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The First World War (Twentieth-Century Wars)

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Publisher Comments:

This work aims to explain World War I in a manner the lay person can understand, and more advanced readers will still find intriguing. It covers a broad canvas, but does so with great economy. The origins of the war, both diplomatic and social, are discussed and the reader is then taken through the major battles on the Eastern and Western Fronts. This provides an insight into the eventual Allied victory. The war at sea, on the home front and in distant theatres is also carefully examined. There is, in addition, a worm's-eye view of the conflict as it was experienced by the men in the trenches.

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The origins of the First World War, both diplomatic and social, are discussed thoroughly examined. The reader is then taken through the major battles on the Eastern and Western fronts, and is given insight into the eventual Allied victory. The war at sea, on the home front, and in distant theaters is carefully examined. The war as it was experienced by the men in the trenches is also explored.

About the Author

Gerard J. De Groot is Senior Lecturer and Department Chair of Modern History, University of St. Andrews.

Table of Contents

Origins * The Western Front, 1914-1917 * The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 * The War at Sea * Sideshows and Imperial Struggles * 1918 * Home Fronts * The Soldiers War * A Peace of Sorts * "The Rank Stench of those Bodies Haunts Me Still"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780333745359
Author:
DeGroot, Gerald J.
Author:
De Groot, Gerard J.
Author:
DeGroot, Gerald J.
Author:
Gerard J. De Groot
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Twentieth-Century Wars
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.56 x 6.4 x 0.53 in

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The origins of the First World War, both diplomatic and social, are discussed thoroughly examined. The reader is then taken through the major battles on the Eastern and Western fronts, and is given insight into the eventual Allied victory. The war at sea, on the home front, and in distant theaters is carefully examined. The war as it was experienced by the men in the trenches is also explored.
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