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  • 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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  • 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. This guide also features guided walks and site information, battlefield tours, museums, Ypres, Poperinge, Nieuwpoort, Mons, Lille, Pas-de-Calais, The Somme, Verdun, Aisne and Champagne.

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  • The Rise and Fall of Comradeship (English, Paperback) Thomas Kuhne

    This book reveals how ideas of comradeship shaped the actions and mindsets of ordinary German soldiers across the twentieth century.

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  • Origins of the First World War (English, Paperback) Gordon Martel

    "Summarises the policies, issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914"--Provided by the publisher.

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  • Storm of Steel (Paperback) Ernst Junger

    A memoir of astonishing power, savagery and ashen lyricism that illuminates the horrors as well as the fascination of total First World War, presenting the conflict through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. It provides an account of the terrors of the Western Front and of the sickening allure that made men keep fighting on for 4 long years.

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  • Goodbye to All That (Paperback) Robert Graves

    In 1929 the author went to live abroad permanently, vowing 'never to make England my home again'. This book is an account of his life up until that 'bitter leave-taking': from his childhood and desperately unhappy school days at Charterhouse, to his time serving as a young officer in the First World War that was to haunt him throughout his life.

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  • 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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  • Austro-Hungarian Cruisers and Destroyers 1914-18 (English, Paperback) Ryan K. Noppen, Paul Wright

    An expert in the field, Ryan Noppen examines Austro-Hungarian cruisers and destroyers in this fascinating study that will appeal to those with an interest in naval history and World War I.

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  • The Great War: 1914-1918 (English, Paperback) Peter Hart

    The Great War was the first truly global conflict, and it changed the course of world history. In this magnum opus, the author examines the conflict in every arena around the world, in a history that combines scholarship with vivid and unfamiliar eyewitness accounts, from kings and generals, and ordinary soldiers.

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  • Goodbye to All That (English, Hardback) Robert Graves

    It is the war memoir to end all war memoirs. Robert Graves's autobiographical masterpiece savages the conduct of the 1914-18 conflict in a searing satire that at once reviles the fighting and reveres the courage and resourcefulness of the servicemen caught up in it. As astonishingly fresh and readable as ever, Goodbye to All That chronicles this highly eccentric soldier-poet's early life from the...

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  • Zero Hour (Hardback) Jolyon Fenwick

    The first day of the battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, was the most devastating event of the First World War for the British army. In Zero Hour, 14 superlatively photographed panoramas (each one a four-page gatefold, opening to nearly 1 metre wide) show the Somme's major sites as they look today. Taken from the exact viewpoints of the front-line British troops as they began their advance towards...

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  • The German Army in World War I: 1914-15 Pt. 1 (English, Paperback) Nigel Thomas, Gerry Embleton

    The first of a three-part study of the organization, uniforms, insignia and equipment of the German Army of World War I. It covers the troops who fought at Mons, Arras and 1st Ypres in 1914; at Neuve Chappelle, 2nd Ypres, Artois and the Argonne, 1915; and in East Prussia and Poland, 1914-15.

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  • Pershing's Crusaders (English, Hardback) Richard Faulkner

    Offers a comprehensive and intimate account of the day-to-day lives and attitudes of the nearly 4.2 million American soldiers mobilized for service in World War I. Pershing's Crusaders offers a clear, close-up picture of the doughboys in all of their vibrant diversity, shared purpose, and unmistakably American character.

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  • Poetry of the First World War (English, Paperback) Tim Kendall

    A new anthology that combines generous selections from well-known soldier poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon with work by civilian and women poets. A general introduction places Great War poetry in its contexts and the work of each poet is prefaced with a biographical account that explains the circumstances of composition.

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  • The Great War (English, Paperback) Dan Todman

    The First World War, with its mud and the slaughter of the trenches, is often taken as the ultimate example of the futility of war. This book shows views of the war have changed over the years and how a distorted image of it emerged and became dominant.

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  • The Sleepwalkers (English, Paperback) Christopher Clark

    The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most fateful of the modern era. An act of terrorism of staggering efficiency, it fulfilled its every aim: it would liberate Bosnia from Habsburg rule and it created a powerful new Serbia, but it also brought...

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  • The First World War (Paperback) Sir Hew Strachan

    A brilliant and penetrating history of the First World War by one of the world's foremost experts on the conflict. Reissued for the 100th Anniversary.

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  • General Fox Conner (English, Hardback) Steven Rabalais

    John J. Pershing considered Fox Conner to have been “a brilliant solider” and “one of the finest characters our Army has ever produced.” During World War I, General Conner served as chief of operations for the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. Pershing told Conner: “I could have spared any other man in the A.E.F. better than you.”Dwight D. Eisenhower viewed Fox Conner, as “the...

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  • US Doughboy 1916-19 (English, Paperback) Thomas A Hoff

    Using primary source material, this volume takes a look at the life of the common US soldier during World War I. It follows the Doughboy throughout the war, and also covers occupational duty in Germany after the war's end, and the experiences of those sent to Russia and Italy.

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  • British Mark I Tank 1916 (English, Paperback) David Fletcher, Tony Bryan

    The first tank ever to be used on the battlefield, the Mark I, profoundly changed the nature of warfare in the 20th century and beyond. This work covers the Little Willie and Mother Mark I prototypes and the aftermath of their introduction.

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