The First World War (Paperback)
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The First World War (Paperback)

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Paperback 640 Pages / Published: 10/10/2008
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'One of the first books that anyone should read in beginning to try to understand this war and this century' New York Times Book Review

It was to be the war to end all wars, and it began at 11.15 on the morning of June 28, 1914, in an outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire called Sarajevo. It would end officially almost five years later. Unofficially, it has never ended: The horrors we live with today were born in the First World War.

It left millions - civilians and soldiers - maimed or dead. And it left us with new technologies of death: tanks, planes, and submarines; reliable rapid-fire machine guns, poison gas and chemical warfare. It introduced us to unrestricted war on civilians and mistreatment of prisoners. Most of all, it changed our world. In its wake, empires toppled, monarchies fell, whole populations lost their national identities as political systems and geographic boundaries realigned. Instabilities were institutionalised, enmities enshrined. Manners, mores, codes of behaviour, literature, education and class distinctions - all underwent a vast sea change. In all these ways, the twentieth century can be said to have been born on the morning of June 28, 1914.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409102793
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 988 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 45 mm


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Written by one of our generation's most respected historians, it charts the Great War from its inception with a rigorous attention to dates, facts and statistics but coloured in with human perspective and poetry * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH *
One of the first books that anyone should read in beginning to try to understand this war and this century * New York Times Book Review *
Written by one of our generation's most respected historians, it charts the Great War from its inception with a rigorous attention to dates, facts and statistics but coloured in with human perspective and poetry * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH *

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