Machine-Guns and the Great War

Machine-Guns and the Great WarMachine-Guns and the Great War by Paul Cornish
ISBN: 1848840470
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 19th 2009
Genres: Machine guns, History, Military, General, Weapons, World War I
Pages: 169

Len's Summary: Reassessment of the tactical role of the key infantry weapon of the war.

The Great War Handbook: A Guide for Family Historians & Students of the Conflict

The Great War Handbook: A Guide for Family Historians & Students of the ConflictThe Great War Handbook: A Guide for Family Historians & Students of the Conflict by Geoff Bridge, Correlli Barnett
ISBN: 1783461764
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A sourcebook for researchers surveying the lives of the ordinary British soldiers.

The Germans on the Somme (Images of War)

The Germans on the Somme (Images of War)The Germans on the Somme (Images of War) by David Bilton
ISBN: 9781844158652
Published by Pen & Sword Books on 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, Pictorial, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 222

Len's Summary: Images of the German army on the River Somme from 1914 to 1918. A view of events through German eyes.

Haig’s Generals

Haig’s GeneralsHaig’s Generals by Ian F.W. Beckett, Steven J. Corvi
ISBN: 1844158926
Published by Pen & Sword Books on April 1st 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: A study of BEF army commanders with contributions from John Bourne, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins and Steven J. Corvi among others.

The Bantams: The Untold Story Of World War One

The Bantams: The Untold Story Of World War OneThe Bantams: The Untold Story Of World War One by Sidney Allinson
ISBN: 1413444458
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 1st 2009
Genres: Canada, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 316

Len's Summary: New edition of a book authored by the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Branch of WFA about British and Canadian soldiers well below the army’s five foot – three inch minimum height.

Tracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family Historians

Tracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family HistoriansTracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family Historians by Ray Westlake
ISBN: 9781848842113
Published by Pen & Sword Books on May 2010
Genres: History, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I
Pages: 273

Len's Summary: A resource book for WWI specialist from a veteran British historian.

Famous, 1914-1918

Famous, 1914-1918Famous, 1914-1918 by Richard Van Emden, Vic Piuk
ISBN: 1848841973
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 1st 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: The stories of 20 of Britain’s most respected, best known and notorious celebrities in action on WWI. // Tells the stories of British celebrities and literati such as Basil Rathbone, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Toiken who served in WWI.

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and ExplorerGunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer by Anton Rippon
ISBN: 9781848841321
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I, Germany, Aviation
Pages: 194

Len's Summary: Plüschow flew against the British and Japanese out of Tsing Tao and was the only POW to escape England and make his way back to Germany.

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MC

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MCBrief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MC by Alex Revell
ISBN: 9781848841628
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 18th 2010
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War I
Pages: 222

Len's Summary: In only six months flying before being killed in 1917, Rhys-Davids achieved fame by shooting down German ace Verner Voss.

Tanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont Hamel

Tanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont HamelTanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont Hamel by Trevor Pidgeon
ISBN: 9781848842533
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 2010
Genres: History, Military, Armored Vehicles
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Tank actions on the Somme from September through November 1916 by a leading tank authority; first stumbling use of tanks in warfare.

Chitral Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Major General Charles Townsend

Chitral Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Major General Charles TownsendChitral Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Major General Charles Townsend by N. S. Nash
ISBN: 9781848842762
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 2010
Genres: Juvenile Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Great Britain, World War I, Military, Middle East
Pages: 326

Len's Summary: Biography of the British General who surrendered his besieged British Indian Army division at Kut, Mesopotamia, in 1916 assessing whether his fall from grace was fair.

The Man Who Ran London During the First World War: The Diaries and Letters of Lieutenant General Sir Francis Lloyd

The Man Who Ran London During the First World War: The Diaries and Letters of Lieutenant General Sir Francis LloydThe Man Who Ran London During the First World War: The Diaries and Letters of Lieutenant General Sir Francis Lloyd by Richard Morris
ISBN: 1848841647
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 1st 2010
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: Lloyd’s remit covered hospitals, the main railway termini, and a defensive circle of trenches.

