World War One

World War One❰Download❯ ➾ World War One Author Max Egremont – Heartforum.co.uk For many before 1914 a huge European war had seemed impossible Conflicts in the Balkans flared up yet stayed contained The Belgian historian Henri Pirenne wrote to a friend in December 1905 “Do you For many before a huge European war had seemed World War Kindle - impossible Conflicts in the Balkans flared up yet stayed contained The Belgian historian Henri Pirenne wrote to a friend in December “Do you really believe in the possibility of a war For me it is impossible to have the least fear in that regard” In March the British peer Lord Esher – an authority on defence matters – told an audience of Britain’s senior Generals that war “becomes every day difficult and improbable” After all what could be gained by war In the British writer Norman Angell claimed that with the increasing interdependence of nations war could not benefit the victor All participating countries would be impoverished; the idea of victory was a “great illusion” In this short guide Max Egremont looks at controversies which have raged over the years What caused the war Who should be blamed for its outbreak Should Britain have joined in and after it did were its soldiers really as has been claimed “lions led by donkeys” What was America’s role And was the final peace settlement as fair and sensible as possible in the circumstances or by humiliating Germany did the Allies pave the way to a Second World War a truly global conflict which turned out to be even bloodier and destructive than the First.

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World War One PDF Ó World War  Kindle -
  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • World War One
  • Max Egremont
  • 09 August 2016
  • 9781911187950

12 thoughts on “World War One

  1. Greg says:

    Just a brief overview of World War One but doesn't promise to be anything else Doesn't dwell on any of the major battles again a plus as there are any number of books detailing those conflicts but provides a lot of gems about the cause and effect Certainly inspires further reading on issues such as the Versailles Treaty and takes a different argument to much of what's been proposed in other works

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