Into The Abyss

Into The Abyss

1919 - A Land Fit for Heroes

1919 - A Land Fit for Heroes

The Fate of Nations

The Story of the First World War, Volume Two

Publication Date15th November 2018

Book FormatPaperback





The most accessible account of the war years 1916-18: 'A worthy counterpoint to Hew Strachan's magisterial three-volume scholarly project.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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This second volume begins with the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle of the Great War and one of the most terrible ever fought. By the beginning of 1916 the French had already suffered 2 million casualties. Russia was crippled. Von Falkenhayn now believed ‘The forces of France will bleed to death.’

Through the unimaginable horrors of the Somme, the entry of the US into the war and the ‘final throw of the dice’, the spring 1918 Kaiserslacht, G. J. Meyer marshals the evidence brilliantly to show why the General was wrong. Much of the agony is in the detail: after the Armistice, while the victors debated the new world order, perhaps a quarter of a million German civilians, many of them children, died of starvation and disease under a pointless naval blockade.
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