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rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
World War One

1-199440 LOVE, TOMMY: Letters Home, from the Great War to the Present Day A legacy of an empire and a nation at war, Love Tommy, is a collection of letters housed at the Imperial War Museum sent by British and Commonwealth troops from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa from the front line of war to their loved ones at home. Poignant expressions of love, hope and fear sit alongside amusing anecdotes, grumbles about rations and thoughtful reflections, eloquently revealing how, despite the passage of time, many experiences of the fighting man are shared in countless wars and battles. From the muddy trenches of the Somme to frozen ground of the Falklands to the heat and dust of Iraq, these letters are the ordinary soldier's testament to life on the front line. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, available mid to late September 2012 ......$26.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-44731M MILITARY OPS IN FRANCE 1915:MAPS V1 Part of the British 'Official History Series' of WWI, thirteen large maps. 1 vol, 13 pgs 1997 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
NEW-hardcover ......$50.00

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1-82210 RED BARON, THE:A Review in Hiostory & Miniature 8.5x11, includes full color profiles of each of the aircraft he flew; step by step guide on how to assemble and paint the aircraft and figures. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2004 SPAIN, ANDREA PRESS
NEW-softcover ......$33.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-930288 S&T 288 HINDENBURG'S WAR: Decision in the Trenches, 1918 A strategic-level, two-player wargame of low complexity that covers the fighting on World War I's western front during that final year of the war, from the start of the first German offensive on 21 March through Armistice Day on 11 November. The game's sub-systems are crafted to present a supreme-commander's-eye-view of the war: it is therefore almost fully strategic in its perspective, with only the most pastel of operational undertones added to enhance historical tone and texture.

Each hex on the map represents 9.31 miles (15 km) when measured from side to opposite side. Each full turn of play, other than the first and last, represents half-a-month. Every combat unit in the game represents one division of infantry or one brigade of tanks.

Components: Two 22x34-inch maps and 456 counters

Other Articles:

* Myths of the Schlieffen Plan: A revisionist look at one of history's best known plans.
* War on East Timor: An analysis of the vicious little war fought on this island in the Indonesian archipelago during the late 20th century.
* The 13 Years War: The savage 1454-66 war fought by the allied Poles and Germans to once and for all crush the independent Order of Teutonic Knights. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2014 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover ......$50.00 with a discount of 10%

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1-930301 STRATEGY & TACTICS # 301: Kaiser's War Kaiser's War in the East is a strategic level simulation of World War I on the Eastern Front, 1914-17.

This is a two-player game; One player controls the Central Powers, the other player controls the Allies. The concept of victory points (VP) is central to play of game. Players begin each scenario with a designated number of VP. They gain new VP as a result of achieving objectives; they lose VP when they lose units in combat. They may expend them to gain reinforcements and carry out certain actions. To win the game you must have more VP than your opponent, so play is a balancing act between expending VP and attaining objectives.

Contents: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine with historical background. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2016 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available early September 2016 ......$35.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-ATO2009 AGAINST THE ODDS 2009 ANNUAL: Verdun - A Generation Lost This wargame covers the WWI battle of Verdun, where the 1916 German offensive tried to inflict massive casualties on the Entente and force a negotiation to end the war. In the end, both sides suffered huge losses and the war continued. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2010 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
NEW-boxed Game/Magazine, Inventory close out, First Come, First Served ......$45.00 with a discount of 40% spc

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1-DG1631 MASURIA: Winter Battle 1915 After the Tannenberg campaign of August-September 1914, East Prussia became a strategic backwater as both sides focused their efforts in Poland. But the Russian threat remained, and the following winter the Germans set about cleaning up their northern flank. A massive attack on the open right flank of the Russian Tenth Army sent it reeling; only the sacrifice of an entire corps in the Augustowo Forest enabled it to escape.

Masuria uses a modification of the Fire & Movement game system. Developed to portray the mechanized battlefields of a later generation, F&M stresses the use of rapidly-concentrated fire support to generate breakthroughs, followed by a rapid penetration by mobile reserves. In 1915, although railroads allowed the rapid shifting of forces on a large scale, no one moved faster than a man on foot on the battlefield, making exploitation ineffective.

However, here both players have hidden movement, allowing them to concentrate in unexpected locations to surround and destroy isolated enemy units. The clumsy and inflexible fire support is represented by the artillery brigades available to division and corps commanders. It must be brought to the point of decision, then supplied to give it the firepower to affect the fighting.

The historical outcome at Masuria was the clearing of the East Prussian border. It might have gone differently; Russian reserves were available, and the German forces were a hodge-podge of units of widely varying quality. Both sides have a number of options to turn the fortunes of the campaign. The player who makes the better choices, and backs his strategy to the hilt, will emerge the victor.

Game Contents: 17x22-inch map, 100 die-cut counters, One Standard Rules booklet for this series, and One Exclusive Rules booklet for this title. 1 vol, 4 pgs 2014 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available early April 2015 ......$20.00 with a discount of 10%

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1-DG1632 TANNENBERG: East Prussia, August 1914 In August 1914, two Russian armies, Rennenkampf's First and Samsonov's Second, invaded the German province of East Prussia. The lone German army there, Hindenburg's Eighth, had to rely on interior lines and railroads to concentrate against each Russian army in turn. This game focuses on the southern half of the campaign, with the northern half factored into the victory conditions. Those victory conditions vary with the strategic options chosen by each player so neither knows the other's intent.

Tannenberg uses a modification of the Fire & Movement game system. Developed to portray the mechanized battlefields of a later generation, F&M stresses the use of rapidly-concentrated fire support to generate breakthroughs, followed by a rapid penetration by mobile reserves. In 1914, although railroads allowed the rapid shifting of forces on a large scale, no one moved faster than a man on foot on the battlefield, making exploitation ineffective.

However, here both players have hidden movement, allowing them to concentrate in unexpected locations to surround and destroy isolated enemy units. The clumsy and inflexible fire support is represented by the artillery brigades available to division and corps commanders. It must be brought to the point of decision, then supplied to give it the firepower to affect the fighting.

The historical outcome at Tannenberg was the destruction of Samsonov's army, but it need not have been so. Both players have options and can achieve decisive success. The player who makes the better choices, and backs his strategy to the hilt, will emerge the victor.

Game Contents: 17x22-inch map, 100 die-cut counters, One Standard Rules booklet for this series, and One Exclusive Rules booklet for this title. 1 vol, 4 pgs 2014 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available early April 2015 ......$20.00 with a discount of 10%

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1-DG1633 SUEZ 1916: The Ottoman Strike The Suez Canal was essential to British strategic communications and trade in the Great War, as well as being an important political symbol. In August of 1916, the Ottoman Empire sent an expeditionary force, which included contingents of Germans and Austro-Hungarians, against the canal. While the British were expecting an attack, the Ottomans gained tactical surprise by attacking at night. If the Ottoman attack had succeeded, Britain's prestige and warmaking capacity would be severely damaged.

Suez 1916 uses the Fire & Movement system. The movement and combat systems are designed around the realities of mechanized warfare, giving motorized and/or specially-trained units clear advantages. Players can augment units at the instant of combat with support fire, provided by weapons ranging from mortars through cannon and light ground attack aircraft to heavy bombers. A seemingly predictable assault can be overturned at the last minute by heavy defending fires, while even small units may develop tremendous offensive punch with the assistance of a heavy bombardment. Winning the battle is a matter of maneuver, firepower and asset management.

The historical battle was a touch-and-go affair, ending with the British pushing the Turks just far enough to keep the canal safe. The British have the stronger force, but the Central Powers has the advantages of surprise, initiative, and strong artillery support. The player who best utilizes his strengths and is prepared to capitalize on opportunities will prevail.

Game Contents: 17x22-inch map, 100 die-cut counters, One Standard Rules booklet for this series, and One Exclusive Rules booklet for this title. 1 vol, 4 pgs 2014 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available early April 2015 ......$20.00 with a discount of 10%

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1-DG1634 GAZA 1917: Gateway to Jerusalem By early 1917 British Empire forces had pushed the Ottoman Turks out of the Sinai to a line near Gaza. If the British could break that line, it would open the road to Jerusalem, and after that Damascus. A hastily prepared attack in March was repulsed. After a month spent bringing forward artillery and supplies, the British were ready to try again, going over the top on 17 April.

Gaza 1917 uses the Fire & Movement system. The movement and combat systems are designed around the realities of mechanized warfare, giving motorized and/or specially-trained units clear advantages. Players can augment units at the instant of combat with support fire, provided by weapons ranging from mortars through cannon and light ground attack aircraft to heavy bombers. A seemingly predictable assault can be overturned at the last minute by heavy defending fires, while even small units may develop tremendous offensive punch with the assistance of a heavy bombardment. Winning the battle is a matter of maneuver, firepower and asset management.

Historically, the Turks eked out a victory, but it was a close call. In this game, the British have numbers, quality, and firepower on their side, while the Ottomans have excellent defensive positions, superior leadership, and time. The player who best utilizes his strengths and is prepared to capitalize on opportunities will prevail.

Game Contents: 17x22-inch map, 100 die-cut counters, One Standard Rules booklet for this series, and One Exclusive Rules booklet for this title. 1 vol, 4 pgs 2014 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available early April 2015 ......$20.00 with a discount of 10%

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1-DG1713 LETTOW-VORBECK: WWI East Africa Wargame Lettow-Vorbeck is a game covering the East African campaign of 1914-18. One player controls the Allied units and tries to clear German East Africa. The other player controls the Germans and tries to prevent it, or failing that, to grab a source of supply in one of the surrounding Allied colonies. The Germans historically eked out a win by grabbing a supply source in the British colony of Northern Rhodesia even though they had been chased out of their home colony.

Lettow-Vorbeck uses the Hand of Destiny series rules. Each player has a unique set of campaign cards generating movement, combat bonuses, historical events, and reinforcements. Playing the right card at the right time lets one side concentrate the forces needed to win that great victory against all odds, or perhaps go down to inglorious defeat. Combat is resolved using a quasi-tactical procedure in which units take turns firing at one another. Scale: Level: Battalion and Hex: 85 miles per inch.

Game Contents:
* 11x17-inch map
* 40 die-cut counters
* 18 mini cards
* Scenario Instructions
* Four page rule booklet 1 vol, 4 pgs 2015 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available early December 2015 ......$13.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-972020 Adams, Gregg 020 KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES SOLDIER vs SCHUTZTRUPPE SOLDIER: East Africa 1917-18 Specially commissioned artwork and thrilling combat accounts transport the reader to the far-flung and inhospitable East African theater of World War I, where the Schutztruppe faced off against the King's African Rifles. In an attempt to divert Allied forces from the Western Front, a small German colonial force under the command of Oberst Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck raided British and Portuguese territory.

Despite being heavily outnumbered, his expert use of guerrilla tactics forced the British to mount a series of offensives, culminating in a major battle at Nyangao-Mahiwa that saw both sides suffer heavy casualties.

Meticulously researched analysis highlights the tactical and technological innovation shown by both armies as they were forced to fight in a treacherous climate where local diseases could prove just as deadly as the opposition. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid September 2016 ......$20.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-203440 Adkin, Mark THE WESTERN FRONT COMPANION: The Complete Guide to How the Armies Fought for Four Devastating Years, 1914-1918 Comprehensive coverage of World War I's Western Front with 91 maps, 65 diagrams, and 275 photos. Breaks down the battles that took place in France and Belgium from 1914 to 1918 in trenches and fields, on muddy river plains, and against forts.

Covers the uniforms, equipment, and weaponry as well as the strategy, tactics, and orders of battle of all sides. Impressively illustrated with color maps, diagrams, charts, drawings, and period photos. Includes modern-day photos overlaid with markings to show troop movements
Required reference for scholars and military history buffs as the war's 100th anniversary approaches. 1 vol, 528 pgs 2013 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
NEW-dj ......$70.00 with a discount of 10%

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1-195720 Aksakai. Mustafa The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War Why did the Ottoman Empire enter the First World War, months after the war's devastation had become clear? Mustafa Aksakal's dramatic study demonstrates that responsibility went far beyond the war minister, Enver Pasha, and that the road to war was paved by the demands of a politically interested public.

Table of Contents
Introduction: pursuing sovereignty in the age of imperialism
1. The intellectual and emotional climate after the Balkan wars
2. 1914: War with Greece?
3. The Ottomans within the international order
4. The Great War as great opportunity: the Ottoman July crisis
5. Tug of war: Penelope's game
6. Salvation through war?
Conclusion: the decision for war remembered. 1 vol, 229 pgs 2011 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
NEW-softcover ......$41.00 with a discount of 10%

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1-205310 Anderson, Ken A GERMAN TOMMY: The Secret of a War Hero The date: 14 October 1918 - a misty early morning, east of Ledegem, Belgium. Young British Army officer Lieutenant Walter Lancelot Merritt MC carries a large red flag to indicate the center of a brigade-strength advance. He moves ahead of the main force.

Close to the German lines a bullet smashes into Merritt's right leg. Despite the crippling wound he continues to hold the flag aloft ensuring following troops maintain the line as they move on to take long-entrenched German territory. Merritt's courage and leadership resulted in the award of a Bar to his Military Cross.

While undergoing treatment in postwar England, he confessed in a petition to King George his real name was Walter Schwarz. He had deserted from the Australian Imperial Force in 1915 because he feared his German ancestry would prevent him being sent into battle.

George, who had personally decorated him as Merritt at Buckingham Palace, accepted his story and pardoned him for his desertion. The mystery has remained to this day: How did Schwarz manage to maintain his cover for six long years under the most trying circumstances imaginable?

Schwarz's only comment was he would like to say more but could not. He never did. The author has gone behind the accepted facts to tell for the first time the true story of this gallant deserter. He reveals that official documents have been altered and argues that members of a secret society lied and swore false testimony to help Schwarz, acting on their oath to aid a fellow member in distress. The book offers an insight into the way in which people of German origin were treated in Australia and Britain during the First World War. It is a story of bravery and deception unique in the history of war. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid June 2014 ......$40.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-52280 anon L'ALBUM de la GUERRE 1914-1919 12x16, several thousand b/w & color drawings, mapsillust, tipped in plates(8.5x11) of all the majorofficers, their are many color 20x14 illust battlepaintings, all in all a magnificent set. 2 vol, 1304 pgs 1927 PARIS, L'ILLUSTRATION
GOOD-hardcover is worn, French text ......$200.00

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1-54960 anon TRENCH FORTIFICATIONS 1914-1918:A Reference Manual Three separate sections covering the French Army-Notes on Field Fortifications, the German Army-The Construction of Field Positions & the American Army-Notes on the Construction of Trenches, illust 1 vol, 466 pgs 1998 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
NEW-hardcover ......$50.00

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1-43930 anon-British Intelligence Section, Cario HANDBOOK OF THE TURKISH ARMY, 1916 Details the administration, organization, use of Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers, Support Services, and much more, b/w illust, appendices. 1 vol, 235 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
NEW-hardcover facsilmile of 1916 ed ......$50.00

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1-970010 Arcq, Alain LEERNES & COLLARMONT: 22 August 1914 FORGOTTEN BATTLES series: August 1914 - Belgium is invaded. Against the power of the German invaders, King Albert I appealed to the allied armies to guarantee its neutrality. After some hesitation the French High Command, General Lanrezac, commander of the 5th Army, received permission to follow the cavalry corps of General Sordet into Belgium. Among his troops, the 24th and 28th Infantry Regiments of the 11th Brigade, 6th Division, 3rd Corps.

They were tasked with advancing to the Charleroi-Brussels canal and then defending the crossing points between the Sambre Marchienne-au-Pont and Lobbes. The Germans advanced and so began the unequal Battle of Charleroi, where the Germans at times outnumbered the French defenders 5:1. Includes 60 b/w and color illustrations. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2012 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE EDITIONS
NEW-softcover, [French text] ......$28.00

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1-211410 Babac, Dusan THE SERBIAN ARMY IN THE GREAT WAR: 1914-1918 In the first two years of the war, Serbia defeated the Austro-Hungarian Balkan Army. The following year, defeated by a Central Powers offensive, the Serbian Army retreated through Albania and evacuated to Corfu where it rested, rearmed, and reorganized. From there the army transferred to the Salonika Front. After a long lull, the struggle to penetrate the Front began in September 1918. Serbian and other Allied forces broke through the Front and Bulgaria was soon forced to surrender.

The Serbian Army advanced rapidly and on 1 November 1918 Belgrade was liberated. Thanks to the Serbian military victories and diplomatic efforts, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia) was created.

Serbia paid for her victory in the Great War in a disproportionately exorbitant manner: it is estimated that she lost close to one million inhabitants, of whom about 400,000 were conscripts and the rest civilians, which accounted for nearly a third of the total population, or close to 60% of the male population. No other country that participated in the Great War paid so dearly for its freedom.

This offers readers a thorough analysis of the Serbian Army of the period, including its organization, participation in military operations, weapons, equipment, uniforms, and system of orders and medals. This book is a synthesis of all available literature and periodicals, appearing for the first time in the English language.

The book is well supported by around 500 illustrations, out of which more than 300 are contemporary photographs and other documents, while this is complemented by dozens of color plates of uniform reconstructions and color photographs of the preserved pieces of uniform, equipment and weapons. A special emphasis has been placed on the colors of Serbian uniforms from the period. The book is the result of two decades of research and will enable readers to gain a clearer picture of this subject. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-hardback, available late May 2016 ......$70.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-49320 Babington, Anthony SHELL SHOCK The author's research has produced the first complete study of combat stress from ancient times to the Gulf War, the main thrust is WWI, biblio. 1 vol, 224 pgs 1997 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-191250 Baker, Horace edited by Robert H. Ferrell ARGONNE DAYS IN WORLD WAR I A first-hand poignant memoir recalls the Battle of Meuse-Argonne. Other books have been written about Pershing's offensive but this one tells what happened to the soldiers who carried out his order 1 vol, 176 pgs 2007 US, UNIV'TY OF MISSOURI
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1-49350 Banks, Arthur MILITARY ATLAS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR, A The classic map study of WWI, the author used an enormous range of original sources, (250) maps cover every front, biblio, index. 1 vol, 340 pgs 1997 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-90310 Barrett, Michael OPERATION ALBION:German Conquest of the Baltic Operation Albion tells the little-known story ofthe invasion of Dago, Osel, and Moon Islands inthe Gulf of Riga in October 1917. B/w maps/illust, notes, appendix, biblio, index. 1 vol, 299 pgs 2008 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIV
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1-205640 Barrett, Michael B. PRELUDE TO BLITZKRIEG: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of WWII. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without warning, the Germans responded by unleashing a campaign of bold, rapid infantry movements, with cavalry providing cover or pursuing the crushed foe.

Hitting where least expected and advancing before the Romanians could react -- even bombing their capital from a Zeppelin soon after war was declared-the Germans and Austrians poured over the formidable Transylvanian Alps onto the plains of Walachia, rolling up the Romanian army from west to east, and driving the shattered remnants into Russia.

Prelude to Blitzkrieg tells the story of this largely ignored campaign to determine why it did not devolve into the mud and misery of trench warfare, so ubiquitous elsewhere. Includes 32 b&w illustrations and 15 maps. 1 vol, 424 pgs 2014 US, INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
NEW-dj, available early July 2014 ......$45.00

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1-213170 Barry, Quintin THE WAR IN THE NORTH SEA: The Royal Navy And The Imperial German Navy 1914-1918 For years before the outbreak of the First World War, it was the expectation of most officers of the Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy that very shortly thereafter, a decisive fleet action would be fought. This had a major impact on the strategic thinking on both sides of the North Sea. In fact, the unalterable geographic situation meant that for the Grand Fleet in its Scottish bases, the correct course to follow was not to seek a major fleet encounter. Essentially, it was by staying where it was that it could neutralize the High Seas Fleet and enforce an economic blockade of Germany.

The history of the war in the North Sea between 1914 and 1918 is a record of the attempts to break the deadlock - and it is also the history of the men who led the British and German navies. On both sides, the stresses of the huge burden which they bore led to a serious breakdown of trust in each other on the part of the admirals charged with the responsibility. Still more serious was the mutual loss of confidence between the admirals on the one hand and the politicians on the other; their letters and diaries reveal the bitter personal disputes that arose between them.

The principal naval battle of Jutland occurred when the British and German fleets clashed, almost by accident, in the North Sea on 31 May 1916. The outcome of the battle has prompted a minute examination of the tactics employed by the commanders, a continuous debate as to who won, and a bitter controversy between the supporters of Sir John Jellicoe (the commander-in-chief of the Grand Fleet) and Sir David Beatty (the commander of the battle cruisers).

Most British historians claim the battle as a British victory - a view which this book questions. It has been often suggested that after Jutland, the High Seas Fleet remained in harbor for the rest of the war, but as this book shows, the underrated Admiral Reinhard Scheer (its commander-in-chief) subsequently launched a number of major sorties. It was a series of chances that had determined the outcome of Jutland - and it was chance that repeatedly intervened to prevent a decisive encounter subsequently.

This book reviews the entire course of the war in the North Sea, from the first contacts between the fleets in the early days, to the ambitious (but abortive) mission planned at the end of the war for the High Seas Fleet - and, as a dramatic epilogue, its scuttling in Scapa Flow. Includes 150 B&W photos and maps. 1 vol, 608 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available late January 2017 ......$60.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-211230 Bau, Jean AUSTRALIA'S PALESTINE CAMPAIGN: 1916-18 With nearly two mounted divisions engaged against the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East for almost three years, the Palestine Campaign was Australia's longest running militarily significant endeavor of WWI after the Western Front.

Apart from the battle of Beersheba, the Palestine Campaign receives little attention in Australia compared to Gallipoli and the Western Front. In contrast to the years of grinding trench warfare in France and Belgium, the Palestine Campaign was a war of relative movement and maneuver. Cavalry, including Australia's light horse, played a prominent role, but it was a hard fought fully modern war, in which the latest military technologies and techniques were all used. 1 vol, 173 pgs 2016 AUSTRALIA, BIG SKY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late April 2016 ......$17.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-190270 Beckett, Ian and Corvi, Steven editors HAIG'S GENERALS In-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during WWI. Critical look at Command and Control. B/w illust, biblio, index. Each commander gets his own chapter, including short bio and analysis of strengths and weaknesses during particular battles. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2009 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-199370 Benbow, Tim Naval Warfare 1914-1918 150 color and b/w photographs and 50 artworks. At the start of the war, the German Empire had cruisers scattered across the globe, some of which were subsequently used to attack Allied merchant shipping.

The British Royal Navy systematically hunted them down, though not without some embarrassment from its inability to protect Allied shipping. However, the bulk of the German East-Asia squadron did not have orders to raid shipping and was instead underway to Germany when it encountered elements of the British fleet. Soon after the outbreak of hostilities, Britain initiated a naval blockade of Germany. The strategy proved effective, cutting off vital military and civilian supplies. The 1916 Battle of Jutland developed into the largest naval battle of the war, the only full-scale clash of battleships during the war.

The Kaiserliche Marine's High Seas Fleet, commanded by Vice Admiral Reinhard Scheer, squared off against the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet, led by Admiral Sir John Jellicoe. The engagement was a standoff, as the Germans, outmaneuvered by the larger British fleet, managed to escape and inflicted more damage to the British fleet than they received. Strategically, however, the British asserted their control of the sea, and the bulk of the German surface fleet remained confined to port for the duration of the war. German U-boats attempted to cut the supply lines between North America and Britain. The nature of submarine warfare meant that attacks often came without warning, giving the crews of the merchant ships little hope of survival.

