Roger Chickering & Stig Förster, eds.

Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

This volume analyzes the First World War in light of the concept of "total war," particularly the systematic erosion of the distinction between the military and civilian spheres. Leading scholars from Europe and North America explore the efforts of soldiers and statesmen, industrialists and financiers, professionals and civilian activists to adjust to the titanic, pervasive pressures that the military stalemate on the western front imposed on belligerent and neutral societies.