The First World War was “total war” on an unprecedented scale. Industrialized nations engaged in mechanized warfare, deploying new and terrifying weapons: airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, giant warships, and poison gas. Using archival photos, maps, and drawings, this fact-packed book explains to children what happened and why, and tells the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.
John Malam is a children’s author specializing in nonfiction. He has written more than 200 books including many history titles. John is a National Literacy Trust Reading Champion, recognized for his work in encouraging reading among young people, particularly boys. He has a background in history and archaeology and lives in Cheshire, England.