The U-boat threat lessened in 1917, when merchant ships entered convoys escorted by destroyers. With the aid of numerous black and white and color photographs, many previously unpublished, the World War I series recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. The text is complemented by full-color maps that guide the reader through specific actions and campaigns. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-205790 Bennett, Geoffrey THE BATTLES OF CORONEL AND THE FALKLANDS 1914 The defeat that Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock suffered at Coronel in 1914 at the hands of Maximilian Graf von Spee, one of Germany's most brilliant naval commanders, was the most humiliating blow to British naval prestige since the eighteenth century and a defeat that had to be avenged immediately.

On 8 December 1914, the German squadron steamed towards Port Stanley, unaware that in the harbor lay two great British battle-cruisers, the 'Invincible' and 'Inflexible'. Realizing this, Spee had no option but to turn and flee. Hour by hour during that long day, the British ships closed in until, eventually, Spee was forced to confront the enemy. With extraordinary courage, and against hopeless odds, the German cruisers fought to the bitter end. At five-thirty that afternoon, the last ship slowly turned and rolled to the bottom. Cradock and Britain had been avenged. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, available early July 2014 ......$20.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-209540 Bennett, Leon CHURCHILL'S WAR AGAINST THE ZEPPELIN 1914-18: Men, Machines and Tactics Explores the development of the airship, the efforts to defend Britain against the attacks, and Winston Churchill's role in these efforts. The text is accompanied by nearly 200 illustrations.

As First Lord of the Admiralty in the early years of the war, Churchill was responsible for defending Britain against all attacks, not only from the sea but also from the air. He was instrumental in proposing and sponsoring a variety of measures, including defense by carrier and by flying boat. Unfortunately, while these measures proved successful in the long run, they took too long to be fully developed in time to be effective as an immediate defense against the Zeppelin attacks. Politically weakened by the Gallipoli disaster and the Zeppelin bombings, Churchill had to resign. It would take another war to restore his reputation. 1 vol, 424 pgs 2015 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-197980 Berton, Joseph T. E. LAWRENCE AND THE ARAB REVOLT: An Illustrated Guide 100+ color and b/w photos. Provides a compelling photographic overview of the life of Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab Revolt that he helped lead. Many books have been written about Lawrence but this book will provide many rare and unseen photographs to illustrate his role in the revolt and the people who fought with and against him.

Using photographs from public archives and private collections, Joseph Berton has assembled an impressive selection of images that will provide an important visual resource for military historians, figure modelers, and Lawrence enthusiasts. Special chapters include unpublished photographs of the Hejaz Armoured Car Battery, the French troops that supported Lawrence and the pilots and planes of the Royal Flying Corps that assisted with the Arab Revolt. Additional information will cover the award of the Al Nahda, presented by the King of the Hejaz to over one hundred officers who had helped in some way in their war against Turkey.

Photographs showing actual Arab robes worn by Lawrence, uniforms of Arab and Turkish soldiers and weapons, details of Bedouin clothing, camel saddles and rugs are provided with detailed captions. Photographs taken by Harry Chase, printed from original glass plate negatives, are also shown in amazing detail. Final chapters include a research guide to the major Lawrence collections in public institutions, some words of advice for the Lawrence collector today and information on visiting important Lawrence sites. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2012 SPAIN, ANDREA PRESS
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1-200240 Bilton, David The Germans in Flanders 1915 - 1916 - Images of War Series Covers the actions of the German Army in the Low Countries during 1915 and 1916. In its broad compass it looks at the battles with the French, Belgians and British, concentrating mostly on the latter.

Each phase and aspect of the period is detailed from the German point of view using primary and secondary sources from both Germany and Britain. The illustrations provide a pictorial background in both a specific and general form, highlighting life in the front-line as well as rear areas and show how the War affected the towns and villages of the region. 250 b/w photos. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2012 UK, Pen & Sword
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1-204800 Bilton, David THE CENTRAL POWERS ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT 1914 - 1918 -- Images of War Arranged in five sections, one for each year of the World War I, this superbly illustrated book covers the fluid fighting that took place on the Russian Front from August 1914 on. Emphasizes on the German point-of-view and operations on many fronts makes it especially valuable to the many who seek greater insight into the actions of our enemy.

Each year saw dramatic developments:

* 1914: Poland, Tannenberg, and the Carpathian passes
* 1915: Actions in Galicia, the Baltic
* 1916: The Brusilov offensive
* 1917: Collapse of the Army
* 1918: Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and continued fighting along the Baltic and in the Ukraine.
1 vol, 208 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-213240 Bilton, David ALLIED POWs IN GERMAN HANDS 1914 - 1918: Images of War In this first fully illustrated history of the Kaiser's unwanted guests, the author looks at the lives of the thousands of Allied men who became POWs during the Great War.

After making the decision to surrender, the soldier, sailor or airman was at the mercy of his captors. The book examines what it felt like to surrender, the dangers involved and then the often long journey to a camp in Germany. For some the there was no journey, they were kept at the Front to help the German war effort.

Not all camps were the same; some were better than others, a situation that could easily change with the replacement of the commandant, but most were poor. Disease was rife and there was little medical care. Barracks were usually cold and there were few blankets and little clothing. Men were abused, starved, denied their basic rights, sent to work in appalling conditions and some were murdered. There were thousands of civilians interned as well, who mostly fared better than combatants, however they did not have it easy.

With the arrival of parcels from home most prisoners could implement their diet, but this was not the case for Russians who received little help and relied on handouts from other prisoners.

Escape was a priority for many men; thousands tried, even though they could be shot for the attempt, as some were, but most failed to make it home.

Then the Armistice was signed and the POWs were freed. Some managed to walk to Allied lines, most had to wait for transport. Within a few months they were all home, except for the thousands of prisoners that were missing, that the Germans claimed they never had.

Includes 150 photographs. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-206500 Biship, Chris THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WEAPONS OF WORLD WAR I: The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines From the first tanks to early submarines to the repeating rifle to the biplane, Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I examines key weapons from the Great War. Packed with artworks, photographs and information, it includes more than 300 pieces of equipment from handguns to zeppelins. Each weapon system is illustrated with a detailed profile artwork and a photograph showing the weapons system in service.

Accompanying the illustrative material is detailed text that lists each weapon's service history, the numbers built, and its variants, as well as full specifications.

Which tanks were first used at Cambrai? What was created in response to the request for a 'bloody paralyzer'? What was the range of the Paris gun? Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I answers these questions and many more. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2014 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-195680 Blair, Dale BATTLE OF BELLICOURT TUNNEL: Tommies, Diggers, and Doughboys on the Hindenburg Line, 1918 6 x 9 inches, 11 maps, and 8 pages of plates.

The Bellicourt Tunnel attack, fought in the fading autumn light, was very much an inter-Allied affair and marked a unique moment in the Allied armies' endeavors. It was the first time that such a large cohort of Americans had fought in a British army. Additionally, untried American II Corps and experienced Australian Corps were to spearhead the attack under the command of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash with British divisions adopting supporting roles on the flanks.

Blair forensically details the fighting and the largely forgotten desperate German defense. Although celebrated as a marvelous feat of breaking the Hindenburg Line, the American attack failed generally to achieve its set objectives and it took the Australians three days of bitter fighting to reach theirs. Blair rejects the conventional explanation of the US 'mop up' failure and points the finger of blame at Rawlinson, Haig, and Monash for expecting too much of the raw US troops, singling out the Australian Corps commander for particular criticism. 1 vol, 280 pgs 2011 UK, FRONTLINE
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1-211580 Bob Carruthers 1914 - 1918: The German Army on Campaign This new volume in the long-running Images of War series features the actions of the German Army on the Somme. The book is comprised of rare photographs illustrating the German Army fighting a dogged defensive war against superior odds on the Somme. It is accompanied by a powerful text written by Official War Correspondent Philip Gibbs, who was an eyewitness to the events. Photographs from the battlefield illustrate the terrible conditions, which the beleaguered German forces on the battlefield endured in the notorious engagement, which has become synonymous with vainglorious sacrifice.

This book incorporates a wide range of images that encompass the actions of the German infantry and their supporting artillery. Also featured are images, which depict the almost incomprehensible condition of the battlefield and the trenches after more than one million shells had been poured into the German lines. Portraits of the German troops are contrasted with surviving images of captured British prisoners of war and the endless battle to get the supply columns through to the front. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-208980 Borg, Richard THE GREAT WAR: Commands and Colors WWI Board Game The Great War is the latest adaptation of Richard Borg's tried and tested Command and Colours game system bringing the epic battles of the First World War to the gaming table.

Players can command armies of detailed, hard plastic, 1/100th scale miniature figures representing British and German troops of the time.

The confusion of battle and challenges of command and control are provided through command cards, combat cards and HQ tokens that limit what can be done each turn and custom dice are used to resolve the effects of any combat that occurs.

The game includes scenarios to allow the re-enactment of battles such as Loos, The Somme, and Vimy Ridge as well as many other actions. The board can be reconfigured using terrain tiles to reflect any battlefield of the period and allows additional scenarios to be created.

This is the first game in a series that will in time cover all aspects of the war on land with additional figures including cavalry, tanks and artillery and additional nationalities (France, USA and Russia) being added in subsequent modules.

Future expansions will add other new mechanics and game elements, and open up more opportunities for player-vs-player action. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2015 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
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1-208981 Borg, Richard THE GREAT WAR: WWI Boardgame: Tank Expansion The first expansion pack to Commands and Colours The Great War, Tank! contains 6 x 1/100th scale (15mm) assembled and painted model tanks (2 x A7Vs, 2 x MKIV males and 2 x MKIV females), 2 x 1/100th scale (15mm) German 105mm artillery pieces and crew, 4 punchboards of extra and new terrain tiles and tokens, new rules for tanks and on board artillery, and 21 new tank scenarios. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
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1-210650 Bourhill, James RETURN TO MOROGORO: With the South African Horse through East Africa to France and Flanders, 1914-1918 In WWI, a South African family with deep roots in all four corners of the country served in three different theaters of war. This history of their experiences starts before the war, but links generations across fronts and also the home front. Only one of the five came home unscathed, while others came home suffering from wounds and illnesses. Hazard and hardship lingered on in the form of Spanish influenza, mining strikes, and the Great Depression.

Using extracts of their letters from the front, the story is to a large extent told in the words of those who were there. Context is provided by referencing existing literature, unpublished memoirs, and archival material. It could be called a military history or a social history, but it is a truly South African story which contains much new material for historians, while for the general reader it offers an accessible insight into an unparalleled period of history. Includes 80 b/w photos and five maps. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2015 UK, 30 DEGREES SOUTH PUBLISHERS
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1-50630 Brannen, Carl Andrew OVER THERE: A Marine in the Great War First hand account of the his two years with the Marines, many of the b/w photos were taken by the author, maps. 1 vol, 166 pgs 1996 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS AM
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1-41380 Bristow, Adrian SERIOUS DISAPPOIMTMENT, A:Battle of Aubers Ridge On 9 May, 1915 the British First Army attacked the Aubers Ridge for the 2nd time, this attack was a fiasco that ended in one day with casualties of b/w illust/photos, maps, o/b's, biblio, index 1 vol, 202 pgs 1995 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-45370 British General Staff ARMIES OF THE BALKAN STATES, 1914-1918 A compilation of handbooks on the Balkan States,covers o/b's, training, (14) uniform/insignia plates, b/w maps. Covers Bulgarian, Greek, Montenegrin, Rumanian and Serbian forces. Hansy book for research using a contemporary viewpoint. 1 vol, 411 pgs 1997 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-46290 British General Staff BRITISH TRENCH WARFARE, 1917-1918 Details the British small unit tactical trench operations; incorporates the basic infantry handbook for trench warfare with field fortification diagrams, 100+diagrams. 1 vol, 214 pgs 1997 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-85160 Broadbent, Harvey GALLIPOLI THE FATAL SHORE Highlighted with 200+ color & b/w photos, illustand artwork, the author tells the story of thecampaign that forged the national identity of bothAustralia & New Zealand, biblio, index 1 vol, 312 pgs 2005 AUSTRALIA, PENGUIN
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2-49280 Bruce, Robert MACHINE GUNS OF WORLD WAR I:In Color Photos Among the weapons covered are the MAXIM, VICKERS,HOTCHKISS, LEWIS & the CHAUCHAT, (200) colorphotos, 8.5x11. 1 vol, 128 pgs 1997 LONDON, WINDROW & GREENE
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1-203740 Buchholz, Dr. Frank THE GREAT WAR DAWNING: Germany and its Army at the Start of World War I The imperial German army in 1914 was not the juggernaut that many presumed; rather, it was a force mired in tradition that had developed many structural weaknesses. Most English-language histories of the Great War's battles are based on British sources; the authors of this book based their analyses on many original German sources. With an extensive bibliography that includes German language sources (many unpublished), the reader is presented with a different view of the conflict. Includes 80 color pages and 4 large scale maps.

This will become the seminal English language book on the German army as it entered World War I. This treatise explains the social, political, and economic structure of the country as it relates to the German military. It is the only English-language source that fully explains the German army-both active and reserve forces coupled with their training and doctrine. More importantly, this book discusses the structural issues in the German army that led directly to its failure at the Battle of the Marne. Specifically, leadership issues, logistical issues, and the misuse of cavalry created significant fissures that could have been corrected before the war.

This is a different view of the Great War than the well-known Guns of August published in 1962. The Great War Dawning presents a critical look at the doctrine of the time and how leadership's failure to overhaul outmoded methods led to the downfall of imperial Germany's plans in 1914. 1 vol, 560 pgs 2013 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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2-86780 Bull, Stephen STOSSTRUPPTAKIK OF WWI:The First Stormtroopers Analysis of the use of Stormtroopers during WWI and their influence on WWII. (32) pages of b/w photos, drawings of uniforms/equipment/weapons; biblio, appendices, index. 1 vol, 180 pgs 2007 UK, SPELLMOUNT PUBLISHERS
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1-972005 Bull, Stephen 005 COMBAT: British Infantryman vs German Infantryman - Somme 1916 The mighty struggle for the Somme sector of the Western Front in the second half of 1916 has come to be remembered for the dreadful toll of casualties inflicted on Britain's 'New Armies' by the German defenders on the first day of the offensive, 1 July.

The battle continued, however, throughout the autumn and only came to a close in the bitter cold of mid-November. The British plan relied on the power of artillery to suppress and destroy the German defences; the infantry were tasked with taking and holding the German trenches, but minimal resistance was anticipated. Both sides incurred major losses, however; German doctrine emphasised that the first line had to be held or retaken at all costs, a rigid defensive policy that led to very high casualties as the Germans threw survivors into ad hoc, piecemeal counterattacks all along the line.

Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and based on meticulous reassessment of the sources, this engaging study pits the volunteers of Kitchener's 'New Armies' against the German veterans who defended the Somme sector in the bloody battles of July-November 1916. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-205130 Buttar, Prit COLLISION OF EMPIRES: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 Although the myriad of alliances and suspicions that existed between the Russian, German, and Austro-Hungarian empires in the early 20th century proved to be one of the primary triggers for the outbreak of the First World War, much of the actual fighting between these three nations has been largely forgotten in the West. Whilst battles such as Ypres, the Somme, and Passchendaele have been inscribed deeply on the public consciousness, with the exception of perhaps Tannenberg, the conflicts in the East do not hold the same recognition.

In his new book, Prit Buttar seeks to correct this imbalance with a new insight into the fighting in the East - a magisterial account of the chaos and destruction that reigned when three powerful empires collided. His harrowing narrative is driven by first-hand accounts and new, detailed archival research to create a dynamic retelling of the tumultuous events of the first year of the war, examining the battles of Masurian Lakes and Tannenberg in East Prussia, followed by the Russo-Austrian clashes in Galicia, the failed German advance towards Warsaw, and the vicious fighting in the Carpathian mountains.

Buttar reveals how delays in adapting to a modern war and inadequacies in supply and support arrangements, combined with a failure to plan for a long war, left the three powers struggling to keep up with events, leaving the Central Powers coming to terms with the dreaded reality of a war on two fronts whilst slowly driving Russia towards revolution. A war that was initially seen by all three powers as a welcome opportunity to address both internal and external issues would ultimately bring about the downfall of them all. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-209110 Buttar, Prit GERMANY ASCENDANT: The Eastern Front 1915 The massive offensives on the Eastern Front during 1915 are often overshadowed by the events in Western Europe, but the scale and ferocity of the clashes between Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary and Tsarist Russia were greater than anything seen on the Western Front and ultimately as important to the final outcome of the war.

In Germany Ascendant, Buttar examines the critical events of 1915, as the German Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive triggered the collapse of Russian forces, coming tantalizingly close to knocking Russia out of the war altogether. Throughout the year, German dominance on the Eastern Front grew -- but stubborn Russian resistance forced the continuation of a two-front war that would drain Germany's reserves of men and equipment. Packed with first-hand accounts and incredible new information, this is a staggeringly ambitious history of some of the most important moments of World War I. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-209110 Buttar, Prit GERMANY ASCENDANT: The Eastern Front 1915 The massive offensives on the Eastern Front during 1915 are often overshadowed by the events in Western Europe, but the scale and ferocity of the clashes between Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary and Tsarist Russia were greater than anything seen on the Western Front and ultimately as important to the final outcome of the war.

In Germany Ascendant, Buttar examines the critical events of 1915, as the German Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive triggered the collapse of Russian forces, coming tantalizingly close to knocking Russia out of the war altogether. Throughout the year, German dominance on the Eastern Front grew -- but stubborn Russian resistance forced the continuation of a two-front war that would drain Germany's reserves of men and equipment. Packed with first-hand accounts and incredible new information, this is a staggeringly ambitious history of some of the most important moments of World War I. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212250 Buttar, Prit Russia's Last Gasp - The Eastern Front 1916-17 In Russia's Last Gasp, Prit Buttar looks at one of the bloodiest campaigns launched in the history of warfare - the Brusilov Offensive, sometimes known as the June Advance. The assault was intended to ease the pressure on Russia's British and French allies by diverting German troops from the Western Front and knocking Austria-Hungary out of the war.

Russia's dismal military performance in the preceding years was forgotten, as the Brusilov Offensive was quickly characterised by innovative tactics, including the use of shock troops, a strategy that German armies would later adapt to great effect. Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed archival research this is a dramatic retelling of the final years of the war on the Eastern Front, in which the Russian Army claimed military success but at a terrible cost. 1 vol, 472 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-72880 Cappellano, Filippo L'IMPERIAL REGIO ESERCITO AUSTRO-UNGARICO 1915-18 (60) color pages/photos of uniforms and equipment, other b/w illust/maps/photos, official history. 1 vol, 530 pgs 2003 ITALY, MUSEO STORICO
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1-207080 Cardona, Ricardo Recio STURMTRUPPEN: WWI German Stormtroopers (1914-1918) After General Falkenhayn, head of the OHL, gave orders for the creation of special detachments, the first assault units (Sturmtruppen) were formed during the spring and summer of 1916, when the Sturmbataillon Rohr was organized. These detachments had the mission of spreading the Stosstrupptaktik, a new tactic which decisively transformed the fighting methods of the German Army.

But long before this happened, another type of troops had been created within the German infantry during the winter of 1914-1915: the Shock troops (Stosstruppen), fresh infantry groups that were never officially recognized as such and never belonged to any permanent unit, but remained active until the end of the war and contributed to improving the offensive capacity of the German infantry.

This 8.5x11 book is a narration of the history of the shock and assault troops and covers their combat methods. Finally, it offers a comprehensive description of their uniforms, equipment, and weapons, along with a large number of illustrations and period photographs rarely seen. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2014 SPAIN, ANDREA PRESS
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1-210500 Carruthers, Bob THE BRITISH AT YPRES 1914 - 1915: Images at War This new volume in the long-running series features the actions of the British Army at Ypres from 1914 to 1915. Rare photographs illustrating the optimistic men of the BEF in the act of mobilization and transport to France are contrasted with photographs from the battlefield during the opening phases of the campaign, which culminated in the four-year struggle for the Ypres salient. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213820 Carruthers, Bob THE BRITISH ON THE SOMME 1916: Images of War This new volume in the long-running Images of War series features 250 b/w photographs depicting the actions of the British Army on the Somme. Offers rare photographs illustrating the actions of the British infantry and their supporting artillery fighting on the Somme, but it is accompanied by a powerful text written by Official War Correspondent Philip Gibbs, who was an eyewitness to the events. Photographs from the battlefield illustrate the terrible conditions, which the British forces on the battlefield endured in the notorious engagement, which has become synonymous with vainglorious sacrifice. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-80290 Cassar, George H. KITCHENER'S WAR:British Strategy from 1914 to 1916 Superb analysis of the many crises faced by the British during Kitchener's leadership, b/w maps and illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 364 pgs 2004 US, POTOMAC BOOKS
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1-209710 Castle, Ian The First Blitz - Bombing London in the First World War This book tells the story of Germany's strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 - and with it came the birth of a new arena of warfare, the 'home front'. German airships attempted to raid London on 26 separate occasions between May 1915 and October 1917, but only reached the capital and bombed successfully on nine occasions.

From May 1917 onwards, this theatre of war entered a new phase as German Gotha bombers set out to attack London in the first bomber raid. London's defences were again overhauled to face this new threat, providing the basis for Britain's defence during World War II. This comprehensive volume tells the story of the first aerial campaign in history, as the famed Zeppelins, and then the Gotha and the massive Staaken 'Giant' bombers waged war against the civilian population of London in the first ever 'Blitz'. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-57120 Cave, Nigel BATTLEGROUND EUROPE WW1:Vimy Ridge-Arras Battle and battlefield described with maps/illust. 1 vol, 144 pgs 1998 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-57150 Cave, Nigel BATTLEGROUND EUROPE WW1:Serre-Somme Battle and battlefield described with maps/illust. 1 vol, 144 pgs 1998 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-57180 Cave, Nigel BATTLEGROUND EUROPE WW1:Sanctuary Wood/Hooge-Ypres Battle and battlefield described with maps/illust. 1 vol, 144 pgs 1998 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-194130 Cernigoi, E LA CAVALLERIA ITALIANA NELLA PRIMA GUERRA MONDIALE On the eve of the WWI, the Italian cavalry, having successfully participated in the conquest of Libya during the Italo-Turkish war of 1911-1912, was composed of thirty regiments (twelve of dragoons and lancers, eighteen of cavalry). By October 1915, the characteristics of trench warfare had reduced the operational capabilities of even dismounted cavalry. A large part of the troops transferred to other weapons and specialties.

Cavalry could still be used to effect, as shown in August 1916 with the capture of Gorizia after chasing the retreating enemy. The cavalry also starred in 1918 with the defense line of the Piave and the resurgence of Vittorio Veneto.

The book reconstructs the use in World War I, even with the help of a rich iconography. Hundreds of b/w illustrations. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2010 ITALY
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1-197830 Chambers, Stephen SUVLA: August Offensive - Gallipoli The landing at Suvla Bay, part of the August Offensive, commenced on the night of 6 August 1915. It was intended to support a breakout from Anzac Beach. Despite early hopes from a largely unopposed landing, Suvla was a mismanaged affair that quickly became a stalemate.

The newly formed IX Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stopford, failed, not for lack of sacrifice by its New Army and Territorials, but because of a failure of generalship. Opportunities were thoughtlessly wasted due to lethargy. Suvla not only signaled the end of Stopford and many of his Brigadiers, but also saw the end of the Commander in Chief, Sir Ian Hamilton. It was the beginning of the end of the Gallipoli gamble and in its own right created a catalyst of disaster that would come to represent the failed campaign.

This book adds to the Gallipoli story by recounting the Suvla Bay landing through a mix of official accounts intertwined with a rich collection of the participants' letters, diaries, personal accounts, photographs and maps.

