By John Christopher,Campbell McCutcheon

ISBN-10: 1445622122

ISBN-13: 9781445622125

1918 used to be the 5th and ultimate yr of the nice battle. With millions of clean American troops heading around the Atlantic to struggle at the part of the Allies, Germany's excessive Command knew it needed to strike a decisive blow to show the process the conflict in its favour. With revolution in Russia a peace treaty was once agreed at the japanese entrance, allowing basic Ludendorff to move seventy divisions to the west for a Spring Offensive that used to be meant to force the French again to Paris and the British to the Channel ports. The Allied counter-offensive at the Marne started in July and, with the american citizens becoming a member of the struggling with, the Germans have been pressured again to the Hindenburg Line. Starved of nutrients and provides, Germany confronted inevitable defeat and sought phrases for a peace payment. The Kaiser abdicated on Martinmas 1918 and the weapons turn into silent with the signing of the Armistice. In defeat Germany was once humiliated and economically paralysed via the call for for conflict reparations imposed through the Treaty of Versailles, which was once signed in June the subsequent 12 months. yet for either side the genuine rate of the warfare used to be measured in human lives. Twenty million have been killed and the engaging eu international locations all yet bankrupted. The political map was once irrevocably replaced and the so-called 'war to finish all wars' was once the harbinger of a fair better clash but to come back. John Christopher and Campbell McCutcheon inform the tale of 1918, the ultimate yr of combating, and likewise the fast post-war interval, utilizing many infrequent and sometimes unpublished images.

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