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THE SWORDBEARERS - Supreme Command in the First World War.

Barnettt, Corelli

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ISBN 10: 0253201756 / ISBN 13: 9780253201751
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Bloomington, 1986, Indiana Univ press, 4th paper printing, paper covers, 6 x 9, VG cond, xvii, 392 pp, illus, maps, bibliog, index.The theme of this book is the decisive effect of individual human character on history. The background, in contrast, is a sudden and violent transition to mass collectivized life—to twentieth century industrial civilization. The principal actors are four national commanders-in-chief: two Germans (von Moltke and Ludendorff), one Frenchman (Petain), one Englishman (Jellicoe). Each had been born and bred in the last age; each belonged to a highly conservative profession. Theirs was the task of directing these new and terrifying forces of mass power in battle. Their abilities and defects reflected and illustrated those of their countries. For the historian, with his priceless gift of hindsight, it is moving and fascinating, therefore, to study these men locked in struggle with events greater than themselves; to see their moments of clarity and prophecy, of optimistic self-delusion, of uncertainty, of despair. The period of command of the four chiefs together spans the war years and gives an almost continuous history of the struggle on the western front. Illustrated with photographs and maps. N° de ref. de la librería 34645

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Book by Barnett Correlli

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Interprets the major events of World War I through an analysis of the actions and characters of four supreme commanders, Ludendorff, Petain, Jellicoe, and Moltke

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