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World War I: The Great War and the World It Made by John Ramsden

World War I: The Great War and the World It Made

by John Ramsden

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Unabridged Edition
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"The Great War" as it was known at the time was also said to be the "war to end all wars." It seized all of Europe and much of the rest of the world in its grip of death and destruction. The first truly modern war, it changed how war - and peace - would be conducted throughout the remainder of the twentieth century and even to the present.

The Great War was a time of "firsts" and opened the door to the modern era. Almost all the major developed countries had a role to play in this war, as they never had before. This was the first time for fighting on land, at sea, and in the air. Modern weapons and munitions were developed in previously unimaginable quantities. By the end of the war, international politics, the relationships between the individual and the state, gender relations, and the role of artists and the media were all drastically changed. World War I laid the foundation for the modern world.

This course examines the major events of the war to further understand how they led to the shaping of this new world.

Lecture 1 The Greatest War

Lecture 2 Opening Shots

Lecture 3 Gallipoli and the Near and Middle East

Lecture 4 1915 in the West

Lecture 5 Home Fronts

Lecture 6 The Western Front in 1916

Lecture 7 The Eastern Front

Lecture 8 A Literary and Artistic War

Lecture 9 1917 in the West

Lecture 10 The War at Sea

Lecture 11 America Goes to War

Lecture 12 Germany Almost Wins the War in 1918

Lecture 13 Victory in the West

Lecture 14 Aftermath and Reputation

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