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Author Strachan, Hew.

Title The First World War / Hew Strachan
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001-
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Description 1 online resource (volumes <1>) : maps
Contents The origins of the war -- Willingly to war -- The Western Front in 1914 -- The Eastern Front in 1914 -- The war in northern waters, 1914-1915 -- War in the Pacific, 1914-1917 -- The dark continent: colonial conflict in sub-Saharan Africa -- Turkey's entry -- Germany's global strategy -- Financing the war -- Industrial mobilization -- Conclusion: the ideas of 1914
Summary World War I was the war which has had the greatest impact on the course of the twentieth century. The first generation of its historians had access to a limited range of sources, and they focused primarily on military events. More recent approaches have embraced cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. In this authoritative and readable history, Hew Strachan combines these perspectives with a military and strategic narrative. The result is an account that breaks the bounds of national preoccupations to become both global and comparative. The first of three volumes in this study, To arms examines not only the causes of the war and its opening clashes on land and sea, but also the ideas that underpinned it, and the motivations of the people who supported it. It provides pioneering accounts of the war's finances, the war in Africa, and the Central Powers' bid to widen the war outside Europe
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (volumes 1, pages 1141-1190) and index
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Subject World War, 1914-1918.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191608343
0203136942 (e-book ; PDF)
9780203136942 (e-book ; PDF)
(v. 1)
(v. 1 pbk.)
(v. 1)
(v. 1 pbk.)
Other Titles 1st World War