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Winston Churchill's superlative account of the prelude to and events of the First World War is a defining work of 20th-century history. With dramatic narrative power, Churchill reconstructs the action on the Western and Eastern Fronts, the wars at sea and in the air, and the advent of tanks and U-boats.

Rich with personal insights, this second part of Churchill's magisterial book covers the year 1915 and includes the chapters 'The Deadlock in the West', 'The First Defeat of the U-boats', 'The Battle of Suvla Bay [in Gallipoli', and 'The Abandonment of the Dardanelles'.

©1959 Winston S.Churchill (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Very enlightening

Essential reading for anyone who wants to know the backbone of events amd political context of the battles amd outcomes.

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  • sasha
  • Jeruslame, Israel
  • 04-24-11

Full of details, but no big picture

I liked very much The Second World War, and thought that WWI would be similar. But it focuses mainly on what Churchill himself was involved- The Drdanells campain. Telegrms between generals are described in detail, whereas the global picture of the war id not mentioned.

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  • s umone
  • 08-13-14

Did not like reader

What would have made The World Crisis - 1911-1918, Part Two better?

I am afraid to say the reader or readers tried to sound like Churchill. No good. spoiled the book for me. Have you tried Tim Piggot Smith as a reader? he does a brilliant job.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Christian Rodska?

Tim Piggot Smith

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-18

The Dardanelles Explained

As an Australian soldier, I had been long exposed to the Gallipoli story. After reading Churchill’s very detailed analysis- it should have worked. Ideal in strategic concept, bungled in execution by those who could not see past putting strength against strength in France.

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  • Aaron
  • 02-17-15

Great detail excellent voice work.

loved it and learnt much
new information about the Great War, decision making and Gallipoli.