German War Planning, 1891-1914: Sources and Interpretations

German War Planning, 1891-1914: Sources and InterpretationsGerman War Planning, 1891-1914: Sources and Interpretations by Terence Zuber
ISBN: 1843831082
Published by Boydell Press on November 30th 2004
Genres: Germany, Military, Strategy
Pages: 324

Len's Summary: Consists mainly of translations of German planning documents upon which Zuber's book Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning 1871-1914 (Oxford, 2003) and related articles are based. The author, a retired American army officer, asserts the controversial and much contested thesis that the Schlieffen Plan never really existed.

The Battle for Palestine, 1917

The Battle for Palestine, 1917The Battle for Palestine, 1917 by John D. Grainger
ISBN: 9781843832638
Published by Boydell Press on January 1st 2006
Genres: Middle East, Military
Pages: 292

Len's Summary: A detailed analysis of the Allenby's campaign written from the British point of view. See also Hell in the Holy Land by David Woodward (Kentucky 2006). // The three battles for Gaza, with particular emphasis on the successful third British attack which led to the Christmas 1917 occupation of Jerusalem.

The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War

The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World WarThe Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War by Roger Parkinson
ISBN: 1843833727
Published by Boydell Press on June 19th 2008
Genres: History, Military, General, Great Britain
Pages: 323

Len's Summary: Reappraisal of the late Victorian Navy and the emergence of crucial new technology defined by steel and electricity.

The British Naval Staff in the First World War

The British Naval Staff in the First World WarThe British Naval Staff in the First World War by Nicholas Black
ISBN: 1843836556
Published by Boydell Press on June 21st 2011
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 348

Len's Summary: A revisionist look at a much reviled institution finds it worthy of merit.

Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy, 1887-1918

Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy, 1887-1918Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy, 1887-1918 by Shawn T. Grimes
ISBN: 9781843836988
Published by Boydell Press on February 16th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Strategy, World War I, Naval, Modern, General
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: The author takes the stance that the Admiralty in no way exaggerated a very real German threat. See also The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914, Matthew S. Seligmann (Oxford, 2012).

The Battle for Syria, 1918-1920

The Battle for Syria, 1918-1920The Battle for Syria, 1918-1920 by John D. Grainger
ISBN: 9781843838036
Published by Boydell Press on January 1st 2013
Genres: History, Middle East, General, Modern, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 261

Len's Summary: Detailed narrative of the desert war and the post-war peace conferences; a timely reminder of how the clash of French and British imperial ambitions with Arab nationalism shaped modern Syria.