Mons, Anzac and Kut by an MP

Mons, Anzac and Kut by an MPMons, Anzac and Kut by an MP by Edward Melotte
ISBN: 9781848841758
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 19th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a BEF intelligence officer on several fronts. // The WWI experiences of a British soldier, diplomat and adventurer.

The Riddles of Wipers: An Appreciation of the Trench Journal “The Wipers Times”

The Riddles of Wipers: An Appreciation of the Trench Journal “The Wipers Times”The Riddles of Wipers: An Appreciation of the Trench Journal “The Wipers Times” by John Ivelaw-Chapman
ISBN: 9781848841918
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain, Personal Accounts
Pages: 204

Len's Summary: Written by trench soldiers of the BEF and distributed all along the Ypres front, this newspaper bears witness of the realities of trench warfare.

August 1914: Surrender at St. Quentin

August 1914: Surrender at St. QuentinAugust 1914: Surrender at St. Quentin by John Hutton
ISBN: 1848841345
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 1st 2011
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 207

Len's Summary: The disgrace of two British colonels who attempted to surrender during the retreat from Mons.

Lawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George Hynes

Lawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George HynesLawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George Hynes by James Patrick Hynes
ISBN: 184884266X
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 1st 2010
Genres: History, Middle East, General, Military, World War I, Other, Aviation
Pages: 146

Len's Summary: Keeping the somewhat elderly desert air force planes flying.

Gallipoli: The Ottoman Campaign

Gallipoli: The Ottoman CampaignGallipoli: The Ottoman Campaign by Edward J Erickson
ISBN: 9781783461660
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 21st 2015
Genres: Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Structure, deployment and tactics of the Ottoman army. The author, a Turkish-speaking retired US Army officer, teaches at the US Marine Corps University, Quantico.

Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915

Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915 by Douglas D'Enno
ISBN: 1844159795
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 2nd 2010
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 231

Len's Summary: British fishermen enlisted in large numbers to man all manner of small patrol craft.

War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918

War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918 by Bernard Edwards
ISBN: 9781848842298
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Other, Naval, Great Britain, Germany
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Atrocious actions of German U-boat commanders against torpedoed merchant ship’s crew and passengers.

German Soldiers in the Great War: Letters and Eyewitness Accounts

German Soldiers in the Great War: Letters and Eyewitness AccountsGerman Soldiers in the Great War: Letters and Eyewitness Accounts by Bernd Ulrich, Benjamin Ziemann
ISBN: 1848841418
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 1st 2011
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Veterans
Pages: 212

Len's Summary: Primary source material on the perceptions of German front line soldiers. // A look at the lives of German front-line soldiers based on their own writings.

The Lys 1918: Estaires and Givenchy: German Spring Offensives

The Lys 1918: Estaires and Givenchy: German Spring OffensivesThe Lys 1918: Estaires and Givenchy: German Spring Offensives by Phil Tomaselli
ISBN: 9781844159116
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 173

Len's Summary: A brief look at one of the last major battles of WWI.

Battle on the Seven Seas: German Cruiser Battles 1914-1918

Battle on the Seven Seas: German Cruiser Battles 1914-1918Battle on the Seven Seas: German Cruiser Battles 1914-1918 by Gary Staff
ISBN: 9781848841826
Published by Pen & Sword Books on 2011
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Sagas of the Goeben, Königsberg, Emden and many more.

The German Army at Ypres 1914 and the Battle for Flanders

The German Army at Ypres 1914 and the Battle for FlandersThe German Army at Ypres 1914 and the Battle for Flanders by Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 9781848841130
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 2011
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 382

Len's Summary: Another of Sheldon’s works that draws on German regimental histories to trace the opening battles from the German perspective. // The author draws on regimental histories and memoirs in another of his series of studies of the German army on the Western Front.

The Underground War: Vimy Ridge to Arras

The Underground War: Vimy Ridge to ArrasThe Underground War: Vimy Ridge to Arras by Phillip Robinson, Nigel Cave
ISBN: 1844159760
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 19th 2011
Genres: Military
Pages: 269

Len's Summary: Part one of a planned four-part work on tunneling on British stretch of the Western Front. Reflects recent work on the Durand Group; with an illustrated tours section. // Both sides made extensive use of tunneling to place mines beneath opponent’s defensive works, a practice dating back to the invention of gun powder. First volume in a planned four-volume series.

