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First World War books

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Recently Published

First to Fight The U.S. Marines in World War I by Oscar E. Gilbert, Romain Cansiere First to Fight The U.S. Marines in World War I
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An account of how the Marine Corps were the first Americans to fight in WWI and how they became an elite fighting force.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/11/2017

The Kaiser's Lost Kreuzer A History of U-156 and Germany's Long-Range Submarine Campaign Against North America, 1918 by Paul N. Hodos The Kaiser's Lost Kreuzer A History of U-156 and Germany's Long-Range Submarine Campaign Against North America, 1918

In 1917 and 1918 Germany made her first attempt to wage long range submarine warfare. In that deadly last chapter of the Great War the Germans sent giant submarines to prey upon Allied shipping. This is the first time the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/11/2017

The Academic World in the Era of the Great War by Marie-Eve Chagnon The Academic World in the Era of the Great War

This book examines the ways in which scholarly expertise was mobilized during the First World War, and the consequences of this for the inter-connected academic world that had developed in the late nineteenth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

Tank Hunter World War I by Craig Moore Tank Hunter World War I

Stunningly illustrated in full colour throughout, Tank Hunter: World War One provides historical background, facts and figures for each surviving First World War tank, giving you the opportunity to become a Tank Hunter yourself.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Five Days From Defeat How Britain Nearly Lost the First World War by Walter Reid Five Days From Defeat How Britain Nearly Lost the First World War

A dramatic retelling of the Doullens Conference (28 March 1918), the event which changed the course of the First World War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Defending the Ypres Front 1914 - 1918 Trenches, Shelters and Bunkers of the German Army by Jan Vancoillie, Kristof Blieck Defending the Ypres Front 1914 - 1918 Trenches, Shelters and Bunkers of the German Army
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Book is published in cooperation with the Memorial Museum in Passchendaele. Originally published in Dutch, now published in English for the first time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

And Half the Seed of Europe A Genealogy of the Great War, 1914-1918 by Christopher Blake And Half the Seed of Europe A Genealogy of the Great War, 1914-1918

The First World War, or Great War as it became known, was ravaging the human family one century ago, changing forever the nature of military combat and restructuring the twentieth century in a way that was unimaginable before its course....
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

World War I A Short History by Tammy M. Proctor World War I A Short History

A lively, engaging history of The Great War written for a new generation of readers In recent years, scholarship on World War I has turned from a fairly narrow focus on military tactics, weaponry, and diplomacy to incorporate considerations of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

World War I A Short History by Tammy M. Proctor World War I A Short History

A lively, engaging history of The Great War written for a new generation of readers In recent years, scholarship on World War I has turned from a fairly narrow focus on military tactics, weaponry, and diplomacy to incorporate considerations of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

'The Enemy Within' - German Pow's and Civilians in North Wales During Ww1 by Robert H. Griffiths 'The Enemy Within' - German Pow's and Civilians in North Wales During Ww1


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Welsh at War From Mons to Loos and the Gallipoli Tragedy by Steven John Welsh at War From Mons to Loos and the Gallipoli Tragedy

Little-known yet fascinating tales of notable and notorious Welshmen during the war.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Zeppelin Onslaught The Forgotten Blitz 1914 - 1915 by Ian Castle Zeppelin Onslaught The Forgotten Blitz 1914 - 1915

A comprehensive examination of German air raids until the end of 1915.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Germany in the Great War - Western Front First Year Neuve Chapelle, First Ypres, Loos by Joshua Bilton Germany in the Great War - Western Front First Year Neuve Chapelle, First Ypres, Loos

A selection of rarely seen photographs and comprehensive and detailed captions
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

The Cambrai Campaign 1917 by Andrew Rawson The Cambrai Campaign 1917

An in depth account of Third Army s attack against the Hindenburg Line in November 1917.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Bloody Bullecourt by David Coombes Bloody Bullecourt

Easy to read, this book will appeal to a wide readership, not just military enthusiasts
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Coming Soon

Personal Narratives, Peripheral Theatres: Essays on the Great War (1914-18) by Anthony Barker Personal Narratives, Peripheral Theatres: Essays on the Great War (1914-18)

