World War One was one of the bloodiest wars in modern history. At its end, it had claimed over seventeen million lives. It led to the collapse of nations, the abdication of monarchies and ended empires. Entire divisions of men perished in the pursuit of mere miles of uninhabitable wasteland––towns were pulverized and millions displaced. It became a horrendous war of attrition, each side competing to kill as many of their foe as possible.
Inside you will read about...
✓ 1914 - Blood Is Spilled
✓ 1915 - The Dawn Of The Industrialized War
✓ 1916 - Unrelenting Bloodshed
✓ 1917 - Revolution, Revelation and Catastrophe
✓ 1918 - The Great War At An End
It became the first industrialized war in history and introduced revolutionary technology into the fray. The Airplane, the Tank and the Machine Gun first saw action collectively during the conflict. It was also the first war in which poison gas was used to choke young men out of their trenches.
This book is a timeline account of the important events that shaped the First World War. It details the events and causes that led the world to war. This book covers the milestone moments, important battles, and how the outcome changed the world forever.
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There are plenty of books that deal with in-depth studies of the various campaigns & details of this war. Writing an overview with sufficient details to cover the critical path, yet not so much as to result in bogging down the reader, is very difficult. But this author & book does it quite well.
Anyone who can cover a topic as complex as WW1 in 45 pages is clearly out of their element. Also, with such limited insight, the author could at least fact check his information... i.e. "Woodrow Wilson's Association of Nations (became the United Nations)" is absolutely incorrect. Woodrow Wilson's Association of Nations became the 'League of Nations' which the USA and other major countries did not join. United Nations was formed after WW2.
Wikipedia has more info on WW1 and other sites on the internet also provide more detail.