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ESP 002 The First World War The war to end all wars

ESP 002 The First World War The war to end all wars
Autor: Geoffrey Jukes, Peter Simkins, Michael Hickey
Data publikacji: 2003-09-25
ISBN: 9781841767383
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 170mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 352
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Opis produktu:

Raging for over four years across the tortured landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the First World War changed the face of warfare forever. Characterised by slow, costly advances and fierce attrition, the great battles of the Somme, Verdun and Ypres incurred human loss on a scale never previously imagined. This book, with a foreword by Professor Hew Strachan, covers the fighting on all fronts, from Flanders to Tannenberg and from Italy to Palestine. A series of moving extracts from personal letters, diaries and journals bring to life the experiences of soldiers and civilians caught up in the war.

Introduction · Chronology · The Western Front 1914–16 · The road to war · Countdown to war · The Schlieffen Plan · War on the Western Front 1914–16 · Private Archie Surfleet · The Home Fronts 1914–16 · Winnifred Adair Roberts · How the period ended · The Western Front 1917–18 · Strategic choices for 1917 · War on the Western Front 1917–18 · Private Frederick 'Fen' Noakes · The Home Fronts 1917–18 · Caroline Webb · How the war on the Western Front ended · The Eastern Front 1914–18 · Russian ambitions · From war to revolution · Portrait of a trooper, an ensign and a sergeant · 'Living on cereals and porridge' · How the war in the East ended · The Mediterranean 1914–23 · The decline of the Ottoman Empire · The Mediterranean Front 1914–23 · Cecil, Harold and Noel Wright. The loose ends of war · The village of Christleton · How the war in the Mediterranean ended · Conclusion and consequences

After leaving Oxford in 1953 Geoffrey Jukes spent 14 years in the UK Ministry of Defence and Foreign and Colonial Office, specializing in Russian/Soviet military history, strategy and arms control. From 1967 to 1993 he was also on the staff of the Australian National University. He has written five books and numerous articles on the Eastern Front in the two World Wars.

Peter Simkins worked at the Imperial War Museum for over 35 years and was its Senior Historian from 1976 until his retirement in 1999. Awarded the MBE that year for his services to the Museum, he is currently Honorary Professor in Modern History at the University of Birmingham, a Vice-President of the Western Front Association and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Peter Simkins is the author of numerous publications on the Great War, including the book Kitchener's Army (1988), which was awarded the Templar Medal by the Society for Army Historical Research, and he's is now working with Dr Gary Sheffield and John Lee, on a two-volume Haig's Army.

Michael Hickey joined the army in 1947 and served in Korea, East Africa, Suez and Aden. Before his retirement in 1981 he was Colonel GS Ministry of Defence. He has written a number of books, including Out of the Sky, a history of airborne warfare, and Gallipoli (John Murray, 1995). In 2000 he was awarded the Westminster medal for Military Literature. His hobbies include cooking, brewing, walking and travel, and he is a guest lecturer on Holt's battlefield tours. Michael Hickey is married with two sons, two dogs and a domesticated turkey, and lives in Winchester.

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