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Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

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ISBN-10: 0192893254

ISBN-13: 9780192893253

Edition: 2000

Authors: Hew Strachan

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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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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of Colour Plates
List of Maps
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
The Origins of the War
The Strategy of the Central Powers, 1914-1917
Manoeuvre Warfare: The Eastern and Western Fronts, 1914-1915
The Strategy of the Entente Powers, 1914-1917
The Balkans, 1914-1918
Turkey's War
The War in Africa
The War at Sea
Economic Warfare
Economic Mobilization: Money, Munitions, and Machines
Women, War, and Work
The Challenge to Liberalism: The Politics of the Home Fronts
Eastern Front and Western Front, 1916-1917
Mutinies and Military Morale
War Aims and Peace Negotiations
Propaganda and the Mobilization of Consent
Socialism, Peace, and Revolution, 1917-1918
The Entry of the USA into the War and its Effects
The German Victories, 1917-1918
The War in the Air
The Allied Victories, 1918
The Peace Settlement
Memory and the Great War
Further Reading
Illustration Sources
Index