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Countdown to Cassino: The Battle of Mignano Gap, 1943

by Alex Bowlby

In the autumn of 1943 the German Bernhardt Line ran through Mignano Gap, 12 miles south-west of Cassino. XIV Panzer Korps was to make a stand there, holding up the advancing US 5th Army - two thirds American,...


1914: The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

by Paul Ham

The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, by a Bosnian-Serb terrorist in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914, precipitated the July crisis that brought war to Europe. Yet none of the great powers,...


Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front

by Stephen Bull

'Going up Beek trench on a dark night was no picnic. You started along a long narrow alley winding uphill, your hands feeling the slimy sandbag walls, your feet wary for broken duck boards; now and again a hot,...


Eighth Army's Greatest Victories

by Adrian Turner

To read many accounts, it would appear that the Eighth Army's victory at El Alamein was quickly followed by its triumphant arrival at Tunis. Adrian Turner, the experienced authority on the period, redresses...


Bloody Angle: Hancock's Assault on the Mule Shoe Salient May 12, 1864

by John Cannon

Dawn was breaking in the hard rain on the morning of 12 May 1864. It was then that tired Union soldiers under General Hancock's command launched a daring assault on the apex of heavily defended Confederate line...


The Siege of Tsingtao

by Jonathan Fenby

In 1914, Europe was not the only continent coming to terms with a new form of conflict. Through a mix of complex alliances and global ambition, the war had spread to northern China, where the German-held port...


British Agriculture in the First World War

by Peter Dewey

This volume comprehensively describes how British farmers coped with the problems of shortage of labour and other factors of production, as well as assessing how well agriculture performed as a supplier of food...


Luxury' Fleet: The Imperial German Navy 1888-1918

by Holger H. Herwig

Originally published in 1980 'Luxury' Fleet (the phrase was Winston Churchill's) was the first history of the Imperial German navy from 1888 to 1918. After tracing the historical background to German naval ambitions,...


Strategy and Supply: The Anglo-Russian Alliance 1914-1917

by Keith Neilson

Based on a wide range of primary sources, this book shows the way in which diplomacy, economics, finance and strategy became intertwined during the First World War. The author examines the diplomatic, economic,...


The War Plans of the Great Powers: 1880-1914

by Paul Kennedy

The origins of the First World War remain one of the greatest twentieth century historical controversies. In this debate the role of military planning in particular and of militarism in general, are a key focus...


The Scaremongers: The Advocacy of War and Rearmament 1896-1914

by A. J. A. Morris

This revealing book illustrates how the passion for war was fostered and promoted. The author provides detailed evidence of how and why an image of Germany as a nation determined upon world hegemony was deliberately...


Britain America Sinews War

by Kathleen Burk

Anglo-American relations were transformed during the First World War. Britain was already in long-term economic decline relative to the United States, but this decline was accelerated by the war, which was militarily...


War And The State: The Transformation of British Government, 1914-1919

by Kathleen Burk

This volume gives students and researchers an insight into British central government in 1914, how and why it altered during the war years and what permanent changes remained when the war was over. The war saw...


Socialism Challenge of War: Ideas and Politics in Britain, 1912-18

by Jay M. Winter

The First World War marks a crucial period in the history of the socialist wing of the British labour movement. This book is an account of the development of the political ideas and activities of some of the...


britain and the first world war

by John Turner

This book gives students an informed insight into the British experience in the First World War. The contributors, all established First World War historians, have drawn on their own research and secondary sources...


American Newsfilm: The Underexposed War

by David H. Mould

The First World War was the first conflict in which film became a significant instrument of propaganda. For the United States, the war had two distinct phases: from August 1914 to April 1917, America was officially...


german policy towards neutral spain

by Ron Carden

This volume describes and analyses the methods Germany used to reinforce Spain's independence thereby preventing Madrid's entry into the war on the Allied side. While there have been many studies dealing with...


Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker: Western Front 1916

by Jon Guttman & Jim Laurier

The Nieuport 11 boasts an important place in the technology race against German aircraft in World War I aerial warfare. It eventually led Nieuport to produce the first plane flown in large numbers in aerial...


The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood: U.S. Marines in World War I

by Dick Camp

Facing massed German machine guns, the Marines made sweep after bloody sweep through Belleau Wood. Repeatedly accosted by the retreating French and urged to turn back, Captain Lloyd Williams of the 2nd Battalion,...


Kitty's War: The Remarkable Wartime Experiences of Kit McNaughton

by Janet Butler

The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton Kitty’s War is based upon the previously unpublished war diaries of Great War army nurse Sister Kit McNaughton. Kit and historian Janet Butler grew up in...