This revision of the accepted interpretation of the strategy leads to a reassessment of the views of Lloyd George, Kitchener and Grey. The author concludes that in the British interest in Russia remained as it was earlier in the war: This is a compelling account of the First World War. It offers clear analysis of the war on land, sea, and air, and considers the impact of the war on Europe's civilian population. Issues addressed include the relationship between war and industrialisation, trench warfare, the long term effects of the war on changing social structures, and economic and demographic consequences.
The main text is supplemented by a rich selection of primary source material from songs, soldiers' slang, to diary accounts.
The First World War changed the face of Europe - two empires the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire collapsed in its wake and as a result many of the boundaries of Europe were redrawn and new states were created. The origins of many of the international crises in the late twentieth century can be traced back to decisions taken in these critical years, Yugoslavia being the most obvious example.
Set to overturn conventional accounts of what happened during this, the first truly international conflict, it extends the study of the First World War beyond the confines of Europe and the Western Front. The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'.
However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural impact. Starting with the context and origins of the war, including assasination, misunderstanding and differing natiThe war left a long-term legacy for victors and vanquished alike. It created new frontiers, changed the balance of power and influenced the arts, national memory and political thought. Overy examines the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, the Wall Street Crash of and the subsequent economic crisis which struck at the very foundations of the capitalist world, and seeks to explain why dictatorships came to supplant democracy in Italy, Spain, Germany, the Baltic States and the Balkans, and why the world slid into war once more in As well as locating the work of well-known French, English and German war poets in a European context, Elizabeth Marsland discusses lesser-known poetry of the war years, including poems by women and the neglected tradition of civilian protest through poetry.
From its origins to its terrible legacy, the tortuous course of the Great War is vividly set out in a series of fascinating maps. Together the maps form a comprehensive and compelling picture of the war that shattered Europe, and illustrate its military, social, political and economic aspects.
The First World War was an epic event of huge proportions that lasted over four years and involved the armies of more than twenty nations, resulting in 30 million casualties, including more than 8 million killed. This lively and interesting guide, full of maps and key primary source documents gives students the resources they need to grapple with this important question, and also to analyze how the war changed millions of American lives.
Did the military wrest control from the civilians? Were the leaders of Europe eager for a conflict? What military commitments were made between the various alliance blocks? This volume gives students and researchers an insight into British central government in , how and why it altered during the war years and what permanent changes remained when the war was over. The war saw the scope of governmental intervention widened in an unprecedented manner.
The contributors to this book analyse the reasons for this expansion and describe how the changes affected the government machine and the lives of the citizens. They consider why some innovations did not survive the coming of peace while others permanently transformed the duties and procedures of government. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical reality.
These images including complete inventions have combined to make a new history. The vision is mostly cosy and suits the way in which the Britons conceive of themselves: In this fascinating, timely and engaging study, Lucy Noakes examines women's role in the army and female military organizations during the First and Second World Wars, during peacetime, in the interwar era and in the post-war period.
Contrary to the mythology of the war, which portrayed women as popular workers, rewarded with the vote for their splendid work, the author shows that most employers were extremely reluctant to take on women workers, and remained cynical about their performance. The battle for Ypres in October and November represented the last opportunity for open, mobile warfare on the Western Front.
In the first study of First Ypres for almost 40 years, Ian Beckett draws on a wide range of sources never previously used to reappraise the conduct of the battle, its significance and its legacy. Please help us to protect the environment by recycling this paper when you are finished. American Newsfilm David H. Mould This volume starts by examining the background to the war for the movie industry — the coverage of previous conflicts and the growth of the newsreel.
Britain, America and the Sinews of War Kathleen Burk This book sets out the economic, and in particular, the financial relations between the two powers during the war, setting it in the context of the more familiar political and diplomatic relationship. British Strategy and War Aims David French This book illustrates the relationship between British military policy and the development of British war aims during the opening years of the First World War. Carls This book explores this age of metamorphosis within European history, an age that played a crucial role in shaping the Europe of today.
Hallett This book brings together a collection of works by scholars who have produced some of the most innovative and influential work on the topic of First World War nursing in the last ten years. Longman Companion to the First World War Europe Colin Nicolson Speaking as loudly as any first-hand account, the facts and figures laid out in this volume reveal the sheer massive destruction caused by the war. Military Occupations in First World War Europe Sophie De Schaepdrijver The chapters in this book analyze military occupation in both from the point of view of the occupied and from the point of view of the occupier.
Monumental Conflicts Derek R. Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in the First World War Peter Grant This book challenges scholarship which presents charity and voluntary activity during World War I as marking a downturn from the high point of the late Victorian period. The Anglo-Russian Alliance Keith Neilson Based on a wide range of primary sources, this book shows the way in which diplomacy, economics, finance and strategy became intertwined during the First World War.
Beckett The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. Families with men at the front certainly felt part of the war, whilst clergymen who comforted the bereaved, or journalists who wrote stirring patriotic editorials, likewise had a key role as opinion formers.
Then, when food rationing was introduced in January , following the German submarine blockade of , previously uninvolved housewives, as they eked out their modest supplies of sugar and meat the first two items to be rationed , could also feel they had a part to play. By this time the whole of Britain, effectively, was the Home Front, and the citizens collectively were the soldiers on that front. Home Explore the BBC.
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Effects of the Home Front 3. Defence of the Realm 6. World War Two 8. Rationing the basic foodstuffs Make do and mend The Home Guard A nation pulling together Print entire article. Everybody's war During both world wars the British Isles were under attack, which meant that the civilian population as a whole, as well as the soldiers fighting overseas, found themselves in some ways 'at the war front'. Battle of the Somme Quiz: Weapons Through Time Quiz: