The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War: New Edition

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War: New Edition

Hew Strachan


the 1st international warfare, now a century in the past, nonetheless shapes the area during which we are living, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective reminiscence and political tradition. by the point the battle led to 1918, thousands lay lifeless. 3 significant empires lay shattered by means of defeat, these of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, used to be within the throes of a revolution that helped outline the remainder of the 20th century.

The Oxford Illustrated background of the 1st global War brings jointly in a single quantity a few of the such a lot individual historians of the clash, in an account that fits the size of the occasions. From its reasons to its effects, from the Western entrance to the japanese, from the tactic of the politicians to the strategies of the generals, they chart the process the battle and check its profound political and human outcomes. Chapters on financial mobilization, the influence on ladies, the function of propaganda, and the increase of socialism identify the broader context of the battling at sea and within the air, and which ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the center East.

First released for the ninetieth anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this hugely illustrated revised version comprises major new fabric to mark the a hundredth anniversary of the war.

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