The First World War in 100 Objects The Story of the Great War Told Through the Objects That Shaped It

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-06-05
  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch

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Trace the history of the first truly global conflict through this collection of 100 iconic items, from posters, hats, and a soldier’s bible to a battleship, tunnel, and POW camp.
Archduke Ferdinand’s car. A rum jar. And rifles, helmets, and barbed wire. Written by a renowned expert on World War One, this fully international book takes an unusual approach to understanding the bloody conflict. It examines 100 objects from the era, ranging from the gas mask, zeppelin, and Churchill's famous cigar to personal possessions that tell poignant stories of those who fought, suffered, and died. Offering a unique perspective on “the war to end all wars,” these objects are accompanied by short essays that highlight their significance.


Author Biography

Professor Gary Sheffield is the foremost authority on World War One and his books have been published in the US, Canada, France, Germany, and Japan, as well as being bestsellers in the UK. He frequently leads parties to historic battlefields, specializing in the Western Front and Gallipoli, and the World War II battlefields of France and Italy. His books include Forgotten Victory: The First World War—Myths and Realities (Headline Review), The Somme (Phoenix), and Douglas Haig: War Diaries and Letters 1914–18 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), edited with John Bourne.

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