The history of the war through material culture



'First World War in 100 Objects' examines the conflict from artefacts that ultimately mean something to people, and which, with correct interpretation, can be shown to mean something to very many more. The basis for the book is an examination of surviving objects and the interpretation of their individual narratives covering most fronts, nations and phases of the war; the war on land and in the air, and the war on the home front. What is achieved is an examination of the high points, of way markers that allow us to connect directly with the events and times of this war. Each object has a story, a unique narrative that is there to be interpreted and read. And at the heart of this story are people.

'First World War in 100 Objects' is the flagship book for the History Press, issued in March 2014 to mark the Centenary of the war.