A World Undone

A narrative of the First World War examines the brutal conflict that transformed the face of Europe, paved the way for the rise of the Soviet Union and Hitler, and had repercussions that even today affect the stability of the Middle East ...

Author: G. J. Meyer

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: UOM:39015064687075

Category: History

Page: 670

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A narrative of the First World War examines the brutal conflict that transformed the face of Europe, paved the way for the rise of the Soviet Union and Hitler, and had repercussions that even today affect the stability of the Middle East and the Balkans.

The Great War 1914 1918

A landmark history of the war that firmly places the First World War in the context of imperialism and gives due weight to the role of non-Europeans in the conflict.

Author: Marc Ferro

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415267358

Category: History

Page: 267

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A landmark history of the war that firmly places the First World War in the context of imperialism and gives due weight to the role of non-Europeans in the conflict.

The Great War

However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural impact.

Author: Ian F. W. Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317866152

Category: History

Page: 856

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The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural impact. Starting with the context and origins of the war, including assasination, misunderstanding and differing national war aims, it then covers the treacherous course of the conflict and its social consequences for both soldiers and civilians, for science and technology, for national politics and for pan-European revolution. The war left a long-term legacy for victors and vanquished alike. It created new frontiers, changed the balance of power and influenced the arts, national memory and political thought. The reach of this acount is global, showing how a conflict among European powers came to involve their colonial empires, and embraced Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, Latin America and the United States.

The Great War 1914 1918

This is a bold and original book, offering a thematic study of a war that was famously, and quite rightly, labelled as 'the seminal event of the twentieth century'. Ian Beckett is Professor of History, Luton University, UK.

Author: Ian Frederick William Beckett

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015050510174

Category: History

Page: 508

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The Great War scarred both the people and the popular imagination of Europe. No previous war matched it in scale, brutality and futility. The course of events has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However this impressive book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of the conflict's impact: strategic, political, social and cultural. Starting with the context and origins of the war, including assassination, misunderstanding and differing national war-aims, it then covers the treacherous course of the conflict and its social consequences: #Mobilisation had a massive impact both on soldiers and female civilians, producing radical changes to people's way of life which stimulated political change #Science and technology created a new brand of industrialised warfare and were accelerated by the imperative of victory # The insecurity and strain of war created dissidence and mutiny, engendering revolution in Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia. The war left a long-term legacy for victors and vanquished alike. It created new frontiers and changed the balance of power, influenced the arts, national memory and political thought. The reach of this account is global, showing how a conflict amongst European powers came to involve their colonial empires, and embrace Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, Latin America and the United States. This is a bold and original book, offering a thematic study of a war that was famously, and quite rightly, labelled as 'the seminal event of the twentieth century'. Ian Beckett is Professor of History, Luton University, UK.

A History of the Great War

This vivid, detailed history of World War I presents the general reader with an accurate and readable account of the campaigns and battles, along with brilliant portraits of the leaders and generals of all countries involved.

Author: C.R.M.F. Cruttwell

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9780897336604

Category: History

Page: 688

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This vivid, detailed history of World War I presents the general reader with an accurate and readable account of the campaigns and battles, along with brilliant portraits of the leaders and generals of all countries involved. Scrupulously fair, praising and blaming friend and enemy as circumstances demand, this has become established as the classic account of the first world-wide war.

Serbia s Great War 1914 1918

Mitrovic's volume fills the gap in Balkan history by presenting an in-depth look at Serbia and its role in WWI.

Author: Andrej Mitrović

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557534764

Category: History

Page: 386

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Mitrovic's volume fills the gap in Balkan history by presenting an in-depth look at Serbia and its role in WWI. The Serbian experience was in fact of major significance in this war. In the interlocking development of the wartime continent, Serbia's plight is part of a European jigsaw. Also, the First World War was crucial as a stage in the construction of Serbian national mythology in the twentieth century.

The Serbian Army in the Great War 1914 1918

This book is a synthesis of all available literature and periodicals, appearing for the first time in the English language.

Author: Dusan Babac

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910777293

Category:

