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  • A Captivating Guide to the First World War, Including Battle Stories from the Eastern and Western Front and How the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 Impacted the Rise of Nazi Germany
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Categories: Education & Learning, Education
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Explore the captivating history of World War 1!

The first World War was one of the most devastating conflicts in our history. The tumult and chaos that remained in the wake of the first World War had far-reaching and devastating consequences, not just for Europe and the survivors of the war, but for the entire world. The ruins of Europe provided a fertile breeding ground for fierce nationalism, which led to the rise of the Third Reich and allowed the evil of Adolf Hitler to go unchecked for far too long.

In this audiobook, you will discover topics such as:

  • The fatal shots that set the stage for war
  • The Western front and the first Battle of Marne
  • War in the trenches
  • The Eastern front and the Battle of Tannenberg
  • The Battle of Ypres and the Christmas Truce
  • Second Battle of Ypres and the introduction of chemical warfare
  • Chemical warfare on the Western front
  • My boy Jack, the very human cost of the first World War
  • The Gallipoli campaign
  • The Battle of Jutland
  • The decline of the Russian empire
  • The Battle of Verdun
  • The Battle of the Somme
  • America joins the war
  • The final days of the war and the Treaty of Versailles
  • World leaders who played a pivotal role in the first World War
  • And much, much more!
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-02-2019

Very general and the narrator can’t pronounce most of the names/places

A pretty general history of WWI, but devoid of interesting or original insights. The narrator mispronounced just about every Non-English word, of which there were many. Surprising they didn’t have someone who could pronounce these things, given that his whole job was to read the words.

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  • Armani
  • 15-02-2019

Solid, but not for beginners

The book makes excellent use of pictures. It provides a generous section of color plates, most of which I had never seen before, and drops in many fascinating black and white pictures at relevant moments -- all are well selected to reveal the character of events.

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  • Estrella Micheal
  • 15-02-2019

Amazing

This is a book about the causes and highlights of the war. It is not a detailed look at all the individual battles. It is an overview that gives the military and political highlights I am in awe of his research, analysis, and his skillful writing.

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  • Erin danna
  • 15-02-2019

The Great War

I found it an extremely well written and absorbing book, by an author, who clearly knows his history. However facing such a huge subject to be put into one volume, the writer has had to reduce and miss much. I certainly would have liked a greater discussion on the economic of the war.

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  • S.GarcDia
  • 15-02-2019

Thank you

The best one book on the feel and flavor of Europe, and the whole world, leading to the great war and the aftermath

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  • M.Maverick
  • 15-02-2019

Recommended!

It discusses the develpment of senior staffs to coordinate the massive movements that the railroads afforded. It discusses the power and limitations of artillery when communications are so easily disrupted. These types of background materials make it easier to understand the battle descriptions.

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  • kieran Jaxon
  • 15-02-2019

Simply awesome!

The author seems to have had access to vast quantities of information as he drills down in many facets of WWI. Recommended for all who study modern warfare and geopolitics.

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  • Raymond Ava
  • 15-02-2019

impressive

He arranged the topics by date and covered the whole world of events very briefly, skipping from a few well written, informative sentences on the Pacific war to more sentences in Europe or elsewhere to provide complete,

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  • Bright
  • 15-02-2019

nice

Although not as engrossing as his history of the First World WarThis volume covers the war in a day-by-day chronological history with references to later events to tie lives together.

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  • Arthur
  • 15-02-2019

A true masterpiece

This book is an excellent starting point.This is a history written primarily from letters written.In conclusion: the best WW1 history that I have found and you'll surely agree once you've read it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-02-2019

History such as this is never presented to the ma


History such as this is never presented to the masses who must be convinced to fight the next "great adventure".

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-02-2019

Great production with a lot of film footage, and v

Great production with a lot of film footage, and very informing. If you enjoy history documentaries like I do you will appreciate.

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  • Bexley Bond
  • 13-02-2019

I guess it is OK for this type of books

A well researched and highly informative account of the Great War. Exceptional in every respect. One of the best books on the subject I have ever seen.

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  • Matthew Andrea
  • 13-02-2019

Good book from British view

A marvelous history by an excellent writer. The First World War has set the bloody pattern of warfare and politics in the 20th Century.. A must read to understand the present geopolitical situation. the author convinces me that the tragedy of the past is ever present.

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  • kriss
  • 13-02-2019

Worth the time!

This book furnished more information about the horror of trench warfare, but also the extent of the overall locations where the participants were engaged. Many of these locations were never mentioned in my various history classes.

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  • Kenny
  • 13-02-2019

This book is top notch

But if you want a complete understanding of an event that shaped the world we live in today - you can't do better than this.

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  • Arsha
  • 13-02-2019

Good detailed

Very detailed. Followed logical progression of events before, during and after the war. Good insight into mind set of leaders on all sides

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  • Wilma Elias
  • 12-02-2019

a good summary history of the early Nazi years

A very detailed account of the events of world war I. A must read so we don't forget what it took to overcome one of the darkest periods in human history

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  • McJunkin
  • 12-02-2019

I love this book

The Entente was always loosing. This is a big, hard, suffocating, sad, and anxious read that clarifies so many things for me.This book is a good way to learn about World War and the way it is written is somewhat amazing.

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  • George
  • 12-02-2019

Excellent history

The Great War was almost lost since the beginning. And there was never a point of place were the Allied were clearly superior. That is a very scary thing to realize, knowing what will come after.

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