A Military Atlas of the First World War by Arthur Banks

Leo Cooper, 2001, softback, 338pp., £14.95. ISBN 0 85052 791 0. 

As editor of this journal (Ann Clayton writing in 2002), this is one book of very few books I would not want to be without. I use tips one for checking battle details and place-name spellings, and the statistical summaries have also proved invaluable over the last eight or so years. So I am delighted that, after being out-of-print from time to time, this reprint has arrived, to answer the prayers of teachers, pupils, researchers and others who need a quick and accurate reference guide. 

Sections include the Western Front in 1914, the Eastern Front in 1914, Gallipoli, Verdun, the war each year until its conclusion, the war at sea, in the air, and weapons. 

Thoroughly recommended at a good price.

[This review first appeared in the journal of The Western Front Association Stand To!  No.65  September 2002. Members receive the magazine three times a year and have access to the online archive of over 100 editions. Members also receive our in-house magazine Bulletin three times a year.]