The First World War: An Illustrated History/John Keegan. Hutchinson. Hardcover. First edition 2001. Condition: As new. ISBN 0091793920
This study of World War I provides a comprehensive account of the conflict and its various campaigns from start to finish, vividly relating and interpreting the unfolding events of the military action through the battles on land, sea and in the air. It also explains how the war acted as an engine for the social changes that have shaped the world we live in today.
Looking at both the appalling and avoidable military disasters, and ultimately at the war itself, it asks why, if it all seems so obviously futile and such a massive waste of life now, how could it have seemed worthwhile back then, and why did so many people carry on, knowing they would die.
Beautifully written and comprehensively illustrated with photographs, full colour paintings, posters and advertisements, maps and diagrams, The First World War honours the dead as only true history can.