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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...


Containing Balkan Nationalism

The Jutland Scandal: The Truth about the First World War's Greatest Sea Battle

by Vice-Admiral John Harper & Admiral Reginald Bacon

Two high-ranking officers defied the British Admiralty to tell the tale of World War I’s first naval battle against Germany.

The Royal Navy had ruled the sea unchallenged for one hundred years since Nelson...


Conceal, Create, Confuse

by Martin Davies

This is the story of the British Army's endeavours during the Great War to deceive the enemy and trick him into weakening his defences and redeploying his reserves. In this year by year account, Martin Davies...


The Mystery of Isabella and the String of Beads: A Woman Doctor in WW1

by Kirkwood Katrina

It was the inscription that made the antique scalpels so tantalising: ‘Isabella Stenhouse’. A woman doctor? A woman doctor who was rumoured to have served in the First World War? Could Isabella have treated...


Lighter Than Air: The Life and Times of Wing Commander N.F. Usborne RN, Pioneer of Naval Aviation

by Guy Warner

Neville Florian Usborne entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1897. In the years between him joining up and the outbreak of the First World War, he engaged in a huge number of enterprises and endeavours. Praise...


Wigan in the Great War

by Stephen McGreal

On 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. Originally perceived as a short campaign to curtail Germanic imperialism, it developed into a catastrophic four-year-long war of attrition. The First World...


The First Day on the Somme: Revised Edition

by Martin Middlebrook

After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 am. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the...


Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme: 100th Anniversary: 7th Revised, Expanded GPS Edition

by Major Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt

The 100th Anniversary of the most publically aware battle of WW1 - the

battle of the Somme, will be on 1 July 2016 and every media form will be

covering it from January onwards. The book has taken 20 years to...


Eyewitness on the Somme 1916

by Matthew Richardson

What was the soldier’s experience of the Battle of the Somme? How did the men who were there record their part in the fighting or remember it afterwards? How can we, 100 years later, gain an insight into one...


Somme 1916: Success and Failure on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme

by Paul Kendall

What really happened on the first day of the Somme?

Much controversy has surrounded the Somme offensive relating to its justification and its impact upon the course of the war. General Sir Douglas Haig's policies...


Rendezvous with Death: The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight for France and for Civilization

by David Hanna

They volunteered for the French, but they were fighting for the future of civilization.

Before America joined World War I, a small group of Americans volunteered for the French Foreign Legion to help defeat the...


The First Hundred Thousand

by Ian Hay

This book contains a fictionalised account of the day-to-day experiences of soldiers in Kitchener's Army, the voluntary section of the British Army formed following the outbreak of the First World War in 1914....


Black Tommies