Author(s): Alan Cowsill
"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our time."-Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary The First World War, also known as the Great War, involved over thirty nations and resulted in the deaths of millions of young men. This stunning new book brings history to life as we see the war through the eyes of the young conscripted servicemen on all sides of the conflict. Introducing the advent of tanks, airplanes, air raids, submarines and gas attacks, we take a close look at the first modern war of the 20th Century. From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo to the Treaty of Versailles we see for ourselves what life was like in the trenches, on the home front, at sea and in the air. This is more than just a history book; it is a fully illustrated journey into another age. We follow the fortunes of a group of young conscripts and volunteers to discover what life was really like in the trenches and how they coped with returning home after the horrors of the front line.
Alan Cowsill started out as a comic dealer before becoming a writer and editor. He co-created "Stormwatcher" for Acme/Eclipse before working on Panini UK's Marvel line, writing the first UK-originated "Spider-Man" strips for over a decade. He created the best-selling "Jackie Chan Adventures" and the award-winning "Classic Marvel Figurine Collection" and "DC Super Hero Collection" for Eaglemoss Publishing. He is presently editing the "DC Chess Collection" and "Batman Automobilia Collection." His books include "Colin the Goblin" (Egmont Books), "Warzone: Dark Eden "(Target Games), "Chronopia, DC Comics: A Year by Year Visual Chronicle, Marvel Avengers Character Encyclopaedia, Avengers: The Ultimate Guide To Earth's Mightiest Heroes" and "Spider-Man Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle" (Dorling Kindersley).