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Upon the Somme, 1916: Two Personal Experiences of British Soldiers in the Battle of the Somme During the First World War
Mark Severn & Valentine Williams
A Subaltern on the Somme in 1916 by Mark Severn & The Adventures of an Ensign by Valentine Williams
The experiences of two young men in a momentous conflict The Battle of the Somme, fought in 1916 on the Western Front, became emblematic of the futility of the First World War. This grand attack wa..
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The Lancashire Lads at War
F. A. Bolwell
A Personal Recollection and Unit History of Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Battalions on the Western Front During the First World War—With a Reservist in France by F. A. Bolwell & The War History of the 1st/4th Battalion the Loyal North Lancashire Re
The men of the ‘Red Rose’ county during the Great War This unique ‘two-in-one’ edition concerns the First World War activities of The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, a renowned British army county..
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The Green & the Red
Bryan Cooper, A. P. I. Samuels & D. G. Samuels
Irish Divisions During the First World War—The Tenth (Irish) Division in Gallipoli by Bryan Cooper & With the Ulster Division in France by A. P. I. Samuels & D. G. Samuels
The Shamrock and the Red Hand at War Divisions of faith, invasions and occupations over centuries, mean that Britain has long had an uneasy relationship with Ireland. The burdens of this have falle..
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The Legion of Marching Madmen
W. J. Blackledge
Experiences of a British Soldier on Campaign in Mesopotamia During the First World War
Impressions of the war along the Tigris The author of this book was well known under several pseudonyms for the writing of military accounts, either based on his own experiences or those of an Aust..
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Fighting the Good Fight
Douglas P. Winnifrith & Montague Thomas Hainsselin
Two Accounts of Chaplains During the First World War—The Church in the Fighting Line by Douglas P. Winnifrith & In the Northern Mists by Montague Thomas Hainsselin
The Cross and the Sword No one who has served in the military has ever underestimated the value of the important work undertaken by chaplains—those men of the church who donned uniforms and joined ..
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Faithful in Adversity
Arthur Anderson Martin & H. S. Souttar
the Experiences of Two Army Surgeons During the First World War—A Surgeon in Khaki by Arthur Anderson Martin & A Surgeon in Belgium by H. S. Souttar
The war of the medical men This book stands out as distinctive and different among the many other books being published in the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, most of which w..
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Machine Gunners on the Western Front
Herbert W. McBride & C. S. Grafton
The Emma Gees by Herbert W. McBride & The Canadian “Emma Gees” by C. S. Grafton
Machine Gunners in the trenches The First World War was waged on an industrial scale, utilising every conceivable advantage of invention and technology. Fought on land, in the skies and on and bene..
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The Sharp End of War
Walter Wood
42 Accounts of the Early Battles of the First World War by Allied Soldiers & Sailors
Words from the firing line Sir Walter Wood was well known for his anthologies of descriptions and personal accounts of military experiences and other deeds that forged the British Empire. The outbr..
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A Twilight of Centaurs
Frederic Coleman
The Opening Campaigns of the First World War as Witnessed by an American Volunteer Driver With British Cavalry on the Western Front—From Mons to Ypres With General French & With Cavalry in 1915
The American, his motor car and the cavalry in its last great conflict This essential Leonaur Original, combines two works by American author Frederic Coleman, and has been published to coincide wi..
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Opening Shots: 1914
A. St. John Adcock & Arthur Mills
First Hand Accounts by Allied Soldiers & Sailors From the First Battles of the Great War—In the Firing Line by A. St. John Adcock & With My Regiment by “Platoon Commander” (Arthur Mills)
Words of those who fought in the first battles of the First World War In the early summer of 1914, apparently unconcerned by the gathering storm and the colossal building of military might in Germa..
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Eagles Rampant Rising
Charles J. Biddle & Quentin Roosevelt
Two Lives of American Fighter Pilots During the First World War—The Way of the Eagle by Charles J. Biddle & Quentin Roosevelt a Sketch With Letters edited by Kermit Roosevelt
Life and death in the skies above the battlefields of France There are few books written by the dauntless young pilots who fought the first real war of the air when powered aircraft bombed, strafed..
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With the Guns of the B. E. F., 1914
Arthur Corbett-Smith
A Personal History & Recollections by an Officer of the Royal Horse Artillery—The Retreat From Mons & The Marne—and After
An outstanding first hand account and history of the first battles of the Great War The Great War had long been planned by Imperial Germany and its army stood ready to advance through Belgium and F..
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Sniping in France
H. Hesketh-Prichard
With the British Army During the First World War
The crack-shots of the war in the trenches Military historians have always been interested in the activities of snipers. For the uninitiated, there is something romantic about the lone marksman, fa..
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My Dear Wife,
Aimée Bond & R. E. Vernède
the Letters of a British Airman and Soldier Written During the First World War—My Airman Over There by Aimée Bond & Letters to His Wife by R. E. Vernède
The war letters of a British pilot and of an officer of the Rifle Brigade The letters of servicemen writing from fields of conflict to their families are always poignant, irrespective of the cause ..
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With Botha and Smuts in Africa
W. Whittall
No 1 Squadron of the Royal Naval Armoured Car Division During the First World War
Armoured cars in the African bush The subject of this book will need little by way of explanation to recommend it to interested readers. First, it concerns the First World War in Africa as it was f..
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