50 Things You Should Know About the First World War

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-07-01
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
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The story of the War, brought to life through illustrations, photographs, diaries, and newspaper reports.

In this illustrated exploration of World War I, readers discover what caused the war and why it eventually affected every corner of the globe.

The key battles, events, and figures are all explored and recounted in succinct and easy-to understand text while illustrations and photographs bring the past vividly back to life.

Author Biography

Born in London in 1944, Jim Eldridge left school at 16 and held a variety of jobs before eventually training as a teacher. He became a full-time scriptwriter and author in 1978 and has since written over 90 books with sales totaling over three million copies. The author of the best-selling My Story history series, published by Scholastic, he lives in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction: European Royal families & the 'Arms Race'
Introduction: Balkan Wars
The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
Schlieffen Plan: German Troops Enter Belgium
Mons and Horses
The Battle of Tannenberg
Marne, and Attempts to Take Paris
The Race to the Sea and Ypres
Trench Systems
Anglo-Indian Forces Land in Mesopotamia
German Navy Attacks British Seaside
The Christmas Football Truce
The War in Africa
Japan’s Involvement
Life in the Trenches
Poison Gases Used
Guns & Artillery
Gallipoli Landings
The War at Sea
Carrier Pigeons; Code-breakers; Radio Communication
Women at War
War Wounds and Medicine
Home Fronts & Civilian Impact
Conscription/Joining Up
The Battle of Jutland
The Italian Front
The Somme
Propaganda and Censorship
America Joins the War
Vimy Ridge (Canadians)
Who’s Who: The Allies
Who’s Who: The Central Powers
The War in the East
The Mines of Messines
China Joins the War
Russia Withdraws from the War
War in the Skies
Spring Offensive
The Hundred Days
Kaiser Flees and Abdicates
The Armistice
The Surrender of the Last German forces in Africa
Allies Take Palestine and Defeat Ottoman Empire
The Treaty of Versailles
After-effects of War
Remembering the Fallen

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