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A Brief History of the First World War Eyewitness Accounts of the War to End All Wars, 1914-18 by Jon E. Lewis
  

A Brief History of the First World War Eyewitness Accounts of the War to End All Wars, 1914-18

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Jon E Lewis has culled eye-witness accounts from over 180 first-hand witnesses, they come from all nationalities, male and female, at sea, in the trenches or toiling in the fields. Their words echo from 100 years ago, a witness to the horror and waste of war.

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A Brief History of the First World War Eyewitness Accounts of the War to End All Wars, 1914-18 by Jon E. Lewis

Even 100 years on from the First World War it haunts us still. No other conflict has revealed so dramatically the senselessness of war, and none has shaped the modern world to the same extent, from its impact on the Russian Revolution and the rise of Hitler to the final break-up of the British Empire and the supremacy of America. These compelling eyewitness accounts - over 180 of them - of the War to End All Wars cover every facet of the war, from the Flanders trenches to the staffrooms of the Imperial German Army, from T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') in the desert to German fighter ace the Red Baron in the air, and from English Land Girls to German U-boat crews in the North Atlantic. There are contributions from all combatant nations, including the UK, USA, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Australia, Russia, Serbia, and India and the book includes a detailed timeline and maps.

About the Author

Jon E. Lewis

Jon E. Lewis is a writer and historian. His many previous books include bestsellers The Mammoth Book of the West, The Mammoth Book of Polar Journeys, The Mammoth Book of True War Stories and World War II: The Autobiography. He lives in Herefordshire, England, with his partner and children.

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Publication date

15th May 2014

Author

Jon E. Lewis

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Publisher

Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

History
Biography / Autobiography
World War One Literature
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First World War
General & world history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9781472108531

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