One hundred years after the Great War ended, its legacy is still felt around the globe. From its effects on geographical boundaries and political relationships to social advances and even the literature we read today, WWI "was the single event that more than any other can be said to have shaped the world in which we live."
To mark this year's centenary of the 1918 armistice, British military historian Gary Sheffield, in association with London's Imperial War Museum, has created this engrossing "scrapbook" of the historic global conflict. Photographs and maps accompany brief but informative chapters about key battles, unprecedented international engagement, the role of women during the war, trench life, the war's aftermath, and more. The First World War
is essential reading for history buffs, offering valuable insight for readers on both sides of the Pond. (KG)