"Not a tree stands. Not a square foot of surface has escaped mutilation.There is nothing but the mud and the gaping shell holes; a chaotic wilderness of shell holes, rim overlapping rim, and, in the bottom of many, the bodies of the dead? CAPTAIN ROWLAND FIELDING WWI WAS ON A SCALE NEVER KNOWN OR IMAGINED BEFORE.
"If any man tells you he went over the top and wasn't scared, he's a damn liar. HARRY PATCH: DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY. BORN 1898 - THESE YEARS WOULD PRODUCE A NEW AND DEADLY EXPRESSION - "GOING OVER THE TOP"
"A glorious death! Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of petrol? a death for a knight.- BARON MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN MILITARY COMMANDERS BEGAN TO REALISE THAT FLIGHT MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR WAR.
"The Lusitania is a godsend to the British. It's quite the most stupid thing the Germans could have done." - Professor Andrew Lambert, King's College, London. This sea war was about innovation and dazzling advances in technology.
"Between the trenches are any amount of dead and decomposing bodies of our own men and Turks lying on the heather. The smell is awful.- CAPTAIN GUY NIGHTINGALE THE WAR ON THE EASTERN FRONT WOULD RESHAPE THE MAP OF EUROPE FOREVER
"The First World War was certainly tragic, but it wasn't futile. In the First World War the Allies achieved a great negative victory; they prevented the domination of Europe by militaristic Germany.- DR. GARY SHEFFIELD, KING'S COLLEGE. THIS IS THE STORY OF 1918 - THE YEAR THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING