The Treaty of Versailles: A Concise History by Michael S. Neiberg (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017) offers a detailed account of the players, events, and political environment that contributed to the drafting of arguably the most significant document of the… Read More ›
World War One
April 1917: the end of American neutrality in WWI
From OUP Blog by Michael S. Neiberg author of The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America: Mary Roberts Rinehart’s journey since 1914 perhaps best represents the mood and the moment of April 1917. She had… Read More ›
“Shock from Loss”: The Reality of Grief in the First World War
From Nursing Clio by Brigdet Keown: On October 24, 1918, fifty-eight-year-old Elizabeth was admitted to the City of London Mental Hospital by her husband.1 He stated that she had been suffering for the past fourteen months with “shock from loss of… Read More ›
The Fighting Roosevelts
From Werehistory.org by Todd Arrington: In all of American history, millions of men and women have served in the nation’s armed forces. Of those many millions, only 3,517 have received the nation’s highest award for military valor: the Medal of… Read More ›
5 tanks that changed the course of the First World War
From History Extra by Craig Moore author of Tank Hunter: World War One The British Mark I Tank The rhomboid shape of the first British battle tank enabled it to cross enemy trenches, while the tank’s armour plating allowed it to… Read More ›
The Devastation of Peace: Otilia Noeckel and the Army Nurse Corps after the Great War
From Nursing Clio by Evan P. Sullivan “I just adore the work I am doing right now. I am on a dressing team with another nurse and a surgeon. We dress wounds almost all day long. Today we did sixty…. Read More ›
Why did the German Spring Offensive of 1918 fail?
The German Spring Offensive of 1918 was one of the last great offensives of the First World War. The offensive ultimately failed and the allies were able to beat back the German attacks. The German Spring Offensive of 1918 was… Read More ›
Why did the Gallipoli Landings fail in WWI?
The Gallipoli campaign was an amphibious landing in the Dardanelles Strait in modern Turkey, that sought to knock the Ottoman Empire out of WW I. The landings were exceptionally daring for the time, but they failed to achieve their objectives…. Read More ›
Why did the Battle of the Somme fail to achieve its objectives?
The Battle of the Somme or the Somme Offensive was a series of battles that occurred during the Summer and Autumn of 1916. It involved British and French forces launching a massive assault on the German lines in an effort… Read More ›