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4th Edition

The Routledge Atlas of the First World War

  • Available for pre-order on April 4, 2023. Item will ship after April 25, 2023
ISBN 9781032049557
April 25, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 196 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.
  • Section depicting the visual remembrance of the war; a fascinating visitors' guide to the memorials that commemorate the tragedy of the Somme.

This new edition now includes an additional 37 of Martin Gilbert’s maps, across the whole period of the war, originally published across a range of publications, now gathered in this one volume for the first time

Table of Contents

Section One – Prelude to War / Section Two – 1914: The Early Months of War / Section Three – 1915  / Section Four – 1916 / Section Five – The War in the Air / Section Six – The War at Sea / Section Seven – 1917 / Section Eight – 1918 / Section Nine – The World at War / Section Ten – Aftermath / Section Eleven – Memorials and Remembrance: The Somme

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Sir Martin Gilbert was one of the leading historians of the modern world. An Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford - of which he was a Fellow for thirty years he was the official biographer of Churchill and the author of eighty-two books, among them Churchill - A Life, Churchill and the Jews, Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction, The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust, and Never Again: A History of the Holocaust, as well as eight Atlases in the Routledge Historical Atlases series. For more information please visit