Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict

Empires in World War I:  Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global ConflictEmpires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict by Andrew Tait Jarboe, Richard Fogarty
ISBN: 1780764405
on March 27, 2014
Genres: Reference
Pages: 336

This anthology moves away from the decisive Western Front to dwell upon the ramifications of the war on outlying, but not necessarily peripheral areas of the globe. These essays range from Europe, the Indian subcontinent and Japan, through the Pacific Islands, North and sub-Saharan Africa to the Caribbean.

Just one example in West Africa details how the French focused on recruiting cannon fodder for the Western Front and controlled popular unrest. African citizens of the four communes of Senegal elected a representative to the National Assembly and served in the French metropolitan army and received French pay and allowances; other colonial subjects were conscripted into the Tirailleurs Senegalais at lower pay and allowances.

The World War One service of many colonial troops led to demands for self-rule, but for most that dream would not be fulfilled until after the Second World War.

Dennis Showalter praised the book in his review: “What makes the discrete chapters fit together is their high individual quality…and the author’s success in presenting case studies and niche studies in a genuinely global context. The result is a major contribution….”

Len Shurtleff, former president of WW1HA

Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict

Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global ConflictEmpires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict by Andrew Jarboe
ISBN: 9781780764405
Published by I.B.Tauris on March 27th 2014
Genres: World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Moves away from the Western Front to examine the war as a truly global struggle. Includes essays on the impact of war on colonial peoples, the British justice system in Palestine, the scramble for German territory in Africa, China and the Pacific and the involvement of Native Americans as well as peoples of the subcontinent of India.

The Long Silence: The Tragedy of Occupied France in World War I

The Long Silence: The Tragedy of Occupied France in World War IThe Long Silence: The Tragedy of Occupied France in World War I by Helen McPhail
ISBN: 9781784530532
Published by I.B.Tauris on August 30th 2014
Genres: France, Great Britain, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Based on primary sources, this is the story of the often brutal German regime in occupied France. First published by I. B. Tauris in 2011.

Germany and Propaganda in World War I: Pacifism, Mobilization and Total War

Germany and Propaganda in World War I: Pacifism, Mobilization and Total WarGermany and Propaganda in World War I: Pacifism, Mobilization and Total War by David Welch
ISBN: 9781780768274
Published by I.B.Tauris on July 30th 2014
Genres: Germany, Military
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: Fist published in 2000, this revised edition helps explain why the German people supported the war effort despite mounting privations.

The Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey

The Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of TurkeyThe Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey by George Gawrych
ISBN: 9781780763224
Published by I.B.Tauris on May 22nd 2013
Genres: Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Political Science
Pages: 267

Len's Summary: Traces Ataturk’s path to power as founder of the Turkish Republic.

Contested Frontiers in the Balkans: Ottoman, Habsburg and Communist Rivalries in Eastern Europe

Contested Frontiers in the Balkans: Ottoman, Habsburg and Communist Rivalries in Eastern EuropeContested Frontiers in the Balkans: Ottoman, Habsburg and Communist Rivalries in Eastern Europe by Irina Marin
ISBN: 9781780761053
on December 11th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Social History, Political Science, International Relations, General, Social Science, Anthropology, Cultural
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Good background reading for the Great War, its aftermath and post WWII.

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal NavyAir and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy by Maryam Philpott
ISBN: 9781780761510
Published by I.B.Tauris on July 25th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, History, Western, Military, World War I, Aviation, Naval, Social History
Pages: 258

Len's Summary: An analysis of how British aviators and naval officers coped with technical innovation in time of war.