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Sniping in the Great War

by Martin Pegler

Military snipers are highly trained marksmen who target individual enemy soldiers. They are regarded as vital specialists in modern warfare, and their role evolved throughout the Great War. As Martin Pegler...


A Motorcycle Courier in the Great War

by Captain W.H.L. Watson & Bob Carruthers

W.H.L. Watson was a British Army, motorcycle despatch rider in the World War I. He saw active service during the key battles of 1914 and early 1915. Watson and his colleagues formed part of the Royal Engineers...


Fighter Aces!: The Constable Maxwell Brothers - Fighter Pilots in Two World Wars

by Alex Revell

When Gerald Constable Maxwell was flying as a fighter pilot in World War I, his brother Michael was born. Both went on to have distinguished flying careers in World War II. This is the story of both men and...


A Gunner's War: An Artilleryman's Experience in the First World War

by Ian Ronayne

If the First World War had not happened when it did, Channel Islander Clarence Ahier would almost certainly have led a mostly unremarkable life. But it did, and in October 1915, aged just 23-years-old, Clarence...


Guns of the Northeast

by Joe Foster

A graphic account of the defence of Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough against German seaborne raiders in 1914 and a detailed history the coastal defences that confronted the German navy. For the first time...


Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918 World War I and Its Violent Climax

by Joseph E. Persico

November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting...


A War of Liberation

by George H Doran Co.

First published in 1917, in support of the Allies, this anonymous pamphlet published by George H. Doran discusses the causes of World War I and the politics and government of Germany. This is an excellent primary...


Sniping in France 1914-18

by Major Prickard (DSO MC)

The first volume in the new Helion Library of the Great War, a series designed to bring into print rare books long out-of-print, as well as producing translations of important and overlooked material that will...


In The Trenches 1914-1918

by Glenn Iriam

My Father Frank S. Iriam signed up the same day as Germany declared war in 1914.

In Valcartier they announced that a sniper group was about to be formed. Frank signed up immediately and this book describes some...


The Battle Book of Ypres: A Reference to Military Operations in the Ypres Salient 1914-1918

by Beatrix Brice

Of the many hard-fought battles on the Western Front, Ypres stands out as an example of almost inhuman endeavour. For four long years it was the focal point of desperate fighting. Officially there were four...


France at War: On the Frontier of Civilization

by Rudyard Kipling

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at...


Pioneer Battalions in the Great War: Organized and Intelligent Labour

by K.W. Mitchinson

Pioneer battalions, created as an expedient in 1914, were a new concept in the British Army. Intended to provide the Royal Engineers, with skilled labour and to relieve the infantry from some of its non-combatant...


Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War

by Admiral Reinhard Scheer

Anglo-German naval rivalry before 1914 had been expected to culminate in a cataclysmic fleet action in the North Sea once war was declared, a battle upon which the outcome of the war would depend: yet the two...


Armageddon Road: A VC's Diary 1914-1916

by Billy Congreve

Billy Congreve was an exceptional soldier and an exceptional man. By the time he was killed on the Somme in July 1916 at the age of twenty-five he had been awarded the DSO, MC, and the Légion d'Honneur, and...


Remembering the First World War

by Bart Ziino

Remembering the First World War brings together a group of international scholars to understand how and why the past quarter of a century has witnessed such an extraordinary increase in global popular and...


A Restless Spirit: The Last Months of Manfred von Richthofen

by Marc A Cirigliano

War is both serious business and the most traumatic of events. No one knew this more than Manfred von Richthofen, the German World War I ace. One of the central figures who both created and defined a new form...


Major and Mrs. Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme

by Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt

Major and Mrs. Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme is, without doubt, one of the best-selling guide books to the battlefields of the Somme. This latest updated edition, includes four recommended, timed itineraries...


14-18: Understanding the Great War

by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker

With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix...


Isle of Man in the Great War

by Caroline Smith

In August 1914, the Isle of Man was in the middle of a very successful summer season. The tourist industry was crucial to the island, but suddenly holiday-makers left and the Steam Packet vessels that normally...


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume V Victory and Aftermath January 1918-June 1919

by Arthur J Marder

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that...