The Advance from Mons 1914: The Experiences of a German Infantry Officer

The Advance from Mons 1914: The Experiences of a German Infantry OfficerThe Advance from Mons 1914: The Experiences of a German Infantry Officer by Walter Bloem
ISBN: 1907677046
Published by Helion & Company on October 1st 2011
Genres: Germany, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: The memoir of a German reserve officer, a company commander, tracing his service from mobilization to the Marne and retreat to the Aisne. Recommended by WFA member Tom Jones.

George Browne: An American Soldier in World War I

George Browne: An American Soldier in World War IGeorge Browne: An American Soldier in World War I by George Browne, David L. Snead
ISBN: 0803213514
Published by University of Nebraska Press on June 1st 2006
Genres: Military, Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 202

Len's Summary: The letters of George "Brownie" Browne, Doughboy of the 117th Engineers of the 42nd Rainbow Division sent to his fiance during his 18 months of service.

Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916

Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916 by Sidney Rogerson
ISBN: 9781848325340
Published by Frontline Books on July 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 172

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a British subaltern first published in 1933; vivid descriptions with out embellishment of life on the front lines written by a survivor of the 1916 Somme offensive. Unabashedly intended as an antidote to the usual downbeat 1930's war memoir.

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.

Margot Asquith’s Great War Diary 1914-1916: The View from Downing Street

Margot Asquith’s Great War Diary 1914-1916: The View from Downing StreetMargot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916: The View from Downing Street by Margot Asquith, Michael George Brock, Eleanor Brock
ISBN: 0198229771
Published by Oxford University Press on August 1st 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Great Britain, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 417

Len's Summary: The outspoken wife of UK Prime Minister Herbert Asquith tells almost all.

The First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin: Belfast Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse

The First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin: Belfast Voluntary Aid Detachment NurseThe First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin: Belfast Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse by Trevor Parkhill, Emma Duffin
ISBN: 9781846825224
Published by Four Courts Press on July 25th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, Ireland, Military, Women
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Nurse Duffin’s service in Egypt and France from 1915 to 1918. Until just recently such treatments of Irish service in WWI were rare.

Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall

Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: The World War I Memoir of Margaret HallLetters and Photographs from the Battle Country: The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall by Margaret Hall
ISBN: 9781936520077
Published by Massachusetts Historical Society on August 18th 2014
Genres: Military, Personal Memoirs, United States
Pages: 225

Len's Summary: Margaret Hall was an American Red Cross volunteer working at a canteen just behind the front in 1918. After the Armistice she traveled across France recording scenes of physical destruction and human suffering. The editor is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut and has written several other books on women in WWI.

The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914 by Bela Zombory-Moldovan
ISBN: 9781590178096
Published by New York Review of Books on August 5th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: A gentle Hungarian painter is thrust into the furnace of war. // Reminiscence of a young artist, a rediscovery.

In Battle and Captivity 1916-1918: A British Officer’s Memoirs of the Trenches and a German Prison Camp

In Battle and Captivity 1916-1918: A British Officer’s Memoirs of the Trenches and a German Prison CampIn Battle and Captivity 1916-1918: A British Officer's Memoirs of the Trenches and a German Prison Camp by Henry Gilbert Nobbs
ISBN: 1783463120
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 1st 2014
Genres: Biographies and Memoirs, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: Captain Nobbs was grievously wounded leading his company on the Somme, captured and later exchanged after three months in a German POW camp.

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.

To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander

To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat CommanderTo the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander by Georg von Trapp, Elizabeth M. Campbell
ISBN: 0803246676
Published by University of Nebraska Press on March 1st 2007
Genres: Military, Naval, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: History Book Club selection. The memoirs of the Austro-Hungarian submarine ace and founder of the Trapp Family Singers first published in the early 1930s before Trapp fled the Nazis and immigrated to America. // Available for the first time in English, the memoirs of Austria-Hungary's leading U-Boat ace and founder of the Trapp Family Singers (The Sound of Music). Available in the spring of 2007.

