United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1918

United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1918United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1918 by Noel C. Shirley
ISBN: 9780764311796
Published by Schiffer Publishing on 2000
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: A richly illustrated book contains the statistical product of exhaustive research on the organization, personalities, bases and equipment of early American naval aviation. Noel is a member of The Great War Society and the League of WWI Aviation Historians, as well as a frequent speaker at WFA seminars.

Images of War: The German Army on the Western Front, 1917-1918

Images of War: The German Army on the Western Front, 1917-1918Images of War: The German Army on the Western Front, 1917-1918 by David Bilton
ISBN: 1844155021
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 22nd 2007
Genres: Illustrated, Military, Photography, World War I
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Focuses on the withdrawal from the Somme in early 1917 through the Kaiser’s Battle of spring 1918. Text summaries action on the Western Front as home front morale in Germany collapsed during the final two years of the war.

Passchendaele

PasschendaelePasschendaele by Peter Barton
ISBN: 184529422X
Published by Constable on November 5th 2007
Genres: Illustrated, Military, Photography, World War I
Pages: 468

Len's Summary: Third volume in an ongoing project to recover and publish previously unseen WWI battlefield panoramas and aerial photographs. Also contains unpublished memoirs and letters of the combatants.

Uniforms of the German Colonial Troops, 1884-1918

Uniforms of the German Colonial Troops, 1884-1918Uniforms of the German Colonial Troops, 1884-1918 by Charles Woolley
ISBN: 9780764333576
Published by Schiffer Military History on 2009
Genres: History, Military, General, Uniforms, Illustrated, Germany
Pages: 187

Len's Summary: Also see Uniforms of the Schutztruppen, the Expedition Corps and III, the Batallion of the Imperial Marines assigned to protect Germany’s far-flung pre-WWI colonial possessions.

Letters from Verdun: Frontline Experiences of an American Volunteer in World War I France

Letters from Verdun: Frontline Experiences of an American Volunteer in World War I FranceLetters from Verdun: Frontline Experiences of an American Volunteer in World War I France by William C. Harvey, Avery Wolfe
ISBN: 1932033947
Published by Casemate Publishers on December 2009
Genres: Illustrated, Letters, Military, Personal Accounts, United States, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The diary and letters of Avery Royce Wolfe recounting his service as a volunteer ambulance driver with the American Field Service near Verdun and with French occupation forces in the Rhineland from June 1917 to April 1919. Excellent photos taken by Avery Wolfe illustrate this volume. // Letters of a volunteer ambulance driver in the French army at Verdun and during the Ludendorff offensives of 1918. // Letters of an American volunteer ambulance driver in the French Army.

The Germans on the Somme (Images of War)

The Germans on the Somme (Images of War)The Germans on the Somme (Images of War) by David Bilton
ISBN: 9781844158652
Published by Pen & Sword Books on 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, Pictorial, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 222

Len's Summary: Images of the German army on the River Somme from 1914 to 1918. A view of events through German eyes.

Camoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage

Camoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and CamouflageCamoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage by Roy R. Behrens, Marvin Bell
ISBN: 0971324468
Published by Bobolink Books on January 1st 2009
Genres: Art, Illustrated, Military, Military Science, Technology & Engineering
Pages: 463

Len's Summary: A delightful look at the development of camouflage themes in war and peace with particular reference to WWI. You will be surprised at the number famous artists and designers (like Edison) involved in war camouflage work. The author teaches graphic design at the University of Northern Iowa.

French Tanks of World War I

French Tanks of World War IFrench Tanks of World War I by Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan
ISBN: 1846035139
Published by Osprey Publishing on December 21st 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, France, Weapons, Illustrated
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: The emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT of 1917.

The First Battle of the Marne 1914: The French ‘miracle’ halts the Germans

The First Battle of the Marne 1914: The French ‘miracle’ halts the GermansThe First Battle of the Marne 1914: The French 'miracle' halts the Germans by Ian Sumner, Graham Turner
ISBN: 9781846035029
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 25th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, France, Germany, Illustrated
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: A brief, illustrated history of the battle.

British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916

British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916 by Mark Stille, Ian Palmer, Howard Gerrard
ISBN: 1849081670
Published by Osprey Publishing on October 19th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval, Illustrated, Germany
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Contrasts the differing crew training and weapons systems of the two fleets and details the action at Jutland shot by shot.

Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917

Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917 by Johan Somers
ISBN: 9780764335228
Published by Schiffer Publishing on July 28th 2010
Genres: History, Military, General, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Another in a growing number of volumes on WWI uniforms and equipment from Schiffer.

