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First World War home page The First World War, 1914 - 1918
Origins of the conflict
Over by Christmas
Britain and the outbreak of the war
German ascendancy
Stalemate and change : the war 1916 -18
The final stages of the war, 1917-18
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The Imperial War Museum's collections include original documents, published material, photographs, artwork, exhibits, film and sound recordings - see the IWM website for further details regarding access to their research facilities. The Imperial War Museum
Bourne, J, Britain and the Great War 1914-18 (London, 1989).
Brown, M, The Imperial War Museum Book of the First World War (London, 1991).
Brown, M and Seaton, S, Christmas Truce: The Western Front, December 1914 (London, 1984).

Cecil, H and Liddle, P (eds), Facing Armageddon: The First World War experienced (London, 1996).
Chickering, R, Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914-1918 (Cambridge, 1998).

Davies, N, Europe: A history (London, 1997).

Ferguson, N, The Pity of War (London, 1998).

Gilbert, M, First World War Atlas (London, 1970).
Gilbert, M, The First World War (London, 1995).

Haythornthwaite, P, The World War One Sourcebook (London, 1992).
Herwig, H, The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918 (London, 1996).

Kocka, J, Facing Total War: German society, 1914-1918 (Cambridge, Mass., 1984).

Macdonald, L, 1914: The Dawn of Hope (London, 1987).
Macdonald, L, 1915: The Death of Innocence (London, 1993).

Strachan, H (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (Oxford, 1998).
Strachan, H, The First World War (Volume I): To arms (Oxford 2001).

Weintraub, S, Silent Night: The story of the World War I Christmas truce (London, 2001).
Winter, J (ed.), Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914-19 (Cambridge, 1997).

Zeman, Z, A Diplomatic History of the First World War (London, 1971).

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Origins of the First World War
Berghahn, V, Germany and the Approach of War in 1914 (London, 1993).

Evans, R and Pogge von Strandmann, H (eds), The Coming of the First World War (Oxford, 1998).

Fischer, F, Germany's Aims in the First World War (London, 1977).

Henig, R, The Origins of the First World War (London, 1993).

Joll, J, The Origins of the First World War (London, 1992).

Keiger, J, France and the Origins of the War (London, 1983).
Kennedy, P (ed.), The War Plans of the Great Powers, 1880-1914 (London, 1979).
Koch, H (ed.), The Origins of the First World War: Great Power rivalry and German war aims (London, 1984).

Lieven D, Russia and the Origins of the First World War (London, 1983).

Steiner, Z, Britain and the Origins of the First World War (London, 1979).

Williamson, S, Austria-Hungary and the Origins of the First World War (Basingstoke, 1991).

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Horne, J and Kramer, A, 'German "Atrocities" and Franco-German Opinion, 1914:
The evidence of German soldiers' diaries', Journal of Modern History (1994).
Horne, J, and Kramer, A, German Atrocities, 1914: A history of denial (New Haven, 2001).

Messinger, G, British Propaganda and the State in the First World War (Manchester, 1992).

Panayi, P, The Enemy in Our Midst: Germans in Britain during the First World War (Oxford, 1991).

Report of the Committee on Alleged German Outrages (London, 1915).

Wilson, T, 'Lord Bryce's Investigation into Alleged German Atrocities in Belgium, 1914-15', Journal of Contemporary History (1979).
Wilson, T, The Myriad Faces of War: Britain and the Great War, 1914-1918 (Cambridge, 1986).

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Armenian massacres

Graber, G, Caravans to Oblivion: The Armenian genocide, 1915 (New York, 1996).

Hovannisian, R (ed.), The Armenian Genocide: History, politics, ethics (London, 1992).

Somakian, EJ, Empires in Conflict: Armenia and the Great Powers, 1898-1920 (London, 1995).

Toynbee, A, Armenian Atrocities: The murder of a nation (London, 1915).

Walker, C, Armenia: The survival of a nation (London, 1980).
Werfel, F, The Forty Days (London, 1945).

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