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1916: A Global History (English) (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9781408834305    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 448        Language: English
A fascinating examination of the First World War beyond the Western Front, told through the significant global events of 1916, events that dramatically altered the fate of many nations. So much of the literature...Read more
A fascinating examination of the First World War beyond the Western Front, told through the significant global events of 1916, events that dramatically altered the fate of many nations. So much of the literature on the First World War centres on the trench warfare of the Western Front, in that mud-filled, blood-soaked frontier across the Low Countries and North-Eastern Europe. These were essential battlegrounds, but the war was fought in various corners of the globe, and the victories gained that powerfully shifted the course of numerous campaigns. Covering the twelve months of 1916, Keith Jeffery captures twelve important events from various countries and shows how these events reverberated around the globe and dramatically changed the face of the war. He explores the more well-known battles for Gallipoli, where there was a uniquely kaleidoscopic range of participating countries, and the iconic struggle for Verdun, where Germany attempted to decimate France. Reaching beyond the well-trodden path, Jeffery examines Dublin, for the Easter Rising, East Africa, where soldiers of different nationalities fought to capture and defend Wilhelmstal, and Russia, where the killing of Rasputin exposed the internal political weakness of the country's empire. And, in charting a wide range of wartime experience, he studies the 'intelligence war', the naval engagement in the Falklands and the political conflict that ensued with the momentous US presidential election. Using an incredible range of military, social and cultural sources, and relating the individual experiences on the ground to wider, global developments, these are the stories lost to history, the conflicts that spread beyond the sphere of Western Europe and the moments that transformed the war.
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