The Greatest Day in History: How, on the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, the First World War Finally Cam

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PublicAffairs, 13 באוק׳ 2009 - 336 עמודים
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Unlike 1945, the First World War did not end neatly with the unconditional surrender of the Germans. After a dramatic week of negotiations, military offensives and the beginning of a Communist revolution, the German Imperial regime collapsed. The Allies eventually granted an armistice to a new German government, and at eleventh hour on the 11th of November, the guns officially ceased fire, but only after 11,000 casualties had been sustained—almost as many as on D-Day.

Nicholas Best tells the story in sweeping, cinematic style, revealing that events were far from pre-ordained. From the generals' headquarters to the frontline trenches, from the factories to the farms, he reveals the twists and turns that led to the end of the Great War.

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A quick read that takes us through the final week of World War I. Off the top, that statement feels odd since the title of the book would make you believe that that book would be about the find day ... קרא סקירה מלאה

THE GREATEST DAY IN HISTORY: How, On the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, the First World War Finally Came to an End

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Comprehensive account of the military and diplomatic events immediately leading up to Armistice Day.British critic and historian Best (Trafalgar, 2006, etc.) describes the major happenings during this ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Nicholas Best is the former fiction critic for the Financial Times and the author of a number of novels, travel and history books. He lives in Cambridge, England.

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