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The Resource With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918, David Stevenson

With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918, David Stevenson

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With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918
Title
With our backs to the wall
Title remainder
victory and defeat in 1918
Statement of responsibility
David Stevenson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With so much at stake and so much already lost, why did World War I end with a whimper--an arrangement between two weary opponents to suspend hostilities? Most histories of the Great War focus on the avoidability of its beginning. This book brings a focus to its ominous end--the Allies' incomplete victory and its tragic ramifications. In the most comprehensive account to date of the conflict's endgame, David Stevenson approaches events from a truly international perspective, examining the positions and perspectives of both sides, as well as the impact of the Russian Revolution. Alongside military and political developments, he adds new information about the crucial role of economics and logistics. The Allies' eventual success, Stevenson shows, was due to new organizational methods, and to increased combat effectiveness resulting partly from technological innovation. These factors, combined with Germany's disastrous military offensive in spring 1918, ensured an Allied victory--but not a conclusive German defeat.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Stevenson, D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
World War, 1914-1918
Label
With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918, David Stevenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 547-658) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Deadlock, 1914-1917 -- On the defensive, March-July 1918 -- On the attack, July-November 1918 -- The new warfare: intelligence, technology, and logistics -- The human factor: manpower and morale -- Securing the seas: submarines and shipping -- The war economies: money, guns, and butter -- The home fronts: gender, class, and nation -- Armistice and after
Control code
FIEb17104440
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 21 unnumbered pages, 688 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674062269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)709670290
Label
With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918, David Stevenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 547-658) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Deadlock, 1914-1917 -- On the defensive, March-July 1918 -- On the attack, July-November 1918 -- The new warfare: intelligence, technology, and logistics -- The human factor: manpower and morale -- Securing the seas: submarines and shipping -- The war economies: money, guns, and butter -- The home fronts: gender, class, and nation -- Armistice and after
Control code
FIEb17104440
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 21 unnumbered pages, 688 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674062269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)709670290

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