In the English-speaking world the literature of the First World War is overwhelmingly preoccupied with the efforts of the British Army on the Western Front. The Greater War breaks out of this mould by offering a broad-ranging, international approach to the conflict. Comprising of thirteen chapters written by experts on the cutting edge of historical research this collection of essays covers new aspects of the French, German, Italian and American efforts in the First World War, as well as aspects of Britain's colonial campaigns. Thematically, the chapters look at issues from tactics and operations to logistics, morale, culture and global strategy. The sheer breadth of the work makes it an indispensable text for anyone wanting to break out of the familiar ruts of Flanders' fields and gain a broader understanding of the war.
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