5.5 x 8.5, 120 b/w photos 1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-71110 Christensen, Christian editor BLOCKADE AND JUNGLE The story of Nis Koch, a Danish sailor in the German Navy aboard a blockade runner to Lettow-Vorbeck's German East African force, he joined the land force when his ship sank, 6 b/w photos, index 1 vol, 270 pgs 2003 NASHIVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-84630 Coil, Dr. Spencer Anthony UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT OF THE ITALIAN FORCES IN WW1 9x12, a study of the period with 500+ b/w and color photos covering every aspect of Italian Armed Forces of WWI. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2006 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-81890 Coil, Spencer Anthony UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT:THE FRENCH ARMED FORCES WWI 9x12, hundreds of b/w & color illust/photos of theAir Service/Foreign Legion/Armour & Tanks/Cavlary/Zouaves/Infantry & M1915 Adrian Helmets. 1 vol, 380 pgs 2005 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-192670 Cooper, Bryan Ironclads of Cambrai When tanks, the newly invented British weapon, were used for the first time in a mass attack on November 20 1917, they not only achieved one of the most remarkable successes of the First World War but set the pattern for the future of mechanized warfare. For the first time in three years of bloody trench warfare, epitomized by the slaughter at Passchendaele which was then reaching its climax, tanks brought about a breakthrough of the massive German defense system of the Hindenburg Line, followed up by British infantry and cavalry divisions. They were supported for the first time by low flying fighter aircraft of the Royal Flying Corps. The initial victory at Cambrai brought cheering crowds into the streets of London and the ringing of church bells in celebration. In seemed possible that the success might bring about the final defeat of Germany. But the British High Command failed to exploit the success. Generals who still dreamt of massive cavalry charges had not had much faith in this strange new weapon that had been brought to them - funded initially by the Royal Navy at the behest of Winston Churchill who was then First Lord of the Admiralty and did see its value. The High Command did not really believe the breakthrough was possible and tragically miscalculated the necessary steps to follow it up. Within days the Germans counterattacked and regained much of the ground that the British had won. What could have been the final victory was delayed for another year.

6 x 9, 16 pages b/w plates
1 vol, 244 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-208510 Cooper, Bryan TANK BATTLE OF WORLD WAR I Failure to exploit the potential of an original idea is a recurring phenomenon in our national history. Few failures, however, can have been so costly in human life as that of our military commanders early in 1916 to appreciate that the tank was a war winning weapon. The slaughter of the Somme, Passchendaele and Ypres salient had to be endured before accepted 'conventional' methods were abandoned and the tank given a chance.

Includes many eyewitness accounts. He tells of the courage and endurance of the crews not just in battle but in the appalling conditions in which they had to drive and fight their primitive vehicles. Scalded, scorched and poisoned with exhaust fumes, constantly threatened with being burned to death, these crews eventually laid the foundation for the Allied Victory in World War I. The book is well illustrated with many original photographs. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-84930 Cornish, Nic RUSSIAN ARMY AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR, THE Drawing extensively the author details the Eastern Front developed into a 'modern war'; lots of unpublished photos, good maps a first rate work. 1 vol, 226 pgs 2006 UK, TEMPUS PUBLICATIONS
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1-205740 Cornish, Nick THE RUSSIAN ARMY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Images of War For 100 years, little attention has been paid to the Russian army that fought the Germans and the Austro-Hungarians in the First World War on the Eastern Front. Yet the Tsar's army played a critical part in the global conflict and was engaged in a sequence of shattering campaigns that were waged on a massive scale on several fronts across Eastern Europe.

Nik Cornish, in this heavily illustrated account, seeks to set the record straight. In a selection of almost 200 archive photographs he gives a graphic impression of the Russian army of the time, of the soldiers and commanders, and of the conditions in which they fought. He describes the key stages in the struggle - the battles of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes, the Przemysl siege, the Gorlice-Tarnow, Brusilov offensives, and the Romanian and Turkish campaigns.

His book is a fascinating photographic record of the army under the Tsar Nicholas II, then under the Provisional Government and the Bolshevik rule that succeeded him. The impact of the Russian revolution is also revealed in the photographs which take the story through from the initial outbreaks of discontent and the abdication of the Tsar to Lenin's take-over and the end of Russia's war - and of the imperial army - in 1917. 200 b/w photos 1 vol, 128 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213291 Cox, Michael TO RULE THE WINDS: The Evolution of the British Fighter Force Through Two World Wars -- Volume 1: Prelude to Air War: The Years to 1914 Story of creation of the Royal Air Force's fighter squadrons. The illustrated, referenced, and with a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed index.

This first volume recounts the origins of military aviation in Britain, up to the beginning of World War I in the August of 1914. By the 18th and 19th Centuries, balloons had been tried in various conflicts on the Continent of Europe, during Britain's involvement in the Napoleonic wars, the Crimea, South Africa and elsewhere, as well as during the American Civil War.

After the Wright brothers flight in December 1903, Britain only started its aviation efforts in 1908. It was Bleriot's crossing of the English Channel in 1909 that proved beyond doubt that Britain could be invaded by air. Thereafter, Britain developed a small force of miscellaneous and unarmed airplanes to take the field with the British Army in 1914.

This first volume explores the origins of that force: the Royal Aircraft Factory; the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers; the Royal Flying Corps; disaffection with airships; early development of airplanes for war; problems with monoplanes; aerial gunnery and wireless experiments; the foundations of an Air Ministry; preparations for aerial defense. 1 vol, 316 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213292 Cox, Michael TO WIND THE WINDS: The Evolution of the British Fighter Force Through Two World Wars -- Volume 2: Air War on the Western Front 1914-1918 This second Volume covers the British Royal Flying Corps in World War I through its transition to the Royal Air Force, including the Navy's separate Air Service.

The Royal Flying Corps that comprised four squadrons populated with a small collection of slow and unarmed reconnaissance airplanes, typically the Royal Aircraft Factory's B.E.2 types, plus an even smaller scattering of somewhat faster but still unarmed single seater scouting airplanes like the Bristol Scout and sundry Bleriot types. By the end, the Royal Air Force consisted of many specialist squadrons, including fighter squadrons (something of a real innovation) of fast and maneuverable mostly single-seater aircraft. Although an independent bomber force was created during 1918 there was not, even by the war's end, a fighter force - just squadrons. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205970 Crawley, Rhys CLIMAX AT GALLIPOLI: The Failure of the August Offensive Shows how Allied operations against the Ottomans were doomed to fail in 1915. B/w illustrations and maps included.

Gallipoli: the mere name summons the story of this well-known campaign of the First World War. And the story of Gallipoli, where in August 1915 the Allied forces made their last valiant effort against the Turks, is one of infamous might-have-beens. If only the Allies had held out a little longer, pushed a little harder, had better luck-Gallipoli might have been the decisive triumph that knocked the Ottoman Empire out of WWI. But the story is just that, author Rhys Crawley tells us: a story. Not only was the outcome at Gallipoli not close, but the operation was flawed from the start, and an inevitable failure.

A painstaking effort to set the historical record straight, Climax at Gallipoli examines the performance of the Allies' Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign to the bitter end. Crawley reminds us that in 1915, the second year of the war, the Allies were still trying to adapt to a new form of warfare, with static defense replacing the maneuver and offensive strategies of earlier British doctrine.

In the attempt both the MEF at Gallipoli and the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front aimed for too much-and both failed. To explain why, Crawley focuses on the operational level of war in the campaign, scrutinizing planning, command, mobility, fire support, interservice cooperation, and logistics. His work draws on unprecedented research into the files of military organizations across the United Kingdom and Australia.

The result is a view of the Gallipoli Campaign unique in its detail and scope, as well as in its conclusions-a book that looks past myth and distortion to the facts and truth of what happened at this critical juncture in 20th-century history. 1 vol, 376 pgs 2014 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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2-70720 Cron, Hermann IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY 1914-18:Organisation, O/b's Detailed account of the composition, structure and organisation of the First World War, appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 414 pgs 2006 UK, HELION & COMPANY
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1-193830 Cummings, Walter FRONTIER FIGHTERS: On Active Service in Warziristan These are fascinating memoirs of a British officer who fought the legendary Pathan tribesmen of the Northwest Frontier, right up to the beginning of WW2. He describes desperate battles against this highly skilled and ruthless enemy. Pathan atrocities were commonplace and no prisoners were taken.

Cummings served in two Frontier units, the South Waziristan Scouts and the Corps of Guides. Waziristan, then the home of Wazirs and Mahsuds, the most war like of Pathan tribes, is today sanctuary for Al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists. Frontier Fighters describes the closing stages of Britain's imperial presence on the subcontinent. Yet beside the pig sticking, polo and hunting, there was great excitement danger and gallantry. A unique bond existed between the British and their native troops. Paradoxically Cummings went on to command a Pathan regiment in North Africa in WW2.

16 pages of b/w plates. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-211600 David Bilton AGAINST THE TOMMIES: History of 26 Reserve Division 1914 - 1918 About 450 images. Details the actions of a German infantry division along the Western Front, where it fought from the start until the end of the war -- including battles of the Somme, Flanders, Vosges, and Arras. The photographs were chosen by the men of the 26th to form a commemorative book (a record of service), published in Germany in 1920, that detailed their experiences in WWI. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205760 Davies, Frank BLOODY RED TABS Long before that ghastly and quite unnecessary slogging match in the mud which we now call the First World War had dragged to its blood-soaked conclusion the belief that most of the senior officers had spent their time in comfort and safety in chateaux far behind the lines with no idea of the conditions in which the men they commanded were fighting was firmly embedded in the public mind. As the years pass by that belief has, if anything, become more deeply held, gaining strength from plays like Oh! What a Lovely War, itself based on Alan Clark's book The Donkeys.

It is the purpose of this book to show not only how the myth was born and grew but how totally at odds it is with the facts. Biographies of over 200 officers who held the rank of Brigadier-General or above who were killed or wounded during the war show how closely involved the men at the top were with the men at the front.

Ironically, as the authors point out, this was more than just a waste of blood, for these were the very men whose experience was vital to the successful prosecution of the war. Had they actually stayed in their chateaux, as Lloyd George alleged, they might have done much more to hasten the end of the conflict.

This is not only an invaluable work of reference but a tribute to those gallant senior officers who have been so unfairly traduced by many who should have known better. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-207430 Desagneaux, Henri A FRENCH SOLDIER'S WAR DIARY 1914-1918 A pattern has been given to the history of the events between 1914 and 1918 which is called the Great War. To Henri Desagneaux and to thousands of others, there was no pattern to be seen from the trenches where he executed orders which ensured that dozens of men had to die attempting to achieve impossible objectives worked out at a headquarters in the rear.

His diary, one of the classic French accounts of the conflict, gives a vivid insight into what it was like to execute those orders, and to live in the trenches with increasingly demoralized, unruly and mutinous men. In terse unflinching prose he records their experiences as they confronted the acute dangers of the front line. The appalling conditions in which they fought and the sheer intensity of the shellfire and the close-quarter combat have rarely been conveyed with such immediacy. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-209100 DiNardo, Richard INVASION: The Conquest of Serbia, 1915 This first major study of the invasion of Serbia covers events primarily from the viewpoint of the Central Powers, which played the most pivotal role in the campaign. The book considers the impact of factors as diverse as diplomacy, command, coalition warfare, mountain warfare, military technology, and the harsh environment in which the campaign was conducted. Readers will come away with an understanding of and appreciation for the importance of the Serbian campaign as it affected the outcome of the war and the ultimate destruction of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Features
* Examines the campaign from the perspective of the Central Powers, rather than from the Serbian point of view
* Shows that the assault on Serbia was pivotal in that it led to the unraveling of the overall conflict for Germany
* Features research conducted at the German federal military archives in Freiburg, the Bavarian military archives in Munich, the Austrian archives in Vienna, and the Baden-Wurttemberg archives in Stuttgart
* Draws from official histories, regimental histories, memoirs, and first-person accounts
* Marks the 100th anniversary of the 1915 campaign 1 vol, 212 pgs 2015 US, PRAEGER PUBLISHING
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1-204000 Donnell, Clayton BREAKING THE FORTRESS LINE 1914 Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 offers a fascinating new perspective on the German offensive against France and Belgium in 1914. In graphic detail it describes the intense fighting that took place around the forts and fortified cities that stood in the path of the German invasion. The ordeal began with the German assault on the mighty fortress of Li 1 vol, 256 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-190230 Doughty, Robert PYRRHIC VICTORY:French Strategy & Operations-WWI This well-written, exhaustively researched history of France's role in WWI adds a French perspective not often found in English-language literature. B/w maps, chapter notes, biblio, index. A very interesting read. 1 vol, 592 pgs 2008 US, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
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1-89460 Dowling, Timothy BRUSILOV OFFENSIVE , THE Using Austrian Military achives the author detailsthe 1916 Offensive that marked the highpoint ofRussia's wartime achievments. B/w maps, notes,biblio, index. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2008 US, INDIANA UNIVERSITY
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1-84480 Duffy, Christopher THROUGH GERMAN EYES:The British & the Somme 1916 Duffy's superb account of the reality behind the romantic views of this battle, this is a brilliant new perspective, 10+ maps, o/b's, chpt. notes,biblio, index. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2007 UK, WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
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1-84650 Duiven, Rick & Abbott, Dan-San SCHLACHTFLIEGER!:Origins of Air/Ground support WWI 8.5x11, 200+ b/w photos, color aircraft profiles, maps. This book presents the development of German Air/Ground Support 1916-1918. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2006 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-43332 Edmonds, Sir James E. MIL OPS:FRANCE 1917:V2 Part of the British 'Official History Series', 28 b/w maps, index, covers the Passchendaele. 1 vol, 576 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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2-62690 Ellis, John EYE-DEEP IN HELL:Trench Warfare in WWI 8x10, the author provides a look at all aspects ofTrench life & warfare, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 216 pgs 1976 US, JOHNS HOPKINS
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1-199390 Erickson, Edward Gallipoli and the Middle East 1914-1918 150 color and b/w photographs and 50 artworks. The Allied landing and subsequent campaign on the peninsula during World War I is usually known in Britain as the Dardanelles Campaign and in Turkey as the Battle of 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-208380 Erickson, Edward GALLIPOLI: The Ottoman Campaign The Ottoman Army won a historic victory over the Allied forces at Gallipoli in 1915. This was one of the most decisive and clear-cut campaigns of the Great War. Yet the performance of the Ottomans, the victors, has often received less attention than that of the Allied army they defeated. Edward Erickson, in this perceptive study, now released in paperback, concentrates on the Ottoman side of the campaign. He looks in detail at the Ottoman Army - its structure, tactics and deployment - and at the conduct of the commanders who served it so well.

His pioneering work complements the extensive literature on other aspects of the Gallipoli battle, in particular those accounts that have focused on the experience of the British, Australians, and New Zealanders. This highly original reassessment of the campaign will be essential reading for students of the Great War, especially the conflict in the Middle East.

Includes 20 illustrations. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-207730 Erickson, Edward J GALLIPOLI: Command Under Fire Unique among World War I campaigns, the fighting at Gallipoli brought together a modern amphibious assault and multi-national combined operations. It took place on a landscape littered with classical and romantic sites - just across the Dardanelles from the ruins of Homer's Troy. The campaign became, perhaps, the greatest 'what if' of the war.

The concept behind it was grand strategy of the highest order, had it been successful it might have led to conditions ending the war two years early on Allied terms. This could have avoided the bloodletting of 1916-18, saved Tsarist Russia from revolution and side stepped the disastrous Treaty of Versailles - in effect, altering the course of the entire 20th century.

This study focuses on operational and campaign-level decisions and actions, which drove the conduct of the campaign. It departs from emotive first-hand accounts and offers a broader perspective of the large scale military planning and maneuvering involved in this monstrous struggle on the shores of European Turkey. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-65850 Erickson, Edward J. ORDERED TO DIE:The Ottoman Army in World War One The first english language general history on thesubject, based on newly available Turkish archivesa detailed look at the army that fought a multi-front war & kept fighting until the end, biblio. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2001 WESTPORT, GREENWOOD PUBS
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1-193810 Erickson, Edward J. GALLIPOLI: The Ottoman Campaign The Ottoman Army won a historic victory over the Allied forces at Gallipoli in 1915. This was one of the most decisive and clear-cut campaigns of the Great War. Yet the performance of the Ottomans, the victors, has often received less attention than that of the Allied army they defeated.

This perceptive new study, concentrates on the Ottoman side of the 1915 campaign and looks in detail at the Ottoman Army - at its structure, tactics, and deployment - and at the conduct of the commanders who served it so well. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-43331 Falls, Captian Cyril MIL OPS:FRANCE 1917:V1 Part of the British 'Official History Series', 25b/w maps, index, covers the Arras campaign 1 vol, 664 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-432222 Falls, Cyril MILITARY OPS IN EGYPT/PALESTINE:V2.2 Covers June 1917 to the end of the War, 23 maps, many appendices, part of the OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR, large map pocket, index. 1 vol, 384 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-86340 Farr, Don SILENT GENERAL, THE:Horne Of The First Army Biography of Haig's most trusted General, during WWI he commanded the Elite Canadian Corps along with other distinguished British Divisions, his contribution to Artillery tactics was noteworthy. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2007 UK, HELION & CO
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1-213290 Fax, Gene WITH THEIR BARE HANDS: General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the Battle for Montfaucon Traces the fate of the US 79th Division-men drafted off the streets of Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia-from boot camp in Maryland through the final years of World War I, focusing on their most famous engagement: the attack on Montfaucon, the most heavily fortified part of the German Line, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918.

Examines the 79th's mistakes and triumphs, the tactics of its commander General John J. Pershing, and how the lessons it learned during the Great War helped it to fight World War II.

This suggests that had Colonel George C. Marshall followed the original plan, he could have shortened the war and that Pershing was justified in ordering his troops to attack right up to the moment of the Armistice.

Draws upon original documents, including orders, field messages, and the letters and memoirs of the soldiers themselves. 1 vol, 496 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-47991 Fayle, Ernest SEABORNE TRADE:V1 Covers the early months of the war and the German Raiders, the battle of Coronel, submarine warfare. 1 vol, 460 pgs 1997 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-47992 Fayle, Ernest SEABORNE TRADE:V2 Continuation of series 1 vol, 460 pgs 1997 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-47993 Fayle, Ernest SEABORNE TRADE:V3 Continuation of series 1 vol, 460 pgs 1997 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-47994 Fayle, Ernest SEABORNE TRADE:V4 (12) large folding maps, nine for V1, two for V2,one for V3, the maps for V1 cover mostly German Commerce Raider Operations. 1 vol, 460 pgs 1997 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-198400 Ferrell, Robert AMERICA'S DEADLIEST BATTLE: Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The great battle of the Meuse-Argonne was the costliest conflict in American history, with 26,000 men killed and tens of thousands wounded. Involving 1.2 million American troops over 47 days, it ended on November 11 - what we now know as Armistice Day - and brought an end to World War I, but at a great price.

Distinguished historian Robert Ferrell re-examines factors in the war that many historians have chosen to disregard. He points first to the failure of the Wilson administration to mobilize the country for war. American industry had not been prepared to produce the weaponry or transport ships needed by our military, and the War Department-with outmoded concepts of battle shaped by the Spanish-American War-shared equal blame in failing to train American soldiers for a radically new type of warfare.

Besides the U.S. shortcomings in mobilization and tactics, Ferrell points to the greatest failure of all: the failure to learn from the experience, as after the armistice the U.S. Army retreated to its prewar mindset. Enhanced by more than four dozen maps and photographs, America's Deadliest Battle is a riveting revisit to the forests of France that reminds us of the costs of World War I-and of the shadow that it cast on the twentieth century. 1 vol, 196 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-206280 Flaherty, Chris OTTOMAN IMPERIAL ARMY: Uniforms Handbook 1914-1918 The Ottoman Imperial Army in 1914 was in its 88th year. It had come into existence following the destruction of the Janissary, after their revolt in 1826, known in modern Turkish history as 'The Auspicious Incident'. Following these events, a modern army named the Asakir-i Mansure-i Muhammediye (meaning 'Victorious Soldiers of Muhammad' in Ottoman Turkish), was established.

By 1914, the Imperial Army faced a number of challenges in readying for the oncoming war.
Historically, it had been in a weakened state, following years of being starved of key resources, during the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, as he was fearful of a military coup. Following his overthrow in the constitution revolution of 1908-09, the Imperial Army suffered further setbacks, in major defeats in North Africa (1911-12, against Italy) and the Balkans (1912-13). Nevertheless, the Imperial Army continued to develop its uniforms and insignia over these difficult years, keeping pace with major fashion changes in other world militaries.

This volume is intended as a colour guide for the uniforms and insignia of the principle frontline troops of the Imperial Army over the WW1 period. 1 vol, 110 pgs 2014 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-213970 Fleisher, Wolfang MILITARY TECHNOLOGY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Development, Use and Consequences Meticulously documentation of all the weaponry was used by the Central Powers and their opponents, including machine guns, artillery guns, gas, the first armored combat vehicles, aircraft and submarines. 233 b&w images, 38 color images, 56 diagrams/drawings. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-212130 Fletcher, David BRITISH BATTLE TANKS: The First World War When British soldiers charged across the Somme in September 1916 they were accompanied by a new, revolutionary weapon - the tank. After a stuttering start armored behemoths such as the Mark IV, Mark V and Whippet Tank played a crucial role in bringing World War I to an end, but were then inexplicably rejected by their country of origin.

This comprehensive volume traces design and development, from the initial concept of a steam powered tank during the Crimean War to the role the British military played in creating the German Blitzkrieg tactic of World War II. Includes historic photographs and stunning illustrations. 1 vol, 236 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-80280 Foden, Giles MIMI AND TOUTOU'S BIG ADVENTURE The author brings to life one of the strangest episodes of WWI, the naval battle for Lake Tanganika between two British gunboats and several larger German craft, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2007 US, ALFRED A. KNOFF
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1-207230 Foley, Michael RISE OF THE TANK: Armoured Vehicles and Their Use in the First World War Rise of the Tank will be concentrated on the period of the development of the tank and its use in the First World War. This will appeal to those interested in new developments in war and those interested in the First World War generally.

Using the resources of the Imperial War Museum, The National Archives, and the Tank Museum, Rise of the Tank will have lots of information available on the development and use of the early tanks as well as personal reminiscences of those who fought in them.

The author, Michael Foley, has also collected a great deal of material from the period such as the First World War field service pocket book of a 2nd lieutenant of the 10th Tank Battalion and copies of various magazines of the period. He will have also be accessing First World War newspapers to find original and rare archive sources.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-972011 Forczyk, Robert 011 GERMAN INFANTRYMAN vs RUSSIAN INFANTRYMAN: 1914-15 The Eastern Front of World War I is sometimes overshadowed by the fighting in the West. But the clashes between Imperial Germany and Tsarist Russia in East Prussia, Poland and Lithuania were every bit as gruelling for the participants as the great battles in Western Europe. In spite of the crushing German victory at Tannenberg in August 1914, the war in the East would grind on into 1918, hampered by supply problems, difficult terrain and appalling weather conditions.

This study assesses the tactics and combat performance of both sides fighting in the brutal clashes at Gumbinnen, Goritten, and Mahartse -- examining their contrasting fortunes and revealing the evolving nature of infantry warfare on the Eastern Front during World War I. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-200850 Forrest, Michael DEFENCE OF THE DARDANELLES: From Bombards to Battleships The Straits of Dardanelles that separates Europe and Asia Anatolia, were fortified in the 15th century with batteries housing massive bronze bombards -- unwelcome ships had to run a formidable gauntlet.

On 18 March 1915, a powerful fleet of British and French warships attempted to overwhelm the shore defenses of the Dardanelles to allow minesweepers to clear the Straits. The attack failed at huge cost; three ships sunk and three more seriously damaged.

By bringing together many threads of information, including extracts from British intelligence sources that had previously determined that a naval attack alone would not succeed; this definitive work examines the flaws of Winston Churchill's strategy and identifies the inadequacies of pitting warships against shore fortifications. The Allied inability to control the Straits necessitated the disastrous Allied invasion of Gallipoli that cost the lives of some 250,000 men.

