The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and Contemporary Sources: American, British, French, German, and Others, Том 4

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Francis Whiting Halsey
Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1919
This collection is a general military and diplomatic history of the First World War, from June 1914 to May 1920. Military affairs are the foremost issue, with political and diplomatic events relevant to the war intertwined. The work includes short biographies of important military leaders.

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