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, used to be with no parallel, the 1st precise worldwide clash within which the entire earth's nice powers participated. This book tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion. It describes the heritage to warfare, 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 warfare is handled in its personal bankruptcy, the battles, quite a few battlefronts, and critical incidents defined and analyzed for his or her impression at the behavior of the struggle. The ebook also examines the final acts of this "war to finish all wars," offering bills 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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