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A Part of History: Aspects of the British Experience of the First World War
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A Part of History: Aspects of the British Experience of the First World War (Paperback)

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How will our understanding of the First World War change as first-hand experiences are lost? This question is explored by leading historians and experts. As the last survivors die out, the First World War passes into the realm of history. This book is a consideration of various aspects of the British experience of the war in the light of more recent historiographical trends: but also a prediction of how these areas are likely to be researched and written about in the future. The central theme is how our understanding of the war is likely to change now that first hand experience has been lost.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryEnglish Civil WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Publication Date: 28/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9781441155306  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sir Michael Howard served with the British Army in Italy during the Second World War and was awarded a Military Cross. Thereafter he established the Department of War Studies at King's College London, which he left to become first Chilchele Professor of the History of War, and then Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, ending his professional career as Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale. He has been awarded The Order of Merit and is a Companion of Honour. In addition to his own History of the First World War, his works include The Franco-Prussian War, War in European History, and most recently Liberation or Catastrophe.

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