From the 19th century, the Ottoman army and Turkey's coastal defenses relied entirely on the German firm of Krupp for guns. The author describes how this choice was a crucial element to the successful defense of the Dardanelles.

Many of the fortifications on the Gallipoli peninsula and the Asian shore are still accessible. The Defense of the Dardanelles identifies those that can be visited, many of which still have wrecked guns emplaced. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-207190 Franks, Norman GREAT WAR FIGHTER ACES 1914-1916: Images of War Profiles some of the greatest fighter aces and their aircraft to see action during the first half of the First World War. He explores the manner in which the situation developed from late 1914 to the late summer of 1916 -- to the point at which Oswald Boelcke helped form the German Jasta system that would prove so devastating to the RFC and RNAS.

The first years of the war saw some of the bravest acts of pilot gallantry and ingenuity play out. Franks celebrates the legacy of just a handful of these individuals, participants on both sides, including Boelcke's premier ace Manfred Von Richtofen, Lanoe Hawker, Georges Guynemer, Albert Ball, Lionel Rees, Wilhelm Frankl, Stanley Dallas, and others. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213960 Franks, Norman GREAT WAR FIGHTER ACES 1916-1918: Images of War Another is the well-illustrated series. This book explores the many ways in which fighter pilots developed tactics in order to outdo the opposition in the fight for allied victory. In so doing, they achieved high honors on account of their prowess in the skies. It also looks at the development of militarized flight during the course of these key years, revealing how each side constantly endeavored to improve their aircraft and their gunnery. Covers how fighter aces on both sides soon gained publicity and fame as a result of their daily engagements.

This publication also covers the development of American air combat, whilst also recording the efforts of some of their ace pilots flying both British and French aircraft with precision and skill.
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1-214230 Franks, Norman BLOODY APRIL 1917: An Exciting Detailed Analysis of One of the Deadliest Months in WWI By April 1917, the British and French were again about to launch yet another land offensive, this time on the Arras Front. This would be the first opportunity to launch a major offensive since the winter and would require enormous support from the Royal Flying Corps and French Air Force.

However, the air offensive was to be countered fiercely by the new German Jagstaffeln - Jastas - that had been the brainchild of Oswald Boelcke in 1916. By the spring of 1917, the first Jasta pilots, with new improved fighters - the nimble Albatros DIIIs - were just itching to get to grips with their opponents over the Western Front. What followed was a near massacre of British and French aircraft and crews, which made April the worst month for flying casualties the war had yet seen. Here is a day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of these losses, profusely illustrated with original photographs and expertly told. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 UK, GRUB STREET PUBLISHING
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1-80730 Franks, Norman et al CASUALTIES OF THE GERMAN AIR SERVICE 1914-1920 As complete list as possible arranged bothalphabetically and chronologically. 1 vol, 384 pgs 1999 UK, GRUBB STREET
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1-77010 Gardner, Nikolas TRIAL BY FIRE:Command and the BEF in 1914 Based on official unit war diaries, as well asofficer's personal papers/memoirs, this studysheds new light on the retreat from Mons to the1st Battle of Ypres, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 280 pgs 2004 WESTPORT, PRAGER PUBS
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1-204350 Gilbert, Adrian CHALLENGE OF BATTLE: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914 Winston Churchill described the opening campaign of the First World War as 'a drama never surpassed.' The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) played an immensely significant role in the colossal clash of Europe's armies in 1914, which has gone on to be one of the greatest stories of 20th century history.

Although pride in the British Army's achievements was reflected in the official accounts of the fighting they were, understandably, restrained about its shortcomings and this set the template for subsequent accounts of the campaign, which were tamely accepted with little or no attempt at critical engagement. Challenge of Battle will give a balanced view of the British Army's opening campaign in the West, detailing both successes and failings of the BEF at war.

Using first-hand accounts, Adrian Gilbert presents an examination of the BEF's leadership, organization, and tactics, and for the first time it will be described how British commanders were to come to terms with the fearsome nature of modern warfare. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-208410 Gilbert, Adrian CHALLENGE OF BATTLE: The British Army's Baptism of Fire in the First World War A full picture of the British Expeditionary Force in WWI. Previous assessments of the BEF have held to an unshakable belief in its exceptional performance during the battles of 1914. But closer examination of the historical record reveals a force possessing some key strengths yet undermined by other, significant failings.

Within a well-paced campaign narrative, this work reevaluates the army's leadership, organization, and tactics. It describes the problems faced by commanders, grappling with the brutal realities of 20th-century warfare, and explains how the British infantry's famed marksmanship has to be set against the inexperience and tactical shortcomings of the BEF as a whole.

Making full use of diaries, letters and other contemporary accounts, Adrian Gilbert builds a compelling picture of what it was like to fight in the battles of Mons, Le Cateau, the Aisne, and Ypres. 1 vol, 356 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-69640 Giles, John FLANDERS THEN AND NOW:Ypres Salient Passchendaele 10.5x8.5, 336 illust. 1 vol, 208 pgs 1987 UK, AFTER THE BATTLE PUBS
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1-205820 Gooch, John THE ITALIAN ARMY AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR This is a major new account of the role and performance of the Italian army during the First World War. Drawing from original, archival research, it tells the story of the army's bitter three-year struggle in the mountains of Northern Italy, including the eleven bloody battles of the Isonzo, the near-catastrophic defeat at Caporetto in 1917 and the successful, but still controversial defeat of the Austro-Hungarian army at Vittorio Veneto on the eve of the Armistice.

Setting military events within a broader context, the book explores pre-war Italian military culture and the interactions between domestic politics, economics and society. In a unique study of an unjustly neglected facet of the war, John Gooch illustrates how General Luigi Cadorna, a brutal disciplinarian, drove the army to the edge of collapse, and how his successor, general Armando Diaz, rebuilt it and led the Italians to their greatest victory in modern times. Includes 17 b/w illustrations and six maps. 1 vol, 398 pgs 2014 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-COM1029 Gorkowski, John BALANCE OF POWERS: Wargame Balance of Powers enables players to game the entire First World War in a hex-and-chit format at the army corps and naval squadron-level from the diplomatic crisis of July, 1914, through countless air, land and naval battles until Europe reaches an armistice which can occur as late as May, 1919.

In addition to a three-map, four-year grand campaign, the game has several smaller scenarios, including single season, one-mappers, to accommodate every schedule and area of interest. The innovative map layout divides Europe horizontally rather than vertically to enable two-front struggles on a single map sheet. Taken together, the maps permit a degree of strategic speculation absent from operational-level games. For example, the British can invade the German or Adriatic coast instead of the Dardanelles.

Balance of Powers also portrays diplomacy and economics. A haggle-based diplomacy system enables history buffs to recreate the land-swap politics of the period, or players can opt for a simpler, streamlined schedule of neutral entry with a dash of randomness added for surprise.

Industrial production is as simple as 1-2-3 to avoid excessive math while enabling players to comprehend the cost of their losses. In the end, victory hinges on control of terrain or accumulated demoralization.

Game mechanics recreate the dilemmas of WWI. Land action begins with mobile stacks in grand sweeping offensives, but eventually slows down as corps flip to entrench and thereby lock in gains for the long war of attrition. Trench warfare involves an in-hex dimension with a counter attack mechanism that creates see-saw struggles for single hexes and thereby simulates the tactical ebb and flow that animated the front even during strategic stalemate.

The prospect of a 'breakthrough' to the green fields beyond motivates ceaseless attacks, but it's ephemeral until tanks, planes and tactical innovation change warfare forever. In the air and at sea, a roll-to-hit system enables air and (optional) naval combat to scale from the small dogfights of the Fokker Scourge to the mighty clash of dreadnoughts at Jutland. And there's a Sea Chart, in the corner of one map, which spans the globe so players can recreate events in the Far East and far out at sea.

Components: Three 22 X 34 inch maps, Four countersheets with approximately 900 counters (9/16-inch size), one Rulebook, one Scenario book, one General Records Track, 2 Player Aid Cards, and Dice.
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1-COM1031 Gorkowski, John Blitz! A World in Conflict Blitz! A World in Conflict is an army-level adaptation of the internationally award winning global World War II wargame World in Flames. Blitz! covers the entire globe on one large (approx 910mm x 560 mm/36'x22') map of the world with area-based movement covering every theater of the war (Europe, N Africa, Pacific, E. Asia, N Atlantic, etc.)

Blitz! A World in Conflict is a stand-alone boxed game. It includes almost 400 two-sided counters providing all the armies, air wings, and fleets for all the major combatants and many other countries, selected commanders, plus game markers. It plays in a fraction of the time needed for most historically-accurate World War II campaign games (2 hours for Barbarossa, 5 to 8 hours for the entire global war) while still giving players the opportunity to cover the entire war. Rules include various options so you can tailor the game to your preferences
1 vol, 1 pgs 2015 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-209470 Grainger, John D. THE BATTLE FOR SYRIA: 1918-1920 Charts the continuing war between Britain and France on the one side and the Turkish Empire on the other following the British capture of Jerusalem in 1917. It outlines how the British prepared for their advance, bringing in Indian and Australian troops; how the Turks were defeated at the great Battle of Megiddo in September 1918; and how Damascus fell when the Australians and the Arab army, which had harassed the Turks in the desert, arrived almost simultaneously.

Also relates how the French arrived, late, to take over territory allocated to them in the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1915, territory which included both Syria and Lebanon; how influenza had a severely detrimental impact on the allied advance; and how the Turks regrouped, successfully, north of Aleppo, and prevented further allied advance. The book also discusses the peace negotiations which followed the armistice, examining how nationalist aspirations were thwarted, how the French imperial grip on Syria was gradually strengthened, and how the Arab leader, Faisal, ousted from Syria, was provided with a kingdom by the British in Iraq.

At a time when new turmoil in Syria is again in the headlines, this study provides exceptionally timely information on how Syria was fought over and shaped as rule over the country by the Turkish Empire was ended. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2013 UK, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-86250 Grainger, John D. BATTLE FOR PALESTINE 1917, THE Three battles for the control of the key fortress-city of Gaza took place in 1917 between the ANZACS and the Turks, b/w illust/drawings/maps, biblio, index 1 vol, 304 pgs 2007 UK, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-209450 Greenhalgh, Elizabeth THE FRENCH ARMY AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR This is a comprehensive new history of the French army's critical contribution to the Great War. Ranging across all fronts, Elizabeth Greenhalgh examines the French army's achievements and failures and sets these in the context of the difficulties of coalition warfare and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the enemy forces it faced.

Drawing from new archival sources, she reveals the challenges of dealing with and replenishing a mass conscript army in the face of slaughter on an unprecedented scale, and shows how, through trials and defeats, French generals and their troops learned to adapt and develop techniques which eventually led to victory. In a unique account of the largest Allied army on the Western Front, she revises our understanding not only of wartime strategy and combat, but also of other crucial aspects of France's war, including mutinies, mail censorship, medical services, railways, and weapons development. 1 vol, 480 pgs 2014 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-41530 Griffith, Paddy BATTLE TACTICS OF THE WESTERN FRONT The British Army's Art of Attack 1916-1918, study of the evolution of British tactics from the slip-shod techniques of the first half of the war to a sound offensive in the second half, biblio, index. 1 vol, 302 pgs 1994 NEW HAVEN, YALE UNIV PRES
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2-41530 Griffith, Paddy BATTLE TACTICS OF THE WESTERN FRONT The British Army's Art of Attack 1916-1918, study of the evolution of British tactics from the slip-shod techniques of the first half of the war to a sound offensive in the second half, biblio, index. 1 vol, 302 pgs 1994 NEW HAVEN, YALE UNIV PRES
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1-26950 Grimshaw, Captain Roly INDIAN CAVALRY OFFICER 1914-15 Details the battle of Ypres and the part the Indian Army Corps played in WWI France. Grimshaw also details the experiences of Indian NCOs and Officers. Includes black and white illustrations, appendices, notes, and index. 1 vol, 223 pgs 1986 TUNBRIDGE WELLS, COSTELLO
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1-195740 Grotelueschen, Mark Ethan THE AEF WAY OF WAR - The American Army and Combat in World War I This book provides the most comprehensive examination of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) combat doctrine and methods ever published. It shows how AEF combat units actually fought on the Western Front in World War I. It describes how four AEF divisions (the 1st, 2nd, 26th, and 77th) planned and conducted their battles and how they adapted their doctrine, tactics, and other operational methods during the war.

General John Pershing and other AEF leaders promulgated an inadequate prewar doctrine, with only minor modification, as the official doctrine of the AEF. Many early American attacks suffered from these unrealistic ideas that retained too much faith in the infantry rifleman on the modern battlefield. However, many AEF divisions adjusted their doctrine and operational methods as they fought, preparing more comprehensive attack plans, employing flexible infantry formations, and maximizing firepower to seize limited objectives.
1 vol, 398 pgs 2011 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-204670 Gunn, David SAILOR IN THE DESERT: The Adventures of Phillip Gunn, DSM, RN in the Mesopotamia Campaign, 1915 Includes .

Royal Navy sailor's experiences during the Mesopotamian campaign of 1915. As an able seaman on the armed sloop HMS Clio, he was hunting the soon-to-be-famous German cruiser Emden, then were next in action defending the Suez Canal against an attempted Turkish invasion before joining the expedition to invade Turkish-held Mesopotamia (Iraq) -- supporting the British expedition up the River Tigris. Philip Gunn's recollections give a rare perspective of this ill-fated campaign.

Authentic account drawn from Phillip Gunn's unpublished memoirs as well as conversations with the author, his son David. It is illustrated with 12 b/w photos and 20 color paintings by Philip Gunn himself. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2014 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-191540 Hall, Richard C. BALKAN BREAKTHROUGH:The Battle of Dobro Pole 1918 An account of the battle against the Bulgarian defenses at Dobro Pole and the consequences. Good account of this little known battle. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2010 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIV
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1-73150 Halpern, Paul G. BATTLE OF THE OTRANTO STRAITS, THE This battle involved warships from Austria, Italy,Germany, Britian and France; a running battle withsurface vessels, aircraft & submarines/mines, b/wmaps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2004 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIV
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1-206190 Hardin, Sven With the Kaiser's Army in 1914 - A Neutral Observer in Belgium & France In 1914 Swedish professor, writer, illustrator and adventurer Sven Hedin was granted a car and escort and given a comprehensive tour of the German Armies fighting in Belgium and France during September and October 1914. Hedin was given unfettered access to German armies and leadership. The resulting book, With the German Armies in the West, was quickly finished and published, originally in Swedish, in 1914 then swiftly translated and printed in early 1915 by John Lane of The Bodley Head Press, London, at a time when the events described in the book were still fresh.

During his battlefront tour, Hedin took the opportunity to roam around the Army's rear areas and to visit the frontline trench network. In the process he conducted many interviews, ranging from ordinary German privates to the most senior commanders and also with British and French POWs. He was an artist of great skill and was allowed to sketch many scenes depicting German infantry, cavalry, logistics and artillery batteries. He also documented the condition of post-August 1914 Belgium and described the situation in a very different light to the febrile tones of most neutral sources.

This invaluable study of the Kaiser's Army in the early stages of the First World War is a great addition to the literature of the Great War providing a rare glimpse into the German Army of 1914. 1 vol, 528 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213130 Hardy, Colin THE RECONOGRAPHERS: Intelligence And Reconnaissance In British Tank Operations On The Western Front 1916-18 This is the first book devoted to the subject of reconnaissance in the nascent Tank Corps in the Great War. It is a neglected field in spite of passing references to reconnaissance in a number of early books on the history of the Tank Corps. This is also the first attempt to provide a conceptual framework in which to consider intelligence and reconnaissance work and to see it in the broader context of military reconnaissance. Adding the term 'Reconography' to the military lexicon draws attention to a little-known monograph on the subject which has never entered the popular domain before now. Includes 34 photos, nine maps, 10 pencil sketches, and three diagrams.

The introduction of the tanks on the Western Front in 1916 launched a new form of armored warfare. After their baptism on 15 September 1916, the tanks became dependent on a few reconnaissance officers to guide them into action. The importance of these officers was fully recognized within the Tank Corps itself, but less so outside.

The reconnaissance officers came to form an elite group of talented men, a special caste, whose contribution to the nascent Tank Corps was far greater than their numbers might suggest. It is surprising, therefore, that the contribution made by these officers has hitherto been neglected in the historiography of British tank operations in the First World War.

This book pulls together the activities, skills and techniques of tank Intelligence and reconnaissance officers and assesses their place and contribution to British tank operations in the Great War; it places tank reconnaissance work in the wider context of intelligence and reconnaissance activities prior to the war and it also provides a case study of the tensions that inevitably occur when new wine is put into old bottles, or more prosaically, new technology into existing organizations.

It has been necessary to create conceptual structures in which reconnaissance operations can be analyzed; it attempts to breathe life into what some might regard as a dull technical subject by devoting space to key figures in Tank Corps' intelligence and reconnaissance activities. Fortunately, and perhaps as a consequence of their activities, they were some of the most colorful and interesting figures in the Tank Corps at that time. In awarding the author the WFA-Helion Holmes Prize, the judges concluded that 'his work reflects deep research, a high standard of writing, and a notable originality.' 1 vol, 180 pgs 2017 UK, HELION
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1-201500 Hart, Peter THE GREAT WAR: A Combat History of the First World War Focusing on the decisive engagements, Hart explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides. He surveys the belligerent nations, analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, and strategic imperatives. Russia, for example, was obsessed with securing an exit from the Black Sea, while France -- having lost to Prussia in 1871, before Germany united -- constructed a network of defensive alliances, even as it held a grudge over the loss of Alsace-Lorraine.

Includes portraits of the commanders, the prewar plans, and the unexpected obstacles and setbacks that upended the initial operations. He concentrates on the Western and Eastern fronts, but also pays attention to important peripheral events, such as the war at sea, the fighting in Mesopotamia and Palestine, and the Italian front.

In World War I, for the first time, warfare ceased to consist of armies hunting for each other across the landscape and meeting in brief, decisive battles; now continuous lines stretched from the Channel to the Alps, from the Alps to the Adriatic. Hart also examines the changing weapons and tactics, from pioneering British tanks to Germany's devastating infiltration techniques. In the final analysis, Hart argues that France provided the bulwark of the forces and determination that defeated the Central Powers, but Britain tipped the balance, with the crucial help of American intervention. 16 b/w illust and six b/w maps. 1 vol, 544 pgs 2012 US, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-80620 Hart, Peter SOMME New study of this most famous WWI battle, told by those who fought it, illust/drawing, biblio, index 1 vol, 592 pgs 2005 UK, WEIDENFIELD-NICOLSON
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2-26120 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. WORLD WAR ONE SOURCE BOOK, THE An exhaustive range of facts, details, superb maps 200 b/w illust, line drawings. index, biblio, 7.5x9.75 format. A must for the WWI buffs. 1 vol, 412 pgs 1992 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR PRS
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1-34040 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. PHOTOHISTORY OF WORLD WAR ONE, A 450+ photos highlight this book, Orders of Battle, organizational tables, uniform detail. 1 vol, 240 pgs 1997 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR PRS
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1-191170 Herwig, Holger MARNE 1914, THE:The Opening of World War I The author looks at all sides of the story and also presents the Battle of the Frontier and its effect on the Marne. Revelatory and riveting, the new seminal source for this battle. Biblio, index. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2009 US, RANDOM HOUSE
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1-56460 Hoffam, General Max WAR OF LOST OPPORTUNITIES, THE Exceptional memoir of a German WWI who served on the Eastern front, his plans were used to win at Tannenburg and Masurian Lakes. 1 vol, 246 pgs 1999 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-200230 Holroyd, Jack American Expeditionary Force France 1917-1918 - Images of War Series 7.5 x 9.5 inches, 300 b/w images, gleaned from the official archives.

Eight chapters deal with different pivotal moments during the World War I from the American perspective, from the reasons behind the American involvement in the war and initial training to the major battles at Cantigny, Chateau Thierry, and St. Mihiel. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2012 UK, Pen & Sword
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1-31830 Home, Brigadier Sir Archibald DIARY OF A WORLD WAR I CAVALRY OFFICER Based on the author's diary, this is the story of the 11th Hussars on the WWI Western Front, with black and white illustrations. 1 vol, 222 pgs 1985 TUNBRIDGE WELLS, COSTELLO
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1-195080 Hutton, John AUGUST 1914: Surrender at St Quentin The great retreat of the British Expeditionary Force from Mons in August 1914 is one of the most famous in military history, and it is justly celebrated. But not all the British soldiers who were forced back by the German offensive performed well. Two colonels, Elkington and Mainwaring, tried to surrender rather than fight on, and were disgraced.

This is their story. In this compelling account John Hutton shows, in graphic detail, the full confusion of the retreat, and the dire mental state to which brave men can be reduced by extreme stress, uncertainty and fatigue. But he also describes how Elkington redeemed himself. He joined the French Foreign Legion, fought gallantly, was severely wounded and was reinstated by King George V. His is one of the more remarkable stories to come out of the Great War, as is the story of the attempted surrender at St. Quentin itself. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-211660 Ian Sumner FRENCH ARMY AT VERDUN: Images at War The Battle of Verdun, fought between February and December 1916, in contemporary photographs in another volume in the fine Images at War series. Shows French and German sides, including aerial photos. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-208920 Johns, Robert BATTLE BENEATH THE TRENCHES: The Cornish Miners of the 251st Tunneling Company, RE The Great War presented an environment that perfectly favored the skills of the military miner. During 1915, the Western Front was established as a static line that grew into a huge network of defense-in-depth earthworks. Siege conditions demanded siege tactics and as the ground was suitable for mining, the Western Front was a prime candidate for underground warfare.

Royal Engineer tunneling companies were specialist units of the Corps of Royal Engineers within the British Army, formed to dig attacking tunnels under enemy lines during the First World War. The Cornish Miners were one of these specialist units recruited from the tin mines of Cornwall.

In February 1915, eight Tunneling Companies were created and operational in Flanders from March 1915. By mid-1916, the British Army had around 25,000 trained tunnelers, mostly volunteers taken from mining communities. This is their story. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-60560 Johnson, Douglas V. and Hillman, Rolfe L. SOISSONS, 1918 Soissons, 1918 provides an intricately detailed account of this pivotal battle in which partly trained, inexperienced American soldiers and marines literally turned the tide of the war. Despite strange French command methods, alien equipment (such as masses of tanks), immature American staff work, and difficulties in communicating with advancing troops, American enthusiasm and willingness 'to finish the job' briefly shattered German defenses, caused panic, and ultimately unhinged the Germans' carefully prepared strategic plans.

Authors Douglas V. Johnson II and Rolfe L. Hillman, Jr., provide a strategic overview of the war to the point of American involvement in combat operations. Following the long accepted Leavenworth method of analyzing operations, they thoroughly describe the enemy situation, the terrain, and the friendly situation. Subsequent chapters describe in detail each of the four days of intense combat using French, German, and American sources and American personal accounts.

The depth of the authors' coverage spans not only technical aspects of the battle but human dimensions as well. Plans matter, and so too do personalities, from sergeants and lieutenants to commanding generals. Diagrams of attack plans, maps, and photographs effectively illustrate both the intent and reality of the battle, beneath which runs a bloody narrative.


A detailed account of the battle by partly trained & inexperienced Americans that shattered German defenses, b/w photos/drawings, (10) maps, biblio,appendicies, indx. 1 vol, 240 pgs 1999 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS AM
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3-36070 Johnson, J.H. STALEMATE!:The Great Trench Warfare Battle 1915-17 In a diligent & well reasoned analysis the author examines the battles of the Western Front, b/w maps and photos, biblio, index. 1 vol, 232 pgs 1995 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR PRS
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1-192700 Jones, Simon Underground Warfare 1914-1918 Simon Jones's graphic history of underground warfare during the Great War uses personal reminiscences to convey the danger and suspense of this unconventional form of conflict. He describes how the underground soldiers of the opposing armies engaged in a ruthless fight for supremacy, covers the tunneling methods they employed, and shows the increasingly lethal tactics they developed during the war in which military mining reached its apotheosis. He concentrates on the struggle for ascendancy by the British tunneling companies on the Western Front.

