World War 1 - 100th Anniversary Book - Gift Details
Relive the events of World War 1 through the eyes of a major British newspaper - The Daily Mirror. This special commemorative book tells the tale of war not only through newspaper articles, but through the medium of photography, with 32 beautiful, rarely seen black and white photographs. The book is bound with a luxury black leather cover.
Read about World War I through newspaper articles written while events were unfolding, and not through the perspective of time. This World War I book has been created using scans of the original newspapers published at the time. Whether you’re a keen historian or just want to know more about the war that changed the world, this book will give anyone a fascinating insight into the major events during the war as it was fought in Europe and across the world.
Your World War I book opens on June 29th, 1914, with the murder of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, the Duchess of Hohenberg – heir to the Austrian throne, fatally shot in the station of Serajevo after a bomb failed to explode in their railway carriage. Exactly one month later, Austria-Hungary declared war on Servia, throwing the whole of Europe into turmoil.
Each page is packed with articles that document the movements of World War I, including major events such as the Battles of Somme and Ypres, the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the comings and goings of influential figures such as Lord Kitchener and Sir Douglas Haig, whilst documenting the action in Anzac, Czernowitz and Zeebrugge.
This newspaper book covers action on land, sky and sea including the sinking of cruisers Mainz, Blucher, Queen Mary and Black Prince, war amid the sand dunes of South-West Africa and Zeppelin airship attacks over London.
Your Gift Personalized
The book opens with a front page montage surrounding your own personalized certificate containing the recipient’s Name up to 22 characters and a Message up to five lines of 30 characters. It can be further personalized by gold embossing the recipient’s Name on the front cover.
This individually bound hardback book is approximately 12 x 15" and contains hundreds of Daily Mirror articles as well as 32 black and white photographs. This special Centenary Edition is presented in a stylish black leather cover.