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DK Eyewitness: World War I



Learn what life was like for soldiers, find out what weapons were used to fight, and discover how – after millions of people had died – “the Great War” finally ended. 

Eyewitness World War I is an easy-to-understand guide to the world’s terrible Great War. Real-life photographs with clear explanations will give you a look into one of the worst conflicts in history. From the causes of the war to the challenges in battle and the consequences afterward, this book covers the intense four-year battle on land, at sea, and up in the sky. Discover life in the muddy trenches and see how the world was changed forever, and understand why WWI’s victims must never be forgotten.

Whether you need help on a school project or you just want to learn more about how this devastating conflict happened, Eyewitness World War I provides all the information you’ll need accompanied by pictures, illustrations, facts, statistics, and timelines. 

Simon Adams earned his degree in politics and history at the London School of Economics, and then studied as a postgraduate at Bristol University. He has written and edited more than 50 children’s books about history, archaeology, geography, and famous people, among other subjects.


All proceeds support the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s mission.