This book gives students an informed insight into the British experience in the First World War. The contributors, all established First World War historians, have drawn on their own research and secondary sources to give a succinct account of politics, diplomacy, strategy and social developments during a period of dramatic change. Each chapter gives a concise account of its subject and the chapters are well supported by maps and tables. This is an important textbook for school students and undergraduates which bridges the gap between specialized research on the First World War and the needs of the student reader.
Introduction John Turner 1. Allies, Rivals and Enemies: British Strategy and War Aims During the First World War David French 2. The War and the British Empire A. J. Stockwell 3. The Royal Navy and the War at Sea Bryan Ranft 4. The New Warfare and Economic Mobilization Peter Dewey 5. The British Population at War Noel Whiteside 6. The British Army, 1914-18: The Illusion of Change Ian Beckett 7. British Politics and the Great War John Turner. Military and Naval Chronology of the First World War.