War to End Wars 1914-1919
GCSE Modern World History for Edexcel

By Steve Waugh & John Wright
July 2007
Hodder Murray
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780340939758
96 pages, Illustrated, 8 1/2" x 10 3/4"
$125.00 Paper Original

About the series: Endorsed by Edexcel, GCSE Modern World History for Edexcel is designed to meet the needs of the Edexcel Modern World History specification. Each title in the series covers either a popular depth study or a popular combination of an outline and depth study.

Written by senior examiners, the series has been developed to enable students to achieve the highest possible grades through: - outlining key lines of enquiry - full coverage of the content requirements of the specification - model answers, exam-style questions and exam tips to aid exam preparation - a variety of activities to motivate all students.

About the book: This book has been written specifically to support the content and assessment requirements of The War to End Wars 1914-19 depth study through a skills-centered, source-based approach. This tailored content and assessment support makes it ideal for students studying the course. Other books in the series: Superpower Relations and Vietnam 1945-90 The Russian Revolution and Soviet Union 1910-91 The USA 1929-80 Nazi Germany 1930-39 The World at War 1938-45.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The failure of the Schlieffen Plan
  Why did war break out?
  What was the relative strength of the two sides?
  What was the Schlieffen Plan?
  Why was the Schlieffen Plan unsuccessful?
  What was the position by the winter of 1914-15?
Chapter 2: Stalemate on the Western Front, 1915-17
  What was the trench system?
  What was it like for the soldiers in the trenches?
  Why was there a stalemate on the Western Front?
  What part did Haig play in the stalemate?
  Why was there no breakthrough at the Somme and Passchendaele?
Chapter 3: The War at Sea and Gallipoli
  How did the German navy threaten Britain?
  What were the key events in the North Sea, 1914-15?
  What was the importance of the Battle of Jutland?
  Why did the Allies launch the Gallipoli campaign?
  Why did the campaign fail?
Chapter 4: The impact of technology
  What impact did gas and tanks have on the Western Front?
  How did U-boats threaten Britain?
  Why was Britain able to defeat this threat?
  What changes took place in the war in the air?
Chapter 5: The defeat of Germany, 1917-18
  Why did Russia collapse in 1917?
  Why and with what effect did the USA enter the war in 1917?
  What were the effects of the Ludendorff offensive of 1918?
  How and why did Germany collapse in 1918?
Chapter 6: The Peace Settlement, 1919-20
  What were the aims of the ‘Big Three’?
  What were the main terms of the Treaty of Versailles?
  Why were many Germans opposed to the Treaty?
  What were the other main peace treaties?


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