We Who Are So Cosmopolitan: the War Diary of Constance Graeffe

We Who Are So Cosmopolitan: the War Diary of Constance GraeffeWe Who Are So Cosmopolitan: the War Diary of Constance Graeffe by Constance Graeffe, Sophie De Schaepdrijver
ISBN: 9789057460906
Published by Algemeen Rijksarchief Brussel on January 1st 2008
Genres: Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 560

Len's Summary: The Great War’s impact on a trans-national family (German-French-English) living in Brussels, 1914-1918.

Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917

Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917 by Jeff Patrick
ISBN: 1603440968
Published by Texas A&M University Press on February 10th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, United States, State & Local, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic American Studies
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: This memoir offers a look at a professional soldier’s life and attitudes in the early 20th century.

Survivors of a Kind: Memoirs of the Western Front

Survivors of a Kind: Memoirs of the Western FrontSurvivors of a Kind: Memoirs of the Western Front by Brian Bond
ISBN: 9781847250049
Published by A&C Black on December 20th 2008
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: An introduction to WWI memoirs as being of both literary and historical value. // An analysis of Western Front memoirs published by a range of British luminaries including Anthony Eden, Harold McMillan, General F. P. Crozier and several war poets including Edmund Blunden.

Armenian Golgotha

Armenian GolgothaArmenian Golgotha by Grigoris Balakian, Peter Balakian
ISBN: 1400096774
Published by Vintage Books on March 9th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, History, Asia, General, Middle East
Pages: 576

Len's Summary: The memoirs of an Armenian Apostolic priest and intellectual who disguised himself as a railway worker and escaped the WWI Armenian bloodbath. The translator is the author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and the American Response (Harper Collins, 2004). One of a spate of books being published as the 100 anniversary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians nears.

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 First World War, 1914-1918; personal experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à Court Repington

The First World War, 1914-1918; personal experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à Court RepingtonThe First World War, 1914-1918; personal experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à Court Repington by C. À Court Repington
ISBN: 1117156427
Published by BiblioBazaar on November 13th 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 652

Len's Summary: Former British Army officer Repington was the influential London Times war correspondent covering the BEF. Famous in his day, he is now virtually forgotten. Also available from Hard Press Editions, in two volumes from Simon Publications and as a NOOK book.

The Distant Drum: A Memoir of a Guardsman in the Great War

The Distant Drum: A Memoir of a Guardsman in the Great WarThe Distant Drum: A Memoir of a Guardsman in the Great War by F.E. Noakes
ISBN: 9781848325630
Published by Frontline Books on July 12th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: First published privately in 1952 this is the memoir of a Grenadier Guardsman who served during the final 18 months of the war. Available from www.casematepublishing.com.

The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot SummerallThe Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall by Charles Pelot Summerall, Timothy Nenninger
ISBN: 9780813126180
Published by University Press of Kentucky on September 22nd 2010
Genres: History, Military, United States, Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 298

Len's Summary: Autobiography of a man who got things done. See also the new Summerall biography by W. Gary Nichols (White Mane, 2011).

The Man Who Ran London During the First World War: The Diaries and Letters of Lieutenant General Sir Francis Lloyd

The Man Who Ran London During the First World War: The Diaries and Letters of Lieutenant General Sir Francis LloydThe Man Who Ran London During the First World War: The Diaries and Letters of Lieutenant General Sir Francis Lloyd by Richard Morris
ISBN: 1848841647
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 1st 2010
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: Lloyd’s remit covered hospitals, the main railway termini, and a defensive circle of trenches.

Mons, Anzac and Kut by an MP

Mons, Anzac and Kut by an MPMons, Anzac and Kut by an MP by Edward Melotte
ISBN: 9781848841758
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 19th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a BEF intelligence officer on several fronts. // The WWI experiences of a British soldier, diplomat and adventurer.

Caissons Go Rolling Along – A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I Germany

Caissons Go Rolling Along – A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I GermanyCaissons Go Rolling Along - A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I Germany by Johnson Hagood, Larry A. Grant
ISBN: 1611172187
Published by University of South Carolina Press on December 5th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: General Hagood’s impressions of his artillery brigade’s march into Germany, wartime devastation, the defeated enemy, occupied territories and his tour of the recent battlefields.