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Fighting the Great War

A Global History

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PAPERBACK

$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674022515

Publication Date: 09/30/2006

Short

416 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

89 halftones, 10 maps

World

  • List of Illustrations*
  • Timeline of Major Events
  • Important People
  • Introduction: An Exchange of Telegrams
  • 1. A Cruel Disillusion: The German Invasion and the Miracle of the Marne
  • 2. Loosed Like Wild Beasts: The War in Eastern Europe
  • 3. The Country of Death: Stalemate on the Western Front
  • 4. Ordered to Die: Gallipoli and the Eastern Fronts
  • 5. Gordian Knots: American Neutrality and the Wars for Empire
  • 6. Bleeding France White: The Agony of Verdun
  • 7. A War against Civilization: The Chantilly Offensives and the Somme
  • 8. Driving Out the Devil: Collapse in the East
  • 9. Salvation and Sacrifice: American Entry, Vimy Ridge, and the Chemin des Dames
  • 10. A Few Miles of Liquid Mud: The Battle of Passchendaele
  • 11. Not War as We Knew It: The U-Boat Menace and War in Africa
  • 12. Jerry’s Turn: The Ludendorff Offensives
  • 13. One Hundred Days to Victory: Amiens to the Meuse-Argonne
  • Conclusion: An Armistice at Any Price
  • Notes
  • Primary Sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations:
    • Maps:
      • The western front, 1914
      • The eastern front, 1914
      • The western front, 1915
      • The Gallipoli campaign, 1915
      • The eastern front, 1915
      • The Turkish front, 1915–1918
      • The Italian front, 1915–1918
      • The western front, 1916–1917
      • The Ludendorff offensives, 1918
      • Allied advances, 1918
    • Figures:
      • Germans head to the front, 1914
      • Paris, 1914
      • British officers, 1914
      • Benjamin Foulois and instructor from Wright Aviation, 1910
      • German soldiers in Belgium
      • Edith Cavell poster
      • Young French refugees
      • French church serving as hospital
      • E. R. Heaton
      • French soldiers dig in near Reims
      • German soldiers in East Prussia, 1914
      • Count Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf
      • Austro-Hungarian soldiers executing Serbians
      • Radomir Putnik
      • “Save Serbia” poster
      • Russian Cossacks in Lemberg, 1915
      • Diagram of ideal trench system
      • French Spad 11 aircraft
      • Reconnaissance balloon
      • Gas attack as seen from the air
      • African soldiers in the French army
      • Female munitions workers in a British factory
      • Soldier with gas mask
      • Bulgarian irregulars
      • John Monash
      • Mustafa Kemal
      • Turkish prisoners, Gallipoli
      • Australian soldiers in the snow, Gallipoli
      • Armenian orphans leaving Turkey
      • Germany’s “luxury fleet,” 1914
      • John Jellicoe
      • The sinking of the Blücher, 1915
      • “Our Mutual Friend,” cartoon
      • Crew of German U-boat
      • Australian soldiers on camels, Libya
      • Italian ski troops on the Isonzo front
      • A remote outpost in the Julian Alps
      • Flamethrower
      • French prisoners escorted away from Verdun
      • Schneider 155mm artillery piece
      • The peaceful village of Vaux
      • Airplane patrolling the sky
      • Wounded soldiers at the Isonzo front
      • Munitions factory
      • Joffre, Haig, and Foch at the Somme
      • British tank crushing barbed wire
      • Graves registration booklet
      • German, Bulgarian, Turkish soldiers in Romania
      • Alexei Brusilov
      • Tsar Nicholas II on horseback
      • Bolshevik Red Guards
      • Alexander Kerensky
      • Leon Trotsky at Brest-Litovsk
      • Soldiers moving artillery, Vimy Ridge, 1917
      • Arthur Currie
      • French attack, Champagne, 1917
      • British anti-aircraft gunners
      • Italian soldiers on the Isonzo front
      • William Robertson and Ferdinand Foch
      • Allied airfield under construction
      • The Ypres salient, 1917
      • German High Command
      • Wounded German soldier, western front, 1917
      • Artillery moved by rail
      • Italian troops retreating, Caporetto, 1917
      • German U-boat
      • David Beatty
      • American soldiers watching for U-boats
      • British soldiers during the Easter Rising
      • Boer commandos, 1914
      • British soldiers escorting Germans out of Togoland, 1915
      • German officers training local militia, New Guinea
      • Ruins of Arras
      • German tank, 1918
      • Queant, on the Hindenburg Line
      • John J. Pershing with Benjamin Foulois
      • American light tanks advancing
      • American troops with machine gun
      • Horsepower on the front
      • American troops with French artillery gun
      • Americans and Australians at Le Hamel
      • A bomber drops its payload
      • St. Quentin, Hindenburg Line, 1918
      • Aerial view of trenches, Meuse-Argonne front, 1918
      • French peasants welcome their liberators
      • Londoners celebrate the armistice, November 1918
      • Lloyd George, Orlando, Clemenceau, and Wilson at Versailles
      • Emir Faisal and T. E. Lawrence at the Paris Peace Conference
      • Germans destroying airplane propellers after the war

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