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Author Prior, Robin.

Title The First World War / Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson
Published London : Cassell, 1999


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 W'PONDS  940.4 Pri/Fww  AVAILABLE
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Series The Cassell history of warfare
Cassell history of warfare.
Contents Introduction: The Coming of War. First thoughts. The variety of historical explanation. Making a choice -- Ch. 1. 1914. The plans of war. The plans in action. The onset of stalemate. The persistence of stalemate -- Ch. 2. 1915. The limits on choice. Falkenhayn's dilemma. The Eastern Front in profile. Germany strikes east. Italy to war. The elimination of Serbia. Anglo-French decision-making. Travail on the Western Front. The limits of accomplishment -- Ch. 3. Peripheries. The expanding conflict. Action in the Pacific. The war in Africa. Gallipoli. Mesopotamia and Palestine. Summing up the sideshows -- Ch. 4. 1916. Germany faces west. The Entente makes decisions. Supplying the armies. Verdun. Brusilov. The Somme. End of the day -- Ch. 5. 1917. Choices. The U-boat campaign. Exit Russia. Nivelle's day. Third Ypres. Cambrai. Caporetto. Gains and losses -- Ch. 6. 1918. Culmination. Germany's options. Ludendorff's choice: the east. Ludendorff's choice: the west. Midway. The great reversal. Other fronts -- Conclusion: The Peace Settlement and Beyond. Reconsideration. The issue of compensation. Disappointments and accomplishments. The failure of enforcement. Final thoughts
Summary An exploration of the events leading to World War I, the effects the war had upon the people, economies and industries, and the final results
Notes Series from dustjacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns.
World War, 1914-1918.
Author Wilson, Trevor, 1928-
LC no. 00362964
ISBN 030435256X