Dictionary of the First World War

Dictionary of the First World War

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This comprehensive dictionary of one of the world's greatest conflicts contains over 1, 200 entries, combining facts, narrative and analysis, and covers all aspects of history's first global conflict such as: - Actions from Achi Baba to the Zeebrugge raid, from the Falkland Islands to the Masurian Lakes. - Campaigns from the Arab Revolt to Verdun, from East Africa to East Prussia. - Theatres of war from the Baltic to the Balkans, from Africa to the Arctic. - Fighters and commanders from Abdullah ibn Hussein to Sergeant York via Pershing, Pilsudski and Petain. - Forces from the Romanian Navy to the Royal Flying Corps, from the South Persia Rifles to the Serbian Army. - Weapons and equipment from balloons and bayonets to Battleships and Big Bertha. - Tactics and strategies from submarine warfare to sniping, from the Schlieffen Plan to strategic bombing, breakthrough and blockade - Politics and diplomacy from Willhelm II to Woodrow Wilson, from the July Crisis to Versailles - Home Fronts from the Armenian Massacres to the Amiens - Dispatch, from Albania to Australia, from women to war socialism.Albatros B-Types German series of reconnaissance biplanes that were in service in August 1914 as ... The first production C-Vs had a sleek, torpedo-like fuselage to accommodate a new 220hp Mercedes engine, giving a top speed of 170kph.

Title:Dictionary of the First World War
Author: Stephen Pope, Elizabeth-Anne Wheal
Publisher:Pen and Sword - 2007-11-01

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