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The Fate of Nations

The Story of the First World War, Volume Two

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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.

Book ISBN 9781445680156

Book Format Paperback

pages 432 pages

Publication Date 15 Nov 2018

Height 234

Width 156

Illustrations None

Regular Price: £16.99

Special Price: £12.74

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