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The Resource Verdun : the lost history of the most important battle of World War I, 1914-1918, John Mosier

Verdun : the lost history of the most important battle of World War I, 1914-1918, John Mosier

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Verdun : the lost history of the most important battle of World War I, 1914-1918
Title
Verdun
Title remainder
the lost history of the most important battle of World War I, 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
John Mosier
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conventional wisdom holds that the battle began in February 1916 and lasted until December, when the victorious French wrested all the territory they had lost back from the Germans. In fact, says historian John Mosier, from the very beginning of the war until the armistice in 1918, no fewer than eight distinct battles were waged for the possession of Verdun. These conflicts are largely unknown, even in France, owing to the obsessive secrecy of the French high command and its energetic propaganda campaign to fool the world into thinking that the war on the Western Front was a steady series of German checks and defeats. Although British historians have always seen Verdun as a one-year battle designed by the German chief of staff to bleed France white, Mosier{u2019}s careful analysis of the German plans reveals a much more abstract and theoretical approach. Our understanding of Verdun has long been mired in myths, false assumptions, propaganda, and distortions. Now, using numerous accounts of military analysts, serving officers, and eyewitnesses, including French sources that have never been translated, Mosier offers a compelling reassessment of the Great War{u2019}s most important battle
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DLC
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1944-
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Mosier, John
Dewey number
940.4/272
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D545.V3
LC item number
M68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Verdun, Battle of (France : 1916)
  • Verdun, Battle of, Verdun, France, 1916
  • Verdun (France)
  • France
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Verdun : the lost history of the most important battle of World War I, 1914-1918, John Mosier
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Battles known and unknown -- How political geography dictated strategy -- The war of the engineers -- The September wars for Verdun -- The French riposte: October 1914-July 1915 -- France's winter of dreams and discontent -- The German gamble -- The most famous battle: February-March 1916 -- Panic, politicians, and Petain: April-July 1916 -- Revanche and revision: October 1916-August 1917 -- The last battles: August-September 1918 -- A conclusion of sorts: the temptations of myth
Control code
ocn811599864
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451414625
Lccn
2013016460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811599864
  • (Sirsi) a1724298
Label
Verdun : the lost history of the most important battle of World War I, 1914-1918, John Mosier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Battles known and unknown -- How political geography dictated strategy -- The war of the engineers -- The September wars for Verdun -- The French riposte: October 1914-July 1915 -- France's winter of dreams and discontent -- The German gamble -- The most famous battle: February-March 1916 -- Panic, politicians, and Petain: April-July 1916 -- Revanche and revision: October 1916-August 1917 -- The last battles: August-September 1918 -- A conclusion of sorts: the temptations of myth
Control code
ocn811599864
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451414625
Lccn
2013016460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811599864
  • (Sirsi) a1724298

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