The World Crisis Volume II 1915

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  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

The second volume of Churchill's history covers 1915 the first full year of a conflict that most of the antagonists had expected to be over in a matter of months. Churchill here covers the intractable deadlock on the western front, the use of tanks and gas on the battlefields and the unsuccessful attempts by both sides to break through. In addition, Churchill also considers his own involvement in the Dardanelles campaign (Gallipoli).

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 Deadlock in the West
2. The Search for a Naval Offensive
3. The Beginning of The Year
4. The Origin of Tanks and Smoke
5. The Choice
6. The Action of the Dogger Bank
7. Second Thoughts and Final Decision
8. The Genesis of the Military Attack
9. Fall of the Outer Forts and the Second Greek Offer
10. The New Resolve
11. The 18th of March
12. Admiral De Robeck's Change of Plan
13. The Case for Perseverance and Decision
Appendix F: Admiralty War Staff Orders for the Attack Upon the Dardanelles
Appendix G: Memorandum by Mr Churchill, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, On the State of the Navy, May 1915
Appendix H: First Lord's Minutes
Appendix I: Lord Fisher's Resignation

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