Armistice 1918

  • Filename: armistice-1918.
  • ISBN: 0873386515
  • Release Date: 1999-07-01
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Bullitt Lowry
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press



The five armistices arranged in the fall of 1918 determined the course of diplomatic events for many subsequent years. The armistice with Germany, the most important of the five, was really a peace treaty in miniature.

Armistice 1918

  • Filename: armistice-1918.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105041353512
  • Release Date: 1968
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Author: Cyril Nelson Barclay
  • Publisher:



En beskrivelse af operationerne før og begivenhederne efter våbenstilstanden 1918, samt kontroverserne mellem de allierede franske, engelske og amerikanske ledere og endelig en beskrivelse Hindenburg-Ludendorffs sidste mislykkede stormløb.

Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour

  • Filename: eleventh-month-eleventh-day-eleventh-hour.
  • ISBN: 9780307430922
  • Release Date: 2007-12-18
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Joseph E. Persico
  • Publisher: Random House



November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 A.M, yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered–more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. Joseph E. Persico puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous–among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, he follows ordinary soldiers’ lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches. Persico sets the last day of the war in historic context with a gripping reprise of all that led up to it, from the 1914 assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand, which ignited the war, to the raw racism black doughboys endured except when ordered to advance and die in the war’s last hour. Persico recounts the war’s bloody climax in a cinematic style that evokes All Quiet on the Western Front, Grand Illusion, and Paths of Glory. The pointless fighting on the last day of the war is the perfect metaphor for the four years that preceded it, years of senseless slaughter for hollow purposes. This book is sure to become the definitive history of the end of a conflict Winston Churchill called “the hardest, cruelest, and least-rewarded of all the wars that have been fought.” From the Hardcover edition.

1918

  • Filename: 1918.
  • ISBN: 2704808635
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: François Debergh
  • Publisher:



Lorsque le 11 novembre 1918, à 11 heures du matin, le clairon Delaluque sonne l'armistice, c'est quatre longues et douloureuses années de guerre qui s'achèvent. Quatre années de boucherie qui donnent à la victoire un goût amer. La Françe ravagée pleure ses 1 400 000 morts (8 millions au total !). Quatre-vingts ans plus tard, François Debergh et André Gaillard nous entraînent sur les chemins de l'armistice, qui passent entre Yser et Champagne, dans les derniers mois de la guerre, alors que rien n'est encore joué, lorsque le Kaiser Guillaume II, qui croit sauver son Empire par un coup de dés, lance ses armées décimées dans trois offensives (Picardie, Flandres, Marne). Foch réplique le 18 août avec sa contre-offensive générale et reconquiert le terrain perdu. Rien n'arrêtera plus les alliés qui bousculent enfin le front d'origine demeuré immuable depuis quatre ans. Ce livre rassemble les témoignages de ceux qui sont passés par ces chemins tragiques de Flandres, de Picardie, du Tardenois, de la Thiérache : généraux français, barons allemands, petit peuple des civils affamés en deçà et au-delà du Rhin. Tous ceux qui ont vécu les dernières heures de la Grande Guerre se souviennent...

The World War I Armistice

  • Filename: the-world-war-i-armistice.
  • ISBN: 1842342002
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 45
  • Author: John Malam
  • Publisher: Cherrytree Books



This series provides a quick-read introduction to key events in history, exploring what happened on the day and the background and consequences of the event. This volume looks at Armistice Day in World War I.

The Silent Morning

  • Filename: the-silent-morning.
  • ISBN: 9781784991166
  • Release Date: 2016-02-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Fellow of Clare Hall and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of English Trudi Tate
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



This is the first book to study the cultural impact of the Armistice of 11 November 1918. It contains fourteen new essays from scholars working in literature, music, art history and military history. The book looks comparatively at British, German and Austrian works, covering authors such as Elizabeth Bowen, Alfred Doblin, Ford Madox Ford, Philip Gibbs, C. E. Montague, Arthur Schnitzler, Helen Zenna Smith, and Virginia Woolf; composers such as Arthur Bliss and Ernst Krenek; artists Kathe Kollwitz, Kate Lassen, Wyndham Lewis, Lotte Prechner and John Singer Sargent. The chapters discuss the ways in which the war was memorialised in military cemeteries and art exhibitions, and how journals such as the Times Literary Supplement and the Bookman engaged with the Armistice and its aftermath. Together the essays offer new ways of thinking about the hopes and disappointments which accompanied the end of the First World War. The Armistice brought hopes for a better future, as well as sadness, disappointment and rage. Many people in all the combatant nations asked hard questions about the purpose of the war. These questions are explored in complex and nuanced ways in the literature, music and art of the period. This book revisits that moment of silence and asks how its effect was to echo into the following decades. The essays are genuinely interdisciplinary and are written in a clear, accessible style. The book is aimed at students and academics working on the First World War, as well as students of early twentieth-century literature, music and art history. It will also appeal to general readers interested in the war. Contributors include distinguished First World War scholars Jane Potter, Claudia Siebrecht, George Simmers and Alexander Watson. "

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