The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

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Having a profound influence on the history of the twentieth century, the First World War left an intense legacy that continues to affect both those who lived through it and those who merely read about it in school. It was the first conflict in which airplanes, submarines, and tanks played a significant role and the first in which casualties on the battlefield outnumbered those from disease. It precipitated the collapse of the empires of Austria-Hungary and Turkey, and it promoted revolution in Russia. America's entry into the war and the part it played in the peace settlement signaled the arrival on the world stage of a new great power.

In this extensively illustrated book, an international team of experts explores the war in all its different aspects. From its causes to its consequences, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, the course of the war is charted, and its political and human consequences assessed. The legacy of 'the war to end wars'--in poetry and prose, in collective memory and political culture--is with us still, eighty years after that first Armistice Day. This remarkable book helps us understand that legacy.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000, c1998
ISBN: 9780192893253
0192893254
Branch Call Number: 940.3 OXF
Characteristics: xii, 356 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Strachan, Hew
Alternative Title: First World War

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