1st Edition

The Great War
An Imperial History

ISBN 9780415204408
Published May 15, 2005 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

The Great War is a landmark history that firmly places the First World War in the context of imperialism. Set to overturn conventional accounts of what happened during this, the first truly international conflict, it extends the study of the First World War beyond the confines of Europe and the Western Front.

By recounting the experiences of people from the colonies especially those brought into the war effort either as volunteers or through conscription, John Morrow's magisterial work also unveils the impact of the war in Asia, India and Africa.

From the origins of World War One to its bloody (and largely unknown) aftermath, The Great War is distinguished by its long chronological coverage, first person battle and home front accounts, its pan European and global emphasis and the integration of cultural considerations with political.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note  Introduction  Part 1:  1.  War, the Liberator  2. Patriotic War  3. Inevitable War  4. Imaginary War  5. 'War on War'  6. War is Declared  Part 2:  7. From Movement to Stagnation  8. Strong Points and Weak Points  9. Verdun and the Great Battles  10. Cannon Fodder and the New Art of War  11. Styles of War: Direct and Indirect  12. World War and Total War  13. The Possible and the Impossible  Part 3:  14. Tensions New and Old  15. Crises of War  16.  Revolutionary Peace, Compromise Peace, Victorious Peace  Part 4:  17. Between War and Crusade  18. The Illusions of Victory  Select Bibliography  Index

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'Morrow is an excellent military historian who follows quite strictly the war's events on the various fronts, revealing the colonial effort in troops and economics.' - Prof. Annette Becker, The Times Educational Supplement