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In 1914, a new kind of war came about, bringing with it a new kind of world. World War One began on horseback, with generals employing bayonet charges to gain ground, and ended with attacks resembling the Nazi blitzkriegs. The scale of devastation was unlike anything the world had seen before: Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, and four empires were destroyed. Even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. An overwhelming disaster from which the world is still recovering, World War One can seem baffling in its complexity. But now Norman Stone, one of worl.

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Genre: History
Author: Norman Stone
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2009-04-28
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780786744626

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Considering the principal historical assumption that the Central Alliance had better military leadership capable of innovating (technology) and maneuvering (flexible planning), based primarily on the evolution of the Prussian / German General Staff since 1806, but on the other hand, lacking a more solid political orientation, which eventually led him to assume this (inappropriate) role, the basis of the simulation of this book will be as it would have been if the German political leadership, in particular, had been better understood from the outset, perhaps provoking a shorter war and a fairer and more consolidated future peace.

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Genre: Games & Activities
Author: André Geraque Kiffer
Publisher: Clube de Autores (managed)
Release: 2019-11-13
File: Pages
ISBN-13: PKEY:CLDEAU46148

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Featuring a wealth of new information and the work of acclaimed scholars from around the world, this monumental resource is the new standard reference on the 20th century's most influential conflict. * 1,219 A-Z entries covering military culture and tactics for all engaged armies in unprecedented depth, describing important events (the sinking of the Lusitania, the Arab revolt), cultural and political figures (Ferdinand Foch, Wilfred Owen), geopolitical agreements (the covenant of the League of Nations), social issues (the role of religions), and much more * 175 contributors, including scholars from the United States, Britain, China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia, giving this encyclopedia an unprecedented global perspective * A separate primary source volume with 195 official documents, diary entries, and letters from all types of people involved in the war, with introductory information to place the documents in historical context * An opening section of 35 battle and locational maps providing the geographic context necessary to understand how the conflict moved and where and why the battlefield stalled * Insightful introductory essays that discuss the root causes of the war, the catalyzing events that lead to the outbreak of war, an overview of the war itself, and a discussion of the long-term impact of the war, providing context for the A-Z entries that follow * A list of comparative military ranks, glossary, historiography, and general bibliography, plus a comprehensive chronology providing researchers and readers with a sense of time and relationship between the major events of the conflict

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Genre: History
Author: Spencer Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2005
File: 1661 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781851094202

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The assassination of the archduke of Austria-Hungary in 1914 triggered more than a monstrous war; it set off a revolution so violent that it reshaped the thoughts and affairs of mankind, perhaps for all time. Marshall's book is a clear one-volume history of the war to end all wars.

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Genre: History
Author: Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2001
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 0618056866

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Author: Harry Davis Trounce
Publisher:
Release: 2020
File: 119 Pages
ISBN-13: 183974202X

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Explores the causes and consequences of World War I, both on the front and at home

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Genre: History
Author: Hew Strachan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1998
File: 356 Pages
ISBN-13: 0198206143

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This revised and updated interpretation of World War I highlights the revolutionary nature and legacy of the conflict of 1914-1919. It examines the political, economic, social and cultural history of the war at home as well as the war's origins, ending and subsequent legacy.

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Genre: History
Author: Lawrence Sondhaus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2020-10-31
File: 495 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781108496193

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There has been no shortage of heroic stories over the course of the Anzac Centenary: stories of courage and sacrifice, fortitude and endurance, mateship and resolve. But a hundred years on, there is a need for other stories as well – the stories too often marginalised in favour of nation-building narratives. World War One: a history in 100 stories remembers not just the men and women who lost their lives during the battles of WWI, but those who returned home as well: the gassed, the crippled, the insane – all those irreparably damaged by war. Drawn from a unique collection of sources, including repatriation files, these heartbreaking and deeply personal stories reveal a broken and suffering generation – gentle men driven to violence, mothers sent insane with grief, the hopelessness of rehabilitation and the quiet, pervasive sadness of loss. They also retrieve a fragile kind of courage from the pain and devastation of a conflict that changed the world. This is an unflinching and remarkable social history. It is an act of remembering in the face of forgetting. Telling the truth about war requires its own kind of courage.

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Genre: History
Author: Bruce Scates
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Release: 2015-10-21
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781760141882

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Legacy of the World War One Aviators celebrates a little-known chapter of aviation history, telling the stories of the group of legendary World War One pilots who came together to establish and operate Australia's first commercial airline in the remote reaches of Western Australia. The 35 minute documentary focuses on WWI pilot Sir Norman Brearley, who returned to Perth from the War with the dream of establishing an airline of his own. This he realised when his company Western Australian Airways set off on the first scheduled passenger service in Australia on December 5th 1921, 11 months before QANTAS.. The story also features remarkable new materials of WWI Ace Leonard Taplin, one of the inaugural pilots in the pioneering route from Geraldton to Derby, as well as the involvement of Australia's most celebrated flier Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Brearley's brother, Stanley Brearley, a veteran of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign who later flew as a WWI pilot in the Australian Flying Corps. The documentary has drawn on archive footage, stills and newspaper accounts combined with contemporary footage and interviews. It also highlights the important role of Perth's Aviation Heritage Museum's 200 plus volunteers in keeping the legacy of the WWI heroes and aviation pioneers alive.

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Genre: History, Military
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1181867543

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In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson makes a simple and provocative argument: that the human atrocity known as the Great War was entirely England's fault. Britain, according to Ferguson, entered into war based on naïve assumptions of German aims—and England's entry into the war transformed a Continental conflict into a world war, which they then badly mishandled, necessitating American involvement. The war was not inevitable, Ferguson argues, but rather the result of the mistaken decisions of individuals who would later claim to have been in the grip of huge impersonal forces.That the war was wicked, horrific, inhuman,is memorialized in part by the poetry of men like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, but also by cold statistics. More British soldiers were killed in the first day of the Battle of the Somme than Americans in the Vietnam War; indeed, the total British fatalities in that single battle—some 420,000—exceeds the entire American fatalities for both World Wars. And yet, as Ferguson writes, while the war itself was a disastrous folly, the great majority of men who fought it did so with enthusiasm. Ferguson vividly brings back to life this terrifying period, not through dry citation of chronological chapter and verse but through a series of brilliant chapters focusing on key ways in which we now view the First World War.For anyone wanting to understand why wars are fought, why men are willing to fight them, and why the world is as it is today, there is no sharper nor more stimulating guide than Niall Ferguson's The Pity of War.

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Genre: History
Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2008-08-05
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780786725298

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