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100 1  Afflerbach, Holger 
245 14 The Purpose of the First World War :|bWar Aims and 
       Military Strategies 
264  1 Berlin/München/Boston :|bWalter de Gruyter GmbH,|c2015 
264  4 |c©2015 
300    1 online resource (268 pages) 
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490 1  Schriften des Historischen Kollegs Ser. ;|vv.91 
505 0  Intro -- Table of Content -- Danksagung -- List of 
       Abbreviations -- Introduction -- What Was the Great War 
       about?War Aims, Military Strategies and Political 
       Justifications during the First World War -- Military 
       Operations and National Policies, 1914-1918 -- War Aims 
       and Strategies of the Entente Powers of 1914 -- French War
       Aims and Strategy -- British Strategy and War Aims in the 
       First World War -- War as Legitimisation of Revolution, 
       Revolution as Justification of War. Political 
       Mobilisations in Russia, 1914-1917 -- Serbian War Aims and
       Military Strategy, 1914-1918 -- War Aims and Strategies of
       the Central Powers of 1914 -- Strategy, Politics, and the 
       Quest for a Negotiated Peace. The German Case, 1914-1918 -
       - "A Life and Death Question": Austro-Hungarian War Aims 
       in the First World War -- Reflection -- Mourir pour Liège?
       World War I War Aims in a Long-Term Perspective -- War 
       Aims and Strategies of Powers Entering the Conflict Later 
       than August 1914 -- Ottoman Strategy and War Aims during 
       the First World War -- "An Act of Madness"? Italy's War 
       Aims and Strategy, 1915-1918 -- President Wilson and the 
       War Aims of the United States -- Conclusion -- World War -
       - List of Authors 
520    Ten million soldiers died during the First World War. But 
       why, and for what reason? The Great War is widely seen as 
       a "pointless carnage" (Pope Benedict XV). Was there a 
       point, at least in the eyes of the political and military 
       decision makers? International specialists analyse the 
       hopes and expectations of the political and military 
       leaders and try to explain why the contemporaries thought 
       that they had to fight the Great War 
588    Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other
       sources 
590    Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest 
       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
       may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated 
       libraries 
650  0 World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes.;World War, 1914-1918 -- 
       Political aspects.;World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects 
655  4 Electronic books 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aAfflerbach, Holger|tThe Purpose of the 
       First World War : War Aims and Military Strategies|dBerlin
       /München/Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH,c2015
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830  0 Schriften des Historischen Kollegs Ser 
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