The Great War 1914-1918 Author:Falls, Cyril Synopsis by author: — The years 1914-1918 saw Europe engaged in a conflict invilving a greater area & a greater number of men than history had ever before recorded. In this book, Captain Cyril Falls, known in British academic & governmental mcircles as an expert in military history, discusses the military side of WWI in the light of its battles, ... more »tactics & weapons; its problems of supply & transport; its armies & theiir commanders. The engagements in the many theaters of war in Europe, Asia & Africa are described in viviid detail, but particular attention is focused on the Western front, where the principal & decisive battles were fought.
Although it was on land that the conclusive victories were achieved, the place of sea power & of the new type of warfare waged in the air is not ignored. Thee role played by civilian poolitics is covered as well, particvularli in thesituations where it had direct bearing on the fighting--such as in Sarajevo in 1914 where a spark touched the Central European powder keg & signaled the beginning of the war; the political considerations which caused the UA as well as Rumania,Bulgaria, & Italy to enter the war late; & the revolution which caused Russia to leave it early......« less