But his wide-ranging study also tells the story of the little known but fascinating subterranean battles fought in the French sectors of the Western Front and between the Austrians and the Italians in the Alps which have never been described before in English. Vivid personal testimony is combined with a lucid account of the technical challenges - and ever-present perils - of tunneling in order to give an all-round insight into the extraordinary experience of this underground war.

6 x 9, 15-20 photos,
1 vol, 288 pgs 2008 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-208770 Jones, Spencer STEMMING THE TIDE: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914 The British Expeditionary Force of 1914 was described by the official historian as 'incomparably the best trained, best organized, and best equipped British Army that ever went forth to war.' The BEF proved its fighting qualities in the fierce battles of 1914 and its reputation has endured. However, the same cannot be said for many of its commanders, who have frequently been portrayed as old fashioned, incompetent, and out of touch with events on the battlefield.

Yet the officers who led the BEF to war were every bit as professional and hard-bitten as the soldiers they commanded. These officers had learned their craft in the unforgiving school of colonial warfare and honed their understanding of conflict in the period of reform that reshaped the army between 1902 and 1914. As this book reveals, when faced with the realities of modern combat, the officers of the BEF were prepared for the challenge.

This collection offers a broad picture of command at all levels of the BEF through a series of biographical essays on key officers. Drawing upon much original research, each chapter explores the pre-war background and experience of the officer and assesses his performance in combat in the opening months of the First World War. The book features insightful reappraisals of famous figures including John French and Douglas Haig, fresh studies of staff officers such as William Robertson and Henry Wilson, and a thorough discussion of officers at 'the sharp end', with chapters covering divisional, brigade, battalion and company commanders.

The essays reveal an officer class that, despite certain weaknesses, provided highly effective leadership during the chaotic fighting of August to November 1914. Without their influence it is unlikely that the BEF would have been able to survive the difficulties of the 'Great Retreat,' much less halt the German invasions of France and Belgium.

This book will be of great interest to anyone who studies the First World War, and of particular value to those who seek a greater understanding of the British Army of the era. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-199350 Jordan, David Balkans, Italy & Africa 1914-1918 150 color and b/w photographs and 50 artworks. Italy had been allied with the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires since 1882 as part of the Triple Alliance. However, the nation had its own designs on Austrian territory in Trentino, Istria, and Dalmatia. Rome had a secret 1902 pact with France, effectively nullifying its alliance.

At the start of hostilities, Italy refused to commit troops, arguing that the Triple Alliance was defensive in nature, and that Austria-Hungary was an aggressor. The Austro-Hungarian government began negotiations to secure Italian neutrality, offering the French colony of Tunisia in return. However, Italy then joined the Entente in April 1915 and declared war on Austria-Hungary in May. Fifteen months later, it declared war on Germany.

Faced with Russia, Austria-Hungary could spare only one third of its army to attack Serbia. After suffering heavy losses, the Austrians briefly occupied the Serbian capital, Belgrade. Serbian counterattacks, however, succeeded in driving them from the country by the end of 1914. The Serbs suffered defeat near modern day Gnjilane in Kosovo, forces being evacuated by ship to Greece.

In late 1915, a Franco-British force landed at Salonica in Greece, to offer assistance and to pressure the government to declare war against the Central Powers. Only at the end of the conflict were the Entente powers able to break through, which was after most of the German and Austro-Hungarian troops had been withdrawn. Some of the first clashes of the war involved British, French and German colonial forces in Africa. On 7 August, French and British troops invaded the German protectorate of Togoland. On 10 August German forces in South-West Africa attacked South Africa; sporadic and fierce fighting continued for the remainder of the war. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-190031 Jouineau, Andre FRENCH ARMY:Volume 1 1914 August-October #11 in the Officers & Soldiers series.
In January 1914, the French Army had 47 divisions in 21 regional corps and mobilized another 2 million men. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2009 FRANCE, H&C
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1-190032 Jouineau, Andre FRENCH ARMY:Volume 2 1915 to Victory #12 in the Officers & Soldiers series.

An examination of the changes in the French Army, that by 1918, counted 40% of all French Troops as Artillerymen. #12 in the Officers & soldiers series. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2009 FRANCE, H&C
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1-71730 Jukes, Geoffrey & others FIRST WORLD WAR: The War to End all Wars A compilation of OSPREY Essential History Series nos 13, 14, 22, and 23 provides good basic coverage. includes:
* PART 1: The Western Front 1914-1916, Background to War, Warring sides, Outbreak, The fighting, Portrait of a soldier, The world around the war, Portrait of a civilian, How the period ended
* PART 2: The Western Front 1917-1918, Background to war, The fighting, Portrait of a soldier, The world around the war, Portrait of a civilian, How the war on the Western Front ended
* PART 3: The Eastern Front 1914-1918, Background to War, Warring sides, The fighting, Portrait of a soldier, The world around the war, Portrait of a civilian, How the war on the Eastern Front ended
* PART 4: The Mediterranean Front 1914-1923, Background to War, Warring sides, The fighting, Portrait of a soldier, The world around the war, Portrait of a civilian, How the war on the Mediterranean Front ended, and aftermath 1 vol, 364 pgs 2013 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212230 Kaufmann, J.E . andKaufmann H. W. VERDUN 1916: The Renaissance of the Fortress Wrapped in myth and distortion, the Battle of Verdun is one of the most enigmatic battles of the Great War, and the controversy continues a century later. Before the battle the Germans believed they had selected one of the strongest points in the French defenses in the hope that, if they smashed through it, the French would collapse. But Verdun was actually a hollow shell since its forts were largely disarmed and the trench lines were incomplete. So why did the Germans fail to take Verdun?

As well as seeking to answer this fundamental question, the authors of this perceptive new study reconsider other key aspects of the battle - the German deployment of stormtroopers, the use of artillery and aircraft, how the French developed the idea of methodical battle which came to dominate their military thought after the war. They look too at how Verdun brought about a renaissance of fortress engineering that resulted in the creation of the Maginot Line and the other fortifications constructed in Europe before WWII. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-29680 Keegan, John AUGUST 1914, OPENING MOVES Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century, Campaign Book #19. Scarce, b/w maps & illust of the beginnings of World War One. 1 vol, 160 pgs 1975 NY, BALLANTINE BOOKS
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1-68570 Kihntopf, Michael HANDCUFFED TO A CORPSE:Eastern Front 1914-1917 German intervention in the Balkans and on theGalician Front 1914-1917, b/w illust/maps, a lookat the driving forces on both sides of the EasternFront, biblio, index. 1 vol, 152 pgs 2002 SHIPPENSBURG, WHITE MANE
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1-192720 Kilduff, Peter Herman Goring Fighter Ace Hermann Goring - Fighter Ace is the first in-depth look at Goring's role as a military flyer and air combat leader from 1914 through the end of The Great War, and how those experiences shaped the personality that came to the world's attention in 1939.

At the outset of the First World War, Goring was eager to prove his value to his fatherland in initial skirmishes with French troops. When struck by severe rheumatoid arthritis in September 1914, the twenty-one-year-old officer's burning ambition and ego could not tolerate being sidelined and the following month he forced himself out of a sick bed to begin a new career as an aviation observer.

Goring went on to become a fighter pilot with twenty-two downed enemy aircraft to his credit, the last wartime commander of the Red Baron's own fighter wing, Jagdgeschwader Richthofen, and recipient of a row of prestigious medals including Prussia's highest bravery award, the Pour le Merite.

6.75 x 9.75, 80 drawings and photographs 1 vol, 224 pgs 2010 Grub Street Publishing
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1-49911 Kipling, Rudyard IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR, THE:1st BATTALION It was while serving in the 2nd Battalion that Kipling's own son was killed, a fact that goes far toward explaining why this Regimental History, b/w illust/photos, appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1996 UK, SPELLMOUNT PUBLISHING
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1-49912 Kipling, Rudyard IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR, THE:2nd BATTALION It was while serving in the 2nd Battalion that Kipling's own son was killed, a fact that goes far toward explaining why this Regimental History, b/w illust/photos, appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 222 pgs 1997 NY, SARPEDON PUBLISHING
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1-190870 Kraus, Jurgen and Hanne, Wolfgang FELDGRAUE UNIFORMS OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1907-1918 9x12, (3) volumes two text and one photos, illust and plates. Definitive work covering every branch of the Army. 3 vol, 2000 pgs 2009 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-190850 Kraus, Jurgen and Muller, Thomas GERMAN COLONIAL TROOPS 1889-1918, THE 1500+ b/w and color photos, illust and plates of every aspect of uniforms and equipment. 1 vol, 600 pgs 2009 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-71040 Lake, Deborah ZEEVRUGGE AND OSTEND RAIDS 1918, THE One of the most exciting small actions in British Military History, the purpose to counter the U-Boat menace, b/w maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2002 LONDON, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-205940 Langford, William GREAT PUSH ON THE SOMME 1916: Images of War Series Originally: 'Sir Douglas Haig's Great Push; The Battle of the Somme; A popular, pictorial and authoritative work on one of the Greatest Battles in History, illustrated by about 700 wonderful Official Photographs and Cinematograph Films; By Arrangement With the War Office; beautifully printed on the Best English Art Paper.'

The Great Push, in the form of IMAGES of WAR, helps capture the propaganda thrust of the times and presents once more the illustrations of those bewildering days along with an ID number for easy reference.

When British officers sailed to France in 1914 and 1915, they took their cameras, with their photos appearing in newspapers and magazines. The UK War Office decided it had to be stopped - far too much information presented on a plate to the enemy. Only official cameramen would be allowed to take photos -- a decision co-inciding with the 1916 Battle of the Somme. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-194220 Lapray, Olivier Le Sturmbatallion No. 5 Rohr: 1916-1918 At the beginning of the Great War, assault units did not exist. If one was to compare the Caslow assault detachment (Sturmabteilung Caslow) with the assault detachment (Sturmbattalion) Rohr which succeeded it, it is easy to maintain that the former -- an experimental detachment -- gave rise a year later to the latter, a remarkable combat and training unit.

The book offers among other things an exceptional number of illustrations in a small format. Indeed, it allows a closer look at this assault unit, showing different aspects over a period of about three years. The text is drawn from the account written by Schwerin and a number of other sources. It particularly studies the circumstances in which the unit's fighting took place.

8 x 10 inches, over 200 photos. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2010 France, Histoire and Collections
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1-59690 Lavisse, Commandant Emile Charles FIELD EQUIPMENT OF THE EUROPEAN FOOT SOLDIER 1914 Originally published in 1902 and revised by the US Army in 1906 to show the British changes, all other countries are shown with equipment used at the start of WWI, many b/w drawings/plates, appendices. 1 vol, 200 pgs 1999 NASHVILLE
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1-210010 Lerneux, Pierre THE BELGIAN ARMY IN THE GREAT WAR In August 1914, Belgium suddenly made the newspaper headlines when Imperial Germany, forgetting its international commitments, invaded the little country, thereby violating its neutral status. Britain retaliated by declaring war. Like Serbia, 'Poor Little Belgium' became a cause worth defending and gave legitimacy to the conflict that the allied nations entered into.

In military terms, the Belgian army surprised the entire world by resisting with greater vigor than expected. With their modest resources (230,000 men), the Belgian armed forces, cornered as they were in a small and partly inundated scrap of territory, succeeded in fighting off the enemy for the duration of the war, and managed to join forces with the allies in the offensive of Autumn 1918. Belgium, a victim of crippling destruction and the systematic dismantling of its industry, was accordingly afforded priority in its entitlement for compensation when the peace treaties were signed.

This volume of 600 pages (with more than 1,650 color and black-and-white photographs) is dedicated to the uniforms and equipment used by the Belgian army and other affiliated armed forces such as the Garde Civique and the Force Publique in the Belgian Congo. The bibliographic data known to us to date on this subject is limited, representing no more than a set of articles and brochures brought together over the period of a century.

This work, unprecedented in its comprehensiveness, can therefore be considered an excellent reference tome. It is based on the extensive collections on display in the Belgian Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. Supplementary private collections have been the source of many other objects in order to provide as much illustrative material as possible for this publication. Like many small states in 1914, the Kingdom of Belgium had an army that absorbed and blended influences from the major powers, drawing inspiration from both France (uniforms) and Germany (equipment). Budgetary necessity meant that uniforms had to be simplified for the infantry (line infantry, chasseurs a pied, carabiniers, etc.), the cavalry (guides, lancers, chasseurs a cheval, etc.), the artillery and the engineering corps, leaving very few distinctive features -- except some extremely outdated forms of headdress -- to distinguish between the different arms.

When stocks ran out, this striving to achieve uniformity culminated in the issuance of khaki uniforms in 1915. They were cut to a common pattern inspired by British styling. A new headdress, the French Adrian helmet, was introduced shortly afterwards. The circumstances of this war meant that the provenance of the basic materials and equipment was diverse, with France, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Argentina and the United States supplying material for objects that have now become scarce in existing collections.
1 vol, 600 pgs 2015 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-208840 Lucas, Andrew FIGHTING THE KAISER'S WAR: The Saxons in Flanders 1914-1918 Personal accounts of the Great War experiences of British soldiers are well known and plentiful, but similar accounts from the German side of no man's land are rare. This highly original book vividly describes the wartime lives and ultimate fates of ten Saxon soldiers facing the British in Flanders, revealed through their intimate diaries and correspondence. The stories of these men, from front-line trench fighters to a brigade commander, are in turn used to illustrate the wider story of thousands more who fought and died in Flanders 'for King and Country, Kaiser and Reich' with the Royal Saxon Army.

Includes 330 mostly unseen wartime photographs and other images that recorded the German experience of the war and gave a rounded picture of how the Saxons lived and died in Flanders. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-56270 MacDonald, Lynn TO THE LAST MAN: Spring 1918 The story of the WWI German offensive in the early months of 1918, this is an account of the ordinary British, French, American, and German soldiers. Well illustrated with b/w maps, photos, and other illustrations. Bibliography, index. 1 vol, 382 pgs 1999 US, CARROLL & GRAF
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1-64560 Mantoan, Nevio ARMI ED EQUIPGGIAMENTI DELL'ESERCITO 1915-1918 8.5x12, hundreds of b/w photos/illust along with 16 full color plates of all types of equipment, insignia, uniforms, medals, flags etc of the Italian Army during WWI 1 vol, 192 pgs 2000 ITALY, GINO ROSSATO EDIT
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1-198691 Marcuzzo, B and Capellano, F. TRENCH ARTILLERY FROM Austro-Hungarian and Germanic Vol 1: - Technical Materials 248 b/w illust and tables make this an indispensable work for scholars, collectors, historians, and militaria experts interested in Austro-Hungarian and Germanic trench artillery. This first volume analyzes the techniques and ammunition used in the first line as a support to the infantry and assault teams. 1 vol, 194 pgs 2012 ITALY
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1-198692 Marcuzzo, B and Capellano, F. TRENCH ARTILLERY FROM Austro-Hungarian and Germanic Vol 1: - History and Tactics 175 b/w illust, photos and drawings. Covers A-H light, medium, and heavy artillery and grenade launchers and tactics used. A large chapter is dedicated to the German artillery used from German trenches.
1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 ITALY
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1-78230 Massie, Robert K. CASTLES OF STEEL On the eve of the war in August 1914, Great Britain and Germany possessed the two greatest navies the world had ever seen. When war came, these two fleets of dreadnoughts-gigantic floating castles of steel able to hurl massive shells at an enemy miles away-were ready to test their terrible power against each other.

Their struggles took place in the North Sea and the Pacific, at the Falkland Islands and the Dardanelles. They reached their climax when Germany, suffocated by an implacable naval blockade, decided to strike against the British ring of steel. The result was Jutland, a titanic clash of fifty-eight dreadnoughts, each the home of a thousand men.

When the German High Seas Fleet retreated, the kaiser unleashed unrestricted U-boat warfare, which, in its indiscriminate violence, brought a reluctant America into the war. In this way, the German effort to 'seize the trident' by defeating the British navy led to the fall of the German empire.

Ultimately, the distinguishing feature of Castles of Steel is the author himself. The knowledge, understanding, and literary power Massie brings to this story are unparalleled. His portrayals of Winston Churchill, the British admirals Fisher, Jellicoe, and Beatty, and the Germans Scheer, Hipper, and Tirpitz are stunning in their veracity and artistry.

1 vol, 865 pgs 2004 US, BALLANTINE BOOKS
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1-73730 Massignani, Alessandro LE TRUPPE D'ASSALTO AUSTRO-UNGARICHE NELLA WWI Detailed account of 'storm-troopers', b/w photos,illust, drawings and maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 158 pgs 1999 VENEZIA, EDUZIONI ROSSATO
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1-204060 Mayhew, Emily WOUNDED: A New History of the Western Front in World War I Unlike any other history of WWI, this offers a new look from the perspective of wounded soldiers and those who strove to save them Utilizes first-hand accounts of medical personnel and wounded men to produce an immediate, intimate narrative Deeply researched and based on unpublished diaries, letters, and other accounts from the war, many housed in the Imperial War Museum. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2014 US, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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2-34060 McCarthy, Chris SOMME, THE:The Day-by-Day account Using maps & photos along with detailed text, the author details this five month struggle, index. 1 vol, 176 pgs 1993 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR PRS
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1-50980 McCellan, Edwin N. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS IN THE WORLD WAR, THE Concise history of the US Marines during WWI, over 100 b/w photos of where they fought, index. 1 vol, 172 pgs 1998 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-207060 McEntee-Taylor, Carole THE BATTLE OF BELLEWAARDE: June 1915 It was 2am on the 16th June 1915 and dawn was slowly breaking over Bellewaarde. It was exceptionally quiet, the troops of 3rd Division were situated on the western edge of Railway Wood and shrouded in a thick mist which reduced visibility and gave the illusion of safety. Across the few yards of no man's land, the German troops of Reserve Infantry Regiments (RIR) 248 and 246, and Unter-Elsassisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 132 were also blanketed in the thick damp mist. It swirled round their trenches, deadening sound and reinforcing the illusion that all was secure. Fifty minutes later the planned British artillery bombardment began. By the end of the day more than 4,000 men would be casualties on a field approximately half a mile square.

At the close of the 2nd Battles of Ypres, the German trenches between the Menin Road and the Ypres-Roulers railway formed a salient. From Bellewaarde ridge, situated on the eastern side of the lake, they were able to overlook the greater part of the ground east of Ypres. In early June it was decided to attack the salient, and take possession of Bellewaarde ridge. The attack was to be carried out by the 9th Brigade of the 3rd Division, with 7th Brigade in support.

Includes 100 images. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-970020 Meurant, Jean LOBBES: August 23rd 1914 - Forgotten Battle Series FORGOTTEN BATTLES series: 73 B/W and Color illustrations

At 5am on 31 July 1914, Mayor Duquenne of Lobbes displayed the military mobilization notice, pulling in men from Lobbes and the surrounding villages. Within a month, French regiments marched through the village to meet German troops, only to quickly fall back in a bloody battle for a village still teeming with civilians. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2015 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE
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1-90200 Middlebrook, Martin FIRST DAY ON THE SOMME: 1st July 1916 A fine account of the 'Blackest Day' in numbers ofcasualties. B/w illust, ondex, biblio. 1 vol, 365 pgs 2003 LONDON, PEBGUIN BOOKS
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1-43322 Miles, Captain Wilfrid MIL OPS:FRANCE 1916:V2 Part of the British 'Official History Series', 51b/w maps, index, covers the Somme. 1 vol, 654 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-49330 Mitchinson, K.W. PIONEER BATTALIONS IN THE GREAT WAR:Organized Lab Pioneer battalions, created as an expedient in 1914, were a new concept in the British Army. Intended to provide the Royal Engineers, with skilled labor and to relieve the infantry from some of its non-combatant duties, Pioneers became the work horses of the Expedentiary Forces.

The Coldstream Guards and over three dozen Country regiments each created at least one pioneer battalion. Several New Army battalions were raised specifically as Pioneers, while others were converted Territorials or Kitchener units formed originally as conventional infantry. Adopting a badge of a cross rifle and pick, these battalions wired, dug and reverted in all weathers and in all terrain. On many occasions they abandoned their working tools and fought alongside the infantry in repelling enemy attacks. In their efforts to stem the German offensives of 1918, several Pioneer units fought themselves to virtual annihilation.

Often confused with the Pioneer Corps of the Second World War, the work of the Pioneer battalions has been largely ignored or misunderstood. Far from being the units of the ages and inform, these sixty-eight battalions played a major role in the Allied victory.

Pioneer Battalions in the Great War traces the reasons behind the creation of these units, the work they performed and the dramatic transitions many of them had to undergo. It also examines how and why Pioneers have never received the recognition they deserve. 1 vol, 288 pgs 1997 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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2-49330 Mitchinson, K.W. PIONEER BATTALIONS IN THE GREAT WAR: Organized Lab Pioneer battalions, created as an expedient in 1914, were a new concept in the British Army. Intended to provide the Royal Engineers, with skilled labor and to relieve the infantry from some of its non-combatant duties, Pioneers became the work horses of the Expeditionary Forces.

The Coldstream Guards and over three dozen Country regiments each created at least one pioneer battalion. Several New Army battalions were raised specifically as Pioneers, while others were converted Territorials or Kitchener units formed originally as conventional infantry. Adopting a badge of a cross rifle and pick, these battalions wired, dug and reverted in all weathers and in all terrain. On many occasions they abandoned their working tools and fought alongside the infantry in repelling enemy attacks. In their efforts to stem the German offensives of 1918, several Pioneer units fought themselves to virtual annihilation.

Often confused with the Pioneer Corps of the Second World War, the work of the Pioneer battalions has been largely ignored or misunderstood. Far from being the units of the aged and inform, these 68 battalions played a major role in the Allied victory.

Pioneer Battalions in the Great War traces the reasons behind the creation of these units, the work they performed and the dramatic transitions many of them had to undergo. It also examines how and why Pioneers have never received the recognition they deserve. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-196140 Mohr, Joan McGuire THE CZECH AND SLOVAK LEGION IN SIBERIA: 1917-1922 During World War I, a specialized Russian battalion comprised of ethnic Czechs and Czech and Slovak prisoners of war -- the Legion -- became a pawn in an international game of power and deceit. The Legion's detour through Siberia became the greatest human interest story of the war, chronicled weekly in the New York Times and New York Herald. Over half of the Legion's troops lost their lives as the evacuation of Czech and Slovak POWs through Vladivostok precipitated the murder of the Russian Royal family and forced the Legion to act as protectors of the Russian Treasury and the Trans-Siberian Railway while the White and Red armies battled. For political purposes, tales of the Legion's odyssey have been buried or expunged. This revealing volume offers the first account of this hidden yet epic journey, shedding light on a fascinating but forgotten facet of World War I. 50 photos, bibliography, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2012 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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1-214510 Moore, Lucinda ANIMALS IN THE GREAT WAR: Images of War Series Next in the series. 150 illustrations from the Mary Evans Picture Library.

