From Downing Street to the Trenches: First-hand Accounts from the Great War, 1914-1916

From Downing Street to the Trenches: First-hand Accounts from the Great War, 1914-1916From Downing Street to the Trenches: First-hand Accounts from the Great War, 1914-1916 by Mike Webb
ISBN: 9781851243938
Published by Bodleian Library on September 15th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Personal Accounts
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: Eyewitness accounts from British soldiers and civilians.

Remembering World War I: An Engineer’s Diary of the War

Remembering World War I: An Engineer’s Diary of the WarRemembering World War I: An Engineer's Diary of the War by Charles Edward Dilkes
ISBN: 9780692028612
Published by Juliet Publishing on August 27th 2014
Genres: Diaries & Journals, Personal Accounts, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: A volunteer AEF engineer sergeant tells his story.

The Embattled Self: French Soldiers’ Testimony of the Great War

The Embattled Self: French Soldiers’ Testimony of the Great WarThe Embattled Self: French Soldiers' Testimony of the Great War by Leonard V. Smith
ISBN: 9780801445231
Published by Cornell University Press on June 7th 2007
Genres: France, Military, Personal Accounts
Pages: 214

Len's Summary: An examination of fiction and non-fiction writings by French war veterans reveals how they viewed their service and suffering. The author is Professor of History at Oberlin and the author or co-author of several prize-winning works on French society during WWI.

Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin

Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack MartinSapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 1408802678
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on November 2nd 2009
Genres: Military, Personal Accounts, World War I
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: The diary of a Royal Engineer on the Western. Available from Amazon.co.uk.

Captured at Kut, Prisoner of the Turks

Captured at Kut, Prisoner of the TurksCaptured at Kut, Prisoner of the Turks by W.C. Spackman, Tony Spackman
ISBN: 184415873X
Published by Pen & Sword Books on May 1st 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Personal Accounts, World War I
Pages: 206

Len's Summary: The edited diary of a British Indian Army doctor.

Drawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and Artist

Drawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and ArtistDrawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and Artist by Len Smith
ISBN: 9780007313846
Published by Collins on October 1st 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Personal Accounts, World War I
Pages: 383

Len's Summary: The diary of an infantrymen sniper and artist who carried both a rifle and a sketchbook to war.

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.

We Hope to Get Word Tomorrow: The Garvin Family Letters, 1914-1916

We Hope to Get Word Tomorrow: The Garvin Family Letters, 1914-1916We Hope to Get Word Tomorrow: The Garvin Family Letters, 1914-1916 by Mark Pottle, John Ledingham
ISBN: 9781848325456
Published by Casemate Publishers on 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Veterans, Personal Accounts
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: Collection of letters from a young British subaltern to his mother and father at home. // Exchanges of letters between a young subaltern and his family in England.

Tanks and Trenches: First Hand Accounts of Tank Warfare in the First World War

Tanks and Trenches: First Hand Accounts of Tank Warfare in the First World WarTanks and Trenches: First Hand Accounts of Tank Warfare in the First World War by David Fletcher
ISBN: 9780752449364
Published by History Press on May 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, Weapons, World War I, Personal Accounts
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Reprint of the Bovington Tank Museum curator’s 1994 book filled with accounts from wartime tankers.

The Story of the Great War

The Story of the Great WarThe Story of the Great War by Allen L. Churchill, Francis J. Reynolds, Francis Trevelyan Miller
Published by Amazon Digital Services on March 30th 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Accounts, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 471

Len's Summary: First published in 1916-1920, this reprint offers contemporary first-hand accounts, biographies and narratives. Available from the publisher Weider History Group, Box 664, Holmes, PA 19043-9956. Weider publishes MHQ and several other military history magazines.

The Riddles of Wipers: An Appreciation of the Trench Journal “The Wipers Times”

The Riddles of Wipers: An Appreciation of the Trench Journal “The Wipers Times”The Riddles of Wipers: An Appreciation of the Trench Journal “The Wipers Times” by John Ivelaw-Chapman
ISBN: 9781848841918
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain, Personal Accounts
Pages: 204

Len's Summary: Written by trench soldiers of the BEF and distributed all along the Ypres front, this newspaper bears witness of the realities of trench warfare.

Blood and Iron: Letters from the Western Front

Blood and Iron: Letters from the Western FrontBlood and Iron: Letters from the Western Front by Hugh Montagu Butterworth
ISBN: 184884297X
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 19th 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Accounts, World War I
Pages: 234

Len's Summary: The letters of Hugh Butterworth of the 9th Rifle Brigade.

Voices from the Great War

Voices from the Great WarVoices from the Great War by Peter Vansittart
ISBN: 0531098117
Published by Franklin Watts on January 1st 1984
Genres: World War I, Diplomacy and Politics, Personal Accounts, Youth-accessible
Pages: 303

Len's Summary: Tells the story of the war with an eclectic compilation of literary and political quotes, headlines, and statistics.

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry: Revised Edition

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry: Revised EditionThe Penguin Book of First World War Poetry: Revised Edition by Jon Silkin, Various
ISBN: 0141180099
Published by Penguin Classics on May 1st 1997
Genres: World War I, Personal Accounts, Youth-accessible, Poetry
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: An extensive anthology containing the works of numerous poets of most combatant nations.

Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I

Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War IDance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I by Michael S. Neiberg
ISBN: 067472593X
Published by Belknap Press on October 14th 2013
Genres: World War I, Diplomacy and Politics, Personal Accounts
Pages: 292

Len's Summary: A fresh look at how the outbreak of war was experienced the citizens of all the participating nations. -- Nobody wanted war, but Neiberg shows how it came to pass drawing on the writings of European and American diplomats, politicians and informed observers. The author is a winner of the WFA’s Tomlinson Book Prize.