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Paperback, 29/06/2017, £10.99

Origins of the First World War 3ed

Paperback, 17/07/2008, £17.99

Part of History

Paperback, 28/11/2009, £14.99
How will our understanding of the First World War change as first-hand experiences are lost? As the last survivors die out, the First World War passes into the realm of history. This book considers various aspects of the British experience of the war in the light of historiographical trends.

Fighting on the Home Front

Hardback, 26/09/2013, £20.00
Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year.

Empires of the Dead

Hardback, 26/09/2013, £16.99
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction; the extraordinary and forgotten story behind the building of the First World War cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable and visionary man, Fabian Ware.

Last Torpedo Flyers: The True Story of Arthur Aldridge, Hero of the Skies

Hardback, 23/05/2013, £14.99
Action-packed Second World War memoir by the UK's last living torpedo pilots.

Assassination of the Archduke

Hardback, 26/09/2013, £20.00
The tragic story behind 'the shot that rang round the world' - the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his beloved wife in Sarajevo in June 1914

World War I and Urban Order: The Local Class Politics of National Mobilization

Paperback, 31/05/2017, £19.99
This book uses Portland, Oregon to bring to life the transformation of U.S. cities during the first truly national war mobilization effort. World War I had an enormous impact on urban life and the relationship between cities and the federal government that has been almost entirely unexplored until now.

1914: Fight the Good Fight: Britain, the Army and the Coming of the First World War

Hardback, 29/08/2013, £25.00
Explores and explains the grand strategic shift that occurred in the century before the war, the British Army's regeneration after its drubbings in its fight against the Boer in South Africa, its almost calamitous experience of the first twenty days' fighting in Flanders.

1913: The Last Year

Hardback, 25/04/2013, £25.00
A title that presents a panoramic view of a world crackling with possibilities, from St Petersburg to Shanghai and from Los Angeles to Jerusalem.


Hardback, 12/09/2013, £20.00
Traces the journey made by a casualty from battlefield to a hospital in Britain. This book tells a story through the testimony of those who cared for him - stretcher bearers and medical officers, surgeons and chaplains, orderlies and nurses - from the aid post in the trenches to casualty clearing station and the ambulance train back to Blighty.

Passchendaele: A New History

Paperback, 05/10/2017, £9.99


Hardback, 01/05/2014, £20.00
On a summer morning in Sarajevo a hundred years ago, a teenage assassin named Gavrilo Princip fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history, when he killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

First World War

Paperback, 02/09/1999, £18.99
In this study of World War I the author presents the military conflict, the battles on land, sea and in the air, together with interpretations of military events. He also shows how the war also acted as an engine for social change which shapes our world today.

Part of History: Aspects of the British Experience of the First World

Hardback, 20/06/2008, £15.99
As the last survivors die out, the First World War passes into the realm of history. This book is not only a consideration of various aspects of the British experience of the war in the light of historiographical trends: but also a prediction of how these areas are likely to be researched and written about in the future.

Long Shadow: The Great War and the Twentieth Century

Hardback, 07/11/2013, £25.00
A controversial and sweeping re-examination of the First World War and its enduring consequences.

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Hardback, 12/03/2015, £20.00
On 1 May 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. The passengers - including a record number of children and infants - were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, its submarines had brought terror to the North Atlantic.

Missing of the Somme

Paperback, 08/11/2012, £8.99
'The great Great War book of our time.' Observer

Lab of One's Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War

Hardback, 18/01/2018, £18.99
2018 marks the centenary not only of the Armistice but also of women gaining the vote. A Lab of One's Own commemorates both anniversaries by exploring how the War gave female scientists, doctors, and engineers unprecedented opportunities to undertake endeavours normally reserved for men.

Great War and the British People

Paperback, 01/08/2003, £32.00
Examining both the Great War and its aftermath, Dr Winter surveys not only trends in population and the impact of the conflict on an entire generation but also, more profoundly, the meaning of the literature of the period.

First World War: A New History

Paperback, 13/02/2014, £9.99
A brilliant and penetrating history of the First World War by one of the world's foremost experts on the conflict. Reissued for the 100th Anniversary.

Pity of War

Paperback, 30/09/1999, £12.99
The First World War killed around eight million men and bled Europe dry. Was the sacrifice worth it? Was it all really an inevitable cataclysm and were the Germans a genuine threat? Was the war, as is often asserted, greeted with popular enthusiasm? Why did men keep on fighting when conditions were so wretched? This title deals with questions.

