Examining the First World War from a European and world perspective, this text evaluates the causes of the war and the aims, strengths and weaknesses of the major combatants. The war on all fronts is examined in the light of recent research and the experience of the participants is reflected through the primary source materials. The reasons for victory and defeat and the impact of four years of total war are also analysed.
About the Author
Vyvyen Brendon is an experienced author of A Level History books.
Table of Contents
1. The causes of the war
2. The belligerents' aims and resources 1914-17
3. Stalemate on the western frony 1914-17
4. The eastern and southern fronts 1914-17
5. Total war
6. The final stages of the war: 1918
7. International legacies of the war
8. Social, economic and cultural legacies