Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9780948092787 Will Publish June 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

Arms and Armour of the First World War

Jonathan Ferguson, Lisa Traynor, and Henry Yallop

Arms and Armour of the First World War

Jonathan Ferguson, Lisa Traynor, and Henry Yallop

Distributed for Royal Armouries

128 pages | 90 color plates, 30 halftones | 6 1/2 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9780948092787 Will Publish June 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
The First World War was a watershed in human history. Beginning in the European summer of 1914, the conflict reverberated around the world, destroying four empires and costing nearly ten million lives. The years of war also saw major advances in military strategy and tactics, which were reflected in the weapons used on the battlefield. Jonathan Ferguson, Lisa Traynor and Henry Yallop offer an extended introduction to the arms and armour of the Great War, with particular focus on icons such as the Maxim machine gun. They provide a unique insight into the material culture that not only brought about the horrors of the Somme, Passchendaele and Gallipoli but, arguably, provided the means to bring peace in 1918.
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