Mannlicher Military Rifles: Straight Pull and Turn Bolt Designs

Mannlicher Military Rifles: Straight Pull and Turn Bolt DesignsMannlicher Military Rifles: Straight Pull and Turn Bolt Designs by Paul S. Scarlata
ISBN: 1931464146
on January 1st 2004
Genres: Weapons
Pages: 167

Len's Summary: The standard Austro-Hungarian infantry arm of WWI whose straight-pull action was adapted by other armies, including the Canadian.

Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America’s World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction

Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America’s World War I Weapon of Mass DestructionDew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America's World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction by Joel A. Vilensky
ISBN: 0253346126
Published by Indiana University Press on September 1st 2005
Genres: Military, Social Science, United States, Weapons
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The story of Lewisite, a variation of mustard gas based on an arsenic compound, a weapon developed, but never deployed during WWI.

British Artillery 1914-19: Heavy Artillery

British Artillery 1914-19: Heavy ArtilleryBritish Artillery 1914-19: Heavy Artillery by Dale Clarke
ISBN: 1841767883
Published by Osprey Publishing on August 10th 2005
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Weapons
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Many of the guns used by American Coast Artillery units on the Western Front were ob British design and manufacture.

Fire Power: The British Army Weapons & Theories of War 1904-1945

Fire Power: The British Army Weapons & Theories of War 1904-1945Fire Power: The British Army Weapons & Theories of War 1904-1945 by Shelford Bidwell, Dominick Graham
ISBN: 1844152162
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 1st 2005
Genres: Weapons, Artillery, Military, Great Britain
Pages: 327

Len's Summary: Development of the artillery arm in two world wars.

Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I

Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War IUniforms, Equipment and Weapons of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I by Bret Werner
ISBN: 0764324314
Published by Schiffer Military History on March 30th 2006
Genres: Antiques & Collectibles, Uniforms, Weapons
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Color plates of both original and replica uniforms, headgear and personal and specialist equipment; small arms, medals, decorations, insignia, and implements, including nurses' and women volunteers' (Salvation Army, Red Cross) uniforms.

Find and Destroy: Antisubmarine Warfare in World War I

Find and Destroy: Antisubmarine Warfare in World War IFind and Destroy: Antisubmarine Warfare in World War I by Dwight R. Messimer
ISBN: 1557504474
Published by Naval Institute Press on September 2001
Genres: History, Military, Weapons
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: Messimer is a lecturer in History at San Diego State University and a specialist in WWI and early American aviation. His research benefited from his knowledge of German…

A Strange and Formidable Weapon: British Responses to World War I Poison Gas

A Strange and Formidable Weapon: British Responses to World War I Poison GasA Strange and Formidable Weapon: British Responses to World War I Poison Gas by Marion Girard
ISBN: 9780803222236
Published by University of Nebraska Press on June 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, Weapons, World War I, Social History
Pages: 279

Len's Summary: This is a social history. Although most Britons considered poison gas an abominable weapon, many eventually condoned its use as necessary for victory. The author teaches at the University of New Hampshire.

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 Origin of the Fighter Aircraft

The Origin of the Fighter AircraftThe Origin of the Fighter Aircraft by Jon Guttman
ISBN: 9781594160837
Published by Westholme on July 29th 2009
Genres: History, Military, Weapons, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: Technical information, personalities, and battle accounts tell the story of early fighter aircraft and how they became integral part of battlefield weaponry. // A new history of the First Air War and the early evolution of air power, by one of the masters of aviation history.

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.

The Hidden Threat: Mines and Minesweeping in WWI

The Hidden Threat: Mines and Minesweeping in WWIThe Hidden Threat: Mines and Minesweeping in WWI by Jim Crossley
ISBN: 9781848842724
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 2011
Genres: Military, Naval, Weapons, World War I
Pages: 165

Len's Summary: Mines cost the Royal Navy five battleships, three cruisers, 22 destroyers, four submarines, and a host of other vessels.

The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

The Rolls-Royce Armoured CarThe Rolls-Royce Armoured Car by David Fletcher
ISBN: 9781849085809
Published by Osprey Publishing on April 17th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Weapons
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: First used by a squadron of the Royal Navy Air Service in Flanders in 1914, these cars were eventually deployed to Africa, the Middle East and Russia. The author is historian at the Royal Tank Museum, Bovington.

Salute of Guns

Salute of GunsSalute of Guns by Donald Boyd
ISBN: 1848848501
Published by Pen & Sword Military on October 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, Weapons, World War I, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 235

Len's Summary: Memoir of a British artillerist who, commissioned in the Territorial Force, served on the front lines from 1915 to 1918.

The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun

The Vickers-Maxim Machine GunThe Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun by Martin Pegler
ISBN: 9781780963822
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 20th 2013
Genres: History, Military, Weapons, World War I, World War II
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: One of a number of brief studies in the Osprey Weapons Series looks at the standard British heavy machine gun of WWI & II.

British Artillery on the Western Front in the First World War; The Infantry Cannot Do with a Gun Less

British Artillery on the Western Front in the First World War; The Infantry Cannot Do with a Gun LessBritish Artillery on the Western Front in the First World War; The Infantry Cannot Do with a Gun Less by Sanders Marble
ISBN: 9781409411109
Published by Ashgate Publishing on March 28th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Weapons
Pages: 285

Len's Summary: It was not the machinegun, but rather artillery which dominated trench warfare of 1914-1918.

Browning .30 Caliber Machine Guns

Browning .30 Caliber Machine GunsBrowning .30 Caliber Machine Guns by Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN: 9781780969213
Published by Osprey Publishing on February 20th 2014
Genres: Technology & Engineering, Military Science, History, Military, United States, World War II, General, Weapons, Antiques & Collectibles
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: The water-cooled Browning .30 caliber came into service in 1917 and remained in service for 50 years.

2CM “Big Bertha” and German Siege Artillery of World War I

2CM “Big Bertha” and German Siege Artillery of World War I2CM “Big Bertha” and German Siege Artillery of World War I by Marc Romanych
ISBN: 9781780960173
Published by Osprey Publishing on January 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Germany, Military, Weapons, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Describes all German siege artillery from 28 to 42 centimeters and its role in WWI, particularly the destruction of the Liege and Namur forts in 1914.

The Lewis Gun

The Lewis GunThe Lewis Gun by Neil Grant
ISBN: 9781782007913
Published by Osprey Publishing on March 20th 2014
Genres: Technology & Engineering, Military Science, History, Military, World War I, World War II, General, Weapons, Antiques & Collectibles
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Invented by an American and adopted by the British, the Lewis was the best light machine gun of WWI.

Medium Mark A Whippet

Medium Mark A WhippetMedium Mark A Whippet by David Fletcher
ISBN: 9781782003984
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 20th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Weapons
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Details on the relatively fast British tank that entered service in 1918 by the curator of the Bovington Tank Museum in the UK.