Through unrivaled access to rarely seen illustrated wartime magazines, books and postcards, discover the sea lions who were trained to detect submarines, and witness the carcass of the 61ft mine-destroying wonder whale. Meet the dog that brought a sailor back from the brink of death, and inspired a Hollywood legend. See how depictions of animals were powerfully manipulated by the propaganda machine on both sides, and how the presence of animals could bring much-needed and even lifesaving companionship and cheer amid the carnage of war. By turns astonishing, heartwarming and occasionally downright bizarre, Animals in the Great War champions the little-known story of the bison, the chameleon, the canary et al in wartime. 1 vol, 140 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-72060 Moorhouse, Brendon FORGED BY FIRE:Battle Tactics & Soldiers in WWI A valuable insight into the fighting and tacticse mployed by the 7th Somerset Light Infantry, the use of new weapons and fighting methods allowed the British Army to develop modern infantry tactics. 1 vol, 327 pgs 2003 UK, SPLELLMOUNT PUBLISHER
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1-196150 Mortlock, Michael J THE EGYPTIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN WORLD WAR I: A History of the British-Led Campaigns in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria This military history follows the 5th Battalion of the Suffolk regiment from England to Syria and the end of World War I. Among the previously untapped primary source materials used are the author's father's correspondence and photographs from his 1913-1919 service with the 5th Suffolk in England, Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. It follows chronologically the frustrating failures, and the final victory, of the campaigns in North Africa and the Middle East and refutes the widely held misconception that cavalry played no major role in the conflict. 98 photos, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2011 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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1-86620 Mortlock, Michael J. LANDINGS A T SULVA BAY 1915, THE An analysis of the British Failure during theGallipoli Campaign, b/w photos/maps/illust, biblioappendicies, index. 1 vol, 237 pgs 2007 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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1-205810 Morton-jack, George THE INDIAN ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT: India's Expeditionary Force to France and Belgium in the First World War The Indian army fought on the western front with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from 1914 to 1918. The traditional interpretations of its performance have been dominated by ideas that it was a failure.

This book offers a radical reconsideration by revealing new answers to the debate's central questions, such as whether the Indian army 'saved' the BEF from defeat in 1914, or whether Indian troops were particularly prone to self-inflicting wounds and fleeing the trenches. It looks at the Indian army from top to bottom, from generals at headquarters to snipers in no man's land.

It takes a global approach, exploring the links between the Indian army's 1914-18 campaigning in France and Belgium and its pre-1914 small wars in Asia and Africa, and comparing the performance of the Indian regiments on the western front to those in China, East Africa, Mesopotamia, and elsewhere. 1 vol, 346 pgs 2014 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-197530 Murland, Jerry RETREAT AND REARGUARD 1914: The BEF's Actions From Mons to the Marne The British action at Mons on 23 August 1914 was the catalyst for what became a full blown retreat over 200 blood drenched miles. This book examines eighteen of the desperate rearguard actions that occurred during the twelve days of this near rout. While those at Le Cateau and Nery are well chronicled, others such as cavalry actions at Morsain and Taillefontaine, the Connaught Rangers at Le Grand Fayt and 13 Brigade's fight at Crepy-en-Valois are virtually unknown even to expert historians. We learn how in the chaos and confusion that inevitably reigned units of Gunners and other supporting arms found themselves in the front line.

The work of the Royal Engineers responsible for blowing bridges over rivers and canals behind the retreating troops comes in for particular attention and praise. Likewise that of the RAMC.

No less than 16 VCs were won during this historic Retreat, showing that even in the darkest hours individuals and units performed with gallantry, resourcefulness and great forbearance.

The book comes alive with first hand accounts, letters, diaries, official unit records, much of which has never been published before. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2011 UK, PEN and SWORD
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1-210360 Murphy, David BREAKING POINT OF THE FRENCH ARMY: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 In December 1916 General Robert Nivelle was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the French armies fighting the Germans on the Western Front. He had enjoyed a meteoric rise to high command and public acclaim since the beginning of the war - he was a national hero. In return, he proclaimed he 'had the formula' that would ensure victory and end the conflict in 1917. But his offensive was a bloody and humiliating failure for France, one that could have opened the way for French defeat.

Describes how Nivelle, a highly intelligent and articulate officer, used his charm to win the support of French and British politicians, but also how he was vain and boastful and displayed no sense of operational security. By the opening of the campaign, his plan was an open secret and he had lost the ability to critically assess the operation as it developed. The result was disaster. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-199340 Neilberg, Michael and Jordan, David EASTERN FRONT 1914-1920 150 color and b/w photographs and 50 artworks. The length of the front in the East was much longer than in the West. The theater of war was roughly delimited by the Baltic Sea in the West and Moscow in the East, a distance of 1,200km, and Saint Petersburg in the North and the Black Sea in the South, a distance of more than 1,600km. While World War I on the Western Front developed into trench warfare, the battle lines on the Eastern Front were much more fluid and trenches never truly developed.

The greater length of the front ensured that the density of soldiers in the line was lower so the line was easier to break. Once broken, the sparse communication networks made it difficult for the defender to rush reinforcements to the rupture in the line to mount a rapid counteroffensive and seal off a breakthrough. Terrain in the Eastern European theater was quite solid, often making it near impossible to construct anything resembling the complicated trench systems on the Western Front, which tended to have muddier and much more workable terrain.

In short, on the Eastern front the side defending did not have the overwhelming advantages it had on the Western front. Because of this, front lines in the East kept on shifting throughout the conflict, and not just near the beginning and end of the fighting, as was the case in the West. In fact the greatest advance of the whole war was made in the East by the German Army in the summer of 1915.

With the aid of numerous black and white and color photographs, many previously unpublished, the World War I series recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. The text is complemented by full-color maps that guide the reader through specific actions and campaigns. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-199360 Neilburg, Michael Western Front 1914-1916 150 color and b/w photographs and 50 artworks. After the first few months of World War I, the Western Front consisted of a relatively static line of trench systems which stretched from the coast of the North Sea southwards to the Swiss border.

To try to break through the opposing lines of trenches and barbed wire entanglements, both sides employed huge artillery bombardments followed by attacks by tens of thousands of soldiers. Battles could last for months and led to casualties measured in hundreds of thousands for attacker and defender alike. After most of these attacks, only a short section of the front would have moved and only by a kilometer or two. After Gallipoli, Australians were moved to fight in France on the western Front, in battles including the Battle of the Somme. On the first day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme, 60,000 Allies were casualties, including 20,000 deaths.

The principal adversaries on the Western Front, who fielded armies of millions of men, were Germany to the East against a western alliance to the West consisting of France and the United Kingdom with sizable contingents from the British Empire, especially the Dominions. The United States entered the war in 1917 and by the summer of 1918 had an army of around half a million men which rose to a million by the time the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918. For most of World War I, Allied Forces, predominantly those of France and the British Empire, were stalled at trenches on the Western Front.

With the last few men who served in World War I now dying out, and the 90th anniversary of the Armistice coming in November 2008, there is no better time to reevaluate this controversial war and shed fresh light on the conflict. With the aid of numerous black and white and color photographs, many previously unpublished, the World War I series recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. The text is complemented by full-color maps that guide the reader through specific actions and campaigns. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-197800 Novak, Jiri AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SUBMARINES IN WWI Austrian submarines of World War I were known as 'U-boot,' an abbreviation of Unterseeboot. This book details the history of the development and operational use by the Austro-Hungarian navy of submarines in WWI. German use of submarines in WWI is well known - this is the fascinating and little-known history of their major ally's activities in undersea warfare.

Contains descriptions and specifications of all the boats involved. Profusely illustrated with scale drawings and many rare photos.

Oversized 8.25 x 11.75, 120+ b/w photos and scale drawings 1 vol, 180 pgs 2012 UK, MMP
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1-200670 O'Neill, H.C. THE WAR IN AFRIKA AND THE FAR EAST, 1914-1917 Presented here for the first time in paperback, completely re-typeset and with the original maps and additional photographs.

Provides a concise history of the entire series of military events in Africa and Asia 1914-17, giving the reader a better idea of the relationship and chronology of these wide-ranging events. Waged by Allied troops from Britain, Kenya, South Africa, France, Belgium, Japan, India, Senegal, Netherlands, and other countries and led by such personalities as General Jan Christian Smuts, the theater of operations crossed modern-day Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, New Guinea, Qingdau, the Bismarck Archipelago, and other Pacific Island chains. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2012 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-203750 Ortner, Christian THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN ARMY: In the First World War Two volumes, bound in linen with a protective cover, in a slipcase that total 864 pages with more than 2500 color and contemporary black and white photographs, and other illustrations.

Volume 1 concentrates on the Army caught in the field of tension created by the dualism of 1867 to 1914 and the development of their field uniforms before 1914. Chapters detail the pike grey field uniforms introduced for the Landwehr in 1907 and for the joint Army and the Landwehr in 1908 and the peculiarities of the cavalry, still dressed in their colorful uniforms at the beginning of the war.

Following chapters cover the field grey uniforms of 1915 in their various forms, wartime economy at a time when materials were becoming increasingly scarce, rank insignia, and unit badges. Photographs of the original official samples for many items of uniform are also included.

Volume 2 deals with the personal items of equipment carried by the soldiers and the uniforms of special formations such as the motorized and aviation troops, tropical uniforms, field pastors, military bands, medical personnel, and voluntary formations and legions. Belts, haversacks, canteens, knapsacks, and gasmasks are all illustrated and described in detail.

Photographs of the clothes worn by prisoners of war and the uniforms of the Volkswehr at the turn of 1919 are published here for the first time, completing this portrayal of the uniforms of the old Austro-Hungarian Army.

One whole section is devoted to the Heir Apparent, Franz Ferdinand, and his assassination in Sarajevo. Eyewitness accounts describe the dramatic sequence of events on 28 June 1914. The uniform that Franz Ferdinand was wearing on the fateful day, which has been displayed in a glass case at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna since 1914, has been carefully photographed for this book, bearing witness to the tragic event that plunged the world into war in 1914. 2 vol, 864 pgs 2013 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-81490 Ortner, Christian STORM TROOPS:Austro-Hungarian Assault Troops WWI 9x12, 800+ b/w & full color illust/plates, covers the tactics, organization, uniforms & equipment, also a long chapter on Austrian Assault Troop Badges with 100+ examples. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2005 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-83830 Osborne, Eric W. BATTLE OF HELIGOLAND BIGHT, THE First major action between the British and Germanfleets during WWI, this action won by the Britishhad far reaching effects on the German Navy whichwas hesitant to confront the British, maps, biblio 1 vol, 141 pgs 2006 US, INDIANA UNIVERSITY
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1-214370 Osborne. Mike IF THE KAISER COMES: Defence Against a German Invasion of Britain in the First World War On the night of 20 November 1914, everything pointed to the likelihood of invasion by a German army, whisked across the North Sea on a fleet of fast transports. The Royal Navy's Grand Fleet prepared to sail south from remote bases in Scotland, shallow-draught monitors were moored in the Wash, and 300,000 troops stood by to repel the enemy on the beaches.

Fortunately, the night passed without incident. For thirty years prior to the First World War, writers, with a variety of motivations, had been forecasting such an invasion. Britain regarded the army as an imperial police force and, despite the experience gained in military exercises involving simulated invasions, the Royal Navy was still expected to fulfill its traditional role of intercepting and destroying enemy forces.

However, as the technology of warfare developed, with the proliferation of ever more powerful warships, submarines, mines, and torpedoes, alongside the added promise of aerial assault, it became obvious that these long-established notions of the Navy's invincibility might no longer be realistic. The perceived threat of invasion, whether justified or not, persisted throughout World War I, and this book describes the measures taken to protect Britain against enemy attack by land, sea, or air. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2017 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-192710 Pengelly, Colin Albert Ball VC: Fighter Pilot Hero of World War I Albert Ball's individuality and his insistence on fighting alone set him apart from other fighter pilots during World War One. His invincible courage and utter determination made him a legend not only in Britain but also amongst his enemies, to whom the sight of his lone Nieuport Scout brought fear.

In 1914 he enlisted in the British army with the 2/7th Battalion (Robin Hoods), of the Sherwood Foresters, Notts and Derby Regiment. By the October of 1914 he had reached the rank of Sergeant and then in the same month was made a Second-Lieutenant to his own battalion. In June 1915 he paid for private tuition and trained as a pilot at Hendon.

In October 1915 he obtained Royal Aero Club Certificate and requested transfer to the Royal Flying Corps. The transfer granted, he further trained at Norwich and Upavon, being awarded the pilot's brevet on 22 January 1916. On 16 May 1916 - flying Bristol Scout 5512 - he opened his score, shooting down an Albatros C-type over Beaumont. On 29 May 1916 he shot down two LVG C-types, whilst flying his Nieuport 5173.

Captain Albert Ball made his final flight on 7 May 1917 when he flew SE5 A4850 as part of an eleven-strong hunting patrol into action against Jagdstaffel 11, led by Lothar Von Richthofen. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-196740 Perrett, Bryan NORTH SEA BATTLEGROUND: The War at Sea 1914 - 1918 During WWI, the North Sea became the principal battleground for the navies of Britain and Germany. This book explains in chronological order the major encounters between Kaiser Wilhelm II's High Seas Fleet and the Royal Navy. It also includes other important operations such as mine-laying and sweeping, the Zeppelin Offensive, the bomber offensive against the UK, and complete background operational information within the area.

Engagements of special note include The Battle of Heligoland Bight, the attempted first German Bombardment of Yarmouth; the German bombardments of Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool, together with the Scheer's escape; and the Battle of Dogger Bank. Other actions include the Zeppelin raids, unrestricted U Boat Warfare, the Battle of Jutland and its consequences, the second Battle of Heligoland Bight, the climax and defeat of the German heavy bomber air offensive against the UK, the 1918 Zeebrugge and Ostend raids, North Sea mine barriers, and the mutiny of the High Seas Fleet. Includes 30 b/w plates. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2011 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205630 Philbin, Tobias R. BATTLE OF DOGGER BANK: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915 On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had been alerted by a decoded radio intercept. The ensuing battle would prove to be the largest and longest surface engagement until the Battle of Jutland the following summer.

While the Germans lost an armored cruiser with heavy loss of life and Hipper's flagship was almost sunk, confusion in executing orders allowed the Germans to escape. The British considered the battle a victory; but the Germans had learned important lessons and they would be better prepared for the next encounter with the British fleet at Jutand. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2014 US, INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-212560 Pickthalll, Barry THE RED BARON: Images of War Beginning his air war career on the Western Front in 1916, Manfred von Richthofen, or the Red Baron as he became known, had shot down an impressive total of 15 aircraft by January 1917, as well as being appointed commander of his own unit.

By the time of his death in 1918, he had destroyed a staggering total of 80 aircraft. From the perspective of the Allies, he was a deadly menace. For the Germans, he was a fighter pilot hero of legendary significance. This fascinating collection of rare images offers a fresh perspective on the Baron himself, as well as a number of his adversaries from the Allied side of the line.

Found by chance at a car boot sale by the author, this collection has sat mostly unused for almost a century. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-193440 Pidgeon, Trevor TANKS ON THE SOMME: From Morval to Beaumont Hamel On 15 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, tanks - one of the decisive weapons of twentieth-century warfare - were sent into action for the first time. In this, his last work which was completed shortly before he died, he reconstructs the tank actions that took place between late September and November when the Somme offensive was closed down. His account gives a vivid insight into the actions and experiences of the tank crews, and it shows the appalling dangers they faced as they maneuvered their crude, vulnerable and unreliable machines towards the enemy.

6 x 9.5 inches, 30 illustrations. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-46080 Pidgeon, Trevor TANKS AT FLEURS, THE Over-sized at 8.5x11 inches, an account of the first use of tanks in war at the Battle of Lers-Courcelette, the Somme, February 1916. This definitive work includes many b/w illustrations, photos, maps, and also includes a separate map volume. 2 vol, 247 pgs 1995 UK, FAIRMILE BOOKS
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1-15040 Pitt, Barrie 1918: The Last Act By 1918, after three years of war, Europe was weary of the stalemate and the terrible slaughter on the Western Front. The Russian Front had collapsed but the United States had abandoned her neutral stance and joined the Allies.

So the stage was set for what would be the last year of the Great War. Acclaimed military historian Barrie Pitt describes the savage battles that raged unceasingly along the Western front, and analyses the policies of the warring powers and studies the men who led them. From the German onslaught of 21st March 1918 - the Kaiser's Battle designed to force a resolution before America's armies could tip the balance - through the struggles in Champagne and the Second Battle of the Marne to the turning point in August and final victory, the author gathers together scattered material to make an enthralling book. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-62090 Poolman, Kenneth ZEPPLINS AGAINST LONDON The story of the German Zepplin raids during WWI. 1 vol, 246 pgs 1961 NY, JOHN DAY COMAPNY
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1-192620 Racier, Ted CROWNS IN THE GUTTER - A Stategic Analysis of World War I World War I was the crucial event of the 20th century, as the great European powers-- which until then dominated the world economically, militarily and politically-- destroyed themselves. That led to a second war a generation later, enabled the ascendance of the United States and Soviet Union, and unleashed the forces of nationalism and self-determination around the globe. On the battlefield the war ushered in the age of the internal-combustion engine and wireless communication, making factories and science as important as manpower and generalship.

In the midst of all that, politicians and generals still had a war to win, and soldiers a war to fight. Crowns in the Gutter provides a concise analysis of the strategies and tactics employed to to try to achieve those goals. The chapters cover the entire war chronologically. They weave together the campaigns and battles with political events, improvements in weapons and changes in combat methodology, into one seamless story. The narrative also has dozens of maps and diagrams to further illustrate all the action of the first total war. 1 vol, 362 pgs 2010 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-214000 Reddan, William OTHER MEN'S LIVES: Experiences of a Doughboy, 1917-1919 Written in 1936, this recounts the complete story of Capt. William J. Reddan of the NJ National Guard after reporting for service with the Army's Company B, 114th Infantry Regt, 29th Infantry Division in March 1917. Covers training and then duty in France in June 1918 as he took part in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Wounded by both shrapnel and gas, Reddan was evacuated to a field hospital and did not return to his unit until after peace was declared. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2017 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-210860 Rempe, Paul editor FROM GERMAN CAVALRY OFFICER TO RECONNAISSANCE PILOT: The World War I History, Memories, and Photographs of Leonhard Rempe, 1914-1921 21-year-old Leonhard Rempe volunteered to serve Germany in 1914. By the time WWI ended, he had seen action on both major fronts, witnessed the war from the back of a horse and the cockpit of a plane, and amassed one of the more unique records of anyone in the Kaiser's army. From German Cavalry Officer to Reconnaissance Pilot is his remarkable story. 79 images, 3 maps.

Rempe initially served as a cavalryman in the 35th (1st West Prussian) Field Artillery of the XX Armee-Korps, fighting in several bloody and significant battles against the Russians on the Eastern Front. In 1916, he exchanged his spurs for the cockpit and transferred to the Western front. Flying specially built planes for reconnaissance work was dangerous duty, but Rempe relished his time in the open cockpits, flying at altitudes high and low to provide detailed intelligence information for the German army. He met and knew many of the pilots who flew in both fighter and reconnaissance planes, including Manfred von Richthoven-the Red Baron. Unlike so many of his fellow pilots, Rempe survived several crashes, and was shot down over Reims, France, in March of 1918.

At war's end, Rempe returned to a defeated Germany in the midst of turmoil and revolution and served briefly in a Freikorps (Free Corps) regiment dedicated to preserving the new government in Weimar against German Communists. Seeking a new beginning, he arrived at Ellis Island in the spring of 1923 to start his life as an American. He brought with him flight reports, other miscellaneous documents, and scores of remarkable photographs documenting his wartime service, most of which are published here for the first time. During 1956, the last year of his life, Rempe penned a brief memoir of his WWI service which, together with the photographic record, forms the basis of this book. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2016 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-202140 Renz. Irina SCORCHED EARTH: The Germans on the Somme 1914-18 This book discusses in detail the experience of German warfare in the first World War, focusing specifically on the battle of the Somme. The Somme, together with other regions of northern France, had also lain under German domination. Its inhabitants had been rigorously suppressed and their possessions carted off as booty.

Finally, during their 1917 withdrawal, the Germans had subjected the whole region to Operation Alberich, a retreat involving unparalleled brutality which left the population in occupation of a wilderness wrought by war (the 'scorched earth policy'). A well-known, and well-researched account, the authors have combined their research skills to produce a book which includes private testimonies. Amongst these are many unknown or previously unpublished letters and diaries as well as numerous photographs. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2009 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-GMT1411 Resch, Michael 1914 Serbien muss Sterbien 1914, Serbien Muss Sterbien (an Austro-Hungarian jingle that translates to 'Serbia must die') is a wargame covering the initial campaigns on the Balkan Front in WWI. The map encompasses the primary theater of war from Peterwardein in the north, Sarajevo in the west, to Nis in the south-east.

The game system used is the same as found in 1914, Offensive a Outrance and includes three scenarios: two short and a Grand Campaign scenario that covers the period from the initial Austro-Hungarian invasion in August to exhaustion a stalemate in December.

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Combat units are primarily Divisions and Brigades. Each hex is approximately 8 kilometers across. Each game turn represents from two to four days of time depending on the season.

Game Components: 420 multi-colored 1/2-inch die-cut counters, One 22x34-inch mapsheet, 24-page Rule Booklet, Scenario Booklet, Two 8 1/2x11-inch Player Aid cards, One 8 1/2x11-inch GT Record Track, 6 small army organizational displays, and four 6-sided dice. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2015 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-85010 Revell, Alex BRITISH SINGLE SEATER FIGHTER SQUADRONS OF WWI Detailed history, 200+ b/w photos. 1 vol, 366 pgs 2006 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-211250 Roberts, Chris THE LANDING AT ANZAC: 1915 Challenges many of the cherished myths of the most celebrated battle in Australian and New Zealand history -- myths that have endured for almost a century.

Told from both the ANZAC and Turkish perspectives, this meticulously researched account questions several of the claims of Charles Bean's magisterial and much-quoted Australian official history and presents a fresh examination of the evidence from a range of participants. Also pulls the Gallipoli campaign into the modern era and produces a number of lessons from the armies of today. 1 vol, 188 pgs 2016 AUSTRALIA, BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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1-203840 Robertshaw, Andrew 24HR UNDER ATTACK: Tommy Defends the Frontline Ten million military personnel died during the Great War. Many millions of them experienced horrendous enemy attacks on entrenched positions that stretched across France and Belgium, as well as further afield. This book relives 24 hours of an actual platoon under attack, using a battalion war diary to follow the assault hour by hour.

A team of historians and archaeologists reconstructs the fighting, revealing how the British Tommy defended his hard-won positions against heavy fire and enemy attack. Robertshaw presents the Great War in color, as it was experienced, using stunning images of re-enactors to bring the the full force of these frightening assaults to life. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2013 UK, SPELLMOUNT PRESS
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1-207740 Rogan, Eugene THE FALL OF THE OTTOMANS: The Great War in the Middle East In 1914 the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war against Balkan nationalist and Italian forces. But in the aftermath of the assassination in Sarajevo, the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and not even the Middle East could escape the vast and enduring consequences of one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. The Great War spelled the end of the Ottomans, unleashing powerful forces that would forever change the face of the Middle East.

The book brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, uncovering the often ignored story of the region's crucial role in the conflict. Bolstered by German money, arms, and military advisors, the Ottomans took on the Russian, British, and French forces, and tried to provoke Jihad against the Allies in their Muslim colonies.

Unlike the static killing fields of the Western Front, the war in the Middle East was fast-moving and unpredictable, with the Turks inflicting decisive defeats on the Entente in Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, and Gaza before the tide of battle turned in the Allies' favor. The great cities of Baghdad, Jerusalem, and Damascus fell to invading armies before the Ottomans agreed to an armistice in 1918.

