The War Plans of the Great Powers (RLE The First World War)

The War Plans of the Great Powers (RLE The First World War)

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The origins of the First World War remain one of the greatest twentieth century historical controversies. In this debate the role of military planning in particular and of militarism in general, are a key focus of attention. Did the military wrest control from the civilians? Were the leaders of Europe eager for a conflict? What military commitments were made between the various alliance blocks? These questions are examined in detail here in eleven essays by distinguished historians and the editora€™s introduction provides a focus and draws out the comparative approach to the history of military policies and war plans of the great powers.Foreword by Fritz Fischer Despite the experiences of the Second World War and all its global consequences, the First World War has never lost ... Such preparations, especially in the military and strategic domain, are the chief concern of this present collection of essays. They show the impact of the Industrial Revolution upon the technical aspects of warfare, but even more they reveal how the majority ofanbsp;...

Title:The War Plans of the Great Powers (RLE The First World War)
Author: Paul Kennedy
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-04-24

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