The First World War examines the outbreak, events themselves and aftermath of the Great War, and the political, social and economic effects on the European countries involved. Important themes explored include :
* recruitment and propaganda
* women's involvement in the war
* protest and pacifism
* the links between the war and the revolutions in Russia and Germany.
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