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The World Crisis Volume I: 1911-1914

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The World Crisis is considered by many to be Winston S. Churchill's literary masterpiece. Published across five volumes between 1923 and 1931, Churchill here tells the story of The Great War, from its origins to the long shadow it cast on the following decades. At once a history and a first-hand account of Churchill's own involvement in the war, The World Crisis remains a compelling account of the conflict and its importance.

Volume I covers the origins and earliest days of the war from 1911-1914, as well as the longer history of the collapse of the Great Power system from the Franco Prussian war onwards. Churchill here explores the international tensions over the Balkan states that triggered the conflict as well as the arms race between the British and German navies.

Author: Churchill Winston
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781472586407
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2014



1. The Vials of Wrath

2. Milestone to Armageddon

3. The Crisis of Agadir

4. Admirals All

5. The German Navy Law

6. The Romance of Design

7. The North Sea Front

8. Ireland and the European Balance

9. The Crisis

10. The Mobilization of the Navy

11. War: The Passage of the Army

12. The Battle in France

13. On the Oceans

14. In the Narrow Seas

15. Antwerp

16. The Channel Ports

17. The Grand Fleet and the Submarine Alarm

18. Coronel and the Falklands

19. With Fisher at the Admiralty

20. The Bombardment of Scarborough and Hartlepool

21. Turkey and the Balkans


Appendix A: Naval Staff Training

Appendix B: Tables of Fleet Strength

Appendix C: Trade Protection

Appendix D: Mining

Appendix E: First Lord's Minutes

Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions, from 1940-1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Celebrated as one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. The author of more than 40 books, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and in 1963 was made an honorary citizen of the United States.

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