In 2018, the world will be commemorating the centenary of World War I. 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 will be a multi-author work containing ten chapters by some of the best historians of World War I from around the world writing today. It will provide 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 will also look in detail at the war at sea and in the air, and consider the aftermath and legacy of World War I.

Table of Contents

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
Select Bibliography
Glossary and Abbreviations

Product details

Published May 22 2018
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 304
ISBN 9781472829337
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Black and white plate section
Dimensions 234 x 153 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Anthology Editor

Matthias Strohn

Dr Matthias Strohn FRHistS was educated at the uni…


Matthias Strohn

Dr Matthias Strohn FRHistS was educated at the uni…


James S. Corum

Dr James Corum is a retired US Army Reserve lieute…


David T. Zabecki

Major General (Ret'd) Dr David T. Zabecki retired…


David Murphy

Dr David Murphy is a graduate of University Colleg…


Jonathan Boff

Dr Jonathan Boff FRHistS is a Senior Lecturer in t…


Mitch Yockelson

Professor Mitch Yockelson is a Professor of milita…


Lothar Höbelt

Professor Lothar Höbelt was born in Vienna 1956 an…


Robert Johnson

Dr Rob Johnson is the Director of the Changing Cha…


Michael Epkenhans

Professor Dr Michael Epkenhans is the Director of…


Nicholas Carter

General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen…


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