By Jon E. Lewis
The 1st international conflict in brilliant, own element, within the voices of these who lived it.
Even a hundred years on from the 1st global warfare it haunts us nonetheless. No different clash has printed so dramatically the senselessness of conflict, and none has formed the trendy global to a similar quantity, from its impression at the Russian Revolution and the increase of Hitler to the ultimate break-up of the British Empire and the supremacy of the United States. those compelling eyewitness debts - over one hundred eighty of them - of the battle to finish All Wars conceal each part of the conflict, from the Flanders trenches to the staffrooms of the Imperial German military, from T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') within the wilderness to German figher ace the pink Baron within the air, and from English Land women to German U-boat crews within the North Atlantic. There are contributions from all combatant countries, together with the united kingdom, united states, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Australia, Russia, Serbia, and India and the booklet contains a certain timeline and maps.
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A Brief History of the First World War: Eyewitness Accounts of the War to End All Wars, 1914-18 by Jon E. Lewis