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The First World War By Peter Simkins

The First World War

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This text describes the last great battles of attrition at Arras, on the Aisne and at Passchendaele in 1917. It then moves on to relate the successive offensives launched by Germany in 1918 in an effort to achieve victory or a favourable peace before American manpower proved decisive.

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The First World War: Western Front 1916-1918 by Peter Simkins

In this, the second volume covering the war on the Western Front, Peter Simkins describes the last great battles of attrition at Arras, on the Aisne and at Passchendaele in 1917. Then he moves on to relate the successive offensives launched by Germany in the spring and summer of 1918 in an effort to achieve victory or a favourable peace before American manpower proved decisive. Questioning and correcting several myths and long-held assumptions about the nature and conduct of war on the Western Front, the author also looks at the aftermath and legacy of the "war to end wars".

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About Peter Simkins


Peter Simkins worked at the Imperial War Museum for over 35 years and was its Senior Historian from 1976 until his retirement in 1999. Awarded the MBE that year for his services to the Museum, he is currently Honorary Professor in Modern History at the University of Birmingham, a Vice-President of the Western Front Association and a Fellow of the Royal Historial Society. Peter Simkins is the author of numerous publications on the Great War, including the book Kitchener's Army (1988), which was awarded the Templar Medal by the Society for Army Historical Research, and hs is now working with Dr Gary Sheffield and John Lee, on a two-volume study, Haig's Army.

Table of Contents


Introduction and Chronology - Background - Warring sides - The fighting 1917-1918 - Portrait of a soldier - World around war - Portrait of a civilian - How the war ended - Conclusion and consequences

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GOR001665678
The First World War: Western Front 1916-1918 by Peter Simkins
Peter Simkins
Essential Histories
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2002-06-19
96
1841763489
9781841763484
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