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The generals' war : operational level command on the Western Front in 1918

Author: David T Zabecki
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Twentieth-century battles.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Known as the War to End All Wars and the Great War, World War I introduced new forms of mass destruction and modern technological warfare. When the Bolsheviks pulled Russia out of the war in late 1917, the Germans turned their offensive efforts to the Western Front in an attempt to win the war in 1918. But as fresh American troops entered Europe, the strategic scales tipped against Germany. Much of how World War I  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David T Zabecki
ISBN: 0253037018 9780253037015
OCLC Number: 1016497844
Description: xvii, 404 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Generalship in the Great War; 2. Future Shock on the 1914-1918 Battlefield; 3. The Strategic Situation at the End of 1917; 4. The Commanders in Chief; 5. The Yanks Are Coming; 6. Two Conferences in November 1917; 7. The Gathering Storm; 8. MICHAEL and GEORGETTE: Ludendorff versus Haig; 9. BLÜCHER and GNEISENAU: Ludendorff versus Foch and Pétain; 10. Operation MARNESCHUTZ-REIMS and the Second Battle of the Marne: Foch Wrests the Initiative; 11. Hamel to Mont St. Quentin: Haig Assumes the Offensive 12. Closing to the Hindenburg Line: Foch Tightens the Vise; 13. The Allied General Offensive: Foch Moves In for the Kill; 14. Armistice and Occupation: 11. November 1918-28 June 1919; 15. The Fluctuating Verdict of History; Appendix I: Biographical Chronologies; Appendix II: A Note on General Officer Ranks.
Series Title: Twentieth-century battles.
Responsibility: Major General David T. Ząbecki, US Army (Ret.) ; foreword by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.).

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