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The Resource A higher form of killing : six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare, Diana Preston

A higher form of killing : six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare, Diana Preston

Label
A higher form of killing : six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare
Title
A higher form of killing
Title remainder
six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare
Statement of responsibility
Diana Preston
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An acclaimed historian chronicles the birth of weapons of mass destruction during World War I, including the use of poison gas by the Germans at Ypres, the torpedoes that sunk the Lusitania and an aerial bombardment of London by a zeppelin
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, Diana
Dewey number
940.4/21
Index
index present
LC call number
UF505.G3
LC item number
P74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lusitania (Steamship)
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Ypres, 2nd Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1915
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Airships
  • Just war doctrine
  • War (Philosophy)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
A higher form of killing : six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare, Diana Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
'A Flash Of Lightening From The North' -- 'Humanising War' -- 'The Law Of Facts' -- 'A Scrap of Paper' -- 'The Worst Of Contrabands' -- 'England Will Burn' -- 'A Most Effective Weapon' -- 'Something That Puts People Permanently Out Of Action' -- Operation Disinfection -- 'This Filty Loathsome Pestilence' -- Solomon's Temple -- 'They Got Us This Time Alright' -- 'Wilful Murder' -- 'Too Proud To Fight' -- 'The Very Earth Shook' -- 'Order, Counter-Order, Disorder!' -- 'A Gift of Love' -- 'Do You Know Anything About Gas?' -- 'Zepp And A Portion Of Clouds' -- 'Remember The Lusitania' -- 'Each One Must Fight On To The End' -- 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction'
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781620402122
Lccn
2014019999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles photographs
System control number
  • sky262020362
  • (OCoLC)884961513
  • 889416
Label
A higher form of killing : six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare, Diana Preston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
'A Flash Of Lightening From The North' -- 'Humanising War' -- 'The Law Of Facts' -- 'A Scrap of Paper' -- 'The Worst Of Contrabands' -- 'England Will Burn' -- 'A Most Effective Weapon' -- 'Something That Puts People Permanently Out Of Action' -- Operation Disinfection -- 'This Filty Loathsome Pestilence' -- Solomon's Temple -- 'They Got Us This Time Alright' -- 'Wilful Murder' -- 'Too Proud To Fight' -- 'The Very Earth Shook' -- 'Order, Counter-Order, Disorder!' -- 'A Gift of Love' -- 'Do You Know Anything About Gas?' -- 'Zepp And A Portion Of Clouds' -- 'Remember The Lusitania' -- 'Each One Must Fight On To The End' -- 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction'
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781620402122
Lccn
2014019999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles photographs
System control number
  • sky262020362
  • (OCoLC)884961513
  • 889416

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