The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War

The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World WarThe Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War by Richard C. Hall
ISBN: 9780415229470
Published by Routledge on 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Written mainly from Bulgarian sources, but still a valuable history if not a definitive operational or tactical recounting of these conflicts that still haunt us today.

Defeat in Detail: The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913

Defeat in Detail: The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913Defeat in Detail: The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913 by Edward J Erickson
ISBN: 9780275978884
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on February 28th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, Baltic States, Military, Other
Pages: 403

Len's Summary: Colonel Erickson is a retired Army officer who served in Turkey and speaks Turkish. He earlier book on the Ottoman Army in The Great War, Ordered to Die (Praeger 2002), was reviewed in Stand To!. Both books draws heavily on Turkish Army archives not routinely open to scholars. Colonel Erickson is scheduled to speak at our July 2004 WFA annual national seminar at SUNY, Plattsburgh.

Lest We Forget: Forgotten Voices from 1914-1945

Lest We Forget: Forgotten Voices from 1914-1945Lest We Forget: Forgotten Voices from 1914-1945 by Max Arthur, Lyn Smith, Joshua Levine
ISBN: 0091922941
Published by Ebury Press on November 1st 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World War II, Other
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Part of the “Forgotten Voices” series; first-hand recollections of ordinary people illustrated from Imperial War Museum archives.

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of Europe

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of EuropeWarsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe by Adam Zamoyski
ISBN: 0007225520
Published by HarperPress on February 4th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, Other, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: History of the Polish-Soviet War which threatened the Versailles settlement and put paid to Lenin’s ambitions for spreading bolshevism to the west.

Immelmann: The Eagle of Lille

Immelmann: The Eagle of LilleImmelmann: The Eagle of Lille by Frantz Immelmann
ISBN: 9781932033984
Published by Casemate Publishers on July 1st 2009
Genres: Germany, Military, Other, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Originally published in the 1930s, this is the story of the ace after whom the “Blue Max” is named written by his brother.

Mons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the End

Mons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the EndMons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the End by Don Farr
ISBN: 9781906033286
Published by Helion & Company on December 23rd 2008
Genres: Military, Other, World War I
Pages: 233

Len's Summary: A four-year catastrophe in and around a Flemish cloth town. // Describes the catastrophic events that took place at Mons in 1914 and again in 1918.

Light Horse: A History of Australia’s Mounted Arm

Light Horse: A History of Australia’s Mounted ArmLight Horse: A History of Australia's Mounted Arm by Jean Bou
ISBN: 9780521197083
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 24th 2009
Genres: History, Australia & New Zealand, Military, General, Other
Pages: 361

Len's Summary: The evolution of the famed light horse mounted infantry regiments from pre-federation days to WWI to their withering away in 1944.

Tracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family Historians

Tracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family HistoriansTracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family Historians by Ray Westlake
ISBN: 9781848842113
Published by Pen & Sword Books on May 2010
Genres: History, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I
Pages: 273

Len's Summary: A resource book for WWI specialist from a veteran British historian.

Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920

Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920 by John T. Smith
ISBN: 9781848688919
Published by Amberley on September 9th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Other, Aviation, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 221

Len's Summary: British armoured car and RAF squadrons fought in a civil war alongside White Russian forces and against the Red Army after WWI was over.

Tanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont Hamel

Tanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont HamelTanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont Hamel by Trevor Pidgeon
ISBN: 9781848842533
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 2010
Genres: History, Military, Armored Vehicles
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Tank actions on the Somme from September through November 1916 by a leading tank authority; first stumbling use of tanks in warfare.

Lawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George Hynes

Lawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George HynesLawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George Hynes by James Patrick Hynes
ISBN: 184884266X
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 1st 2010
Genres: History, Middle East, General, Military, World War I, Other, Aviation
Pages: 146

Len's Summary: Keeping the somewhat elderly desert air force planes flying.

War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918

War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918 by Bernard Edwards
ISBN: 9781848842298
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Other, Naval, Great Britain, Germany
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Atrocious actions of German U-boat commanders against torpedoed merchant ship’s crew and passengers.

