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Britain and the widening war 1915-1916 : from Gallipoli to the Somme / edited by Peter Liddle.

Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2016.

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  • Title:
    Britain and the widening war 1915-1916 : from Gallipoli to the Somme / edited by Peter Liddle.
  • Contributor: Peter Liddle
  • Subjects: Great Britain. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain. -- Army -- History; World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain;
    Dewey: 940.40941
  • Publication Details: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2016.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Preface -- Part One (1. The Dardanelles / Gallipoli Campaign: concept, delivery, and experience / Peter Liddle ; 2. "Toothless lions"; firepower and equipment in the British Army on the Western Front, 1915 / Spencer Jones ; 3. 'A second Trafalgar?': Jutland and its impact, 1916-18 / Duncan Redford ; 4. The trauma of attrition: Verdun and the Somme / William Philpott ; 5. German command and control on the Somme, 1916 / Jack Sheldon ; 6. Soldiers and politicians in strife: the case of Henry Wilson in 1915 / Gary Sheffield, John Spencer ; 7. Integration, stabilisation and aggression: the Royal Flying Corps, the Western Front and control of the air in 1915 and earkly 1916 / James Pugh ; 8. The Indian Army and the Mesopotamian Campaign, 1914-1918 / Robert Johnson ; 9. Reluctant warriors: America, 1914-17: The President, his men and his circumstances / James Cooke) -- Part two (10. How committed was Halifax to the Great War? / David Millichope ; 11. The mobilisation of Halifax industry / David Millichope ; 12. The Great War in 1916: a challenge to faith? Adrian Gregory ; 13. Facial surgery, rehabilitation and the impact of medical specialisation / Andrew Bamji ; 14. British telecommunications history in the First World War / Kapil Subramanian, Graeme Gooday ; 15. 'Any little article I would be pleased to have': the experience of British widows of the First World war / Andrea Hetherington ; 16. 'Keeping the home fires burning': women' support for British servicemen / Jessica Meyer ; 17. Alfred Pollard, VC: valour in the trenches / N.S. Nash ; 18. A 'teenage' war: British youngsters and the Great War / Nick Bosanquet ; 19. Conscription, conscience and courage: resisting war from 1916 / Clive Barrett ; 20. Drawing on the front line / Juliet Macdonald ; 21. Vestiges of the Home Front: an archaeological approach to recording the Great War landscape in Britain / Emily Glass, Nicholas J. Saunders).
    Summary: "In a series of concise, thought-provoking chapters the authors summarize - and make accessible - the latest scholarship on the middle years of the Great War - 1915 and 1916 - and cover fundamental issues that are rarely explored outside the specialist journals. Their work is an important contribution to advancing understanding of Britain's role in the war, and it will be essential reading for anyone who is keen to keep up with the fresh research and original interpretation that is transforming our insight into the impact of the global conflict. The principal battles and campaigns are reconsidered from a new perspective, but so are more general topics such as military leadership, the discord between Britain's politicians and generals, conscription, conscientious objection and the part played by the Indian Army. The longer-term effects of the war are also considered - facial reconstruction, developments in communication, health, female support for men on active service, grief and bereavement, the challenge to religious belief, battlefield art, and the surviving vestiges of the war. Peter Liddle and his fellow contributors have compiled a volume that will come to be seen as a landmark in the field"--Dust jacket.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781473867178 (hbk.) : £25.00; ISBN 1473867177; BNB GBB696418; System number: 017925352
  • Notes: Formerly CIP.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Physical Description: xiv, 344 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm

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