Mapping the First World War: The Great War through maps from 1914-1918

by Peter Chasseaud, The Imperial War Museum

On Sale: 10/24/2013

Mapping the First World War: The Great War through maps from 1914-1918

by Peter Chasseaud, The Imperial War Museum

On Sale: 10/24/2013

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About the Book

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.

Ebook best viewed on a tablet.

Over 100 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.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“Of the many publications appearing to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, this book must stand above the crowd, offering a fascinating new angle on the subject.” Your Family Tree

“the appeal of this richly illustrated work lies in the maps – barrage maps, diagrams of "battlefield geometry" for artillery, diagrams showing the elevation of craters made by exploding mines, and pioneering aerial photography.” Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian

“Peter Chasseaud… brings a lifetime’s work to fruition by telling the war’s story through the maps that charted it”
Literary Review

“Useful for historians… a must-read for geo-enthusiasts” Who Do You Think You Are? magazine

"a unique collection of historical maps, photographs and expert commentary" Kensington and Chelsea Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007525805
  • ISBN 10: 000752580X
  • Imprint: Collins
  • On Sale: 10/24/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / Military / World War I

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