The Imperial War Museum was founded during the First World War, to record and commemorate that conflict for future generations. In 2014 IWM revisits its roots, leading the centenary commemorations with a GBP35m new gallery and a national programme of events. This book draws on the unparalleled expertise and archives of the museum to tell the story of the First World War in the most modern, most accessible, most compelling way possible. Mirroring the approach taken in the museum's ground-breaking new GBP35m gallery, it tells the story from 1900 to 1918, and even beyond, tracing the consequences of the war into the 1920s. And it's not afraid to overturn some cherished myths along the way. Featuring stunning photography and newly researched personal stories, The First World War is an unmissable testament and tribute to an event that still shapes our lives today.