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The Great War

Author: Correlli Barnett
Publisher: New York : Putnam, 1980, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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On June 28 1914 Archduke Frans Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a young Austrian student who fired three shots from a pistol at close range. From these three shots and two deaths the violence was to ripple outwards across Europe and then the world in a conflict so terrible, so gigantic, that men where to remember it, very simply, as 'The Great War'.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barnett, Correlli.
Great War.
New York : Putnam, 1980, ©1979
(OCoLC)569057007
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Correlli Barnett
ISBN: 0399123865 9780399123863
OCLC Number: 6189861
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: The lamps are going out --
To win a quick victory --
The coming of a stalemate --
The civilians go to war --
Gallipoli : vision and reality --
France will bleed to death --
The Battle of the Somme --
The German fleet assaults its jailer --
New leaders and fresh hopes --
A disorderly mob, bearing red flags --
They called it Passchendaele --
The impact of total war --
The Emperor's battle --
The black day of the German army --
War against the Bulgar and the Turk --
Victory and defeat.
Responsibility: Correlli Barnett.

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On June 28 1914 Archduke Frans Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a young Austrian student who fired three shots from a pistol at close range. From these three shots and two deaths the violence was to ripple outwards across Europe and then the world in a conflict so terrible, so gigantic, that men where to remember it, very simply, as 'The Great War'.

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