A Concise History of the Opening Campaigns of the First World War, 1914—Hacking Through Belgium, The Battle of the Rivers & The Battles in Flanders
A unique 1914 trilogy in one special edition
This Leonaur special edition, published to coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, collects three of Edmund Dane’s well rega..
Horace Wyatt & E. Alexander Powell
Accounts of Motor Vehicles from the Boer War & the First World War—Motor Transports in War by Horace Wyatt, “Get There!” (Extract) and “Treat ‘Em Rough!” (Extract) by E. Alexander Powell & The Dennis 30 cwt. Chassis by Dennis Bros., Ltd.
The motorised wheels of war begin to turn
In 1914 as the B. E. F was quickly hurried to the battle lines—by whatever means possible—British troops were amused to see familiar commercial vehicles tr..
The First Months of the First World War on the Western Front—June to December 1914
A unique Leonaur edition—never before available in this form
John Buchan was a popular author of historical and adventure fiction whose works remain in print to the present day. He also wrote impor..
George Stuart Gordon & Roger Ingpen
Two Accounts of the Battle & Retreat From Mons by the B. E. F. During the First World War—The Retreat from Mons by Gordon George Stuart & The Fighting Retreat to Paris by Roger Ingpen
Two views of the Great Retreat
Imperial Germany had long planned the conflict that was to become the First World War, but when the onslaught came there was little sign that the nations which would ..
A guide to the hand-gun
Walter Winans was an acknowledged expert on the subject of firearms and shooting of all kinds in the early years of the 20th century and his comprehensive guides to the subj..
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..
A. L. A. Himmelwright
A guide to hand-guns and shooting
Himmelwright’s guide to pistol and revolver shooting will particularly interest those who collect or shoot historical firearms. Various types of hand-gun are illus..
Accounts of Espionage & Counter-Espionage 1914-18
On His Majesty’s Secret Service
The Duke of Wellington famously said that the art of war was discovering what you don’t know by what you do—guessing what was on the other side of the hill. The best..
L. K. Yates
Two Views of British Women Engaged in Supplying the Allied Effort During the Great War
The Woman’s Part
by L. K. Yates
Carry On: British Women’s Work in Wartime
The Women of the Great War
It has been a salient feature of twentieth century warfare that the industrial nature of conflict, combined with the huge number of men required and the numerous machines..
Laurence Yard Smith
The Development of Balloons, Dirigibles and Powered Aircraft Including the First World War in the Air
The conquest of the air—and beyond
This interesting book, which includes photographs and diagrams, describes the early years of man's attempts to gain mastery of the air. It chronicles the first, r..
Georg Paul Neumann
Its History, Development, Organisation, Aircraft, Weapons and Equipment, 1914-1918
Germany’s battle for the skies
The Great War was, of course, the first conflict in which mankind took to the air to any significant degree. Powered flight added a new dimension to reconnaissance an..
The Autobiography of the First British Private Soldier to Rise to the Highest Rank
Scarlet coat to red-tabs
It is a common aspect of uncommon men that their lives are so exceptional that they cannot be adequately described in a few words. So much the better then that the author o..
D. S. Tamblyn
Horses & Mules in the Allied Armies During the First World War, 1914-18
The last great war of the horse
The role of the ‘war horse’ particularly during its twilight years during the First World War has recently become the focus of much interest. All armies have used ho..
T. W. Corbin
Warships, Guns, Tanks, Rifles, Bombs & Other Instruments and Munitions of Warfare, How They Were Invented & How They Are Employed
The first instruments and machines of 'modern' war
For as long as people have formed themselves into factions there has been warfare. The nature of conflict changed little in its fundamentals until..
Charles C. Turner
The Air War Over Europe During the First World War
The first battles of the skies
The author of this overview and analysis of the Allied air campaign during the years of the First World War was eminently qualified for the task. He was one of the fi..