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The Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World War (European History in Perspective) ePub download

by Hunt Tooley

  • Author: Hunt Tooley
  • ISBN: 0333650638
  • ISBN13: 978-0333650639
  • ePub: 1703 kb | FB2: 1664 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; First Paperback Edition edition (August 16, 2003)
  • Pages: 318
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 245
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The Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World War (European History in Perspective) ePub download

In my opinion, it is the best introduction we now have to the history of the Great War altogether. Hunt Tooley, a history professor at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, published this 267-page summary of the World War I in 2003 and covers the bases with regards to the attitudes leading up to the war, the tactics used in the war including glimpses of methods used in the horrible battles of the Somme and Verdun, life on the homefront and the. long-term impact of the war on the state, the family and the indidivual.

The Western Front book. This study of World War I crosses the boundaries of national histories to examine the various connections between the 400-mile-long Western Front and the home fronts of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, the United States, and other participants. A thorough reexamination of the Great War has been underway since the 1970s and this book draws on enormous.

This study of World War I crosses the boundaries of national histories to examine the various connections between the 400-mile-long Western Front and the home fronts of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, the United States, and other participants.

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October 2013 · The Journal of Military History. During the First World War, ancient siege techniques were used in an attempt to break through the stalemate in the trenches

June 2016 · Journal of European Studies. October 2013 · The Journal of Military History. During the First World War, ancient siege techniques were used in an attempt to break through the stalemate in the trenches. This paper approaches the mine crater war from a completely new perspective and focuses on a landscape-scale approach rather than on fragmented individual sites.

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Redirected from First World War). World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, the Seminal Catastrophe, and initially in North America as the European War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

World War 1: The western front had trench warfare . World War 2: In the west, Germany conquered France and other countries quickly fought th. .

World War 1: The western front had trench warfare, where after Sept 1914 the front remained relatively unchanged until the end of the war in 1918. The eastern front was longer and therefore lower troop concentrations. World War 2: In the west, Germany conquered France and other countries quickly fought the German Nazi army. Eastern Front is where the Russian and other Soviet countries fought 2/3 of the German Nazi army to saved Europe.

The tide of the advance was dramatically turned with the Battle of the Marne.

The war on the Western Front is very much alive in the Western consciousness, but what is.The geography of the war in the east was very different when compared to the west

The war on the Western Front is very much alive in the Western consciousness, but what is so often forgotten is that it was actually a two-front war in Europe. Germany was not only fighting in the West against the French and British (and eventually the Americans), but also in the East against the Russian Empire. Russian troops on the move to the front line. From National Geographic magazine, volume 31. 1917. The geography of the war in the east was very different when compared to the west. Rather than a compressed front line, the Russians and Germans were eventually fighting over an area of more than a thousand miles.

This study of World War I crosses the boundaries of national histories to examine the various connections between the 400-mile-long Western Front and the home fronts of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, the United States, and other p
Taun
Tooley has done a fantastic job showing and highlighting the causes of WW I from a social to political perception (i.e. Christianity/Social Darwinism/Progressive thinking). He also demonstrates the evolution of not only the social and political thinking but also the evolution of the military which at the beginning was deeply rooted in 19th century warfare only to realise that with the advancement of technology, 19th century warfare was no longer feasible. With new devices to play with and a lack in how to effectively use them to their advantage (i.e. strategy and tactics) they became bogged down and static. That is of course until new weapons were invented that could help advance the men bearing the weapons already in use to their maximum potential.

