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The Resource With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918, David Stevenson

With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918, David Stevenson

Label
With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918
Title
With our backs to the wall
Title remainder
victory and defeat in 1918
Statement of responsibility
David Stevenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the end of 1917 Britain and France faced a strategic nightmare. Their great offensives against Germany had been calamitous, leaving hundreds of thousands of young men dead and wounded for negligible territorial gains. Despite America's entry into the war the US army remained tiny, the Italian army had been routed, and Russia had dropped out of the conflict. The Central Powers now dominated Central and Eastern Europe, and Germany could move over forty divisions to the Western Front. Yet only one year later, on 11 November 1918, the fighting ended-- an arrangement between two weary opponents to suspend hostilities, granting the Allies victory. Stevenson's rich and compelling book retells the story of 1918, and with penetrating original research goes to the very roots of this instrumental turning point in modern history. - Publisher
Summary
Looks at the end of World War I, focusing on how after four years of fierce fighting the war ended with a whimper, an agreement between weary opponents, and the ominous ramifications this foreshadowed
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10016363
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevenson, D.
Dewey number
940.4/34
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D531
LC item number
.S73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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victory and defeat in 1918
Label
With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918, David Stevenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 629-658) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deadlock, 1914-1917 -- On the defensive, March-July 1918 -- On the attack, July-November 1918 -- The new warfare: intelligence, technology, and logistics -- The human factor: manpower and morale -- Securing the seas: submarines and shipping -- The war economies: money, guns, and butter -- The home fronts: gender, class, and nation -- Armistice and after
Control code
19491266
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[xxlii], 688 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674062269
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011011916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 9 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn709670290
  • (OCoLC)709670290
Label
With our backs to the wall : victory and defeat in 1918, David Stevenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 629-658) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deadlock, 1914-1917 -- On the defensive, March-July 1918 -- On the attack, July-November 1918 -- The new warfare: intelligence, technology, and logistics -- The human factor: manpower and morale -- Securing the seas: submarines and shipping -- The war economies: money, guns, and butter -- The home fronts: gender, class, and nation -- Armistice and after
Control code
19491266
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[xxlii], 688 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674062269
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011011916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 9 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn709670290
  • (OCoLC)709670290

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