The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the First World War

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The profound influence of World War I on politics and society is still felt today, yet it remains a greatly misunderstood conflict, shrouded in myths and misperceptions. In The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the First World War Philpott and Hughes, leading historians of the conflict, draw on recent scholarship to present a clear introduction to the war. In fifty maps, accompanied by supporting text and statistical tables, they survey the main battles and political features of the war. This concise volume ...

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Overview

The profound influence of World War I on politics and society is still felt today, yet it remains a greatly misunderstood conflict, shrouded in myths and misperceptions. In The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the First World War Philpott and Hughes, leading historians of the conflict, draw on recent scholarship to present a clear introduction to the war. In fifty maps, accompanied by supporting text and statistical tables, they survey the main battles and political features of the war. This concise volume will give students and general readers important insights into the nature and effects of world war.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403904348
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/18/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

William J. Philpott is Lecturer in Military History in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. He is a specialist in the operations on the Western front and has published extensively in that area. His first book, Anglo-French Relations and Strategy on the Western Front, was published by Macmillan in 1996. He is now editor of the Palgrave Macmillan series, Studies in Military and Strategic History.

Matthew Hughes is Senior Lecturer in Military and International History at the University of Salford, where he directs the BA degree in Military History. A specialist on the war in the Middle East, he is the author of a book on the Palestine campaign, Allenby and British Strategy in the Middle East, 1917-1919, published by Frank Cass in 1999.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables

• List of Graphs

Part I: Political

• The Belligerents

• Offensive Military Plans

• The German September Programme of War Aims

• Allied War Aims in Europe

• Clearing the Seas

• The Western Front - An Overview

• The Peripheral Fronts - An Overview

• The Great War in Africa &Asia

• The Allied Blockade of Germany

• Plans for Partition of the Ottoman Empire

• Italian Entry into the War

• France Under Strain, 1917

• The German Submarine Campaign, 1917-18

• The Strategic Bombing of England

• The Collapse of Russia, 1917

• The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, March 1918

• Empire at War

• The Collapse of Germany, Oct.-Nov. 1918

• Peace in the West - the Versailles Settlement

• Peace in the East - Peace Settlement with Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey

• Allied Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-20

• The Costs of the War, 1914-19

Part II: Military

• The Battle of the Frontiers and the Retreat

• The Russian Advance in East Prussia

• The Marne and the Aisne

• Operations on the Northern Flank, 1914-15

• The Attempts to Break the Western Front, 1915

• 2nd Ypres - The Use of Gas in War

• The Dardanelles Campaign

• The German Conquest of Poland

• The Italians on the Isonzo

• Salonika

• Caucasus and Mesopotamia

• Verdun 1916

• The Somme 1 - The plan and First Day

• The Somme 2 - The Battle of Attrition

• The Battle of Jutland

• The War Between Austria-Hungary and Russia

• The Defeat of Rumania/War in the Balkans (Serbia)

• The Nivelle Offensive

• The Passchedaele Campaign

• The Arab Revolt, 1916-18

• Allenby's Offensive in Palestine

• Malmaison - The Bite and Hold Battle

• Cambrai - The Use of the Tank

• Caporetto - The Collapse of the Italian Army (MH) Table: Italian Losses

• The German Spring Offensive

• American Operation on the Western Front

• Foch's Advance to Victory

• Breaking the Hindenburg Line, September 1918

• Index

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