The World at War brings to life the events of World War i and World War ii in vivid detail, tracing the course of these two global conflicts from every perspective. World War 1 left an indelible mark on the collective memories of countries that lost a generation of young men. It was hailed as the ‘war to end war’, but 20 years later the world was thrown into the most destructive and world-shattering conflict of all time. The World at War details the military, strategic, and political events of both world wars – and the events leading up to them. Packed with authoritative information and compelling images, it provides a true understanding of the wars that changed the world.