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1914 : the year the world ended

Author: Paul Ham
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1914: The Year The World Ended is a history of the events, and the people who lived through them, which led to the outbreak of the First World War and the creation of the front line that became the scene of the most concentrated slaughter of human beings in history. The lives of millions of young men would be wasted - killed or dreadfully wounded - in a doomed struggle to control a trench line running from Liege in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ham
ISBN: 9780857522368 0857522361 1864711426 9781864711424
OCLC Number: 882082316
Notes: Originally published: Australia: William Heinemann, 2013.
Description: xxix, 704 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The Tyranny of the Past, 1870--1900s --
1. Nijinsky's Faun --
2. The Rise of the Machines --
3.A German Place in the Sun --
4. Serbian Vendettas --
5. Enter Austria-Hungary --
6. The Kaiser's World --
7. The Franco-Russian Vice --
8. The Wild Card --
pt. 2 Wilful Blindness and Blinkered Vision, 1900--1914 --
9. Runaway War --
10. Schlieffen's Apocalypse --
11. England Comes in from the Cold --
12. English Germanophobia --
13. Meanwhile, in Bosnia-Herzegovina --
14. Teutons --
and an Italian --
Under Siege --
15.A Gunboat to Agadir --
16. Friedrich von Bernhardi's Fittest --
17. Brigadier General Sir Henry Wilson's Plan --
18. French Vengeance --
19. Sea Supremacy --
20. Crises in the Balkans --
21. Armed for `Inevitable War' --
pt. 3 1914 --
In the Salons of Power --
22.A Better Year? --
23. Edward Grey's Menage a Quatre --
24. The Uses of Franz Ferdinand, Dead --
25. Austria-Hungary: Desperate for War --
26. Exceptional Tranquillity --
27. The Ultimatum to Serbia --
28. You Are Setting Fire to Europe --
29. The Serbs Reply --
30. Every Cause for War Has Vanished --
31. Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia --
32. Willy, Nicky and Georgie --
33. The End of British `Neutrality' --
34. Smash Your Telephone: Russia Mobilises --
35. Germany Declares War on Russia --
36. Germany Declares War on France --
37. Necessity Knows No Law --
38. The Last Lamp --
39. Sweet and Right to Die for Your Country --
pt. 4 1914--On the Ground --
40. The Rape of Belgium --
41. On the French Frontiers --
42. The Retreat --
43. The Miracle of the Marne --
44. Serbian Shock, Russian Rout, Austrian Annihilation --
45. The Creation of the Western Front --
Epilogue --
The Year the World Ended --
Appendices.
Other Titles: Nineteen fourteen :
Responsibility: Paul Ham.

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In August 1914, the European powers plunged the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient political systems and set the world on  Read more...

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