Dictionary of the First World War

Stephen Pope, Elizabeth-Anne Wheal

Date Published :
July 2003
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
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This comprehensive dictionary of one of the world's greatest conflicts contains over 1,200 entries, combining facts, narrative and analysis, and covers all aspects of history's first global conflict such as :-
*Actions from Achi Baba to the Zeebrugge raid, from the Falkland Islands to the Masurian lakes.
*Campaigns from the Arab Revolt to Verdun, from East Africa to East Prussia.
*Theaters of war from the Baltic to the Balkans, from Africa to the Arctic.
*Fighters and commanders from Abdullah ibn Hussein to Sergeant York via Pershing, Pilsudski and Petain.
*Forces from the Romanian Navy to the Royal Flying Corps.
*Weapons and equipment from balloons and bayonets to Battleships and Big Bertha.
*Tactics and strategies from submarine warfare to sniping, from the Schlieffen Plan to strategic bombing, breakthrough and blockade.
*Politcs and diplomacy from Wilhelm II to Woodrow Wilson, from the July Crisis to Versailles.
*Home Fronts from the Armenian massacres to the Amiens Dispatch, from Albania to Australia, from women to war socialism.

About The Author

Retired British Army officer, military historian and author, Stephen Pope is acknowledged as the world expert on the Battle of Flers Courcelette in which tanks were used for the first time during the Battle of the Somme in September 1916.

He led the centenary celebrations of the battle in France as well as leading many smaller battlefield tours to the area. He is the lead researcher into tank crew actions at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette during September 1916 as well as author of “The First Tank Crews” published Helion and Co in April 2016.

A member of the British Commission for Military History, Stephen’s next project is to revise and update “The Tanks at Flers” by Trevor Pidgeon, which was published in 1995 and, whilst out of print; a book which is in great demand by those with an interest in the battle.

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