The First World War: the war to end all wars

Peter Simkins, Geoffrey Jukes and Michael Hickey

Raging for over four years across the tortured landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the First World War changed the face of warfare forever. Characterised by slow, costly advances and fierce attrition, the great battles of The Somme, Verdun and Ypres incurred human loss on a scale never previously imagined.

This book, with a foreword by British Professor Hew Strachan, covers the fighting on all fronts, from Flanders to Tannenberg and from Italy to Palestine. A series of moving extracts from personal letters, diaries and journals bring to life the experiences of soldiers and civilians caught up in the war. It includes a chronology and chapters on The Western Front 1914-1916, The Western Front 1917-1918, The Eastern Front 1914-1918, and The Mediterranean Front 1914-1923.

Hard cover, photographs, 364 pages.