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By Gordon Kerr

ISBN-10: 1843440946

ISBN-13: 9781843440949

As the war is slipping past dwelling reminiscence, this concise background helps ensures that the clash is rarely forgotten

WWI, lasting simply 4 years from 1914 to 1918, was once with no parallel, the 1st precise international clash within which all the earth's nice powers participated. This book tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion. It describes the historical past to battle, the overseas rivalries and conflicts of the former a long time that ended in the countries of Europe forming digital armed camps, the relentless build-up of army and naval that characterised the early years of the twentieth century, and the nice figures that attempted to avoid clash or enthusiastically driven for it. every year of the conflict is handled in its personal bankruptcy, the battles, numerous battlefronts, and demanding incidents defined and analyzed for his or her influence at the behavior of the struggle. The e-book also examines the final acts of this "war to finish all wars," supplying debts of the Russian Revolution, the decisive access of the U.S. into the hostilities, and the efforts of the Paris Peace convention after the armistice to apportion blame and punish the losers.

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Joint Chiefs of Staff. S. Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet. Special Planning Group. S. " Washington, DC, 29 June 1945. S. Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC. Whaley, Barton. Strategem: Deception and Surprise in War. Cambridge, MA: Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969. " In Military Deception and Strategic Surprise, edited by John Gooch and Amos Perlmutter, 178-92. London: Frank Cass, 1982. 55 II -·I~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Thomas M. Huber is a research fellow at the Combat Studies Institute, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Donald Daniel and Katherine Herbig, "Propositions on Military Deception," 157-78, in Military Deception and Strategic Surprise. 51. , 159, 161. 52. , 170. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. " Washington, DC, 31 July 1945. S. Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC. Cline, Ray S. Washington Command Post: The Operations Division. S. Army in World War II. 1951. Reprint. S. Army, 1970. Daniel, Donald, and Katherine Herbig. " In Military Deception and Strategic Surprise, edited by John Gooch and Amos Perlmutter, 153-77.

When the war ended on 15 August 1945, planners had still not conducted the many rounds of consultation for Coronet Deception that had accompanied Pastel. This was probably because Coronet was not to occur until 1 March 1946, so that resolving the details was less urgent. Moreover, the detailed plans for Coronet itself would not be completed by AFPAC until 15 August. " 3 4 It is not clear exactly what the provenance of JWPC 190/16 was. Coronet Deception was detailed, as the work of the Pacific theater planners usually was, and followed closely the deception patterns established by Pastel.

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