The Complete Illustrated History of World War One: A concise reference guide to the great war that shaped the 20th century, from the State of Europe in 1914 to the horror of the trenches and from the October Revolution to the breaking of the Hindenburg Li

The Complete Illustrated History of World War One: A concise reference guide to the great war that shaped the 20th century, from the State of Europe in 1914 to the horror of the trenches and from the October Revolution to the breaking of the Hindenburg Li

by Ian Westwell

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The Complete Illustrated History of World War One: A concise reference guide to the great war that shaped the 20th century, from the State of Europe in 1914 to the horror of the trenches and from the October Revolution to the breaking of the Hindenburg Li by Ian Westwell

This wide-ranging book begins with the state ofEurope before the war then embarks on four majorchapters chronicling the war a year at a time. Majorbattles are interspersed with spreads detailing theweapons and tactics used. A final chapter looks atthe aftermath of war and the newly emergingEuropean states. All aspects of the conflict arecovered, from common illnesses through to the useof propaganda and atrocities on all sides. Key factboxes delve into the lives of the political leaders,generals and fighters, and also discuss the politicalmovements which flourished.The story of World War I is told in an accessiblestyle, supplemented with more than 500photographs, maps and battle plans, making this theperfect book for both general and specialist readers. • A description of every major battle on land and atsea detailing military strategy, successes and failuresillustrated with campaign maps and battle plans • Covers the most successful weapons of war fromdreadnoughts and anti-aircraft guns to U-boats andheavy field artillery, with specification boxesproviding key technical details on each weapon • Focuses on the military figures who shaped thecourse of the war from Generals Douglas Haig andAlexei Brusinov to Paul von Hindenberg and onpolitical leaders such as David Lloyd George, KaiserWilhelm II and President Woodrow Wilson • A highly readable popular history of the militaryand political events of World War One, illustratedwith more than 500 photographs, maps and plans

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754818533
Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 11/15/2008
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,284,081
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ian Westwell has been involved in publishing in a variety ofeditorial capacities for nearly twenty-five years and hasworked on books, magazines and part-works. He hascompleted numerous articles and more than fifteen books onall aspects of military history. His most recent publicationsinclude Condor Legion: The Wehrmacht Training Ground andWorld War I: Day by Day.

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