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The Resource The war lords and the Gallipoli disaster : how globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War, Nicholas A. Lambert

The war lords and the Gallipoli disaster : how globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War, Nicholas A. Lambert

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The war lords and the Gallipoli disaster : how globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War
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The war lords and the Gallipoli disaster
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how globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War
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Nicholas A. Lambert
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How globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War
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eng
Summary
"This book offers a new history of an old subject-the genesis of Britain's disastrous 1915 Dardanelles campaign. It also offers a new history of a new subject-the strategic implications of globalization-because in order to comprehend the former, it is necessary to grasp the latter. Thanks to the development of the international wheat market during the late nineteenth century, the British government came to realize that the national dependence upon imported food had become the Achilles Heel of the British Empire. The book then shows how the disruption of the global wheat trade during the early months of the First World War exceeded the government's worst nightmare. By January 1915, the rising price of bread and consequent threat of social unrest required a political response. It came in the form of a seemingly unrelated event: the disastrous British attack at Gallipoli in the spring of 1915. Contrary to all previous narratives which argue this was done for the military-strategic objective of relieving pressure on the Western Front, this books demonstrates that the British Government authorized the attack for mainly political-economic reasons: to open the flow of grain from Russia through the Dardanelles in order to bring down the politically dangerous level of bread prices in Britain, and to enable Russia to export wheat and so earn foreign exchange that would obviate the need for huge British loans to support its war effort. In so doing, the book offers a case study of grand strategic policy-making under pressure"--
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1967-
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Lambert, Nicholas A.
Dewey number
940.4/26
Index
index present
LC call number
D568.3
LC item number
.L36 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in international history series
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Wheat trade
  • Wheat trade
  • Great Britain
  • Economics
  • Food supply
  • Military campaigns
  • Wheat trade
  • Great Britain
  • Russia
  • Turkey
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The war lords and the Gallipoli disaster : how globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War, Nicholas A. Lambert
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-334) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Seven Days in January
  • Not Such a Bargain
  • The Fortunes of War
  • This Wicked Gamble
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Britannia's Achilles Heel
  • War in a Globalized World
  • The Turkish Irritant
  • The Beggar Giant
  • The Military and Diplomatic Strands
  • The Political Economic Strands
  • Two Problems, One Solution
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1202731160
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780197545201
Lccn
2020041222
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The war lords and the Gallipoli disaster : how globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War, Nicholas A. Lambert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seven Days in January
  • Not Such a Bargain
  • The Fortunes of War
  • This Wicked Gamble
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Britannia's Achilles Heel
  • War in a Globalized World
  • The Turkish Irritant
  • The Beggar Giant
  • The Military and Diplomatic Strands
  • The Political Economic Strands
  • Two Problems, One Solution
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1202731160
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780197545201
Lccn
2020041222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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