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The First World War (Twentieth-Century Wars)

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The origins of the First World War, both diplomatic and social, are discussed thoroughly examined. The reader is then taken through the major battles on the Eastern and Western fronts, and is given insight into the eventual Allied victory. The war at sea, on the home front, and in distant theaters is carefully examined. The war as it was experienced by the men in the trenc ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 6th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Well-written, accessible introduction to WW1 studies, primarily an emphasis on the European/British experience. (For those interested in the American experience this is not the book to read). I wish he had documented his sources a bit more clearly throughout; nonetheless his research is solid.
A good clear overview for those diving into more indepth study of the First World War, however is stronger from a military perspective than a social one.
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Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Modern History at the University of St. Andrews.
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