Almanac of World War I
University Press of Kentucky, Mar 5, 2004 - History - 336 pages
World War I was the first modern war fought on a gigantic scale - a catastrophic series of events that killed millions, shattered nations, destroyed the old world order, and set much of the world's agenda for the twentieth century. This almanac provides an account of the action of all fronts and of the events surrounding the conflict, from the guns of August 1914 to the November 1918 Armistice and its troubled aftermath. Daily entries, topical descriptions, biographical sketches, maps, and illustrations combine to give a ready and succinct account of the events in each of the principal theaters of war.
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1916 Somme River advance Aisne River Allied American Anne S.K. Brown April assault attack August Austria-Hungary Austrian barrage battle begin Belgian Belgium Brit British troops Bulgarian Cadorna casualties cavalry commander in chief Conrad von Hotzendorf Corps counterattack cruisers Dardanelles defenses divisions East Prussia evacuation Falkenhayn fensive Fifth Army fighting fire Flanders Foch force Fourth Army France French troops Gallipoli German East Africa German troops Haig High Seas Fleet Hindenburg hundred infantry Isonzo River Italian Italy Jellicoe Joffre July June launch Lettow-Vorbeck Lloyd George London Ludendorff Mackensen's mand March ment Mesopotamia Meuse River miles minister move Nivelle November October offensive officers orders peace Pershing Petain Petrograd positions prisoners retreat Ridge Romania Russian Salonika Second Army sector sends September 1914 Serbia shells ships Somme River T.E. Lawrence Third Army thousand tion Turkish Turks U-boat Verdun victory Western Front Wilhelm Wilson withdraw Ypres