The Platoon: An Infantryman on the Western Front, 1916-1918

The Platoon: An Infantryman on the Western Front, 1916-1918The Platoon: An Infantryman on the Western Front, 1916-1918 by Joseph Steward, Andrew Robertshaw, Steve Roberts
ISBN: 1848843615
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 19th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 200

Len's Summary: Memoirs of Joseph Johns Steward covering his Western Front service from the Somme battles of 1916 to the end of he war.

North Sea Battleground: The War at Sea 1914-1918

North Sea Battleground: The War at Sea 1914-1918North Sea Battleground by Bryan Perrett
ISBN: 9781848844506
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Chronological coverage of important naval operations.

Pill Boxes on the Western Front: a Guide to the Design, Construction and Use of Concrete Pill Boxes 1914-1918

Pill Boxes on the Western Front: a Guide to the Design, Construction and Use of Concrete Pill Boxes 1914-1918Pill Boxes on the Western Front: a Guide to the Design, Construction and Use of Concrete Pill Boxes 1914-1918 by Peter Oldham
ISBN: 9781848844391
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 28th 2011
Genres: General, Illustrated
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Many of these can still be seen along the old front line in Flanders.

Retreat and Rearguard 1914: The BEF’s Actions from Mons to the Marne

Retreat and Rearguard 1914: The BEF’s Actions from Mons to the Marneby Jerry Murland
ISBN: 9781848843912
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 205

Len's Summary: The BEF’s fighting retreat in 1914. See Also John Terraine, Mons: The Retreat to Victory (1960).

World War One Aircraft Carrier Pioneer: The Stories and Diaries of J. M. McCleery, RNAS/RAF

World War One Aircraft Carrier Pioneer: The Stories and Diaries of J. M. McCleery, RNAS/RAFWorld War One Aircraft Carrier Pioneer: The Stories and Diaries of J. M. McCleery, RNAS/RAF by Guy Warner
ISBN: 9781848842557
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 13th 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: Memoirs of service on HMS Furious. -- The story of an aviator flying off HMS Furious in.1917 and 1918.

The Unending Vigil: the History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Unending Vigil: the History of the Commonwealth War Graves CommissionThe Unending Vigil: the History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Philip Longworth
ISBN: 9781848844230
Published by Pen & Sword Books on April 2011
Genres: History, General
Pages: 269

Len's Summary: Beginning on the Western Front the Commission now tends war graves in 140 countries.

Captured Memories: Across the Threshold of War

Captured Memories: Across the Threshold of WarCaptured Memories: Across the Threshold of War by Peter Liddle
ISBN: 9781848842342
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 2011
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 313

Len's Summary: A look at the famous and not so famous men and women who served on several fronts. The author is a distinguished British historian of both world wars whose collection of WWI documents and memorabilia is permanently housed at the University of Leeds.

Lady Under Fire on the Western Front: The Great War Letters of Lady Dorothie Feilding MM

Lady Under Fire on the Western Front: The Great War Letters of Lady Dorothie Feilding MMLady Under Fire on the Western Front: The Great War Letters of Lady Dorothie Feilding MM by Dorothie Feilding
ISBN: 9781848843226
Published by Pen & Sword Books on April 2010
Genres: General
Pages: 226

Len's Summary: The record of nearly three years of driving an ambulance behind the Western Front.

Haig: Master of the Field

Haig: Master of the FieldHaig: Master of the Field by John Davidson
ISBN: 9781848843622
Published by Pen & Sword Books, Pen and Sword on November 15th 2010
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Concentrates on the dramatic events of 1917 and 1918 and Haig’s conduct of operations in the final two years of war.

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.

Blood and Iron: Letters from the Western Front

Blood and Iron: Letters from the Western FrontBlood and Iron: Letters from the Western Front by Hugh Montagu Butterworth
ISBN: 184884297X
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 19th 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Accounts, World War I
Pages: 234

Len's Summary: The letters of Hugh Butterworth of the 9th Rifle Brigade.