This is a unique study of the conflict of 1914-18 on land, sea and in the air, through maps, diagrams and illustrations.
Within the scope of some 250 maps, Arthur Banks has presented both broad general surveys of political and military strategy, and the most closely researched details of major individual campaigns and engagements.
These are supplemented by comprehensive analysis of military strengths and command structures and illustrations.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 340 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 13/09/2000
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780850527919
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Review by joysgood
A well done volume, but a bit of a dissappointment. The map scales do not give enough detail to be really useful. The book is an excellant overview of the war, and will serve non-military historians well. But it does not cover the actions at a scale that is usefull for understanding the military actions.
Review by Mastermaul
A wonderfully comprehensive visual guide to the Great War. A professional historian looking for large-scale technical maps may want to look elsewhere, but as a reference for the average person with an interest in the period it is indispensable. All the maps are well illustrated and crisp, and the author makes a point of marking points of interest and describing important events relating to the map being shown. Covers the entire war, including the preceding Balkan conflicts. Naval and aerial operations documented and illustrated. As a neat bonus, there are added profiles of equipment and vehicles of the war (along the lines of "Four Important Tanks" or "Trench Equipment") which are also extremely detailed, accurate, and well-labeled. Large, two page overviews introduce every section to give the reader a context of the conflict at that time. Completely unbiased.Even though it's an "atlas", so much information is contained in this volume that one could gain a general overview of the conflict as a whole, at least in a broad sense. Definitely recommended - only downside is the rather high price a copy tends to sell for.