1918: The Last Act

1918: The Last Act

by Barrie Pitt

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Overview

By 1918, after three years of war, Europe was weary of the stalemate and the terrible slaughter on the Western Front. The Russian Front had collapsed but the United States had abandoned her neutral stance and joined the Allies.

So the stage was set for what would be the last year of the Great War. Acclaimed military historian Barrie Pitt describes the savage battles that raged unceasingly along the Western front, and analyses the policies of the warring powers and studies the men who led them. From the German onslaught of 21st March 1918 - the Kaiser's Battle designed to force a resolution before America's armies could tip the balance - through the struggles in Champagne and the Second Battle of the Marne to the turning point in August and final victory, the author gathers together scattered material to make an enthralling book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783461721
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 05/19/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 The Deadlock 3

2 At Home 31

3 Prospect of Battle 52

4 Peal of Ordnance: St. Quentin 75

5 Clash of Arms: The Lys 111

6 Crisis: The Battle of Chemin-Des-Dames 135

7 Point of Balance 155

8 The Tilting Scale: Second Battle of the Marne 174

9 Allied Advance 193

10 The Grand Assault 219

11 Breaking Point 240

12 Epilogue and Aftermath 268

Bibliography 295

Sources 299

Index 303

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