About this book
A history of WWI, told by 20 eyewitnesses, showing what it was like to live through those devastating 4 years. 2 of the 20 perish, 2 become prisoners, 2 become celebrated heroes, 2 end up as physical wrecks. From sailors and soldiers to nurses, government workers and more, and across Britain, Russia, Germany, Australia and South America, this is a comprehensive history. It's been a bestseller in Sweden and Germany.
Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, this title explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty.