A guide to the grim challenge of life or death on the Western Front of World War I, this book features first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions with an account of how nation upon nation sent their men to join the carnage.
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Simon Adams is the author of many popular history titles for children and adults including the DK Visual Timeline of the 20th Century, Eyewitness: Titanic and Eyewitness: World War 2.From Booklist:
Gr. 6-12. Packed with photos on every double-page spread and dense with facts and snippets of analysis, this large-size volume in the Eyewitness series provides a quick, informative overview of WWI: how it started; who fought and why; the equipment used; what it was like in the trenches and at home; the horrific final cost. Even seasoned Web browsers accustomed to busy formats may sometimes feel bombarded by all the bits and pieces, especially when the tiny type is printed over colored pictures. It's the dramatic photos (many from London's Imperial War Museum) that will make readers pause and bring them close to the soldiers' experiences. Then there's John Singer Sargent's realistic painting Gassed, showing blinded soldiers led by their sighted colleagues toward a dressing station in northern France in 1918. For more reading suggestions, see the Read-alikes column, "The War to End All Wars" [BKL N 1 01]. Hazel Rochman
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110751330841
Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0751330841