The Real German War Plan, 1904-1914

The Real German War Plan, 1904-1914The Real German War Plan, 1904-1914 by Terence Zuber
ISBN: 9780752456645
Published by History Press on June 1 2011
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, Strategy, World War I
Pages: 190

Len's Summary: The author argues, as he has in several articles published in prestigious scholarly journals and at WFA seminars, that the Schlieffen Plan never existed.

Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921

Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921 by James Wood
ISBN: 9780774817660
Published by UBC Press, University of Washington Press on January 28th 2011
Genres: History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Military, World War I
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: A social and military history of popular Canadian military culture. // For all its faults, Canada’s militia system arguably made Canada better prepared for WWI than either America or England.

Fishermen in Wartime: The Struggle at Sea During the First World War

Fishermen in Wartime: The Struggle at Sea During the First World WarFishermen in Wartime: The Struggle at Sea During the First World War by Walter Wood
ISBN: 0857067478
Published by Leonaur on December 11th 2011
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 164

Len's Summary: A recounting of North Sea fishermen and their ships employed as mine sweepers and anti-submarine patrol vessels.

Media, Memory and the First World War

Media, Memory and the First World WarMedia, Memory and the First World War by David Williams
ISBN: 0773539077
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press on September 2nd 2011
Genres: Military, Social Science, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: How the dominant means of communication in popular culture, whether it be oral, written or digital, shapes the structure of memory within that culture. // An interdisciplinary look at how The Great War was depicted at the time, over time and is depicted now.

Tumult in the Clouds – The Aviation Art of Russell Smith

Tumult in the Clouds – The Aviation Art of Russell SmithTumult in the Clouds – The Aviation Art of Russell Smith by Jim Wilberg, Jack Herris
ISBN: 1935881027
Published by Aeronaut Books on December 31st 2011
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 172

Len's Summary: Forty four of award-winning aviation artist Russell Smith WWI paintings and 20 drawings including Eddie Rickenbacker’s SPAD XIII.

The Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War One

The Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War OneThe Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War One by Ian Westwell
ISBN: 9781844769568
Published by Southwater on February 1st 2011
Genres: Illustrated, Military, Weapons, World War I
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Naval and land weapons of The Great War cataloged.

Bolo Pacha: A Forgotten Story About Men & Women Who Made History in WWI

Bolo Pacha: A Forgotten Story About Men & Women Who Made History in WWIBolo Pacha: A Forgotten Story About Men & Women Who Made History in WWI by Shelby F. Westbrook
ISBN: 9781426921759
Published by AuthorHouse on January 20th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Military, Political Science, World War I
Pages: 108

Len's Summary: Frenchman Paul Marie Bolo was a war profiteer at the heart of a German effort to control French newspapers during WWI.

SEPPL – A Step Ahead of Politics

SEPPL – A Step Ahead of PoliticsSeppl by Klaus Veltjens
ISBN: 9781442145825
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on July 8th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Biography of WWI 35-victory air ace Johann Veltjens, whose career extended into World War II; written by this son.

Letters from a War Bird: The World War I Correspondence of Elliot White Springs

Letters from a War Bird: The World War I Correspondence of Elliot White SpringsLetters from a War Bird: The World War I Correspondence of Elliot White Springs by David K. Vaughan, Elliot White Springs
ISBN: 9781611170405
Published by University of South Carolina Press on January 1st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, United States, World War I
Pages: 358

Len's Summary: Reprint of a famous memoir written by an AEF pursuit pilot.

The Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in The Great War

The Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in The Great WarThe Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in The Great War by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9780747597797
Published by A&C Black on October 3rd 2011
Genres: 19th Century, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: A compilation of more than 50 private diaries, interviews and letters written by British soldiers.

Tommy’s Ark: Soldiers and Their Animals in the Great War

Tommy’s Ark: Soldiers and Their Animals in the Great WarTommy's Ark: Soldiers and Their Animals in the Great War by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9781408810071
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on June 6th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, 19th Century
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: British soldiers and their pets at the front.

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.

Ace of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst Udet

Ace of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst UdetAce of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst Udet by Ernst Udet
ISBN: 9781848327085
Published by Frontline Books on October 2013
Genres: Aviation, Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 202

Len's Summary: With an introductory essay placing Udet’s career in the context of his time. // Autobiography of Germany’s second leading WWI ace first published in 1936.

