The Great War 1914-1918 was the first truly global conflict and it fundamentally changed the course of European and World history. Its impact on the history of the 20th Century up to the present day is enormous. This feature covers the historical setting of the Great War from Sarajevo and the fall of the Austro - Hungarian Empire and explains how aircraft tanks and other new technology were developed for use in the war and tells the story of each major battle on the Western Front from Mons through to Verdun and the Somme. It also covers how Great Britain called on all the countries of the Empire for support in its hour of need with the role of America in the war fully explained. 1919 finally brings peace to Europe with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. With over 150 fascinating images including original French and German maps of the Western Front this is a compelling history of the Great War.