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The World Crisis Volume II: 1915

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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.

The second volume of Churchill's history covers 1915 – the first full year of a conflict that most of the antagonists had expected to be over in a matter of months. Churchill here covers the intractable deadlock on the western front, the use of tanks and gas on the battlefields and the unsuccessful attempts by both sides to break through. In addition, Churchill also considers his own involvement in the Dardanelles campaign (Gallipoli).

Author: Churchill Winston
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781472586629
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2015

1. The Deadlock in the West

2. The Search for a Naval Offensive

3. The Beginning of The Year

4. The Origin of Tanks and Smoke

5. The Choice

6. The Action of the Dogger Bank

7. Second Thoughts and Final Decision

8. The Genesis of the Military Attack

9. Fall of the Outer Forts and the Second Greek Offer

10. The New Resolve

11. The 18th of March

12. Admiral De Robeck's Change of Plan

13. The Case for Perseverance and Decision

14. The First Defeat of the U-Boats

15. The Increasing Tension

16. The Battle of the Beaches'

17. After The Landing

18. The Fall of the Government

19. The Effort of the New Administration

20. The Darkening Scene

21. The Battle of Suvla Bay

22. The Ruin of the Balkans

23. The Abandonment of the Dardanelles

24. The Consequences of 1915

Appendix F: Admiralty War Staff Orders for the Attack Upon the Dardanelles

Appendix G: Memorandum by Mr Churchill, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, On the State of the Navy, May 1915

Appendix H: First Lord's Minutes

Appendix I: Lord Fisher's Resignation

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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