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From the Somme to Gallipoli to the home front, First World War For Dummies provides an authoritative, accessible, and engaging introduction to the War to End All Wars. It takes a global perspective of this global conflict, proving insight into the actions and motivations of the participants and how each nation s story fits into the wider one. Coverage also includes: The origins of the war and a snapshot of what the world looked like at the beginning of the 20th century The battles of Western Europe, and action in the Southern and Eastern Fronts The war at home the civilian war, propaganda,…mehr

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From the Somme to Gallipoli to the home front, First World War For Dummies provides an authoritative, accessible, and engaging introduction to the War to End All Wars. It takes a global perspective of this global conflict, proving insight into the actions and motivations of the participants and how each nation s story fits into the wider one. Coverage also includes: The origins of the war and a snapshot of what the world looked like at the beginning of the 20th century The battles of Western Europe, and action in the Southern and Eastern Fronts The war at home the civilian war, propaganda, opposition, politics, protests, and more 1918: The German spring offensive, the Allied success and the beginning of the end The Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations, and the effect on the future First World War For Dummies is the go-to source for readers seeking to learn more about the fundamental event of the 20th century.

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 408
  • Erscheinungstermin: 17.04.2014
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781118679975
  • Artikelnr.: 41047440
Autorenporträt
Dr Seán Lang is a Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University and has been teaching history to college and university students for more than three decades. Lang is the author of a number of books on history, including British History For Dummies and European History For Dummies.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction 1 Part I: Origins of War 7 Chapter 1: The First World War: An Overview 9 Chapter 2: The World in 1900 29 Chapter 3: Crisis Mismanagement: Unpicking the Causes of the First World War 55 Part II: Europe at War
1914-1916 75 Chapter 4: 1914: The First World War Starts Here 77 Chapter 5: 1915: Cunning Plans to Win the War 101 Chapter 6: 1916: The Big Battles 117 Part III: A World at War 137 Chapter 7: Welcome to the World of the Trenches 139 Chapter 8: War at Sea
War in the Air 155 Chapter 9: Turkish Delights 175 Chapter 10: The Imperial War 195 Chapter 11: America Goes to War 213 Part IV: Home Fronts 229 Chapter 12: The Civilian War 231 Chapter 13: Women at War 249 Chapter 14: Struggles for Power 265 Part V: Armistice and Aftermath
1917-1918 and Beyond 281 Chapter 15: 1917: The Year of Big Changes 283 Chapter 16: 1918: Victory and Defeat 303 Chapter 17: Aftermath: The World After the War 323 Chapter 18: Remembering the War 343 Part VI: The Part of Tens 359 Chapter 19: Ten Key Generals of the First World War 361 Chapter 20: Ten Great First World War Films 367 Chapter 21: Ten Famous Wartime Writers and Poets 371 Chapter 22: Ten Enlightening Places to Visit 377 Index 381