A GENERAL SKETCH OF THE EUROPEAN WAR THE FIRST PHASE BY HILAIRE BELLOC
Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (July 27, 1870–July 16, 1953) was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. This book first published in 1915, covers: THE GENERAL CAUSES OF THE WAR. (1) The German Object (2) Conflict produced by the Contrast of this German Attitude or Will with the Wills of Other Nations (3) Prussia (4) Austria (5) The Particular Causes of the War (6) The Immediate Occasion of the War PART II. THE FORCES OPPOSED. (1) The Geographical position of the Belligerents The Geographical Advantages and disadvantages of the Germanic Body The Geographical Advantages and Disadvantages of the Allies (2) The Opposing Strengths The Figures of the First Period, say to October 1-31, 1914 The Figures of the Second Period, say to April 15-June 1, 1915 (3) The Conflicting Theories of War PART III. THE FIRST OPERATIONS. (1) The Battle of Metz (2) Lemberg (3) Tannenberg (4) The Spirits in Conflict. Includes numerous maps and diagrams.