Great War A Combat History of the First World War

ISBN-10: 0199976279

ISBN-13: 9780199976270

Edition: 2013

Authors: Peter Hart

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World War I was the single most important event of the twentieth century, shaping the world that we live in today. A truly global conflict, it changed the course of world history: empires fell, powerful political forces were unleashed, dreadful post-war social and economic conditions left millions in a state of despair. Understanding the Great War, and the decisions that drove its progression, is imperative to understanding the history of the twentieth century and the present day.InThe Great War, acclaimed historian Peter Hart explores World War I in arenas across the globe, combining historical scholarship with vivid and unfamiliar eye-witness accounts from generals, kings, and ordinary soldiers. He focuses in particular on the military conduct of the Great War, explaining how technology and tactics developed over the course of the engagement, and considers the strategic imperatives that drove commanders into battle. With an enthralling narrative that follows the most significant battles and illuminates key players in every arena,The Great Waris a masterful history of the devastating conflict whose 100th anniversary is fast approaching.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/9/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Maps
Preface
The Road to War
The Western Front, 1914
The Eastern Front, 1914
The Sea War, 1914-15
The Western Front, 1915
The Eastern Front, 1915
Gallipoli, 1915
Salonika, 1915-18
The Western Front, 1916
The Eastern Front, 1916
The Sea War, 1916
Mesopotamia, 1914-18
The Eastern Front, 1917-18
The Sea War, 1917-18
The Western Front, 1917
Italy, 1915-18
The Sinai and Palestinian Campaigns, 1915-18
The Western Front, 1918
A World Without War?
Notes
Acknowledgements
Picture Credits
Index
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