1st ed., 1960. Xxiv + 421 pp., 34 photo-plates + 24 maps + e.p., maps. D.j., 22 x 15cm. V.G.+. In what was designed to be a comprehensive record of the First World War, the author finds space to appraise the personalities, talents and defects of the principal leaders; the plans and politics, particularly where politics influenced plans; and the atmosphere and peculiarities of the various theatres of war. The emphasis is on the Western Front because it was there, in Captain Falls' view, that the War could be most readily lost or won, but both naval and air operations and campaigns in other land theatres are thoroughly recorded.