An Eyewitness Account of Gallipoli: Ellis Silas

An Eyewitness Account of Gallipoli: Ellis SilasAn Eyewitness Account of Gallipoli: Ellis Silas by Ellis Silas, John Laffin
ISBN: 9781877058912
Published by Rosenberg Publishing on February 1st 2010
Genres: Art, General, History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand, Illustrated
Pages: 90

Len's Summary: First published in 1916, this is the work of an Australian signaler illustrating his experiences in Egypt, at Gallipoli and en route home after being wounded.

Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front

Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western FrontTrench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front by Stephen Bull
ISBN: 9781472801326
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 1st 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, General, Pictorial, Illustrated
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: A profusely illustrated primer on trench warfare.

Royal Naval Air Service Pilot, 1914-1918

Royal Naval Air Service Pilot, 1914-1918Royal Naval Air Service Pilot, 1914-1918 by Mark Barber, Adam Hook
ISBN: 9781846039492
Published by Osprey Publishing on November 23rd 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Aviation, Illustrated
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: Operations of the RNAS in against zeppelins over England, in Flanders and over Gallipoli.

Tumult in the Clouds – The Aviation Art of Russell Smith

Tumult in the Clouds – The Aviation Art of Russell SmithTumult in the Clouds – The Aviation Art of Russell Smith by Jim Wilberg, Jack Herris
ISBN: 1935881027
Published by Aeronaut Books on December 31st 2011
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 172

Len's Summary: Forty four of award-winning aviation artist Russell Smith WWI paintings and 20 drawings including Eddie Rickenbacker’s SPAD XIII.

The Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War One

The Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War OneThe Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War One by Ian Westwell
ISBN: 9781844769568
Published by Southwater on February 1st 2011
Genres: Illustrated, Military, Weapons, World War I
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Naval and land weapons of The Great War cataloged.

Comrades in the West: A Photographic History of the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918

Comrades in the West: A Photographic History of the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918Comrades in the West: A Photographic History of the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Duncan Rogers
ISBN: 1907677186
Published by Helion & Company on December 15th 2011
Genres: Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Originally published in Germany in 1930; with 200 photos depicting all aspects of the German army in the West.

Pill Boxes on the Western Front: a Guide to the Design, Construction and Use of Concrete Pill Boxes 1914-1918

Pill Boxes on the Western Front: a Guide to the Design, Construction and Use of Concrete Pill Boxes 1914-1918Pill Boxes on the Western Front: a Guide to the Design, Construction and Use of Concrete Pill Boxes 1914-1918 by Peter Oldham
ISBN: 9781848844391
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 28th 2011
Genres: General, Illustrated
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Many of these can still be seen along the old front line in Flanders.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War I: An expert guide to the uniforms of Britain, France, Russia, America, Germany and Austro-Hungary with over 450 colour illustrations

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War I: An expert guide to the uniforms of Britain, France, Russia, America, Germany and Austro-Hungary with over 450 colour illustrationsThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War I: An expert guide to the uniforms of Britain, France, Russia, America, Germany and Austro-Hungary with over 450 colour illustrations by Jonathan North
ISBN: 0754823407
Published by Lorenz Books on October 16th 2011
Genres: Illustrated, Military, Reference, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: By a leading British military historian.

Naval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines, and ASW Weapons of All Nations: An Illustrated Directory

Naval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines, and ASW Weapons of All Nations: An Illustrated DirectoryNaval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines, and ASW Weapons of All Nations: An Illustrated Directory by Norman Friedman
ISBN: 9781848321007
Published by Seaforth Publishing on December 12th 2011
Genres: General, Illustrated, Military, Naval
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A valuable resource book on naval weapons used by all the belligerents and by several neutral powers, as well.

The Zeppelin Base Raids: Germany 1914

The Zeppelin Base Raids: Germany 1914The Zeppelin Base Raids: Germany 1914 by Ian Castle, Peter Dennis
ISBN: 0674012844
Published by Osprey on April 19th 2011
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: Royal Naval Air Service attempts to forestall the Zeppelin threat. For more detail see: The Flatpack Bombers by Ian Gardiner (Pen & Sword, 2009).

On Assignment: The Great War – Edward N. Jackson Photojournalist

On Assignment: The Great War – Edward N. Jackson PhotojournalistOn Assignment: The Great War - Edward N. Jackson Photojournalist by Joseph J. Caro
ISBN: 9781477548295
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on May 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 238

Len's Summary: A history of the war through the lens of Edward Jackson, President Wilson's photographer. Part of a series of Edward N. Jackson's photo studies of America in the WWI era covering such subjects as the 27th Division, Training Our Troops, the Armistice and Gold Star Mothers.

Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War

Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World WarBrill's Encyclopedia of the First World War by Gerhard Hirschfeld, Gerd Krumeich, Irina Renz, Lynn D. Corum, Markus Pohlmann
ISBN: 9004207392
Published by Brill Academic Publishers on May 11th 2012
Genres: Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 1105

Len's Summary: Originally published in German, these volumes represent the work of prominent historians from 15 countries offering surveys and descriptions, information and interpretation on people and events, countries, institutions and ideas;. information on political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the conflict, as well as military campaign analysis.

1917

19171917 by Claire Garnier
ISBN: 9782359830194
Published by Centre Pompidou-Metz on 2012
Genres: France, Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 591

Len's Summary: An exhibit catalog including presentation of essays by historians and art historians and a journal for the year with a timeline illustrated by the documents (principally posters and magazines) available to the French public during the war year 1917.

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the American Expeditionary Forces 1918-1919

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the American Expeditionary Forces 1918-1919Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the American Expeditionary Forces 1918-1919 by H. Ross Ford
ISBN: 9780764340444
Published by Schiffer Publishing on April 28th 2012
Genres: History, Military, General, Illustrated
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Many of these distinguishing unit markings are still in use today.

Images of War: The Germans in Flanders in 1914 – Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Images of War: The Germans in Flanders in 1914 – Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesImages of War: The Germans in Flanders in 1914 – Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by David Bilton
ISBN: 9781848846500
Published by Pen and Sword on June 5th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: First in a planned series

Your Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda Poster

Your Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda PosterYour Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda Poster by James Taylor
ISBN: 9781887354974
Published by Saraband on August 29th 2013
Genres: Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 156

Len's Summary: The author finds that Kitchener’s iconic image was never used on British recruiting posters.

Tommy Rot: WWI Poetry They Didn’t Let You Read

Tommy Rot: WWI Poetry They Didn’t Let You ReadTommy Rot: WWI Poetry They Didn’t Let You Read by John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville
ISBN: 075249208X
Published by History Press on December 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Poetry, European, Illustrated
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: A collection of humorous and anti-jingoist verse illustrated with previously unpublished war art accompanied by a brief description of each author and his campaign.

The Great War: Ju1y 1, 1916, the First Day of the Battle of the Somme

The Great War: Ju1y 1, 1916, the First Day of the Battle of the SommeThe Great War: Ju1y 1, 1916, the First Day of the Battle of the Somme by Joe Sacco, Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 9780393088809
Published by W. W. Norton on November 4th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 54

Len's Summary: A 24-foot long panorama presenting a wordless depiction of the horrors of the Somme by an accomplished cartoonist. A History Book Club selection packaged in a slipcase with a 16-page narrative by Adam Hochschild.

World War One Soldiers, 1914-1918

World War One Soldiers, 1914-1918World War One Soldiers, 1914-1918 by Laurent Mirouze
ISBN: B00MF11A5G
Published by Histoire et Collections on 2013
Genres: Illustrated, Military, World War I

Len's Summary: Photos of surviving originals uniforms and equipment from private and public collections illustrated in full color on live models.

The Great War: A World War I Historical Collection

The Great War: A World War I Historical CollectionThe Great War: A World War I Historical Collection by Robert J. Dalessandro, Erin R. Mahan
ISBN: 9780794837402
Published by Whitman Pub Llc on April 23rd 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 187

Len's Summary: The authors are respectively US Army Chief of Military History and Chief Historian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This popular history released in time for the WWI centennial is intended for general readers.

The Western Front Companion: The Complete Guide to How the Armies Fought Four Devastating Years

The Western Front Companion: The Complete Guide to How the Armies Fought Four Devastating YearsThe Western Front Companion: The Complete Guide to How the Armies Fought Four Devastating Years by Mark Adkin
ISBN: 9781845137106
Published by Aurum Press on October 1st 2013
Genres: Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 528

Len's Summary: A heavily illustrated survey history of the war in the west which may make a good gift for friends and relatives needing more education on The Great War.

The Great War Illustrated 1914: Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI

The Great War Illustrated 1914: Archive and Colour Photographs of WWIThe Great War Illustrated 1914: Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI by William Langford
ISBN: 1781593469
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 1st 2014
Genres: Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: First in a series of titles covering each year of the war.

I Fought for the Kaiser: Memoirs of a German Soldier

I Fought for the Kaiser: Memoirs of a German SoldierI Fought for the Kaiser: Memoirs of a German Soldier by Julius Koettgen, Bob Carruthers
Published by Amazon Digital Services on March 12th 2013
Genres: Illustrated, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I

Len's Summary: First published during the war under the title A German Deserter’s War Experience.

The Great War Handbook

The Great War HandbookThe Great War Handbook by Geoff BridgeCorrelli Barnett
ISBN: 9781783461769
Published by Pen & Sword Books (ncr) on October 30th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: An illustrated introductory guide to the conflict. A good gift for the uninitiated friend or relative.