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Hundred Days

The Campaign That Ended World War I
Lloyd, Nick (Book - 2014)
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"In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued-- known as the Hundred Days Campaign-- saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked to break the stalemate in the west and end the conflict that had decimated Europe. In Hundred Days, military historian Nick Lloyd leads readers into the endgame of World War I, showing how the timely arrival of American men and materiel-- as well as the bravery of French, British, and Commonwealth soldiers-- helped to turn the tide on the Western Front. Many of these battle-hardened troops had endured years of terror in the trenches, clinging to their resolve through poison-gas attacks and fruitless assaults across no man's land. Finally, in July 1918, they and their American allies did the impossible-- they returned movement to the Western theater. Using surprise attacks, innovative artillery tactics, and swarms of tanks and aircraft, they pushed the Germans out of their trenches and forced them back to their final bastion: the Hindenburg Line, a formidable network of dugouts, barbed wire, and pillboxes. After a massive assault, the Allies broke through, racing toward the Rhine and forcing Kaiser Wilhelm II to sue for peace" --
Authors: Lloyd, Nick
Title: Hundred days
the campaign that ended World War I
Publisher: New York, NY :, Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group,, [2014]
Characteristics: xxxiii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Published in 2013 in the United Kingdom by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books"--Title-page verso.
Contents: Death at Gouzeaucourt
'Surprise was complete'
Decision on the Marne
'Neglect nothing'
'Death will have a rich harvest'
'Another black day'
'The incredible roar of massed guns'
'The whole thing was simply magnificent'
Enter the Americans
'A country of horror and desolation'
Return to the wilderness
'Just one panorama of hell'
The tomb of the German world empire
'The most desperate battle of our history'
'A last struggle of despair'
'Cowards die many times'
Armistice at Compiègne.
Summary: "In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued-- known as the Hundred Days Campaign-- saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked to break the stalemate in the west and end the conflict that had decimated Europe. In Hundred Days, military historian Nick Lloyd leads readers into the endgame of World War I, showing how the timely arrival of American men and materiel-- as well as the bravery of French, British, and Commonwealth soldiers-- helped to turn the tide on the Western Front. Many of these battle-hardened troops had endured years of terror in the trenches, clinging to their resolve through poison-gas attacks and fruitless assaults across no man's land. Finally, in July 1918, they and their American allies did the impossible-- they returned movement to the Western theater. Using surprise attacks, innovative artillery tactics, and swarms of tanks and aircraft, they pushed the Germans out of their trenches and forced them back to their final bastion: the Hindenburg Line, a formidable network of dugouts, barbed wire, and pillboxes. After a massive assault, the Allies broke through, racing toward the Rhine and forcing Kaiser Wilhelm II to sue for peace" --
Local Note: 15 35 53 118 133 148 172 175 203 210 211 216 231
ISBN: 0465074928
9780465074921
Statement of Responsibility: Nick Lloyd
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-330) and index.
Subject Headings: World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Western Front.
Topical Term: World War, 1914-1918
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Lloyd, Nick. Hundred days London : Viking, 2013 9780670920068
LCCN: 2013953022
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