The First World War

The First World War

The war to end all wars

General Military
  • Author: Geoffrey Jukes, Michael Hickey, Peter Simkins
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 Jun 2013
  • ISBN: 9781472804235
  • Format: eBook (ePub)
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A comprehensive overview of World War I, from its causes to the trench-scarred battlefields of the Western Front and final Armistice, this enhanced eBook tells the story of the 'War to end all Wars', uniquely illustrated with atmospheric contemporary film footage. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the mud of Ypres and the flies and dust of Gallipoli are all covered in this fascinating history, which examines not only the Western Front but also the titanic struggle between Imperial Germany and Russia, and the often overlooked Mediterranean front. It also explores the dramatic innovations in weapons and techniques not least aircraft, tanks and dreaded poison gas - as stalemate led to invention. With a foreword by Professor Hew Strachan and video footage provided by Images of War, this book is a unique and informative look at the progress of the conflict that engulfed the world from 1914 to 1918.

Biographical Note

The War Archive is an extensive and singularly unique library of original film footage from the 20th century. The archive spans the two world wars and includes the years leading up to the war of 1914-18 and through to the Korean War in the 1950s. More than 200 hours from USA, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and Japan have been transferred from the original film to both digital and analogue tape, and cover virtually all significant relevant events in some considerable detail. In addition, the archive also includes 30 hours of original German Newsreels (Deutches Wochenschau) from World War II.

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