Название: The Illustrated History of World War I Автор: Andrew Wiest Издательство: Amber Books Ltd Год: 2014 Формат: PDF (conv) Страниц: 430 Размер: 25,2 МБ Язык: Английский
The first truly total war, the ‘war to end all wars’, shocked the world with its scale and brutality. Men from both sides went to war in August 1914 expecting to be home by Christmas, but on the Western and Italian Fronts troops became locked in a grim stalemate of trench warfare. For the first time, advances in both agricultural and industrial production had made it possible to equip and sustain mass armies for years in the field. The Illustrated History of World War I describes a conflict that began with a naval arms race in the early 1900s, and ended in 1918 with the deaths of nearly 23 million soldiers of all nations.