The First World War

Volume I : To Arms
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  • English
Oxford University Press , Oxford [England], New York
World War, 1914
Other titles1st World War
StatementHew Strachan.
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1> :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23006358M
ISBN 100199261911
ISBN 139780199261918
LC Control Number00057122

The First World War inaugurated the manufacture of mass death that the Second brought to a pitiless consummation. There are more ceremonial monuments.

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Few French and British communities lack a memorial to the dead of the Second World War. There is one in my West Country village, a list of names carved at the foot of the funerary crucifix that Cited by: 9.

Jun 05,  · Keegan's history of the First World War opens, unexpectedly, by talking about Adolf Hitler, and what I liked about this book was the way it presented –18 as just the opening convulsions in a longer twentieth-century cataclysm to which it remains intimately connected.4/5.

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It’s a remarkable piece of concision, where Sir Michael has apparently absorbed all the research about the First World War and then boiled it down to pages, which is remarkable. Jul 18,  · You might imagine that you couldn’t focus an entire book around the events leading up to the First World War, let alone make it an utterly riveting read—but that’s exactly what Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tuchman has done with this mesmerizing book.

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World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July to 11 November Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in 28 July – 11 November(4 years.

In the first battle of World War I, the Germans assaulted the heavily fortified city of Liege, using the most powerful weapons in their arsenal—enormous siege cannons—to capture the city by. Aug 30,  · World War I, also known as WWI (abbreviation), the First World War, the Great War, and "The War to End All Wars", was a global military conflict that took place mostly in Europe between and It left millions dead and re-shaped the modern world.

World War I, –18, also known as the Great War, conflict, chiefly in Europe, among most of the great Western powers. It was the largest war the world had yet seen. Apr 06,  · The Great War. War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War by William Philpott (Overlook, ). Reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the war, drawing on experiences of front-line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians and diplomats, and shows how U.S.

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support early in the war led to the country’s emergence on the world stage. A second edition of this leading introduction to the origins of the First World War and the pre-war international system.

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He finishes up with a summary of how the first world war and its outcome triggered later events including World War Two and even more recent /5(). Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL (15 May – 2 August ) was an English military historian, lecturer, writer and wrote many published works on the nature of combat between prehistory and the 21st century, covering land, air, maritime, intelligence warfare and the Alma mater: Balliol College, Oxford.

I can recommend the following: Dreadnought (book) is very good on the build up to war, particularly (as you can tell from the title) the naval rivalry between Britain and Germany.

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14 Of The Greatest Novels Inspired By War. the first book in Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy was nominated for the Booker Prize and focuses not on the war itself, but on soldiers being. Selected Highlights. Countdown to War. Read a single page summary of the origins of the First World War - the tangled secret alliances, the royal feuds, the personalities and the seemingly inevitable series of events in June and July which culminated in the oubreak of hostilities spanning four years.

Aug 22,  · The tragic slaughter of the trenches is imprinted on modern memory; but it is more difficult to grasp the wider extent and significance of the First World War. This book gives a clear chronological account of the campaigns on the Western and Eastern Fronts and then moves on to investigate areas that many studies ignore - the war poets, the diplomacy of war aims and peace moves, logistics, and 5/5(2).

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A conflict of unparalleled ferocity which extended far beyond its European epicentre, it broke the century of relative peace and prosperity which we associate with the Victorian era and unleashed the demons of the twentieth century - pestilence, military destruction and mass death - and also the ideas which continue to shape our world today 4/5(7).Nov 02,  · In his latest book, The First World Oil War, Oxford Ph.D.

and Colorado Mesa University professor Timothy C. Winegard argues that the Great War was the first time in history that territory was conquered and occupied intentionally to possess resources, particularly oil, necessary for waging war. This fact was necessary not only to win an ongoing.