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Title Great War, total war : combat and mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918 / edited by Roger Chickering and Sig Förster.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.4144 GREA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 531 pages : 23 cm.
Series Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Notes Includes index.
Contents 1 From Cabinet War to Total War: The Perspective of Military Doctrine, 1861-1918 / Hew Strachan 19 -- 2 World War I and the Theory of Total War: Reflections on the British and German Cases, 1914-1915 / Roger Chickering 35 -- Part 2 Changing Realities of Warfare -- 3 World War I and the Revolution in Logistics / Martin van Creveld 57 -- 4 Mass Warfare and the Impact of Technology / Dennis E. Showalter 73 -- 5 Total War as a Result of New Weapons? The Use of Chemical Agents in World War I / Rolf-Dieter Muller 95 -- 6 Planning Total War? Falkenhayn and the Battle of Verdun, 1916 / Holger Afflerbach 113 -- 7 "The Most Extensive Experiment that the Imagination Can Conceive": War, Emotional Stress, and German Medicine, 1914-1918 / Wolfgang U. Eckart 133 -- Part 3 War Against Noncombatants -- 8 War Between Soldiers and Enemy Civilians, 1914-1915 / John Horne, Alan Kramer 153 -- 9 Blockade of Germany and the Strategy of Starvation, 1914-1918: An Agency Perspective / Avner Offer 169 -- 10 Total Rhetoric, Limited War: Germany's U-Boat Campaign, 1917-1918 / Holger H. Herwig 189 -- 11 First Air War Against Noncombatants: Strategic Bombing of German Cities in World War I / Christian Geinitz 207 -- 12 Bullying the Neutrals: The Case of the Netherlands / Marc Frey 227 -- Part 4 Politicians, Soldiers, and the Problem of Unlimited Warfare -- 13 Poincare, Clemenceau, and the Quest for Total Victory / John F. V. Keiger 247 -- 14 Strategy and Unlimited Warfare in Germany: Moltke, Falkenhayn, and Ludendorff / Wilhelm Deist 265 -- 15 Strategy of Unlimited Warfare? Kitchener, Robertson, and Haig / David French 281 -- 16 French Strategy on the Western Front, 1914-1918 / David Stevenson 297 -- 17 Strategy and Total War in the United States: Pershing and the American Military Tradition / Russell F. Weigley 327 -- Part 5 Mobilizing Economies and Finance for War -- 18 War Aims, State Intervention, and Business Leadership in Germany: The Case of Hugo Stinnes / Gerald D. Feldman 349 -- 19 Lloyd George and the Management of the British War Economy / Keith Grieves 369 -- 20 Better Late than Never: The American Economic War Effort, 1917-1918 / Elisabeth Glaser 389 -- 21 How (Not) to Pay for the War: Traditional Finance and "Total" War / Niall Ferguson 409 -- Part 6 Societies Mobilized for War -- 22 Mobilizing German Society for War / Richard Bessel 437 -- 23 Women's Wartime Services Under the Cross: Patriotic Communities in Germany, 1912-1918 / Jean H. Quataert 453 -- 24 Pandora's Box: Propaganda and War Hysteria in the United States During World War I / Jorg Nagler 485 -- 25 Painting and Music During and After the Great War: The Art of Total War / Arthur Marwick 501.
Summary World War I was the first large-scale industrialized military conflict in world history, and it gave birth to the concept of total war. The essays in this volume analyze the experience of the war in light of this concept's implications, in particular the systematic erosion of distinctions between the military and civilian spheres. With an emphasis on developments in Germany, France, Great Britain, and the United States, leading scholars from Europe and North America locate World War I along a trajectory that began in the wars of the middle of the nineteenth century and culminated in worldwide conflict in the middle of the twentieth. The essays explore the efforts of soldiers and statesmen, industrialists and financiers, professionals and civilian activists to adjust to the titanic, pervasive pressures that the military stalemate on the western front imposed on belligerent and neutral societies.
Other author Förster, Stig.
Chickering, Roger, 1942-
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
ISBN 0521773520 (hardbound)