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By Gordon Kerr

ISBN-10: 1843440946

ISBN-13: 9781843440949

As the war is slipping past residing reminiscence, this concise historical past helps ensures that the clash is rarely forgotten

WWI, lasting simply 4 years from 1914 to 1918, was once with no parallel, the 1st precise worldwide clash during which all the earth's nice powers participated. This book tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion. It describes the historical past to struggle, the foreign rivalries and conflicts of the former a long time that ended in the countries of Europe forming digital armed camps, the relentless build-up of army and naval that characterised the early years of the 20 th century, and the good figures that attempted to avoid clash or enthusiastically driven for it. every year of the conflict is handled in its personal bankruptcy, the battles, a variety of battlefronts, and demanding incidents defined and analyzed for his or her effect at the behavior of the battle. The publication also examines the final acts of this "war to finish all wars," delivering debts of the Russian Revolution, the decisive access of the U.S. into the hostilities, and the efforts of the Paris Peace convention after the armistice to apportion blame and punish the losers.

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