The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War: New Edition

Paperback | April 29, 2016

EditorHew Strachan

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The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany,Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century. The Oxford History of the First World War brings together in one volume many of the most distinguished historians of the conflict, in an account that matches the scale of the events. From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from the strategy of the politicians tothe tactics of the generals, they chart the course of the war and assess its profound political and human consequences. Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role of propaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider context of the fighting at sea and in the air, andwhich ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the Middle East. First published for the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this highly illustrated revised edition contains significant new material to mark the 100th anniversary of the war's outbreak.

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The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany,Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russi...

Sir Hew Strachan was born in Edinburgh in 1949, and was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was a Fellow between 1975 and 1992. He was Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow between 1992 and 2001, and founded its Scottish Centre for War Studies. From 2002 to 2015 he was Chichele Professor of the Hi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:April 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Hew Strachan: Introduction1. Samuel R. Williamson, Jr: The Origins of the War2. Holger Afflerbach: The Strategy of the Central Powers, 1914-19173. D. E. Showalter: Manoeuvre Warfare: The Eastern and Western Fronts, 1914-19154. David French: The Strategy of the Entente Powers, 1914-19175. R. J. Crampton: The Balkans, 1914-19186. Ulrich Trumpener: Turkey's War7. David Killingray: The War in Africa8. Paul G. Halpern: The War at Sea9. B. J. C. McKercher: Economic Warfare10. Hew Strachan: Economic Mobilization: Money, Munitions, Machines11. Susan Grayzel: The Role of Women in War12. J. A. Turner: The Challenge to Liberalism: The Politics of the Home Fronts13. Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson: Eastern Front and Western Front, 1916-191714. Alexander Watson: Mutinies and Military Morale15. David Stevenson: War Aims and Peace Negotiations16. J. M. Winter: Propaganda and the Mobilization of Consent17. John Horne: Socialism, Peace, and Revolution, 1917-191818. David Trask: The Entry of the USA into the War and its Effects19. Holger H. Herwig: The German Victories, 1917-191820. John H. Morrow, Jr: The War in the Air21. Tim Travers: The Allied Victories, 191822. Zara Steiner: The Peace Settlement23. Robert Gerwarth: No End to War24. Modris Eksteins: Memory and the Great WarFurther ReadingIndex

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"This is as complete a snapshot of the war as you are likely to get." --Northern Echo 28/04/2014