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The Resource Enduring the Great War : combat, morale and collapse in the German and British armies, 1914-1918, Alexander Watson, (electronic resource)

Enduring the Great War : combat, morale and collapse in the German and British armies, 1914-1918, Alexander Watson, (electronic resource)

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Enduring the Great War : combat, morale and collapse in the German and British armies, 1914-1918
Title
Enduring the Great War
Title remainder
combat, morale and collapse in the German and British armies, 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Watson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an innovative comparative history of how German and British soldiers endured the horror of the First World War. Unlike existing literature, which emphasises the strength of societies or military institutions, this study argues that at the heart of armies' robustness lay natural human resilience. Drawing widely on contemporary letters and diaries of British and German soldiers, psychiatric reports and official documentation, and interpreting these sources with modern psychological research, this unique account provides fresh insights into the soldiers' fears, motivations and coping mechanisms. It explains why the British outlasted their opponents by examining and comparing the motives for fighting, the effectiveness with which armies and societies supported men and the combatants' morale throughout the conflict on both sides. Finally it challenges the consensus on the war's end, arguing that not a 'covert strike' but rather an 'ordered surrender' led by junior officers brought about Germany's defeat in 1918.--
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Watson, Alexander
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge military histories
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Psychology, Military
Label
Enduring the Great War : combat, morale and collapse in the German and British armies, 1914-1918, Alexander Watson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139195607
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139195607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139195607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870273122
Label
Enduring the Great War : combat, morale and collapse in the German and British armies, 1914-1918, Alexander Watson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139195607
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139195607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139195607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870273122

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