Overall, Tooley has demonstrated clearly the rise of the state... showing that the Great War ended the monarchy and ushered in democracy which would be far more dangerous then the last.
Scoreboard Bleeding
It does cover home and battlefront well.
Gnng
Some interesting facts but hard to read.
Shadowredeemer
This book is an extremely well-written survey of the western front during World War I. It is a must read for any person interested in the military history of that struggle. Based on a comprehensive and impressive bibliography, it provides a cogent overview of all important aspects of this struggle. I was truly fascinated by the author's remarkable ability to provide such a complete and comprehensive exposition of salient events related to the subtle interplay between the battlefields of the western theater and the home front. It really captures the spirit of the era by means of soundly-written history.
Tcaruieb
Hunt Tooley, a history professor at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, published this 267-page summary of the World War I in 2003 and covers the bases with regards to the attitudes leading up to the war, the tactics used in the war including glimpses of methods used in the horrible battles of the Somme and Verdun, life on the homefront and the long-term impact of the war on the state, the family and the indidivual.

Tooley brings up the ideal of Social Darwinism and how survivial-of-the-fittest thinking led to the martial attitude between nations. Aggessive behavior and the rise of imperialism in the late 19th Century were earmarks of this. Cecil Rhodes was quoted as saying "I contend that we are the finest race in the world and that the more of the world we inhabit, the better it is for the human race." Tooley also contends that despite conventionial wisdom to the contrary, Western Europe was already on warlike footing even before Archduke Ferdinand was assasinated in Sarajevo. Great Britain already waged aggressive war against the Boers at the turn of the century while Russia was engaged in a war with Japan during 1904 and 1905 with disastrous results.

The most unique part of this book was the contention that the war led to the centralization of the state and the regimanetation of society which is with us to this day. Tooley concludes in his summary that "In military terms, the war transformed modern armies and modern armies in effect transformed the modern state. The war shaped the culture of the West in ways too many to enumerate." The State expanded by enacting conscription, confiscated materials for conducting the war, supressed civil rights, rationed food and pretty much controlled most, if not all, areas of life. One thinks of Dr. Robert Higgs' rachet effect working in this period of time in that even after the war was over, many of the state controls stayed in place. The book is very helpful in terms of referring the reader to other books that covers many aspects of the war. Memoirs, women in the war, military tactics and poetry and literature are subjects that are covered by the book's bibliography. An adequate index and a sound end note section completes this book. I highly recommend this book to the novice reader who wants an introduction to this war. Five stars.
Qusserel
...look no farther, this is it. I've read quite a few, and this to me is the best by far, in a field which includes many distinguished historians (Martin Gilbert, John Keegan, A.J.P. Taylor, to name a few). In an amazingly slim volume, written in a scholarly yet approachable fashion, Professor Tooley packs in both an excellent overview (including the world before and after the war) and a quite amazing amount of information. Eschewing all the battlefield details (but hitting the high points very effectively), Prof. Tooley presents a fascinating, multi-facetted study that includes the interaction between battle front and home front, and the effect of the war on all facets of life, even popular culture. For me, one of the most fascinating asides was how many of the post-war writers indulged in fantasy writing, as a sort of refuge - Tolkien and "Lord of the Rings", Lewis and "Narnia", even Milne and "Winnie the Pooh".

I found especially interesting and pertinent the descriptions of the problems of paying for a war which consumed men and munitions art a rate that nobody had ever envisaged, and the total distortions of, and subsequent lasting damage to, the world financial system produced by totally unproductive military expenditure. This has modern echoes in the enormous drain of military expenditure in Iraq on the inherently very robust US economy. The situations are naturally not identical - the US can afford Iraq and Afghanistan far better than the British Empire could afford WW1 - but the moral is, beware of military adventurism, you may get rather more than you bargained for.

Prof. Tooley takes no sides in the still on-going arguments over the war (e.g., generals as "donkeys"who sought to cover their incompetence by feeding more and more men into the mincing machine v. generals who did their best in a war the like of which nobody anticipated), but presents very sensible positions at neither extreme. I found only one error, admittedly a very common one - to the best of my knowledge, Erich Ludendorff was never ennobled, so never became "von" Ludendorff. However, perhaps this is Prof. Tooley's deliberate mistake, the way Persian carpet makers are reputed to make one deliberate mistake in each carpet, because only Allah is perfect.
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