French, David.

British Strategy and War Aims 1914-1916 (RLE First World War). - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014. - 1 online resource (291 p.) - eBooks on Demand Routledge Library Editions: The First World War . - Routledge Library Editions: The First World War .

Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Ententes and the Security of the British Empire; 2 Maritime Operations, August-October 1914; 3 Russia, Turkey and the Balkans, September-December 1914; 4 The Search for an Entente Strategy, December 1914-February 1915; 5 The Constantinople Agreement, Italy and the Collapse of the Asquith Government, February-May 1915; 6 The Asquith Coalition and the Policy of Attrition, May-August 1915 7 Men, Money and Munitions: Mobilizing the British Economy for War in the Summer of 19158 Britain and the 'Drang nach dem Osten', 1915-16; 9 Britain and the Development of the Entente's Policies in the Winter of 1915-16; 10 Verdun to the Somme, February to June 1916; 11 From the Somme to Bucharest, July-August 1916; 12 The Strategic Background to the Collapse of the Asquith Coalition; 13 Conclusion: Victory or Bankruptcy?; Bibliography; Index

This book illustrates the relationship between British military policy and the development of British war aims during the opening years of the First World War. Basing his work on a wide range of unpublished documentary sources, David French reassesses for the benefit of students and scholars alike what was meant by 'a war of attrition'.



9781317686958 172.5 (NL),143.75 (TX)


Europe -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Europe.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1910-1936.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history.


Electronic books.

D621.G7 F74 2014

940.4/012 940.4012