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The Guns of August Download ê 108 Historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I With attention to. General Joffre signed the order that would be read to the troops when the bugles blew next morning Ordinarily the French language especially in public pronouncements reuires an effort if it is not to sound splendid but this time the words were flat almost tired the message hard and uncompromising Now as the battle is joined on which the safety of the country depends everyone must be reminded that this is no longer the time for looking back Every effort must be made to attack and throw back the enemy A unit which finds it impossible to advance must regardless of cost hold its ground and be killed on the spot rather than fall back In the present circumstances no failure will be tolerated That was all the time for splendor was past It did not shout Forward or summon men to glory After the first thirty days of war in 1914 there was a premonition that little glory lay ahead Barbara Tuchman The Guns of August Let s start with a couple items First there is nothing left to be said about Barbara Tuchman s The Guns of August Second that is not going to stop me The Guns of August is not only the most famous book written about World War I it is one of the most famous history books on any topic whatsoever It won the Pulitzer became a bestseller was name checked by politicians and still provides a tidy sum to Tuchman s heirs and designees Even today if you do a general search for World War I on this is the first thing to pop up even though it was originally published in 1962 This actually isn t my first time reading this Ten years ago I tore through it during the weekend I was waiting for my bar exam results A weekend I hasten to add with not a little anxiety and cocktail consumption I m pretty sure I loved it I m also pretty sure it didn t penetrate very far I decided to read it again as part of my WWI centenary reading project to gauge if my vague decade ago recollections were correct They were This is an awesome book The Guns of August covers the first month of World War I as fighting erupts on both the Western and Eastern Fronts Famously however Tuchman begins in May 1910 with the sight of nine kings riding in the funeral of King Edward VII of England The crowd waiting in hushed and black clad awe could not keep back gasps of admiration In scarlet and blue and green and purple three by three the sovereigns rode through the palace gates with plumed helmets gold braids crimson sashes and jeweled orders flashing in the sun After them came five heirs apparent forty imperial or royal high nesses seven ueens four dowager and three regent and a scattering of special ambassadors from uncrowned countries Together they represented seventy nations in the greatest assemblage of royalty and rank ever gathered in one place and of its kind the lastTuchman uses the chapter on King Edward s funeral to give a brisk overview of the troublesome context that brought Europe to cataclysm in 1914 The next section covers the operational plans and purposes of the four main belligerents Germany wedded to the grand sweeping offensive devised by Schlieffen France haunted by defeat in the Franco Prussian War Great Britain blessed with a mighty navy and small Regular Army and Russia the feared steamroller with legions in numbers like the stars Each of these nations had engaged a delicate balancing act in which old friends became enemies old enemies became friends and all sides seemed simultaneously convinced that war would never come and war had to come Tuchman s setup is relatively uick In well less than 100 pages she broadly sketches the strategic situation at the time of Archduke Ferdinand s assassination in Sarajevo The July Crisis is handled even faster In a page in a half Tuchman dispenses with a fraught month over which thousands of gallons of ink have been expended This brings us to the heart of the book the events of August 1914 The early days of the month are spent on Great Britain s decision to uphold both Belgium neutrality and their tacit wink wink nudge nudge understanding with France Once Great Britain made it clear she would not sit on the sidelines German troops began crossing the border into Belgium beginning what Moltke called the struggle that will decide the course of history for the next hundred years Moltke otherwise a failure certainly pegged this right Thus begins the battle section of The Guns of August which comprises the bulk of the narrative Tuchman covers the siege of Liege the French thrust into Alsace the Battle of the Frontiers the arrival of the British Expeditionary Force the invasion of East Prussia by Russia and the Battle of Tannenberg When the book ends the pieces are all in place for the Battle of the Marne which transformed the conflict from a war of maneuver into a war of trenches barbed wire and mechanized slaughter You might have noticed the absence of events involving Austria Hungary or Serbia in that