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World War I Companion
     

World War I Companion

by Matthias Strohn
 

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2014 sees the centenary of the start of World War I, the Great War - the war to end all wars. This four-year conflict saw the major powers of the world commit their forces on an unparalleled scale, principally in the trenches of the Western Front, but also throughout the world from the colonies of Africa to the Chinese city of Tsingtao.

This was a period of

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2014 sees the centenary of the start of World War I, the Great War - the war to end all wars. This four-year conflict saw the major powers of the world commit their forces on an unparalleled scale, principally in the trenches of the Western Front, but also throughout the world from the colonies of Africa to the Chinese city of Tsingtao.

This was a period of intense development in military technology, technique, and innovation as the belligerent powers sought to break the deadlock. The rise of airpower, coronation of artillery, and development of the tank as a means of restoring mobility to the battlefield all came about in this period and have had a lasting influence through to the present day.

This study consists of separate articles by 13 respected academics focussing on different aspects of the Great War, ranging from the war at sea, through the Gallipoli campaign to the final offensives of 1918 to give a wide-ranging companion to this truly global conflict.

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“Eighteen experts examine the war from their special military history perspectives.” —The Great War at 100 feature in Library Journal (November 1, 2013)
Library Journal
11/01/2013
Eighteen experts examine the war from their special military history perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782001881
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Series:
Companion Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
877,594
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Matthias Strohn was educated at the universities of Muenster (Germany) and Oxford. He has lectured at Oxford University and the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Shrivenham. Since 2006 he has been a lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and in 2011 he was also made a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham. He holds a commission in the German Army and is currently a member of the military attache reserve. He has published widely on 20th century German and European military history. The author lives in Surrey, UK.

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