From the Publisher
On the occasion of the centenary of World War I in August
2014--an unprecedented, spectacular pictorial history of the first
global war in 380 black-and-white photographs, many never seen
before, from Imperial War Museums in London.
This monumental, dramatic photographic narrative captures the war
from the early arms race that developed around the massing of
prewar battleship fleets to the final moments of the conflict with
the sinking of the German fleet in Scapa. The photographs span the
many battlefronts throughout the world: from the British Isles to
the south Atlantic, across Europe and the Ottoman Empire, Sudan and
East Africa, Jerusalem and Damascus. Here are soldiers from across
the globe, vast battleships, dirigibles overhead, the streets of
London, the first battle of Ypres, German submarines at sea, the
beaches of Gallipoli, the battle of Jutland, the battle of the
Somme trenches, and much, much more.