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The Western Front : battleground and home front in the First World War

Author: Hunt Tooley
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Series: European history in perspective (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of World War I crosses the boundaries of national histories to examine the various connections between the 400-mile long Western Front and the home fronts of the United Kingdom, France,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hunt Tooley
ISBN: 033365062X 9780333650622 0333650638 9780333650639
OCLC Number: 51983401
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: x, 305 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Origins, Preconditions, Outbreak --
The European System and War --
Social Conflicts and the Origins of the War --
The United States --
War, the Nation, and the State in 1900 --
Superiority, Aggression, Technology, and Violence --
Planning for War --
The Formation of Opposing Camps --
The July Crisis --
2. Mobility and Unity --
The Battle of the Frontiers --
The Mobile War and the Soldiers --
The Politics of Military Emergency --
The First Battle of the Marne --
3. Stalemate and Mobilization, 1915/1916 --
The Generation of Stalemate --
The Dynamics of Stalemate --
The Political Economy of Artillery Shells --
Life on the Front --
"Smile, Smile, Smile" --
4. Innovation, Persuasion, Centralization --
The Political Economy of the Stalemate War --
A Changing Military --
Civilian Fabric --
Entente Mobilization and Imperial Resources --
Mass and Elite Mobilization --
International Mobilization: Diplomacy, the Blockade, and American Neutrality --
5. The Crucible of War: 1916 --
The Attritional War: The Blockade and Verdun --
The Somme --
The Political and Social Mechanics of Attrition --
6. 1917: New Strains, New War --
The United States Intervenes --
Attack!: The Nivelle Offensive and the Mutiny --
Attack!: Passchendaele --
The Russian Revolutions and the Western Front --
Strains and Stresses in the West --
Irish Home Fronts and Battle Fronts --
7. Transformations: Politics, Culture, Warfare --
Safe for Democracy? --
A New Irony? Art, Culture, and the War --
Breakup of the Stalemate and a New Military Synthesis --
The Americans and Alliance War-Making --
Kaiserschlacht and Hundred Days --
8. Collapse, Armistice, Conclusions --
The End of the War: Allied Victory and German Revolution --
The Diplomats and the "Peace" --
Repairing the Damage --
Mere Statistics.
Series Title: European history in perspective (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Hunt Tooley.
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