Routledge Atlas of the First World War 3ed

Paperback, 08/09/2008, £16.99
An atlas that sets out the course of the Great War, from its origins to its terrible legacy. It illustrates its military, social, political and economic aspects.

Margot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916

Paperback, 10/03/2016, £12.99
A Downing Street diary with a difference; offering a unique record and a fascinating insight into the British government during WWI, written by Margot Asquith, the wife of the prime minister, H. H. Asquith.

Great War Britain: The First World war at home

Hardback, 02/06/2014, £25.00
The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the next four years.

Britain's Forgotten Fighter Ace Captain Ball VC

Paperback, 12/06/2014, £14.99
A wonderful combination of wartime anecdotes, personal letters and contemporary images

Breakdown: Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme 1916

Hardback, 07/04/2016, £25.00
One hundred years on from the Battle of the Somme, Breakdown tells the unusual and little-known story of shell shock in one of the bloodiest battles ever fought by the British army.

Love of an Unknown Soldier

Hardback, 01/02/2015, £9.99
Love of an Unknown Soldier is the publication of a series of intimate documents that were found in a dug-out of an abandoned gun position, resulting in an extremely moving love story.

War Under the Red Ensign 1914-1918

Hardback, 30/08/2010, £19.99

Missing of the Somme

Paperback, 30/06/2016, £8.99
Republished to mark the centenary of the battle of the Somme Geoff Dyer's classic book is 'the great Great War book of our time' (Observer)

Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914

Paperback, 16/02/2015, £9.99
A radical interpretation of the divisions leading up to the declaration of war, August, 1914.

Month That Changed the World: July 1914 and WWI

Paperback, 13/04/2017, £14.99
The dramatic step-by-step account of how the assassination of an Austrian archduke in the Balkans led to the cataclysm of the First World War over five fateful weeks in the summer of 1914.

Too Important for the Generals: Losing and Winning the First World War

Paperback, 01/06/2017, £9.99
One of the great questions in the ongoing discussions and debate about the First World War is why did winning take so long and exact so appalling a human cost? The author argues that from day one of the war Britain was wrong-footed by absurdly faulty French military doctrine and paid, as a result, an unnecessarily high price in casualties.

Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars

Hardback, 30/06/2017, £17.99
In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, historian Stephen Bourne unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and at home, and brings to light the great unheralded contribution they made to the war effort.

Crisis of Brilliance

Paperback, 01/06/2010, £9.99

Only Remembered

Paperback, 06/10/2016, £7.99
2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this anthology collects images and poems from some of the UK's cultural, political and literary figures. It includes short stories, personal letters, newspaper articles, scripts and paintings.

Man Who Created the Middle East: A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement

Hardback, 03/11/2016, £25.00
At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes' lively biography of his grandfather reassesses his life and work, and the political instability and violence in the Middle East attributed to it.

Too Important for the Generals: Losing and Winning the First World War

Hardback, 02/06/2016, £25.00
One of the great questions in the ongoing discussions and debate about the First World War is why did winning take so long and exact so appalling a human cost? After all this was a fight that, we were told, would be over by Christmas. In this book, former professional soldier and author of 1914: Fight the Good Fight, provides the answers.

Fire in the Sky

Paperback, 01/12/2012, £9.99
The first book in 90 years dedicated to the daring and courage of the airmen and mechanics of the Australian Flying Corps - a tale of a war fought thousands of feet above the trenches from which only one in two emerged unscathed.

Dover and Folkestone During the Great War

Paperback, 16/10/2008, £10.99

Christmas Match: Football in No Man's Land 1914

Paperback, 12/11/2014, £14.99
Published in time for the Christmas Truce 1914 - Football Remembers commemoration featuring an historic re-enactment of the Christmas match at Saint-Yvon.

New Army in Training

Hardback, 01/01/2015, £8.99
A collection of Rudyard Kipling's articles based describing Lord Kitchener's volunteer army, written just a couple of months after the death of his son at the Battle of Loos.

First World War

Paperback, 30/01/2014, £20.00
The First World War created the modern world. It destroyed a century of relative peace and prosperity and saw a continent at the height of its success descend into slaughter. This book offers an account that portrays the unfolding military conflict on land, sea and in the air.

Truce: The Day the War Stopped

Hardback, 15/09/2014, £18.99
A fascinating new study of the events leading up to and during one of the most poignant events of the First World War, the Christmas Truce 1914.

Brief History of the First World War

Paperback, 15/05/2014, £9.99
The First World War in vivid, personal detail, in the voices of those who lived it

Testament of Youth

Hardback, 27/03/2014, £16.99
This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE.
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