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Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war, Max Hastings

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Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war
Title
Catastrophe 1914
Title remainder
Europe goes to war
Statement of responsibility
Max Hastings
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: from the breakdown of diplomacy to the dramatic battles that occurred before the war bogged down in the trenches. World War I immediately evokes images of the trenches:grinding, halting battles that sacrificed millions of lives for no territory or visible gain. Yet the first months of the war, from the German invasion of Belgium to the Marne to Ypres, were utterly different, full of advances and retreats, tactical maneuvering, and significant gains and losses. In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings re-creates this dramatic year, from the diplomatic crisis to the fighting in Belgium and France on the Western front, and Serbia and Galicia to the east. He gives vivid accounts of the battles and frank assessments of generals and political leaders, and shows why it was inevitable that this first war among modern industrial nations could not produce a decisive victory, making a war of attrition inevitable. Throughout we encounterhigh officials and average soldiers, as well as civilians on the homefront, giving us a vivid portrait of how a continent became embroiled in a war that would change everything"--
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Hastings, Max
Dewey number
940.3/11
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Europe
  • HISTORY / Military / World War I
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
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Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war, Max Hastings
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Publication
Control code
BK0012874976
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvii, 628 p.
Isbn
9780307597052
Lccn
2013027865
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war, Max Hastings
Publication
Control code
BK0012874976
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvii, 628 p.
Isbn
9780307597052
Lccn
2013027865
Other physical details
ill.

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