By S.L.A. Marshall
So starts Brigadier basic S.L.A. Marshall's compelling narrative of the yankee background heritage of worldwide struggle I, a booklet that tells the tale of the nice battle from Sarajevo to Versailles.
Ten million males died; one other 20 million have been wounded. however it used to be now not the numbers on my own that made this the nice struggle. The flame thrower, the tank, and poison fuel have been brought. Cavalry turned out of date; air strive against and submarine struggle got here of age. outdated dynasties disintegrated; new international locations appeared.
In this booklet, popular army historian Marshall, an international battle I veteran, describes and analyzes the origins, path, and instant aftermath of the immense clash. the tale starts off with a glance backward at a complacent international ensnared in a community of alliances. Out of this surroundings emerged the crafty diplomats and statesmen who maneuvered and blundered their nations into positions that made the battle inevitable. as soon as devoted, the international locations of Europe aligned into , robust opposing forces, and went jauntily into warfare, each one convinced that the clash will be over earlier than it rather began.
Marshall follows the personalities, suggestions, blunders, and the unremitting slaughter of the subsequent 4 years. the tale ends with the ill-conceived Treaty of Versailles, which sowed the seeds that might plunge the next new release into one other international war.
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