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Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war / Max Hastings.

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  • ISBN: 9780307597052 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0307597059 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780307743831 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0307743837 (pbk.)
  • Description: xxxvii, 628 pages : black & white illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf,

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Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published in Great Britain by William Collins in 2013 as: Catastrophe.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [567]-603) and index.
Contents Note: 1914 chronology -- The organisation of armies in 1914 -- Sarajevo -- 'A feeling that events are in the air' -- The descent to war -- 'The superb spectacle of the world bursting into flames' -- Disaster on the Drina -- Death with flags and trumpets -- The British flight -- The retreat -- Tannenberg : 'Alas, how many thousands lie there bleeding!' -- The hour of Joffre -- The nemesis of Moltke -- 'Poor devils, they fought their ships like men' -- Three armies in Poland -- 'Did you ever dance with him?' -- Open country, open sky -- Ypres : 'Something that was completely hopeless' -- 'War becomes the scourge of mankind' -- Mudlife -- Silent night, holy night.
Summary: A history of the outbreak of World War I, from the breakdown of diplomacy to the dramatic battles that occurred before the war bogged down in the trenches.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 > Causes.
Europe > History > July Crisis, 1914.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: 1914 : Europe goes to war
Europe goes to war