The First World War was one of the seminal events of the twentieth century. The savagery of the fighting, the appalling conditions endured by the soldiers, and the sheer scale of the carnage have seared images of the War into the public memory: trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, artillery, and enormous cemeteries. Millions of men fought in the trenches, many died, and many more were maimed in mind or body. This book shows the wide sweep of the conflict, describing the development of the fighting from 1914-1918, spotlighting some of the obscure but important actions as well as the major battles and the soldiers who fought them.
Professor Gary Sheffield is Chair of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, having previously taught the University of Birmingham and King's College, London. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts and has written widely on twentieth-century military history especially the First World War. In 2003, he shared the Templer Medal for Military Literature for his contribution to The British General Staff: Innovation and Reform (2002). Gary regularly broadcasts on radio and television, and his work has appeared in the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday, the Times Literary Supplement and BBC History Magazine. He lives in Oxfordshire.
SHEFFIELD (Gary), IWM First World War remembered, London, Andre Deutsch publishers, s.d. In collaboration with the Imperial War Museum