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Gary Sheffield is Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He is President of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides and a Vice President of the Western Front Association. He has published widely on the First World War and regularly broadcasts on television and radio as well as contributing to numerous journals, magazines and newspapers. Previous books include the acclaimed Forgotten Victory and The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army. He lives in Oxfordshire.
All you need to know about WW1 from one of the world's foremost experts. Accessible and authoritative, this is the ultimate introduction for anyone wanting a clear understanding of what happened and why.
Published with Imperial War Museums (IWM), The First World War 1914-1918 shows the wide sweep of the conflict, spotlighting some of the obscure but important actions as well as the major battles and the soldiers who fought them. Combining a vivid narrative informed by up-to-date research with an array of original documents and memorabilia, including photographs, propaganda, newspapers, letters and military orders, The First World War brings to life one of the most terrible periods of warfare the world has ever known.