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The First World War : a complete history

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1996, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Owl books edView all editions and formats
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Narrative of the war which left fourteen million dead and changed the political, social, and cultural landscape of Europe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gilbert
ISBN: 0805047344 9780805047349 0805076174 9780805076172
OCLC Number: 34792651
Notes: "An Owl book."
Description: xxiv, 615 pages, [40] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prelude to war --
"Wild with joy" --
The opening struggle --
From Mons to the Marne --
Digging in : the start of trench warfare --
Towards the first Christmas : "mud and slime and vermin" --
Stalemate and the search for breakthroughs --
The Gallipoli landings --
The Entente in danger --
The Central Powers in the ascendant --
The continuing failure of the Entente --
"This war will end at Verdun" --
"Europe is mad, the world is mad" --
The Battle of the Somme : 'It is going to be a bloody holocaust" --
War on every front --
The Intensification of the war --
War, desertion, mutiny --
Stalemate in the west, turmoil in the east --
Battle at Passchendaele ; Revolution in Russia --
The terms of war and peace --
The Central Powers on the verge of triumph --
Germany's last great onslaught --
"The battle, the battle, nothing else counts" --
The Allied counter-attack --
The turn of the tide --
The collapse of the Central Powers --
The final armistice --
Peacemaking and remembrance --
" ... to the memory of that great company."
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Narrative of the war which left fourteen million dead and changed the political, social, and cultural landscape of Europe.

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