The Resource 1918 year of victory : the end of the Great War and the shaping of history, edited by Ashley Ekins

1918 year of victory : the end of the Great War and the shaping of history, edited by Ashley Ekins

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1918 year of victory : the end of the Great War and the shaping of history
Title
1918 year of victory
Title remainder
the end of the Great War and the shaping of history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ashley Ekins
Title variation
Nineteen eighteen year of victory
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
1918: Year of Victory is an original and very readable account of one of the most significant and often misunderstood events of the last century. With an historian’s eye for clear headed analysis combined with incredible attention to detail and narrative, the Australian War Memorial’s Ashley Ekins presents a compelling account of the world’s first ‘great war’ and its legacy. The Great War of 1914–1918 casts a long shadow. It is over 90 years since the last shots were fired, ending a global conflict that consumed the lives and hopes of so many of its generation. The catastrophic scale of the war and its immense human cost haunted the survivors and in just over a decade, the victory of 1918 was eroded by the apparent failure of the Versailles peace settlement, the rise of Nazism and the approach of the Second World War. Many believe the Great War set the pattern for the large-scale violence, devastation and genocide witnessed throughout the wars of the 20th century. The recent deaths of the last remaining survivors of the First World War have revived poignant memories and re-established a vigorous debate as to what, in the end, it all meant. Was the war, in effect, a futile 1561 days of incredible carnage paving the way for yet more misery, death and destruction with the Second World War? Or did the end of the war create the modern world, shaping our era’s attitudes, social relations, art and culture? The Australian War Memorial is leading this global reassessment of the First World War. The chapters in this book had their origins in an international conference, 1918: Year of Victory, convened by the AWM in Canberra in November 2008 to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the end of the Great War. Lively, authoritative and wide-ranging presentations were made by the world’s leading scholars, comprehensively revealing new thinking and challenging many of the assumptions and common perceptions surrounding the conflict
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NZNB
Dewey number
940.434
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
1918 year of victory : the end of the Great War and the shaping of history, edited by Ashley Ekins
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1918 year of victory : the end of the Great War and the shaping of history, edited by Ashley Ekins
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Note
  • Includes New Zealand contributor, Glyn Harper
  • Most chapters originally presented at the international conference, "1918 Year of Victory", held at the Australian War Memorial
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  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-298) and index
  • Bibliography
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. 1918: The road to victory / Jay Winter -- 2. Stabbed in the front: The German defeat in 1918 / Robin Prior -- 3. Finest hour? British forces on the Western Front in 1918: An overview / Gary Sheffield -- 4. From victory to defeat: The German army in 1918 / Robert T. Foley -- 5. A French victory, 1918 / Elizabeth Greenhalgh -- 6. The cost of inexperience: Americans on the Western Front, 1918 / Meleah Ward -- 7. Fighting to exhaustion: Morale, discipline and combat effectiveness in the armies of 1918 / Ashley Ekins -- 8. Maintaining the advance: Monash, battle procedure and the Australian Corps in 1918 / Peter Pedersen -- 9. Bloody Bapaume: New Zealand soldiers battle for the town, August-September 1918 / Glyn Harper -- 10. Bloody victory: The Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Campaign / Tim Cook -- 11. Victory at sea, 1918 / David Stevens and James Goldrick -- 12. Victory in the air, 1918 / Peter Hart -- 13. The peace settlement of 1919 and its aftermath / Trevor Wilson -- 14. The veterans' voice: The Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia, 1916-19 / Martin Grotty -- 15. Ninety years on: Recent and changing views on the military history of the First World War / Stephen Badsey
  • A French victory, 1918
  • Elizabeth Greenhalgh
  • The cost of inexperience: Americans on the Western Front, 1918
  • Meleah Ward
  • Fighting to exhaustion: Morale, discipline and combat effectiveness in the armies of 1918
  • Ashley Ekins
  • Maintaining the advance: Monash, battle procedure and the Australian Corps in 1918
  • Peter Pedersen
  • Bloody Bapaume: New Zealand soldiers battle for the town, August-September 1918
  • Glyn Harper
  • 1918: the road to victory
  • Blood victory: The Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days campaign
  • Tim Cook
  • Victory at sea, 1918
  • Peter Hart
  • The peace settlement of 1919 and its aftermath
  • Trevor Wilson
  • The veterans' voice: The Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia, 1916-19
  • Martin Crotty
  • Ninety years on: Recent and changing views on the military history of the First World War
  • Stephen Badsey
  • /Jay Winter
  • Stabbed in the front
  • Robin Prior
  • Finest hour? British forces on the Western Front in 1918: An overview
  • Gary Sheffield
  • From victory to defeat: The German army in 1918
  • Robert T. Foley
  • Includes index. -Bibliography. -The chapters in this book had their origins in an international conference, 1918 Year of Victory, convened by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in November 2008 to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the end of the Great War. First World War scholars from a number of nations, many of them renowned specialists in their field, gathered to present their research findings and to share their insights into issues surrounding the ending of the Great War, its memory and continuing impact. Topics span the themes of war strategy and planning; the problems of raising, training and maintaining armies in the field; developments in technology and weapons systems; the role of command; the evolution of tactics and the use of combined arms; the development of war economies through control of industrial and agricultural production; and the exploitation of human and material resources in war on the home front, on land, at sea and in the air
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13229746
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24 cm.
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Extent
308 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781921497421
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(hbk)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • (Sirsi) TG145743
  • (OCoLC)431300521
  • (Nz)13229746
  • (NLNZils)1381476

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