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Hastings, Max
Catastrophe
Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war / Max Hastings
Alternate Title 1914 : Europe goes to war
Europe goes to war
1st American ed
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013]
©2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  D511 .H37 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
Subject Europe -- History -- July Crisis, 1914
Physical Description xxxvii, 628 pages : black & white illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Note Originally published in Great Britain by William Collins in 2013 as: Catastrophe
Includes bibliographical references (p. [567]-603) and index
Contents 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
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