The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End, 1917-1923

Posted on centenarynews.com on 18 September 2018
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Author: Robert Gerwath
Publication Date: 01 June 2016

Publisher's Description:

'For the Western allies 11 November 1918 has always been a solemn date - the end of fighting which had destroyed a generation, and also a vindication of a terrible sacrifice with the total collapse of their principal enemies: the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. But for much of the rest of Europe this was a day with no meaning, as a continuing, nightmarish series of conflicts engulfed country after country. In this highly original, gripping book Robert Gerwarth asks us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War.'

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