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The World Crisis Volume II: 1915 (Bloomsbury Revelations)

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The World Crisis is considered by many to be Winston S. Churchill's literary masterpiece. Published across five volumes between 1923 and 1931, Churchill here tells the story of The Great War, from its origins to the long shadow it cast on the following decades. At once a history and a first-hand account of Churchill's own involvement in the war, The World Crisis remains a compelling account of the conflict and its importance.The second volume of Churchill's history covers 1915 - the first full year of a conflict that most of the antagonists had expected to be over in a matter of months. Churchill here covers the intractable deadlock on the western front, the use of tanks and gas on the battlefields and the unsuccessful attempts by both sides to break through. In addition, Churchill also considers his own involvement in the Dardanelles campaign (Gallipoli).
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781472586629
ISBN-10: 147258662X
Pagini: 440
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.74 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Academic
Seria Bloomsbury Revelations

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

The second volume of Churchill's history of World War I covers the year of stalemate in 1915

Notă biografică

Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions, from 1940-1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Celebrated as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. The author of more than 40 books, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and in 1963 was made an honorary citizen of the United States.

Cuprins

1. The Deadlock in the West2. The Search for a Naval Offensive3. The Beginning of The Year4. The Origin of Tanks and Smoke5. The Choice6. The Action of the Dogger Bank7. Second Thoughts and Final Decision8. The Genesis of the Military Attack9. Fall of the Outer Forts and the Second Greek Offer10. The New Resolve11. The 18th of March12. Admiral De Robeck's Change of Plan13. The Case for Perseverance and Decision14. The First Defeat of the U-Boats 15. The Increasing Tension16. The Battle of the Beaches'17. After The Landing18. The Fall of the Government19. The Effort of the New Administration20. The Darkening Scene21. The Battle of Suvla Bay22. The Ruin of the Balkans23. The Abandonment of the Dardanelles24. The Consequences of 1915 Appendix F: Admiralty War Staff Orders for the Attack Upon the DardanellesAppendix G: Memorandum by Mr Churchill, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, On the State of the Navy, May 1915Appendix H: First Lord's MinutesAppendix I: Lord Fisher's Resignation