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Defiance!: Withstanding the Kaiserschlacht

by G.H.F. Nichols

George Nichols was an artillery officer serving with the 82nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was wounded in 1917, and returned to the guns in March 1918, just in time to experience the fury of the Kaiserschlacht,...


Final Wicket: Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War

by Nigel McCrery

While cricket remains a national game today, at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, it was THE national game. Cricketers were the sporting icons of their age, as footballers are today. When the call to arms...


Grays (Thurrock) in the Great War

by Ken Porter & Stephen Wynn

Grays (Thurrock) in the Great War tells the story of Grays and the wider Thurrock area from the outbreak of the Great War until the peace of 1918. The Docks at nearby Tilbury were the source of much employment...


No Man's Land

by H. C. McNeile

During the first few days of November 1914 Messines was lost—in silence; during the first few days of June 1917 Messines was regained—and the noise of its capture was heard in London. And during the two...


War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War

by William Philpott

“Philpott argues persuasively that the last hundred days of the war were the result of a steep learning curve necessitated by earlier bloodbaths.” —The Wall Street Journal A Wall Street Journal Best Non-Fiction...


Days to Remember:  The British Empire in the Great War

by John Buchan And Henry Newbold

It is never easy to fix upon one cause as the origin of a great war, and the war of 1914 was the outcome of several causes combined. For twenty years there had been growing up in Europe a sense of insecurity;...


I Chose the Sky

by Leonard Rochford

The newest addition to the Grub Street Classics range is this fascinating, insightful and, at times, nail-biting account by the World War One veteran, Leonard H. Rochford. This book has been out of print for...


My Boy Jack?: The Search for Kipling's Only Son

by Tonie Holt

Republished to coincide with the new ITV film, My Boy Jack? starring Daniel Radcliffe, this is the full account of the tragic life of John 'Jack' Kipling. On 27th September 1915 John Kipling, the only son of...


Aisne 1918

by David Blanchard

This battlefield guide and history will focus mainly on the events of attack that fell on the British sector of the front between the 27th - 1st June 1918, although the offensive which also befell the French...


From the Dardanelles to Oran: Studies of the Royal Navy in War and Peace 1915-1914

by Arthur Marder

This collection of thought-provoking essays by arguably the 20th century's greatest naval historian was first published in 1974, but their continuing relevance fully justifies this reprint. It opens with a stimulating...


Air Raids on South-West Essex in the Great War: Looking for Zeppelins at Leyton

by Alan Simpson

A quarter of a century before the Blitz of 1940, the inhabitants of south-west Essex were terrorized by an earlier aerial menace. Over the course of four years, German Zeppelins, Gothas and Giants flew above...


Doctors in the Great War

by Ian R Whitehead

Doctors played a bigger role in the First World War than in any other previous conflict. This reflected not only the War's unprecedented scale but a growing recognition of the need for proper medical cover....


The Nivelle Offensive and the Battle of the Aisne 1917: A Battlefield Guide to the Chemin des Dames

by Andrew Uffindell

The notorious plateau of the Chemin des Dames saw some of the heaviest fighting of the First World War. Situated just 100 km north-east of Paris, it was the scene in 1917 of the bitterly-controversial Nivelle...


How Can Man Die Better: The Secrets of Isandlwana Revealed

by Colonel Mike Snook

Wednesday 22 January 1879 was one of the most dramatic days in the long and distinguished history of the British Army. At noon a massive Zulu host attacked the 24th Regiment in its encampment at the foot of...


Elsie and Mairi Go to War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front

by Diane Atkinson

The incredible story of two courageous and spirited women who were the only female participants to serve on the western front during World War I. When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was...


Eden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle East

by Roger Ford

The definitive and epic account of World War I in the Middle East. The Great War in the Middle East began with an invasion of the Garden of Eden, and ended with a momentous victory on the site of the biblical...


No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G. Malone

by John Crawford

Perhaps the greatest leader of men during the Gallipoli campaign, Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Malone was commanding officer of New Zealand's Wellington Battalion at Gallipoli. Renowned for his humanity and his...


Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War

by Alexandra Churchill & Andrew Holmes

Chelsea Football Club had only been in existence for nine years when war was declared in 1941, but it already formed a vibrant new part of the community. At home they participated in their first FA Cup Final...


The Flamethrower

by Chris McNab & Steve Noon

Fire is one of humanity's most rudimentary tools, but also one of its oldest killers. This focus of this book is a weapon that has literally placed the power of fire in human hands - the man-portable flamethrower....


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...