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By C. Brian Kelly,Ingrid Smyer

Behind the tangled alliances, feuding royals, and lethal battles are the approximately a hundred riveting real tales of the boys and ladies who lived, fought, and survived the 1st nice conflict. according to the writings of squaddies, politicians, kings, nurses, and army leaders, top Little tales from global struggle I humanizes their foibles, triumphs, and tragedies—and chronicles how the emergence of fervent nationwide satisfaction led not just to ruthless strive against, yet a serious turning aspect within the 20th century.

Fascinating characters come to lifestyles, including:

Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnavon, who grew to become her husband's Highclere fort right into a sumptuous army health facility for British officials (and encouraged the hit tv convey Downton Abbey).

Otto Roosen, the high-flying German reconnaissance pilot, who was once shot down not just one yet twice—first via the Canadian ace Billy Bishop after which through a fellow German—and survived.

Arthur man Empey, the yank who volunteered for the British military after the sinking of the Lusitania, then wrote a bestselling memoir approximately existence within the muddy trenches of the western front.

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