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World War 1: A History

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The First World War has shaped the history of the twentieth century. It was the first conflict in which airplanes, submarines, and tanks played a significant role, the first in which casualties on the battlefield outnumbered those from disease. It precipitated the collapse of the empires of Austria-Hungary and Turkey, and it promoted revolution in that of Russia. The USA's entry into the war and the part it played in the peace settlement signalled the arrival on the world stage of a new great power. The victors at Versailles took nationalism as one of their guiding principles; they also aimed at instituting their vision of liberalism and even democracy; the political consequences are still being played out.

In this extensively illustrated book, an international team of experts explores the war in all its different aspects. From its causes to its consequences, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, the course of the war is charted and its political and human consequences assessed. Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role of propaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider social context of fighting which took place at sea and in the air and which ranged on land from the Flanders trenches to the Balkan mountains and the deserts of the Middle East.

The legacy of 'the war to end wars'--in poetry and prose, in collective memory and political culture--is with us still, eighty years after that first Armistice Day. This remarkable book helps us understand that legacy.

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Having a profound influence on the history of the twentieth century, the First World War left an intense legacy that continues to affect both those who lived through it and those who merely read about it in school. It was the first conflict in which airplanes, submarines, and tanks played a significant role and the first in which casualties on the battlefield outnumbered those from disease. It precipitated the collapse of the empires of Austria-Hungary and Turkey, and it promoted revolution in Russia. America's entry into the war and the part it played in the peace settlement signaled the arrival on the world stage of a new great power.

In this extensively illustrated book, an international team of experts explores the war in all its different aspects. From its causes to its consequences, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, the course of the war is charted, and its political and human consequences assessed. The legacy of 'the war to end wars'--in poetry and prose, in collective memory and political culture--is with us still, eighty years after that first Armistice Day. This remarkable book helps us understand that legacy.

About the Author

Hew Strachan is Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow, and Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Politics of the British Army (OUP, 1997).

Table of Contents

Introduction, Hew Strachan

1. The Origins of the War, Samuel R. Williamson Jr

2. The Strategy of the Central Powers 1914-1917, L. L. Farrar

3. Manoeuvre Warfare: The Eastern and Western Fronts 1914-1915, D. E. Showalter

4. The Strategy of the Entente Powers, David French

5. The Balkans 1914-1918, R. J. Crampton

6. Turkey's War, Ulrich Trumpener

7. The War in Africa, David Killingray

8. The War at Sea, Paul Halpern

9. Economic Warfare, B. J. C. McKercher

10. Economic Mobilization: Money, Munitions, and Machines, Hew Strachan

11. Women, War, and Work, Gail Braybon

12. The Challenge to Liberalism: The Politics of the Home Fronts, J. A. Turner

13. Eastern Front and Western Front, 1916-1917, Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson

14. Mutinies and Military Morale, David Englander

15. War Aims and Peace Negotiations, David Stevenson

16. Propaganda and the Mobilization of Consent, J. M. Winter

17. Socialism, Peace, and Revolution 1917-1918, John Horne

18. The Entry of the USA into the War and its Effects, David Trask

19. The German Victories, 1917-1918, Holger H. Herwig

20. The War in the Air, John H. Morrow, Jr.

21. The Allied Victories, 1918, Tim Travers

22. The Peace Settlement, Zara Steiner

23. Memory and the Great War, Modris Eksteins

Further Reading; Illustration Sources; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198206149
Subtitle:
A History
Editor:
Strachan, Hew
Author:
Strachan, Hew
Author:
null, Hew
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
History, Other | Military | WWI
Subject:
History, Other | Military History | WWI
Copyright:
Series Volume:
357
Publication Date:
19990204
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 color, 147 halftones and maps illus
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.9 x 9.6 x 1 in 2.375 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Having a profound influence on the history of the twentieth century, the First World War left an intense legacy that continues to affect both those who lived through it and those who merely read about it in school. It was the first conflict in which airplanes, submarines, and tanks played a significant role and the first in which casualties on the battlefield outnumbered those from disease. It precipitated the collapse of the empires of Austria-Hungary and Turkey, and it promoted revolution in Russia. America's entry into the war and the part it played in the peace settlement signaled the arrival on the world stage of a new great power.

In this extensively illustrated book, an international team of experts explores the war in all its different aspects. From its causes to its consequences, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, the course of the war is charted, and its political and human consequences assessed. The legacy of 'the war to end wars'--in poetry and prose, in collective memory and political culture--is with us still, eighty years after that first Armistice Day. This remarkable book helps us understand that legacy.

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