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WW1 ❯ CONTENTS


CONTENTS


10 YEAR BY YEAR


The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Britain’s response. Lord Kitchener’s recruitment drive and the Generals who led the troops. The important dates for each year of the confl ict. How both sides shaped up, on land, sea and in the air. Battle zones ‘Then & Now’, and the poetry of war.


46 PARIS TO REIMS


Looking at a range of major developments during the war by exploring the 100-mile stretch between two cities, Paris and Reims. Showing how the war took place on the streets of France – not just across its fi elds – and involved all of French society, from taxi drivers to the vineyard owners of Champagne.


68 THE WESTERN FRONT


Many of World War 1’s most iconic battles and bloodiest clashes took place along the Western Front, which ran for 440 miles, from the North Sea to the Swiss border. Discover its trenches and tunnels, tactics and technology through the eyes of those who fought and died along its length.


YEAR BY YEAR 10 The Outbreak of War 12 Sir Edward Grey 14 Signing up 16 The Generals 18 1914 Timeline 20 Focus on: Trench warfare 22 1915 Timeline


Photos & illustrations


We off er special thanks to the Musée de la Grand Guerre and the Mary Evans Picture Library, who searched their extensives archives to supply an amazing selection of rare images for this publication.


08 ❮ WW1 Centenary Special


24 Focus on: The War at Sea 26 1916 Timeline 28 Focus on: Weapons of War 30 1916: Then & Now 32 1917 Timeline 34 Focus on: War in the Air 36 1918 Timeline 38 Focus on: The War Poets 40 1918: Then & Now 42 The World At War


PARIS TO REIMS 48 Paris at War 50 The Zeppelin 52 ‘Les Taxis’ 54 The Marne


56 Aisne-Marne 58 Le Chemin de Dames 60 Champagne 62 Reims Cathedral 64 Focus on: Propaganda 66 Reims: Then & Now


THE WESTERN FRONT 70 The Start of Trench War 72 The Lochnagar Crater 74 Albert 76 The Somme 80 Trenches & Tactics 82 Chemical Weapons 84 Tanks 86 Finding Deborah


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