By S.L.A. Marshall
So starts Brigadier normal S.L.A. Marshall's compelling narrative of the yank historical past background of worldwide battle I, a publication that tells the tale of the good battle from Sarajevo to Versailles.
Ten million males died; one other 20 million have been wounded. however it was once now not the numbers by myself that made this the nice struggle. The flame thrower, the tank, and poison gasoline have been brought. Cavalry turned out of date; air strive against and submarine conflict got here of age. previous dynasties disintegrated; new international locations appeared.
In this e-book, popular army historian Marshall, a global warfare I veteran, describes and analyzes the origins, path, and speedy aftermath of the enormous clash. the tale starts off with a glance backward at a complacent global ensnared in a community of alliances. Out of this atmosphere emerged the crafty diplomats and statesmen who maneuvered and blundered their nations into positions that made the warfare inevitable. as soon as devoted, the countries of Europe aligned into , effective opposing forces, and went jauntily into struggle, every one convinced that the clash will be over sooner than it fairly began.
Marshall follows the personalities, innovations, error, and the unremitting slaughter of the following 4 years. the tale ends with the ill-conceived Treaty of Versailles, which sowed the seeds that might plunge the subsequent new release into one other international war.
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American Heritage History of World War I by S.L.A. Marshall