list For some reason they are almost entirely left out of the book Belgian troops fighting outside LiegeWorld War I battles are overwhelming I ve found that it s a rare author who can make them even partly imaginable Earlier battles like Waterloo or Gettysburg took place on comprehendible fields that you can walk to this day Not so with these titanic clashes Here you have fronts of 40 to 80 miles with armies of upwards of a million men Often times the recounting of these fights devolve into a confusing Roman numeral soup of Armies Corps and Divisions moving hither and yon crossing rivers and capturing intersections and moving through uaint little villages Unless you have a very good map sitting next to you it s nearly impossible for any but the most devoted to fully grasp all the troop movements Here Tuchman makes the wise choice to take a pretty macro view of the battles usually at the Corps level Even so it can be a lot to absorb Moreover her choice to look at things with a wide angle lens means that the proceedings are filtered through the eyes of God and the generals rather than the tactile experiences of soldiers As military history this might come up a bit short But in other areas Tuchman excels She is excellent at the personalities bringing a dry sardonic wit to the characters populating this crowded stage Take for instance her brilliant evocation of General Joseph Joffre the French Commander in Chief Every morning at eight o clock Joffree presided at meetings of the section chiefs a majestic and immobile arbiter but never the puppet of his entourage as outsiders misled by his silence and his bare desk supposed He kept no papers on his desk and no map on his wall he wrote nothing and said little Plans were prepared for him said Foch he weighs them and decides There were few who did not tremble in his presence Anyone who was five minutes late at his mess was treated to a thunderous frown and remained an outcast for the remainder of the meal Joffre ate in silence with a gourmet s entire devotion to the food He complained continuously of being kept in the dark by his staffHe used to rub his forehead murmuring Poor Joffre which his staff came to recognize as his way of refusing to do something that was being urged upon him He was angered by anyone who tried too openly to make him change his mind Like Talleyrand he disapproved of too much zealJoffre Lover of good food and rest Not to be confused with the evil boy king of the Seven KingdomsTuchman can be pretty sharp noting continuously how Joffre never missed a meal or an hour s sleep But at the same time she is sympathetic to the humanity of all involved She presents a very mechanistic view of the outbreak of war how dogmas like the cult of the offensive and master plans such as Schlieffen s right wing dictated the early stages At the same time she recognizes that these were only plans and that at any point someone could have changed them She also recognizes that many of these men were not capable of thatTuchman is also the master of the literary set piece Her opening paragraph uoted partially above is Exhibit A in how to hook a reader and deliver a scene Her handling of the escape of the German battle cruiser Goeben an incident Tuchman initially wanted to devote an entire book to is masterful and shows how individual decisions can greatly affect the outcome grand events The Goeben and the Breslau both escaped the Germans by entering the Dardanelles and presenting themselves to the Ottomans as a gift This helped pull the Ottoman Empire into the war on Germany s side What followed Gallipoli Sykes Picot has ramifications that are still felt today The Goeben sails off into historyFor whatever reason I had it in mind that this was a good WWI starter book Upon rereading I don t think that s the case It s fantastic but complex enough to reuire a bit of background reading in order to fully engage it I could go on but I ve already gone on longer than necessary It s all been said before The critics are right The Guns of August lives up to its lofty reputation Idaho order that would be read to the troops when the bugles blew next morning Ordinarily the French language especially in public pronouncements reuires an effort if it is not to sound splendid but this time the words were flat almost tired the message hard and uncompromising Now as the battle is joined Theodora Actress Empress Whore on which the safety Arizona of the country depends everyone must be reminded that this is no longer the time for looking back Every effort must be made to attack and throw back the enemy A unit which finds it impossible to advance must regardless Aztec of cost hold its ground and be killed Herzenstimmen on the spot rather than fall back In the present circumstances no failure will be tolerated That was all the time for splendor was past It did not shout Forward The Devil's Backbone or summon men to glory After the first thirty days Harrison Bergeron Etsa Album Esai Cerpen #2 of war in 1914 there was a premonition that little glory lay ahead