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Catastrophe : Europe goes to war 1914

In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century's first terrible act of self-immolation- what was then called The Great War. On the eve of its centenary, Max Hastings seeks to explain both how the conflict came about and what befell millions of men and women during the first months of strife. He finds the evidence overwhelming, that Austria and Germany must accept principal blame for the outbreak.

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32320004130336 940.311 HAS
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ISBN 9780007398577 (hbk.) :
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Classification Number 940.311 HAS
Author Hastings, Max
Title Catastrophe : Europe goes to war 1914 [BK]
Physical Description illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ;
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.`A Feeling that Events are in the Air' -- 1.Change and Decay -- 2.Battle Plans -- 2.The Descent to War -- 1.The Austrians Threaten -- 2.The Russians React -- 3.The Germans March -- 4.The British Decide -- 3.`The Superb Spectacle of the World Bursting Into Flames' -- 1.Migrations -- 2.Passions -- 3.Departures -- 4.Disaster on the Drina -- 5.Death with Flags and Trumpets -- 1.The Execution of Plan XVII -- 2.`German Beastliness' -- 3.Lanrezac Encounters Schlieffen -- 6.The British Fight -- 1.Mons -- 2.Le Cateau: `Where The Fun Comes in, I Don't Know' -- 7.The Retreat -- 8.Tannenberg: `Alas, How Many Thousands Lie There Bleeding!' -- 9.The Hour of Joffre -- 1.Paris At Bay -- 2.Sir John Despairs -- 3.Seeds Of Hope -- 10.The Nemesis of Moltke -- 1.The Marne -- 2.`Stalemate in Our Favour' -- 11.`Poor Devils, They Fought Their Ships Like Men' -- 12.Three Armies in Poland -- 13.`Did You Ever Dance With Him? -- 1.Home Fronts -- 2.News And Abuse --
Contents note continued: 14.Open Country, Open Sky -- 1.Churchill's Adventure -- 2.`Inventions of the devil' -- 15.Ypres: `Something that was Completely Hopeless' -- 16.`War Becomes the Scourge of Mankind' -- 1.Poland -- 2.The Serbs' Last Triumph -- 17.Mudlife -- 18.Silent Night, Holy Night.
In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century's first terrible act of self-immolation- what was then called The Great War. On the eve of its centenary, Max Hastings seeks to explain both how the conflict came about and what befell millions of men and women during the first months of strife. He finds the evidence overwhelming, that Austria and Germany must accept principal blame for the outbreak.
Classification General.
Subject World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1888-1918
Europe -- Foreign relations -- 20th century
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