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Expeditionary Forces in the First World War

Editors: Beyerchen, Alan, Sencer, Emre (Eds.)

  • Features an unusual range of case studies on the expeditionary experience in World War I, including attention to overlooked German and Ottoman experiences
  • Offers insight on the complexities embedded in the term “expeditionary forces”
  • Appeals to scholars of World War I, war and society, and military history
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When war engulfed Europe in 1914, the conflict quickly took on global dimensions. Although fighting erupted in Africa and Asia, the Great War primarily pulled troops from around the world into Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Amid the fighting were large numbers of expeditionary forces—and yet they have remained largely unstudied as a collective phenomenon, along with the term “expeditionary force” itself. 
This collection examines the expeditionary experience through a wide range of case studies. They cover major themes such as the recruitment, transport, and supply of far-flung troops; the cultural and linguistic dissonance, as well as gender relations, navigated by soldiers in foreign lands; the political challenge of providing a rationale to justify their dislocation and sacrifice; and the role of memory and memorialization. Together, these essays open up new avenues for understanding the experiences of soldiers who fought the First World War far from home.

About the authors

Alan Beyerchen is an emeritus faculty member of the History Department at Ohio State University, USA. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Emre Sencer is Associate Professor of History at Knox College, USA. He is the author of Order and Insecurity in Germany and Turkey: Military Cultures of the 1930s (2017).

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eBook $64.99
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  • Due: November 27, 2019
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25029-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Expeditionary Forces in the First World War
Editors
  • Alan Beyerchen
  • Emre Sencer
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25030-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25030-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25029-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 349
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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