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Author Gilbert, Martin.

Title The First World War : a Complete History
Published New York : Rosetta Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (633 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of maps; Introduction; Acknowledgements; 1. Prelude to war; 2. 'Wild with joy'; 3. The opening struggle; 4. From Mons to the Marne; 5. Digging in: the start of trench warfare; 6. Towards the first Christmas: 'mud and slime and vermin'; 7. Stalemate and the search for breakthroughs; 8. The Gallipoli landings; 9. The Entente in danger; 10. The Central Powers in the ascendant; 11. The continuing failure of the Entente; 12. 'This war will end at Verdun'; 13. 'Europe is mad. The world is mad.'
14. The Battle of the Somme: 'It is going to be a bloody holocaust'15. War on every front; 16. The intensification of the war; 17. War, desertion, mutiny; 18. Stalemate in the west, turmoil in the east; 19. Battle at Passchendaele; Revolution in Russia; 20. The terms of war and peace; 21. The Central Powers on the verge of triumph; 22. Germany's last great onslaught; 23. 'The battle, the battle, nothing else counts'; 24. The Allied counter-attack; 25. The turn of the tide; 26. The collapse of the Central Powers; 27. The final armistice; 28. Peacemaking and remembrance
29. ' ... to the memory of that great company'Bibliography; Maps; Index; Endnotes
Summary They called it the War to End All Wars, but it was only the beginning of the global conflicts that rocked the 20th Century. The First World War redrew national boundaries, eliminated monarchies, and left millions of soldiers and civilians dead, and its impact has continued to shape the Western political and social landscape since. In this sweeping narrative, best-selling historian Martin Gilbert provides a view of the conflict that's both global and personal, drawing on eyewitness accounts, contemporary reporting, and first-hand documentation. It offers an imme
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Subject World War, 1914-1918.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 079533723X (electronic bk.) (EPUB)
9780795337239 (electronic bk.) (EPUB)