A fascinating examination of the First World War beyond the Western Front, told through the significant global events of 1916, events that dramatically altered the fate of many nations
A magnificent history, covering the year of 1916. Keith Jeffery uses twelve significant moments to illuminate how the First World War reverberated around the globe, exploring not only the better-known battles of Gallipoli and the Somme, but also reaching beyond the well-trodden path, visiting Dublin, Africa, Central Asia and even Japan. Using an incredible range of military, social and cultural sources and bringing individual experiences on the ground to life in the context of wider developments, these are the stories lost to history, conflicts that spread beyond the sphere of Western Europe and moments that transformed the war.
Jeffery gives the war a human face by focusing on the experience of individuals . An absorbing and multi-layered analysis, one of the most impressive books on the First World War to have appeared in the centenary period Times Literary Supplement
Keith Jeffery is Professor of British History at Queen's University, Belfast, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 1998, he was the Lees Knowles Lecturer in Military Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 2003-4, Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is the author of fourteen previous books, including MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949. Keith Jeffery lives in Northern Ireland.
An examination of WW1 beyond the Western Front, told through the significant global events of 1916, which dramatically altered the fate of many nations.