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Enduring the Great War : combat, morale and collapse in the German and British armies, 1914-1918

Author: Alexander Watson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge military histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This account of how German and British soldiers endured the horror of the First World War argues that at the heart of armies' robustness lay natural human resilience. It explains why the British outlasted their opponents by examining and comparing German and British soldiers' motivation, morale and coping mechanisms. --from publisher description.
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Named Person: Heer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Watson
ISBN: 9780521881012 0521881013 9780521123082 0521123089
OCLC Number: 181140927
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Awards: Joint winner of In manuscript form, Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library's Fraenkel Prize 2006
Description: xv, 288 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: War of endurance --
Why men fought: combat motivation in the trenches --
Self-deception and survival: mental coping strategies --
Junior leadership: command, cohesion and combat motivation --
Morale and military endurance --
The German collapse in 1918: strike, mutiny or an ordered surrender?
Series Title: Cambridge military histories.
Responsibility: Alexander Watson.
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This unique account of how German and British soldiers endured the horror of the First World War argues that at the heart of armies' robustness lay natural human resilience. It explains why the  Read more...

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Review of the hardback: 'Alexander Watson's Enduring the Great War is certainly a must-read for all students of World War I, as well as those who write about it. Ably written and nicely illustrated, Read more...

 
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