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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...


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...


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...


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...


York in the Great War

by Karyn Burnham

The Great War touched every single town and city in Britain, barely a community escaped unscathed and the city of York was no different. Despite a long and tumultuous history, the seemingly brief period between...


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...


Washington in the Great War

by Peter Welsh

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...


Amateur Gunners: The Great War Adventures, Letters and Observations of Alexander Douglas Thorburn

by Ian Ronayne

After training at St John's Wood in London and in Exeter, Alexander Douglas Thorburn was posted to the BEF in France, joining the 2/22nd London (Howitzer) Battery, Royal Field Artillery as a subaltern officer....


Surgeon with the Kaiser's Army

by Stephen Kurt Westmann

The Author gave up his medical studies at Freiburg University in 1914 to enlist in the German Army. He was soon involved in bloody hand-to-hand fighting against the French before moving to the Russian front.??Promoted...


Oxford in the Great War

by Malcolm Graham

This book tells the fascinating, and largely forgotten, story of Oxford's part in the Great War. The University City became a military training camp as soldiers and officer cadets occupied men's colleges left...