His murder catapulted into a war across Europe that lasted until Thanks to new military technologies and the horrors of trench warfare, World War I saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction. By the time the war was over and the Allied Powers claimed victory, more than 16 million people—soldiers and civilians alike—were dead. Tensions had been brewing throughout Europe—especially in the troubled Balkan region of southeast Europe—for years before World War I actually broke out. A number of alliances involving European powers, the Ottoman Empire , Russia and other parties had existed for years, but political instability in the Balkans particularly Bosnia, Serbia and Herzegovina threatened to destroy these agreements. Princip and other nationalists were struggling to end Austro-Hungarian rule over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ten Strange Mysteries Of World War One
World War II | The Book Report with Elaine Charles
Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Fought from to , World War I transformed European politics, economy, culture, and society. Countries from across the world battled in a conflict now largely remembered for waste and loss of life. Three concentrations of black and white photographs and a selection of quality maps accompany a superbly written narrative that expertly guides the reader through a complex period. Stevenson tackles vital elements of the war missing from more military accounts, and is a good addition to Keegan. If you only read one breakdown of the financial situation affecting Britain and France and how the US helped before they declared war , make it the relevant chapter here.
World War I
He served with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I , before leaving to work as a journalist, specialising in military affairs. In , he published Blitzkrieg: Armies on Wheels , an analysis of the tactics used by the Wehrmacht , and re-entered the U. He officially retired in but acted as an unofficial advisor during the Vietnam War.
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