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By John Horne

A spouse to the 1st international conflict brings jointly a world staff of extraordinary historians who offer a chain of unique and thought-provoking essays on essentially the most devastating occasions in smooth history.- includes 38 essays by means of best students who learn the present nation of ancient scholarship at the First global struggle- offers huge assurance spanning the pre-war interval, the army clash, social, financial, political, and cultural advancements, and the war’s legacy- deals unique views on issues as varied as process and strategies, warfare crimes, technology and know-how, and the humanities DEPOSITили

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8 Goltz, Nation in Arms. 9 Clausewitz, On War, Book 1, Ch. 7. 10 Alfred von Schlieffen, Alfred von Schlieffen’s Military Writings, London, Cass, 2003, p. 204. ,1900: Zukunftsvisionen der Großmächte, Paderborn, Schönigh, 2004, p. 173 et seq. 1910), quoted in Jehuda Wallach, Das Dogma der Vernichtungsschlacht, Frankfurt am Main, Bernard & Graefe Verlag für Wehrwesen, 1967, p. 119. 13 Ardant du Picq, Etudes sur le combat. 14 Richard D. Challener, The French Theory of the Nation in Arms, New York, Columbia University Press, 1955; David B.

16 For an insight into this controversy, see Christophe Prochasson, 14–18: Retours d’expériences, Paris, Tallandier, 2008. 17 On British military history, Brian Bond, The Unquiet Western Front: Britain’s Role in Literature and History, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002, and Gary Sheffield, Forgotten Victory. , London, Review, 2002. On changing public perceptions of the war in Britain, Dan Todman, The Great War. Myth and Memory, London, Hambledon Continuum, 2005. 18 Alistair Thomson, Anzac Memories.

Sanders was a Prussian officer who assumed a high position in the Ottoman army with the goal of both modernizing it and confirming Ottoman Turkey in the German sphere of influence. The Russians were not only opposed to the modernization of the Ottoman military but they also suspected that Germany was using Turkey to gain control over the straits, thus controlling Russian access to the Mediterranean. Consequently, the Russians informed the French that they would do everything necessary to strengthen their army so that, as foreseen in the military convention between the two powers, it could undertake an operation “as simultaneously as possible” against Germany in the event of war.

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