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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

Abstract

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 shows how the disruption of the global wheat trade during the early month ... More

Keywords: Gallipoli, Dardanelles, World War I, First World War wheat, international trade, market manipulation, globalization economic warfare, grand strategy, civil–military relations, food security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197545201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197545201.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas A. Lambert, author
independent scholar