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The Resource Verdun : the longest battle of the Great War, Paul Jankowski

Verdun : the longest battle of the Great War, Paul Jankowski

Label
Verdun : the longest battle of the Great War
Title
Verdun
Title remainder
the longest battle of the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Paul Jankowski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Verdun, historian Paul Jankowski provides the definitive account of the iconic battle of World War I. A leading expert on the French past, Jankowski combines the best of traditional military history-its emphasis on leaders, plans, technology, and the contingency of combat-with the newer social and cultural approach, stressing the soldier's experience, the institutional structures of the military, and the impact of war on national memory. Unusually, this book draws on deep research in French and German archives; this mastery of sources in both languages gives Verdun unprecedented authority and scope. In many ways, Jankowski writes, the battle represents a conundrum. It has an almost unique status among the battles of the Great War; and yet, he argues, it was not decisive, sparked no political changes, and was not even the bloodiest episode of the conflict. It is said that Verdun made France, he writes; but the question should be, What did France make of Verdun? Over time, it proved to be the last great victory of French arms, standing on their own. And, for France and Germany, the battle would symbolize the terror of industrialized warfare, "a technocratic Moloch devouring its children," where no advance or retreat was possible, yet national resources poured in ceaselessly, perpetuating slaughter indefinitely
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jankowski, Paul
Dewey number
940.4/272
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D545.V3
LC item number
J36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Verdun, Battle of (France : 1916)
  • Verdun, Battle of, Verdun, France, 1916
  • France
Label
Verdun : the longest battle of the Great War, Paul Jankowski
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn840803615
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 324 pages
Isbn
9780199316892
Lccn
2013013998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)840803615
  • (Sirsi) a1726720
Label
Verdun : the longest battle of the Great War, Paul Jankowski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn840803615
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 324 pages
Isbn
9780199316892
Lccn
2013013998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)840803615
  • (Sirsi) a1726720

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