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The pieces in this book form an excellent introduction to the military history of World War I that will also prove valuable to specialists in the subject.' Professor Gary Sheffield World War I changed the face of the 20th century. For four long years the major European powers, later joined by America, fought in a life or death struggle that would topple the crowned heads of Europe and redraw the map of the Continent. It was a conflict unparalleled in its scale, which in turn fuelled devastatingly rapid developments in military technology, technique and innovation as the belligerent powers sought to break the deadlock on the Western Front and elsewhere. In the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict, 14 renowned historians from around the world examine some of the key aspects of the war, providing a wide-ranging analysis of the whole conflict beyond but including the stalemate in the trenches of the Western Front.
Dr. Matthias Strohn was educated at the Universities of Muenster (Germany) and Oxford. 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 attache reserve. He has published widely on 20th century German and European military history.More than a dozen leading historians from either side of the Atlantic have collaborated: Major Richard Winters (Ret), Dr Duncan Anderson, Ronald J Drez, Carlo D'Este, Dr Andrew Gordon, Dr Christina J M Goulter, Dr David I Hall, Professor Russell Hart, Dr Stephen A Hart, Professor Allan R Millett, Professor Williamson Murray, Professor Samuel J Newland and Professor Dennis Showalter.