World War I - The Definitive Visual Guide (Book) Review

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World War I - The Definitive Visual Guide

Released: 3rd March 2014
RRP: £25.00
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Author: R G Grant
Type: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1409347613
Pages: 360

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This illustrated guide to the First World War vividly portrays the conflicts of the war on land, sea and in the skies in a way that words sometimes cannot, with a timely publication to coincide with centenary commemorations of the Great War. The book uncovers details of the tension in Europe in the run-up to the war, the epic battles, such as those at Gallipoli, the Somme and Ypres, and the stalemate that broke out after either side failed to achieve victory in 1914. The contents pages give a useful description of the chapters that follow. The book has everything from key battles to political and economic forces, as well as the technological advances of warfare, such as the introduction of chlorine gas that left many slowly drowning and the development of artillery as it adapted to the different elements of war. A timeline illustrates the war as it unfolded over the years and across countries, providing an overview of developments, while maps, photography and key artefacts bring the war and its changing technologies to life. In addition are personal eyewitness accounts and in-depth profiles of key leaders.

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