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By S.L.A. Marshall

ISBN-10: 1541262913

ISBN-13: 9781541262911

"In the Bosnian city of Sarajevo at the morning of June 28, 1914, a chauffeur misunderstood his directions, made the inaccurate flip, attempted too past due to right his blunder, and in so doing, brought his passengers to some extent the place a ready murderer didn't have to take target to gun them down. rounds from one pistol and the area rocked. The crime was once the small stone that loosened brings the avalanche."

So starts off Brigadier normal S.L.A. Marshall's compelling narrative of the yank history historical past of worldwide conflict I, a publication that tells the tale of the good conflict from Sarajevo to Versailles.

Ten million males died; one other 20 million have been wounded. however it used to be no longer the numbers on my own that made this the good conflict. The flame thrower, the tank, and poison fuel have been brought. Cavalry turned out of date; air strive against and submarine battle got here of age. previous dynasties disintegrated; new countries appeared.

In this booklet, popular army historian Marshall, a global struggle I veteran, describes and analyzes the origins, path, and rapid aftermath of the massive clash. the tale starts with a glance backward at a complacent international ensnared in a community of alliances. Out of this atmosphere emerged the crafty diplomats and statesmen who maneuvered and blundered their international locations into positions that made the conflict inevitable. as soon as dedicated, the countries of Europe aligned into , robust opposing forces, and went jauntily into warfare, every one convinced that the clash will be over ahead of it rather began.

Marshall follows the personalities, innovations, error, and the unremitting slaughter of the following 4 years. the tale ends with the ill-conceived Treaty of Versailles, which sowed the seeds that may plunge the next new release into one other global war.

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