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Mapping The First World War Hardcover – 15 Oct 2013
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there are maps showing everything from the religious makeup of Croatia to the location of seaplane stations around Britain --Good Book Guide
This book uses contemporary maps to chronicle the conduct of the Great War in an intriguing way. The format allows the reader to dip in and out of the chapters or to enjoy a real map-fest. --Soldier Magazine
About the Author
Simon Forty was educated at Sedbergh School and London University's School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He has been involved in publishing for over three decades and specializes in military history having contributed to a large number of books. He was also general editor of World War I: A Visual Encyclopedia. Simon lives in Devon with his wife and two children.'
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Two of the most difficult aspects of `Battlefield Tours' are; (A) in seeing a famous battle (Somme, Ypres etc) in a global context and (B) in trying to identify those positions and places which were once the scene of fierce fighting in the light of all the attendant changes brought about by the passing of almost 100 years. All things considered, therefore, a book which shows those battlefield maps - from both perspectives, was long overdue. In addition, the work itself goes much further than one might expect from the title and the reader will soon discover a real treasury of information which covers almost every aspect of WW1 - both at home and abroad.
The `Contents' page commences with an Introduction and ends with an Index of Maps. These being just two of the 100 separate headings with the remainder appearing in chronological order. Far too many to list in a simple review, some examples of the subject matter are (in the order they appear); Religion and Population of Croatia and Slavonia in 1910, Turkey in Europe 1914, German war aims 1914, U-boat positions, the BEF at Mons, the BEF at Aisne, Gallipoli, Defences around London, Vimy Ridge, East Africa, Yugoslavia, Trench Lines, Messines, Ypres, Middle East, German order of battle, German supply and communications systems, Flanders, Successive fronts, Vittorio Veneto, XIV Corps, Royal Engineers 1916 and German Fleet at Scapa Flow 1919.Read more ›
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Unparalleled look into the battles and stratagies of the first world warPublished 14 months ago by Oliver Hunter
A majority of todays amatuer historians are following a relatives journey through the war. Trench maps are a key piece of evidence to be able to locate and identify where the... Read morePublished on 2 Mar. 2014 by Amazon Customer
Well illustrated and relevant information which covers a huge amount of ground over the period of World War 1. Easy to read and follow.Published on 31 Jan. 2014 by John Haycock
A very informative book well worth the money, A must for studying where your relatives served in the Great War, If you are planning a battlefield tour its a good reference book.Published on 30 Jan. 2014 by Stephen Crabbe
Excellent quality but a bit difficult to decipher with much detail to access. Quick turn round of order and delivery second to nonePublished on 26 Jan. 2014 by dekazel
This book was average and was not as good as I had hoped, only covered some of the main battles.Published on 23 Jan. 2014 by Graeme T
Well packed, quite heavy, very interesting for initial overall knowledge about the wars and gives you the ability to find the areas and understand the groundPublished on 5 Jan. 2014 by T.K. Thompson
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