The definitive visual history of the people, politics and events of World War I
World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide is a fascinating portrait of a world at war, vividly portraying the conflicts of the Great War on land, sea and in the skies.
This history book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the First World War. You will uncover the details of the Great War's titanic battles such as Gallipoli, the Somme and Verdun that left an indelible mark on the collective memories of countries and that claimed a generation of young men. Discover how local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast conflict that was fought out to the bitter end. Find out about key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders and technological advances that influenced the course of the First World War. Timelines show you the war unfolding across countries, providing an overview of developments in all the theatres of war.
Packed with images, maps, portraits, key artefacts and unforgettable first person accounts, World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide is an uniquely accessible military history of one of the world's most devastating conflicts.
About the Author
R G Grant is a history writer who has published 40 books on historical topics, ranging from the American Revolution to the Cold War. His major works include the DK bestsellers Flight: 100 Years of Aviation, Battle, Battle at Sea and Commanders.
As you'd expect from a Dorling Kindersley book, each page is beautifully laid out, with quotes and easy-to-follow fact boxes, and if ever a subject benefited from this treatment it is World War I. -- Michael Hodges Event Magazine- The Mail on Sunday
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 3rd March 2014
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.6 x 25.9 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 2.17
Edition Number: 1