With our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918

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by David Stevenson

With so much at stake and so much already lost, why did World War I end with a whimper-an arrangement between two weary opponents to suspend hostilities? After more than four years of desperate fighting, with victories sometimes measured in feet and inches, why did the allies reject the option of advancing into Germany in 1918 and taking Berlin? Most histories of the Great War focus on the avoidability of its beginning, this book brings a laser-like focus to its ominous end-the Allies’ incomplete victory, and the tragic ramifications for world peace just two decades later.

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ISBN: 9780713998405

Subtitle:
Victory and Defeat in 1918

Subject:
This book brings a focus to the wars ominous end-the Allies' incomplete victory, and the tragic ramifications for world peace just two decades later.

Description

Allen Lane, London 2011, Hardcover book with dust jacket, 687 pages in very good condition, maps, bibliography and photographs, with grey lead underlining on some pages