Dimensions: 364 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in
Published: May 30, 2013
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1782002804
ISBN - 13: 9781782002802
From the Publisher
Raging for over four years across the tortured landscapes of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, the First World War changed the face of warfare forever. Characterized by slow, costly advances and fierce attrition, the great battles of the Somme, Verdun and Ypres incurred human loss on a scale never previously imagined. This book, with a foreword by Professor Hew Strachan, covers the fighting on all fronts, from Flanders to Tannenberg and from Italy to Palestine. A series of moving extracts from personal letters, diaries and journals bring to life the experiences of soldiers and civilians caught up in the war.
About the Author
After leaving Oxford, Geoffrey Jukes spent 14 years in the UK
Ministry of Defence, and Foreign and Colonial Office. He has also
worked on the staff of the Australian National University.
Peter Simkins was Senior Historian at the Imperial War Museum until
his retirement in 1999, when he was awarded the MBE for his
services to the Museum. He is Honorary Professor in Modern History
at the University of Birmingham, a Vice-President of the Western
Front Association and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Michael Hickey retired from his position as Colonel GS Ministry of
Defence in 1981, after serving in Korea, East Africa, Suez and
Aden. In 2000 he was awarded the Westminster medal for Military