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One hundred years ago, the world was in turmoil with the start of the first World War. Find out about this time period in history with this list of recently released items.

100 Years of WWI
History Channel          DVD 940.3 Hun
WWI introduced game-changing weapons of mass destruction: armored tanks, chemical weapons, submarines, and the aerial bombardments of cities. Using experts, eyewitness testimony, and riveting archival re-creations, this documentary explores the deadly mix of weapons that defined modern warfare and shocked the world.

World War I [disc]
NPR          CD 940.3 Wor
Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as “the war to end all wars,” the first world war eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction.

The Wipers Times {fictional}
DVD 791.43 Wip
It's 1916 and British Captain Fred Roberts and his detachment discover an abandoned printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium. Roberts has an idea, he will produce a newspaper to raise the spirits of his soldiers.

Alvin York: a New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne
Mastriano, Douglas          B York
Alvin C. York (1887--1964) -- devout Christian, conscientious objector, and reluctant hero of World War I -- is one of America's most famous and celebrated soldiers.

Verdun: the Lost History of the Most Important Battle
Mosier, John          940.427 Mos
From the very beginning of the war until the armistice in 1918, no fewer than eight distinct battles were waged for the possession of Verdun, France.

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe went to War in 1914
Clark, Christopher M.          940.311 Cla
How did the Balkans--a peripheral region far from Europe's centers of power and wealth--come to be the center of a drama of such magnitude? How had European nations organized themselves into opposing alliances, and how did these nations manage to carry out foreign policy as a result? 

The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
MacMillan, Margaret          940.311 Mac
Presents a narrative portrait of Europe in the years leading up to World War I that illuminates the political, cultural, and economic factors and contributing personalities that shaped major events.

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo, 1914, and the Romance that Changed the World
King, Greg          943.604 Kin
Audio - CD 943.604 Woo
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was heir to an empire with millions of subjects, many of whom resented the central government. When he chose to marry for love against the wishes of the Emperor and the Court, he and his wife were marked for destruction by reactionaries who feared their modernizing influence.

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
Hastings, Max          940.311 Has
A new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles--the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg--that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches.

July 1914: Countdown to War
McMeekin, Sean          940.311 McK
World War I might have been avoided entirely had it not been for a small group of statesmen who, in the month after the Archduke's assassination, plotted to use Ferdinand's murder as the trigger for a long-awaited showdown in Europe.

1913: the Year before the Storm
Illies, Florian          940.288 Ill
Just before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century's most exciting year. It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet.

Hundred Days: the Campaign that Ended World War I
Lloyd, Nick          940.434 Llo
Describes the difficult and bloody four-month battle that tipped the stalemate on the Western Front in favor of the Allies in 1918 and drove back the Germans, bringing World War I to an end.