The First World War
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:5/23/1985 - Oxford University Press
By: Keith Robbins
In this clear, chronological account of the First World War, Robbins examines the main features of the war worldwide, and analyzes its complex ramifications. The scale of the conflict was unprecedented, as were its problems: technicalities of mass mobilization and new methods of warfare confounded both strategic calculations and mass expectations. It became difficult to say what the war was fought for, and what the combatants gained. Robbins explores the reasons for the outbreak of the war, the methods of fighting, the modernization of warfare, and the aims of nations that took part in the war.