French Strategic and Tactical Bombardment Forces of World War I

French Strategic and Tactical Bombardment Forces of World War IFrench Strategic and Tactical Bombardment Forces of World War I by René Martel
ISBN: 081085662X
Published by Scarecrow Press on November 14th 2006
Genres: France, Military, Aviation
Pages: 461

Len's Summary: Edited and translated by WFA and League of WWI Aviation Historians member Steve Suddaby and his father. Martell served as a French bombardier/observer during WWI. Reviewed in Camaraderie, July 2006.

Your Uniform is Your Pass — Soldier and Sailor Welfare Relief and the American Doughboy in World War I: The Salvation Army

Your Uniform is Your Pass — Soldier and Sailor Welfare Relief and the American Doughboy in World War I: The Salvation ArmyYour Uniform is Your Pass -- Soldier and Sailor Welfare Relief and the American Doughboy in World War I: The Salvation Army by Sergio Lugo
on 2006
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 49

Len's Summary: $20.00 large paperback available from the author postpaid. Write to Sergio Lugo, 1190 S. Grape, Denver, CO 80246, E-mail lugopspe@msn.com. Eighth of 11 volumes in a series, this one describing an often forgotten facet of US involvement in the conflict: the work of the Salvation Army and their "Donut Lassies" at home and overseas in France and Flanders. // The first of 11 monographs that deal with private American voluntary welfare and relief organizations during the First World War. Such organizations typify the Progressive Era of political and social reform that reached its peak in the early 20th century during the administrations of Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson.

The Wipers Times: The Complete Series of the Famous Wartime Trench Newspaper

The Wipers Times: The Complete Series of the Famous Wartime Trench NewspaperThe Wipers Times: The Complete Series of the Famous Wartime Trench Newspaper by Malcolm Brown, Ian Hislop
ISBN: 1906251177
Published by Little Books on July 7th 2008
Genres: Military, Journalism
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: With an introduction by Malcolm Brown, author of The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme (Pan Macmillan, 2002).

Panthéon De La Guerre: Reconfiguring a Panorama of the Great War

Panthéon De La Guerre: Reconfiguring a Panorama of the Great WarPanthéon De La Guerre: Reconfiguring a Panorama of the Great War by Mark Levitch
ISBN: 9780826265555
Published by University of Missouri Press on November 1st 2006
Genres: Art, Military
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The story of the football-field sized patriotic painting featuring 5,000 full-size portraits of prominent WWI personalities. Painted in Paris and neglected for years, fragments of the panorama now rest in The Liberty Memorial, The National WWI Museum in Kansas City.

Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWI

Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWIPortrait of War: The U.S. Army's First Combat Artists and the Doughboys' Experience in WWI by Peter Krass
ISBN: 9780471670230
Published by Wiley on October 27th 2006
Genres: Art, Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 342

Len's Summary: The story of established artists and illustrators commissioned to make a pictorial record of America in WWI.

Churchill’s Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia, 1918-1920

Churchill’s Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia, 1918-1920Churchill's Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia, 1918-1920 by Clifford Kinvig
ISBN: 9781847250216
Published by A&C Black on November 23rd 2007
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: An account of armed British intervention in Russia following the Bolshevik revolution and an analysis of why intervention failed. Available from the Scholars Bookshelf. See also American Sideshow: America's Undeclared War in Russia, 1918-1920, Robert L. Willet, Brassey's (now Potomac), 2002.

American Soldiers Lives: World War I

American Soldiers Lives: World War IAmerican Soldiers Lives: World War I by Jennifer D. Keene
ISBN: 9780313331817
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on January 1st 2006
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: Drawing on reminiscences, diaries and letters, Keene describes life in training camps, transport overseas, action in France and the return home among African-Americans, Native American, immigrants, ordinary Doughboys and women who served "Over There."

Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political SoldierField Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier by Keith Jeffery
ISBN: 9780199239672
Published by Oxford University Press on January 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Great Britain, Ireland, Military
Pages: 325

Len's Summary: The story of a passionate Irish unionist who was one of England's most influential soldiers before and during WWI. Wilson was BEF liaison to the French Army and Western Front corps commander before replacing Sir William Robertson as Chief of the Imperial General Staff in February 1918. He was assassinated by the IRA in 1922.

Duffy’s War: Fr. Francis Duffy, Wild Bill Donovan, and the Irish Fighting 69th in World War I

Duffy’s War: Fr. Francis Duffy, Wild Bill Donovan, and the Irish Fighting 69th in World War IDuffy's War: Fr. Francis Duffy, Wild Bill Donovan, and the Irish Fighting 69th in World War I by Stephen L. Harris
ISBN: 1574886517
Published by Potomac Books on October 1st 2006
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military
Pages: 462

Len's Summary: A third book by Harris (a frequent speaker at WFA seminars) on New York National Guard regiments in on the Western Front.

Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War

Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World WarUnknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War by Neil Hanson
ISBN: 0307276546
Published by Vintage on May 8th 2007
Genres: Military
Pages: 512

Len's Summary: Focuses on four soldiers (American, British, French and German) three of whom disappeared without a trace to explain how the Western world honors its battle dead.

Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War

Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great WarYour Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War by Martha Hanna
ISBN: 0674030516
Published by Harvard University Press on September 1st 2008
Genres: Military, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 341

Len's Summary: The author is Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado-Boulder who spoke at the WFA 2006 National Seminar. This is highly personal, powerful and moving perspective on The Great War drawn from hundreds of letters exchanged by a French newlywed couple separated by the conflict. Dr. Hanna is also the author of The Mobilization of Intellect: French Scholars and Writers during the Great War (Harvard, 1996).

In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps: Canada’s First World War, 1914-1918

In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps: Canada’s First World War, 1914-1918In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps: Canada's First World War, 1914-1918 by Angus Brown
ISBN: 1894673247
on January 1st 2006
Genres: Canada, Military, Pictorial
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: A picture history of Canada in The Great War, available from the Canadian War Museum.

The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia

The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial RussiaThe Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia by William C. Fuller
ISBN: 0801444268
Published by Cornell University Press on April 13th 2006
Genres: Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 286

Len's Summary: How often unfounded suspicions of betrayal of military secrets by German spies in the pay of Germany undermined the monarchy and helped pave the way to the overthrow of the Romanovs.

Liberty Theatres of the United States Army, 1917-1919

Liberty Theatres of the United States Army, 1917-1919Liberty Theatres of the United States Army, 1917-1919 by Weldon B. Durham
ISBN: 9780786425396
Published by McFarland & Company on January 1st 2006
Genres: Japan, Military, United States, Theater
Pages: 219

Len's Summary: In in-depth look at the 42 theatres built by the War Department aimed at presenting "morally uplifting" plays and motion pictures for the Doughboys in training.

Through German Eyes: The British & The Somme, 1916

Through German Eyes: The British & The Somme, 1916Through German Eyes: The British & The Somme, 1916 by Christopher Duffy
ISBN: 0753822024
Published by Phoenix on September 1st 2007
Genres: Germany, Great Britain, Military
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: One of several new studies of the Somme published to coincide with the 90th anniversary of that battle. Also available in the US from Casemate Publishing. Duffy is a prolific British military historian.

The Imperial German Army, 1914-1918: Organization, Structure, Orders of Battle

The Imperial German Army, 1914-1918: Organization, Structure, Orders of BattleThe Imperial German Army, 1914-1918: Organization, Structure, Orders of Battle by Herrman Cron
ISBN: 1874622299
Published by Helion & Company on December 1st 2006
Genres: Germany, Military
Pages: 414

Len's Summary: Detailed orders of battle, lists of army commanders and chiefs of staff, the organization of army field branches, the home front and occupation forces. Available in the US from Casemate.

Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War

Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World WarDistant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War by Daniel Allen Butler
ISBN: 9780275990732
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on January 1st 2006
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 251

Len's Summary: A new, revisionist analysis of a controversial battle which the author asserts was a major British strategic victory rather than a tactical draw or narrow German triumph. Command leadership styles, he says, were more important to the outcome than technical idiosyncrasies of the various classes of dreadnoughts engaged. Most importantly, the battle set in motion the decisions by both sides that materially affected the outcome of the conflict.

The Battle for Palestine, 1917

The Battle for Palestine, 1917The Battle for Palestine, 1917 by John D. Grainger
ISBN: 9781843832638
Published by Boydell Press on January 1st 2006
Genres: Middle East, Military
Pages: 292

Len's Summary: A detailed analysis of the Allenby's campaign written from the British point of view. See also Hell in the Holy Land by David Woodward (Kentucky 2006). // The three battles for Gaza, with particular emphasis on the successful third British attack which led to the Christmas 1917 occupation of Jerusalem.

Thomas Boyd: Lost Author of the Lost Generation

Thomas Boyd: Lost Author of the Lost GenerationThomas Boyd: Lost Author of the Lost Generation by Brian Bruce
ISBN: 1931968330
Published by University Of Akron Press on May 30th 2006
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military
Pages: 188

Len's Summary: First biography of the author of Through the Wheat (Nebraska, 2000), a novel of US Marines in World War One. A contemporary of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Boyd served with the Sixth Marines at Soissons, Belleau Wood, St. Mihiel, and Blanc Mont, where he was severely gassed. For a review, go to www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/thomasboyd.html

Lawrence of Arabia: The Life, the Legend

Lawrence of Arabia: The Life, the LegendLawrence of Arabia: The Life, the Legend by Malcolm Brown
ISBN: 0500512388
Published by Thames & Hudson on October 31st 2005
Genres: Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: 180 illustrations including photos taken by Lawrence compiled by the author, who is a distinguished historian of the Great War working at the Imperial War Museum in London. Several of the photos taken by Lawrence appeared in the summer 2006 edition of MHQ - The Quarterly Journal of Military History.

The First World War as a Clash of Cultures

The First World War as a Clash of CulturesThe First World War as a Clash of Cultures ISBN: 9781571133403
Published by Boydell & Brewer on January 1st 2006
Genres: Literary Criticism, Military
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Focuses on the images which German and British writers purveyed of each other's nation between 1900 and 1918.

