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World War One

World War One (WWI), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 1914 to 1918.

WWI changed the course of history and had a profound effect on the world, not just Great Britain.

English Heritage has a vast range of books about the War That Ended Peace for you to enjoy.

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Boy Soldiers of the Great War
The youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just twelve years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood o...

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Catastrophe
In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century's first terrible act of self-immolation- what was then called The Great War. On the eve of its centenary, Max Hastings seeks to explain both how the c...

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The Christmas Truce
Down at the front, on a cold winter's night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man. Belief was in the air. Then the soldiers ceased f...

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The First World War
Have you ever wondered who fired the first British shot of World War One? Or who claimed the glory of downing the Red Baron? And what has Winnie the Pooh got to do with it all? Telling the stories of ...

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The First World War
Raging for over four years across the tortured landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the First World War changed the face of warfare forever. Characterised by slow, costly advances and fie...

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Great Britain's Great War
Jeremy Paxman's magnificent history of the First World War tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people.NOW A MAJOR BBC TELEVISION SERIE...

£25.00

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The Great War: 1914-1918
The Great War was the first truly global conflict, and it changed the course of world history. In this magnum opus, critically-acclaimed historian Peter Hart examines the conflict in every arena aroun...

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The Great War 100
Explore the First World War as never before in stunningly designed infographics, and enjoy a unique way of finding out about all aspects of this grave conflict. From the weapons used to the men on the...

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The Great War Cook Book
During the First World War, Britain was nearly starved into submission, as so many ships were lost to German submarines. Basics such as butter, eggs, milk and meat were in short supply, so the British...

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Great War Fashion
Imagine 'stepping into someone else's shoes'. Walking back in time a century ago, which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of ...

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If England Were Invaded
...No fewer than two hundred thousand Germans were already upon English soil! The outlook grew blacker every hour. Eight years before the outbreak of the First World War, when national hysteria over t...

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The Last Veteran
This moving and timely book explores the way the First World War has been thought about and commemorated, and how it has affected its own, and later, generations. On 11 November 1920, huge crowds line...

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Love Letters of the Great War
From the private papers of Winston Churchill to the tender notes of an unknown Tommy in the trenches, Love Letters of the Great War brings together some of the most romantic correspondence ever writte...

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Myths & Legends of the First World War
The truth behind many curious and unexplained wartime tales Reissue of popular companion to bestselling Myths and Legends of the Second World War, asking: Were lions really led by donkeys? ...

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One Boy's War
Sixteen-year-old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. Bursting with enthusiasm, he runs away to join up, but soon...

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Peace and War: Britain in 1914
1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; an...

£25.00

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Peacemakers Six Months That Changed the World
Between January and July 1919, after the war to end all wars, men and women from all over the world converged on Paris for the Peace Conference. At its heart were the leaders of the three great powers...

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Poems from the First World War
Poems from the First World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWI from different standpoints. It ...

£10.99

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The Poppy
The definitive history of the ever-enduring icon In the aftermath of the horrific trench warfare of the First World War, the poppy sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, then immor...

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The Roses of No Man's Land
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BBC DRAMA THE CRIMSON FIELD 'On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who wal...

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