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1914 [electronic resource] : History in an Hour.

Colley, Rupert. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780007542550 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. In 1914 the world changed. Europe's great powers were dragged, one by one, into a war by Serbian conflict which affected very few of them directly. At least it would resemble the short sharp battles of the previous century, many thought -- fought with military bands, horsemen, and swift victories. But 1914 proved to be different, a watershed, as old notions of war were trampled in the mud. '1914: History in an Hour' is the indispensable overview of the year that marked the end of the Belle Époque and the shocking birth of modern mechanised warfare. It became a war of unimaginable horror, fought with terrifying new weapons that produced death on an industrial scale, a war that involved so many nations and reached into the fabric of their societies. 1914 shaped the First World War, and the years beyond.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Glasgow : William Collins, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2604 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Military.
Genre: Electronic books.

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