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Great War : The Countdown to Global Conflict - Ian Welch

Great War

The Countdown to Global Conflict

By: Ian Welch


Published: 6th February 2014
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On 7 August 1914 the first British troops - 120,000 highly trained members of the regular Army formed the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) commanded by Field Marshal John French - landed in France. They had been deployed in response to the German invasion of Belgium which violated the Treaty of London (1839) and forced the British to declare war on Germany - the most destructive and deadliest conflict the world had ever seen. The chain of events that led to World War I was not immediately obvious to the average person on the streets as - in the days before television, rolling news or the use of radio as an entertainment and communication medium - there was only one way for people to hear about what was happening - from reading the daily papers. Through the remarkable Daily Mirror archive, we reveal the key factors in the outbreak of the Great War in a way that brings the era to life and reveals much that has been lost to the mists of time.

About the Author

Ian Welch is the author of numerous non-fiction books covering genres as diverse as sport, music, cold-blooded killers and historical publications on various aspects of the First and Second World Wars.

Drawing on the Daily Mirror's outstanding photographic archive combined with Haynes Publishing's wealth of experience, "The Great War: Countdown to Global Conflict" continues a hugely successful history series, telling the build up to a conflict that shocked the world. Superb photographs combine with informative commentary to present a vivid record of the events that led to the outbreak of hostilities. Fascinating insight into how seemingly insignificant events snowballed to start the world's first truly global conflict. Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war. Written and compiled by a best-selling author and writer of numerous history books.

ISBN: 9780857332059
ISBN-10: 0857332058
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 6th February 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 25.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.0