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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...


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...


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.


Invasion 1914: The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne

by Ian Senior

The German invasion of France and Belgium in August 1914 came agonizingly close to defeating the French armies, capturing Paris and ending the First World War before the autumn leaves had fallen. The initial...


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...


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...


'Ours': The Jersey Pals in the First World War

by Ian Ronayne

Dominating the history of the island of Jersey is the story of its occupation by German forces in the Second World War. Twenty years earlier, however, another devastating war had struck the island, affecting...


Kut 1916: Courage and Failure in Iraq

by Colonel Patrick T Crowley

The siege of Kut is a story of blunders, sacrifice, imprisonment and escape. The allied campaign in Mesopotamia began in 1914 as a relatively simple operation to secure the oilfields in the Shatt-al-Arab delta...


In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archaeology of The First Blitz

by Neil Faulkner & Nadia Durrani

This book comprises a full introduction to the history and archaeology of the first strategic bombing campaign in history - the Zeppelin raids over Britain in 1915-1918 - based on pioneering new excavations...


GWR in the First World War

by Sandra Gittins

In August 1914 the GWR was plunged into war, the like of which the country had never experienced before. Over the years that followed life changed beyond measure, both for the men sent away to fight and the...


Essex in the First World War

by Michael Foley

Before the First World War, Essex was a very different county from that which we know today. The economy was largely based on agriculture, and the people rarely travelled beyond its borders, or even out of their...


Bullecourt 1917: Breaching the Hindenburg Line

by Paul Kendall

In the spring of 1917 the Arras offensive was begun to break the stalemate of the Western Front by piercing the formidable German defences of the Hindenburg Line. The village of Bullecourt lay at the southern...


Verdun 1916

by Malcolm Brown

1916 was a year of killing. The British remember the Somme, but earlier in the year the heart of the French army was ripped out by the Germans at Verdun. The garrison city in north-eastern France was the focus...


The Footballer of Loos

by Ed Harris

The Germans fighting on two fronts were concentrating in the east where the Russians were weakening. In the west, the Allied effort was met with well prepared German defences, and efforts to open a new front...


The Russian Army and the First World War

by Nik Cornish

This book is a clear introduction to the Russian Army of 1914-18 and the events on the Eastern Front during that period. It covers not only the three dominant events of Western literature (the battle of Tannenberg...


The Carlow War Dead

by Tom Burnell

Following on from the success of the War Dead series in counties Tipperary, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly, Tom Burnell turns his attention to County Carlow and the unfortunate soldiers from this area who lost...


Great War Britain Exeter: Remembering 1914-18

by David Parker

The First World War claimed over 900,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Exeter offers an in-depth portrait of the town and its people during the 'war to end...


Aisne 1914: The Dawn of Trench Warfare

by Paul Kendall

The Battle of Aisne fought during September 1914 was a savage engagement and a complete shock for the soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force who were trained to fight mobile wars. When they reached the...


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...