Review: THE WAR TO END ALL WARS: WORLD WAR 1 by Russell Freedman

Savvy Verse & Wit recently read and reviewed The War to End All Wars: World War 1 by Russell Freedman for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a snippet:

Readers looking for an in-depth examination of the period will want to this book because the photos break up the factual litany and provide a human face behind the story.  Some of the surprising pictures for me were of the modern tanks that the British created and the gas masks made for horses.  Ironically, the rebels who were the catalyst behind the war had no idea that Archduke Franz Ferdinand was sympathetic to the Serbs cause for greater free and a larger voice in the Austria-Hungary empire.  In another section of the book, readers will discover similarities between WWI and the Cold War with the build up of armies and weapons, but unlike during the Cold War, the leaders during WWI were unsuccessful in their attempts at diplomacy even though many of the royal leaders were related.

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