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Recommended resources and methods for a deeper study of the Great War
"You will be home before the leaves fall from the trees."
Kaiser Wilhelm II, August 1914. To German troops heading to the Front.
Tips for Finding Books
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- "World War I" AND causes
- First World War AND African Americans
- Brit* AND trench warfare
NOTE: The asterisk (*) truncates a term and will retrieve all forms of the word that follow the truncation symbol. For example, Brit* will retrieve British or Britain.
"World War 1914-1918"
"World War 1914-1918" "Navy Registers of dead"
"United States Army" "World War" "1914-1918"
American Expeditionary Forces
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- United States
The First World War by
The video Series "The First World War" is based on this book. Book jacket: This is the first truly definitive history of the First World War, the war that has done most to shape the twentieth century. The first generation of its historians had access to only a limited range of sources, and their focus was primarily on military events. More recent approaches have embraced cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. In Hew Strachan's authoritative and readable history these fresh perspectives are incorporated with the military and strategic narrative. The result is an account that breaks the bounds of national preoccupations to become both global and comparative. To Arms, the first of three volumes in this magisterial study, examines not only the causes of the war and its opening clashes on land and sea, but also the ideas that underpinned it, and the motivations of the people who supported it. It provides full and pioneering accounts of the war's finances,of the war in Africa, and of the Central Powers' bid to widen the war outside Europe.
Nations Fighting World War I
Map of the World showing the Nations at War, 1914. From Geography of the Great War by Frank McMurry,
Key: Allied Powers and their Colonies are gray
The Central Powers and their Colonies are black
Map of the participants in World War I, circa 1918. https://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/2342284
Key: Allied Powers in green
Central Powers in orange
Neutral countries in grey
Bibliographies / Recommendations for Further Reading