This book is a collection of essays on neglected aspects of the Great War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

Gallipoli New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-16 by Michael LoCicero Gallipoli New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-16

Generally conceded to be doomed from the outset by the most recent historiography, the Gallipoli campaign still arouses heated controversy. In a new compendium of original research by an impressive array of established and up-and-coming scholars, Gallipoli: The Mediterranean Expeditionary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Silent Landscape at Gallipoli The Battlefields of the Dardanelles, One Hundred Years on by Simon Doughty, James Kerr Silent Landscape at Gallipoli The Battlefields of the Dardanelles, One Hundred Years on
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Evocative and richly atmospheric photographs of the Gallipoli Peninsula's battlefields today.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Stepbrothers in Arms Replacements in the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front 1918 by Tim Lynch Stepbrothers in Arms Replacements in the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front 1918

Looks at how a professional army adapted to accommodate its wartime citizen soldier colleagues and the creation of 'trench households' in the front lines.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

And We Were Young Oundle School and the Great War by Colin Pendrill And We Were Young Oundle School and the Great War

This book tells the individual and heart-rending stories of the 261 boys from two 'twinned' Northamptonshire schools who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-18.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Battalions at War The York & Lancaster Regiment in the First World War by John Dillon Battalions at War The York & Lancaster Regiment in the First World War

This book covers the major battles of the war, not all of them on the Western Front, through the experiences of the battalions of the York and Lancaster Regiment.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

The Indian Army in the First World War New Perspectives by Mr Alan Jeffreys The Indian Army in the First World War New Perspectives

A reassessment of the role of the Indian Army during the First World War, showing its importance globally.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary by Ben Wellings Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary

This edited book draws together interdisciplinary perspectives on the treatment of race and empire in commemorations of the Great War. Beginning with discussion of how race was understood during the War, the volume goes on to track how these depictions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Learning to Fight Military Innovation and Change in the British Army, 1914-1918 by Aimee Fox Learning to Fight Military Innovation and Change in the British Army, 1914-1918

The first institutional examination of the British army's learning and innovation process during the First World War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Germany's Covert War in the Middle East Espionage, Propaganda and Diplomacy in World War I by Curt Prufer, Kevin Morrow Germany's Covert War in the Middle East Espionage, Propaganda and Diplomacy in World War I
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On the brink of World War I, Germany was often depicted by Allied propagandists as an evil puppet master manipulating the Ottoman Empire. Behind closed doors, however, the Ottomans worked hard to exploit their alliance with Germany as a means...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Merry Hell The Story of the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 by Brian Douglas Tennyson Merry Hell The Story of the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919

Merry Hell is a captivating tale for those who enjoy stories of war and battle, and one that will entertain readers with Clements's richly colourful anecdotes and witty poems, none of which have been published before.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Eyewitnesses at the Somme A Muddy and Bloody Campaign 1916 1918 by Tim Cook Eyewitnesses at the Somme A Muddy and Bloody Campaign 1916 1918

Includes extracts from diaries and letters never published before
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Allenby's Gunners by Alan Smith Allenby's Gunners

Meticulously researched by the authors over several years , this is the first detailed account of Australian Artillery during the Sinai and Palestine campaigns
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Ironbridge in the Great War by Christopher W. A. Owen Ironbridge in the Great War

An attempt to portray the measure of the contribution made by Ironbridge people and the local area to the Great War effort and the devastating results on the town and its environs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

They Shall Not Pass The French Army on the Western Front 1914 - 1918 by Ian Sumner They Shall Not Pass The French Army on the Western Front 1914 - 1918

This graphic collection of first-hand accounts sheds new light on the experiences of the French army during the Great War.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Other Side of the Wire With the XIV Reserve Corps: The Period of Transition 2 July 1916-August 1917 by Ralph Whitehead Other Side of the Wire With the XIV Reserve Corps: The Period of Transition 2 July 1916-August 1917

