Current Version Version: 1.0
Developer Alpha History Pty Ltd
Rating
Price $4.00
Filed Under Education
Age rating 4+
Compatibility
  • iPad

Description

World War I (1914-18) set alight a continent, scarred a generation and shaped a century. Now, you can experience the turmoil and transformation of the Great War, right on your Apple iOS device. World War I for iPad contains 33 chapters, written especially for this app by Alpha History authors and qualified historians (no public domain or Wikipedia content). Learn more about the causes, contexts, events and outcomes of World War I, including: - Background on the major national players: Germany, Britain, France, Austria-Hungary, Russia, the Ottoman Empire and the United States - Kaiser Wilhelm II - Chapters on each of the major causes of war: nationalism, imperialism, militarism, alliances and the Balkan crisis - The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the July Crisis - Germany's Schlieffen Plan and the opening weeks of the war - The unfolding Western Front and the evolution of trench warfare - Other theatres of war, including Gallipoli, the Middle East and Africa - The war at sea and in the air - Profiles of military commanders like Haig, Hindenburg, Joffre and Monash - The weapons of war, from rifles and bayonets, to poison gas and flame-throwers - 'Total war': how economics, societies and civilians were harnessed to supply the war effort - Opposition to the war - War poets, such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon - The impact of war in Russia, leading to the February 1917 revolution - America's isolationism and the factors which lead to its entry into the war - The German offensive of 1918 and their final capitulation in November - Aftermath: the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations and a new Europe - The human cost of the war: physical, psychological and cultural Each chapter contains an audio reading of the text, so you can read along or use World War I for iPad as an audiobook. Chapters also feature great graphics and cartoons, hand-picked for their historical value. There is also a great range of support material, including embedded videos, a comprehensive timeline and glossary, a collection of quotations and a 'strange but true' trivia section. And if that's not enough, you can test your knowledge of World War I with two interactive crosswords! World War I for iPad is ideal for casual readers or for students across a range of levels, including: - Senior secondary and high school History courses - IB, AP and other diploma-level History courses (US) - GSCE and A-level (UK) - VCE, HSC and other Australian courses - undergraduate or college students seeking an accessible introduction to the Great War Stay tuned in 2012 for more great History apps from Alpha History!

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