The Military History of the First World War: An Overview and Analysis - Professor David Stevenson

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The entire military history in just under an hour, with close examination of the changing tactics and weaponry that made this such an appalling conflict: This lecture will analyse the reasons for the failure in 1914-15 of the initial war of movement and the factors underlying the trench stalemate that characterised the middle years of the conflict, before examining the return to more mobile campaigning in 1917-18. It will include the war at sea as well as the war on land, and refer particularly to technology, tactics and logistics. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: Twitter: Facebook:

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