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  • The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes
    The Shortest History of Germany (Paperback) James Hawes $10.52 $12.37
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  • The Wipers Times by Christopher Westhorp
    The Wipers Times (Hardback) Christopher Westhorp

    Decades ahead of the amusing but distorting buffoonery of Blackadder Goes Forth, this complete edition of the Wipers Times, the famed trench newspaper of the First World War, is an extraordinary mix of black humour, fake entertainment programmes and pastiche articles, and constitutes a unique record of life on the wartime frontline. From its long-running cartoon pun (Are We Being Offensive...

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  • World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide to the Western Front by John Ruler
    World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide to the Western Front (English, Paperback) John Ruler, Emma Thomson

    World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide - Expert tips and itineraries for travel along the Western Front including sites in France and Belgium, maps and routes. Also includes guided walks, battlefield tours, museums, child-friendly tours, Ypres, Poperinge, Nieuwpoort, Mons, Lille, Pas-de-Calais, Marne, The Somme, Verdun, Aisne and Champagne.

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  • The Drowned and the Saved by Les Wilson
    The Drowned and the Saved (English, Paperback) Les Wilson

    Next morning at about 6 o'clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors ... I don't think any survivors came in at Port Ellen but bodies did.The loss of two British ships crammed with American soldiers bound for the trenches of the First World War brought the devastation of war directly to the...

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  • The Blood Never Dried by John Newsinger
    The Blood Never Dried (English, Paperback) John Newsinger

    The Blood Never Dried challenges the rising chorus of claims that the British Empire was a kinder, gentler force in the world of imperialism. John Newsinger sets out to uncover this neglected history of repression and resistance. To the boast that 'the sun never set on the British Empire' the Chartist Ernest Jones replied 'and the blood never dried.' This new, updated edition brings the story up...

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  • Hidden History by Gerry Docherty
    Hidden History (English, Hardback) Gerry Docherty, James MacGregor

    Hidden History uniquely exposes those responsible for the First World War. It reveals how accounts of the war's origins have been deliberately falsified to conceal the guilt of the secret cabal of very rich and powerful men in London responsible for the most heinous crime perpetrated on humanity.

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  • Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel
    Where Poppies Blow (English, Paperback) John Lewis-Stempel

    The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the award-winning author of Meadowland.

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  • The Anti-Tank Rifle by Steven J. Zaloga
    The Anti-Tank Rifle (English, Paperback) Steven J. Zaloga, Johnny Shumate

    The anti-tank rifle was the foot soldier's last line of defense against enemy armor during World War I and throughout much of World War II, notably in Polish, German, and Soviet service. Featuring full-color artwork, this fully illustrated study reveals the technology and tactics behind this influential weapon.

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  • Against All Odds by Stephen Wynn
    Against All Odds (English, Hardback) Stephen Wynn

    Using newspaper articles, photographs and his British Army Service Record, Stephen Wynn has formed a clear picture of Walter Tull and his achievements.

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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence
    Seven Pillars of Wisdom (English, Paperback) T. E. Lawrence

    Written between 1919 and 1926, this text tells of the campaign aganist the Turks in the Middle East, encompassing gross acts of cruelty and revenge, ending in a welter of stink and corpses in a Damascus hospital.

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  • Behind the Lawrence Legend by Philip Walker
    Behind the Lawrence Legend (English, Hardback) Philip Walker

    'Lawrence of Arabia' became world-famous during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. However, his achievements would have been impossible without the efforts of an unsung band of fellow officers and spies. Their compelling and forgotten stories provide a few perspective on Lawrence and the renowned WWI campaign.

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  • Walking Ypres by Paul Reed
    Walking Ypres (English, Paperback) Paul Reed

    Fully revised edition of Paul Reed's classic walker's guide to the Ypres Salient. Tours of all the most famous sites: Ypres, Yser, Sanctuary Wood, Bellewaarde Ridge, Zillebeke, Hill 60, Passchendaele, Messines, Kemmel, Ploegsteert.

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  • The Battle of the Lys 1918: North
    The Battle of the Lys 1918: North (English, Paperback)

    Covers a German offensive whose failure was crucial to the outcome of the First World War, yet is strangely neglected.

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  • Death of a Division by David Martin
    Death of a Division (English, Hardback) David Martin

    The first detailed study of this famous action during the German Spring Offensive of 1918 which saved the British Expeditionary Force from complete disaster.

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  • A Lab of One's Own by Patricia Fara
    A Lab of One's Own (English, Hardback) Patricia Fara

    2018 marks the centenary not only of the Armistice but also of women gaining the vote. A Lab of One's Own commemorates both anniversaries by exploring how the War gave female scientists, doctors, and engineers unprecedented opportunities to undertake endeavours normally reserved for men.

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  • Germany's Aims in the First World War by Fritz Fischer
    Germany's Aims in the First World War (Multiple languages, Paperback) Fritz Fischer

    A scholarly interpretation of Germany's policies and attitudes during the first World War and their profound effect on subsequent world events

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  • Sagittarius Rising by Cecil Lewis
    Sagittarius Rising (English, Paperback) Cecil Lewis

    Originally published: London: P. Davies, 1936.

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  • Lys Offensive - April 1918 by Andrew Rawson
    Lys Offensive - April 1918 (English, Hardback) Andrew Rawson

    An in depth account of Operation Georgette, the attack against Second and First Armies in April 1918.

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  • Walking the Somme by Paul Reed
    Walking the Somme (English, Paperback) Paul Reed

    This new edition of Paul Reeds classic book Walking the Somme is an essential traveling companion for anyone visiting the Somme battlefields of 1916. His book, first published over ten years ago, is the result of a lifetimes research into the battle and the landscape over which it was fought.

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  • Zeppelin vs British Home Defence 1916-18 by Jon Guttman
    Zeppelin vs British Home Defence 1916-18 (English, Paperback) Jon Guttman, Jim Laurier

    The German Zeppelin threat of World War I terrified the British public and presaged the Blitz of World War II. This fully illustrated study tells the fascinating story of the first ever German aircraft to attack British soil and the defenses that sought to bring them down.

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