History of the World War

Francis Andrew MARCH (1863 - 1926) and Richard J. BEAMISH ( - )

This is a popular narrative history of the world's greatest war. Written frankly from the viewpoint of the United States and the Allies, it visualizes the bloodiest and most destructive conflict of all the ages from its remote causes to its glorious conclusion and beneficent results.

Two ideals have been before us in the preparation of this necessary work. These are simplicity and thoroughness. It is of no avail to describe the greatest of human events if the description is so confused that the reader loses interest. Thoroughness is an historical essential beyond price. So it is that official documents prepared in many instances upon the field of battle, and others taken from the files of the governments at war, are the basis of this work. All that has gone into war making, into the regeneration of the world, are herein set forth with historical particularity. The stark horrors of Belgium, the blighting terrors of chemical warfare, the governmental restrictions placed upon hundreds of millions of civilians, the war sacrifices falling upon all the civilized peoples of earth, are in these pages. (From the Forward)

Genre(s): War & Military

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A War for International Freedom MaryAnn
00:26:15
Play 02 The World Suddenly Turned Upside Down MaryAnn
00:17:38
Play 03 Why the World Went to War MaryAnn
00:15:27
Play 04 The Plotter Behind the Scenes MaryAnn
00:35:20
Play 05 The Great War Begins MaryAnn
00:30:34
Play 06 The Trail of the Beast in Belgium MaryAnn
00:36:07
Play 07 The First Battle of the Marne MaryAnn
00:17:17
Play 08 Japan in the War MaryAnn
00:11:35
Play 09 Campaign in the East MaryAnn
00:26:10
Play 10 Struggle for Supremacy on the Sea MaryAnn
00:38:49
Play 11 The Sublime Porte MaryAnn
00:35:34
Play 12 Rescue of the Starving MaryAnn
00:38:58
Play 13 Britinnia Rules the Waves MaryAnn
00:31:04
Play 14 New Methods and Horrors of Warfare MaryAnn
00:24:58
Play 15 German Plots and Propaganda in America MaryAnn
00:31:02
Play 16 Sinking of the Lusitania MaryAnn
00:35:57
Play 17 Neuve Chapelle and War in Blood-Soaked Trenches MaryAnn
00:23:49
Play 18 Steadfast South Africa MaryAnn
00:16:31
Play 19 Italy Declares War on Austria MaryAnn
00:27:31
Play 20 Glorious Gallipoli MaryAnn
00:18:15
Play 21 The Greatest Naval Battle in History MaryAnn
00:31:30
Play 22 The Russian Campaign MaryAnn
00:38:56
Play 23 How the Balkans Decided MaryAnn
00:41:21
Play 24 The Campaign in Mesopotamia MaryAnn
00:20:43
Play 25 Canada's Part in the Great War MaryAnn
00:36:50
Play 26 Immortal Verdun MaryAnn
00:18:34
Play 27 Murders and Martyrs MaryAnn
00:06:49
Play 28 The Second Battle of Ypres MaryAnn
00:09:34
Play 29 Zeppelin Raids on France and England MaryAnn
00:12:14
Play 30 Red Revolution in Russia MaryAnn
00:28:42
Play 31 The Descent to Bolshevism MaryAnn
00:33:29
Play 32 Germany's Object Lesson to the United States MaryAnn
00:10:53
Play 33 America Transformed by War MaryAnn
00:24:28
Play 34 How Food Won the War MaryAnn
00:16:49
Play 35 The United States Navy in the War MaryAnn
00:28:30
Play 36 China Joins the Fighting Democracies MaryAnn
00:08:02
Play 37 The Defeat and Recovery of Italy MaryAnn
00:07:27
Play 38 Redemption of the Holy Land MaryAnn
00:08:13
Play 39 America's Transportation Problems MaryAnn
00:16:23
Play 40 Ships and the Men Who Made Them MaryAnn
00:20:36
Play 41 Germany's Dying Desperate Effort MaryAnn
00:27:19
Play 42 Chateau-Thierry, Field of Glory MaryAnn
00:33:41
Play 43 England and France Strike in the North MaryAnn
00:14:55
Play 44 Belgium's Gallant Effort MaryAnn
00:17:48
Play 45 Italy's Terrific Drive MaryAnn
00:15:35
Play 46 Bulgaria Deserts Germany MaryAnn
00:20:30
Play 47 The Central Empires Whine for Peace MaryAnn
00:16:53
Play 48 Battles in the Air MaryAnn
00:21:00
Play 49 Health and Happiness of the American Forces MaryAnn
00:19:43
Play 50 The Pirates of the Under-Seas MaryAnn
00:15:01
Play 51 Approaching the Final Stage MaryAnn
00:05:34
Play 52 Last Days of the War MaryAnn
00:10:26
Play 53 The Drastic Terms of Surrender MaryAnn
00:27:37
Play 54 Peace at Last MaryAnn
00:20:26
Play 55 America's Position in Peace and War MaryAnn
00:40:34
Play 56 The War by Years MaryAnn
00:11:34
Play 57 Behind America's Battle Line MaryAnn
00:30:24
Play 58 General Pershing's Own Story MaryAnn
00:39:08
Play 59 President Wilson's Review of the War MaryAnn
00:16:05
Play 60 Summarized Chronology of the War MaryAnn
00:47:06