Aubers Ridge (Battleground Europe)

Aubers Ridge (Battleground Europe)Aubers Ridge (Battleground Europe) by Edward Hancock, Nigel Cave
ISBN: 1844150933
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 1st 2005
Genres: Military
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: New addition to the Battlefield Europe series edited by Nigel Cave. Analyses the action of May 9, 1915 when battalions of the First and Seventh Divisions and the Indian Army Corps attacked in support of an ultimately unsuccessful French drive against Vimy Ridge .

German Army on the Somme, 1914-1916

German Army on the Somme, 1914-1916German Army on the Somme, 1914-1916 by Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 1844152693
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 1st 2005
Genres: Germany, Military
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: Unusual in that the author draws on German sources and tells the story of the Somme battles from that point of view.

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.

Battles on the Tigris: The Mesopotamian Campaign in the First World War

Battles on the Tigris: The Mesopotamian Campaign in the First World WarBattles on the Tigris: The Mesopotamian Campaign in the First World War by Ron Wilcox
ISBN: 1844154300
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 1st 2006
Genres: Middle East, Military
Pages: 245

Len's Summary: A new history of a campaign with modest aims, and often inept political and military execution.

Battle of Britain 1917: The First Heavy Bomber Raids on England

Battle of Britain 1917: The First Heavy Bomber Raids on EnglandBattle of Britain 1917 - The First Heavy Bomber Raids on England by Jonathan Sutherland
ISBN: 9781844153459
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 19th 2006
Genres: Aviation, Great Britain
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: A useful summary without maps of Gotha and Giant bomber raids on the UK.

Voices in Flight: Conversations with Air Veterans of the Great War

Voices in Flight: Conversations with Air Veterans of the Great WarVoices in Flight: Conversations with Air Veterans of the Great War by Anna Malinovska, Muriel Joslyn
ISBN: 1844153991
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 1st 2006
Genres: Aviation, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: Memoirs of and interviews with WWI pilots.

Recollections of the Great War in the Air

Recollections of the Great War in the AirRecollections of the Great War in the Air by James R. McConnell, Bob Carruthers
ISBN: 1781580790
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 1st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 98

Len's Summary: Reprint of a 1917 memoir by a Lafayette Escadrille pilot.

Pioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First World War

Pioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First World WarPioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First World War by Michael Foley
ISBN: 9781781592724
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 16th 2013
Genres: Military, Aviation
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The title is misleading in that this book summarizes the development of British aviation before and during WWI.

The Retreat from Mons 1914: North: Casteau to Le CateauThe Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot

The Retreat from Mons 1914: North: Casteau to Le CateauThe Western Front by Car, by Bike and on FootThe Retreat from Mons 1914: North: Casteau to Le CateauThe Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot by Jon Cooksey
ISBN: 1783030380
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 160

Ypres 1914: Langemarck: Early Battles 1914

Ypres 1914: Langemarck: Early Battles 1914Ypres 1914: Langemarck: Early Battles 1914 by Jack Sheldon, Nigel Cave
ISBN: 1781591997
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The last major battle of 1914 involved British and British Indian Army units. One of a new series by these two authors on the opening BEF battles of the war available from Pen & Sword.

The Kaiser’s Pirates: Hunting Germany’s Raiding Cruisers, 1914-1915

The Kaiser’s Pirates: Hunting Germany’s Raiding Cruisers, 1914-1915The Kaiser's Pirates: Hunting Germany's Raiding Cruisers, 1914-1915 by Nick Hewitt
ISBN: 1848847734
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 19th 2013
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: German commerce raiders cost the Royal Navy much time and effort during the early months of the war before they were swept from the seas. Worth reading.

Visiting the Somme and Ypres Battlefields Made Easy: A Helpful Guide Book for Groups and Individuals

Visiting the Somme and Ypres Battlefields Made Easy: A Helpful Guide Book for Groups and IndividualsVisiting the Somme and Ypres Battlefields Made Easy: A Helpful Guide Book for Groups and Individuals by Gareth Hughes
ISBN: 9781473821392
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 11th 2014
Genres: Military, Travel
Pages: 160

Gallipoli and the Dardanelles 1915-1916: Despatches from the Front

Gallipoli and the Dardanelles 1915-1916: Despatches from the FrontGallipoli and the Dardanelles 1915-1916: Despatches from the Front by John Grehan, Martin Mace
ISBN: 1781593442
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Primary sources.

The Battle Book of Ypres: A Reference to Military Operations in the Ypres Salient, 1914-18

The Battle Book of Ypres: A Reference to Military Operations in the Ypres Salient, 1914-18The Battle Book of Ypres: A Reference to Military Operations in the Ypres Salient, 1914-18 by Beatrix Brice
ISBN: 9781473821231
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 22nd 2014
Genres: Military, Reference
Pages: 273

Len's Summary: Includes a chronological account and an alphabetical reference to each wood, town or hamlet. First published in 1927.

That Quiet Earth: A First World War Tale

That Quiet Earth: A First World War TaleThat Quiet Earth: A First World War Tale by Bruce Fellows
ISBN: 9781783831807
Published by Pen & Sword Books on May 31st 2014
Genres: Aviation, Fiction
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: pages, ISBN 978 1 7838 3189 7, £16.99 HB. Two nineteen-year-old RAF pilots fight high over the Western Front.

