Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

History of the World War, Vol. 3   By: (1879-)

Book cover

First Page:

HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR, VOLUME III

An Authentic Narrative of the World's Greatest War

by

FRANCIS A. MARCH, Ph.D.

In Collaboration with

RICHARD J. BEAMISH Special War Correspondent and Military Analyst

With an Introduction by General Peyton C. March Chief of Staff of the United States Army

With Exclusive Photographs by James H. Hare and Donald Thompson World Famed War Photographers and with Reproductions from the Official Photographs of the United States, Canadian, British, French and Italian Governments

Leslie Judge Company New York

MCMXIX

[Illustration: THE THRILL OF OLD TIME WAR

The stirrup charge of the Scots Greys at St. Quentin. Holding on to the stirrup leathers of the cavalry the Highlanders crashed like an avalanche upon the German lines, tearing great gaps in their massed formations.]

CONTENTS

VOLUME III

PAGE CHAPTER I. NEUVE CHAPELLE AND WAR IN BLOOD SOAKED TRENCHES

War Amid Barbed Wire Entanglements and the Desolation of No Man's Land Subterranean Tactics Continuing Over Four Years Attacks that Cost Thousands of Lives for Every Foot of Gain 1

CHAPTER II. ITALY DECLARES WAR ON AUSTRIA

Her Great Decision D'Annunzio, Poet and Patriot Italia Irredenta German Indignation The Campaigns on the Isonzo and in the Tyrol 29

CHAPTER III. GLORIOUS GALLIPOLI

A Titanic Enterprise Its Objects Disasters and Deeds of Deathless Glory The Heroic Anzacs Bloody Dashes up Impregnable Slopes Silently they Stole Away A Successful Failure 58

CHAPTER IV. THE GREATEST NAVAL BATTLE IN HISTORY

The Battle of Jutland Every Factor on Sea and in Sky Favorable to the Germans Low Visibility a Great Factor A Modern Sea Battle Light Cruisers Screening Battleship Squadron Germans Run Away when British Fleet Marshals Its Full Strength Death of Lord Kitchener 78

CHAPTER V. THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN

The Advance on Cracow Von Hindenburg Strikes at Warsaw German Barbarism The War in Galicia The Fall of Przemysl Russia's Ammunition Fails The Russian Retreat The Fall of Warsaw The Last Stand Czernowitz 104

CHAPTER VI. HOW THE BALKANS DECIDED

Ferdinand of Bulgaria Insists Upon Joining Germany Dramatic Scene in the King's Palace The Die is Cast Bulgaria Succumbs to Seductions of Potsdam Gang Greece Mobilizes French and British Troops at Saloniki Serbia Over run Roumania's Disastrous Venture in the Arena of Mars 145

CHAPTER VII. THE CAMPAIGN IN MESOPOTAMIA

British Army Threatening Bagdad Besieged in Kut el Amara After Heroic Defense General Townshend Surrenders after 143 Days of Siege New British Expedition Recaptures Kut Troops Push on Up the Tigris Fall of Bagdad the Magnificent 187

CHAPTER VIII. IMMORTAL VERDUN

Grave of the Military Reputations of von Falkenhayn and the Crown Prince Hindenburg's Warning Why the Germans Made the Disastrous Attempt to Capture the Great Fortress Heroic France Reveals Itself to the World "They Shall Not Pass" Nivelle's Glorious Stand on Dead Man Hill Lord Northcliffe's Description A Defense Unsurpassed in the History of France 209

ILLUSTRATIONS

VOLUME III

THE THRILL OF OLD TIME WAR Frontispiece

PAGE

THE GLORIOUS CHARGE OF THE NINTH LANCERS 4

CHARGING THROUGH BARBED WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS 6

BRITISH INDIAN TROOPS CHARGING THE GERMAN TRENCHES AT NEUVE CHAPELLE 10

CHARGING ON GERMAN TRENCHES IN GAS MASKS 12

AN INCIDENT OF THE WAR IN FLANDERS 18 [Transcriber's Note: This illustration was missing from the source for this e book... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books