British & Allied Aircraft Manufacturers of the First World War

British & Allied Aircraft Manufacturers of the First World WarBritish & Allied Aircraft Manufacturers of the First World War by Terry C. Treadwell
ISBN: 144560101X
Published by Amberley Publishing on February 1st 2011
Genres: Aviation, Military, World War I
Pages: 252

Desert Hell: the British Invasion of Mesopotamia

Desert Hell: the British Invasion of MesopotamiaDesert Hell: the British Invasion of Mesopotamia by Charles Townshend
ISBN: 9780674059993
Published by Harvard University Press on February 22nd 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Middle East, General
Pages: 623

Len's Summary: A cautionary tale of imperial overreach.

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.

Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family – A Test of Will and Faith in World War I

Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family – A Test of Will and Faith in World War IConscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family – A Test of Will and Faith in World War I by Louisa Thomas
ISBN: 9780143120995
Published by Penguin Books on May 29th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Political Science, Peace
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A look at the tumultuous years of the early 20th century through the eyes of the Thomas brothers.

The Horse in War: Horses & Mules in the Allied Armies During the First World War, 1914-18

The Horse in War: Horses & Mules in the Allied Armies During the First World War, 1914-18The Horse in War: Horses & Mules in the Allied Armies During the First World War, 1914-18 by D.S. Tamblyn
ISBN: 0857067869
Published by Leonaur on December 12th 2011
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 136

Len's Summary: The Great War was last big war where equine locomotion predominated.

Year of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman Past

Year of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman PastYear of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman Past by Salim Tamari, Ihsan Salih Turjman
ISBN: 0520259556
Published by University of California Press on September 1st 2011
Genres: General, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 214

Len's Summary: The diaries of an Ottoman soldier from Jerusalem trace the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire from a Palestinian point of view. The authors’ introduction places the events of 1914-1917 including Ottoman military defeats and expulsion from Palestine in a larger context of change accelerated by war.

The First World War: A Concise Global History

The First World War: A Concise Global HistoryThe First World War: A Concise Global History by William Kelleher Storey
ISBN: 9780742541467
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on September 16th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 193

Len's Summary: A narrative history emphasizing the role of the environment and of new and old technologies. // A new history concentrating on environmental and technical aspects of the conflict and how the war changed peoples’ perceptions of their surroundings and relations to machinery.

With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat, 1918

With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat, 1918With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat, 1918 by David Stevenson
ISBN: 9780674062269
Published by Harvard University Press on September 19th 2011
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, United States, Political Science, International Relations
Pages: 688

Len's Summary: A broad, sagely crafted political-military analysis of the 1918 end game of WWI focusing on the basis for the Allies’ incomplete victory and implications for peace. The author also wrote the excellent Armaments and the Coming of War, 1904-1914 (Oxford, 1996).

At the Front in a Flivver

At the Front in a FlivverAt the Front in a Flivver by William Yorke Stevenson
ISBN: 9781103275922
Published by BiblioBazaar on 2009
Genres: General, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: First published in 1922, this is a scanned reproduction of the original work, a combination of his diary and letters home.by American Field Service ambulance driver Stevenson who served on the Somme, at Verdun and in the Argonne Forest.

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.

On Four Fronts With the Royal Naval Division During the First World War 1914-1918

On Four Fronts With the Royal Naval Division During the First World War 1914-1918On Four Fronts With the Royal Naval Division During the First World War 1914-1918 by Geoffrey Sparrow, J.N. Macbean Ross
ISBN: 0857067168
Published by Leonaur on August 22nd 2011
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 172

Len's Summary: It was Winston Churchill’s idea to make infantrymen out of surplus naval reservists and Royal Marines not assigned to ships in 1914. This division, the first of the new army divisions, saw action at Antwerp in 1914 and later fought at Gallipoli and again in Flanders finally becoming the 63rd Division as the numbers of naval personnel were depleted by battle casualties.

