Len's Summary: First published in hard cover in 2011, this volume contains 38 essays by leading scholars on military, social, economic, political, technical and cultural aspects of the conflict. Also available as an e-book. Horn won the Tomlinson Book Prize in 2002. -- Thirty-eight analytical essays by leading scholars who represent the cutting edge of research on WWI and its legacy. Holger Herwig’s essay on the War in the West is of particular interest. Both Horn and Herwig are winners of the WFA’s Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize. -- Essays on the world before, during and after The Great War edited by a winner of the WFA Annual Tomlinson Book Prize. Military, diplomatic and cultural legacies of the war; war crimes, film and gender issues. A less expansive paperback version is promised. Order from www.blackwellreference.com.
The Centennial commemorations are over, but WW1 remains a relevant area of study because of its enormous impact on the 20th and 21st centuries: Many present-day geographic tensions come from the post-war peace and drawing of boundaries. More families than ever are seeking to understand the war’s impact on their ancestors. The war had a profound impact on all facets of society, including post-war re-building. At the time of this writing, the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 is again newsworthy.
In 2020 we are working to increase engagement and communication with the membership. This will include: regular publication of our Journal, World War One Illustrated, and our newsletter, Here and There; a more regular social media presence; and a refreshed website.