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What happens when the world's most powerful leaders, all determined to dominate the world, clash?

War. World War.

This is the story of the first world war, the great war. The then-biggest war to shake the globe. It is the story of the leaders, technological advancements, politics, and people that fueled a four-year conflict between countries and empires from every continent on the globe.

You'll learn how:

  • The assassination of Franz Ferdinand sparked an ultimatum that would ignite the war.
  • Nearly 11 million soldiers and seven million civilian lives were lost on both sides of the battle.
  • Millions of people on both sides of the conflict died in horrific numbers at the Battles of Verdun, Marne, Ypres, Somme, and Cambrai.
  • Tank warfare changed the course of the war and revolutionized warfare.
  • A British passenger ship sunk by a German U-boat spurred the United States into action.
  • Russia's involvement in the war set off the Russian Revolution.
  • The Ottoman Empire fueled the conflict with the bombardment of Russian Black Sea ports.
  • Destruction and death led to decades of peace in the world's most unstable regions.

World War 1: The Most Important Events, People and Leaders from 1914 Through 1918: The First World War & the Shaping of Our Modern World offers a glimpse into the tragic events of the great war. This audiobook is more than a timeline of events and battles. Instead, each chapter covers a theme or event that fueled the conflict which changed the face of the globe. Start your study of the Great War today.

©2017 Lean Stone Publishing (P)2017 Lean Stone Publishing

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