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From its origins to its terrible legacy, the tortuous course of the Great War is vividly set out in a series of 174 fascinating maps. Together the maps form a comprehensive and compelling picture of the war that shattered Europe, and illustrate its military, social, political and economic aspects. Beginning with the tensions that already existed, the atlas covers:
- the early months of the war: from the fall of Belgium to the fierce fighting at Ypres and Tannenberg:
- the developing war in Europe: from Gallipoli to the horrors of the Somme and Verdun
- life at the front: from living underground, the trench system and the mud of Passchendaele to the war graves
- technology and the new horrors: from phosgene gas attacks to submarines, tanks and mines
- the home fronts: from German food riots to the air defence of Britain, the Russian Revolution and the collapse of Austria-Hungary
- the aftermath: from war debts and war deaths to the new map of Europe.
This third edition contains an entirely new section depicting the visual remembrance of the war; a fascinating visitors' guide to the memorials that commemorate the tragedy of the Somme.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Prelude to war Section 2: 1914: The early months of war Section 3:1815 Section 4: 1916 Section 5: The war in the air Section 6: The war at sea Section 7: 1917 Section 8: 1918 Section 9: The world at war Section 10: Aftermath Section 11: Memorials and Remembrance: the Somme