Boy Soldiers of the Great War

Boy Soldiers of the Great WarBoy Soldiers of the Great War by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9781408824726
Published by A&C Black on February 12th 2013
Genres: Military, Great Britain
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: The experiences of a handful of the hundreds of thousands of underage men and women who served in British forces during WWI written by a veteran historian and author of previous memorializing BEF veterans.

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.

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.

The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18

The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18 by James E. Kitchen
ISBN: 9781472509284
Published by A&C Black on February 25th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Middle East, Military
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: A soldiers’ eye view of the war in the Middle East. British forces there comprised many different nationalities from the colonies and dominions.

Balfour and Weizmann: The Zionist, the Zealot and the Emergence of Israel

Balfour and Weizmann: The Zionist, the Zealot and the Emergence of IsraelBalfour and Weizmann: The Zionist, the Zealot and the Emergence of Israel by Geoffrey Lewis
ISBN: 9781847250407
Published by A&C Black on May 31st 2009
Genres: History, Ancient, General, Europe, Great Britain, Middle East, Israel & Palestine, Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy
Pages: 203

Len's Summary: Explores the relationship between the British Foreign Secretary and Chaim Weizmann the British chemist, Zionist and first President of Israel.

Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War

Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World WarBelfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War by Richard S. Grayson
ISBN: 9781441105196
Published by A&C Black on September 23rd 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Ireland
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: The story of Irish Volunteers of the 36th and 16th Divisions challenges popular perceptions and explains why remembrance remains controversial in Belfast.

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, Modern, 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.

Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in England, 1914-1930

Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in England, 1914-1930Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in England, 1914-1930 by Fiona Reid
ISBN: 9781441148858
Published by A&C Black on September 29th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Psychology, Neuropsychology, Great Britain
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Support and treatment for shell shock victims by the RMC and The Ex-Servicemen Welfare Society.

The Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in The Great War

The Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in The Great WarThe Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in The Great War by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9780747597797
Published by A&C Black on October 3rd 2011
Genres: 19th Century, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: A compilation of more than 50 private diaries, interviews and letters written by British soldiers.

Reinventing Warfare 1914-18: Novel Munitions and Tactics of Trench Warfare

Reinventing Warfare 1914-18: Novel Munitions and Tactics of Trench Warfareby Anthony Saunders
ISBN: 9781441123817
Published by A&C Black on February 9th 2012
Genres: History, Modern, 16th Century, Military, General, World War I
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: The complexity of invention and innovative tactics using new weaponry such as the rifle grenade, Mills Bomb and the Stokes mortar. By the same author: Trench Warfare 1850-1950 (Pen & Sword, 2010); Dominating the Enemy: War in the Trenches, 1914-1918 (Sutton, 2000); and, Weapons of the Trench War, 1914-18 (Sutton, 1999)

The Great War and the Making of the Modern World

The Great War and the Making of the Modern WorldThe Great War and the Making of the Modern World by Jeremy Black
ISBN: 9780826440938
Published by A&C Black on May 19th 2011
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Military, World War I
Pages: 337

Len's Summary: Takes the position that WWI was a global war of imperialism rather than simply a European conflict.

Avoiding Armageddon: From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40

Avoiding Armageddon: From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40Avoiding Armageddon: From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40 by Jeremy Black
ISBN: 9781441157133
Published by A&C Black on July 5th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War II
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: The First World War spawned any number of new limited wars, civil wars and insurrections all of which are summarized here with analysis of evolving weapons and tactics, as well as great power politics. He author finds the 1920s and 30s presented geo-political-strategic conundrums very similar to those we grapple with today.