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The Great War, 1914 - 1918


The Aftermath

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a cease-fire was instituted across the western front in Europe, ending the principal fighting of World War I. The world seemed silent for a moment, before the advent of radio and the jazz age set it thumping once again. But the seeds had already been sown for a tumultuous century, from radical social and economic changes to the political unrest of a world unhappy with how things were left after the war had ended.

 
       
        

Life in the Trenches

 
Trench warfare was only one aspect of the new style of fighting encountered on the battlefield. Click Here
 World War I Love Stories: Real-Life Romances from the War that Shook the World
 

World War I Love Stories: Real-Life Romances from the War that Shook the World

Gill Paul. Adrian Gilbert, intro.
 
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These engaging accounts of wartime romances range widely, from daring stories of the Lafayette ...(Read More)

 
 The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War
 

The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War

Malcolm Brown.
 
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When England's summer of 1914 was shattered by an assassination in the Balkans, thousands of ...(Read More)

 
 The Good Soldier Svejk
 

The Good Soldier Svejk

Jaroslav Hasek. Cecil Parrott, trans. Josef Lada, illus.
 
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Czech writer and anarchist Jaroslav Hašek (1883–1923) took up a wandering life, ...(Read More)

 
 War Diaries: A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best
 

War Diaries: A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best

Kenneth Best. Gavin Roynon, ed.
 
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Many chaplains were not permitted to go near the front in World War I; others insisted on doing so, ...(Read More)

 
 Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family—A Test of Will and Faith in World War I
 

Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family—A Test of Will and Faith in World War I

Louisa Thomas.
 
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The great-granddaughter of six-time Socialist presidential candidate Norman Thomas, Louisa Thomas ...(Read More)

 
 

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War in the Machine Age

 
War in the machine age demanded a whole new way of fighting—and a new way of looking at war. Click Here

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Prelude to War

 
Europe's spiral into World War I wasn't only because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.  Click Here

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Homefronts

 
The homefront played a profound role during wartime, from devastation to new opportunities, particularly for women. Click Here
 Letters and News from the Trenches and the Home Front
 

Letters and News from the Trenches and the Home Front

Robert Hamilton, ed.
 
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A fitting companion to The Great War Unseen Archives, this book offers an immediate and ...(Read More)

 

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Collapse of Empires

 
The German, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman empires crumbled, with even the mighty British Empire showing signs of cracking.  Click Here

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The Aftermath

 
Although the war had ended, a great shadow fell over the world and a tumultuous century continued—full of economic changes and political unrest.  Click Here
 The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age
 

The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

Juliet Nicolson.
 
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In this superb follow-up to her detailed snapshot of pre–World War I England, The Perfect ...(Read More)

 

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