The Suffragette Bombers: Britain’s Forgotten Terrorists

The Suffragette Bombers: Britain’s Forgotten TerroristsThe Suffragette Bombers: Britain's Forgotten Terrorists by Simon Webb
ISBN: 9781783400645
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 2nd 2014
Genres: Military, Social Science, Women, Women's Studies
Pages: 188

Len's Summary: When Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated British politicians and the public were distracted by the violent suffragette movement and the combustible Irish Home Rule Bill.

Escaping from the Kaiser: The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy POW

Escaping from the Kaiser: The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy POWEscaping from the Kaiser: The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy POW by H. W. Tustin
ISBN: 9781473821941
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 30th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 226

Len's Summary: Private Tustin was captured at Ypres in April 1915.

The Kaiser’s Captive: In the Claws of the German Eagle

The Kaiser’s Captive: In the Claws of the German EagleThe Kaiser's Captive: In the Claws of the German Eagle by Albert Rhys Williams
ISBN: 9781783463084
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 30th 2014
Genres: Germany, Military
Pages: 144

Len's Summary: American journalist captured in 1914 on suspicion of being a spy.

Retreat and Rearguard – Somme 1918: The Fifth Army Retreat

Retreat and Rearguard – Somme 1918: The Fifth Army RetreatRetreat and Rearguard - Somme 1918: The Fifth Army Retreat by Jerry Murland
ISBN: 9781781592670
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 9th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The March 1918 Kaiserschlacht destroys Sir Hubert Gough’s army.

Walking into Hell 1st July 1916: Memoirs of the First Day of the Somme

Walking into Hell 1st July 1916: Memoirs of the First Day of the SommeWalking into Hell 1st July 1916: Memoirs of the First Day of the Somme by Edward G.D. Liveing, Geoffrey Malins
ISBN: 1783463147
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 19th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: This anthology examines the blackest day of the British Army from two contrasting view points. Malins filmed the battle for the British War Office..

With the Kaiser’s Army in 1914: A Neutral Observer in Belgium & France

With the Kaiser’s Army in 1914: A Neutral Observer in Belgium & FranceWith the Kaiser's Army in 1914: A Neutral Observer in Belgium & France by Sven Hedin
ISBN: 9781783463183
Published by Pen & Sword Books on May 25th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 517

Len's Summary: A Swedish professor tours the front with a German escort in September and October 1914.

Marshal Joffre: The Triumphs, Failures and Controversies of France’s Commander-in-Chief in the Great War

Marshal Joffre: The Triumphs, Failures and Controversies of France’s Commander-in-Chief in the Great WarMarshal Joffre: The Triumphs, Failures and Controversies of France's Commander-in-Chief in the Great War by André Bourachot
ISBN: 1783461659
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: France, Military
Pages: 240

The Retreat from Mons 1914: South: The Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot

The Retreat from Mons 1914: South: The Western Front by Car, by Bike and on FootThe Retreat from Mons 1914: South: The Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot by Jon Cooksey, Jerry Murland
ISBN: 9781473823365
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 31st 2014
Genres: Belgium, Military
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Traces the path of the BEF in the early days of war.

Visiting the Great War Battlefields: Commemorating the Great War 100 Years On

Visiting the Great War Battlefields: Commemorating the Great War 100 Years OnVisiting the Great War Battlefields: Commemorating the Great War 100 Years On ISBN: 1473828422
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 19th 2015
Genres: Travel
Pages: 120

Len's Summary: Contributions from several well-known battlefield guides such as Toni & Valmai Holt, John Cooksey, Nigel Reed and Niger Cave.

The Blood Tub: General Gough and the Battle of Bullecourt 1917

The Blood Tub: General Gough and the Battle of Bullecourt 1917The Blood Tub by Jonathan Walker
ISBN: 9781473827547
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 4th 2015
Genres: France, Military
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A disastrous engagement which drove a wedge between British and Australian soldiers.

The German Army in the Spring Offensives 1917: Arras, Aisne and Champagne

The German Army in the Spring Offensives 1917: Arras, Aisne and ChampagneThe German Army in the Spring Offensives 1917: Arras, Aisne and Champagne by Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 9781783463459
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 30th 2015
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Germany
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Battle from the British perspective.

Hamilton and Gallipoli: British Command in an Age of Military Transformation

Hamilton and Gallipoli: British Command in an Age of Military TransformationHamilton and Gallipoli: British Command in an Age of Military Transformation by Evan McGilvray
ISBN: 9781781590768
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 27th 2015
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A study of Sir Ian Hamilton’s failed command.

The Gallipoli Experience Reconsidered

The Gallipoli Experience ReconsideredThe Gallipoli Experience Reconsidered by Peter Liddle
ISBN: 9781783400393
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 4th 2015
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: Reevaluation of the political and military leadership of this campaign by a premier British historian.

Till the Boys Come Home: The First World War Through its Picture Postcards

Till the Boys Come Home: The First World War Through its Picture PostcardsTill the Boys Come Home: The First World War Through its Picture Postcards by Tonie Holt, Valmai Holt
ISBN: 9781473823525
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 30th 2014
Genres: Antiques & Collectibles, Pictorial
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: New edition with many new images of postcards, many in full color, from the several belligerents.

Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental Health

Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental HealthShell Shocked Britain: The First World War's Legacy for Britain's Mental Health by Suzie Grogan
ISBN: 9781781592656
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 31st 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Medical, Sociology
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: Exploring the myth of a nation of ‘broken men’ and ‘spare women.’