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The First World War Retold

Paul Cornish

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The First World War Retold tells the story of that war from a fresh perspective, fully illustrated with objects, photographs and works of art from IWM's unparalleled collections. This new edition marks IWM's 100th anniversary.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

The First World War Retold A01 By (author) N Paul Cornish 240 195 BC Paperback / softback 256 Imperial War Museum Imperial War Museum London United Kingdom HBWN First World War JWL War & defence operations HBJD European history HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000 1D Europe 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) 1.3 NHWR5 JWL NHD First World War War & defence operations European history 3MPBF 3MP 1D c 1910 to c 1919 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999 Europe The First World War Retold tells the story of that war from a fresh perspective, fully illustrated with objects, photographs and works of art from IWM's unparalleled collections. This new edition marks IWM's 100th anniversary. IWM was founded on 5 March 1917 when the War Cabinet approved a proposal by Sir Alfred Mond MP for the creation of a national war museum to record the events still taking place during the First World War. The intention was to collect and display material as a record of everyone's experiences during the war - civilian and military - and to commemorate the sacrifices of all sections of society.The First World War Retold tells the story of that war from a fresh perspective, fully illustrated with objects, photographs and works of art from IWM's unparalleled collections. It presents events as they happened, through quotations from diaries, letters or reported conversations written or spoken within hours, days or weeks of the events they describe. Through these voices and objects - emotive, immediate, and sometimes surprising - the story of the war is retold from a compelling new angle, allowing us to both understand and reflect upon the landmark conflict that still shapes our lives today. "The book examines the Great War from its causes through its aftermath, and the concise text is well-illustrated with both black and white period photographs and color images of the various artifacts that the IWM has been able to collect over the past century....For those who are interested in the Great War, the First World War Retold offers a concise and well-illustrated look at the conflict that swept away the old political and social order but unfortunately set the stage for an even more deadly conflict a generation later. The book is highly recommended, and reading it will probably convince some that they must journey to London to see the new IWM First World War Galleries that author Cornish helped to create."-- "Journal of America's Military Past" Paul Cornish has worked at the Imperial War Museum since 1989, chiefly as a curator in the Department of Exhibits, which cares for the museum's over 140,000 3D objects. He is IWM's firearms specialist and the author of 'Machine Guns and the Great War'. Between 2010 and 2014 Paul worked as Senior Curator on the First World War Galleries Project, and was a key part of the small team who created the content for IWM London's gound-breaking new First World War Galleries. 19012017 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 20.00 0.00 20.00 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 12 GARD Y IWM was founded on 5 March 1917 when the War Cabinet approved a proposal by Sir Alfred Mond MP for the creation of a national war museum to record the events still taking place during the First World War. The intention was to collect and display material as a record of everyone's experiences during the war - civilian and military - and to commemorate the sacrifices of all sections of society.The First World War Retold tells the story of that war from a fresh perspective, fully illustrated with objects, photographs and works of art from IWM's unparalleled collections. It presents events as they happened, through quotations from diaries, letters or reported conversations written or spoken within hours, days or weeks of the events they describe. Through these voices and objects - emotive, immediate, and sometimes surprising - the story of the war is retold from a compelling new angle, allowing us to both understand and reflect upon the landmark conflict that still shapes our lives today.
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Book publisherImperial War Museum
Publication date19 Jan 2017
FormatPaperback
Pages256
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