Fight to the finish: the First World War - month by month 9781473544222, 9780593079140, 0593079140

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Fight to the finish: the First World War - month by month
 9781473544222, 9780593079140, 0593079140

Table of contents :
Preface --
Introduction: In the time of the breaking of empires --
Prologue: The alliances. Part one: 1914: 'Over by Christmas'.1. August: To arms!
2. September: 'Miracle on the Marne'
3. October: 'The wars of the world'
4. November: 'The sea dog
5. December: 'Wipers'. Part two: 1915: Deadlock. 6. January: Eastern approaches
7. February: Cruiser rules
8. March: Drums-fire
9. April: Gallipoli
10. May: 'Gas!'
11. June: Those magnificent men
12. July: Askaris
13. August: Suvla Bay
14. September: Loos
15. October: The gardeners of Salonika
16. November: 'Mespot'
17. December: Casualties. Part three: 1916: 'Pure murder'. 18. January: Enter Haig
19. February: The blood pump
20. March: Q vs. U
21. April: A 'stab in the back'
22. May: The victory that looked like defeat
23. June: Pillars of wisdom
24. July: Sixty thousand casualties before breakfast
25. August: Exit F
26. September: The rude mechanical
27. October: 'Preparedness'
28. November: Attrition
29. December: The Welsh wizard. Part four: 1917: Defeat, and deliverance. 30. January: The turnip winter
31. February: Biblical terms
32. March: Alberich
33. April: The cruellest month
34. May: All goes quiet on the Western Front
35. June: Messines
36. July: 'Passchendaele'
37. August: 'O for a beaker of the warm South'
38. September: 'Boom'
39. October: Caporetto
40. November: Cambrai
41. December: 'How the devil can we finish this war?'. Part five: 1918: Finis Germaniae. 42. January: Peace without victory?
43. February: Doughboys
44. March: Kaiserschlacht
45. April: 'Backs to the wall"
46. May: The cruel sea
47. June: The broad offensive
48. July: Friedensturm
49. August: The black day of the German Army
50. September: The return push
51. October: Tout le monde à la bataille!
52. November: The eleventh hour --
Conclusion: The war to end all war? --
Annex A: The armistice terms --
Annex B: The war for civilization : the reckoning.

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