The 1914 1918 First World War or The Great War as it came to be known was the first truly global conflict, and it changed the course of world history. Understanding The Great War is crucial to understanding the history of the 20th Century to the present day. This illustrated 4 DVD Collectors Centenary Limited Edition Book Set, examines the most brutal conflict of the First World War, the Western Front. The 112 page hardback 270mm x 270mm hardback Limited Edition 4 DVD Book Set provides a detailed explanation of why war broke out and how technology and tactics developed throughout the conflict - and determined which battles were won and lost and how these were crucial to its outcome. Countries from every corner of the globe joined the fray. With over 100 hundred images together with maps of the Western Front, this is a detailed history of the story of the Western Front whose centenary is nearly upon us. Also included in this 4 DVD Limited Edition Collectors Set is over five hours of rare and unseen films and footage for the first time on DVD, including The Battle of the Somme, Apocalypse The Road To War, Stalemate:Slaughter In the Trenches, Revolution: The End Of Empires.