The World Crisis Volume III 1916-1918

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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.

The third volume of The World Crisis covers the climax and the end of the war, from 1916-1918. Churchill here explores some of the most important moments of the conflict, including the battles of Verdun, Jutland, Passchendaele and the Somme as well as the American entry into the war that marked the beginning of its end. Churchill here also recounts his time on the front line during his brief exile from political office and his return to government in Lloyd-George's wartime coalition as Minster of Munitions.

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 High Command
2. The Blood Test
3. Falkenhayn's Choice
4. Verdun
5. Jutland: The Preliminaries
6. Jutland: The Encounter
7. The Battle of the Somme
8. The Roumanian Disaster
9. The Intervention of the United States
10. A Political Interlude
11. General Nivelle's Experiment
12. At the Ministry of Munitions
13. The Munitions Budget
14. The Autumn Struggle
15. Britain Conquers the U-Boats
16. The German Concentration in the West
17. The Twenty-First of March
18. The Climax
19. The Surprise of the Chemin Des Dames
20. The Unfought Campaign
21. The Turn of the Tide
22. The Teutonic Collapse
23. Victory
Appendix J: British, French and German Official Casualty Returns
Appendix K: Ally and German Dreadnought and Battleship Strength, 1917
Appendix L: The Ministry of Munitions Council, 1917-1918
Appendix M: Munitions Minutes and Letters
Appendix N: War Memoranda
Appendix O: Tank Minutes

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