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:
- the early months of the war: from the fall of Belgium to the fierce fighting at Ypres and Tannenberg:
- the developing war in Europe: from Gallipoli to the horrors of the Somme and Verdun
- life at the front: from living underground, the trench system and the mud of Passchendaele to the war graves
- technology and the new horrors: from phosgene gas attacks to submarines, tanks and mines
- the home fronts: from German food riots to the air defence of Britain, the Russian Revolution and the collapse of Austria-Hungary
- the aftermath: from war debts and war deaths to the new map of Europe.
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.
Table of Contents
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
Sir Martin Gilbert is one of the leading historians of his generation. An Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, he is the official biographer of Churchill as well as the author of Churchill - A Life and The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust. For more information please visit http://www.martingilbert
‘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