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World War One Literature

To mark the centenary of the end of WW1, in 2018, we have gathered together a selection of books, fiction and non-fiction, new titles and old ones, to reflect the tragedy of the First World War.

The War to End All Wars …

This year marks 100 years since the end World War One and even though there are now no people alive today who experienced it first-hand, its impact on the world is still apparent today. 

For anyone wanting to experience the stories and history of the war, the events that led to both Great Wars and their aftermath, we have created a special category of carefully selected non-fiction, poetry and fiction.

World War One, WW1, The Great War, 1914-1918, was on a scale previously unknown.  Millions of lives were lost and vast areas of land destroyed. Triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, on 28th June 1914, in Sarajevo.

The first World War paved the way for major economic, political and social change and the map of Europe was redrawn. In Britain the labour and suffrage movements grew in strength and support.  Our Royal family cut ties with their German ancestry and took the new name of the House of Windsor.

After the armistice on 11 November 1918 The League of Nations was formed with the aim of ensuring such a terrible conflict would never again occur. But with battle-weakened countries unable to defend themselves and rise of fascism, the world was at war once again in 1939.

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