Winning the War, Losing the War

  • Short code: CMP
  • Publication Date: 9 Mar 2018
  • Number of Pages: 304
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In 2018, the world will be commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War. In many ways, 1918 was the most dramatic year of the conflict. After the defeat of Russia in 1917, the Germans were able to concentrate their forces on the Western Front for the first time in the war, and the German offensives launched from March 1918 onward brought the Western Allies close to defeat. Having stopped the German offensives, the Entente started its counter-attacks on all fronts with the assistance of fresh US troops, driving the Germans back and, by November 1918, the Central Powers had been defeated.

This new study is a multi-author work containing ten chapters by some of the best historians of the First World War from around the world writing today. It provides an overview and analysis of the different levels of war for each of the main armies involved within the changing context of the reality of warfare in 1918. It also looks in detail at the war at sea and in the air, and considers the aftermath and legacy of the First World War.

Biographical Note

Dr Matthias Strohn was educated at the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Oxford. He has lectured at Oxford University and the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Shrivenham. Since 2006 he has been a lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and in 2011 he was also made a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham. He holds a commission in the German Army and is currently a member of the military attaché reserve. He has published widely on 20th century German and European military history. He lives in Surrey, UK.


Foreword by General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC, Gen
The German Army in 1918
The French Army in 1918
The British Army in 1918
The US Army in 1918
The Forgotten Fronts in Europe
The War Outside of Europe
The Great War at Sea in 1918
The Air Campaign of 1918
Learning from 1918 on the Western Front
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Glossary and Abbreviations

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