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Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War

by Robert King

Amid the carnage of the battles of the First World War a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged...


Pyramids and Fleshpots: The Egyptian, Senussi and Eastern Mediterranean Campaigns, 1914-16

by Stuart Hadaway

Personnel serving in Egypt in the Great War often complained that the popular impression of the campaigns, still widely held, was that it was a sideshow, with troops enjoying a holiday among the pyramids and...


Christmas 1914

by John Hudson

By December 1914, it had become clear to even the most optimistic observer that the war would not be over by Christmas. That month brought the first enemy-inflicted deaths of the war, when German warships bombarded...


Great War Britain Kidderminster: Remembering 1914-1918

by Sally Dixon

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Kidderminster offers an intimate portrait of the town and its people living in the...


A Doctor in the Great War: Unseen Photographs of Life in the Trenches

by Andrew Davidson

Featuring 250 previously unknown photographs, this is the extraordinary true story of a young doctor whose photos left behind an astonishing firsthand account of life at the front of World War I.

As a twenty-five-year-old...


Best Little Stories from World War I: Nearly 100 True Stories

by C. Brian Kelly & Ingrid Smyer

Behind the tangled alliances, feuding royals, and deadly battles are the nearly 100 riveting true stories of the men and women who lived, fought, and survived the first Great War. Based on the writings of soldiers,...


The Kaiser's Pirates: Hunting Germany's Raiding Cruisers in World War I

by Nick Hewitt

The Kaiser’s Pirates is a dramatic and little-known story of World War I, when the actions of a few men shaped the fate of nations. By1914 Germany had ships and sailors scattered across the globe, protecting...


From the West Coast to the Western Front: British Columbians and the Great War

by Mark Forsythe & Greg Dickson

It has often been observed that the First World War jolted Canada into nationhood, and as Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson show in this compelling book, no province participated more eagerly in that transformation...


The Yanks Are Coming!: A Military History of the United States in World War I: A Military History of the United States in World War I

by III, H. W. Crocker

Bestselling military historian H. W. Crocker III (The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee on Leadership, etc.) now turns his guns on the epic story of America’s involvement in the First...


On That Day I Left My Boyhood Behind

by Woodcock Norman & Burnett Susan

1914. At 17, Norman Woodcock is called up and leaves the warmth and comfort of the family bakery in Leeds with little more than the uniform on his back. 1919. He returns having witnessed unspeakable horrors,...


Great War Britain Exeter: Remembering 1914-18

by David Parker

The First World War claimed over 900,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Exeter offers an in-depth portrait of the town and its people during the 'war to end...


No Labour, No Battle: Military Labour During the First World War

by John Starling, Ivor Lee & Professor Richard Holmes

From 1917 British soliders who were unfit or too old for front line service were to serve unarmed and within the range of German guns for weeks or even months at a time undertaking labouring tasks. The vital,...


The Other First World War: The Blood-Soaked Russian Fronts 1914-1922: The Blood-Soaked Russian Fronts 1914-1922

by Douglas Boyd

Unlike the stalemate of the trenches in Flanders, the little-known eastern front of the First World War was a war of movement that cost 12 million casualties, including female combatants. It spanned thousands...


No Pyrrhic Victories: The 1918 Raids on Zeebrugge and Ostend - A Radical Reappraisal

by E C Coleman

In early 1918, it seemed to many that the British people and their allies were close to defeat. At home, the chief culprit was the German U-boat. Sailing almost unopposed from the North Sea ports of Zeebrugge...


German Assault Troops of the First World War: Stosstrupptaktik - The First Stormtroopers

by Stephen Bull

To many it would later seem as if the rule book of war had been torn up and thrown away. The First World War is usually characterised as a static war of attrition, but by its end a new doctrine of fire and movement...


Great War Britain Birmingham: Remembering 1914-1918

by Sian Roberts

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Birmingham offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow...


Great War Britain Shropshire: Remembering 1914-18

by Janet Doody

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Shropshire offers an intimate portrayal of the county and its people living in the...


The Greater Game: Sporting Icons Who Fell in The Great War

by Clive Harris & Julian Whippy

This fascinating book examines the deadly impact of The Great War on a number of leading professional sportsmen of the age. Their untimely deaths pressed home how even the fittest and most gifted were vulnerable...


British Culture and the First World War: Experience, Representation and Memory

by Toby Thacker

The First World War has been mythologized since 1918, and many paradigmatic views of it - that it was pointless, that brave soldiers were needlessly sacrificed - are deeply embedded in the British consciousness....


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

by Rick Stroud

On a moonlit night in April 1944 a small band of fearless partisans, led by the British SOE agent Patrick Leigh Fermor, kidnapped a high-ranking Nazi general on the German-occupied island of Crete.

In 1941 the...