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The Myriad Faces Of War: Britain And The Great War, 1914-1918

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The Myriad Faces of War is a unique and compelling study of the First World War from the standpoint of British involvement. It explores the reasons for Britain's entry into the war, the nature and course of British participation and the far-reaching repercussions of the war on British society. The result is a rich and comprehensive chronicle of the social, political, diplo ...more
Paperback, 880 pages
Published 1988 by Polity Press (first published 1986)
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It is easy to forget now that it was only a couple decades ago that saw the advent of the new historiography of war. Prior to the 1980s military history viewed war from above, as it were: command decisions, military strategies, political ramifications. Trevor Wilson and John Keegan were among the first to be concerned with war as experienced by ordinary individuals.

In this large scale study of World war I, Wilson examines how and why wars occur, their impact on the home front, changes in public
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