World War One : a chronological narrative / Philip Warner.
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|Greenwood PL - Greenwood||940.3 WAR (Text)||36626101116648||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1854092944
- Physical Description: 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
- Publisher: London : Arms and Armour, 
- Copyright: ©1995
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Bibliography: pages 248-250.
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|Subject:||World War, 1914-1918.
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On the hot August day in 1914 when war was declared, Britons returning from Bank Holiday excursions treated the news with resignation or excitement rather than fear. Nobody expected the war to last long - it would be over by Christmas.
By 1918 Britain, and the whole world, knew that it had been drawn into the most wretched, awesome conflict yet known.
Then, as now, it was the great set-piece and trench battles that made the headlines, with each gain or loss of European plain eagerly noted. To understand the whole conflict and its diverse elements, however, the student must appreciate the political background, the allegiances and alliances of the combatant forces and the military thinking prevalent at the time.
In this masterpiece of succinct narrative, Philip Warner provides the overview required to follow the motives and reactions of those involved, so enabling the reader to follow the strategies and tactics. He usefully adds comment on how the war was concluded, the literature it created and debates the question: was it avoidable?