The Illustrated History of World War One: An Authoritative Chronological Account of the Military and (BOK)
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This title includes special features on all of the key battles and engagements on land and at sea, detailing military strategies, successes and failures. It chronicles the course of each year of the war, and details the major events, including the battle of the Marne, the first day of the Somme, the race to the sea, and the stalemate on the Italian front. It offers fascinating fact boxes that highlight the lives of important political leaders and generals, such as Alexei Brusilov, Henri-Philippe Petain, Douglas Haig, David Lloyd George and President Woodrow Wilson. It is illustrated with over 350 compelling and evocative photographs taken during World War One, and featuring informative maps and battle plans. World War One was a global military conflict that embroiled most of the world's great powers. This engaging and poignant book is divided into seven chapters, one on each of the five years of the war, plus an introductory chapter on its origins, and a concluding chapter on its aftermath and legacy. Special feature boxes cover key personalities and points of significant interest. The first battle of Ypres, battles in Champagne and Artois, the winter offensive against Russia, and the breaking of the Hindenburg line are all discussed in detail. The history of World War One is told here through an expert but accessible text, making this a fascinating reference book ideal for both general and specialist readers.
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