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Title: The World War One Source Book.
Description: Arms and Armour, London, 1994 reprint.. 412 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854091026 "(P)rovides a unique, single-volume reference source on the armies, battles, weapons and leaders of the first of the great wars that shook Europe and the World during the t wentieth-century. (It) presents in encyclopedic detail a wide range of information, facilitating rapid access to the essential facts and figures of the First World War. After a brief analysis of the causes of the Great War in the tumultuous Ba l k a n s up to 1914, the historical section charts the progress of the war, year by year and in all theatres and with clear, informative maps of important battles and offensives from Flanders to Mesopotamia. Haythornthwaite then records the nature o f th e war at sea and in the air before offering a detailed chronology of the war years and a meticulously researched record of the Weapons and Tactics of the war - everything from the basic rifles, trench construction, naval armour and mines to fla me -th ro wers, artillery and trench communications. Further sections cover every combatant nation; the nature of their government and all active armed forces deployed, as well as a biographical chapter of the leading, notable and important per sona lit ies; a fascinating and revealing section of source material, documents and records; and an invaluable glossary and miscellaneous chapter which explains terminology, colloquialisms and obscurities rarely listed. Throughout the book there a re fa scin ating , b rief anecdotal selections which bring the dramatic struggle vividly to life, together with more than 250 contemporary photographs and engravings; clear maps illustrate the principal battles and campaigns." Cigarette odor, wrink ling a t top /botto m of spine, several tiny dints on bottom edge of boards, light short scuff on rear board, remainder mark on bottom of text block . Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: Eastern Front, Western, Balkan, Turkish, Dardanelles, Italian, Caucasus, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Middle East, Africa, Naval Operations, Weapons, Tactics, Bayonets, Machine Guns, Grenades, Flame-Throwers, Trench Warfare, Sniping, Gas, Artillery, Tank

Price: US$ 25.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 25256

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