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The First World War


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A new edition of the most definitive histories of the great war - brand new cover treatment. It charts the development and horror of the war, week by week, month by month. It covers the battles of the Eastern and Western Fronts, war at sea and in the air: concise, clear and comprehensive. Martin Gilbert is one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century He is the author of the bestselling The Holocaust, and is the best known writer on the subject of the two world wars. He is always extremely well reviewed: 'Impossible to put down' Julia Neuberger, The Times

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Born in London in 1936 and now resident in north London, Sir Martin Gilbert was educated at Highgate School and Magdalene College, Oxford. An outstanding historian of the 20th century, he became the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill in 1968 and has written to great acclaim on the Holocaust and the events of the Second World War.


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

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