The World's War by David Olusoga was named World War One Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards yesterday evening.

Head of Zeus CEO Amanda Ridout said: ‘We are thrilled that such an important and interesting take on the Great War has been appropriately recognized and rewarded. Our congratulations to David.’

The World’s War is the extraordinary story of how Europe’s Great War became the world’s war – a multiracial, multi-national struggle fought in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe. Historian and BBC presenter David Olusoga explores the experiences of four million non-white people, and investigates how, from the moment the guns fell silent, their part in the Allied victory was airbrushed from history.

This is the third year the Political Book Awards have been held, after being founded by Biteback publisher and political commentator Iain Dale. The World War One category is a new award to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Click here for the full list of winners.