By 1918, after three years of war, Europe was weary of the stalemate and the terrible slaughter on the Western Front. The Russian Front had collapsed, but the United States had abandoned her neutral stance and joined the Allies. So the stage was set for what would be the last year of the Great War. In this classic study, acclaimed military historian Barrie Pitt describes the savage battles that raged along the Western front, analyses the policies of the warring powers, and studies the men who led them. From the German onslaught of 21st March 1918 – designed to force a resolution before America’s armies could tip the balance – through the struggles in Champagne and the Second Battle of the Marne, to the turning point in August and final victory, the author has written an enthralling book.
918: THE LAST ACT
In what has become a classic account of 1918, the climactic year of the Great War on the western front, the acclaimed military historian Barrie Pitt describes the battles – from the German Spring offensives to the Allied counter attacks which led to the Armistice; profiles the major players; and analyses the actions they directed.