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The Resource Attrition : fighting the First World War, William Philpott

Attrition : fighting the First World War, William Philpott

Label
Attrition : fighting the First World War
Title
Attrition
Title remainder
fighting the First World War
Statement of responsibility
William Philpott
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The First World War was too big to be grasped by its participants. In the retelling of their war in the competing memories of leaders and commanders, and the anguished fiction of its combatants, any sense of order and purpose, effort and achievement, was missing. Drawing on the experience of front line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians and those managing the vast economy of industrialised warfare, War of Attrition explains for the first time why and how this new type of conflict born out of industrial society was fought as it was. It was the first mass war in which the resources of the fully-mobilised societies strained every sinew in a conflict over ideals - and the humblest and highest were all caught up in the national enterprise. In a stunning narrative, this brilliant and necessary reassessment of the whole war cuts behind the myth-making to reveal the determination, organization and ambition on all sides
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Philpott, William James
Dewey number
940.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
Attrition : fighting the First World War, William Philpott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Introduction: 'the war is everything' -- Ready and willing -- Into battle -- Stalemate -- A people's war -- Mobilizing manpower -- Waging war -- War machines -- Controlling the seas -- Attack -- Counterattack -- Allied hopes -- The will to victory -- Germany's last cards -- Victory on all fronts -- Epilogue: 'the Great War for civilization'?
Control code
000053350413
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408703564
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Attrition : fighting the First World War, William Philpott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Introduction: 'the war is everything' -- Ready and willing -- Into battle -- Stalemate -- A people's war -- Mobilizing manpower -- Waging war -- War machines -- Controlling the seas -- Attack -- Counterattack -- Allied hopes -- The will to victory -- Germany's last cards -- Victory on all fronts -- Epilogue: 'the Great War for civilization'?
Control code
000053350413
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408703564
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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