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August 1914 : France, the great war, and a month that changed the world forever / / Bruno Cabanes ; translated by Stephanie O'Hara



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Autore: Cabanes Bruno Visualizza persona
Titolo: August 1914 : France, the great war, and a month that changed the world forever / / Bruno Cabanes ; translated by Stephanie O'Hara Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: New Haven ; ; London : , : Yale University Press, , [2016]
©2016
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (251 pages)
Disciplina: 940.344
Soggetto topico: World War, 1914-1918 - France
Soggetto geografico: France History German occupation, 1914-1918
France Social life and customs 20th century
Persona (resp. second.): O'HaraStephanie Elizabeth <1973->
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: Front matter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Translator's Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Map of the Western Front, August 1914 -- One. War Breaks Out -- Two. Visions of War, Dreams of Peace -- Three. Farewell Ceremonies -- Four. Trial by Fire -- Five. The Shadow of Defeat -- Six. The Enemy Within -- Seven. Fears and Rumors -- Eight. The Sounds of War -- Epilogue: Beyond August 1914 -- Timeline -- Notes -- Index
Sommario/riassunto: A haunting portrait of France at war On August 1, 1914, war erupted into the lives of millions of families across France. Most people thought the conflict would last just a few weeks. Yet before the month was out, twenty-seven thousand French soldiers died on the single day of August 22 alone-the worst catastrophe in French military history. Refugees streamed into France as the German army advanced, spreading rumors that amplified still more the ordeal of war. Citizens of enemy countries who were living in France were viciously scapegoated. Drawing from diaries, personal correspondence, police reports, and government archives, Bruno Cabanes renders an intimate, narrative-driven study of the first weeks of World War I in France. Told from the perspective of ordinary women and men caught in the flood of mobilization, this revealing book deepens our understanding of the traumatic impact of war on soldiers and civilians alike. August 1914 was a finalist for a prestigious French book award, the Prix Fémina for nonfiction, in 2014.
Titolo autorizzato: August 1914  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 0-300-22494-X
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910549988603321
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