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Episodes of the great war

by John Buchan

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EPISODES OF THE GREAT WAR by JOHN BUCHAN CONTENTS BOOK I - THE EARLY WAR OF MANOEUVRE I. PROLOGUE: AT SERAJEVO June 28, 1914, II. THE BREAKING OF THE BARRIERS The Immediate Results of the Serajevo Murders Germanys Council of War on 5th July Austrias Ultimatum toSerbia Germanys Proposal to Britain The Work of Sir Edward Grey The Ultimatums to France and Belgium The Invasion of Belgium The British Cabinet Britain declares War. III. THE BATTLE JOINED IN THE WEST The New Factors in War The German Plan The Attack on Liege Forts Early French Failures The British Expeditionary Force Mons The Retreat. IV. THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE MARNE The Defence of Paris Kluck changes Direction Eve of the Marne Battle of the Maine German Occupation of Belgium. V. FROM THE AISNE TO THE FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES Battle of the Aisne The Race to the Sea Fall of Antwerp Fight of the 2nd and 3rd Corps Battle of the Yser The First Battle of Ypres Death of Lord Roberts VI. THE WAR ON OTHER FRONTS AND AT SEA The Eastern Front Invasion of East Prussia Tannenberg Austrias Misfortunes War in the Pacific and Africa War at Sea Coronel Falkland Islands BOOK II - THE BELEAGUERED FORTRESS VII. SPRING OF 1915 Winter Stalemate Neuve Chapelle Its Purpose and Consequences The Second Battle of Ypres VIII. THE DARDANELLES Reasons for the Expedition Naval Attack on the Straits Sir Ian Hamilton The Battle of the Landing The Battle of Krithia Landing at Suvla Its Failure IX. THE BATTLE OF LOOS The Russian Retreat from the Donajetz Spring Offensives in the West The French at Artois Festubert The Summer Stagnation Loos Sir John French surrenders his Command X. RETROSPECT OF 1915 KutItaly enters the War The Over running of Serbia The Lusitania sunk New Government in Britain Attitude of Labour Lord Derbys Recruiting Scheme The Military Service Bill Edith Cavell The Evacuation of the Dardanelles XI. VERDUN AND THE SOMME Reasons for German Attack French Defence The Somme Region Strategy of the Projective Battle The First Day The Attack of July the Fourteenth Crest of the Uplands Won The Autumn Attacks The Weather Breaks Summary of the Action. XII. RETROSPECT OF 1916 Brussilovs Summer Offensive Rumania overrun Changes in French Command Joffre surrenders his Command Battle of Jutland Death of Lord Kitchener Fall of Government in Britain Mr. Lloyd George Prime MinisterWar Cabinet Mr. Asquith. BOOK III - THE GREAT SALLIES XIII. THE OPENING OF 1917 German Manoeuvres for Peace President Wilsons Note The New Government in Britain The Russian Coup d'Etat Lenin and Others America declares War XIV. THE BATTLE OF ARRAS German Withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line Battle of Arras Failure of Nivelles Offensive Petain succeeds Nivelle French Mutinies. XV. THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES AND CAMBRAI Haigs Flanders Policy Battle of Messines The Pillboxes British Attacks The Weather Capture of Passchendaele Battle of Cambrai Enemy Counterattack Close of 1917 Campaign. XVI.



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