Page: 320

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The Kingdom of Serbia waged war against Austria-Hungary and the other Central Powers from 28 July 1914 when the Austro-Hungarian government declared war, until the capitulation of Austria-Hungary. In the first two years of the war, Serbia defeated the Austro-Hungarian Balkan Army. The following year, her army was faced with the Axis invasion. Unwilling to surrender, the Serbian Army retreated through Albania and evacuated to Corfu where it rested, rearmed and reorganized. From there the army transferred to the Salonika Front, where it recorded successes by 1916. After a long lull, the struggle to penetrate the Front began in September 1918. Serbian and other Allied forces broke through the Front and Bulgaria was soon forced to surrender. The Serbian Army advanced rapidly and on 1 November 1918 Belgrade was liberated. Thanks to the Serbian military victories and diplomatic efforts, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia) was created.Serbia paid for her victory in the Great War in a disproportionately exorbitant manner: it is estimated that she lost close to one million inhabitants, of whom about 400,000 were conscripts and the rest civilians, which accounted for nearly a third of the total population, or close to 60% of the male population. No other country that participated in the Great War paid so dearly for its freedom.The Serbian Army in the Great War, 1914 1918 offers readers a very thorough analysis of the Serbian Army of the period, including its organization, participation in military operations, weapons, equipment, uniforms, and system of orders and medals. This book is a synthesis of all available literature and periodicals, appearing for the first time in the English language. The book is well supported by around 500 illustrations, out of which more than 300 are contemporary photographs and other documents, while this is complemented by dozens of color plates of uniform reconstructions and color photographs of the preserved pieces of uniform, equipment and weapons. A special emphasis has been placed on the colors of Serbian uniforms from the period. The book is the result of two decades of research and will enable readers to gain a clearer picture of this subject.REVIEWS profusely illustrated with contemporary images of military leaders, soldiers, equipment, and battle scenes. Three chapters focus specifically on Serbian Army weaponry and equipment, uniforms, and standards and decorations..This fine book, a worthy successor to the author s earlier 2015 study The Serbian Army in the Wars for Independence against Turkey, 1876-1878 (reviewed in Vojnoistorijski glasnik [Serbian Military Historical Journal] 2 [2015]: 197-198), highlights and illustrates the Serbian Army s military operations during the Great War. It is definitely an interesting and eye-opening chronicle, worthy of a place on military historians book shelves.Serbian Military Historical Journal (Vojnoistorijski glasnik)"

Literature and the Great War 1914 1918

Literature and the Great War offers a fresh, challenging interpretation of the literature of the period, reappraising the settled assumptions through which war writing has come to be read in recent years.

Author: Randall Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199596447

Category: History

Page: 262

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Literature and the Great War offers a fresh, challenging interpretation of the literature of the period, reappraising the settled assumptions through which war writing has come to be read in recent years.

German Anglophobia and the Great War 1914 1918

This volume focuses on the extremity of anti-English feeling in Germany in the early years of the Great War, and on the attempt by writers, propagandists and cartoonists to redefine Britain as the chief enemy of the people and their ...

Author: Matthew Stibbe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521027284

Category: History

Page: 284

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This volume focuses on the extremity of anti-English feeling in Germany in the early years of the Great War, and on the attempt by writers, propagandists and cartoonists to redefine Britain as the chief enemy of the people and their cultural heritage.

Poems of the Great War

Published to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Armistice, this collection is intended to be an introduction to the great wealth of World War I poetry.

Author:

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141181035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Published to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Armistice, this collection is intended to be an introduction to the great wealth of World War I poetry. The sequence of poems is random and drawn from a number of sources, mixing both well-known and less familiar poetry.

On the Western Front

A centenary collector's set containing four DVDs, examining the most major brutal conflict of World War IUnderstanding World War I is crucial to understanding the history of the 20th century, to the present day.

Author: Michael Lepine

Publisher: Front Row Books

ISBN: 0957690916

Category: History

Page: 112

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A centenary collector's set containing four DVDs, examining the most major brutal conflict of World War IUnderstanding World War I is crucial to understanding the history of the 20th century, to the present day. This DVD set provides a detailed explanation of why war broke out and how technology and tactics developed throughout the conflict, and determined which battles were won and lost and how these were crucial to its outcome. The discs include more than five hours of rare and unseen footage for the first time on DVD, including WWI 1914-1918, Battle of La Marne, The Battle of The Somme, and The Battle of Verdun.

Victory Must be Ours

Victory Must Be Ours explores the Germany which in 1914 took a prestigious leap into darkness.

Author: Laurence V. Moyer

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473820241

Category: History

Page: 219

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Europe went to war in 1914 tot he sound of brass bands and cheering crowds; in every country, civilians and soldiers alike believed that the war would be won by Christmas time. By the time Christmas arrived, however, it became clear that this, indeed, would be a much longer war. In the months and years which followed, combatants perused the war with boundless intensity in order to emerge victorious. This was partially true of Germany where publicists pictured it as a life-and-death struggle for the survival of a nation surrounded by hostile enemies No nation involve din the conflict so completely mobilised its population, its resources, its energies into such a single-minded pursuit of the war. This unusual and incisive account chronicles Germany in World War 1 from the viewpoint of the solders who fought the battles and civilians who endured the ever increasing trauma of escalating casualties, widespread shortages, and declining conditions of living. It relates how Germany attempted to cope with a massive blockade, the scope of which had not been seen since the days of Napoleon, thus forcing German authorities to adopt a series of sometimes brutal measures, all of which rested on the underlying premise that victory, a clear-cut victory, could be the only acceptable option. Victory Must Be Ours explores the Germany which in 1914 took a prestigious leap into darkness. It explores the ingredients which make the Great War perhaps the single most fateful event in the Twentieth Century, setting in motion the most bloody conflict of all time, World War II.

The Great War 1914 1918

This unique collection will inform in a fresh way the continued historical debates surrounding the Great War and the implications which reach to the present day.

