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Title:
World War I : the definitive visual history : from Sarajevo to Versailles
Author:
Grant, R. G., author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
American edition ; 100 years centenary edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Publishing, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
372 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits ; 31 cm
Summary:
A guide to the first World War features timelines, maps, and accounts of the action to bring to life the world leaders, key players, and soldiers who fought the battles with weapons and new technologies that changed history.
General Note:
"This American Edition, 2018. First American Edition, 2014"--Title page verso.

"100 years centenary edition"--Dust jacket.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
The troubled continent, 1870-1914. Timeline ; Europe's high noon ; Crises and conflicts ; Kaiser Wilhelm II ; Planning for war ; Evolving military technology ; Rifles ; Assassination at Sarajevo ; The slide to war ; Pulling together ; The declaration of war -- Not over by Christmas, 1914. Timeline ; The invasion of Belgium ; The French offensive ; The British go into action ; Battle of Mons ; Artillery ; The great retreat ; The battle of the Marne ; Joseph Joffre ; The race to the sea ; Fighting to a standstill ; The Christmas truce ; The battle of Tannenberg ; Paul von Hindenburg ; Austro-Hungarian failures ; The battle for Poland ; Cavalry ; Turkey enters the war ; African diversions ; Confrontation at sea ; Warships at sea ; Coronel and the Falklands ; War in the East -- Stalemate, 1915. Timeline ; Mobilizing resources ; Trench warfare ; Life in the trenches ; Failure on the western front ; Trench fighting equipment ; Second Ypres ; Chemical warfare ; Italy enters the war ; Anzac troops ; The Gallipoli campaign ; Battle of Lone Pine ; The Armenian massacre ; In service of the empire ; Colonial troops ; Disaster in Mesopotamia ; The battle at Dogger Bank ; The sinking of the Lusitania ; Wartime posters ; America and the European war ; The zeppelin raids ; Campaigns on the eastern front ; Animals at war ; Machine guns ; Serbia crushed ; The Artois-Loos offensive ; Reconnaissance and communication -- Year of battles, 1916. Timeline ; Facing deadlock ; The German offensive at Verdun ; Verdun ; Philippe Pétain ; The French fight back at Verdun ; Fort Douaumont ; The Easter rising ; Intelligence and espionage ; Slav nationalism ; The battle of Jutland ; On board the SMS Derfflinger ; The Brusilov offensive ; Kitchener's armies ; Douglas Haig ; The Somme offensive ; The first day of the Somme ; Attrition on the Somme ; Medical treatment ; Dogfights and aces ; Dogfight ; Warplanes ; The Romanian campaign ; The Arab revolt ; The strains of war ; David Lloyd George ; Germany's new order -- Revolution and disillusion, 1917. Timeline ; The Tsar overthrown ; America enters the war ; Woodrow Wilson ; Organizing America for war ; Peace initiatives and war aims ; The u-boat onslaught ; Eric Ludendorff ; The Nivelle offensive ; The battle of Arras ; Shell casings ; Canadians in the war ; The German bomber offensive ; The Kerensky offensive ; The revolutionary army ; Messines Ridge ; Third Ypres ; Passchendaele ; Italian disaster at Caporetto ; False dawn at Cambrai ; Tank warfare ; The Bolshevik revolution ; Guerilla war in east Africa ; Naval war in the Mediterranean ; From Gaza to Jerusalem ; Recording the war -- Victory and defeat, 1918. Timeline ; Home fronts ; The German home front ; Trench warfare transformed ; Stormtrooper equipment ; German victory in the east ; The Michael offensive ; The opening of the MIchael offensive ; The German search for victory ; The battle of Belleau Wood ; The second battle of the Marne ; Gas attack ; Ferdinand Foch ; The Zeebrugge raid ; Climax of the air war ; Aerial combat ; Manfred von Richthofen ; Allied intervention in Russia ; Writers at war ; Turning point at Amiens ; Taking the St. Mihiel salient ; The Meuse-Argonne offensive ; John Pershing ; Attacking the Hindenburg line ; St. Quentin Canal ; Turkey and Bulgaria defeated ; Italy victorious ; Mutiny and revolution ; The armistice ; Celebrations -- Aftermath, 1919-1923. Timeline ; Devastated world ; The Paris peace conference ; Georges Clemenceau ; The Versailles Treaty ; Signing the Versailles Treaty ; Postwar conflicts ; Never again ; Monument to the fallen ; In memoriam ; Centenary events.
ISBN:
9781465470010
Format :
Book