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Ghosts of war : a history of World War I in poetry and prose

Author: Andrew Ferguson
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The grand narratives of World War I focus on the action and strategy of combat: this masterful work retells the war in an accessible and genuinely moving way. This work tracks the progress of the global war using the words of more than 100 poets and writers. Their words bring the conflict to life in a real, dramatic and sometimes humorous manner. Numerous accounts of the Great War are written from an Anglo-centric  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)925498751
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ferguson
ISBN: 0750969717 9780750969710
OCLC Number: 959428453
Description: 1 online resource : maps
Contents: Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Nicola Sturgeon; Acknowledgements; Ghosts of War; Maps; Introduction; The War Poets; 1 Setting the Scene; The Three Cousins; Growing Tension; Choosing Your Partner; The Simmering Brew; 2 The Overture; Stirring the Ethnic Soup; Sarajevo: June 1914; The Austrian Ultimatum; The Schlieffen Plan: Germany Declares War; 3 The Curtain Rises; Germany Invades Belgium: Britain Declares War; 'Your King and Country Want You'; Kitchener's Army; The Human Cost; 4 Act One: The Opening of Hostilities; The British Expeditionary Force; The British Arrive in France The First Battle of Ypres (19 October-22 November 1914)Life in the Trenches; The Battle of the Falklands (8 December 1914); The Christmas Truce (24 December 1914); Austria's Wars; The Russian Campaign; 5 Act Two: The War in 1915; The Western Front; The Weapons of War; The Second Battle of Ypres (22 April-27 May 1915); The Eastern Front; Italy (Eventually) Enters the War (23 May 1915); War by Proxy --
The War in the Colonies; The Dardanelles Campaign (19 February 1915-9 January 1916); The War in the Air; The Sinking of RMS Lusitania (7 May 1915) Aubers Ridge and the Battle of Festubert (9 May and 15-25 May 1915)No Man's Land; Such is Death --
A Sonnet by Charles Hamilton Sorley; The Poppies in Flanders Fields; The Battle of Loos: The 'Scottish Battle' (5 September-7 November 1915); When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead --
Charles Hamilton Sorley; The Meeting of Graves and Sassoon; Christ in Flanders; The Care of the Wounded; The Defeat of Serbia; Snow in France; 6 Act Three: Haig Takes Command; The Battle of Verdun (21 February-18 December 1916); In Memoriam: Private D. Sutherland; The Battle of Jutland (31 May 1916) The Battle of the Somme (1 July-18 November 1916)The Baleful Bard --
Ewart Alan Mackintosh; The Arab Revolt (5 June 1916); 7 Act Four: The War in 1917; The Winter of 1916-1917; The Tsar Abdicates (15 March 1917); The United States Declares War on Germany (6 April 1917); The Battle of Arras (9 April-16 May 1917); 'A Soldier's Declaration'; 'Dottyville': Craiglockhart Hospital; The Third Battle of Ypres: The Battle of Passchendaele (31 July-10 November 1917); The Battle of Cambrai (20 November-7 December 1917); Ewart Alan Mackintosh; 8 The Last Act; The Michael Offensive (21 March 1918) The Battle of Amiens: The Allies Advance (8 August 1918)The Final Assault (26 September 1918); The Armistice is Signed (11 November 1918); 9 The Curtain Falls; The Treaty of Versailles; Britain After the War; The Impact of the War on Scotland; 'The Pity of War'; Sources
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The First World War produced a unique outpouring of prose and poetry depicting the stark realism of a brutal and futile war; Using the words of over one hundred poets and writers, Andrew Ferguson  Read more...

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