The Great War, 1914-1918; A Simple Narration

The Great War, 1914-1918; A Simple Narration

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: longer; it had been abandoned for several years, but the site where it stood, marked the position from whence the enemy overlooked on the west the Crest of the Chemin des Dames. General situation: --President Wilson's proposals; League of Nations. German offensives in Spring 1918.--The Armies'order of battle: Battle of Picardy (March 21st).--Battle of Lys (April 9th).--Battle of the Aisne (May 27th).--Bombardment of Paris.--Battle of Champagne (July 15tb). General situation. At the end of Winter 1917-1918, the moral and material forces of all the States at war were directed with great intensity towards the same aim. v In Russia the revolution had overthrown the Tzars'Empire; t'he people were struggling with a revolution the issue of which could not possibly be foreseen. Italy was only just recovering from the terrible blow which the disaster to part of her Armies at Caporetto (Oct. 1917) and the propaganda of defeat spread by enemy agents had caused her. The English attitude was worthy of admiration. Till then Great' Britain had remained in what she called her - splendid isolation - in political aloofness when her commercial interests were not directly involved. She possessed according to the Kaiser's expression only a a contemptible little Army - of about one hundred thousand men. The nation felt a repugnance towards military service. Now in conjunction with the great Dominions who had no permanent military forces, she supplied France with more than one million men; great reserves were ready to fill the serious losses. She had accepted; with her national calm, that splendid form of courage, the heavy charge of establishing compulsory military service. She possessed only an insuff1cient list of officers who had taken part in...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498976
  • 9781236498977