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1916: a global history

1916: a global history

Jeffery, Keith, author

An examination of WW1 beyond the Western Front, told through the significant global events of 1916, which dramatically altered the fate of many nations. The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low Countries and North-Eastern Europe were essential battlegrounds during the First World War, but the war reached many other corners of the globe, and events elsewhere significantly affected its course. Covering the twelve months of 1916, eminent historian Keith Jeffery uses twelve moments from a range of locations and shows how they reverberated around the world. As well as discussing better-known battles such as Gallipoli, Verdun and the Somme, Jeffery examines Dublin, for the Easter Rising, East Africa, the Italian front, Central Asia and Russia, where the killing of Rasputin exposed the internal political weakness of the country's empire. And, in charting a wide range of wartime experience, he studies the 'intelligence war', naval engagements at Jutland and elsewhere, as well as the political consequences that ensued from the momentous US presidential election

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Published London: Bloomsbury, 2016

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Statement of responsibility: Keith Jeffery
ISBN: 1408834316, 9781408834312
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: 2015.
Physical Description: 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Subject: History, Modern 20th century.; World War, 1914-1918.; History.; Nineteen sixteen, A.D.; History; First World War
Alternative Title: Nineteen sixteen; Nineteen hundred and sixteen
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781408834329