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The bicycle in wartime

an illustrated history

by Fitzpatrick, Jim

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Published by Brassey"s in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military cycling -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-230) and index.

    StatementJim Fitzpatrick.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUH30 .F58 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 241 p.
    Number of Pages241
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL355945M
    ISBN 101574881574
    LC Control Number98015746

      However, the bicycle is not nearly that old, nor was it left behind by a young man setting off to take part in World War I. According to the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, the bicycle .   The Cape Cod Bicycle War and other Stories by Billy Kahora, was launched in London last week. Ex-Kwani editor Billy Kahora pens collection of short stories. The book .

    Vehicles for human transport that have two wheels and require balancing by the rider date back to the early 19th century. The first means of transport making use of two wheels arranged consecutively, and thus the archetype of the bicycle, was the German draisine dating back to The term bicycle was coined in France in the s, and the descriptive title "penny farthing", used to describe. The Cape Cod Bicycle War and Other Stories is Billy Kahora’s long-awaited debut collection. Stories in this volume have appeared in Granta and McSweeney’s and have been shortlisted for .

      Caidin/Barbree's otherwise flawless book, "Bicycles in War" doesn't cover the Swiss bicycle regiments which would have been the most compelling case to end their book with.   In remembrance of the Great War, the massive online book club that is GoodReads has pooled together 20 of the most highly rated novels about the conflict. See also: 24 Must-Read Books Author: Max Knoblauch.


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Overview The landmark work in its field, this book chronicles the use of bicycles in warfare from the Boer War to Afganistan today.

Heavily illustrated, it looks at the machine's adaptation and use by the Vietnamese, the Japanese, in the invasion of Malaya and Singapore, and by both the Allied and German forces in World Wars I and : Star Hill Studio. Receiving little attention amid all the high-powered weaponry, however, is the considerable role that the bicycle has played in military history, although Jim Fitzpatrick’s book, The Bicycle in Wartime, should do something to redress : Historynet Staff.

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Contains chapters on the experimental years, the Boer War, WWII and the home front, and the bicycle in Vietnam. Examines the scope and nature of the bicycle's wartime uses, telling the story behind a seemingly innocuous device and its role in the modern military world.

Contains chapters on the experimental years, the Boer War, WWII and the home front, and the bicycle in Vietnam/5(12). Full review posted on my blog, Blackplume Set in France during World War II, The Bicycle Spy tells the story of a year-old Marcel Christophe.

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Danish soldiers ride into battle on bicycles. THE BICYCLE (as we know it today) was developed in the s as an alternative to the tall, and rather dangerous penny-farthings that were all the rage in the late 19 th Century. Originally known as “safety bicycles”, the pedal-driven two-wheelers took Europe and North America by storm.

Bicycles in wartime I encountered the image above in a column at Ptak Science Books: When these pictures were published in interest in the bicycle was shattering; it was a popular conveyance, and then in just two or three years, an explosion: millions of people suddenly needed one.

A World War II British-made BSA folding bicycle. This was designed to be folded and could be carried across rivers on the rider's back.The hastily assembled German Volksgrenadier divisions each had a battalion of bicycle infantry, to provide a mobile reserve.

Allied use of the bicycle in World War II was limited, but included supplying folding bicycles to paratroopers and to messengers behind friendly lines.