The First World War

Author(s): Gerard DeGroot

First World War

This work aims to explain World War I in a manner the lay person can understand, and more advanced readers will still find intriguing. It covers a broad canvas, but does so with great economy. The origins of the war, both diplomatic and social, are discussed and the reader is then taken through the major battles on the Eastern and Western Fronts. This provides an insight into the eventual Allied victory. The war at sea, on the home front and in distant theatres is also carefully examined. There is, in addition, a worm's-eye view of the conflict as it was experienced by the men in the trenches.


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GERARD DEGROOT is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department in the Department of Modern History at the University of St Andrews.

'This is a well-written and well-structured survey which I shall have no hesitation in recommending to students.' - M.S. Partridge, St Mary's University College 'This is an excellent work...I will recommend this as the market leader.' - Dr John Buckley, Department of History and War Studies, University of Wolverhampton 'An excellent survey: clear, concise and well written.' - Professor M.L. Dockrell, Department of War Studies, King's College London

GERARD DEGROOT is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department in the Department of Modern History at the University of St Andrews.

Preface.- Origins.- The Western Front, 1914-1917.- The Eastern Front, 1914-1917.- The War at Sea.- Sideshows and Imperial Struggles.- 1918.- Home Fronts.- The Soldiers' War.- A Peace of Sorts.- 'The Rank Stench of those Bodies Haunts me Still'.- Bibliography.- Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780333745359SECA
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : November 2000
  • : 235mm X 155mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : biography
  • : Gerard DeGroot
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.3
  • : 240