The Great WarBook - 1980
The groundbreaking documentary series The Great War was first broadcast on BBC television in 1964. This book, by the distinguished military historian Correlli Barnett, a co-scriptwriter on the series, is being published in a new edition to accompany its first screening for almost four decades. The catastrophe that engulfed the European continent from 1914 to 1918 was so terrible and so enormous that those who survived it referred to it simply as the 'Great War'. This wide-ranging history traces the origins of the conflict in a Europe racked with tension, through the years of bitterness, loss and destruction when a compromise peace proved impossible, to the Allies' final victory in November 1918. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and primary sources, Correlli Barnett illuminates the complex story of the war by land, sea and air with vivid descriptions of the individual's struggle for survival. He explores the ordinary soldiers' battle experiences and their life in the trenches, as well as the vital part played by civilians on the Home Front.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 31 cm