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The First World War

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Written by one of our generation's most respected historians, it charts the Great War from its inception with a rigorous attention to dates, facts and statistics but coloured in with human perspective and poetry (BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH)

One of the first books that anyone should read in beginning to try to understand this war and this century (New York Times Book Review)

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