The World's War

Author:   David Olusoga
Publisher:   Head of Zeus
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9781789544497


Pages:   480
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Format:   Paperback
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A unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War, and why they were later air-brushed out of history. In a sweeping narrative, David Olusoga describes how Europe's Great War became the World's War - a multi-racial, multi-national struggle, fought in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe, which pulled in men and resources from across the globe. Throughout, he exposes the complex, shocking paraphernalia of the era's racial obsessions, which dictated which men would serve, how they would serve, and to what degree they would suffer. As vivid and moving as it is revelatory and authoritative. The World's War explores the experiences and sacrifices of 4 million non-European, non-white people whose stories have remained too long in the shadows.

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Author:   David Olusoga
Publisher:   Head of Zeus
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
ISBN:  

9781789544497


ISBN 10:   1789544491
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
This item is yet to be released. You can pre-order this item and we will dispatch it to you upon its release.

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'Meticulously researched and beautifully written' Military History Monthly. 'The wartime experience of African, Chinese and Indian participants, for too long neglected, is detailed here' Good Book Guide. 'In a remarkable and eye-opening book Olusoga has restored the conflict's global perspectives ... The magnificent, eloquently written The World's War is a genuinely groundbreaking piece of research' BBC History.


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David Olusoga is a historian and a BBC producer, and an expert on the themes of colonialism, slavery and racism. He is the co-author of the much-praised The Kaiser's Holocaust (2010).

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