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First World War For Dummies

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8:08 am EDT

First World War For Dummies has been produced in conjunction with Imperial War Museums (IWM) as part of their First World War Centenary publishing programme commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

First World War For Dummies is an accessible and engaging introduction to the ‘War to End All Wars’. From the Somme, to Gallipoli, to the home front, it is an authoritative and accessible guide for those readers wanting to learn about this fundamental event of the 20th Century.

This book takes a global perspective of this global conflict, providing insight into the actions and motivations of the participants and how each nation’s story fits into the wider narrative. It also examines:

  • The origins of the war and a snapshot of what the world looked like at the beginning of the 20th Century
  • The battles of Western Europe, and action in the Southern and Eastern Fronts
  • The war at home: The civilian war, propaganda, opposition, politics, protests and more
  • 1918: The German spring offensive, the Allied success and the beginning of the end
  • The Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations, and the effect on the future

Featuring a selection of photos from the Imperial War Museums’ First World War archive, First World War For Dummies will be the introductory title for the centenary.

First World War For Dummies by Dr Seán Lang will be available in paperback and e-book priced £15.99


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Review copies and jacket images are available on request


Katy Smith, 01243-770448
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