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Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour - Armistice Day, 1918 World War I and Its Violent Climax (Electronic book text)
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Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour - Armistice Day, 1918 World War I and Its Violent Climax (Electronic book text)

Joseph Persico

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November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 A.M, yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered-more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion.
Joseph E. Persico puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous-among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches. Persico sets the last day of the war in historic context with a gripping reprise of all that led up to it, from the 1914 assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand, which ignited the war, to the raw racism black doughboys endured except when ordered to advance and die in the war's last hour. Persico recounts the war's bloody climax in a cinematic style that evokes "All Quiet on the Western Front, Grand Illusion, "and" Paths of Glory."
The pointless fighting on the last day of the war is the perfect metaphor for the four years that preceded it, years of senseless slaughter for hollow purposes. This book is sure to become the definitive history of the end of a conflict Winston Churchill called "the hardest, cruelest, and least-rewarded of all the wars that have been fought."

"From the Hardcover edition."

General

Imprint: Random House
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2007
Authors: Joseph Persico
Format: Electronic book text - Windows
Pages: 289
ISBN-13: 978-0-307-43092-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 0-307-43092-8
Barcode: 9780307430922

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