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The Kaiser's Army

by David Stone

In this comprehensive book, David Stone describes and analyses every aspect of the German Army as it existed under Kaiser Wilhelm II, encompassing its development and antecedents, organisation, personnel, weapons...


Barrow-in-Furness in the Great War

by Ruth Mansergh

This book is about how Barrow's output of war materials was vital to the Great War effort, and it is about the Barrovians and men from the surrounding south Lakeland area - from all walks of life - who fought...


Brothers In Arms: The Unique Collection of Letters and Photographs of Two Brothers from the Front

by Karen Farrington

Hidden away in the back of an old desk drawer was a dusty pile of school-style exercise books. In them were the recollections of a young officer who had fought with the Essex Regiment in the First World War...


Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-18: The Diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM

by Albert Simpkin & David Venner

The book is skilfully abridged version of the diary of a First World War motorcycle despatch rider, Sergeant Albert Simpkin, who was attached to the HQ 37th Division. The diary entries, and some longer descriptions...


Johnny Get Your Gun: A personal narrative of the Somme, Ypres and Arras

by John F Tucker

At the age of seventeen-and-a-half, full of idealism and patriotism, John Tucker enlisted as an Infantryman in the London Kensington Regiment and reached France, after training, in August 1915. Against all odds...


Britain's Great War Experience: Life at Home and Abroad 1914-1918

by Dr Peter Liddle

Expertly written and beautifully presented, this book of outstanding photographs, documents and art work captures the spirit of the British people as they faced and successfully came through the prolonged challenge...


Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the Great War

by Craig Armstrong

With the large number of troops stationed in and around the area and its position as a major industrial city, which focused on armaments production, shipbuilding and heavy engineering, the realities of the war...


Kidnap in Crete: The True Story of the Abduction of a Nazi General

by Rick Stroud

This is the story of how a small SOE unit led by Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in 1944. For thirty-two days, they were chased across the mountains as they...


Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy

by Diana Preston

On May 7, 1915, toward the end of her 101st eastbound crossing, from New York to Liverpool, England, R.M.S. Lusitania-pride of the Cunard Line and one of the greatest ocean liners afloat-became the target of...


Ministering Angels: A History of Nursing from The Crimea to The Blitz

by Stella Bingham & Yvonne McEwen

In the eighteenth century professional nurses were often written off as drunk, slovenly, or cruel. In the Crimea, under Florence Nightingale’s direction, they had become known as ‘Ministering Angels’. By...


Call to Arms: The British Army 1914-18

by Charles Messenger

This is a comprehensive account of how the British Army coped with and adapted to the enormous challenges and pressures of the First World War -- the first major continental war that the army had had to fight...


From Imperial Splendour to Internment: The German Navy in the First World War

by Nicolas Wolz

This important new work describes how the Imperial German Navy, which had expanded to become one of the great maritime forces in the world, second only to the Royal Navy, proved, with the exception of its submarines,...


Gallipoli Sniper: The Remarkable Life of Billy Sing

by John Hamilton

This is a well-researched, detailed and compelling story.'
Defender Magazine

Billy Sing was a small, dark man - and a deadly killer. When, as a member of the Australian Imperial Force 5th Light Horse,...


Fatal Charge at Gallipoli: The Story of One of the Bravest and Most Futile Actions of the Dardanelles Campaign - The Light Horse at The Nek - August 1

by John Hamilton

Armed only with rifles, bayonets and raw courage, the men of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade left the shelter of their rocky trenches to storm The Nek, a narrow stretch of ridge held by the Ottoman Turks. The first...


Gallipoli Victoria Cross Hero: The Price of Valour- The Triumph and Tragedy of Hugo Throssell VC

by John Hamilton

The son of a former Premier of Western Australia, Hugo Throssell, volunteered to join the Imperial Australian Force which was shipped to Gallipoli in 1915. He was a member of the 10th Australian Light Horse...


Star Shell Reflections 1916: The Great War Diaries of Jim Maultsaid

by Barbara McClune

As the centenary of the Great War approaches, this book offers a unique perspective told in the words and illustrations of someone who was there , on the front line.

Although an American citizen, Jim Maultsaid's...


Nottingham in the Great War

by Carol Lovejoy Edwards

The years 1914-1918 cost many lives in the trenches of France and Belgium. Those trenches and the battles that were fought from them are well documented. But back home in towns and cities up and down the United...


Kings of the Air: French Aces and Airmen of the Great War

by Ian Sumner

In comparison to their British and German counterparts, the French airmen of the Great War are not well known. Yet their aerial exploits were just as remarkable, and their contribution to the war effort on the...


Hamilton and Gallipoli: British Command in the Age of Military Transformation

by Evan McGilvray

This is a study of Sir Ian Hamilton VCs command of the Gallipoli campaign. Appointed by Kitchener after the failure of the initial Allied naval offensive in the Dardanelles, Hamilton was to lead the ambitious...


I Escape!: The Great War's Most Remarkable POW

by Captain J.L. Hardy DSO MC

Of all the daring PoW escape stories that have come to light in the last 100 years and immortalized by Steve McQueen in the film The Great Escape, the story of J.L. Hardy has to be one of the most remarkable....