'You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees.' - Kaiser Wilhelm 2, Augustus 1914
World War 1, fought between 1914 and 1918, was a conflict on an epic scale and left an indelible mark on the collective memory of countries that lost a generation of young men. This engaging and visually stunning book recounts the course of the war in vivid detail, re-creating the experience of titanic battles such as Gallipoli, the Somme, and Verdun, and documenting the firsthand accounts of combatants and civilians. Authoritative and packed with compelling images, it offfers a true understanding of a war that changed the course of history.