Author: Roy Douglas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415117135

Category: Humor

Page: 157

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The book tells the story of the main events of the war, drawing on contemporary cartoons from Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Russia and other countries. The cartoons are used primarily to illustrate events: to make them more vivid to the reader, but also to bring out aspects of those events which are easy to learn, but complex to comprehend. Why, for example, were people on both sides, of all stations and ranks, prepared to endure the privations and sufferings of the war?

Tanks in the Great War 1914 1918 Illustrated

The world-renowned military expert Major-General J.F.C. Fuller DSO, noted for his many works on military strategy, tactics and history, turns his attention to the famed Royal Tank Corps of World War I. He was in a particularly good position ...

Author: J. Fuller

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1724444867

Category:

Page: 292

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Rare edition with unique illustrations. The world-renowned military expert Major-General J.F.C. Fuller DSO, noted for his many works on military strategy, tactics and history, turns his attention to the famed Royal Tank Corps of World War I. He was in a particularly good position to write such a work as he served from 1916 as part of the Tanks Corps and planned the famous tank attack at Cambrai in 1917, he also took a leading role in the planning of the 1918 autumn offensives that broke the back of German resistance and ended the War. He covers in comprehensively the development of the tank, mechanical characteristics of early British tanks, particularly the Mark I, as well as the early battles at the Somme and Ancre. He also describes the growth of the Tank Corps itself, tank tactics, tank engineering plus the tank battles in 1917-1918. There are also appreciations of German, French and American tank activities.

The Great War 1914 1918

Chronologically arranged with a thread of narrative running it. through it.

Author: John Terraine

Publisher: New York : Macmillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006470939

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 400

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Chronologically arranged with a thread of narrative running it. through it.

The Scots Guards in the Great War 1914 1918 Illustrated Edition

...This book is set out in chronological order, and though the battalions were not in the same division during the first twelve months of the war their actions are not recorded under separate headings.

Author: F. Loraine Petre

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786255532

Category: History

Page: 273

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Includes 15 maps and plans. “In 1914 the Scots Guards (Third Regiment of Foot Guards) consisted of two battalions, both in England and two week after the outbreak of war the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion was formed; this battalion did not go abroad but during the course of the war it provided drafts of 11,201 all ranks for the 1st and 2nd Battalions. The 1st Battalion went to France with the 1st (Gds) Brigade, 1st Division on 14 August and served on the Western Front throughout the war; the 2nd Battalion joined the 20th Brigade of the 7th Division when it formed in September 1914, and landed in Belgium on 7 October 1914 and also served on the Western front for the whole of the war. Losses numbered 111 Officers and 2730 Other Ranks; 30 battle honours and 5 VCs were awarded. In August 1915 the Guards Division was formed in France and both battalions were transferred to it, the 1st to the 2nd Guards Brigade, the 2nd to 3rd Guards Brigade. ...This book is set out in chronological order, and though the battalions were not in the same division during the first twelve months of the war their actions are not recorded under separate headings. Thus both battalions were in action during First Ypres and they both appear in the chapter covering that battle. Apart from war diaries, there are extracts from letters and other contributions from those who were there making up the narrative and the result is a plain, straightforward account. From time to time the list of officers present in both battalions is given as are the names of those who became casualties during any specific action.”-Print ed.

Great War Modernism

This volume aims to explore and clarify the position of the so-called ‘core’ of literary modernism in its seminal engagement with the Great War.

Author: Nanette Norris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611478044

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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New Modernist Studies, while reviving and revitalizing modernist studies through lively, scholarly debate about historicity, aesthetics, politics, and genres, is struggling with important questions concerning the delineation that makes discussion fruitful and possible. This volume aims to explore and clarify the position of the so-called ‘core’ of literary modernism in its seminal engagement with the Great War. In studying the years of the Great War, we find ourselves once more studying ‘the giants,’ about whom there is so much more to say, as well as adding hitherto marginalized writers – and a few visual artists – to the canon. The contention here is that these war years were seminal to the development of a distinguishable literary practice which is called ‘modernism,’ but perhaps could be further delineated as ‘Great War modernism,’ a practice whose aesthetic merits can be addressed through formal analysis. This collection of essays offers new insight into canonical British/American/European modernism of the Great War period using the critical tools of contemporary, expansionist modernist studies. By focusing on war, and on the experience of the soldier and of those dealing with issues of war and survival, these studies link the unique forms of expression found in modernism with the fragmented, violent, and traumatic experience of the time.

The National Guard in the Great War 1914 1918

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Alfred Edye Manning Foster

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0343247267

Category:

Page: 334

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Tanks in the Great War 1914 1918

Classic account of the development and employment of British Tank Corps forces in World War I. Writted by one of the most important British military historians of the 20th century who himself was a Tank Corps officer.

Author: John Frederick Charles Fuller

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898393256

Category: Tanks (Military science)

Page: 338

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This book presents the history of the British Tank Corps and the history of Great Britain's tanks. The author summarizes the campaigns of World War I emphasizing the role of the tanks during each of the battles.