Understanding the Ypres Salient: An Illuminating Battlefield Guide

Understanding the Ypres Salient: An Illuminating Battlefield GuideUnderstanding the Ypres Salient: An Illuminating Battlefield Guide by Thomas Scotland, Steve Heys
ISBN: 1911512501
Published by Helion & Company on June 19, 2017
Genres: Battlefield Guide
Pages: 291

This is a well-organized and lavishly illustrated guidebook that identifies dozens of key locations around the town of Ypres in Belgium. Three major battles were fought there, in 1914, 1915, and 1917, resulting in massive casualties but moving the frontline at most a few miles. There are dozens of color historical maps and color modern photos with key locations noted on the photos. These are interspersed with the text and are easy to follow. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Dana Lombardy, publisher of WWOI

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.

Most Unfavourable Ground: The Battle of Loos, 1915

Most Unfavourable Ground: The Battle of Loos, 1915Most Unfavourable Ground: The Battle of Loos, 1915 by Niall Cherry
ISBN: 1874622035
Published by Helion & Company on June 1st 2005
Genres: Germany, Great Britain, Military
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: A 90th anniversary reexamination of the unsuccessful culmination of the badly depleted BEF's 1915 Western Front campaign.

The Imperial German Army, 1914-1918: Organization, Structure, Orders of Battle

The Imperial German Army, 1914-1918: Organization, Structure, Orders of BattleThe Imperial German Army, 1914-1918: Organization, Structure, Orders of Battle by Herrman Cron
ISBN: 1874622299
Published by Helion & Company on December 1st 2006
Genres: Germany, Military
Pages: 414

Len's Summary: Detailed orders of battle, lists of army commanders and chiefs of staff, the organization of army field branches, the home front and occupation forces. Available in the US from Casemate.

Mons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the End

Mons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the EndMons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the End by Don Farr
ISBN: 9781906033286
Published by Helion & Company on December 23rd 2008
Genres: Military, Other, World War I
Pages: 233

Len's Summary: A four-year catastrophe in and around a Flemish cloth town. // Describes the catastrophic events that took place at Mons in 1914 and again in 1918.

The Whole Armour of God: Anglican Army Chaplains in the Great War

The Whole Armour of God: Anglican Army Chaplains in the Great WarThe Whole Armour of God: Anglican Army Chaplains in the Great War by Linda Parker
ISBN: 1906033420
Published by Helion & Company on October 1st 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 112

Len's Summary: Attempts to judge the sometimes maligned service of chaplains by the ideals and standards of their time.

Comrades in the West: A Photographic History of the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918

Comrades in the West: A Photographic History of the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918Comrades in the West: A Photographic History of the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Duncan Rogers
ISBN: 1907677186
Published by Helion & Company on December 15th 2011
Genres: Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Originally published in Germany in 1930; with 200 photos depicting all aspects of the German army in the West.

Zeppelins Over England, 1914-1918

Zeppelins Over England, 1914-1918Zeppelins Over England 1914-18 by Horst Freiherr Treu von Buttlar Brandenfels
ISBN: 1907677356
Published by Helion & Company on May 2nd 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: A peek at what it was like to fly in and command a Zeppelin in combat.

The Other Side of the Wire Volume 2: The Battle of the Somme With the German XIV Reserve Corps, 1 July 1916

The Other Side of the Wire Volume 2: The Battle of the Somme With the German XIV Reserve Corps, 1 July 1916The Other Side of the Wire Volume 2: The Battle of the Somme With the German XIV Reserve Corps, 1 July 1916 by Ralph Whitehead
ISBN: 1907677127
Published by Helion & Company on January 15th 2013
Genres: Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 656

Len's Summary: Second of two volumes following the XIV corps from the 1914 invasion to the Battle of the Somme in 1916. -- The Somme from the German perspective. // How the Germans created a formidable defensive system to meet the BEF offensive starting in July 1916.