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The Great War, 1914-1918

Ian F.W. Beckett
Format
Book
Published
Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2001.
Language
English
Series
Modern Wars in Perspective
ISBN
0582322499, 0582322480 (pbk.)
Contents
  • 1. Another Country? 1
  • Industrialisation and the state 4
  • Ideology and the nation-state 8
  • 2. Guns in August 18
  • Alliances and the European state system 19
  • Imperial Germany and Weltpolitik 21
  • Imperialism, capitalism and militarism 23
  • Vienna and the domestic imperative 26
  • From 'Third Balkan War' to world war 28
  • 3. Over by Christmas 42
  • Expectations of war 43
  • War plans 47
  • Failure of the war plans in the west 55
  • Eastern Front 57
  • 4. Widening Horizons 67
  • Contribution of empire 68
  • Balkans and beyond 77
  • Distant waters 86
  • Economics of belligerency and neutrality 92
  • 5. Westerners and Easterners 109
  • Civil-military relations 109
  • Politics of coalition 120
  • Strategy and war aims: the Entente 128
  • Strategy and war aims: the Central Powers 137
  • 6. New Ways of War 158
  • Science and war 158
  • Exercise of command 161
  • War on land 165
  • War at sea 180
  • War in the air 187
  • 7. Nations in Arms 204
  • Conscription and manpower 205
  • Voluntary spirit and its limits 209
  • Experience of military service 215
  • Morale and discipline 220
  • 8. War and the State 242
  • Growth of government 244
  • Economic management 253
  • War and industrial mobilisation 255
  • Food supply 265
  • State welfare 272
  • Management of morale 279
  • 9. War and Society 309
  • Life and death 310
  • Class 315
  • Labour 320
  • Women 324
  • Social mores and leisure pursuits 336
  • 10. War, Politics and Revolution 354
  • Leadership 355
  • Opposition 358
  • Revolution 364
  • 11. Victors and Vanquished 386
  • Defeat and revolution 386
  • Paris peace conference and the peace settlements 394
  • Political values and the politics of the 'front generation' 408
  • 12. Wastelands? 428
  • Memory and commemoration 429
  • War and culture 441
  • War and the silver screen 457
  • War and history 462.
Description
xv, 508 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 480-483) and index.
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