World War I Told Through 100 Artifacts
War Told Through Artifacts
Reading Level: 8
Interest Level: 7-12
Though World War I was fought more than a century ago, its legacy lives on in the form of artifacts both big and small, from tanks and rifles to barbed wire and gas masks. Readers will be fascinated by how these items and documents helped shape the course of the conflict, beginning with the bullet-marked car where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and carrying through to memorials built after the war, such as the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. The stories and photographs of these objects illustrate the daily experience of the soldiers, as well as the impact of the war on everyday citizens.