The Myriad Faces of War

The Myriad Faces of War : Britain and the Great War, 1914-18

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`The Myriad Faces of War' is a unique and compelling study of the First World War from the standpoint of British involvement. It explores the reasons for Britain's entry into the war, the nature and course of British participation and the far-reaching repercussions of the war on British society. The result is a rich and comprehensive chronicle of the social, political, diplomatic and military aspects of the Great War. A distinctive feature of the book is the way in which the author draws on diaries and memoirs to reconstruct images of how the war was experienced, both by soldiers who were fighting at the front and by civilians who were remote from actual combat. We are presented with vivid accounts of how the war appeared to soldiers marching to Mons, fighting on the Somme, patrolling the North Sea, as well as accounts of how the war was perceived by the men and women who worked in the factories and fields at home. `The Myriad Faces of War' is the outcome of more than ten years research. High standards of scholarship are combined with a clear, accessible style and the text is illustrated throughout with maps and photographs. This book will be of great value not only to students of history and politics, butalso to anyone who is interested in the social and military aspects of the Great War.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 45.72mm | 1,179.33g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • maps, cartoons, photographs
  • 0745606458
  • 9780745606453

Table of contents

Introduction Part One Going to War, August-December 1914 Part Two Ruling the Waves, 1914-1915 Part Three Battlefronts, January-June 1915 Part Four Home Front, 1914-1915 Part Five Battlefronts, July-December 1915 Part Six Brief Encounter at Sea: The Battle of Jutland 1916 Part Seven Blooding the New Armies: The Battle of the Somme, 1916 Part Eight On the Peripheries, 1916 Part Nine Home Front, 1916 Part Ten The Killing Time, 1917 Part Eleven Home Front, 1917 Part Twelve Battlefronts, 1918 Part Thirteen Home Front, 1918 Part Fourteen Some Participant Views Part Fifteen Some Social Aspects Part Sixteen Aftermath Part Seventeen Reconstruction Part Eighteen Settling Up.show more

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