Introduction; 1. The national community goes to war; 2. Mobilizing the nation and the civilians' war; 3. The Front and the soldiers' war; 4. The crises of 1917; 5. The ambiguous victory and its aftermath; Conclusion.
A lively and accessible history of the French community's involvement in the Great War, first published in 2003.
LEONARD V. SMITH is Associate Professor of Modern European History at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, USA. STEPHANE AUDOIN-ROUZEAU is Professor of Modern History at the Universite de Picardie-Jules Verne, Amiens, France. ANNETTE BECKER is Professor of Modern History at the Universite de Paris X-Nanterre, Nanterre, France.
a --E Written with verve and punctuated by a dry wit, France and the Great War is especially successful when it discusses (in the first and third chapters) the politics, diplomacy, and military dimensions of prewar and wartime France.a -- Martha Hanna, H-France