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The first world war : Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918

Author: Holger H Herwig, 1941-
Publisher: London : Arnold, 1996.
Series: Modern wars.
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Drawing on his own archival research over the past decade, Holger Heinrich analyses why Vienna opted for war in 1914 and why Berlin took the calculated risk to back that decision.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holger H Herwig, 1941-
ISBN: 0340573481 9780340573488
OCLC Number: 422784895
Notes: Index, bibliography.
Target Audience: For adults.
Description: 496 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Names, places and dates; origins - "now or never"; the plans of war; the great gamble, 1914; towards industrialized war, 1915; dual defeats, 1916 - from the Meuse to the Sereth; the long-war reality, 1915-16; survival; a sea-change 1917; the last levy, 1917-18; operation "Michael" - the "last card"; defeat, 1918-19.
Series Title: Modern wars.
Responsibility: by Holger H. Herwig.

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This work provides a treatment of how Germany and Austria-Hungary - two of the key belligerents in The Great War - conducted the war and what defeat meant to them. It considers why Vienna opted for  Read more...

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