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War of Attrition - Fighting the First World War

William Philpott

The Great War of 1914-1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world's great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war. Drawing on the experience of front-line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians, and diplomats, War of Attrition explains for the first time why and how this new type of conflict was fought as it was fought, as well as how the attitudes and actions of political and military leaders, and the willing responses of their peoples, stamped the twentieth century with unprecedented carnage on-and behind-the battlefield.

The Great War of 1914-1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world's great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war. Drawing on the experience of front-line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians, and diplomats, War of Attrition explains for the first time why and how this new type of conflict was fought as it was fought, as well as how the attitudes and actions of political and military leaders, and the willing responses of their peoples, stamped the twentieth century with unprecedented carnage on-and behind-the battlefield.
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Genres:

History

Description:

The Great War of 1914-1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world's great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war. Drawing on the experience of front-line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians, and diplomats, War of Attrition explains for the first time why and how this new type of conflict was fought as it was fought, as well as how the attitudes and actions of political and military leaders, and the willing responses of their peoples, stamped the twentieth century with unprecedented carnage on-and behind-the battlefield.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Derek Perkins

Length:

17h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

42:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

57:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

54:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

58:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

43:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

53:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

38:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

44:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

48:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

47:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

55:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

52:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

45:25