The French Army in the First World War

The French Army in the First World WarThe French Army in the First World War by Elizabeth Greenhalgh
ISBN: 9781107605688
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 13th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, Europe, Modern, 20th Century, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: One of several books on belligerent armies being published 1n 2014 by Cambridge University Press. The author is a distinguished Australian military historian.

The Lewis Gun

The Lewis GunThe Lewis Gun by Neil Grant
ISBN: 9781782007913
Published by Osprey Publishing on March 20th 2014
Genres: Technology & Engineering, Military Science, History, Military, World War I, World War II, General, Weapons, Antiques & Collectibles
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Invented by an American and adopted by the British, the Lewis was the best light machine gun of WWI.

The Italian Army and the First World War

The Italian Army and the First World WarThe Italian Army and the First World War by John Gooch
ISBN: 9781139991438
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 19th 2014
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Europe, General, Military
Pages: 401

Len's Summary: The Italian front was nearly as long as the Western Front and just as static until the massive 1917 Austro-German breakthrough at Caporetto.

The Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914

The Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914The Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914 by Adrian Gilbert
ISBN: 9781849088596
Published by Osprey Publishing on February 20th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Strategy, Technology & Engineering
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: Assesses the performance of the “Old Contemptables” in the opening battles.

Behind the Front: British Soldiers and French Civilians

Behind the Front: British Soldiers and French CiviliansBehind the Front: British Soldiers and French Civilians by Craig Gibson
ISBN: 9780521837613
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 27th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Shifts attention from the front lines to rear areas where British soldiers and French civilians co-existed.

Gardens of Hell: Battles of the Gallipoli Campaign

Gardens of Hell: Battles of the Gallipoli CampaignGardens of Hell by Patrick Gariepy
ISBN: 9781612346830
Published by Potomac Books, Inc. on May 15th 2014
Genres: History, Middle East, General
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: Endless fascination with this failed campaign aimed at freeing an ice-free trade route to Russia. // Another look at a controversial campaign whose centennial nears.

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great War

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great WarHemingway, the Red Cross, and the Great War by Steven Florczyk
ISBN: 9781606351628
Published by Kent State University Press on November 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, History, Military, World War I, Literary Criticism, American, General
Pages: 199

Len's Summary: Examines the impact of Hemingway’s experiences in WWI on his thinking and writing.

Medium Mark A Whippet

Medium Mark A WhippetMedium Mark A Whippet by David Fletcher
ISBN: 9781782003984
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 20th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Weapons
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Details on the relatively fast British tank that entered service in 1918 by the curator of the Bovington Tank Museum in the UK.

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 by Clayton Donnell
ISBN: 9781848848139
Published by Pen and Sword on October 17th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: The August 1914 German attack on France and Belgium. -- Intense fighting around forts and fortified towns (Liege, Namur, Mauberge, Verdun) along the frontiers.

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun CorpsMachine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps by C. E. Crutchley
ISBN: 9781844153596
Published by Pen and Sword on November 28th 2013
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Collection of personal accounts from British MGC officers.

Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive

Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August OffensiveClimax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive by Rhys Crawley
ISBN: 9780806144269
Published by University of Oklahoma Press on 2014
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, World War I, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: Examines the performance of the Allied Mediterranean Expeditionary Force throughout the campaign. // A history of “what if?’

Khaki Jack: The Royal Naval Division in the First World War

Khaki Jack: The Royal Naval Division in the First World WarKhaki Jack: The Royal Naval Division in the First World War by Ernest Coleman
ISBN: 9781445634098
Published by Amberley Publishing Limited on June 10th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Made up largely of naval reservists who service was not required as ships’ crew, Churchill’s Royal Naval Division fought both on the Western Front and at Gallipoli.

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark
ISBN: 9780061146664
Published by HarperCollins on March 18th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 736

Len's Summary: A superbly crafted work which cogently summarizes key events, policies and personalities leading up to the war without apportioning blame. Particularly strong in analysis of the pre-war Balkan imbroglio. A New York Times “Best 10” for 2013. -- A group of well-meaning leaders take Europe into WWI. Received wide-spread praise. -- Places Serbia and the Balkans at the center of events leading to WWI; far from being stable, Europe was wracked by deep-seated, but not always obvious political and problems and afflicted with ineffectual political leaders.

The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism

The Great War and the Origins of HumanitarianismThe Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924 by Bruno Cabanes
ISBN: 9781107604834
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 13th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, Law, International, Political Science
Pages: 397

Len's Summary: The war gave rise to individuals and organizations dedicated to eradicating human suffering.

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 by Prit Buttar
ISBN: 9781782006480
Published by Osprey Publishing on June 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Eastern, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Military, Modern, 20th Century, World War I
Pages: 488

Len's Summary: A survey history of early Eastern Front battles, one of a growing list of new studies of there neglected campaigns.

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916British Infantryman vs German Infantryman by Stephen Bull
ISBN: 9781782009146
Published by Osprey Publishing on January 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I, Strategy, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: A study of British and German tactics.

The Great War Handbook

The Great War HandbookThe Great War Handbook by Geoff BridgeCorrelli Barnett
ISBN: 9781783461769
Published by Pen & Sword Books (ncr) on October 30th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: An illustrated introductory guide to the conflict. A good gift for the uninitiated friend or relative.

