- Published: New York : DK Pub., 2007.
- Year Published: 2007
- Edition: Rev. ed.
- Description: 72 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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World War I
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"Discover the drama of life in the trenches, and how the Great War devastated Europe"--Cover.
Divided Europe -- Fatal shot -- War in the west -- Fighting men -- Enlisting -- Digging the trenches -- Life in the trenches -- Ready to fight -- Communication and supplies -- Observation and patrol -- Bombardment -- Over the top -- Casualty -- Women at war -- War in the air -- Zeppelin -- War at sea -- Gallipoli -- Battle of Verdun -- Gas attack -- Eastern front -- War in the desert -- Espionage -- Tank warfare -- US enters the war -- Under enemy lines -- Final year -- Armistice and peace -- Cost of the war -- Did you know? -- Key people and places -- Find out more -- Glossary --Index.
Provides an eyewitness account of the war that devastated Europe, from the assassination of an archduke to the killing fields of France. New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! Here is an original and exciting guide to the grim challenge of life or death on the Western Front. Devastating first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, together with a clear account of how nation upon nation sent their men to join the carnage, combine to present a dramatic "eyewitness" view of this most terrible war. See the bullet-riddled car of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, everyday life in the dugout, sappers mining tunnels beneath the enemy, and Mata Hari learning the art of spying. Learn how people avoided gas attacks, when periscopes were used, what soldiers wrote home to their sweethearts and mothers, the best way to use a tank, how troops flattened a hillside, and the meaning of Armistice Day. Discover how it felt to go over the top, what happened to all the bodies, how people dealt with shell shock, why war led to revolution, and much, much more.
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