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A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects: In Association With The Imperial War Museum Hardcover – 29 April 2014

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Colonel John Hughes-Wilson is one of the UK's most respected historians of the First World War, and the author of Blindfold and Alone, described by the Guardian as 'the definitive book on the WW1 executions'. Colonel Hughes-Wilson is President of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, and partnered the late Professor Richard Holmes on many high-profile tours. A commentator on intelligence and military subjects, he is an Archives Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge and a working Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute. He has been a frequent broadcaster on BBC television and radio, presenting the BBC's The Great Schlieffen Plan in 2002, and covering the 'Falklands 25th Anniversary' celebration with Huw Edwards as well as the annual Cenotaph memorial with David Dimbleby.

Nigel Steel has been the Imperial War Museum's principal historian since 1999. He has worked across the collections of the IWM for over twenty five years and has been studying the First World War almost full time since 1984. He is the author of several books about aspects of 1914-1918, including The Battlefields of Gallipoli - Then and Now, and, in partnership with his colleague, Peter Hart (the IWM's oral historian), four major works of personal testament. He has also been involved in a number of TV documentaries, ranging from interviews to advisory roles. He is an honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham's Centre for War Studies and was formerly co-secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary War Heritage Group.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cassell; 1st edition (29 April 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1844037444
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1844037445
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20 x 3.6 x 25.2 cm
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4.0 out of 5 stars A delightful addition to the bookcase
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4.0 out of 5 stars A delightful addition to the bookcase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 August 2016
I haven't had the time to sit and read as much as I'd have liked just recently and this was perfect for dipping into but equally, would benefit from reading cover to cover, especially if you want to know the story from beginning to end. Set out in numbered 'chapters' 1-100 beginning with George V's imperial crown and ending with a sketch of the proposed cenetaph it tells the story of the war in a visually attractive and interesting format....much more 'me' than just reams of factual text. Even my 26 year old 'not interested in war books' daughter said it was an attractive format!

Perfect coffee table book and although there are other pictures and photographs the initial chapter pages are the ones which grab your attention and lure you in. Although there are items like Siegfried Sassoon's revolver (Ch. 76) and a trench mortar from Vimy (Ch. 69) it's not all guns and artillery. A 'C type' Aerial Camera, a chalice, cartoons, escape aids, Kaiser Bill toilet roll and more! Whilst some might be loosely connected to specific stories, they all represent an important and every day part of the war.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous condition
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 December 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive texts and good photos and illustrations
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 May 2017
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