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The Oxford illustrated history of the First World War (New edition)

By: Strachan, Sir Hew(Edited by)

Part of the Oxford illustrated history series
0198743122 / 9780198743125
Paperback
940.3
15/04/2016
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England
400 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
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The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture.

By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead.

Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans.

A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century.

The Oxford History of the First World War brings together in one volume many of the most distinguished historians of the conflict, in an account that matches the scale of the events.

From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, they chart the course of the war and assess its profound political and human consequences.

Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role ofpropaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider context of the fighting at sea and in the air, and which ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the Middle East.

First published for the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this highly illustrated revised edition contains significant new material to mark the 100th anniversary of the war's outbreak.

BIC:

1D Europe, 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , HBJD European history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBWN First World War, JWL War & defence operations

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