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WW1 ❯ CONTENTS


98


THE NORTHERN COAST


Explore the back story of how the Allies maintained their frontline strength, in the face of German U-boat strikes, aerial attacks and even mutiny. A steady fl ow of fresh troops and offi cers, safe supply lines, reliable transport and airborne intelligence all played their part.


114


VERDUN: WAR OF ATTRITION


Britain’s most famous battle of the war remains the Somme, while the French suff ered most at Verdun, where the Germans aimed to “bleed them to death”. The toll was huge and the ‘Unknown Soldier’ honours those who fought. Discover how France survived its darkest days.


122


THE LEGACY OF THE WAR


After celebrating the Armistice, life did not return to ‘normal’ for troops and civilians alike. The war had changed life for many women and they were reluctant to relinquish their new freedom. And the task of recording – then paying full respect to – the fallen was just getting underway…


88 Young Alec at the Front 90 The Diggers 92 The Canadians 94 Wilfred Owen 96 The Somme: Then & Now


THE NORTHERN COAST 100 British HQ


102 Army Training 103 Railways


104 War Horses 106 The Lusitania


108 Mutiny in Etaples 110 War in the Air


VERDUN 116 The Battle of Verdun


THE LEGACY OF THE WAR 122 The Final Days 124 After the Armistice 126 Women at War 128 Commonwealth War Graves Commission


130 Searching for Alec 132 The Last ‘Tommy’


Turn to the back to begin exploring France’s sites of remembrance in our exhaustive guide...


134 REMEMBRANCE TOURISM GUIDE 35 pages of maps and guides to WW1 locations... WW1 Centenary Special ❯ 09


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