issue Group set, or individually.

Animal Heroes

Author: Anthony Hill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857961128


Page: 256

View: 8716


Here are twenty-one fascinating stories about the forgotten heroes of war: animals who have served beside Australian forces. These are all animals that dazzle with their courage and loyalty or sometimes just by being lovable. Whether it's a rooster guarding his battalion during the First World War or a mine-detecting dolphin in Iraq, they make the difficult lives of soldiers so much more bearable. Visit

Perspectives on Social Memory in Japan

Author: Tsu Yun Hui,Jan van Bremen,Eyal Ben-Ari

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9533


This collection of essays represents the first interdisciplinary study in English to consider social memory in Japan across a wide range of issues and phenomena. The volume examines a variety of memorialization subjects, including music and poetry, artefacts and tools, oral testimonies and written documents, ritual and ceremonies as well as art and artists.

Animal Heroes

Inspiring true stories of courageous animals

Author: David Long

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448165164

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 8527


The PDSA Dickin Medal (regarded as the animals’ Victoria Cross) has been awarded to just 64 animals, from the Blitz to present day, for their courage in times of crisis. Among these incredible true-life stories you will meet... G.I. Joe the plucky pigeon, who rescued over 100 lives by flying twenty miles in twenty minutes to deliver a message in World War II. Theo the steadfast springer spaniel, who served as a bomb-detection dog in Afghanistan. Rip the trusty mongrel, who saved many victims of the Blitz air-raids. Olga the courageous police horse, who bolted from the path of a flying bomb in World War II only to return to the scene and remain on duty. These heart-warming tales of gallantry and devotion will stay with you long after you turn the pages. Previously published as The Animals' VC.

Innocent Heroes

Stories of Animals in the First World War

Author: Sigmund Brouwer

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1101918462

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 4649


Provides fictional accounts of animals and their heroic exploits in World War I, including a dog who warns soldiers of a gas attack, a cat who saves soldiers from rat bites, and a pigeon who saves an entire platoon.