The Ultimate Illustrated History of World War I: A concise authoritative account of the course of the Great War, with analysis of decisive encounters and landmark engagements

By: Westwell, Ian

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No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read if at all. . . . . . A concise authoritative account of the course of the Great War, with analysis of decisive encounters and landmark engagements. ALSO, reviews of the major weapons of the War, from dreadnaughts and U-boats to tanks and anti-tank guns, with key technical specifications detail. Illustrated with more than 500 photographs, maps and battle plans. . . . . . . TABLE OF CONTENTS: * ORIGINS OF THE WAR: 1.) Assassination at Sarajevo -- 2.) July 1914-The Road to War -- 3.) Allied War Plans -- 4.) Austro-Hungarian and German War Plans ------ * 1914-EUROPE GOES TO WAR: 5.) The German Invasion of Belgium -- 6.) Frontier Fortresses -- 7.) Heavy Artillery -- 8.) The Battles of the Frontiers -- 9.) Reconnaissance Aircraft -- 10.) Mons and Le Cateau -- 11.) Field Artillery -- 12.) The Battle of the Marne -- 13.) Rifles and Bayonets -- 14.) The Race to the Sea -- 15.) The First Battle of Ypres -- 16.) The Invasions of Serbia 1914-15 -- 17.) Russias Invasion of Fast Prussia Cavalry -- 18.) The Battle of Tannenberg -- 19.) Operations in Poland and Galicia -- 20.) Operations in China and the Pacific -- 21.) Surface Raiders -- 22.) Germanys West African Colonies -- 23.) Naval War in the North Sea -- 24.) Anti-submarine Barriers -- 25.) Coronel and the Falklands -- 26.) Battle-cruisers ------ * 1915-TRENCH WARFARE: 27.) The Second Battle of Ypres -- 28.) Gas Warfare -- 29.) The Second Battle of Artois -- 30.) Trench Systems -- 31.) Battles in Champagne and Artois -- 32.) Early Fighters -- 33.) Winter Offensive Against Russia -- 34.) Mortars -- 35.) Germanys Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive -- 36.) Balloons -- 37.) Four Battles Along the Isonzo -- 38.) Attacking the Dardanelles. Pre-dreadnought Battleships -- 39.) Gallipoli-The Landings -- 40.) Seaplanes and Flying Boats -- 41.) The Caucasus Front 1914-16 -- 42.) Palestine 1914-16 -- 43.) The Mesopotamian Campaign 1914-16 -- 44.) The Wider War at Sea -- 45.) Gallipoli-The Withdrawal -- 46.) German Submarines -- 47.) Home Fronts -- 48.) Zeppelins -- 49.) Civilians Under Fire 1914-18 -- 50.) Heavy Bombers ------ * 1916-THE YEAR OF ATTRITION: 51.) Verdun -- 52.) The German Attack -- 53.) The First Day of the Somme -- 54.) Machine-guns -- 55.) Verdun-The French Recovery -- 56.) Trench Warfare Weapons -- 57.) Attrition on the Somme -- 58.) British Tanks -- 59.) Russia Aids its Allies -- 60.) The Romanian Campaign -- 61.) Camouflage -- 62.) Stalemate on the Italian Front -- 63.) Seaplane tenders and Aircraft Carriers -- 64.) Operations in Salonika 1916-17 -- 65.) War in East Africa 1914-18 -- 66.) The Battle of Jutland -- 67.) Dreadnoughts -- 68.) The Rise of the U-boats -- 69.) Destroyers -- 70.) Naval War in the Mediterranean 1914-16 -- 71.) Torpedo-boats -- 72.) Allied Submarines ------ * 1917- EUROPES YEAR OF TRIAL: 73.) The Battle of Arras -- 74.) Light Bombers -- 75.) The Nivelle Offensive -- 76.) French and German Tanks -- 77.) The Battle of Messines -- 78.) Mine Warfare -- 79.) The Battle of Passchendaele. Coastal, Fortress and Railway Artillery -- 80.) The Battle of Cambrai -- 81.) Aces and Fighter Tactics -- 82.) The February Revolution -- 83.) The October Revolution -- 84.) The Battle of Caporetto -- 85.) Final Battles in the Caucasus 1917-18 -- 86.) The Battle of Beersheba -- 87.) The Mesopotamia!! Campaign I917-18 -- 88.) Defeating the U-boats 1917-18 -- 89.) Anti-submarine Weapons ------ * 1918-TRIUMPH OF THE ALLIES: 90.) Operation Michael -- 91.) Later Fighters -- 92.) Anti-aircraft Guns -- 93.) Germanys Final Offensives -- 94.) The Paris Gun -- 95.) Ground-attack Aircraft -- 96.) Equipping the Americans -- 97.) The First American Battles -- 98.) Supply Transport -- 99.) The Meuse-Argonne Offensive -- 100.) Communications -- 101.) Breaking the Hindenburg Line -- 102.) Pistols -- 103.) Armoured Cars -- 104.) Final Battles in Italy -- 105.) Liberating the Balkans -- 106.) The Battle of Megiddo -- 107.) Cruisers -- 108.) Germanys Naval Mutiny ------ * THE AFTERMATH OF WAR: 109.) The Armistice -- 110.) The Peace Treaties -- 111.) The League of Nations -- 112.) War and Remembrance.

Title: The Ultimate Illustrated History of World War I: A concise authoritative account of the course of the Great War, with analysis of decisive encounters and landmark engagements

Author Name: Westwell, Ian

Categories: WWI,

Publisher: Hermes House: 2008

ISBN Number: 1846813441

ISBN Number 13: 9781846813443

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 83254