Oxford History of the First World War
The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on in poetry, in prose, and in collective memory and political culture.
By the time the war ended in 1918, millions had been killed. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century.
The Oxford History of the First World War brings together in one volume many of the most distinguished historians of the conflict, in an account that matches the scale of the events. From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from politicians to generals, from strategy to tactics, they chart the course of the war and assess its profound political and human consequences. Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role of propaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider context of the fighting at sea and in the air, and which ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the Middle East.
First published for the 80th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this highly illustrated new edition contains significant new material to mark the 100th anniversary of the war's outbreak.
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