By David Stevenson
In the summertime of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The battle that had international repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing hundreds of thousands of lives. Even the positive international locations have been scarred for a iteration, and we nonetheless at the present time stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant new research, released a few 90 years after the 1st global struggle started, David Stevenson re-examines the motives, path and influence of this 'war to finish war', putting it within the context of its period and exposing its underlying dynamics. His booklet offers a wide-ranging foreign background, drawing on insights from the newest study. It deals compelling solutions to the major questions about how this poor fight spread out: questions that stay disturbingly appropriate for our personal time.
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S. Sloop Hornet in the South Atlantic. 6 April: A disturbance occurs involving American prisoners of war at the Dartmoor Prison in England and is later termed a massacre. 28 April: The British end their occupation of eastern Maine and withdraw to Halifax. S. Sloop Peacock illegally captures the East India Company Bombay Marine Brig Nautilus in the Straits of Sunda off Java. 1 July: Peace negotiations begin with aboriginal nations at Portage-des-Sioux, near St. Louis, Missouri Territory. 8 September: Harrison and McArthur sign the Treaty of Spring Wells with various aboriginal nations.
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Forces battle at Fort Meigs. 6 May: Cockburn raids Georgetown and Fredericktown, Maryland. 9 May: Procter lifts siege of Fort Meigs. S. peace commissioners Albert Gallatin and James Bayard leave the United States for Russia. 15 May: Commodore Sir James Yeo, RN, assumes command at Kingston. S. force under Dearborn and Chauncey captures Fort George, UC. 29 May: A British force fails to capture Sackets Harbor, New York; Prevost is present. 1 June: HMS Shannon captures the USS Chesapeake off Massachusetts.
1914-1918: The History of the First World War by David Stevenson