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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...


'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...


Pyramids and Fleshpots: The Egyptian, Senussi and Eastern Mediterranean Campaigns, 1914-16

by Stuart Hadaway

Personnel serving in Egypt in the Great War often complained that the popular impression of the campaigns, still widely held, was that it was a sideshow, with troops enjoying a holiday among the pyramids and...


The First Battle of the First World War: Alsace-Lorraine

by Karl Deuringer & Terence Zuber

On 7 August 1914, a week before the Battle of Tannenburg and two weeks before the Battle of the Marne, the French army attacked the Germans at Mulhouse in Alsace. Their objective was to recapture territory which...


The Clare War Dead

by Tom Burnell

The Clare War Dead is a comprehensive record of those men from County Clare who died during the Great War, and is the next instalment in this prolific author's series on the subject. His treless research has...


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...