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List of Maps xiii Chronology xv Preface xix I The Mood of 1914 1 War Comes to France 6 1. A Nation Suddenly United 7 2. We Shall Be without Fear 12 3. On the Way to the Front 14 Russia: For the Tsar and Motherland 15 4. The View from St. Petersburg 15 5. Russia?s Popular Mood 18 Germany: For the Kaiser and Fatherland 18 6. A Just War against England 19 7. The Socialist Alternative 21 8. German Socialists Support the War 22 9. Thoughts on Mobilization 23 Britain and the Empire Mobilize 23 10. Popular Hysteria 24 11. Recruiting for War 26 12. A British Student in Arms 29 13. A Canadian Clergyman at War 31 14. The View from the Cameroons 33 II War on the Western Front 37 Adapting to Trench Warfare 40 1. Life Different as Possible 41 2. The Attack 45 3. War is Like a Big Picnic 49 4. All the World Over a Boy is a Boy, a Mother a Mother 51 5. War Diary of the Seaforth Highlanders 53 6. A Working Party 55 7. A Canadian in the Trenches 56 8. Report on the Afternoon?s Actions 58 9. Indian Units in France 59 Commitment, Duty or Disillusion: German Students Assess the War 61 10. The Readiness to Make a Sacrifice 62 11. My Life is no Longer My Own 64 12. I Look upon Death and Call upon Life 65 13. Here One becomes another Man 66 14. Copse 125 67 Humor and Morale 69 15. War 70 16. Ten German Pioneers 71 17. Rats 72 III War to the East and South 73 The Eastern Front 77 1. Tannenberg 78 2. Bad Things are Good Things under Adverse Circumstances 79 3. Not a Beaten Army 83 4. The Russian Turmoil 84 5. War in the East 85 6. Serbia?s War 86 7. The Army behind Barbed Wire 88 8. Among Prisoners of War 90 War in the Mediterranean 93 9. The Italian Front 93 10. Gallipoli 97 11. The ANZAC Experience 99 12. The Turkish Defense 101 13. Palestine Campaigns 104 Africa and Asia 113 14. The Use of Native Troops 113 15. A Doctor in Damaraland 116 16. Petition to King George V 117 17. The Fall of Tsingtao 119 18. Japan?s Twenty-One Demands 121 IV Combat in the Machine Age 125 Technology and the Battlefield 128 1. The Dominance of the Machine Gun 128 2. Gas Warfare 130 3. Gas at the Front 132 4. Tanks at Ypres 133 5. Shell Shock 136 6. Picture of Desolation 137 The Naval War 139 7. Battle at Sea 140 8. Rusting at Anchor 142 9. Jutland 143 10. Adventures of the U-202 145 The Aerial War 148 11. Zeppelin 148 12. Air Raids 150 13. The Importance of the Airplane 152 14. A Superior Pilot 154 15. In the Clouds above Baghdad 156 V Mobilizing the Home Front 159 The State 163 1. The War and British Liberties 164 2. The State as the Supreme God 165 3. Germany?s Government at War 166 4. Censorship 168 5. War, Prostitution, and Venereal Disease in Germany 172 6. The Russian State 175 7. Russian Education 176 The Economy 178 8. Economic Exhaustion in Southeastern Europe 179 9. Germany?s Food Supply 182 10. A Bremen Family?s Suffering 185 11. No Meat in Berlin 186 12. Workers? Diets 188 13. Practicing Strict Economy 192 Women 194 14. Women at Work 195 15. A New Role for Women? 196 16. Women at Munition Making 204 17. Women?s National Service in Germany 205 18. Keep Your Eyes Open 206 19. We will Need the Woman as Spouse and Mother 208 20. Something Disturbing about Female Labour 209 21. A Woman in the Service of the Tsar 209 22. Bitter Wounds 215 VI Whose Nation? 217 Duty, Sacrifice and Morality 222 1. The New Patriotism 223 2. War Profits 224 3. You are More Prone to Hatred 227 4. A Scandalous Trial 228 Religion 230 5. The Sacred Union in France 232 6. A British Clergyman at the Front 233 7. The Religion of the Inarticulate 235 8. Spiritual Consciousness 237 9. A German Rabbi in the Field 239 10. Russian Jews Demand End to Discrimination 240 Race and Ethnicity 243 11. Ethnic Minorities in the Austro-Hungarian Empire 244 12. The Fate of Turkey?s Armenians 249 13. War and the ?Colour Bar? 252 14. German Subversion in London 258 War of Ideas 262 15. Britain?s Destiny and Duty 263 16. Manifesto of German University Professors 265 17. Alleged German Outrages 266 18. Explaining German Atrocities 271 19. Propaganda 273 VII Dissent, Mutiny and Revolution 277 The Cost of Conscience 284 1. Is War Incompatible with Right? 285 2. Britain?s Parliament Debates Conscientious Objection 287 3. Pacifism?A Political Crime? 289 Authority Challenged 291 4. Working-Class Resistance in Britain 293 5. Strikes in Britain 296 6. The French Mutinies 299 7. A Socialist Appeal to Workers 301 8. A Warning from the SPD 304 9. Mutiny and Revolution in the German Fleet 307 10. The Case for India 313 11. Rebellion in Ireland 314 Revolution in Russia 315 12. Lenin?s View of the War 316 13. Stupidity or Treason? 318 14. Upheaval in Petrograd and in the Army 320 15. Revolution at the Front 321 VIII Legacies 327 1. War Cemeteries 333 2. The Dead 339 3. Canadian War Memorials 340 4. Local War Museums 341 5. Spiritualism 344 6. The Sacred Work 345 7. Training the Disabled 348 8. The Lost Generation 350 9. French Veterans? Appeal 352 10. An African Veteran Reflects 353 11. Africa Petitions Britain?s King 354 Source References 357 Suggestions for Further Reading 365 Index 377

About the Author

Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee and Frans Coetzee areindependent scholars; they have previously taught at Yale andGeorge Washington Universities. Marilyn is the author of The German Army League: PopularNationalism in Wilhelmine Germany (1990) and Frans the authorof For Party or Country: Nationalism and the Dilemmas of PopularConservatism in Edwardian England (1990). Together, theyhave co-edited Authority, Identity and the Social History of theGreat War (1995); World War I and European Society: ASourcebook (1995); World War I: A History in Documents,Second Edition (2011); and The World in Flames: A World WarII Sourcebook (2011).

Reviews

This accessible addition to source material on WW Ishould facilitate a focused yet general understanding of thewar s incredible scope without overwhelming readers with thedetailed minutiae often found in primary source material. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-and upper-levelundergraduates; general readers. (Choice, 1September 2013)

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