Название: World War l: The Great War and the World It Made
Издательство: Recorded Books
Автор: Prof. John Ramsden
Формат: mp3, VBR
Размер: 359 Mb
Продолжительность: 8 hours and 32 mins
"The Great War", as it was known at the time, was also said to be the "war to end all wars". It seized all of Europe and much of the rest of the world in its grip of death and destruction.
The first truly modern war, it changed how war and peace would be conducted throughout the remainder of the 20th century and even to the present. The Great War was a time of "firsts" and opened the door to the modern era. Almost all the major developed countries had a role to play in this war, as they never had before. This was the first time for fighting on land, at sea, and in the air. Modern weapons and munitions were developed in previously unimaginable quantities.
By the end of the war, international politics, the relationships between the individual and the state, gender relations, and the role of artists and the media were all drastically changed.
World War I laid the foundation for the modern world. This course examines the major events of the war to further understand how they led to the shaping of this new world.
Lecture 1 The Greatest War
Lecture 2 Opening Shots
Lecture 3 Gallipoli and the Near and Middle East
Lecture 4 1915 in the West
Lecture 5 Home Fronts
Lecture 6 The Western Front in 1916
Lecture 7 The Eastern Front
Lecture 8 A Literary and Artistic War
Lecture 9 1917 in the West
Lecture 10 The War at Sea
Lecture 11 America Goes to War
Lecture 12 Germany Almost Wins the War in 1918
Lecture 13 Victory in the West
Lecture 14 Aftermath and Reputation