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The First World War saw the mobilisation of 70 million combatants from the world’s great powers and resulted in the death of more than nine million. With the aid of almost 100 photographs from the news archives of Mirrorpix, this book offers readers the opportunity to read a critique and review of the inspirational, moving, shocking and sometimes humorous words of the men and women who experienced The Great War first hand. Technological advances in weaponry and the use of mechanised warfare resulted in what was the most devastating war in history – although much of the conflict was confined to the defensive trench networks carved through the battlefields of Europe, separated by barren, cratered ‘no-man’s land’ strewn with barbed wire. This book presents a poignant, nostalgic record of the lives of military commanders, ordinary soldiers, politicians, royalty and civilian families whose lives were torn asunder in a four-year conflict that redrew the map of the world.