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Published by purnell and sons in bristol .
Written in English


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Pagination447p. :
Number of Pages447
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Open LibraryOL18446607M

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, David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive one-volume account of the conflict In the summer of Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives/5(). A photographic history of the first few months of the First World War, looking at just about everything apart from the fighting itself, so covers the pre-war period, the initial mobilisation, propaganda, key personalities of , the fate of Europe’s many refugees, ending with a look at Christmas , by which time it was clear the war. World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July to 11 November Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in : 28 July – 11 November , (4 years, . Buy First World War books from today. Find our best selection and offers online, with FREE Click & Collect or UK delivery.

World War I pitted Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire against Great Britain, the United States, France, Russia, Italy and Japan. New military technology resulted in unprecedented carnage. A world war is "a war engaged in by all or most of the principal nations of the world". While a variety of global conflicts have been subjectively deemed "world wars", such as the Cold War and the War on Terror, the term is widely and usually accepted only as it is retrospectively applied to two major international conflicts that occurred during the 20th century: World War I (–18) and.   Keegan's history of the First World War opens, unexpectedly, by talking about Adolf Hitler, and what I liked about this book was the way it presented as just the opening convulsions in a longer twentieth-century cataclysm to which it remains intimately connected.4/5.   A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, to , by G. J. Meyer For those looking for a comprehensive, well-organized, and thoughtful primer on one of the most complicated wars in human history, A World Undone is masterfully structured, accessible but still elegantly written, and full of lively facts and little-known stories. It may be Author: Molly Schoemann-Mccann.