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Author LinkHastings, Max.
Uniform Title LinkCatastrophe
Title LinkCatastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war / Max Hastings.
Variant Title 1914 : Europe goes to war
Europe goes to war
Edition 1st American ed.
Distribution New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013].
©2013.
Description xxxvii, 628 pages :  black & white illustrations, maps ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Gen. Note Originally published in Great Britain by William Collins in 2013 as: Catastrophe.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [567]-603) and index.
Contents Contents: 1914 chronology -- The organisation of armies in 1914 -- Sarajevo -- ’A feeling that events are in the air’ -- The descent to war -- ’The superb spectacle of the world bursting into flames’ -- Disaster on the Drina -- Death with flags and trumpets -- The British flight -- The retreat -- Tannenberg : ’Alas, how many thousands lie there bleeding!’ -- The hour of Joffre -- The nemesis of Moltke -- ’Poor devils, they fought their ships like men’ -- Three armies in Poland -- ’Did you ever dance with him?’ -- Open country, open sky -- Ypres : ’Something that was completely hopeless’ -- ’War becomes the scourge of mankind’ -- Mudlife -- Silent night, holy night.
Summary A history of the outbreak of World War I, from the breakdown of diplomacy to the dramatic battles that occurred before the war bogged down in the trenches.
Subject LinkWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Causes.
LinkEurope -- History -- July Crisis, 1914.

System Number 000671724
ISBN Link9780307597052 (hbk.) : $35.00
Link0307597059 (hbk.)
Link9780307743831 (pbk.)
Link0307743837 (pbk.)
Link9780385351225 (ebk.)
Link0385351224 (ebk.)

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