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The Great War 100 - app for iOS and Android, and a hard back book due for publication in 2014.

The Great War 100 - app for iOS and Android, and a hard back book due for publication in 2014.

Telling the story of The First World War using Infographics.

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    • Telling the Story of The First World War using infographics
    • www.thegreatwar100.com The ‘D’ Word...For many, history can be a bit, well...
    • www.thegreatwar100.com The ‘D’ Word......dull
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThe general perception of history books are that they are old fashioned...
    • www.thegreatwar100.com...That they are not necessarily written for the ordinary man in the street...
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThat they are just a way for the author to prove how clever and academically superior they are.
    • www.thegreatwar100.comWhatever the reason, many peoplestill do not know much about WW1
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThese days, history needs to adapt to modern tastes.
    • www.thegreatwar100.comAttention spans are tiny.
    • www.thegreatwar100.comPeople are after the history of the world in 140 characters, not 140 pages.
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThe general public are becoming less and less inclined to read those 900 page epics
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThey do not always require intimate details of every single tiny aspect.
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThey want a general overview that gets straight to the point.
    • www.thegreatwar100.comin an easy to digest format.
    • www.thegreatwar100.comthat doesn’t take up hours and hours of their lives
    • www.thegreatwar100.combut gives them a decent level of background knowledge
    • www.thegreatwar100.com so they can hold their ownin a conversation down the pub
    • www.thegreatwar100.comOr perhaps be inspired to learn more about it in their own time
    • www.thegreatwar100.comSo, this got us thinking... What if you could tell the story of WW1 by using graphics instead of words.
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThis could help bring history telling into the modern era
    • www.thegreatwar100.comIt would overcome the issues of short attention spans
    • www.thegreatwar100.comand the need for 900 page epics that no one reads
    • www.thegreatwar100.comit would give people just enough information but not drown them in detail
    • www.thegreatwar100.comand would help people learn about the First World War as we approach the Centenary
    • www.thegreatwar100.com The Great War 100 App available now for iOS and AndroidTelling the story of WW1 using infographics
    • www.thegreatwar100.comCurrently over 100 infographics in 10 categories... and growing every month
    • www.thegreatwar100.comIncluding an Overview
    • www.thegreatwar100.comBattles
    • www.thegreatwar100.comWeapons
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThe war in the air
    • www.thegreatwar100.comU-boats
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThe War at Sea
    • www.thegreatwar100.comCasualties
    • www.thegreatwar100.comWar Firsts
    • www.thegreatwar100.comTanks
    • www.thegreatwar100.comRemembrance
    • www.thegreatwar100.comThe Great War 100 app for iPhone/iPad/Android
    • www.thegreatwar100.com Search for ‘The Great War 100’on either the Apple App Store or Google Play
    • Or visit www.thegreatwar100.com