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A History of the First World War in 100 Objects In Association with the Imperial War Museum

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Among the totemic objects of war on show here – German helmets, guns and army rations there are a few more humble objects– a flag, a scribbled note, a nightdress illustrating the civilian experience of war. Well-presented,, the one hundred objects, each pictured, comes with a description and further text showing its place in the scheme of the war. Presented in time order the objects begin with the British Imperial Crown, the Prussian Pickelhaube helmet and end with Edward Lutyen’s sketches for the Cenotaph, these objects a mute parade of human folly.

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A History of the First World War in 100 Objects In Association with the Imperial War Museum by

A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war artists, the objects are as extraordinary in their diversity and story-telling power as they are devastating in their poignancy. Each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it.

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30th November 1999

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Hardback

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World War One Literature


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9781844037445

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