The World's War

The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, The First World War
Paperback Published on: 11/07/2019
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Synopsis

'A groundbreaking and important book that will surely reframe our understanding of the Great War' David Lammy 'A genuinely groundbreaking piece of research' *BBC History***'Meticulously researched and beautifully written' *Military History Monthly**In a sweeping narrative, David Olusoga describes how Europe's Great War became the World's War - a multi-racial, multi-national struggle, fought in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe, which pulled in men and resources from across the globe. Throughout, he exposes the complex, shocking paraphernalia of the era's racial obsessions, which dictated which men would serve, how they would serve, and to what degree they would suffer. As vivid and moving as it is revelatory and authoritative, The World's War* explores the experiences and sacrifices of four million non-European, non-white people whose stories have remained too long in the shadows.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781789544497
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The World's War
The great war.
A very well researched and written account of the first world war. Well worth reading . I have read many books and this one is first class. Not the ususual... READ MORE
Simon Johnston