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World War I Companion by Professor Gary Sheffield
  

World War I Companion

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World War I Companion by Professor Gary Sheffield

The pieces in this book form an excellent introduction to the military history of World War I that will also prove valuable to specialists in the subject.' Professor Gary Sheffield World War I changed the face of the 20th century. For four long years the major European powers, later joined by America, fought in a life or death struggle that would topple the crowned heads of Europe and redraw the map of the Continent. It was a conflict unparalleled in its scale, which in turn fuelled devastatingly rapid developments in military technology, technique and innovation as the belligerent powers sought to break the deadlock on the Western Front and elsewhere. In the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict, 14 renowned historians from around the world examine some of the key aspects of the war, providing a wide-ranging analysis of the whole conflict beyond but including the stalemate in the trenches of the Western Front.

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Eighteen experts examine the war from their special military history perspectives. The Great War at 100 feature in Library Journal (November 1, 2013)


About the Author

Professor Gary Sheffield was appointed Chair of War Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2006, having previously taught as a Professor of Modern History at King's College, London. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts and has written widely on twentieth-century military history especially the First World War. In 2003, he shared the Templer Medal for Military Literature for his contribution to The British General Staff: Innovation and Reform (2002). Gary regularly broadcasts on radio and television, and his work has appeared in the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday, the Times Literary Supplement and BBC History Magazine. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th November 2013

Author

Professor Gary Sheffield

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Publisher

Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Hardback
272 pages

Categories

First World War
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9781782001881

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