First World War Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918

ISBN-10: 0340573481
ISBN-13: 9780340573488
Edition: 1996
Authors: Holger H. Herwig
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Description: This book draws on ten years of archival research to provide the first comprehensive treatment in English of how Germany and Austria-Hungary conducted World War I and what defeat meant to them.

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This book draws on ten years of archival research to provide the first comprehensive treatment in English of how Germany and Austria-Hungary conducted World War I and what defeat meant to them.

Noted historian Bercuson has uncovered much new information on the Bismarck, including a close examination of the wreck itself, discovered on the ocean floor only in 1989.

List of Maps
General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Names, places, and dates
Introduction
Origins: 'Now or Never'
Vienna: War as Salvation
Berlin: The 'Calculated Risk'
The 'Leap into the Dark'
Questionable Allies: Britain and Italy
The 'Mood of 1914'
The Plans of War
Almost Allies: Conrad and Moltke to 1914
Conrad von Hotzendorf: War at any Price
Moltke: The March to the Marne
Plan 19: The Russian 'Steamroller'
Plan XVII: A Berlin
Britain: Continental Commitment?
The Great Gamble, 1914
'This War is Great and Wonderful'
Tannenberg: Reality and Myth
Conrad's War
The Battle of the Marne
The Last Hurrah
Towards Industrialized War, 1915
The German Command System Implodes
Wars of 'Limited Means'
The Italian 'Snake'
'The Bones of a Pomeranian Grenadier'
Deadlock: The Western Front
Dual defeats: from the Meuse to the Sereth, 1916
Verdun: 'The Heart of France'
The Somme: 'Battles of Material'
Lutsk: 'Lack of Luck'
The Romanian Detour
The long-war reality, 1915-16
Austria-Hungary: On the Brink
Of Men and Machines: The Third OHL
'Total War': Reality and Myth
Survival
Hunger: Austria-Hungary
Belegauered Fortress: Germany
Death, Disease, and Doctors
The Politics of 'Total' War
A sea-change, 1917
U-Boat Warfare: Playing Va Banque
The Nivelle Offensive: A Berlin Once More
Triumph in the East
Caporetto: A Cosmetic Victory
The last levy, 1917-18
The Hollow Ally
Strikes and Mutinies
The k.u.k. Army Disintegrates
Germany: Mutinies, Strikes and Megalomania
Operation Michael: the 'last card'
Tactical Virtuosity
The Battle
The Turning Point
Defeat, 1918-19
Finis Austriae
Finis Prussiae
Bibliography
Index

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