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The First World War : a Complete History.

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: New York : Rosetta Books, 2014.
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They called it the War to End All Wars, but it was only the beginning of the global conflicts that rocked the 20th Century. The First World War redrew national boundaries, eliminated monarchies, and left millions of soldiers and civilians dead, and its impact has continued to shape the Western political and social landscape since. In this sweeping narrative, best-selling historian Martin Gilbert provides a view of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gilbert, Martin.
First World War : A Complete History.
New York : Rosetta Books, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gilbert
ISBN: 9780795337239 079533723X 9780795337253 0795337256
OCLC Number: 881571835
Description: 1 online resource (633 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of maps; Introduction; Acknowledgements; 1. Prelude to war; 2. 'Wild with joy'; 3. The opening struggle; 4. From Mons to the Marne; 5. Digging in: the start of trench warfare; 6. Towards the first Christmas: 'mud and slime and vermin'; 7. Stalemate and the search for breakthroughs; 8. The Gallipoli landings; 9. The Entente in danger; 10. The Central Powers in the ascendant; 11. The continuing failure of the Entente; 12. 'This war will end at Verdun'; 13. 'Europe is mad. The world is mad.' 14. The Battle of the Somme: 'It is going to be a bloody holocaust'15. War on every front; 16. The intensification of the war; 17. War, desertion, mutiny; 18. Stalemate in the west, turmoil in the east; 19. Battle at Passchendaele; Revolution in Russia; 20. The terms of war and peace; 21. The Central Powers on the verge of triumph; 22. Germany's last great onslaught; 23. 'The battle, the battle, nothing else counts'; 24. The Allied counter-attack; 25. The turn of the tide; 26. The collapse of the Central Powers; 27. The final armistice; 28. Peacemaking and remembrance. 29. ' ... to the memory of that great company'Bibliography; Maps; Index; Endnotes.

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They called it the War to End All Wars, but it was only the beginning of the global conflicts that rocked the 20th Century. The First World War redrew national boundaries, eliminated monarchies, and left millions of soldiers and civilians dead, and its impact has continued to shape the Western political and social landscape since. In this sweeping narrative, best-selling historian Martin Gilbert provides a view of the conflict that's both global and personal, drawing on eyewitness accounts, contemporary reporting, and first-hand documentation. It offers an imme.

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