Barbara Tuchman The 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anxiety and cocktail consumption I m pretty sure I loved it I m also pretty sure it didn t penetrate very far I decided to read it again as part A Dead Red Oleander A Dead Red #3 of my WWI centenary reading project to gauge if my vague decade ago recollections were correct They were This is an awesome book The Guns A Dead Red Cadillac A Dead Red #1 of August covers the first month The Better Man of World War I as fighting erupts Barefoot to Boots on both the Western and Eastern Fronts Famously however Tuchman begins in May 1910 with the sight The Hungry Tide of nine kings riding in the funeral Trotzdem ja zum Leben sagen Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager of King Edward VII Praying with Mother Teresa of England The crowd waiting in hushed and black clad awe could not keep back gasps Glennkill of admiration In scarlet and blue and green and purple three by three the sovereigns rode through the palace gates with plumed helmets gold braids crimson sashes and jeweled Snake TroubleGhost Trouble Young Childrens Fiction orders flashing in the sun After them came five heirs apparent forty imperial Mamaji or royal high nesses seven ueens four dowager and three regent and a scattering Rebel's Valiant Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles Dismounted of special ambassadors from uncrowned countries Together they represented seventy nations in the greatest assemblage The Bond of royalty and rank ever gathered in Nacido en pecado (Los MacAllister 3) one place and Belinda of its kind the lastTuchman uses the chapter Jakob von Gunten Ein Tagebuch on King Edward s funeral to give a brisk Obra poética overview Obra poética of the troublesome context that brought Europe to cataclysm in 1914 The next section covers the Goodbye, Columbus (CONTEMPORANEA) operational plans and purposes Ramona of the four main belligerents Germany wedded to the grand sweeping Amaneceres cautivos offensive devised by Schlieffen France haunted by defeat in the Franco Prussian War Great Britain 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days La guerra del fin del mundo of the month are spent Complex PTSD on Great Britain s decision to uphold both Belgium neutrality and their tacit wink wink nudge nudge understanding with France Once Great Britain made it clear she would not sit La romana on the sidelines German troops began crossing the border into Belgium beginning what Moltke called the struggle that will decide the course La sonrisa etrusca of history for the next hundred years Moltke The Indians Won otherwise a failure certainly pegged this right Thus begins the battle section The Eight of The Guns FoxfireConfessions of a Girl Gang of August which comprises the bulk The Journey of the Soul of the narrative Tuchman covers the siege Rebel Angels of Liege the French thrust into Alsace the Battle Brian's Winter of the Frontiers the arrival American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand of the British Expeditionary Force the invasion Reality Check of East Prussia by Russia and the Battle Greek Myths of Tannenberg When the 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The Guns of August Download ê 108 Fascinating detail and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters Ms Tuchman reveals for the first time just how the war started why and how. Well how d you do Private Willie McBride First Class do you mind if I sit down down here by your graveside It s so nice to rest for awhile in the warm summer sun I ve been walking all day and I m nearly done in Well So Willie I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen when you joined the glorious fallen 1916 a long time ago now Well I hope you died uick and I hope you died clean But Private Willie McBride it could have been slow and obscene Let s not think of that And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined And though you died back in 1916 to that loyal heart you d be forever nineteen Or some bollocks like that That s what they say isn t it Sorry to have to tell you but you re probably a stranger without even a name peering out from some forgotten glass pane in an old photograph in a drawer torn and tattered and stained or fading to yellow in a brown leather frame Well take a look around now It s a beautiful day The sun s shining down on these green fields of France Feel that Willie No I suppose you don t The warm wind blows gently and look the red poppies are dancing just like they re supposed to The trenches have all gone all ploughed under It s a lovely place now There s no gas and no barbed wire no guns firing now But I suppose here in this graveyard it s still No Man s Land see how many white crosses there are well I couldn t count them all But at least you re not alone Willie eh There was umpteen thousands like you But you know I can t help but wonder now Private Willie McBride First Class do all those who lie here know why they died I mean did you really believe that your war would end