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The Illustrated History of World War I

Andrew Wiest

The first truly total war, the ‘war to end all wars’, shocked the world with its scale and brutality. Men from both sides went to war in August 1914 expecting to be home by Christmas, but on the Western and... Read moreRead less

The first truly total war, the ‘war to end all wars’, shocked the world with its scale and brutality. Men from both sides went to war in August 1914 expecting to be home by Christmas, but on the Western and Italian Fronts troops became locked in a grim stalemate of trench warfare. For the first time, advances in both agricultural and industrial production had made it possible to equip and sustain mass armies for years in the field. The Illustrated History of World War I describes a conflict that began with a naval arms race in the early 1900s, and ended in 1918 with the deaths of nearly 23 million soldiers of all nations. As many more would die in the influenza pandemic that raged after the fighting had ceased. The war brought great social, political and military change. The innocence of the Victorian world was gone, replaced by an era of uncertainty. With the aid of more than 250 black-and-white photographs and full-colour artworks, The Illustrated History of World War I recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. Including full colour maps of specific actions and campaigns and feature boxes explaining important events and personalities involved in the conflict, The Illustrated History of World War Iprovides a graphic and compelling account of the first truly modern war.

Format: 244 x 186mm hb
Extent: 256pp
Word count: 60,000
Illustrations: 330 photos and artworks
ISBN: 9781782741374

Andrew Wiest

Andrew Wiest is University Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi and Founding Director of the university's Dale Center for the Study of War and Society. He is author of many books including The Illustrated History of World War I and The Boys of '67, and co-author of Campaigns of World War II: The Pacific War, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam... Read moreRead less

‘The very finest introduction to World War I I have so far read. This eclipses all the other titles in terms of explaining what happened before the war and how it came to start. The illustrations are simply superb, and the entire book is mesmerising. Fantastic.’

Books Monthly, August 2014

‘The book looks at the many intertwined aspects of this complex war, describing the various battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, on sea and in the air.’

Military Machines International

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