Over the Top: Alternate Histories of the First World War

Over the Top: Alternate Histories of the First World War

by Peter Tsouras, Spencer Jones

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Over the Top: Alternate Histories of the First World War by Peter Tsouras, Spencer Jones

Although separated from the modern reader by a full century, the First World War continues to generate controversy and interest as the great event upon which modern history pivoted. Not only did the war cull the European peoples of some of their best and brightest, it also led to the destruction of the Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman and Russian empires, and paved the way for the Second World War.

This thought-provoking book explores ten alternate scenarios in which the course of the war is changed forever. How would the war have changed had the Germans not attacked France but turned their main thrust against Russia; had the Greeks joined the allies at Gallipoli; or had the British severed the communications of the Ottoman Empire at Alexandretta? What if there was a more decisive outcome at Jutland; if the alternative plans for the Battle of the Somme in 1916 had been put into effect; or if the Americans intervened in 1915, rather 1917?

Expertly written by leading military historians, this is a compelling and credible look at what might have been.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848327535
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 12/19/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Spencer Jones lectures at the Centre for First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham and at the History, Politics & War Studies department at the University of Wolverhampton. His previous publications include From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army 1902 - 1914, as well as numerous scholarly articles.

Peter Tsouras is an author and historian

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