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A Restless Spirit: The Last Months of Manfred von Richtofen

by Marc A Cirigliano

War is both serious business and the most traumatic of events. No one knew this more than Manfred von Richtofen, 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...


First World War Plays: Night Watches, Mine Eyes Have Seen, Tunnel Trench, Post Mortem, Oh What A Lovely War, The Accrington Pals, Sea and Land and Sky

by Mark Rawlinson

The First World War (1914�1918) marked a turning point in modern history and culture and its literary legacy is vast: poetry, fiction and memoirs abound. But the drama of the period is rarely recognised, with...


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...


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume III Jutland and After May to December 1916

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...


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume II: To The Eve of Jutland 1914-1916

by Arthur 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...


Winds of Eden

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...


Hitler's Gateway to the Atlantic: German Naval Bases in France 1940-1945

by Lars Hellwinkel

Employing new research from both German and French sources, the author examines the role that the French Atlantic ports played for the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War. When the Wehrmacht overran France...


Reporting from the Front: War Reporters During the Great War

by Brian Best

When the war was declared in August 1914, one of the first acts to be implemented by the politicians and military was a strict censorship on the newspapers. As the poacher turned gamekeeper, Winston Churchill...


Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance

by Ann Kramer

The story of conscientious objection in Britain begins in 1916, when conscription was introduced for the first time. Some 16,000 men - the first conscientious objectors - refused conscription because they believed...


Temporary Heroes: Lieutenant Norman Cecil Down

by Richard van Emden

This is a short book based on the letters written between 1915 and 1916 by an officer serving with the 1/4th Gordon Highlanders. Second Lieutenant Down wrote regularly to his girlfriend/fiancée throughout his...


They Were There in 1914: Memories of the Great War 1914-1918 by those who experienced it

by William Langford

In September 1938, as Chamberlain was having discussions with Herr Hitler, and managing to secure 'Peace in our Time', a weekly magazine called I WAS THERE hit the newsagents and booksellers. Twenty years had...


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume I: The Road to War 1904-1914

by Arthur 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...


Vera Brittain and the First World War

by Mark Bostridge

Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testament of Youth whilst charting the book's ascent to become one of the most loved memoirs of the First World War period....


Kidnap in Crete

by Rick Stroud

This is the story of how a small SOE unit led by Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in 1944. For thirty-two days, they were chased across the mountains as they...


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...