A Heroes' History of The Great War
‘In Flanders fields, the poppies blow. Between the crosses, row on row.’ (McCrae) The many miles of grave stones are a poignant reminder of the millions of soldiers and civilians who died in the conflict between 1914 and 1918. The Great War involved many countries across almost all continents and left a lasting scar on places and people. Understanding why the world went to war and the consequences that followed is important for us all in raising awareness of the huge debt we owe to those who died. So from the causes to the combat, trenches and technology, air power to Armistice, discover the politics and personal experiences that we must remember - one hundred years later - when we wear a poppy to honour those who sacrificed their lives in the hope of freedom and peace.