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The Great War: An Illustrated History

Phil Carradice

Published April 19th 2011
ISBN : 9781848688810
Paperback
160 pages
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The Great War: an illustrated history is a history of World War One told through nearly 150 illustrations relating to the war, each accompanied by an in depth caption.Topics to be covered include the causes of the war, and the early months,MoreThe Great War: an illustrated history is a history of World War One told through nearly 150 illustrations relating to the war, each accompanied by an in depth caption.Topics to be covered include the causes of the war, and the early months, particularly recruitment and training. It also covers the early trenches, and the Belgian and French involvement. Specific attention is given to the German view and the stalemate as the war bogged down, including trench life, and the major battles, including Ypres and the Somme.The book also covers the war on other fronts, especially Gallipoli, the Home Front including the role of women and the war at sea particularly the Battle of Jutland and the role of convoys. Finally, it covers the war in the air, messages from the Front, postcards sent by serving soldiers and the art and poetry from the war years leading up to the final months including victory celebrations and the Peace Treaty.Particular emphasis will be paid to the new inventions of the war years - tanks, submarines, aircraft - and also the way that soldiers lived. The book will examine the way trenches were constructed, their rest periods etc. Most of the illustrations will be real photographic postcards but there will be some artist drawn cards plus some ephemera.This unique book will be a must for all those with an interest in the Great War, particularly as it tells the story of the war through its postcards rather than text.