The First World War Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2014-06-19
Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed the seeds of another worldwide conflict 20 years later. This is the only book in the English language to offer comprehensive coverage of how Germany and Austria-Hungary, two of the key belligerents, conducted the war and what defeat meant to them.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, including new developments in the historiography and, in particular, addressing new work on the cultural history of the war. This edition also includes:
- New material on the domestic front, covering Austria-Hungary's internal political frictions and ethnic fissures
- More on Austria-Hungary and Germany's position within the wider geopolitical framework
- Increased coverage of the Eastern front

The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 offers an authoritative and well-researched survey of the role of the Central powers that will be an invaluable text for all those studying the First World War and the development of modern warfare.

Author Biography

Holger H. Herwig is Professor of History at the University of Calgary, Canada.

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Introduction
1. Origins: 'Now or Never'
2. The Plans of War
3. The Great Gamble, 1914
4. Towards Industrialized War, 1915
5. Dual Defeats: From the Meuse to the Sereth , 1916
6. The Long-War Reality, 1915-16
7. Survival
8. A Sea-Change, 1917
9. The Last Levy, 1917-18
10. Operation Michael: The 'Last Card'
11. Defeat, 1918-19
Bibliography
Index

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