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The World Crisis Volume V: The Unknown War

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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.

In the fifth and final volume of The World Crisis, Winston Churchill turns his attention to the 'forgotten war' on the Eastern Front. His focus is the great rivalry between Russia and the Austro-German alliance during the years of the First World War, from the tensions over Bosnia and Serbia that triggered the conflict through the terrible battles on the Eastern Front to the final collapse of the Russian forces that triggered the Revolution.

Author: Churchill Winston
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781472587039
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2015


1. The Dusk of Hapsburg

2. The Annexation of Bosnia

3. Towards the Abyss

4. The Murder of the Archduke

5. The Austrian Ultimatum

6. The Fronts and the Combatants

7. Declarations of War

8. The Mobilization Interval

9. The Assembly of the Easter Armies

10. Austria Against Russia

11. The Battle of Lemberg

12. The Invasion of East Prussia

13. The Battle of Tannenberg

14. The First Masurian Lakes

15. The Second Round

16. The Battle of Lodz

17. East or West?

18. The Winter Battle

19. Beyond the Dardanelles

20. The Fall of Warsaw

21. The Reckoning with Serbia

22. Falkenhayn Returns to the West

23. Brusilov's Offensive

24. The Russian Collapse

Appendix I: The Hapsburg Dynasty

Appendix II: Some Authorities Consulted

Appendix III: References

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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