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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.
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.
|Publication date:||1st January 2014|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||History, Warfare / Battles|
|Other Categories:||The First World War|
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