The First World War was the world's first 'total war'. Although large-scale wars like the Napoleonic wars had ranged across many territories, the scale of the First World War was unprecedented. It was also the first war between modern, industrialised nations and mechanised warfare saw new and terrifying weapons deployed for the first time, including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, giant warships and poison gas. Now, on the verge of the centenary of the start of the First World War, this fact-packed information book relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.
John Malam, with support from the Imperial War Museum, has produced a fantastic picture book which covers the bases in a brisk but elegant fashion. It contains photographs, documents, maps, posters, paintings and pithy fact boxes. Vital reading for anyone aged 7-107. --The Times
Clever use of photographs, newspaper cuttings and clearly laid out text gives a concise but incisive account of the elements of the war with just enough depth to be informative without being overwhelming. --Ham & High 31 07 14
Hardcover: 72 pages Publisher: Carlton Kids (13 Feb. 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1783120215 ISBN-13: 978-1783120215 Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 25.4 x 29.2 cm