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The Great War Ian F. W. Beckett

The Great War By Ian F. W. Beckett

The Great War by Ian F. W. Beckett

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Starting with the context and origins of the war, this work questions common assumptions about the nature of the First World War and how it has been consistently and, wrongly, perceived as an exercise in futility. It also covers the course of the conflict and its consequences for states, societies, and individuals.

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The Great War: 1914-1918 by Ian F. W. Beckett

The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural impact.

Starting with the context and origins of the war, including assasination, misunderstanding and differing national war aims, it then covers the treacherous course of the conflict and its social consequences for both soldiers and civilians, for science and technology, for national politics and for pan-European revolution.

The war left a long-term legacy for victors and vanquished alike. It created new frontiers, changed the balance of power and influenced the arts, national memory and political thought.

The reach of this acount is global, showing how a conflict among European powers came to involve their colonial empires, and embraced Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, Latin America and the United States.

About Ian F. W. Beckett

Professor Ian F W Beckett is an internationally known and widely published specialist on the British army and the First World War who has taught at both British and American universities.

Table of Contents


1. Another Country

2. Guns in August

3. Over by Christmas

4. Widening Horizons

5. Westerners and Easterners

6. New Ways of War

7. Nations in Arms

8. War and the State

9. War and Society

10. War, Politics and Revolution

11. Victors and Vanquished

12. Wastelands?

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The Great War: 1914-1918 by Ian F. W. Beckett
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