August 1914: France, the Great War, and a Month That Changed by Bruno Cabanes,Stephanie O'Hara PDF

By Bruno Cabanes,Stephanie O'Hara

On August 1, 1914, struggle erupted into the lives of thousands of households throughout France. most folk notion the clash could final quite a few weeks.

but earlier than the month used to be out, twenty-seven thousand French infantrymen died on the unmarried day of August 22 alone—the worst disaster in French army historical past. Refugees streamed into France because the German military complex, spreading rumors that amplified nonetheless extra the ordeal of battle. electorate of enemy nations who have been dwelling in France have been viciously scapegoated. Drawing from diaries, own correspondence, police experiences, and govt documents, Bruno Cabanes renders an intimate, narrative-driven research of the 1st weeks of worldwide conflict I in France. informed from the point of view of standard men and women stuck within the flood of mobilization, this revealing publication deepens our figuring out of the anxious impression of conflict on squaddies and civilians alike.
August 1914 used to be a finalist for a prestigious French ebook award, the Prix Fémina for nonfiction, in 2014.

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