Paul Ham's 1914: The Year the World Ended PDF

By Paul Ham

ISBN-10: 1486213162

ISBN-13: 9781486213160

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ISBN-13: 9781864711424

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Few years can justly be acknowledged to have reworked the earth: 1914 did.

In July that 12 months, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France have been poised to plunge the area right into a battle that will kill or wound 37 million humans, tear down the cloth of society, uproot historic political platforms and set the direction for the bloodiest century in human history.

In the longer run, the occasions of 1914 set the area at the course towards the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the increase of Nazism and the chilly War.

In 1914: The yr the area Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the tale of the outbreak of the good conflict from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives.Along the best way, he debunks numerous obdurate myths.

European leaders, for instance, didn't stumble or 'sleepwalk' into warfare, as many feel. They absolutely understood small clash within the Balkans - the tinderbox on the center of the continent - may perhaps spark a eu warfare. They good knew what their guns may possibly do.

Yet they carried on. They approved - and, in certain cases, even appeared to savour - what they observed as an inevitable conflict of hands. They deliberate and mapped each station at the route to oblivion. those pied pipers of the apocalypse selected battle within the complete wisdom that hundreds of thousands may persist with, and die, on their orders.

1914: The yr the area Ended seeks to respond to the main vexing query of the twentieth century: Why did ecu governments choose to condemn the easiest a part of a new release of younger males to the trenches and 4 years of slaughter, within which 8.5 million could die?

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