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The Great War, 1914-1918

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Published by Longman in Harlow, England, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 480-483) and index.

    StatementIan F.W. Beckett.
    SeriesModern wars in perspective
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD521 .B376 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 508 p. :
    Number of Pages508
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6790163M
    ISBN 100582322499, 0582322480
    LC Control Number00051508

    The February Revolution in Russia replaced the Tsarist autocracy with the Provisional Governmentbut continuing discontent with the cost of the war led 1914-1918 book the October Revolutionthe creation of the Soviet Socialist Republicand the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk by the new government in Marchending Russia's involvement in the war. Inthe price was cut to 12s 6d but this left no surplus for advertising and no incentive The Great War booksellers to display 1914-1918 book prominently; publishers also set a maximum number of pages per volume, a constraint that led the Committee for Control in to advise a price increase to 15s. Together with the account of the development of a battle what happened and when these volumes provide background information about the conferences between the Allied nations, Staff plans, logistical support, equipment. Atkinson reported that the diaries were inadequate, because of the difficulty of writing them during events like the Great Retreat ofwhen few were kept and those that were had big gaps. After the unfortunate experience with Fortescue, Edmonds decided that an account must be enhanced by statements, private records of officers and by German material, to counter "garbled" accounts by the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle and John Buchan. Moberly wrote that he understood the need for care in writing the history and that the chapters had been vetted informally by the Foreign Office and approved by Cox, who as an expert in the field, was well qualified to balance secrecy with the needs of army students.

    This innovative kit includes a full-color illustrated book and keepsake stereoscopic viewer with 35 stereoscopic photographs of some of the 1914-1918 book compelling moments captured on film during World War The Great War. No Place to Run provides a challenging re-examination of the function of gas warfare in the First World War, including not only its important role in delivering victory in the campaigns of but also its postwar legacy. Woodward, less critical than Webster, asked him to spare Edmonds' feelings but Webster found the book lacking in analytical rigour, refused to devote more time to it and R. The war was fought in and drew upon each power's colonial empire as well, spreading the conflict to Africa and across the globe. Toronto: Penguin Books

    Gough held that the draft exaggerated his intention 1914-1918 book break through the 1914-1918 book defences at Ypres. Along with Daniel and Edmonds, the section had only three or four full-time officers, who had to write the volumes, prepare them for publication, maintain the library, study prisoner of war POW records and foreign official and non-official publications in their native language and provide help for the War Office, War Graves Commission, Staff College, educational establishments and government departments. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, It was suggested that the value of the volume would be enhanced by the reduction of political references to mere facts and dates. Toronto: Penguin Books At the Committee for Control meeting in Januarythe Treasury recommended Kiggell's dismissal and Edmonds agreed, because his work was "lacking in colour and atmosphere".


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Butler, Chairman of the Committee on the Control of Official Histories, got the job of rejecting the book for publication. Litt, Paul — Canada Invaded! Edmonds's correspondence with Basil Liddell Hart shows that Hart valued the official history and offered constructive criticism.

Her book is grounded on a cyclical sense of history which assumes that, human nature being what it is, events of the past will be repeated in the future.

Tim Cook uses diaries, letters, reminiscences, published memoirs, and the official archival record to illustrate vividly the grim reality of gas warfare for the average trench soldier. Haig emphasised the importance of the capture of the plateau and arranged with the Fifth Army headquarters "at once", for II Corps to take command of the 24th Division Major-General Major-General Louis Bols to the south, that was the northernmost division of the Second Army.

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Researching Military History Remembrance The First World War and The Great War who were affected by it are remembered by 1914-1918 book, exhibitions, memorials, projects, heritage organisations and war 1914-1918 book agencies. Edmonds was hampered by a 1914-1918 book raid, that burnt many of the records stored at Walworth in London.

Griffith called the quantity of writing on the Great War "prodigious" and that despite Edmonds being unstable, insecure and having never held a field appointmenthe was conscientious, intelligent and rarely allowed his devious and opinionated nature to distort his work on the official history.

Yvan Lamonde ed. Stephenson is also the former editor of the Military Book Club. On rare occasions the committee made a ruling on content, after complaints by a department; inthe War Office strenuously objected to some of the content of the first Gallipoli volume by C.

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