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Once-dominant images of the First World War as a futile contest fought by innocent soldiers and wasteful generals have given way to more sophisticated scholarly analyses. This volume presents some of the most innovative work of this new generation ofMoreOnce-dominant images of the First World War as a futile contest fought by innocent soldiers and wasteful generals have given way to more sophisticated scholarly analyses. This volume presents some of the most innovative work of this new generation of research on the War to End All Wars. Taking a global and comparative perspective, these essays place the War in a wide global and thematic context, greatly enhancing our understanding of one of the most important and complex events of the 20th Century. Contents: IntroductionEastern Front: Steering through rapids: Russian mobilization and World War I, Stephen J. CimbalaThe Balkan campaign and French war aims in the Great War, D.J. DuttonThe mobilization of 1914 and the question of the Russian nation: a reexamination, Josh SanbornThe East gives nothing back: the Great War and the German army in Russia, Dennis ShowalterRomania and the belligerents, Glenn E. TorreyTurkeys entry into World War I: an assessment of responsibilities, Ulrich Trumpener. Home Fronts: Sharing scarcity: bread rationing and the First World War in Berlin 1914-23, Keith AllenMilitary recruiting and the British labour force during the First World War, P.E. DeweyImproving the British war effort: Eric Geddes and Lloyd George, Keith GrievesWhite feathers and wounded men: female patriotism and the memory of the Great War, Nicoletta F. GullaceThe outbreak of war and the urban economy, John Lawrence, Martin Dean and Jean-Louis RobertThe color line behind the lines, Tyler Stovall. Western Front: To the last limits of their strength: the French army and the logistics of attrition at the Battle of Verdun, 21 February - 18 December 1916, Robert BruceThe meaning of attrition, 1914-16, David FrenchGerman Atrocities and Franco-German opinion, 1914, John Horne and Alan KramerTactical dysfunction in the AEF, 1917-18, Timothy NenningerWhy the British were really on the Somme: a reply to Elizabeth Greenhalgh, William PhilpottMadelon and the men - in war and memory, Charles RearickThe battle of the Somme and British strategy, Hew StrachanThe road to Ypres: the beginnings of gas warfare in World War I, Ulrich Trumpener. Other Points: France, Africa and the First World War, C.M. Andrew and A.S. Kanya-ForstnerThe Northwest frontier in the First World War, Lal BahaThe South African rebellion, T.R.H. DavenportBlack men in a white mans war: the impact of the First World War on South African blacks, Albert GrundlinghThe Far East and the end of the First World War, Geoffrey HudsonWorld War I and the rise of African nationalism, James K. MatthewsWorld War I and African: introduction, Richard RathboneFixing history: narratives of World War I in France, Anne-Louise Shapiro. Name Index.Author Biography: Michael Neiberg is Professor of History at the US Air Force Academy, USA.