A Month at the Front: The Diary of an Unknown Soldier

A Month at the Front: The Diary of an Unknown SoldierA Month at the Front: The Diary of an Unknown Soldier by Bodleian Library
ISBN: 1851243550
Published by Bodleian Library on November 30th 2006
Genres: Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: One month in the life of a soldier from the 12th East Surrey regiment.

Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950

Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950 by Volker R. Berghahn
ISBN: 9780691141220
Published by Princeton University Press on January 18th 2009
Genres: Military
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: A study of how and why Europe moved from the violence of two industrialized wars through genocide to liberal capitalism on the American model.

Gunning for the Red Baron

Gunning for the Red BaronGunning for the Red Baron by Leon Bennett
ISBN: 158544507X
Published by Texas A&M University Press on March 16th 2006
Genres: Military, Aviation
Pages: 216

Len's Summary: The author is an aeronautical engineer and wrote Three Wings for the Red Baron, a study of aerodynamics. This work addresses aerial gunnery and marksmanship.

The Home Front 1914-1918: How Britain Survived the Great War

The Home Front 1914-1918: How Britain Survived the Great WarThe Home Front 1914-1918: How Britain Survived the Great War by Ian F.W. Beckett
ISBN: 9781472908896
Published by A&C Black on December 31st 2013
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Social History
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: The author suggests Britain survived by working hard and keeping a stiff upper lip.

Wales and World War One

Wales and World War OneWales and World War One by Robin Barlow
ISBN: 9781848518858
Published by Gomer Press on November 24th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: A political and social history to be published in February 2006 and available on advance order from www.amazon.co.uk. If this book interests you, you may also want to obtain Hedd Wyn, a motion picture directed by Paul Turner, Northern Arts, 1992, 123 minutes, color in Welsh with English subtitles. This tale of a Welsh poet whose dreams of winning his country's most coveted literary prize are shattered by WWI was nominated for an Academy Award as best foreign film. The video is available from www.amazon.co.uk for £20 in PAL format.

Last Post: The Final Word From Our First World War Soldiers

Last Post: The Final Word From Our First World War SoldiersLast Post: The Final Word From Our First World War Soldiers by Max Arthur
ISBN: 1780227418
Published by Orion Publishing on June 1st 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Great Britain, Military
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: One of several new books featuring interviews with a small and rapidly dwindling number of surviving British WWI veterans.

Duty Nobly Done: The History of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment

Duty Nobly Done: The History of the Essex and Kent Scottish RegimentDuty Nobly Done: The History of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment by Sandy Antal
ISBN: 0973183489
Published by Walkerville Publishing on 2006
Genres: Military
Pages: 838

Len's Summary: One of the authors is a WFA member. A history of a distinguished Canadian regiment whose antecedents date back to French colonization in the 17th century. Much of the work is take up with the regiment's actions in the world wars at Gallipoli, on the Western Front, Dieppe, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Replete with campaign maps.

The Art of Staying Neutral: The Netherlands in the First World War, 1914-1918

The Art of Staying Neutral: The Netherlands in the First World War, 1914-1918The Art of Staying Neutral: The Netherlands in the First World War, 1914-1918 by Maartje M. Abbenhuis
ISBN: 9789053568187
Published by Amsterdam University Press on October 16th 2006
Genres: Western, Military
Pages: 423

Len's Summary: Holland remained mobilized throughout the war at great financial and social cost while its economy based on international trade withered in the face of the British blockade. Also see an earlier book on this same subject, The Netherlands and World War I: Espionage, Diplomacy and Survival, Hubert P. van Tuyll (Brill 2001).

Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats

Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-BoatsAnti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats by John Abbatiello
ISBN: 9781135989545
Published by Routledge on May 2nd 2006
Genres: Military, Naval, Political Science
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Effective British innovation against a new and deadly weapon.

Recollections of the Great War in the Air

Recollections of the Great War in the AirRecollections of the Great War in the Air by James R. McConnell, Bob Carruthers
ISBN: 1781580790
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 1st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 98

Len's Summary: Reprint of a 1917 memoir by a Lafayette Escadrille pilot.

Pioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First World War

Pioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First World WarPioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First World War by Michael Foley
ISBN: 9781781592724
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 16th 2013
Genres: Military, Aviation
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The title is misleading in that this book summarizes the development of British aviation before and during WWI.

The Retreat from Mons 1914: North: Casteau to Le CateauThe Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot

The Retreat from Mons 1914: North: Casteau to Le CateauThe Western Front by Car, by Bike and on FootThe Retreat from Mons 1914: North: Casteau to Le CateauThe Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot by Jon Cooksey
ISBN: 1783030380
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 160

German Battlecruisers of World War One: Their Design, Construction and Operations

German Battlecruisers of World War One: Their Design, Construction and OperationsGerman Battlecruisers of World War One: Their Design, Construction and Operations by Gary Staff, Marsden Samuel
ISBN: 1591141915
Published by Naval Institute Press on December 15th 2014
Genres: Germany, Military, Naval, Technology & Engineering
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Rare book in English detailing a major Imperial German ship type.