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Mapping the First World War: The Great War Through Maps from 1914 to 1918

by Peter Chasseaud

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007522207, Hardcover)

Follow the conflict of the World War 1 from 1914-1918 through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and photographs. Published in association and including mapping from the archives of the Imperial War Museums. Over 150 maps demonstrating how the Great War was fought around the world. Types of maps featured: * Small scale maps showing country boundaries and occupied territories * Large-scale maps covering the key battles and offensives on all fronts of the war * Trench maps showing detailed positions of the front line * Maps from newspapers, battle planning and propaganda Key offensives covered include: * The Battles of the Marne and Ypres * Tannenberg and the Eastern Front * Verdun and the Somme * The Gallipoli Campaign * Battle of Jutland * The Advances to Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad * Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele * German 1918 offensives and Allied counter-offensives * Battle of Jutland Along with the maps, key historical events are described, giving an illustrated history of the war from an expert historian.

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The Great War was fought on many fronts, with single battles often fought across tens of miles and large troop numbers moving across huge distances. Maps give a greater overview and detail of the situation as it happened on the ground. Types of maps featured: Small scale maps showing country boundaries and occupied territories. Large-scale maps covering the key battles and offensives on all fronts of the war. Trench maps showing detailed positions of the frontline. Maps from newspapers, battle planning and propaganda also included. Maps clearly show the position of the allied and central powers including: The Battle of Ypres The Somme Gallipoli The Battle of Lodz The Battle of Verdun The Arab revolt; Lawrence and operations against Hejaz Railway British and Indian advance up Tigris The Battles of Coronel and Falklands Along with the maps, key historical events will be described giving a plotted history of the war from an expert historian.World War I.Atlas.History.… (more)

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