Origins, outbreak and conclusions
In July-August 1914 a local war quickly escalated into one incorporating most of Europe and substantial parts of the world. After four years of fighting and millions dead, the conclusion of the conflict resulted in the dramatic restructuring of European and international boundaries. How did this conflict begin? Why did it escalate and what was the impact of both war and peace on the countries involved?
What was life like for the millions of professional, conscripted or recruited soldiers?
Over four million non-white men served in WWI. Explore more about their lives and responsibilities.
In addition to poetry, what were the other creative responses to the War? How have these affected our memory and understanding?
A fascinating and unique insight into the planning and organisation of military campaigns, featuring over a hundred maps and charts.
Combining cutting edge scholarship with vivid and unfamiliar eyewitness accounts, from kings and generals, and ordinary soldiers, this is a pioneering and comprehensive account of the First World War.