- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Osprey Publishing; 1st Edition edition (25 Sept. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841767387
- ISBN-13: 978-1841767383
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.1 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,361,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The First World War: The War to End All Wars (Essential Histories Specials) Paperback – 25 Sep 2003
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Essential Histories are remarkably effective in presenting military events in the wider contexts of the new military history.
Published to coincide with the anniversary of the First World War, this new edition, superbly illustrated with contemporary photographs and colour maps, gives readers an insight into all aspects of the First World War, from the trenches to the Eastern Front, as well as the Mediterranean conflict.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
In a war which was eventually won on the Western Front - with the advent of the tank being a crucial factor, one should never lose sight of the fact that the German U Boat campaign so very nearly created a victory for Germany as early as 1917! That, however, was not to be and eventually led to the end to both the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires.
What I had not previously considered, however, was the simple statistic that, by including all peripheral smaller seas - such as the Adriatic, Aegean etc, the Mediterranean covers a million square miles of water. That is a huge area for any country to attempt to control and this book provides an entertaining overview of the military and naval operations which took place both at sea and on the shores surrounding this huge expanse of water throughout the years in question.Read more ›
The only problem is looking at the actual maps of the Battle fronts on a kindle compared with a large book where the complete map is on one page
A very interesting read on past history
Nonetheless, I enjoyed the book as it gives a general overview of the engagement (mayby a bit focused on the british exploits during the war).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
First class book. Well written and gives information about the wider war. Good photosPublished on 29 April 2015 by Paul Kemp
I bought this for my husband as he kept dropping hints. He says its excellent and is really enjoying itPublished on 23 Feb. 2014 by Wendy Herbert
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