Bruno Cabanes,Stephanie O'Hara's August 1914: France, the Great War, and a Month That Changed PDF

By Bruno Cabanes,Stephanie O'Hara

ISBN-10: 0300208278

ISBN-13: 9780300208276

On August 1, 1914, struggle erupted into the lives of thousands of households throughout France. most folk proposal the clash might final quite a few weeks.

but ahead of the month used to be out, twenty-seven thousand French squaddies died on the unmarried day of August 22 alone—the worst disaster in French army background. Refugees streamed into France because the German military complex, spreading rumors that amplified nonetheless extra the ordeal of conflict. voters of enemy nations who have been residing in France have been viciously scapegoated. Drawing from diaries, own correspondence, police reviews, and govt records, Bruno Cabanes renders an intimate, narrative-driven examine of the 1st weeks of worldwide battle I in France. instructed from the viewpoint of standard men and women stuck within the flood of mobilization, this revealing publication deepens our realizing of the demanding influence of battle on infantrymen and civilians alike.
August 1914 used to be a finalist for a prestigious French publication award, the Prix Fémina for nonfiction, in 2014.

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