The postwar settlement led to the partition of Ottoman lands between the victorious powers, and laid the groundwork for the ongoing conflicts that continue to plague the modern Arab world. A sweeping narrative of battles and political intrigue from Gallipoli to Arabia, The Fall of the Ottomans is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Great War and the making of the modern Middle East. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2015 US, BASIC BOOKS
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1-200900 Rogerson, Sidiney THE LAST OF EBB: The Battle of the Aisne, 1918 In 1918, the Germans launched the Spring Offensive. Aware that American troops would soon be arriving in Europe, the Germans saw this as their last chance to win the war. If they could overcome the Allied armies and reach Paris, victory might be possible. The German offensive was initially a great success. Striking at the Allied line's strongest point, the Chemin des Dames, they burst their way through and made quick progress towards Marne. However, the advance eventually stalled. With supply shortages and lack of reserves, this was to be the 'last ebb' of the German war effort.

Rogerson, a young officer in the West Yorkshire Regiment, describes the experiences of his battalion from the Aisne through to the Marne. Fighting under French command, the West Yorkshires were inadequately supported by artillery and practically without help from the air. The 4 tired divisions were forced to fight and run 27 miles across wooded hills and three rivers on emergency rations.

The author vividly conveys the bravery and extraordinary resilience of the West Yorkshires, who were able to face up to the terrible ordeal of such a battle without loss of morale. Remarkably for a book of this period, an account by Major-General A. D. von Unruh, which gives the German perspective of the offensive, has been included. 1 vol, 147 pgs 2011 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-62510 Rosenhainer, Ernst FORWARD MARCH:Memoirs of a German Officer in WWI The author served on both the Eastern & Westernfronts during WWI, 60+ illust, 20+ maps, index. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2000 PA, WHITE MANE PUBLISHING
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1-213260 Sadler, John and Silvie Fisch SPY OF THE CENTURY: Alfred Redl and the Betrayal of Austria-Hungary During the night of 24 to 25 May 1913 three high-ranking military officials waited for hours outside a hotel in the center of Vienna. At around 2am, they heard the shot of a Browning. They knew that one of their own has just ended his life: Colonel Alfred Redl, the former deputy head of the Evidenzburo, the Austro-Hungarian General Staff's directorate of military intelligence, and confidant of the heir to the throne. His suicide note reads: 'Levity and passion have destroyed me.'

What no one had known: for almost a decade he had betrayed significant and damaging secrets to the Italians, the French and the Russians.

But what had been his motives? Redl owed everything to the army he deceived. Was he trapped into treason by blackmail? There were no definite answers for almost 100 years. The true story has only recently been reconstructed, after Austrian historians rediscovered long-lost records. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-210630 Sams, Chris GERMAN RAIDERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Kaiserliche Marine Cruisers and the Epic Chases As the world plunged into war in August 1914, two Kaiserliche Marine fleets and several detached cruisers lay beyond the North Sea. These vessels posed a serious threat to British merchant vessels and naval superiority.

Beyond the British blockade there was little chance of reinforcement and resupply of ammunition - their commanders had to make some hard decisions as to what to do for their crews. Admiral Wilhelm Souchon had to cross the Mediterranean with a superior French and British fleet in pursuit. Admiral Maximilian Von Spee had to decide what to do half a world away from Germany with colonies and friendly shipping rapidly being overtaken by Allied forces.

With only the ammunition on board his vessels, he had to fight his way through the British lines to get his men home. Captain Karl Von Muller led the 'Emden' on a daring campaign of commerce raiding as did the commander of the 'Karlsruhe'. Other cruisers also carried out cruiser warfare seriously affecting Allied merchant shipping. The Royal Navy expended a lot of resources to try and remove these threats and Admiral Craddock swept down the coast of America chasing phantoms only to find what he was looking for with fatal results at Coronel. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2016 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-206170 Scheer, Admiral Reinhard Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War Anglo-German naval rivalry before 1914 had been expected to culminate in a cataclysmic fleet action in the North Sea once war was declared, a battle upon which the outcome of the war would depend: yet the two fleets met only once, at Jutland in 1916, and the battle was far from conclusive. 1 portrait and 28 plans.

In his own account of the war in the North Sea, first published in 1920, Admiral Scheer, the German commander at Jutland, gives his own explanation for the failure of either fleet to achieve the decisive victory expected of it, particularly the failure of his own operation plans that resulted in the battle of Jutland.

This book is an invaluable account of one of the most important theaters of the First World War, written by one of its most senior commanders. 1 vol, 396 pgs 2014 UK, FRONTLINE
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1-70170 Scheer, Admiral Reinhard GERMANY'S HIGH SEAS FLEET IN THE WORLD WAR Concise and open account of the operations of the German Fleet in WWI, covers all theaters, b/w foldout maps, index 1 vol, 376 pgs 2002 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-210530 Schindler, John R FALL OF THE DOUBLE EAGLE: The Battle for Galicia and the Demise of Austria-Hungary Although southern Poland and western Ukraine are not often thought of in terms of decisive battles in World War I, the impulses that precipitated the battle for Galicia in August 1914 - and the unprecedented carnage that resulted - effectively doomed the Austro-Hungarian Empire just six weeks into the war.

Despite military weakness and the foreseeable ill consequences, Austria-Hungary consciously chose war in that fateful summer of 1914. Through close examination of the Austro-Hungarian military, especially its elite general staff, Schindler shows how even a war that Vienna would likely lose appeared preferable to the foul peace the senior generals loathed. After Serbia outgunned the polyglot empire in a humiliating defeat, and the offensive into Russian Poland ended in the massacre of more than 400,000 Austro-Hungarians in just three weeks, the empire never recovered. While Austria-Hungary's ultimate defeat and dissolution were postponed until the autumn of 1918, the late summer of 1914 on the plains and hills of Galicia sealed its fate. 1 vol, 360 pgs 2015 US, UNIV OF NEBRASKA
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1-212960 Schwink, Otto THE GERMAN ARMY: From Mobilisation to First Ypres - Images of War Special Issue This new volume in the long-running Images of War series features the actions of the Imperial German Army at Ypres from 1914-15. Includes 250 illustrations.

In the autumn of 1917 Captain Otto Schwink, a General Staff Officer, by order of the Chief of the General Staff of the Field Army, produced a book entitled The Germans at Ypres 1914. Herr Schwink's text is reproduced accompanied by rare photographs illustrating the Imperial German Army as it was in the prewar era and in the field during the campaign, which culminated in the four year struggle for the Ypres salient. Photographs depict the troops, officers, supporting artillery, High Command, and the events of the 1914 Christmas truce.

This volume also features a chapter on Adolf Hitler's service during the Great War, which both began and ended in the Ypres salient, and includes a selection of rare photographs illustrating Hitler's experience in the ranks of the Bavarian Army in Flanders. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-198810 Senior, Ian HOME BEFORE THE LEAVES FALL: A New History of the German Invasion of 1914 The German invasion of France and Belgium in August 1914 came close to defeating the French armies, capturing Paris and ending the First World War before the autumn leaves had fallen. But the German armies failed to score the knock-out blow they had planned. The war would drag on for four years of unprecedented slaughter. There are many accounts of 1914 from the British point of view, and the achievements of the British Expeditionary Force are the stuff of legend.

But in reality, there were only four British divisions in the field, while the French and Germans had more than 60 each. The real story of the battle can only be told by an author with the skill to mine the extensive German and French archives. Ian Senior does this with consummate skill, weaving together strategic analysis with diary entries and interview transcripts from the soldiers on the ground to create a remarkable new history. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-205860 Senior, Ian Invasion 1914 - The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne In Invasion 1914, Ian Senior has woven together strategic analysis, diary entries, dramatic eyewitness accounts and interview transcripts from soldiers on the ground with consummate skill. For close to a century, accounts of the German invasion of France and the opening year of the First World War have been dominated by histories of British troops and their experience in battle, despite the fact that the British Expeditionary Force comprised just four divisions, while the French and Germans fielded 60 each.

This title is a remarkable new narrative history that for the first time focuses on the experiences of French and German troops in the long hot summer of 1914 as the outcome of the war hung in the balance, revealing how the defiant French opposition and failings in the German invasion plans ultimately foiled the German war machine and changed the course of the war.

Contents: Introduction, The Schlieffen-Molkte Plan, Plan XVII, Opening Moves, The Battle of Charleroi, The Retreat Begins, The Battle of Guise, The Retreat Continues, The Eve of Battle, Taken by Surprise, Bloody Days at Trocy, The Barrier of the Marshes, Struggle for the High Ground, Night Attack, Stalemate on the Ourcq, The Beginning of the End, The Last Retreat, Analysis, Postscript, Appendices, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. 1 vol, 456 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-980037 Sheffield, Gary WAR ON THE WESTERN FRONT:In The Trenches of WWI Covers the Soldiers and the 'mud' they fought in. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2007 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-199880 Sheldon, Jack GERMAN ARMY AT YPRES 1914, THE Complete account of the operations of the German army in the battles north of Lille in the late autumn of 1914. The main emphasis will be placed on the battles around Ypres against the Old Contemptibles of the BEF, but the fighting against the French and Belgian armies will also be featured, thus providing fresh and broader insights into a campaign. There are those who believe the BEF was all that saved world civilization as the first year of the Great War drew to its end.

The book uses the comprehensive histories of the participating German regiments found in the Kriegsarchiv in Munich and the Hauptstaatsarchiv in Stuttgart. Their use adds authority and authenticity to the book.

The narrative adopts a chronological approach. The book focuses on some of the most bitterly disputed battles of the first three months of the war, when the Germans strained to achieve a breakthrough and the BEF resisted heroically, at the price of its own destruction.

The book employs a similar format to the author's previous works; the greater part of the text uses the words of the German participants themselves and the primary focus of the book covers the experiences of the fighting troops at regimental level and below. Linking paragraphs provide historical context and commentary and evidence from senior commanders will be introduced as necessary. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-200280 Sheldon, Jack GERMAN ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT Examines the German mindset at the close of 1914 when it became apparent that a quick victory was no longer a possibility. Both sides were temporarily exhausted in static positions from the Channel to the Swiss Border. In a reversal of roles, the French launched major offensives in Champagne and Artois, while the British Army, adapting to the demands of large scale continental warfare, went on the offensive in support at Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, and Loos.

Such was the Allied pressure that the only German offensive in 1915 was at Ypres in April using gas on a large scale for the first time.

1915 was a transitional year on the Western Front with lessons being learned the hard way by both sides prior to the massive attrition battles of 1916 and 1917. 40 original b/w images. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2012 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-201930 Sheldon, Jack GERMAN ARMY AT PASSCHENDAELE, THE Even after the passage of almost a century, the name Passchendaele has lost none of its power to shock and dismay. Reeling from the huge losses in earlier battles, the German army was in no shape to absorb the impact of the Battle of Messines and the subsequent bitter attritional struggle.

Throughout the fighting on the Somme the German army had always felt that it had the ability to counter Allied thrusts, but following the shocking reverses of April and May 1917, much soul searching had led to the urgent introduction of new tactics of flexible defense. When these in turn were found to be wanting, the psychological damage shook the German defenders badly. But, as this book demonstrates, at trench level the individual soldier of the German Army was still capable of fighting extraordinarily hard, despite being outnumbered, outgunned and subjected to relentless, morale-sapping shelling and gas attacks.

The German army drew comfort from the realization that, although it had had to yield ground and had paid a huge price in casualties, its morale was essentially intact and the British were no closer to a breakthrough in Flanders at the end of the battle than they had been many weeks earlier. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2014 US, PEN AND SWORD
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1-201940 Sheldon, Jack GERMAN ARMY AT CAMBRAI, THE After an introductory chapter tracing the development of the Hindenburg Line, the author concentrates on German aspects of the bitterly fought battle of Cambrai from 20 November to 6 December 1917.

The narrative splits easily into two parts. First the defensive battle 20 - 29 November followed by the counter-attack which saw the German Army regain not only most of the ground lost in the opening phase but more besides. Detailed descriptions are given of the struggle for Flesquieres Ridge and the see-saw battles for key terrain, including Bourlon Wood, as the German Army rushed reinforcements to the sectors under attack before we witness the German offensive.

As with his other books full use is made of primary source material from the Munich Kriegsarchiv, the Hauptstaatsarchiv in Stuttgart, regimental histories, and personal accounts. Of particular interest are the controversial interventions in operational matters of Ludendorf which were sharply criticized by Crown Prince Rupprecht. But for many the most fascinating aspect will be the experiences of the front line soldiers. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2009 UK, Pen & Sword
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1-202400 Sheldon, Jack GERMAN ARMY ON THE SOMME 1914-1916 By drawing on a very large number of German sources, many of them previously unpublished, Jack Sheldon throws new light on a familiar story. In an account filled with graphic descriptions of life and death in the trenches, the author demonstrates that the dreadful losses of 1st July were a direct consequence of meticulous German planning and preparation.

Although the Battle of the Somme was frequently a close-run affair, poor Allied co-ordination and persistence in attacking weakly on narrow fronts played into the hands of the German commanders, who were able to rush forward reserves, maintain the overall integrity of their defenses and so continue a successful delaying battle until the onset of winter ultimately neutralized the considerable Allied superiority in men and material. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2012 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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2-202850 Sheldon, Jack THE GERMAN ARMY ON VIMY RIDGE 1914 - 1917 The book starts with on the capture of Vimy Ridge and the nearly spur of Notre Dame de Lorette in October 1914.

The major battles of spring and autumn 1915 is described as is the twelve month period from late autumn 1915 when British forces occupied the lines on the western Ridge. The period from late autumn 1916 onwards when the Canadian Corps was preparing for the April 1917 assault on the ridge, is given detailed treatment, with special emphasis (based on original German intelligence and interrogation files) on how the defenders built up a detailed picture of Allied plans and how they intended to counter them.

The battle (9 - 14 April 1917) is described in detail and the conclusion summarizes the aftermath of the battle and its consequences for the way the German army prepared for the Third Battle of Ypres.

The book employs a similar format to The German Army on the Somme 1914 - 1916 and The German Army at Passchendaele; the greater part of the text is based on the words of the German participants themselves.

Commentary and evidence from senior commanders is introduced as necessary; the aim once more being to produce a work of popular history, which nevertheless provides an important contribution to the overall historiography of the Great War. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2014 US, PEN AND SWORD
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1-210370 Sheldon, Jack THE GERMAN ARMY IN THE SPRING OFFENSIVES 1917 After the great battles of 1916, the Allied Armies planned to launch massive attacks North and South of the Somme. The German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line in March 1917 forced new French CinC General Nivelle to rethink the plan. The French embarked on a major attack in the Aisne area and along the Chemin des Dames, with the British conducting large scale diversionary operations around Arras.

The French suffered disastrously and, rendered incapable of further offensive operations, it fell to the British to step up the pressure, which they did at a terrible price.

This describes the event of Spring 1917 from the defenders' perspective. In particular it reveals the methods the Germans used to smash the French attacks and Oberst Fritz von Lossberg's transformation of the defenses in the Arras front. Actions described in detail are the bitter battles around Monchy Le Preun, the Roeux Chemical works, and Bullecourt as well as the capture of Vimy Ridge. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-212720 Showalter, Dennis INSTRUMENT OF WAR: The German Army 1914-18 Presents a fresh perspective on the German Army during World War I with a survey of an army at heart of a national identity. Driven by - yet also defeated by - warfare in the modern age, the German army struggled to capitalize on its victories and ultimately forgot the lessons of its defeat.

Explores the internal dynamics of the German army and details how the soldiers coped with the many new forms of warfare. Shows how the army's institutions responded to and how Germany itself was changed by war. Covers the major campaigns on the Western and Eastern fronts and the forgotten campaigns fought in the Middle East and Africa.

This comprehensive new volume reveals operational strategy, the complexities of campaigns of movement versus static trench warfare, and the changes in warfare. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-46090 Showalter, Dennis E. TANNENBERG:Clash of Empires The battle of Tannenberg (August 27-30, 1914) opened World War I with a decisive German victory over Russia-indeed the Kaiser's only clear-cut victory in a non-attritional battle during four years of war. In this first paperback edition of the classic work, historian Dennis Showalter analyzes this battle's causes, effects, and implications for subsequent German military policy. The author carefully guides the reader through what actually happened on the battlefield, from its grand strategy down to the level of improvised squad actions.

Examining the battle in the context of contemporary diplomatic, political, and economic affairs, he also reviews both armies' social settings and military doctrine, and shows how the battle may be understood as a case study of problems that military organizations face in the initial stages of a major war. In addition, he demolishes many myths about the battle, such as the supposed superiority of the German military, the animosity among Russian field commanders, and the assumption that the Germans viewed their opponents as a horde of uniformed illiterates.

Tannenberg's mystique later served the Weimar Republic and Third Reich propagandists. For years its legends helped to shape German nationalist ideology and military policy. In 1941, Hitler's Wehrmacht grossly underestimated Soviet military capability, leading to disaster in World War II. Extremely perceptive analysis, from the concerns of grand strategy to squad action, should be in every WWI library, maps, unit index, and extensive chapter notes. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2004 US, POTOMAC BOOKS
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3-46090 Showalter, Dennis E. TANNENBERG:Clash of Empires Extremely perceptive analysis, from the concerns of grand strategy to squad action, should be in every WWI library, maps, unit index, extensive chapter notes. 1 vol, 419 pgs 1991 HAMDEN, ARCHON BOOKS
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1-80240 Simkins, Peter THE FIRST WORLD WAR Combines (4) Essential History Series books into one volume, complete coverage of WWI, b/w and color illust/photos/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2003 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-49760 Simpson, Andy HOT BLOOD & COLD STEEL This book tells what it was like to live & fight in the Trenches of the Western Front during WWI, the whole 24 hour 'routine' is explored, b/w photo appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 226 pgs 2003 UK, SPELLMOUNT PUBLISHERS
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1-54230 Smith, Nigel BATTLE OF CAPORETTO, 1917 A guide to the Battles, Uniforms and Armies of the campaign, b/w maps, o/b's, primary sources. 1 vol, 9 pgs 20
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1-57040 Spagnoly, Tony and Smith, Ted PLUGSTREET:Cameos of the Western Front-South Ypres Illustrated accounts of the Ypres Salient, b/w maps/photos, biblio. 1 vol, 160 pgs 1997 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-212020 Staff. Gary SKAGERRAK: The Battle of Jutland Through German Eyes On 31 May 1916, the German High Seas Fleet clashed with the Royal Navy in the North Sea. The ensuing Battle of Jutland, known to the Germans as the Skaggerak Battle (der Skagerrakschlacht), was the most significant naval action of WWI. Although not tactically decisive, the strategic result was that British naval supremacy in the North Sea went unchallenged for the rest of the war and the blockade of Germany remained in place.

Many works have dealt with this clash of titans, and many more will doubtless appear for the approaching centenary but the German perspective has been sorely neglected. Gary Staff aims to correct this. By cross-referencing both German and British official records and accounts he has established the most coherent narrative of the battle possible.

The bare bones of the timeline are fleshed out with eyewitness accounts from the crews of the German ships. The result is a gripping read that gives a real sense of the drama, tension and terror of being in battle inside one of these steel behemoths. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-208130 Stark, Rudolf; Translated by Claud W. Sykes WINGS OF WAR: An Airman's Diary of the Last Year of the War A rare day-to-day account by a young German squadron leader in Jagdstaffel 35 during the grim last year of WWI. Originally published in 1933, it provides minute descriptions of kills, losses, and the Germans' step-by-step retreat in the face of increasingly overwhelming Allied forces in the air.

Brutally honest and vividly written, Stark's account of the end-game of the Imperial German Army Air Service provides an intimate, front-row glimpse of the death-throes of a once feared corps. This book also contains reproductions of some of the author's paintings depicting life on the Western Front. 1 vol, 228 pgs 2015 US, CASEMATE
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1-57160 Stedman, Michael BATTLEGROUND EUROPE WW1:La Boisselle-Somme Battle and battlefield described with maps/illust. 1 vol, 144 pgs 1998 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-57170 Stedman, Michael BATTLEGROUND EUROPE WW1:Thiepval-Somme Battle and battlefield described with maps/illust. 1 vol, 144 pgs 1998 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-206310 Stejskal, James THE HORNS OF THE BEAST: The Swakop River Campaign and World War I in South-West Africa 1914-15 In December of 1914, veteran Boer commander General Louis Botha landed his forces on the coast of German South West Africa to finish off the colony's Schutztruppe defenders. In August, the South Africans had started off badly with a disastrous battle at Sandfontein and an internal rebellion that could have torn the Union of South Africa apart. Botha's campaign would eventually lead to victory, but it would not be easy.

Overshadowed and largely forgotten by the battles in Europe, this was one of the more distant and now almost forgotten episodes of World War I. But from August 1914 to July 1915, a small German force of 4,000 faced nearly 75,000 Allied troops of the Union of South Africa, Britain, and colonial Rhodesia in a fight that was pivotal in the history of southern Africa. This loss on the battlefield would cost Germany her most prized African possession and prove to be an important milestone in the history of the country that would eventually become Namibia.

Britain was so concerned about the threat the German protectorate of South West Africa posed to the Empire that it requested its dominion, the Union of South Africa, occupy the territory's ports and destroy its powerful wireless stations. South African leaders were eager to take on this 'urgent Imperial service' to expand their own territory. When the Germans capitulated nearly a year later, it was the first Allied victory of the war and a rallying point for the United Kingdom. It was a terrible place to fight a war. Invading troops wondered why anyone would want to live in the place, let alone fight over it. Vast deserts barred easy entry to the country; the bones of animals and humans scattered across the surface attested to their lethal nature.

The South Africans had to feed and water over 100,000 horses and oxen where little fodder existed and after the Germans had sabotaged many of the water points. Meanwhile, the Germans were looking over their shoulders as the native peoples they had long mistreated tried to settle old scores through ambushes and sniping.

Using primary sources, on the ground research, and accurate maps and charts of the battles, the author sheds new light on the operations of the South African Army in its first foreign war and the Schutztruppe defense of German South West Africa. The book also demonstrates the terrible cost of miscalculations by politicians and military leaders on both sides. 1 vol, 140 pgs 2014 UK, HELION
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1-211590 Stephen Pope THE FIRST TANK CREWS: The Lives of the Tankmen Who Fought at the Battle of Flers Courcelette - 15 September 1916 Drawing on official records, contemporary newspaper reports, and family memories, provides insight into the tankmen who took the first tanks into action on the Somme battlefield in September 1916. Covers their recruitment, scant training, rapid deployment, and their premature use in battle in the first use of tanks on the battlefield. He then traces their inter-connected lives over the next two years as tanks played a key role in the defeat of the Germany Army in 1918. He also reveals the story of their return to civilian life and their often difficult struggle to build a family life. Includes 100 b/w photos and 16 color maps. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2016 UK, HELION
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1-214330 Stone, David THE KAISER'S ARMY: The German Army in World War One Describes and analyzes every aspect of the German Army as it existed under Kaiser Wilhelm II, encompassing its development and antecedents, organization, personnel, weapons, and equipment, inherent strengths and weaknesses, and victories and defeats as it fought on many fronts throughout World War I. Color plate section with photos and illustrations and black and white section with photos.

The book offers considerable detail on the origins and creation of the German army, examining the structure of power in German politics and wider society and the nation's imperial ambitions, along with the ways in which the high command and general staff functioned in terms of strategy and tactical doctrine. Stone examines the nature, background, recruitment, training, and military experiences of the officers, NCOs, and soldiers, as well as personal and collective values relating to honor, loyalty, and conscience.

Also gives the context with an overview of the army at war, covering the key actions and outcomes of major campaigns from 1914 to 1918 up to the signature of the Armistice at Compiegne. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2015 US, CONWAY
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1-207760 Stone, David R THE RUSSIAN ARMY IN THE GREAT WAR: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 This book corrects widespread misperceptions of the WWI Russian Army and the war in the east even as it deepens and extends our understanding of the broader conflict by offering a more judicious view of Russia's war on the home front as well as on the front lines.

Of the four empires at war by the end of 1914 - the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, German, and Russian - none survived. But specific political, social, and economic weaknesses shaped the way Russia collapsed and returned as a radically new Soviet regime. One key and fateful difference in the Russian experience emerges here: its failure to systematically and comprehensively reorganize its society for war, while the three westernmost powers embarked on programs of total mobilization.