Darks Invasion 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Darks Invasion 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in AmericaDark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum
ISBN: 9780062307569
Published by HarperCollins on February 10th 2015
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Political Science, Terrorism, Biography & Autobiography, Law Enforcement
Pages: 496

Len's Summary: German saboteurs attempt to stem the flow of armaments from neutral America to the Allies. See also Black Tom: Imperial Germany’s Secret War in America, 1914-1917, Jules Whitcover, Algonquin, 1986.

Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I: The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines

Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I: The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and SubmarinesThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I by Chris Bishop
ISBN: 9781782741411
Published by Amber Books on August 21st 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: Brief descriptions of each weapon system.

A German Tommy: The Secret of a War Hero

A German Tommy: The Secret of a War HeroA German Tommy: The Secret of a War Hero by Ken Anderson
ISBN: 9781783462742
Published by Pen & Sword Books on 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand, Great Britain
Pages: 198

Len's Summary: Offers insight into how soldiers of German origin were treated in His Majesty’s Forces.

Float Planes and Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation

Float Planes and Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval AviationFloat Planes & Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation by Robert B. Workman Jr.
ISBN: 1612511074
Published by US Naval Institute Press on July 15th 2012
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 322

Len's Summary: Few remember that the U.S. Coast Guard air crew participated in the first-ever transatlantic flight (by Curtiss flying boats) in 1919.

Knights in Canvas: The Aviation Art of James Dietz

Knights in Canvas: The Aviation Art of James DietzKnights in Canvas by Jim WilbergJack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881049
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 174

Len's Summary: Chapters by several contributors including Jon Guttman and Greg Van Wyngarden.

Army of the Sky: Russian Military Aviation before the Great War, 1904-1914

Army of the Sky: Russian Military Aviation before the Great War, 1904-1914Army of the Sky by Gregory Vitarbo
ISBN: 9781433114908
Published by Peter Lang on 2012-01
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, Aviation, Transportation
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: By 1914, Russian military aviation was about on a par with other European nations, but almost entirely dependent on foreign equipment.

Airway to the East 1918-1920

Airway to the East 1918-1920Airway to the East 1918-1920 by Clive Semple
ISBN: 9781848846579
Published by Casemate Publishers on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 244

Len's Summary: A recounting of the failed attempt to develop a quicker way to move military aircraft to the Middle East theater of operations.

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916Dh 2 Vs Albatros D I/D II by James Miller
ISBN: 9781849087049
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Aviation
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Technical details of two successful German pursuit aircraft. Like all Osprey books, this one is profusely illustrated in color and black and white.

Open Cockpit

Open CockpitOpen Cockpit by Arthur Gould Lee
ISBN: 9781908117250
Published by Grub Street on May 31st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Reprint of a classic study (first published in 1965) by a British soldier who became an RFC pilot. Available from Casemate Publishing. // Memoir of a British air ace first published in 1969.

Russian Aces of World War I

Russian Aces of World War IRussian Aces of World War 1 by Victor Kulikov
ISBN: 9781780960593
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Thirteen Russian aces flew a variety of pursuit types including SPADs and Nieuports.

German Seaplane Fighters of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Seaplanes (Volume 2)

German Seaplane Fighters of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Seaplanes (Volume 2)German Seaplane Fighters of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Seaplanes: 2 by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Steve Anderson, Bob Pearson, Martin Digmayer, Colin Owers
ISBN: 9781935881094
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 150

Len's Summary: The origin and evolution of each class of fighter, including flying boats, of the German fleet.

Development of German Warplanes in WWI – A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes and Seaplanes

Development of German Warplanes in WWI – A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes and SeaplanesDevelopment of German Warplanes in WWI by Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881087
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 148

Len's Summary: Profuse information on German airframes and aero engines; destined to become a standard reference and research tool.

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916Somme Success by Peter Hart
ISBN: 9781848848825
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on June 30th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 223

Len's Summary: Another dimension of the Somme battles by an established British historian.

Naval Aces of World War I – Part 2

Naval Aces of World War I – Part 2Naval Aces of World War 1 Part 2 by Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey
ISBN: 9781849086646
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 8th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Takes over where part one left off covering Germany, Greece, Russia, Austro-Hungary, Italy and, briefly, the US, a late entrant into the conflict. Major attention paid to the highly successful German float planes.

The Blue Max Airmen: German Airmen Awarded the Pour le Mérite

The Blue Max Airmen: German Airmen Awarded the Pour le MériteThe Blue Max Airmen by Lance Joseph Bronnenkant
ISBN: 9781935881063
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Transportation
Pages: 112

Len's Summary: Volume one covers Boelcke and Immelmann; volume two covers Buddeke, Wintgens and von Mulzer with biographies of each. The author also published Imperial German Eagles in World War I (Schiffer) in two volumes.

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War I

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War IAustro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 by Paolo Varriale
ISBN: 9781849087476
Published by Osprey Publishing on December 20th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War II, Europe, General
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Nearly all you need to know about the air aces of Austria.

France On Fragile Wings: A Libertyman’s Adventures 1917-19

France On Fragile Wings: A Libertyman’s Adventures 1917-19France on Fragile Wings by William B. StineSharon R. Stine
ISBN: 9781575101668
Published by Pictorial Histories Pub. on 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 253

Len's Summary: Using his father’s log, his photos and postcards, the author retraces his journeys in France and his service as a DH-4 pilot with an AEF observation squadron.