World War One: History in an Hour

World War One: History in an Hour

By Rupert Colley

  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre : Military
  • FIle Size : 3.42 MB
Score: 4.0
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World War One: History in an Hour Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

The ‘Great War’, from July 1914 to November 1918, was without parallel. It brought to an end four dynasties, ignited revolution, and forged new nations. It introduced killing on an unprecedented scale, costing an estimated nine million lives. It was the war that destroyed any notion of romance or chivalry in battle; it pulled in combatants from nations across the globe and shattered them, body and mind.

The War involved all of the world’s great powers – the Central Powers, dominated by Germany and Austria-Hungary; the Triple Entente, lead by Britain, France and Russia; and America. World War One: History in an Hour explains the unprecedented battles on land, sea and in the air and describes the Home Front, espionage, and the politics behind them. This, for the first time in history, was ‘total war’.

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…


‘If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past’ Dominic Sandbrook

‘The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age’ Andrew Roberts, Bookseller

‘This is genius’

About the author

Rupert Colley was a librarian in Enfield for 22 years until September 2011. A history graduate, he launched the original History In An Hour in 2009 with a website, blog and ‘World War Two In An Hour’ as an iPhone app. He then expanded it to Kindle, iBooks and into the USA with a series of titles, and enlisted new writers by encouraging guest bloggers on the website. History In An Hour was acquired by Scott Pack for HarperPress in 2011.


  • Wonderful

    By Scenedude
    This was a great read. Gives a great overview on the war and easy to get through.
  • A good book that can be used as a 'signpost'

    By Ian D7424
    Good overview of the major events and people from the Great War. Whist nothing could ever be in great detail in a book of this kind, it serves as a sort of starting point so that you can read around the subject. Even though it is brief, I don't know if one cold read it in an hour (that could say more about me than this book though).
  • Insightful and pleasurable

    By Practika Rowan
    A splendid read with all the facts laid before you and with author interpretation on offer. Provides enough information to understand ones history. But encourages further study. A very well written and presented history.