Why was World War I so devastating, and how had Europe become so divided into armed camps? Why did the United States get involved, and what was its role in the war?
The Living Through series relates the overall chronology of major wars and shows their impact on everyday lives. What have been the main events, and who were the significant leaders and participants in the war? What was the strategic and technological nature of the conflicts, what happened to people on both sides, and why are the consequences of these wars still felt today?
About the Author
As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber has written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales.
Table of Contents
The War's Origins 4
The Daredanelles and Gallipoli 18
The Eastern Front 22
The War at Sea 28
The Western Front 34
The Changing Nature of Warefare 42
The United States Enters the war 48
The Home Front 54
The end of the war 60
What have we learned? 66
Notes on Sources 73
Find out more 77