World War Literature

When World War I began on July 28, 1914, no one would have guessed that the war would take 9 million lives and become the fifth bloodiest conflict in world history. The war resulted in major political upheaval in countries around the world. It also unfortunately set the state for World War II, which embroiled over 30 countries, making it the most widespread conflict in the world.

The literature of the world wars includes some of the world's outstanding literature, including poetry, biography, fiction, and other genres. Collectors of World War literature often incorporate not only books, but also propaganda and other ephemera in their personal libraries.