Saturday, 29 November 2014

Gresham College Lecture: The Military History of the First World War: An Overview and Analysis

A lecture available here by David Stevenson given on 18 November analyses the reasons for the failure in 1914-15 of the initial war of movement and the factors underlying the trench stalemate that characterised the middle years of the conflict, before examining the return to more mobile campaigning in 1917-18.

It includes the war at sea as well as the war on land, and refers particularly to technology, tactics and logistics.

David Stevenson is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics.

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