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Paperback, 29/06/2017, £10.99

Supernatural War: Magic, Divination, and Faith during the First World War

Hardback, 08/11/2018, £20.00
How widespread belief in fortune-telling, prophecies, spirits, magic, and protective talismans gripped the battlefields and home fronts of Europe during the First World War.

Public Schools and the Great War: The Generation Lost

Paperback, 08/08/2018, £14.99
The book examines the impact which the Great War had on the Public Schools and the sacrificial contribution made to the victory which came in 1918.

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.

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.

Britain's Forgotten Fighter Ace Captain Ball VC

Paperback, 12/06/2014, £18.99
A wonderful combination of wartime anecdotes, personal letters and contemporary images

Routledge Atlas of the First World War 3ed

Paperback, 08/09/2008, £20.99
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.

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, £11.99
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.

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.

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.

Origins Of The First World War

Paperback, 18/10/2001, £20.99
A concise introduction to one of the major historical controversies, brought right up-to-date for this 3rd edition.

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

First Day on the Somme

Paperback, 31/03/2016, £12.99
On 1 July, 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man's Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. This is an account of the blackest day in the history of the British army.

Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front

Paperback, 05/01/2016, £12.99
A powerful account of life and loss in the Great War, as told by British soldiers in their letters home

Wounded: The Long Journey Home from the Great War

Paperback, 06/03/2014, £12.99
Tells the story of a journey: from injury on the battlefield to recovery in Britain. This title presents the story of the soldiers themselves, from the aid post in the trenches to the casualty clearing station in the rear, from the base hospital to the ambulance train returning them to Blighty.

First World War : An Illustrated History

Paperback, £12.99
Presents an account of the First World War. This title tells the story of the conflict from the German advance in the West, through the Marne, Gallipoli, the Balkans and the War at Sea to the offensives of 1918 and the state of Europe after the war. Containing photographs and maps, it offers an essential history of the war.

World War One

Paperback, 27/03/2008, £8.99
In 1914 a new kind of war, and a new kind of world, came about. Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, four empires were destroyed and even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. This title provides a terse, opinionated and wry short history of the First World War.

Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order 1916-1931

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £12.99
On the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this book offers an explanation of why the war's legacy continues to shape our world. It tells a radical, new story of the struggle for global mastery from the battles of the Western Front in 1916 to the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £12.99
For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War - which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome - rapidly degenerated as invasions of both France and Serbia ended in catastrophe. This book shows the history of the Great War and the major events from the perspective of Berlin and Vienna.

Weird War One: Intriguing items and fascinating feats from the First world war

Hardback, 05/11/2015, £9.99
From bizarre propaganda posters to eccentric spies, from pigeon parachutes to the ventriloquist's dummy that saved his master's life, from tickle sticks to fly swats, this is proof that, as ever, the truth is stranger than fiction.

Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature

Paperback, 19/06/2008, £32.99
Santanu Das uncovers the intimate history of how war was experienced by the body.

Origins of the First World War: Controversies and Consensus

Paperback, 22/03/2002, £34.99
The origins of the First World War have always been difficult to establish and have aroused deep controversy. Tracking the debates as they developed at critical points through the twentieth century this book focuses on the controversy itself, rather than the specific events leading up to the war.

Origins of the First World War

Paperback, 05/10/2006, £34.99
Presents an analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways in which historians have subsequently attempted to understand them.

Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire

Hardback, 30/09/2015, £20.00
It was a war that shaped the modern world, fought on five continents, claiming the lives of ten million people.

Long Shadow: The Great War and the Twentieth Century

Paperback, 11/09/2014, £10.99
A controversial and sweeping re-examination of the First World War and its enduring consequences.

Patriotism and Propaganda in First World War Britain: The National War Aims Committee and Civilian Morale

Paperback, 03/04/2014, £19.99
This book is the first comprehensive investigation of the National War Aims Committee, providing detailed discussion of the establishment, activities and reception of the British domestic propaganda organisation, together with a careful and extensive analysis of the patriotic content of its propaganda.

Lost Olympian of the Somme

Paperback, 16/06/2016, £8.99

League of Nations and the Organization of Peace

Paperback, 31/10/2011, £24.99
Part of the 'Seminar Studies in History' series, this is a valuable introduction to the League of Nations and the birth of 'international relations' in the inter-war period.

Postcards From The Trenches

Hardback, 01/04/2008, £8.99
The First World War was unique in being fought largely in trenches. Men ate, slept, fought, sang, prayed, and died there. This book brings together a collection of postcards which portray this strange subterranean world and provides a fascinating insight into the everyday lives of the men who fought one of the most gruesome wars in history.
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