From its origins to its terrible legacy, the tortuous course of the Great War is vividly set out in a series of 174 fascinating maps. Together the maps form a comprehensive and compelling picture of the war that shattered Europe, and illustrate its military, social, political and economic aspects. Beginning with the tensions that already existed, the atlas covers:
This third edition contains an entirely new section depicting the visual remembrance of the war; a fascinating visitors' guide to the memorials that commemorate the tragedy of the Somme.
‘As a History teacher this particular book would come in handy to me whilst teaching certain units but I also feel it is a nice way of introducing map work into a history classroom… I think it is well worth the money. It is interesting and is a different way that I would now consider using to research areas of World War One. The book is well presented, well organised and very easily readable.’– History Teaching Review
Section 1: Prelude to war Section 2: 1914: The early months of war Section 3:1815 Section 4: 1916 Section 5: The war in the air Section 6: The war at sea Section 7: 1917 Section 8: 1918 Section 9: The world at war Section 10: Aftermath Section 11: Memorials and Remembrance: the Somme