Context is also vital to understanding the particular rhythm of the war in the east. Drawing on recent and newly available scholarship in Russian and in English, Stone offers a nuanced account of Russia's military operations, concentrating on the uninterrupted sequence of campaigns in the first 18 months of war. The eastern empires' race to collapse underlines the critical importance of contingency in the complete story of World War I. Precisely when and how Russia lost the war was influenced by the structural strengths and weaknesses of its social and economic system, but also by the outcome of events on the battlefield.
1 vol, 368 pgs 2015 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-203590 Strohn, Matthias WORLD WAR I COMPANION World War I changed the face of the 20th century. For four long years the major European powers, later joined by America, fought in a life or death struggle that would topple the crowned heads of Europe and redraw the map of the Continent. It was a conflict unparalleled in its scale, which in turn fueled devastatingly rapid developments in military technology, technique and innovation as the belligerent powers sought to break the deadlock on the Western Front and elsewhere.

In the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict, 14 renowned historians from around the world examine some of the key aspects of the war, providing a wide-ranging analysis of the whole conflict beyond but including the stalemate in the trenches of the Western Front. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-211080 Strohn, Matthias editor THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME COMPANION Comprises 12 articles focusing on key aspects of the British, French, and German forces and overall strategic and tactical impacts of the battle.

* The Context of the Somme
* Attrition or Annihilation?
* French Strategy in 1916 and the Battle of the Somme
* Air War over the Somme
* The British Army's Operations on the Somme
* Trial and Error: the Dominion forces
* French Generalship on the Somme
* The Road to Modern Combined Arms Warfare
* British Tactical Practice During the Somme Campaign
* The German Army at War
* The Evolution of French Tactics 1914-16
* The Long Shadows of the Somme 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-195700 Strong, Paul and Sanders Marble Artillery in the Great War Artillery was central to the tactics of the belligerent nations throughout the long course of the conflict, in attack and in defense. They describe, in vivid detail, how in theory and practice the use of artillery developed in different ways among the opposing armies, and they reveal how artillery men on all sides coped with the extraordinary challenges that confronted them on the battlefield. They also give graphic accounts of the role played by artillery in specific operations, including the battles of Le Cateau, the Somme, and Valenciennes. 6 x 9 inches with 30 illustrations. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-199560 Sulzbach, Herbert WITH THE GERMAN GUNS - Four Years on the Western Front At once harrowing and lighthearted, Sulzbach's exceptional diary has been highly praised since its original publication in Germany in 1935. With the reprint of this classic account of trench warfare it records the pride and exhilaration of what to him was the fight for a just cause. It is one of the very few available records of an ordinary German soldier during the First World War.

'One of the most notable books on the Great War. It is a book which finely expressed the true soldierly spirit on its highest level; the combination of a high sense of duty, courage, fairness and chivalry. -- Sir Basil Liddell Hart. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2012 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-51320 Sulzbach, Herbert WITH THE GERMAN GUNS 1914-1918 The author spent four years on the western front. This is one of the few accounts by a ordinary soldier. Includes black/white illustrations. 6x9-inch format. 1 vol, 256 pgs 1998 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-199570 Sumner, Ian 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. It reveals in authentic detail the perceptions and emotions of soldiers and civilians who were caught up in the most destructive conflict the world had ever seen. Their testimony gives a striking insight into the mentality of the troops and their experience of combat, their emotional ties to their relatives at home, their opinions about their commanders and their fellow soldiers, the appalling conditions and dangers they endured, and their attitude to their German enemy.

In their own words, in diaries, letters, reports and memoirs - most of which have never been published in English before - they offer a fascinating inside view of the massive life-and-death struggle that took place on the Western Front. In effect, the reader is carried through the experience of each phase of the war on the Western Front and sees events as soldiers and civilians saw them at the time. This emphasis on eyewitness accounts provides an approach to the subject that is completely new for an English-language publication. The author's pioneering work will appeal to readers who may know something about the British and German armies on the Western Front, but little about the French army which bore the brunt of the fighting on the allied side. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2012 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-199670 Sutherland, Jonathan and Canwell, Diane Carnage - The German Front in World War One - Images of War Series Photographs originate from German collection. They cover the full gamut of the dreadful conditions that all troops involved in that ghastly war experienced between 1914 and 1918. The collection portrays life and conditions in the German trenches, the carnage of the wrecked villages and buildings in which they lived and fought and views of the destruction wrought by the Allied offensives. Many of the photos show downed British and French aircraft and often with their crew, dead or alive. Captured British and French troops are seen being held before shipment to PoW camps well behind the lines. The utter destruction of the country surrounding the Front is difficult to comprehend. 7.5 x 9.5 inches, 144 pages, 120 b/w illustrations. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2012 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-192690 Terraine, John Mons: The Retreat to Victory The Battle of Mons takes its place in the history of the British army beside Corunna and Dunkirk. Initially, all three were defeats, saved from disaster by the courage of the soldiers and the skill of some of the commanders in the field, and paving the way to great feats of arms and final success. In the context of the whole of the First World War, Mons was a small scale affair; comparatively short in duration, involving divisions rather than armies, and resulting in casualties that were light indeed by the standard of later battles of attrition. But, especially from the British viewpoint, its importance was crucial, partly because it was the first time for close on a hundred years that a British Army had been engaged in warfare on the continent of Europe, and partly because that army passed straight form the dejection of defeat to the exhilaration of the Battle of the Marne - one of the decisive battles of the War.

6 x 9 1 vol, 224 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-198370 Torrey, Glenn E THE ROMANIAN BATTLEFRONT IN WORLD WAR I (42) b/w photos and (17) b/w maps. Torrey details how, by the end of 1916, the armies of the Central Powers, led by German generals Falkenhayn and Mackensen, had administered a crushing defeat and occupied two-thirds of Romanian territory, but at the cost of diverting substantial military forces they needed on other fronts. The Allies, especially the Russians, were forced to do likewise in order to prevent Romania from collapsing completely.

Torrey presents the most authoritative account yet of the heavy fighting during the 1916 campaign and of the renewed attempt by Austro-German forces, including the elite Alpine Corps, to subdue the Romanian Army in the summer of 1917. This latter campaign, highlighted here but ignored in non-Romanian accounts, witnessed reorganized and rearmed Romanian soldiers, with help from a disintegrating Russian Army, administer a stunning defeat of their enemies. However, as Torrey also shows, amidst the chaos of the Russian Revolution the Central Powers forced Romania to sign a separate peace early in 1918. Ultimately, this allowed the Romanian Army to reenter the war and occupy the majority of the territory promised in 1916.

Torrey's unparalleled familiarity with archival and secondary sources and his long experience with the subject give authority and balance to his account of the military, strategic, diplomatic, and political events on both sides of the battlefront. In addition, his use of personal memoirs provides vivid insights into the human side of the war. Major military leaders in the Second World War, especially Ion Antonescu and Erwin Rommel, made their careers during the First World War and play a prominent role in his book. 1 vol, 440 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-213210 Tucker-Jones, Anthony ARMOURED WARFARE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Images of War In a selection of over 150 archive photographs he offers a fascinating insight into the difficult early days of this innovative new weapon, describing its technical history and its performance in combat. While the Battle of Cambrai in 1917 is often held up as the first large-scale tank battle, tanks had already served at Flers-Courcelette on the Somme, during the Nivelle offensive and the battles of Messines and Passchendaele.

His book shows that the development of the tank was fraught with technical obstacles and battlefield setbacks. It was invented by the British and the French at almost the same time to help break the deadlock of trench warfare, and the British deployed it first in 1916. Belatedly the Germans followed the British and French example. The initial designs were continuously refined during two years of intense warfare. Finding the right balance between power and weight, getting the armament right, and working out the best tactics for tanks on the battlefield was a tricky, often deadly business. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-198380 Tunstall, Graydon A. BLOOD ON THE SNOW: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915 The Carpathian campaign of 1915, described by some as the 'Stalingrad of the First World War,' engaged the million-man armies of Austria-Hungary and Russia in fierce winter combat that drove them to the brink of annihilation. Habsburg forces fought to rescue 130,000 Austro-Hungarian soldiers trapped by Russian troops in Fortress Przemysl, but the campaign was waged under such adverse circumstances that it produced six times as many casualties as the number besieged. It remains one of the least understood and most devastating chapters of the war-a horrific episode only glimpsed previously but now vividly restored to the annals of history by Graydon Tunstall.

The campaign, consisting of three separate and ultimately doomed offensives, was the first example of 'total war' conducted in a mountainous terrain, and it prepared the way for the great battle of Gorlice-Tarnow. Habsburg troops under Conrad von H 1 vol, 0 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-56960 Turner, William BATTLEGROUND EUROPE WW1:Beautmont Hammel-Somme Battle and battlefield described with maps/illust. 1 vol, 192 pgs 1998 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-204480 Uffindell, Andrew THE MARNE 1914: A Battlefield Guide Fought outside Paris in September 1914, the First Battle of the Marne was one of the most pivotal battles in history that turned the tide of the German invasion of France and robbed Kaiser Wilhelm II of his best chance of winning the World War I.

This guidebook includes a gripping account of the battle, followed by a series of easy-to-follow tours of the battlefield. Each tour covers a particular sector in detail, using vivid eyewitness accounts to reveal what the fighting was like for the men in the front line.

It gives directions to dozens of museums, cemeteries, and monuments, including the memorials to the famous 'taxis of the Marne'. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-195100 Ulrich, Bernd and Ziemann, Benjamin GERMAN SOLDIERS IN THE GREAT WAR: Letters and Eyewitness Accounts This vivid selection of first-hand accounts and other wartime documents sheds new light on the experiences of German frontline soldiers during the First World War. It reveals in authentic detail the perceptions and emotions of ordinary soldiers that have been covered up by the smokescreen of official wartime propaganda with its talk of 'heroism' and 'patriotic sacrifice.'

Over 200 mostly archival documents are featured in the selection, including wartime letters, military dispatches and orders, extracts from diaries, newspaper articles and booklets, medical reports and photographs. This fascinating primary source material provides the first comprehensive insight into the German frontline experiences of the Great War published in English. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-206460 Ulrichsenm Kristian Caotes THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST This military and social history covers the clash of world empires in the Dardanelles, Egypt and Palestine, Mesopotamia, Persia, and the Caucasus. It describes and assesses the major campaigns against the Ottoman Empire and Germany involving British and imperial troops from the French and Russian Empires, as well as their Arab and Armenian allies.

Also documented are the enormous logistical demands placed on host societies by the Great Powers' conduct of industrialized warfare in hostile terrain. The resulting deepening of imperial penetration, and the extension of state controls across a heterogeneous sprawl of territories, generated a powerful backlash both during and immediately after the war, which played a pivotal role in shaping national identities as the Ottoman Empire was dismembered.

This is a multidimensional account of the many seemingly discrete yet interlinked campaigns that resulted in one to one and a half million casualties. It details not just their military outcome but relates them to intelligence-gathering, industrial organization, authoritarianism and the political economy of empires at war. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2014 US, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-211260 Uyar, Mesut THE OTTOMAN DEFENCE AGAINST THE ANZAC LANDING The landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 represents a defining moment, not only for Australia and New Zealand, but also for Turkey. This offers a detailed account of the landing from the Turkish perspective with descriptions of the Ottoman forces such as the composition of units, the men who commanded them, their weapons, capabilities, and reactions to the ANZAC invasion have generally remained undocumented or described in piecemeal fashion based on secondary sources.

This meticulously researched volume describes the Ottoman Army in fascinating detail from its order of battle, unit structure and composition, training, and doctrine to the weapons used against the ANZACs. Using Ottoman military documents, regimental war diaries, personal accounts, and memoirs, author Mesut Uyar describes the unfolding campaign, unraveling its complexity and resolving many of the questions that have dogged accounts for a century. Detailed maps and photographs published for the first time add clarity and portray many of the men the ANZACs referred to with grudging respect as 'Johnny Turk.' 1 vol, 188 pgs 2016 AUSTRALIA, BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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1-210110 Uys, Ian HOLD AT ALL COSTS! The Epic Battle of Delville Wood 1916 Wood in the Somme was the most famous battle ever fought by South Africans. Through this action other nations learnt to respect the fighting qualities of the men from the fledgling Union of South Africa. Erstwhile foes, Boer and Briton, fought shoulder to shoulder against the pride of the German Army. They withstood waves of attacking infantrymen; were subjected to savage artillery fire which reached a crescendo of seven shells a second, pulverizing the wood and obliterating the defenses; then fought hand to hand until overrun; threw back the enemy; and fought on with unbelievable tenacity. Includes 120 b/w maps and illustrations.

The bone-weary survivors defended the wood through five days and six nights of hell, eventually being forced into a corner of the wood. The orders were to hold on at all costs - and this they did despite appalling casualties. The saga of Delville Wood will never be forgotten by South Africa, yet the story of the battle, told through the eyes of the participants was never fully documented - accounts read like fiction, yet are wholly true.

We learn about youngsters from the plains of Southern Africa who earned the admiration of their enemy. After being shelled for eight hours they stood up from the mud to repel fresh assaults. We read of the Victoria Cross won through rescuing a wounded officer under fire; a man blown up and buried who continued on to deliver his message and earn the DCM; the officer who was captured then knocked out his guard to return to the fighting; the colonel who fought like a private with rifle and mills bombs; and many more.

The Germans' experiences are also chronicled. Extracts from their regimental histories paint a picture of their dogged determination to retake the wood. Their order was that the enemy was not to advance except over corpses! The author interviewed many of the South African survivors, now long gone, and has visited the wood on many occasions during the past 33 years. The trilogy of books he wrote on the battle has been combined into a riveting account of 'the bloodiest battle hell of 1916.'

In 1917 The Times of London recounted, 'No battlefield on all the Western Front was more bitterly contested than was Devil's Wood ... [where] South African forces won their imperishable fame - grimly hanging on against overwhelming odds and repulsing counter attacks by troops five and six times their number. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2015 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-193800 Van Der Kloot, William World War I Fact Book William Van der Kloot's concise and detailed look at World War I makes some of the most important and revealing numbers accessible, not as long columns of figures but in the format of well presented graphs, providing the reader with a visual representation of the battles and the number of soldiers involved on all sides. Includes economic developments that made this catastrophe possible, the major campaigns and victims, technological developments, and the provisions of the peace treaties that made further conflict inevitable.

70 illustrations. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2010 UK, Amberley BOOKS
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1-193840 Vaughan, Edwin Campion SOME DESPERATE GLORY: The Diary of a Young Officer 1917 Some Desperate Glory charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with Palgrave's Golden Treasury in his pack. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare: its constant dangers and mind-numbing routine interspersed with lyrical and sometimes comic interludes.

Vividly capturing the spirit of the officers and men at the front, the diary grows in horror and disillusionment as Vaughan's company is drawn into the carnage of Passchendaele from which, of his original 'happy little band' of 90 men, only 15 survived. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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2-25430 von Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul MY REMINISENCES OF EAST AFRICA The campaign for German East Africa in WWI. (22)b/w maps, illust, index. Classic account of small unit(s) effectively tying down much larger force. 1 vol, 346 pgs 1992 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-193380 Wachtler, Michael First World War in the Alps, The Tells the war in the Alps during WWI with fantastic collection of photos and extensive excerpts from diary of 18-year-old Standshutze soldier Karl Meyr. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2006 ITALY, Athesia Spectrum
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1-196090 Wakefield, Alan and Moody, Simon UNDER THE DEVIL'S EYE: The British Military Experience in Macedonia 1915 - 18 The authors have researched the Salonika Campaign in every detail, from the arrival of the first British troops in 1915 to final victory. During this period large numbers of British and allied troops were tied up in the strategically vital Balkans. Salonika was converted into a vast military base and over 70 miles of defensive works were created.

We learn of the disappointments of the British XII Corps offensive in April/May 1917 (The First Battle of Doiran) and the more successful aggressive raiding in the Struma Valley. Using first-hand accounts, a vivid picture of life for the British Army is painted, with the roles of the Royal Flying Corps/RAF and RNAS well covered.

The campaign drew to a victorious conclusion with the defeat of the Bulgarians in 1918, but the British Salonika Army remained in place until 1921. The effect of this slow demobilization is also covered. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-210810 Wallace,Edgar and McCutcheon, Campbell KITCHENER'S NEW ARMY: Your Country Needs You! In August 1914, Britain's small peacetime army was no match for the millions of soldiers that Germany and Austro-Hungary could muster, and Lord Kitchener was almost a lone voice demanding that Britain mobilize as he could see the war would not be over by Christmas, or indeed even the next Christmas.

His recruiting drive, etched into our memories by Alfred Leete's 'Your Country Needs You' recruiting poster, saw the formation of over fifty 'Pals' regiments, as well as regiments based on occupation and even schooling includes how this volunteer army was trained. By 1915, these men were ready to go to war, a war that saw tens of thousands of them killed and injured, including some 584 out of 720 Accrington Pals in twenty minutes on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. 60,000 British soldiers died or were seriously injured that day, and due to the unique way the men were enlisted, the pain was focused on those towns and cities that had provided Kitchener's New Army. Profusely illustrated. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, AMBERLY
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1-64360 Walter, John ALLIED SMALL ARMS OF WORLD WAR ONE The author describes the background, development & use by Great Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Japan & the United States, 180 b/w photos, biblio, index

Walker tells of the background, development, and construction of the weapons of the Allied powers during WWI. Walter provides an overview of the developments in the years leading up to the conflict and then documents the handguns, rifles, and machine guns of each of the nations involved. Well researched and lavishly illustrated. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2000 UK, THE CROWOOD PRESS
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1-205270 Watson, William WITH THE TANKS 1916-1918: Memoir of a British Tank Commander in the Great War William Watson was a young Oxford post-graduate at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Along with several friends from Oxford he enlisted in the army expecting the war to last six weeks. Watson began his service in the Great War as a British Army motorcycle dispatch rider. He saw active service during the key battles of 1914 and early 1915. Watson was then commissioned and became a tank commander and saw active service with the tanks most notably at Cambrai in 1917.

This well written and evocative memoir was originally published under the title 'A Company Of Tanks' it constitutes a wonderful primary source and is an invaluable addition to the library of anyone with an interest in the evolution of the tank as a decisive weapon on the battlefield. Highly detailed, but nonetheless accessible this superb new illustrated edition, edited by Emmy Award-winning historian Bob Carruthers is greatly recommended for serious enthusiasts and casual readers alike. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-199380 Weist, Andrew Western Front 1917-1918 150 color and b/w photographs and 50 artworks. The next stage of WWI warfare in the West.

The United States entered the war in 1917 and by the summer of 1918 had an army of around half a million men which rose to a million by the time the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918. For most of World War I, Allied Forces, predominantly those of France and the British Empire, were stalled at trenches on the Western Front. With the aid of numerous black and white and color photographs, many previously unpublished, the World War I series recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. The text is complemented by full-color maps that guide the reader through specific actions and campaigns. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-51330 Westlake, Roy BRITISH BATTALIONS IN FRANCE & BELIGUM 1914 6x9, Westlake gives detailed coverage of movement and location of all (143) British Regular Battalions on 1914, these 'Old Contemptibles' can be traced almost day-by-day, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 384 pgs 1998 LONDON, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-198260 Wictor, Thomas GERMAN ASSAULT TROOPS OF WWI 8.5x11, 300+ b/w illust.

This book covers the organization, tactics, weapons, equipment, orders of battle, and uniforms of official and unofficial units, from early raiding parties to formal assault battalions. Rare photos depict badges and insignia not previously known, while primary documents describing regulations and training are provided in their entirety.

New information on the origin of shock tactics is presented, gleaned from German archives and not previously published in English. Specific operations on all fronts are included, along with extracts from German army manuals for shock-troop arms such as flamethrowers, mortars, machine guns, grenade launchers, assault artillery, and tanks. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2012 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER LTD
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1-86650 Wictor, Thomas GERMAN FLAMETHROWERR PIONEERS OF WORLD WAR I 8.5x11, the definitive reference on the topic. 300+b/w images illustrate this manual of assault troop and flamethrower tactics by a former officer. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2007 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-204660 Wilks, Dr. and Mrs. THE BRITISH ARMY IN ITALY 1917-1918 Re-issue of 1998 edition.

In October 1917 French and British troops were sent to Italy after a German-Austrian army broke through the Italian front at Caporetto and began an advance almost to the gates of Venice. These forces played a notable part, initially in a reserve and support role during the Italian defense of the Piave in 1917, then in the defeat of the Austrian June Offensive, and finally in the totally defeat of the Austrian Army in October 1918. British divisions formed the spearhead of the final drive across the Piave River leading to the total defeat of the Austrian Army.

Describes how the Joint Force came to be sent, the sometimes acrimonious discussions between the Allies, the actions involved, and the varied events which led to some later disillusionment in the Italian political scene. Includes 16 pages of b/w plates. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2014 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-200270 Wilks, John and Eileen Wilks Rommel And Caporetto Based largely on official histories and documents, and on Rommel's own account, this book examines his role at the Battle of Caporetto in 1917 where the Italian Army was humiliated with a catastrophic defeat. Also provides some insight into the qualities Rommel was later to exhibit in France and in North Africa. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, Pen & Sword
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1-204410 Williams, Claud LIGHT CAR PATROLS 1916-19: War and Exploration in Egypt and Libya with the Model T Ford Memoir offers first-hand account of what it was like to be a Light Car Patrol commander during World War I, while Russell McGuirk's commentary provides the historical background to the formation of the Patrols and follows their activities from the British raid on Siwa Oasis to desert exploration and survey work and the Kufra Reconnaissance Scheme. Lavishly illustrated with original photographs from Light Car officers, this combined memoir and history provides a fascinating and informative picture of an unsung hero of the desert - the Model T Ford. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2013 UK, SILPHIUM PRESS
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1-31820 Wilson, Robert PALESTINE 1917 Author took part in the Battle of Romani, the raid on Rafa and the first Battle of Gaza, and then was one of the first British officers in to Damascus. B/w illust. 1 vol, 178 pgs 1987 TUNBRIDGE WELLS, COSTELLO
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1-206370 Woodward, David THE AMERICAN ARMY: And the First World War This is a definitive history of the American army's role and performance during the First World War. Drawing from a rich pool of archival sources, David Woodward sheds new light on key themes such as the mobilization of US forces, the interdependence of military diplomacy, coalition war-making, the combat effectiveness of the AEF and the leadership of its commander John J. Pershing.

In spite of a flawed combat doctrine, logistical breakdowns, and American industry's failure to provide modern weaponry, the Doughboys were nonetheless able to wage a costly battle at Meuse-Argonne and play a decisive role in ending the war. The book gives voice to the common soldier through first-hand war diaries, letters, and memoirs, allowing us to re-imagine their first encounters with regimented military life, their transport across the sub-infested Atlantic to Europe, and their experiences both in and behind the trenches.

Includes 27 b/w illustrations, 13 maps, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 481 pgs 2014 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-58821 Woolley, Charles UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1900-1918 9x12, 500+ b/w photographs and 50 color drawingsof Infantry, Artillery, Jager, Landstrum, Mountainunits along with Insignia/Weapons, biblio, index. 1 vol, 376 pgs 1999 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-58822 Woolley, Charles UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1900-1918 9x12, 500+ b/w photographs and 50 color drawingsof the Air Service, Cavalry, Assault Troops unitsalong with Insignia/Weapons, biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2000 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-89070 Yockelson, Mitchell A. BORROWED SOLDIERS:Americans Under British Command The author follow the 27th and 30th Divisions as a case study of coalition warfare that despite cultural differences and Pershing's misgivings worked well with the Tommies. B/w illust/maps. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2008 US, UNIV OF OKLAHOMA PRES
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