• The First World War: A Captivating Guide to World War 1, the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of Somme

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny, Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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The First World War: A Captivating Guide to World War 1, the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of Somme

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Desmond Manny,Colin Fluxman
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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of World War 1, then pay attention...

Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • World War 1: A Captivating Guide to the First World War, Including Battle Stories from the Eastern and Western Front and How the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 Impacted the Rise of Nazi Germany
  • The Battle of Verdun: A Captivating Guide to The Longest and Largest Battle of World War 1 That Took Place on The Western Front Between Germany and France
  • The Battle of the Somme: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Devastating Events of the First World War That Took Place on the Western Front

Some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook include:

  • The fatal shots that set the stage for war
  • The Western Front and the First Battle of Marne
  • War in the Trenches
  • The Eastern Front and the Battle of Tannenberg
  • The Battle of Ypres and the Christmas Truce
  • Second Battle of Ypres and the introduction of chemical warfare
  • World leaders who played a pivotal role in the first world war
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this audiobook include:

  • The Road to Verdun
  • The Battle of Verdun Gets Bogged Down in the Trenches
  • A Summer in Hell
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this audiobook include:

  • The road to the Somme
  • The significance of Verdun
  • The Battle of the Somme Begins
  • Z Day
  • The Battles of the Somme

And much, much more...

So if you want to learn more about the First World War, scroll up and click the "Add to Cart" button!

©2019 Captivating History (P)2019 Captivating History
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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No, Gavrilo Princip was NOT lynched!

He was sentenced to 20 yrs of prison, and died from tuberculosis.
I'm astonished how such an easily-checked fact can appear erroneously in this book!
(The book claims that Princip was lynched)
If such a basic fact is wrong, and in the beginning, how can I trust the rest?

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So Well Written

so well written it is early to follow even if you aren't very familiar with the first world war which I was not.

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A Classic History

Truly a classic history of WWI. Not overly academic but thorough in presenting the conflict in its full scope. Highly recommend!

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The First World War

This book should be on every history lover’s shelf. This book is outstanding and has a lot of good insight. The author really makes you think about what we need to learn.

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Very Nice

Presented issues and events are seemingly unbiased. Detailed information that would instruct anyone to the events of this war. I would've liked to hear more about American and aerial involvement.

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  • Candy Carpenter
  • 11-28-19

This author is good

As always, I was much impressed by how the author handled the complex sequence of events in the short compass of a book not intended to be a complete day to day, mini-battle to a mini-battle, detailed accounting of events.

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  • Rudolf Diaz
  • 11-22-19

Very Nice Information

This provided a solid understanding of The Great War's causes and how it changed the face of warfare, politics, and the direction of history.

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  • Moises Burgess
  • 11-22-19

Wonderful

The author has a wonderful writing style that is easy to follow while providing copious amounts of information that allows the reader to understand what it was like for all involved.

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  • Jane llLe
  • 11-21-19

Well Written

A very well written, all-encompassing work on The Great War. A must-read for any person interested in European history.

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  • Ina Aguilar
  • 11-20-19

Very Detailed

This is a very detailed, thorough, and truly global treatise on the Great War. The author has painstakingly researched and cross-references this work.