A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects

In Association With The Imperial War Museum

Author: John Hughes-Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: History

Page: 40

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A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war artists, the objects are as extraordinary in their diversity and story-telling power as they are devastating in their poignancy. Each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it. Distinctive and original, A History of the First World War in 100 Objects is a unique commemoration of 'the war to end all wars'.

The First World War in 100 Objects

The Story of the Great War Told Through the Objects That Shaped It

Author: Gary Sheffield

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 256

View: 293

The First World War was one of the seminal events in world history. This book offers a unique perspective on the world's first truly global conflict. It traces its history through the examination of both public and office items such as the Railway carriage where the the Armistice was signed, Siegfried Sasson's letter of protest, the football kicked by the 8th East Surreys on the Somme and personal objects like the Queen's chocolate box given to troops in 1914. Fully illustrated, each object will be accompanied by approximately 500 words of text that will give the item context and highlight its significance.

World War I in 100 Objects

Author: Peter Doyle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 485

World War I in 100 Objects by Peter Doyle is a dynamic social history and perfect gift for history lovers. General readers and history buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A History of the World in 100 Objects. In that tradition, this handsome commemorative volume gives a unique perspective on one of the most pivotal and volatile events of modern history. In World War I in 100 Objects, military historian Peter Doyle shares a fascinating collection of items, from patriotic badges worn by British citizens to field equipment developed by the United States. Beautifully photographed, each item is accompanied by the unique story it tells about the war, its strategy, its innovations, and the people who fought it.

The First World War in 100 Objects

Author: Peter Doyle

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 296

Objects allow us to reach out and touch the past and they play a living role in history today. Through them we can understand the experience of men and women during the First World War. They bear witness to the stories of men whose only morning comfort in the trenches was the rum ration, children who grew up with only one photograph of the father that they would never get to know, women who would sacrifice their girlhood in hospitals yards from the frontline, pinning a brooch on to remind themselves of a past life. Weapons like the machine gun and vehicles like the tank that transformed the battlefield; planes that had barely learnt to be flown entangled in dogfights far above the barbed wire of the frontline; German submarines that stalked shipping across the seas. Through these incredible artefacts, Peter Doyle tells the story of the First World War in a whole new light.

The First World War in 100 Objects

The Story of the Great War Told Through the Objects That Shaped It

Author: Gary Sheffield

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 256

View: 580

Archduke Franz Ferdinand's car. A rum jar. Barbed wire. Trace the history of the first truly global conflict through this collection of 100 iconic items, from the gas mask, zeppelin, and Churchill's famous cigar to personal possessions that tell poignant stories of those who fought, suffered, and died. Offering a unique perspective on "the war to end all wars," these objects are accompanied by short essays that highlight their significance.

The First World War in 100 Objects

Author: John Hughes-Wilson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 276

Tells the story of World War I through one hundred events and developments, each of which is visualized through an object or artifact drawn in large part from the collections of the Imperial War Museums in the United Kingdom.

World War I in 40 Posters

Author: Ann P. Linder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 762

Published during the war's centennial, this is the story of the First World War through forty propaganda posters. Essays explain each poster, unpacking the visual imagery and setting the poster within the military, political, social, and cultural history of the war.

The Indian Army in World War I, 1914-1918

Author: Ian Cardozo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 890

This volume recounts India’s contribution to World War I. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Football's Great War

Association Football on the English Home Front, 1914–1918

Author: Alexander Jackson

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 306

As modern football grapples with the implications of a global crisis, this book looks at first in the game’s history: The First World War. The game’s structure and fabric faced existential challenges as fundamental questions were asked about its place and value in English society. This study explores how conflict reshaped the People’s Game on the English Home Front. The wartime seasons saw football's entire commercial model challenged and questioned. In 1915, the FA banned the payment of players, reopening a decades-old dispute between the game's early amateur values and its modern links to the world of capital and lucrative entertainment. Wartime football forced supporters to consider whether the game should continue, and if so, in what form? Using an array of previously unused sources and images, this book explores how players, administrators and fans grappled with these questions as daily life was continually reshaped by the demands of total war. From grassroots to elite football, players to spectators, gambling to charity work, this study examines the social, economic and cultural impact of what became Football's Great War.

The Western Front

Landscape, Tourism and Heritage

Author: Stephen Miles

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 296

The Western Front has become, once again, and after 100 years, an important and increasingly popular tourist destination. The Centenary is already encouraging large numbers of visitors to engage with this highly poignant landscape of war and to commemorate the sacrifice and loss of a previous generation. Interest is also being sharpened in the places of war as battle-sites, trench-systems, bunkers and mine craters gain a clearer identity as war heritage. For the first time this book brings together the three strands of heritage, landscape and tourism to provide a fresh understanding of the multi-layered nature of the Western Front. The book approaches the area as a rich dynamic landscape which can be viewed in a startling variety of ways: historically, materially, culturally, and perceptually. To illustrate these two dominant interpretations of the regions landscape commemorative and heritage are highlighted and their relationship to tourism explored. Tourism is a lens through which these layers can be peeled away, and each understood and interacted with according to the individuals own knowledge, motivation, and degree of emotional engagement. Tourism is not regarded here as a passive phenomenon, but as an active agent that can determine, dictate and inscribe this evocative landscape. The Western Front: Heritage, Landscape and Tourism is a timely addition to our increasing interest in the First World War and the places where it was fought. It will be indispensable to those who seek a deeper understanding of the conflict from previously undervalued perspectives.