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By Arthur Banks

This can be a exact examine of the clash of 1914-18 on land, sea and within the air, via maps, diagrams and illustrations. in the scope of a few 250 maps, Arthur Banks has awarded either huge normal surveys of political and armed forces approach, and the main heavily researched information of significant person campaigns and engagements. those are supplemented through finished research of army strengths and command buildings and illustrations.

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