The Story of the First World War
Written by Paul Dowswell
Illustrated by Ian McNee
Part of the The Story of Series
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An excellent introductory history of the First World War told in short, accessible chapters, this describes some of the key moments of the conflict and some of the reasons why it was so much more devastating than had been anticipated. Opening with the then widespread belief at the time that it would be ‘over by Christmas’ key military moments such as the zeppelin campaign, the Battle of Jutland and the devastating battle of the Somme are described as well as the unlikely but true events including the famous football match on Christmas Day 1914.
The Story of the First World War by Paul Dowswell
It looks at the causes of the war, its great battles and catastrophes, as well as how the war affected nations and people all over the world. It features pages that are brought to life through vivid illustrations and original photographs, as well as timelines, maps and fact boxes.
This is a fascinating account of one the most destructive conflicts the world has ever known, published in association with the Imperial War Museums.
'Includes a wealth of information in an easily accessible form and looks at the causes of the war and describes vividly what it was like to fight in it' - Guardian Children's Books
About the Author
Interest Age: 9+
More books by Paul Dowswell
Usborne Publishing Ltd
1st January 2014
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