The First World War was a war of extraordinary intensity and one which has shaped the history of the twentieth century. It was the first conflict in which aeroplanes, submarines, and tanks played a significant role, the first in which casualties on the battlefield outnumbered those from disease. 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 Western Front to the Eastern, from the 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.
While the war was fought on many fronts and in many different ways, the unifying experience of participants was that of the trenches. 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.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2001. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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 & 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. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0192893254
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