The First World War (European History in Perspective)

The First World War (European History in Perspective)

By: A. W. Purdue (author)Paperback

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In this timely new study, A. W. Purdue illustrates the strategies of the combatants, the changing nature of warfare, the failures and achievements of military commanders and the impact of new weaponry. At the centre is the interaction of the diplomatic, political and economic dimensions of the war with the unfolding military developments.

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A. W. Purdue is Visiting Professor in History at the University of Northumbria, UK, and a Visiting Reader at the Open University, UK. He is the author of the highly successful The Second World War.


Maps Introduction 1. Why Did It Begin? 2. How the War Began 3. War Fever? 4. Elusive Victory 5. The Widened War 6. Home Fronts and the Test of War 7. The Problems of the Offensive 8. 1916, The Killing Fields 9. 1917, Germany's Victory in the East 10. The War at Sea 11. The Final Struggle 12. The Peace that Did Not Bring an End to War Conclusion: The War in European Memory Notes Select Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137331052
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781137331052
  • weight: 302
  • ISBN10: 1137331054

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