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The Resource Ring of steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary at war, 1914-1918, Alexander Watson

Ring of steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary at war, 1914-1918, Alexander Watson

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Ring of steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary at war, 1914-1918
Title
Ring of steel
Title remainder
Germany and Austria-Hungary at war, 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Watson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2014 Winner of the 2014 Wolfson History Prize, the 2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, the Society for Military History's 2015 Distinguished Book Award and the 2015 British Army Military Book of the Year For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War - which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome - rapidly degenerated as invasions of both France and Serbia ended in catastrophe. For four years the fighting now turned into a siege on a quite monstrous scale. Europe became the focus of fighting of a kind previously unimagined. Despite local successes - and an apparent triumph in Russia - Germany and Austria-Hungary were never able to break out of the the Allies' ring of steel. In Alexander Watson's compelling new history of the Great War, all the major events of the war are seen from the perspective of Berlin and Vienna. It is fundamentally a history of ordinary people. In 1914 both empires were flooded by genuine mass enthusiasm and their troubled elites were at one with most of the population. But the course of the war put this under impossible strain, with a fatal rupture between an ever more extreme and unrealistic leadership and an exhausted and embittered people. In the end they failed and were overwhelmed by defeat and revolution. --
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1979-
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Watson, Alexander
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
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Ring of steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary at war, 1914-1918, Alexander Watson
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Publication
Note
Originally published by Allen Lane 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/dan
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/dan
Contents
Decisions for war -- Mobilizing the people -- War of illusions -- The war of defence -- Encirclement -- Security for all time -- Crisis at the front -- Deprivation -- Remobilization -- U-boats -- Dangerous ideas -- The bread peace -- Collapse
Control code
ocn922891864
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 787 pages
Isbn
9780141042039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia/dan
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)910978194
Label
Ring of steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary at war, 1914-1918, Alexander Watson
Publication
Note
Originally published by Allen Lane 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/dan
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/dan
Contents
Decisions for war -- Mobilizing the people -- War of illusions -- The war of defence -- Encirclement -- Security for all time -- Crisis at the front -- Deprivation -- Remobilization -- U-boats -- Dangerous ideas -- The bread peace -- Collapse
Control code
ocn922891864
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 787 pages
Isbn
9780141042039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia/dan
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)910978194

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