Learn about the major battles, leaders, tactics, and strategies that helped the Allies topple the Axis powers, as well as new inventions, such as airplanes and tanks, which proved crucial to “The Great War.” Among the battles covered:
- Battle of Tannenberg: outnumbered German soldiers plan a sneak attack that destroys Russian forces, capturing 150,000 prisoners of war.
- Battle of the Somme: One of military history’s worst follies, this battle ended with more than one million casualties—and yet achieved almost nothing for either side.
- Battle of Cantigny: A little-known battle that proved the late-arriving American forces reached the Western Front ready to win.
Other chapters cover WWI’s most fascinating figures, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Sergeant York, the Harlem Hellfighters, and world events, including the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Filled with historic photographs, maps, and notable biographies of ordinary soldiers who accomplished extraordinary feats, Great Battles for Boys: WWI also offers suggestions for movies about each battle that the whole family can watch together.