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The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front

by Peter Hart

One of the bloodiest battles in world history—a military tragedy that would come to define a generation. On July 1, 1916, the British Army launched the “Big Push” that was supposed to bring an end to the...


Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War

by Martin Pegler

Have you ever "gotten dirty at the crossroads" in a "knocking shop"? Or been in a "bun-fight"? Can you sing "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?", "Bicycle Built for Two" or "Danny Boy"? Soldiers' Songs and Slang...


The United States and the First World War

by Jennifer D. Keene

 The First World War was a pivotal event in world history, but Americans often overlook the importance of their participation in the war. The United States and the First World War provides a concise, comprehensive...


US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45

by Ryan Noppen & Paul Wright

When the United States went to war with Spain in April 1898, few European observers believed the small and relatively inexperienced American navy could achieve a decisive naval victory over an established European...


The Great War

by Isobel Charman

During the First World War three quarters of a million British people died – a figure so huge that it feels impossible to give it a human context. Consequently we struggle to truly grasp the impact this devastating...


To Crown the Waves: The Great Navies of the First World War

by Vincent P. O¿Hara, Richard Worth & W. David Dickson

The only comparative analysis available of the great navies of World War I, this work studies the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, the German Kaiserliche Marine, the United States Navy, the French Marine Nationale,...


Motherhouse

by David Fennario

There’s no way we shoulda been arrested for sabotaging the war effort … trying to organize a strike … But if you really wanted to arrest somebody, you could go down to the British Munitions Factory and charge...


Longman Companion to the First World War: Europe 1914-1918

by Colin Nicolson

 This new Companion covers one of the most devastating conflicts in modern history.  The Great War traumatised a generation and shaped the whole of the twentieth century. Speaking as loudly as any first-hand...


We Can Take It!

by Mark Connelly

`We Can Take It!' shows that the British remember the war in a peculiar way, thanks to a mix of particular images and evidence. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical...


Propaganda Postcards of the Luftwaffe

by James Wilson

Propaganda Postcards of the Luftwaffe focuses on the efforts of the powerful Nazi propaganda machine to promote the technical achievements and might of the then newly created German airforce. The Luftwaffe had...


The Venlo Incident: A True Story of Double-Dealing, Captivity, and a Murderous Nazi Plot

by Nigel Jones

In November 1939, the Nazis used the so-called Venlo Incident as a pretext for invading the Netherlands. Following orders from Himmler, two British intelligence officers, Sigismund Payne Best and Richard Stevens,...


Rorke's Drift: Zulu War

by Ian Knight & Ian Castle

The heroic defence of the mission station at Rorke's Drift became the epic action of the Anglo-Zulu War. A small garrison defended this valuable border-post for ten hours and in the process won the northern...


A History of British Cavalry: Volume 5: 1914-1919 Egypt, Palestine and Syria

by Lord Anglesey

Volume V covers the last glory days of cavalry in World War I's Middle Eastern theater, as British, Indian, Australian and New Zealand cavalry conducted some of the most brilliant mounted operations of all time....


He Who Dares: Recollections of Service in the SAS, SBS and MI5

by David Sutherland

The author is of the generation that went straight from school to fighting in World War 2. In He Who Dares, he describes some of the actions undertaken by the SAS and SBS and provides a glimpse of the work done...


Disasters Underground

by Nick McCamley

The rapid expansion of the RAF during the mid/late 1930s necessitated a massive storage requirement for high explosive bombs and other ordinance. Drawing on the experience of the Great War ammunition factories,...


Attack and Sink

by Bernard Edwards

Attack and Sink' was the signal that Admiral Donitz sent to the commanders of the 21 U-boats of the Markgraf wolf-pack on the 9th September 1941. Convoy SC42 consisted of sixty three merchant ships, many of...


With a Smile and a Wave

by Peter Daybell

During the late summer of 1915 Captain Aidan Liddell's gallant exploits filled many newspaper columns and he was feted as a national hero. Already decorated for bravery while serving with the Argyll and Sutherland...


In Flanders Flooded Fields: Before Ypres There Was Yser

by Paul Van Pul

In October 1914 four armies were converging on Dunkirk. While France was preparing to defend its main Channel port, the Germans were determined to take it while the British were busy using it. Caught in the...


Bradford Pals

by David Raw

In the early days of the First World War two volunteer Pals Battalions were raised in Bradford and this is their remarkable story. David Raw's account is based on memoirs, letters, diaries, contemporary newspaper...


Salient Points Three: Ypres & Picardy 1914-18

by Tony Spagnoly & Ted Smith

The third in the series of a collection of stories about the men the actions and the places of interest for the battlefield visitor to the old Western Front. This book features:- A Soldier for a Year (Private...