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The Gallipoli Experience Reconsidered: In 1915 and in retrospect

by Dr Peter Liddle

The Gallipoli Campaign is generally viewed as a disastrous failure of the First World War, inadequately redeemed by the heroism of the soldiers and sailors who were involved in the fighting. But before the first...


With the British Army on the Somme: Memoirs from the Trenches 1914-1918

by Sir William Beach Thomas

A rare and vivid account of life on the Battlefields of the Great War, The British Army on the Somme details the experiences of war journalist William Beach Thomas. One of only five men chosen in 1915 to document...


The Kaiser's Captive: In the Claws of the German Eagle

by Albert Rhys Williams

Albert Rhys Williams was an American journalist and author. In 1914, Williams travelled to Europe as the special war correspondent for Outlook magazine, tasked with the duty of reporting the events of the Great...


Visiting the Fallen: Arras: North

by Peter Hughes

Like Ypres, Arras was a front line town throughout the Great War. From March 1916 it became home to the British Army and it remained so until the Advance to Victory was well under way. In 1917 the Battle of...


Private Hitler's War: 1914-1919

by Bob Carruthers

During the Great War Adolf Hitler served in the ranks of the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment from 1914 to 1918, and was awarded the Iron Cross. In later years, under the masterful control of Doctor Goebbels,...


First World War Front Lines

by Boyd Cable

"...The attack on the wood had begun soon after dawn, and it was no more than 8 a.m. when the Corporal was dropped badly wounded in the advance line of the attack where it had penetrated about four hundred yards...


Ghosts of Anzac: He fought at Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele, was decorated for gallantry under fire, and kept a secret diary

by Onesimus William Howe & Doreen Langsford

Old soldiers never tell their war stories? This one did: "General Johnstone tried to compliment us on our 'work' but was cut up too much when he heard of our losses. He was visibly affected. We marched to Mametz...


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...


First to Fly: The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, the American Heroes Who Flew For France in World War I

by Charles Bracelen Flood

If the Wright brothers’ 1903 flights in Kitty Hawk marked the birth of aviation, World War I can be called its violent adolescence—a brief but bloody era that completely changed the way planes were designed,...


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,...