World War One: The Global Revolution

World War One: The Global RevolutionWorld War One: The Global Revolution by Lawrence Sondhaus
ISBN: 9780521736268
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 31st 2011
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I
Pages: 560

Len's Summary: A new introduction and analysis of the causes and effects of The Great War.

Confusion of Command: The Memoirs of Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas D’Oyly ‘Snowball ‘Snow, 1914-1918

Confusion of Command: The Memoirs of Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas D’Oyly ‘Snowball ‘Snow, 1914-1918Confusion of Command: The Memoirs of Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas D'Oyly 'Snowball 'Snow, 1914-1918 by Thomas D'Oyly Snow
ISBN: 1848325754
Published by Frontline Books on February 1st 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: Western Front memoirs of a BEF general.

That’s War

That’s WarThat's War by William Arthur Sirmon
ISBN: 1462880983
Published by Xlibris Corporation on June 27th 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 168

Len's Summary: The diary of a regular army officer, a veteran of the Philippine Constabulary and DSC-winner in the 82nd division in France.

Britain and World War One

Britain and World War OneBritain and World War One by Alan G. V. Simmonds
ISBN: 9781136629976
Published by Routledge on March 1st 2013
Genres: History, General, History, Europe, Western, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Another of Sheldon’s works that draws on German regimental histories to trace the opening battles from the German perspective.

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 Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army

The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British ArmyThe Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army by Gary Sheffield
ISBN: 9781845136918
Published by Aurum on May 1st 2012
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 460

Len's Summary: Another in a long line of examinations of the generalship of Sir Douglas Haig by a premier British military historian. As usual, Sheffield’s work is particularly readable.

Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923

Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923 by Ingrid Sharp, Matthew Stibbe
ISBN: 9789004191723
Published by Brill on February 14th 2011
Genres: Social Science, Women's Studies, Feminism & Feminist Theory, History, Europe, General
Pages: 428

Len's Summary: An interdisciplinary work of eighteen chapters covering the countries of Europe examining the importance of women and their causes in creating a post war agenda.

Warrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse

Warrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War HorseWarrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse by Jack Seely
ISBN: 9781908216106
Published by Racing Post & Raceform on October 10th 2011
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: First published in 1934, this tells the tale of a horse which survived five years of service on the Western Front.

Guerrilla Leader: T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt

Guerrilla Leader: T. E. Lawrence and the Arab RevoltGuerrilla Leader by James J. Schneider
ISBN: 9780553807646
Published by Bantam Books on November 8th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Middle East, General, World War I
Pages: 328

Len's Summary: Puts aside Lawrence mythology to examine his influence on battlefield leadership.

Reinventing Warfare 1914-18: Novel Munitions and Tactics of Trench Warfare

Reinventing Warfare 1914-18: Novel Munitions and Tactics of Trench Warfareby Anthony Saunders
ISBN: 9781441123817
Published by A&C Black on February 9th 2012
Genres: History, 16th Century, Military, General, World War I
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: The complexity of invention and innovative tactics using new weaponry such as the rifle grenade, Mills Bomb and the Stokes mortar. By the same author: Trench Warfare 1850-1950 (Pen & Sword, 2010); Dominating the Enemy: War in the Trenches, 1914-1918 (Sutton, 2000); and, Weapons of the Trench War, 1914-18 (Sutton, 1999)

The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

The Indian Army in the Two World WarsThe Indian Army in the Two World Wars by Kaushik Roy
ISBN: 9789004185500
Published by Brill on October 14th 2011
Genres: History, Military, General, India
Pages: 553

Len's Summary: A series of essay (10 of them on WWI) reflecting original research by Dennis Showalter among others.

Landscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great War

Landscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great WarLandscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great War by Ross J. Wilson
ISBN: 9780415808057
Published by Routledge on October 24th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 244

Len's Summary: Historical anthropology: A multidisciplinary study of how British soldiers responded to the war landscape building a sense of place in a hostile, unpredictable environment.

The Last of the Ebb: The Battle of the Aisne, 1918

The Last of the Ebb: The Battle of the Aisne, 1918The Last of the Ebb: The Battle of the Aisne, 1918 by Sidney Rogerson
ISBN: 9781848326118
Published by Frontline Books on January 26th 2012
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The experiences of a young West Yorkshire officer in the spring of 1918.