The First World War seems to have touched almost every family in Britain. Most people will have had a relative in their family tree that served in the armed forces between 1914 and 1918. Unfortunately this is no longer living memory but has slipped into recorded history. There is now resurgence in interest as the centenary is commemorated and many people realize they know so little about the war that was supposed to end all wars. How did it start? Why was Britain involved? Who were our allies? What were the major battles? The reader will find this concise book valuable in grasping many of the important facets of the war. Spread across different continents were many different armies fighting for one alliance or another. This book attempts to give a flavour of the scale of war giving facts about people, their battles and their weapons of war and of course the human tragedy.
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About the Author
Neil Michael O'Mara was born and raised in Yorkshire, England but currently lives in a rural village in Cheshire where he has lived for over twenty years. He is the author of 'The Bonnie Blue Conspiracy' and 'Beware the Corn Woman' both thrillers set in the United States. However, one of his interests is history and in particular the history of the First World War. His great uncle was captured but died of wounds during the Spring Offensive and his grandfather was taken prisoner on the Somme. Indeed the author has visited the battlefields around Ypres in Belgium and the Somme in France. To this end the author wanted to mark the centenary of the First World War and decided to write 'Over 100 Facts WW1'.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was hopeful for more details but it is a good read. It had to be difficult to reduce the war to 28 pages.