Cover image for Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war
Title:
Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war
Author:
Hastings, Max.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Catastrophe
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013].

©2013.
Physical Description:
xxxvii, 628 pages : black & white illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
A history of the outbreak of World War I, from the breakdown of diplomacy to the dramatic battles that occurred before the war bogged down in the trenches.
General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain by William Collins in 2013 as: Catastrophe.
Language:
English
Contents:
1914 chronology -- The organisation of armies in 1914 -- Sarajevo -- 'A feeling that events are in the air' -- The descent to war -- 'The superb spectacle of the world bursting into flames' -- Disaster on the Drina -- Death with flags and trumpets -- The British flight -- The retreat -- Tannenberg : 'Alas, how many thousands lie there bleeding!' -- The hour of Joffre -- The nemesis of Moltke -- 'Poor devils, they fought their ships like men' -- Three armies in Poland -- 'Did you ever dance with him?' -- Open country, open sky -- Ypres : 'Something that was completely hopeless' -- 'War becomes the scourge of mankind' -- Mudlife -- Silent night, holy night.
ISBN:
9780307597052

9780307743831
Format :
Book