The World Crisis Volume I 1911-1914

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-03-26
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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The World Crisis is considered by many to be Winston S. Churchill's literary masterpiece. Published across five volumes between 1923 and 1931, Churchill here tells the story of The Great War, from its origins to the long shadow it cast on the following decades. At once a history and a first-hand account of Churchill's own involvement in the war, The World Crisis remains a compelling account of the conflict and its importance.

Volume I covers the origins and earliest days of the war from 1911-1914, as well as the longer history of the collapse of the Great Power system from the Franco Prussian war onwards. Churchill here explores the international tensions over the Balkan states that triggered the conflict as well as the arms race between the British and German navies.

Author Biography

Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions, from 1940-1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Celebrated as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. The author of more than 40 books, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and in 1963 was made an honorary citizen of the United States.

Table of Contents

1. The Vials of Wrath
2. Milestone to Armageddon
3. The Crisis of Agadir
4. Admirals All
5. The German Navy Law
6. The Romance of Design
7. The North Sea Front
8. Ireland and the European Balance
9. The Crisis
10. The Mobilization of the Navy
11. War: The Passage of the Army
12. The Battle in France
13. On the Oceans
14. In the Narrow Seas
15. Antwerp
16. The Channel Ports
17. The Grand Fleet and the Submarine Alarm
18. Coronel and the Falklands
19. With Fisher at the Admiralty
20. The Bombardment of Scarborough and Hartlepool
21. Turkey and the Balkans
Appendix A: Naval Staff Training
Appendix B: Tables of Fleet Strength
Appendix C: Trade Protection
Appendix D: Mining
Appendix E: First Lord's Minutes

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