Volume 3 carries the story of the XIV Reserve Corps through the momentous Battle of the Somme and into 1917, a period of transition for the German Army. The old tactics and strategy of trench warfare would undergo great changes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Hindenburg Line 1918 Haig's forgotten triumph by Alistair McCluskey The Hindenburg Line 1918 Haig's forgotten triumph

From 26 September until 8 October 1918, the Allied armies in France launched their largest ever combined offensive on the Western Front of World War I. The British, French, American and Belgian armies launched four attacks in rapid succession across...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Homes Fit For Heroes The Aftermath of the First World War 1918-1939 by Trevor Yorke Homes Fit For Heroes The Aftermath of the First World War 1918-1939

In 1918, at the end of the 1st WW, Britain believed she had been victorious. But victory had come at a colossal price, and Prime Minister David Lloyd George knew he must also win the peace. Within a fortnight of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Dorset Brothers at War Three Blandford Yeomen 1914-18 by Jessica Christian Dorset Brothers at War Three Blandford Yeomen 1914-18

In 1914, three brothers started their First World War service with the Dorset Yeomanry. Only one would survive. This is the story of their wartime experiences told largely in their own words.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Staffordshire's War Voices of the First World War by Karen Hunt Staffordshire's War Voices of the First World War

Capturing the experiences of the people of Staffordshire in the First World War in their own words, from prisoners of war to those on the Home Front.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Emperor and the Peasant Two Men at the Start of the Great War and the End of the Habsburg Empire by Kenneth Janda The Emperor and the Peasant Two Men at the Start of the Great War and the End of the Habsburg Empire

There was more to World War I than the Western Front. This history, presented as two intertwined narratives in alternating chapters, juxtaposes the experiences of a monarch and a peasant on the Eastern Front. Franz Joseph I, emperor of Austria-Hungary,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2017

1917 War, Peace, and Revolution by David (Professor of International History, London School of Economics & Political Science) Stevenson 1917 War, Peace, and Revolution
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The first global history of 1917 - a turning point in the development of WWI and of the modern world. Blends political and military history to highlight the key decisions and debates which escalated the war, and would influence world...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Passchendaele A New History by Nick Lloyd Passchendaele A New History

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER'A timely re-appraisal . . . a masterpiece' General Lord Richard DannattThe Third Battle of Ypres was a 'lost victory' for the British Army in 1917. Between July and November 1917, in a small corner...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Photographing the Fallen A War Graves Photographer on the Western Front 1915 1919 by Jeremy Gordon-Smith Photographing the Fallen A War Graves Photographer on the Western Front 1915 1919

Focuses on the pioneering work of a war graves photographer with the Graves Registration Units on the Western Front a little known job during the Great War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Brave Lives The Members and Staff of the Travellers Club Who Fell in the Great War by Travellers Club Brave Lives The Members and Staff of the Travellers Club Who Fell in the Great War

Cameos of all 50 members and staff of The Travellers Club, Pall Mall, London who perished in The Great War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

The Road to Passchendaele The Heroic Year in Soldiers' Own Words and Photographs by Richard Van Emden The Road to Passchendaele The Heroic Year in Soldiers' Own Words and Photographs

A vibrant and detailed account on the events at Passchendaele.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Wales and the First Air War by Jonathan Hicks Wales and the First Air War


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

'When the War Began We Heard of Several Kings' South Asian Prisoners in World War I Germany by Franziska (University of Cyprus) Roy 'When the War Began We Heard of Several Kings' South Asian Prisoners in World War I Germany

The book is a moving account of about two thousand South Asians mostly sailors and soldiers from villages in Bengal, Nepal, the Northwest Frontier and Punjab, who were held for years in German prison camps. They attracted the close attention...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Til the Boys Come Home How British Theatre Fought the Great War by Roger Foss Til the Boys Come Home How British Theatre Fought the Great War

Til the Boys Come Home
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Reluctant Warriors Canadian Conscripts and the Great War by Patrick Dennis Reluctant Warriors Canadian Conscripts and the Great War

The first in-depth examination of Canadian conscripts in the final battles of the Great War, Reluctant Warriors provides fresh evidence that conscripts were good soldiers who fought valiantly and made a crucial contribution to the success of the Canadian Corps...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

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