Britain and the Widening War 1915-1916, From Gallipoli to the Somme

Peter Liddle and his team of leading specialists have produced a 
provoking new book that features the latest research into WWI. The 
publishers have already established a reputation for this type of 
book and set new standards, highly recommended.

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NAME: Britain and the Widening War 1915-1916, From Gallipoli to the 
Somme
FILE: R2425
AUTHOR:  edited by Peter Liddle
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES:  344
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWI, World War 1, World War I, First World War, Somme, 
Gallipoli, Jutland, leadership, military medicine, home front, female 
employment, bombing, bereavement.
ISBN: 1-47386-717-7
IMAGE: B2425.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: Peter Liddle and his team of leading specialists have 
produced a provoking new book that features the latest research into 
WWI. The publishers have already established a reputation for this 
type of book and set new standards, highly recommended.

The Great War resulted from a series of misunderstandings and 
miscalculations that turned German ambitions to rule Europe, and 
build a global empire, into direct military engagement. The Germans 
assumed that they would very quickly defeat France but were 
frustrated by the skilled and spirited rearguard actions by the tiny 
but well-trained BEF. The Royal Navy assumed that it would it would 
command the seas unchallenged, only to discover that the near 100 
years of peace had left it flabby, with gunnery skills neglected and 
preoccupation with fast battle cruisers leaving it vulnerable to 
heavily armoured opponents who placed. crew comfort below ship 
survival. France assumed that its 'elan' in its land forces would 
take the battle to the enemy.

As 1914 gave way to trench warfare and a battle of attrition, new 
fronts opened. Turkey presented many opportunities for Britain in 
the Middle East and Churchill saw the Gallipoli Campaign leading 
to a rapid surrender of Turkey and an open front into the Balkans 
and up into Germany, linking up with the Russians on the way.

All of these elements of WWI in the important years of 1915-1916 
are examined with access to new material and archaeology. Fresh 
insights are provided and established conclusions challenged. The 
traditional focus on the battles and the fronts is developed with 
a review of the Home Front and the changes that it was introducing 
through the rapidly expanding female work force and the effects of 
family loss and the German terror bombing from the air.

This is a book that will reward all those readers with an interest in 
the 'war to end all wars'.