wars Because that s what they said You ll remember that Because you know the suffering the sorrow the glory the shame the killing the dying it was all done in vain Willie It all happened again And again and again and again and again Anyway that s enough from me I ll bid you good day I ve got another five miles to go Thanks for your timewith many apologies to Eric Bogle and his great song The Green Fields of France A Gentleman for Dry Creek of her subject and its characters Ms Tuchman reveals for the first time just how the war started why and how. Well how d you do Private Willie McBride First Class do you mind if I sit down down here by your graveside It s so nice to rest for awhile in the warm summer sun I ve been walking all day and I m nearly done in Well So Willie I see by your gravestone you were Bare It All only nineteen when you joined the glorious fallen 1916 a long time ago now Well I hope you died uick and I hope you died clean But Private Willie McBride it could have been slow and Trail of Evidence Capitol K 9 Unit #3 obscene Let s not think An Elusive Victorian The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace of that And did you leave a wife Architecture by Birds and Insects A Natural Art or a sweetheart behind In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined And though you died back in 1916 to that loyal heart you d be forever nineteen Or some bollocks like that That s what they say isn t it Sorry to have to tell you but you re probably a stranger without even a name peering A Bird in the House out from some forgotten glass pane in an Beyond Carnival Male Homosexuality in Twentieth Century Brazil Worlds of Desire The Chicago Series on Sexuality Gender and Culture old photograph in a drawer torn and tattered and stained Staging Tourism Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World or fading to yellow in a brown leather frame Well take a look around now It s a beautiful day The sun s shining down Microsociology Discourse Emotion and Social Structure on these green fields The Last Imaginary Place A Human History of the Arctic World of France Feel that Willie No I suppose you don t The warm wind blows gently and look the red poppies are dancing just like they re supposed to The trenches have all gone all ploughed under It s a lovely place now There s no gas and no barbed wire no guns firing now But I suppose here in this graveyard it s still No Man s Land see how many white crosses there are well I couldn t count them all But at least you re not alone Willie eh There was umpteen thousands like you But you know I can t help but wonder now Private Willie McBride First Class do all those who lie here know why they died I mean did you really believe that your war would end wars Because that s what they said You ll remember that Because you know the suffering the sorrow the glory the shame the killing the dying it was all done in vain Willie It all happened again And again and again and again and again Anyway that s enough from me I ll bid you good day I ve got another five miles to go Thanks for your timewith many apologies to Eric Bogle and his great song The Green Fields Lefty of France

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The Guns of August Download ê 108 It could have been stopped but wasn't A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know about THE GUNS OF AUGUST will not be forgott. A truly remarkable account of the first month of WWI If history were taught to high school students the way Barbara Tuchman presents it perhaps we would not be doomed to repeat it so often The Guns of August is a very readable account of how the Allies almost lost the war in the first 30 days through the bungling due to ego jealousy misunderstanding and territorial disputesThe Germans were not immune to senseless error theirs resulting from Teutonic belief in blindly following order and their insistence on the inferiority of any way but the German way How many global errors of these types are being made today by world military leaders and what will be the conseuences I was six years old when this book first came out and I remember it causing uite a stir amount my parents friends as they passed their one copy from couple to couple I spoke to my mother about it this weekend and she said her reaction to it was shock She and I agree that all we were taught about WWI was that Kaiser Wilhelm got too big for his britches some minor Prince got shot by a nutcase and Germany used it as an excuse to invade France England magnanimously came to France s rescue Not what happened Do read this even if you have to draw the battle plans out on graph paper like I did to understand parts of it So much of our 21st century world makes sense when you understand the beginning of the last century


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  • The Guns of August
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
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  • 04 June 2020
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