By Gordon Kerr
As the war is slipping past dwelling reminiscence, this concise background helps ensures that the clash isn't forgotten
WWI, lasting simply 4 years from 1914 to 1918, was once with no parallel, the 1st real international clash within which the entire earth's nice powers participated. This book tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion. It describes the historical past to conflict, the foreign rivalries and conflicts of the former a long time that ended in the international locations of Europe forming digital armed camps, the relentless build-up of army and naval that characterised the early years of the 20 th century, and the nice figures that attempted to avoid clash or enthusiastically driven for it. every year of the struggle is handled in its personal bankruptcy, the battles, a variety of battlefronts, and significant incidents defined and analyzed for his or her influence at the behavior of the warfare. The ebook also examines the final acts of this "war to finish all wars," offering money owed of the Russian Revolution, the decisive access of the U.S. into the hostilities, and the efforts of the Paris Peace convention after the armistice to apportion blame and punish the losers.
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A Short History of the First World War: Land, Sea & Air, 1914-1918 by Gordon Kerr