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This was one of the best alternate history compendiums I have read. All of the stories had some interesting angles, everything was well written. If you like conjecturing on whether things could have been different one way or another, and like reading about this era of more than a century ago, this is highly recommended. I have degrees in international relations and history (as well as business) and I have lived most of my life abroad - and so am particular about what fits and what doesn't in terms of what makes for a good AH read. One of my lifetime favourites in terms of the short story AH genre. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
WW1 is somewhat overshadowed by WW2 in popular culture. We remember it for the death tolls, the wasted men, the static front and so it seems less dramatic then the later war with it's vast changes of fortune.
But it was a global war and one in which millions died in arenas quite unlike that of the trenches. The main appeal of this collection of stories is that we jump from New Guinea in one story to Canada in another as we look at the War from various different angles which prevents the anthology from becoming too samey.
I enjoyed all of the stories and the little historical explanation that followed them allows all the tales to be put into proper perspective. A must for those interested in either war fiction in general or ww1 in particular.