1914-1918: The History of the First World War by David Stevenson

By David Stevenson

In the summertime of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The struggle that had worldwide repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing hundreds of thousands of lives. Even the effective international locations have been scarred for a iteration, and we nonetheless this present day stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant new research, released a few 90 years after the 1st international conflict begun, David Stevenson re-examines the reasons, path and influence of this 'war to finish war', putting it within the context of its period and exposing its underlying dynamics. His ebook presents a wide-ranging foreign historical past, drawing on insights from the most recent study. It deals compelling solutions to the most important questions about how this poor fight opened up: questions that stay disturbingly appropriate for our personal time

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Austro-Hungarian Battleships 1914-18 by Ryan K. Noppen, Paul Wright

By Ryan K. Noppen, Paul Wright

Regardless of imperial politics, a latest Austro-Hungarian battleship fleet was once equipped and contested Italian dominance of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean via a chain of bold naval raids that netted better luck than whatever the German excessive Seas Fleet comprehensive within the North Sea.

The 19th century observed the statement of Habsburg sea strength over the Adriatic from the Austrian inheritance of the Venetian fleet in 1797 to Rear Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff's attractive victory over an exceptional Italian strength on the conflict of Lissa in 1866 to the slow production of a latest conflict fleet starting within the Eighteen Nineties. Austria-Hungary didn't have an in another country empire; its empire lay inside of its personal barriers and the first function of its army until eventually the start of the 20th century was once the security of its sea coast. As its service provider marine dramatically grew within the overdue 19th century, Austro-Hungarian admirals believed that the military should still take a extra proactive coverage of safety, protecting not just the sea coast however the better Adriatic or even the Mediterranean waters which the empire's service provider ships plied. The Eighteen Nineties observed the start of a sequence of naval development courses that may create a well-balanced smooth fleet. Cruisers have been built for the security of out of the country exchange and for "showing the flag" however the decisive projection of Austria-Hungary's dedication to regulate the Adriatic was once the development of a strength of contemporary battleships. in comparison to the British, French, Germans, or even Italians, the Austro-Hungarians have been relative latecomers to the layout and building of battleships. Austro-Hungarian naval coverage tended to be reactionary instead of proactive; its admirals heavily Italian naval advancements and sought acceptable countermeasures even supposing the 2 international locations have been tenuously certain jointly by means of the Triple Alliance pact of 1882. regardless of the naval hands race all through Europe on the time, the military had trouble acquiring cash for brand new ships because the Hungarian govt was once reluctant to fund a fleet that mostly served the maritime pursuits of the ethnically German component of the empire. The problems skilled in battleship investment and development reflected the political problems and ethnic rivalries in the empire. however by means of August of 1914, the Austro-Hungarian fleet had a strength of 9 battleships, 3 pre-dreadnoughts, and one dreadnought (three extra within the ultimate phases of construction). This publication will survey the 5 sessions of Austro-Hungarian battleships in carrier through the First global battle.

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Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale by Timothy Bowman

By Timothy Bowman

This ebook offers the 1st finished examine of self-discipline and morale within the British military in the course of global warfare I by utilizing a case research of the Irish regiments. It considers the wartime event of the Irish average and designated Reserve battalions and the tenth (Irish), sixteenth (Irish) and thirty sixth (Ulster) Divisions. The booklet demonstrates that breaches of self-discipline did ensue within the Irish regiments throughout the interval yet in general those have been of a minor nature. Controversially, Timothy Bowman means that the place executions did occur, they have been militarily important and served the aim of restoring self-discipline in failing devices. the writer additionally indicates that there has been little or no help for the rising Sinn Fein circulate in the Irish regiments.

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Glasgow: A City at War by Brian Osborne, Ronald Armstrong

By Brian Osborne, Ronald Armstrong

T victory parades the place hundreds of thousands got here jointly to have fun that battle used to be ultimately over. The authors have drawn on a large choice of assets in penning this interesting and relocating e-book, however it is likely to be the interval pictures to be able to provoke the reader such a lot. Many have by no means been released earlier than, they usually inform the tale of Glasgow at battle such a lot vividly and powerfully.

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Battles in the Alps: A History of the Italian Front of the by G. Irving Root

By G. Irving Root

Some distance faraway from the bloody battles of attrition within the rain and dust of northern France, there raged one other determined fight among of Europe’s most powerful but so much underrated powers, the dominion of Italy and the Empire of Austria-Hungary. right here, alongside a twisting, curving 475-mile-long conflict line, fierce battling used to be carried out one of the lofty peaks and rugged geographical region of the continent’s so much infamous mountain diversity, replete with all of the problems of climate and the striking demanding situations of move and provide. Contingents of troops from all the significant warring powers ultimately turned fascinated about this warfare of extremes. sooner than it used to be over, and one-half million casualties were suffered and the map of Europe have been replaced eternally. Battles within the Alps chronicles this significant theatre of the good warfare, and explains in textual content and in maps the implications of Italy’s access into hostilities and the adjustments resultant from its aftermath. comparable incidents within the skies over front and at the waves of the adjoining Adriatic Sea also are narrated.

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The German Army in World War I: 1917-18 by Nigel Thomas

By Nigel Thomas

This 3rd quantity of a mini-series protecting the German forces in global battle I examines the troops that fought throughout the climax of the conflict on all fronts: the final nice battles of attrition within the West (Arras, Messines, third Ypres - Passchendaele/Langemarck - and Cambrai, 1917) and the cave in of Russia within the East. The 'Kaiserschlacht' crusade is roofed, as are the German operations in Italy, the Balkans, and in aid of Turkey within the center East. Uniform adjustments in this interval mirrored the creation of recent strategies and guns and new varieties of troops, akin to tanks and attack battalions.

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Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern by Modris Eksteins

By Modris Eksteins

A infrequent and memorable cultural heritage of global struggle I that reveals the roots of modernism


Dazzling in its originality, Rites of Spring probes the origins, impression, and aftermath of global warfare I, from the most desirable of Stravinsky's ballet The ceremony of Spring in 1913 to the loss of life of Hitler in 1945. spotting that “The nice warfare was once the mental turning element . . . for modernism as a whole,” writer Modris Eksteins examines the lives of normal humans, works of recent literature, and pivotal historic occasions to redefine the way in which we glance at our previous and towards our destiny.

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