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Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War I

by Graziella Parati, Cinzia Blum & Diego Lazzarich

In Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War I, well-known scholars of history, political science, film, literature, and cultural studies explore the impact that the Great War had on twentieth-century culture...


I Will Hold: The Story of USMC Legend Clifton B. Cates, from Belleau Wood to Victory in the Great War

by James Carl Nelson

The incredible true story of Clifton B. “Lucky” Cates, whose service in World War I and beyond made him a legend in the annals of the Marine Corps.

Cates knew that he and his small band of marines were in...


The Lusitania's Last Voyage: Being a Narrative of the Torpedoing and Sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German Submarine off the Irish Coast May 7, 191

by Jr., Charles E. Lauriat & Geoffrey Wawro

A first-hand account of the Lusitania’s doomed final voyage.

On May 7, 1915, the German U-boat U-20 fired a torpedo into the side of the passenger liner RMS Lusitania as it passed the Old Head of Kinsale in...


The Path to War

The Great War Illustrated 1916: Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI

by Jack Holroyd & William Langford

With conscription introduced, Zeppelins carrying out bombing raids on key towns and cities across England, the Battle of Jutland seeing fourteen British ships sunk and the Battle of the Somme claiming 20,000...


Tumult & Tears: An Anthology of Women's First World War Poetry

by Vivien Newman

During the First World War and its immediate aftermath, hundreds of women wrote thousands of poems on multiple themes and for many different purposes. Women’s poetry was published, sold (sometimes to raise...


Ancestor's Footsteps: The Somme 1916

by Andrew Rawson

This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The combination of First World War battle accounts and annotated trench maps throughout this...


The Lengthening War: The Great War Diary of Mabel Goode

by Michael Goode

This is a strong narrative of the war, easy to read, mixing news with personal feelings and events (often revealing gap between official news and reality).

The diary captures the authors' growing disillusionment...


The First Day of the Somme: Gommecourt to Maricourt, 1 July 1916

by Jon Cooksey & Jerry Murland

Many guidebooks cover the Somme offensive in 1916, the five-month struggle that has come to be seen as one of the defining episodes in the history of the fighting on the Western Front during the First World...


French Tanks of the Great War: Development, Tactics and Operations

by Tim Gale

The French tank corps was an essential part of the French army from 1917 onwards, yet its history has been strangely neglected in English accounts of the Western Front – and that is why Tim Gale’s meticulously...


War! Hellish War! Star Shell Reflections 1916-1918: The Illustrated Diaries of Jim Maultsaid

by Jim Maultsaid & Barbara McClune

Jim Maultsaid’s illustrated diaries of his Great War service offer a unique and completely original perspective of a fighting man’s experiences.

Although an American citizen Jim was living in Donegal in 1914...


Lincoln in the Great War

by Louise Blackah

Lincoln produced many heroes during WW1 including, Wing Commander Fiennes who was the Commanding Officer of 38 Squadron from 1916 to 1917 flying FE2b aircraft (known as the 'Fees') on patrol against raiding...


Hitler's Ardennes Offensive: The German View of the Battle of the Bulge

by Danny S. Parker & Dennis Oliver

In this gripping, unusual volume, insight into the Battle of the Bulge is told through firsthand accounts by German officers. The battle, a major German offensive, caught the allied forces off-guard in Belgium,...


Marked for Death: The First War in the Air

by James Hamilton-Paterson

A dramatic and fascinating account of aerial combat during World War I, revealing the terrible risks taken by the men who fought and died in the world's first war in the air. Little more than ten years after...


The Battle of Jutland: History's Greatest Sea Battle Told Through Newspaper Reports, Official Documents and the Accounts of Those Who Were There

by Richard Osborne

Since the days of the Battle of Trafalgar, the Royal Navy had been the acknowledged as the most powerful maritime force on the planet. Britain could boast more warships, and particularly more Dreadnoughts and...


The Battle of Neuve Chapelle: Britain's Forgotten Offensive of 1915

by Paul Kendall

After the reverses of 1914, the French and British commanders were determined to turn the tables on the Germans and take the war to the enemy. A major combined offensive was planned in the Artois region of France...


Verdun 1916: The Renaissance of the Fortress

by J E Kauffman & H W Kauffman

Wrapped in myth and distortion, the Battle of Verdun is one of the most enigmatic battles of the Great War, and the controversy continues a century later. Before the battle the Germans believed they had selected...


City of London in the Great War

by Stephen John Wynn

Throughout the First World War, London played a major part in Great Britain's war effort, both at home and abroad. A far as Germany was concerned, the city was their ultimate goal – the ultimate target that...


Morpeth in the Great War

by Craig Armstrong

Morpeth played a key role in Northumberland's war effort. As a market town and the seat of government of the county authority, the town was significant in the coordination of Northumberland’s war effort. With...


THEO'S DIARY: A Novel of Love, War, and Regret

by Barbara J Duell

Theo sat on the old bench across from the cemetery and pulled his jacket close to his chest. The service for his closest friend had ended an hour ago but he would wait. After everyone left, Theo would go into...