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Access To History In Depth: The First World War 1914-18

By | Copyright Year:2001 | ISBN-13: 9780340743034

Examining the First World War from a European and world perspective, this text evaluates the causes of the war and the aims, strengths and weaknesses of the major combatants.

The reasons for victory and defeat and the impact of four years of total war are also analysed.

The Access to History Context series covers core periods of European and American history. Each book covers a period of several years, charting the key political, social, economic, religious and cultural themes and issues of that time.

All texts include activities with comprehensive advice on tackling essay questions.


1. The causes of the war
2. The belligerents' aims and resources 1914-17
3. Stalemate on the western frony 1914-17
4. The eastern and southern fronts 1914-17
5. Total war
6. The final stages of the war: 1918
7. International legacies of the war
8. Social, economic and cultural legacies


Vyvyen Brendon is an experienced author of A Level History books.


Comprehensive study guides feature advice sections and opportunities for AS and A level students to test their skills.

Concise, readable and up-to-date introduction of this period.

Contains the latest historical interpretations of themes and issues.

Features include: points to consider, key issues and key dates.