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World War One: 1914-1918

(Campfire Graphic Novels)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  20 reviews
"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 servic
Paperback, 132 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by Campfire (first published January 5th 2014)
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Thomas Edmund
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This novel contains an excellent blend of historical narrative with devastating storytelling and equally intense artwork. The majority of the prose is a matter-of-fact explanation of World War, while character focussed drama is perhaps a little sparse. Still the piece is very powerful and really good for someone like me who perhaps doesn’t have time to devote to a lengthy doco or non-fiction novel but is more than happy to read a well penned graphic novel on the subject of the ‘Great’ War.
Robert Taub
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
An interesting summary of WWI from the perspective of a soldier. The author uses far too much cliche and trite humor, in my view; this diminishes the seriousness of the conditions and stresses lived by the soldiers. Still, it works well as a historical overview for readers unfamiliar with the history.

Anybody reading this should try to take a trip to Ypres (portrayed in the story) and the surrounding area of Belgium. It will be an unforgettable experience.
Arush Ul islam
A good brief history of World War I, deserves to read for once.
Chels Patterson
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful and moving way to learn WWI history. The pictures are well drawn and the script is fast past switching between interpersonal and factual. It does lack some detail but it’s a good jumping into book. I did a lot of wiki searches and googled a lot of what was spoken about to get a better understanding, such as what exactly was “strap to a gun” punishment. Good for all ages, but it’s defiantly overview and introductory.
Frankie Dunning
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
The graphic novel World War One was a historical fiction book by Alan Cowsill. I would recommend this book to others if they needed to read a historical fiction book. I like how they told more of the story through the pictures more than the words so it told a story in a different way. I dont usually read historical fiction books but maybe I will again.
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A good graphic novel about a soldier's experiences during the First World War.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting way to get a basic understanding of World War One.
WhiteStar 111
This book is very intense and sad. George suffered a lot which was very realistic. I really like this book
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
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This is a good book about world War 1. It is realistic and good.
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World War One: 1915-1918 is a well researched historical graphic novel recounting the War To End All Wars from the perspective of two British soldiers. Their stories are chronologically interspersed with major events/battles as well as tales from other soldiers. The book is well done and gives a very manageable view of its subject.

The ratio between historical event to personal story is 50-50. We'll follow George and Joe,
Matti Karjalainen
Alan Cowsillin käsikirjoittaman ja Lalit Kumar Sharman kuvittaman "World War One: 1914-1918" (Campfire, 2014) -albumin päähenkilö on brittiläinen jalkaväen sotilas, jonka kokemusten ja kertoman kautta lukija saa kohtalaisen hyvän kuvan ensimmäisestä maailmansodasta ja sen tärkeimmistä tapahtumista. Lukukokemus ei mene silti puuduttavan luennoinnin puolelle, vaan fakta ja fiktio ovat hyvin tasapainossa. Jos olisin historianopettaja, niin saattaisin hyvinkin käyttää tämmöistä sarjakuvaa hyödyksi t ...more
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a very good overview of the First World War. If used with Wayne Vansant's The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen's Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI, a student should be able to grasp the outlines of the First World War. Also recommended are Max Brooks' The Harlem Hellfighters and Pat Mills' Charley's War.

If you want your child to have any cultural literacy, best look up these graphic histories folks. History classes are being gutted by politicians and their edu-crat minion
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Good review of WWI with the story line of one man from Britain who fought in the war. Great way to re-introduce myself to the events of WWI. Graphic novels are a quicker read than a book of the same info, but not sure I like to figure out some of the story from the comic.
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Vijai Jayaram
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Terrific was great to rewind ww 1 since most of what I have read was on ww2...nicely done!
Atul Sabnis
A good simple introduction to WWI. Decent graphics. What can be achieved in such a book has been well achieved.
Sep 22, 2014 rated it liked it
It is nice for those who want a basic history on the conflicts of World War I.
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