Reviews jeffery gives the war a human face by focusing on the experience of individuals an absorbing and multi layered analysis one of the most impressive books on the first world war to have appeared in the centenary period times literary supplement it is a global history and its purpose is partly to remind us through the events of this pivotal year that the great war was . 1916 a global history keith jeffery on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a fascinating examination of the first world war beyond the western front told through the significant global events of 1916. 1916 a global history by keith jeffery bloomsbury 2016 jefferys argument is that world war i was indeed a world war in that there were important crucial actions in far more places than the western front or even in europe he proposes to demonstrate this by focusing on one crucial event of each month in the year 1916. Jeffery mi6 the history of the secret intelligence service 1909 1949 of queens university belfast shifts the focus of the great wars pivotal year 1916 away from the conventional milieu of the western front instead depicting the global dimensions of the metastasizing conflict. So much of the literature on the first world war centers on the trench warfare of the western front and these were essential battlegrounds but the war was in fact truly a global conflict and by focusing on a sequence of events in 1916 across many continents historian keith jefferys magisterial work casts new light on the great war
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