The Resource A higher form of killing : six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare, Diana Preston

A higher form of killing : six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare, Diana Preston

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A higher form of killing : six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare
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A higher form of killing
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six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare
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Diana Preston
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Language
eng
Summary
"In six weeks during April and May 1915, as World War I escalated, Germany forever altered the way war would be fought with poison gas, torpedoes killing civilians, and aerial bombardment. Each of these actions violated rules of war carefully agreed at the Hague Conventions of 1898 and 1907. The era of weapons of mass destruction had dawned. While each of these momentous events has been chronicled in histories of the war, historian Diana Preston links them for the first time, revealing the dramatic stories behind each through the eyes of those who were there, whether making the decisions or experiencing their effect."--
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A higher form of killing
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Summary
An acclaimed historian chronicles the birth of weapons of mass destruction during World War I, including the use of poison gas by the Germans at Ypres, the torpedoes that sunk the Lusitania and an aerial bombardment of London by a zeppelin
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10414863
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DLC
Dewey number
940.4/21
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UF505.G3
LC item number
P74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Diana Preston
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Six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare
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A higher form of killing : six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare, Diana Preston
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-324) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Spring 1915 : the legacy -- "A flash of lightning from the north" -- "Humanising war" -- "The law of facts" -- "A scrap of paper" -- "The worst of contrabands" -- "England will burn" -- "A most effective weapon" -- "Something that makes people permanently incapable of fighting" -- "Operation Disinfection" -- "This filthy loathsome pestilence" -- "Solomon's Temple" -- "They got us this time, all right" -- "Wilful and wholesale murder" -- "Too proud to fight" -- "The very earth shook" -- "Order, counter-order, disorder!" -- "A gift of love" -- "Do you know anything about gas?" -- "Zepp and a portion of clouds" -- "Remember the Lusitania" -- "Each one must fight on to the end" -- "Weapons of mass destruction" -- Appendix. The Lusitania controversies
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884961513
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620402146
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2014019999
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unmediated
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Media type code
n
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illustrations, maps, portraits
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