A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks: A Memoir

A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks: A MemoirA Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks: A Memoir ISBN: 9780802865205
Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing on September 14th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, World War II, United States, Other, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 187

Len's Summary: Memoir of a member of the 337th Field Hospital part of a 5,000-man American Army unit in Northern Russia from 1918 to 1919.

British Military Service Tribunals, 1916-18: ‘A Very Much Abused Body of Men’

British Military Service Tribunals, 1916-18: ‘A Very Much Abused Body of Men’British Military Service Tribunals, 1916-18: 'A Very Much Abused Body of Men' by James McDermott
ISBN: 9780719084775
Published by Manchester University Press on August 15th 2011
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Other
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: A reexamination of the checkered record of tribunals created following enactment (for the first time in British history) of conscription to adjudicate individual appeals for exemption.

The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism

The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of NazismThe Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism by Casper W. Erichsen, David Olusoga
ISBN: 9780571231423
Published by Faber & Faber on August 1st 2011
Genres: History, Africa, South, General, Europe, Germany, Military, Other, Political Science, Political Process
Pages: 394

Len's Summary: An indictment of German colonialism in South West Africa (present-day Namibia); the 1905 massacres of Herero and Nama tribesmen.

America’s Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923

America’s Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923America's Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923 by Robert Shenk
ISBN: 9781612510538
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2012
Genres: History, Military, Other, Naval, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 365

Len's Summary: In the turbulent aftermath of WWI, a US Navy squadron (based in Constantinople) was active in rescuing White Russians from the Crimea, transporting food to famine-stricken Russia and in evacuating Armenian and Greek refugees from Turkey.

When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson and the Siberian Disaster

When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson and the Siberian DisasterWhen the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson and the Siberian Disaster by Carl J. Richard
ISBN: 9781442219892
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on December 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, United States, Other, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 195

Len's Summary: In one of America’s earliest counterinsurgency campaigns outside the Western Hemisphere, US troops (along with British, Canadian, Japanese, French and Italian contingents) invaded Siberia in 1918 in part to support White Russian forces against Bolshevik revolutionaries, and in part to rescue the Czech Legion, but most importantly to frustrate suspected Japanese plans for territorial expansion.

Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Sub-Standard Manpower

Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Sub-Standard ManpowerScraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Sub-Standard Manpower by Sanders Marble
ISBN: 9780823239788
Published by Fordham University Press on August 14th 2012
Genres: History, Military, United States, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Essays
Pages: 354

Len's Summary: Essays from Dennis Showalter, Steven Short, and Peter Simkins among others.

British Cruisers of the Victorian Era

British Cruisers of the Victorian EraBritish Cruisers of the Victorian Era by Norman Friedman
ISBN: 9781591140689
Published by Naval Institute Press on November 15th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Other, Naval
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: The last class of these fast, lightly-protected cruisers designed mainly to serve at far-flung foreign stations was built in 1906. Many, though obsolescent, served in WWI.

Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945

Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945 by D. R. Dorondo
ISBN: 9781612510866
Published by Naval Institute Press on May 15th 2012
Genres: History, Military, General, World War II, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: A history of the German cavalry from the Franco-Prussian War to the end of World War Two.

Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (Second Edition)

Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (Second Edition)Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (Second Edition) by Alistair Thomson
ISBN: 9781921867583
Published by Monash University Publishing on November 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand, Biography & Autobiography, Other
Pages: 424

Len's Summary: Making sense of Australia’s national past.

Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914

Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914 by Matthew Johnson
ISBN: 9781137274120
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 18th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, Other, Social History
Pages: 247

Len's Summary: Prior to 1914, British socialists, Liberals and Laborites displayed ambivalent attitudes toward the military services.

Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania

Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in RomaniaPrelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania by Michael B. Barrett
ISBN: 9780253008657
Published by Indiana University Press on October 23rd 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Germany, Military, World War I, Other
Pages: 399

Len's Summary: Analysis of a little-known lightening campaign of conquest against Romania, which entered the war on the side of the Entente in 1916. Professor Barrett of the Citadel is the author of Operation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands (IUP, 2008). See also the Tomlinson Prize-winning The Romanian Battlefront in World War I, Glenn E. Torrey (Kansas, 2012).

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916British Infantryman vs German Infantryman by Stephen Bull
ISBN: 9781782009146
Published by Osprey Publishing on January 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I, Strategy, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: A study of British and German tactics.