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The Battles of World War II: Everything You Need to Know Series

by Christopher Catherwood

The Second World War is without parallel in human history. The sheer carnage is staggering, with some estimating over 80 million people died as a result of the conflict. Catherwood brings an objective, informative...


The Telegraph Book of the First World War: An Anthology of the Telegraph's writing from the Great War

by Gavin Fuller & Michael Wright

The Telegraph Book of the First World War is an anthology of the Telegraph's coverage of the First World War arranged thematically from outbreak to armistice. Including an introductory essay for each chapter...


Happy Odyssey

by Adrian Carton de Wiart

Adrian Carton de Wiart's autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs. He was intended for the law, but abandoned his studies at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1899 to serve as a trooper in the...


The Ironclads of Cambrai

by Bryan Cooper

When tanks, the newly invented British weapon, were used for the first time in a mass attack on November 20 1917, they not only achieved one of the most remarkable successes of the First World War but set the...


Some Desperate Glory: The Diary of a Young Officer, 1917

by Edwin Campion Vaughan

Some Desperate Glory charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with Palgrave's Golden Treasury in his pack. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the...


Crewe in the Great War

by Peter Ollerhad

Along with most of the United Kingdom the railway town of Crewe was affected in many ways during the four years of the Great War. The struggle brokered conflict and co-operation in this industrial community...


Kensington in the Great War

by G. I. S. Inglis

How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families...


Plymouth in the Great War

by Derek Tait

The story of Plymouth in the First World War has never been fully covered although the town played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe as well as supplying ships and vital munitions. By...


1918 The Last Act

by Barrie Pitt

By 1918, after three years of war, Europe was weary of the stalemate and the terrible slaughter on the Western Front. The Russian Front had collapsed but the United States had abandoned her neutral stance and...


Naval Battles of the First World War

by Geoffrey Bennett

With the Call to action stations in August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson.

This classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all...


Bloody Red Tabs: General Officer Casualties of the Great War 1914-1918

by Frank Davies & Graham Maddocks

Long before that ghastly and quite unnecessary slogging match in the mud which we now call the First World War had dragged to its blood-soaked conclusion the belief that most of the senior officers had spent...


Seaford and Eastbourne in the Great War

by Kevin Gordon

How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families...


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...


Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I

by Alexander Watson

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 ignited a Central Europe already deeply divided by political hostility. The Habsburgs felt Serbia threatening at every turn, challenging their power 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...