This wide-ranging collection of articles by some of the most renowned names in the subject explores the tumultuous events of the final year of the First World War.

In 2018, the world commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War. In many ways, 1918 was the most dramatic year of the conflict. After the defeat of Russia in 1917, the Germans were able to concentrate their forces on the Western Front for the first time in the war, and the German offensives launched from March 1918 onward brought the Western Allies close to defeat. Having stopped the German offensives, the Entente started its counter-attacks on all fronts with the assistance of fresh US troops, driving the Germans back and, by November 1918, the Central Powers had been defeated.

This study is a multi-author work containing ten chapters by some of the best historians of the First World War from around the world writing today. It provides an overview and analysis of the different levels of war for each of the main armies involved within the changing context of the reality of warfare in 1918. It also looks in detail at the war at sea and in the air, and considers the aftermath and legacy of the First World War.

Table of Contents

Foreword by General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC, Gen

The German Army in 1918
The French Army in 1918
The British Army in 1918
The US Army in 1918
The Forgotten Fronts in Europe
The War Outside of Europe
The Great War at Sea in 1918
The Air Campaign of 1918
Learning from 1918 on the Western Front

Select Bibliography
Glossary and Abbreviations

Product details

Published 09 Mar 2018
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 304
ISBN 9781472829337
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Black and white plate section
Dimensions 234 x 153 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Anthology Editor

Matthias Strohn

Dr Matthias Strohn FRHistS was educated at the uni…


Matthias Strohn

Dr Matthias Strohn FRHistS was educated at the uni…


James S. Corum

Dr James S. Corum is an internationally recognized…


Mungo Melvin CB OBE

General Mungo Melvin CB OBE is a retired senior Ar…


David T. Zabecki

Major General David T. Zabecki, PhD, U.S. Army (Re…


David Murphy

Dr David Murphy is a graduate of University Colleg…


Jonathan Boff

Dr Jonathan Boff FRHistS is a Senior Lecturer in t…


Mitch Yockelson

Professor Mitch Yockelson is a Professor of milita…


Lothar Höbelt

Professor Lothar Höbelt was born in Vienna 1956 an…


Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson is a lecturer at the University of…


Michael Epkenhans

Professor Dr Michael Epkenhans is the Director of…


Nicholas Carter

General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen…


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