Category: History, Politics and Culture
Regular price: $4.99
Deal price: Free
Deal starts: June 29, 2022
Deal ends: June 29, 2022
The First World War changed the world forever but what if it had shaped a much different future?
A century after the battles of the First World War ended, their consequences remain imprinted on the political maps of Europe and much of the Middle East. Dive deep into history as the background to the Allied triumph and its aftermath is examined. Might the Armistice in the forest of Compiegne have come sooner? How near did Germany come to denouncing the Armistice and resume fighting in 1919?
But Palmer also looks beyond what happened in France and Flanders as there were four armistices that autumn. The Great War was a global conflict, with battlefronts on three continents. Retracing the path to Compiegne through the four-year struggle allows the reader to consider if a broader strategic vision might have brought an earlier victory.
Victory 1918 is a masterful survey of one of history's great turning points, and offers a fresh interpretation of the war which, more than any other, determined the character of the twentieth century.