The History of World War I Paperback / softback
On the 28th June 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo.
This provided the trigger for the start of the bloodiest war the world had seen to date.
Nicknamed the War to end all Wars, World War 1 saw over 70 million military personnel mobilized.
Four years later over nine million of these would be dead, along with approximately seven million non-combatants. The History of World War I chronicles that Great War in its many locations and in its many forms, from the exhausting heat of the African desert to the fields of France, and from the spectacular Battle of Jutland to the desperate attacks and counter-attacks of trench warfare.
Throughout the book runs a continuous timeline, month by month identifying the events in each theatre of war.
This is illustrated with more than 400 photographs and maps, with data tables, biographies of the main leaders and generals, and assessments of the armies, their weapons and personnel.
In addition to the military history there are sections on new weapons such as U-boats, zeppelins and tanks, civilians at war, the rise in importance of air power, the Armistice and the creation of the League of Nations. Clear, concise and painstakingly researched, it makes the ideal companion to major histories and other media, a quick and easy reference for experts and enthusiasts alike.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Worth Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2018
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9781849311540