• And the World Went Dark

    And the World Went Dark
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    This beautiful and evocative book gives an illustrated overview of the First World War, on land, on sea and in the air. With original drawings in full colour, Steven Patricia uses 30 years' experience as a historical illustrator to give an informative and insightful account of the war, portraying the human faces of the participants and capturing moments in time with a vividness and immediacy that brings home both the emotional impact and the tragedy of war. Accompanied by soldiers' diary extracts and other contemporary literature, there are many drawings of the hardware of war: aircraft and airships, submarines and ships, guns and grenades. We also get a glimpse of weary officers relaxing in an RAF mess, see panicking sailors swimming desperately away from a sinking ship, soldiers stumbling across no-man's land, and the dramatic scene of one of last great cavalry charges of any war, in Egypt. The role of animals is featured, including the importance of horses and rescue and messenger dogs. The text gives a concise introduction to the events of the war and why it started, with maps of the different fronts where fighting took place and a diagram of a trench system. Designed for readers with little familiarity of the conflict, this is a unique and unmissable book in the centenary of the 'war to end all wars'.

    • Original drawings by talented historical artist Steven Patricia give a unique illustrated interpretation of WWI. A clear and concise introduction to the war
    • Vivid, poignant drawings, many full-bleed page spreads in colour

    Coloured illustrations throughout

    ISBN: 9781612003481
    Format: Hardcover
    Publication date: 01/07/2016
    RRP: $39.99
    Pages: 96
    Dimension: 203mm X 297mm
    Available stock: 2