An Overview of World War I

An Overview of World War I

by Jim Whiting
     
 
When the Great War began in August 1914, many people thought it would be over by Christmas. Instead it lasted for more than four years and claimed millions of lives.
The most dominant feature of the conflict was the seemingly endless miles of trenches that faced each other, often just a few hundred yards apart. The only way of attacking was through brutal frontal

Overview

When the Great War began in August 1914, many people thought it would be over by Christmas. Instead it lasted for more than four years and claimed millions of lives.
The most dominant feature of the conflict was the seemingly endless miles of trenches that faced each other, often just a few hundred yards apart. The only way of attacking was through brutal frontal assaults. Often thousands of men died in a few hours. When they weren't fighting, men lived in subhuman conditions in the trenches.
Many people hoped that the horrors of the Great War would make it the “war to end all wars.” It wasn't. The victorious Allies imposed very harsh terms on the defeated Germans. These terms led directly to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the outbreak of World War II just twenty years later.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-Considering the complexity of the topics, these titles do a remarkable job of presenting brief, understandable discussions. Five chapters each conclude with an FYI page featuring a person or topic, such as "The Battle of Jutland" (World War I) and "Drugstores as Social Centers" (Scopes Trial). Vintage photos add interest, but captions mostly repeat the texts. World War I has at least three typographical errors. These titles could be considered as general purchases, but more than likely should be for specific needs.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584154716
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Monumental Milestones Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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