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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...


The Day We Won The War: Turning Point At Amiens, 8 August 1918

by Charles Messenger

How the British, ANZACs and Canadians finally broke the German army on the most decisive day of the Great War.

The British attack at Amiens was the most decisive day of the Great War. In earlier offensives, a...


Cambrai 1917: The Myth Of The First Great Tank Battle

by Bryn Hammond

The story of the first great tank battle, and the genesis of one of the most formidable weapons of the twentieth century.

Cambrai was the last - and most influential - battle fought by the British on the Western...


Aces Falling: War Above The Trenches, 1918

by Peter Hart

How the age of the great WWI aces came to an end in the skies over the Western Front

At the beginning of 1918 the great aces seemed invincible. Flying above the battlefields of the Western Front, they cut a deadly...


The Great War

by John Terraine

It did not need a Fort Sumter cannonade to set the world in flames in 1914, only the pistol shots of an assassin.

The Great War 1914-1918, written by one of the leading military historians of his time, John...


Suicide of the Empires

by Alan Clark

On the outbreak of war in 1914, the armies of the Western Front soon became bogged down in the mud of Flanders and it is these events that many people associate most strongly with the First World War – but...


Meeting the Enemy

by Richard van Emden

A British soldier walked over to the German front line to deliver newspapers; British women married to Germans became 'enemy aliens' in their own country; a high-ranking British POW discussed his own troops'...


Tommy's War

by Richard van Emden

Conventional histories of the Great War have tended to focus on the terrible attritional battles of Ypres, of Arras and of the Somme. What they do not tell us is what life was like for the ordinary soldier,...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Home Front 1914-1918

by Ian F.W. Beckett

The Great War had a profound impact on Britain. Not only did families risk their sons in active combat; every member of society was required to make a contribution to the war effort. National initiatives like...


Charles Bean's Gallipoli: Illustrated

by Phillip Bradley

An incredible first-hand account of Gallipoli from Australia's most well-known war journalist, accompanied by never-before-seen photos of the front.


The Supreme Control at the Paris Peace Conference 1919 (Routledge Revivals): A Commentary

by Donald Hankey

This book, first published in 1963, discusses the events of the Paris Peace Conference- the meeting of Allied victors following the end of World War I to set peace terms. Lord Hankey discusses the political...


1915: The Battle of Dogger Bank to Gallipoli: Key Dates and Events from the Second Year of the First World War

by Saul David

This special ebook has been created by historian Saul David from his acclaimed work 100 Days to Vistory: How the Great War was Fought and Won, which was described by the Mail on Sunday as 'Inspired' and by Charles...


Through the Wheat: The U.S. Marines in World War I

by Edwin Howard Simmons & Joseph H. Alexander

U.S. Marine participation in World War I is known as a defining moment in the Marine Corps' great history. It is a story of exceptional heroism and significant operational achievements, along with lessons learned...


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 Telegraph Book of Readers' Letters from the Great War

by Gavin Fuller

An anthology of letters from writers to the Telegraph covering the lead up to and the duration of the entire First World War. For the millions at home watching the horrors of the First World War unfold, there...


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...