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The First World War

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHew Strachan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD521 .S86 2004
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxviii, 364 p.
    Number of Pages364
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3691352M
    ISBN 100670032956
    ISBN 109780670032952
    LC Control Number2003062191

    Hart, The Great War ; M. A useful reference work on British air power during the First World War, covering the RFC, RNAS and the formation of the RAF, with useful sections on organisation, aircraft, airfields, actual operations on the home front, the Western Front and further afield The First World War book well as the training and background structure of all three organisations [ read full review ] The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I, general editor Chris Bishop. An effective approach to this familiar topic, linking the cemeteries to the battles fought in their vicinity and attempting to explain where the men buried in each one were killed. He remained for 26 years, becoming a senior lecturer in military history during his tenure, during which he also held a visiting professorship at Princeton University and was Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar College. See also W.

    Yet when World War I ended, the immense suffering it had caused gave rise to a general revulsion to any kind of war, and a large part of mankind placed its hopes in the newly created League of Nations. It's been criticised for being self-pitying, but come on! Stone, World War One ; G. Bernd Ulrich and Benjamin Ziemann. It is beautifully illustrated and simply presented for impact.

    A guide to the battle of the Somme built around a series of battlefield trails that visit the many Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries on the battlefield. He remained for 26 years, becoming a senior lecturer in military history during his tenure, during which he also held a visiting professorship at Princeton University and was Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar College. Although the similar title is a coincidence I can't help my real-life grandfather having a similar name as Mill's fictitious character! Bassford stated, "Nothing anywhere in Keegan's work — despite his many diatribes about Clausewitz and 'the Clausewitzians' — reflects any reading whatsoever of Clausewitz's own writings. I hope you enjoy these recommendations.


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A Gallipoli memoir published inbut written during the war, centred on Mure's 43 days on shore at Gallipoli. Made up of articles produced for a conference at Weetwood Halls, Leeds, so produced by a wide range of experts, thus explaining the wide range of articles and the unusual topics Read Full Review Doncaster in the Great War, Symeon Mark Waller.

World War I Causes

Two interesting books in one - first a general history of the battle of Caporetto, where the Germans and Austrians nearly broke the Italian army and second an examination of the young Rommel's role in the battle where he first made his name.

Supported by copious eyewitness accounts, this is an excellent study of this often neglected battle. It is wonderfully illustrated, includes Sikh and Australian regiments, which helps children understand that the conflict was truly a world war.

Looks at the key battles on the left bank of the Meuse at Verdun, which saw the Germans attempt to capture a series of French viewpoints that allowed their artillery to hit the Germans operating on the right bank.

Five Books on World War I

Except for the conquest of most of Germany's overseas colonies by the British and Japanese, the year opened with a dark outlook for The First World War book Allies.

This one is an eye opener. A history of the British Army's involvement in the Battle of the Aisne, the moment when the war of movement ended and the stalemate of the trenches began, effectively beginning the Western Front as we understand it.

A study of the fortifications of Verdun, from the first modern works The First World War book the Franco-Prussian War to the brutal siege of and on to the modern preservation of the battlefield. Looks at the opening clashes between Russia and Austria-Hungary on the Eastern Front of the First World War, some of the biggest battles ofand a series of defeats that played a major part in the decline and fall of the Hapsburg Empire, destroying the pre-war Regular army that had been one of the strongest props of the Hapsburg realm and giving the Russians a rare clear-cut victory [ read full review ] MI5 at War How MI5 Foiled the Spies of the Kaiser in the First World War, Chris Northcott.

Focuses on what the air forces were attempting to achieve and how successful they were, with the more familiar duals between air aces and technological developments placed more firmly in context than is normally the case.

It was from this literary perspective that he wrote The Great War and Modern Memory, about life in the trenches. Reading this story as a teenager moved and affected me deeply. Keegan was described as "profoundly mistaken".

On July 23, Serbia was given a nearly unacceptable ultimatum. Sixteen walks on the Somme battlefield, each with a discussion of the historical significance of the area, supported by a good selection of contemporary and modern photographs, useful sketch maps and contemporary trench maps.

So when he enlists as a stretcher-bearer in World War I, his gentle way with donkeys soon leads him to his calling.

Books on the First World War

As I mentioned earlier, it is always important to understand war, and the nature of war, from the perspectives of good and bad. Not every soldier who fought with the enemy, in this case the German Army, was the embodiment of pure evil.

Quentin, John Hutton. Well designed for use as a guide, ring bound with oversized covers fold out covers useable as bookmarks, as well as keeping rain off the book. An honest, largely unvarnished account of the fighting, which despite Mure's pride in the Allied achievement on Gallipoli doesn't skip over the horrors of the fighting, from the constant presence of death to Mure's own nervous breakdown that saw him invalided home.

Produced twenty years after the first edition, the author's knowledge of the battlefield shines through. He grew up in the small mill town of Bury, and The First World War book grandfather had survived Gallipoli.

A sober look at the performance of MI5 between its formation in and the end of the The First World War book World War, focusing as The First World War book on the internal structure of MI5, and the laws that allowed it to operate as on its activities and individual cases.

Remarque was drafted into the German army at the age of Well illustrated, and the text is supported by a good selection of eyewitness accounts describing the impact of the new technology as seen by those who were using it [ read full review ] Instrument of War - The German ArmyDennis Showalter.

Focuses on the successful South African invasion of German South-West Africa, a brief campaign that rarely gets more than a paragraph or two in histories of the First World War. Despite signs of exhaustion on both sides, the war went on, drawing ever more nations into the maelstrom.

Bassford stated, "Nothing anywhere in Keegan's work — despite his many diatribes about Clausewitz and 'the Clausewitzians' — reflects any reading whatsoever of Clausewitz's own writings. Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter Another portrait of the home front, this one set in Denver, Colorado, about the incipient love between the protagonist and a soldier.Nov 10,  · Five Books on World War I The memoir has been called the best-known book of a woman’s World War I experience, and is a significant work for the feminist movement and the development of.

Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL (15 May – 2 August ) was an English military historian, lecturer, writer and magicechomusic.com wrote many published works on the nature of combat between prehistory and the 21st century, covering land, air, maritime, intelligence warfare and the Alma mater: Balliol College, Oxford.

The First World War cannot be sufficiently documented and understood without considering the analytical category of gender. This exciting volume examines key issues in this area, including the 'home front' and battlefront, violence, pacifism, citizenship and emphasizes the relevance of gender.Aug 22,  · The tragic slaughter of the pdf is imprinted on modern memory; but it is more pdf to grasp the wider extent and significance of the First World War.

This book gives a clear chronological account of the campaigns on the Western and Eastern Fronts and then moves on to investigate areas that many studies ignore - the war poets, the diplomacy of war aims and peace moves, logistics, and 5/5(2).Nov 14,  · From Roth to Le Guin: top 10 novels about the first world war But the war, as it appears in my book, came to resemble something very different.

To begin with, my novel’s setting, a field.I can recommend the following: Dreadnought (book) is ebook good on the build up to war, particularly (as you can tell from the title) the naval rivalry between Britain and Germany. It convinced me that several notable individuals on both sides were.