Book Reviews – First World War

This is my main book reviews page for books about the First World War:

30.05.2017 Canada’s Dream Shall Be of Them: Canadian Epitaphs of the Great War – Eric McGeer & Steve Douglas

22.05.2017 Doctors in the Great War – Ian Whitehead

30.04.2017 Military Technology of the First World War – Wolfgang Fleischer

27.03.2017 Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front – Andrew Robertshaw & David Kenyon

09.03.17 They Didn’t Want to Die Virgins: Sex & Morale in the British Army on the Western Front 1914-18 – Bruce Cherry

24.02.17 Soldier From the Wars Returning – Charles Carrington

30.01.17 Cambridgeshire Kitcheners: A History of 11th (Service) Battalion (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment – Joanna Costin

12.01.17 Beneath the Killing Fields: Exploring the Subterranean Landscapes of the Western Front – Matthew Leonard

29.12.16 Public Schools and the Great War – Anthony Seldon & David Walsh

29.11.16 The Illustrated War Reports: Ypres 1914-1915 – Bob Carruthers

18.11.16 The Somme Reconsidered – Peter Liddle

28.10.16 The 1915 Campaign – Andrew Rawson

10.10.16 Ghosts on the Somme – Alastair Fraser, Andrew Robertshaw & Steve Roberts

30.09.16 Ypres 1914: Messines – Nigel Cave & Jack Sheldon

19.09.16 Innocence Slaughtered: Gas and the Transformation of Warfare and Society –  Jean Pascal Zanders (ed.)

21.08.16 Kitchener Wants You: The Man, the Poster, and the Legacy – Martyn Thatcher & Anthony Quinn

11.08.16 The Somme: The Epic Battle in the Soldiers’ own Words and Photographs – Richard Van Emden

12.07.16 Epitaphs of the Great War: The Somme – Sarah Wearne

04.07.16 A Visitor’s Guide: The First Day of the Somme – Jon Cooksey & Jerry Murland

07.06.16 Private Lord Crawford’s Great War Diaries – Christopher Arnander (ed.)

23.05.16 The 1914 Campaign – Andrew Rawson

06.05.16 Somme 1916: Success and Failure on the First Day – Paul Kendall

25.04.16 From the Somme to Victory – Peter Simkins

05.04.16 Images of War: The British at First and Second Ypres – Bob Carruthers

18.03.16 The Fighting Pioneers – Clive Dunn

03.03.16 The Tangier Archive – Carlos Traspaderne (ed.)

18.02.16 Shadows of the Somme – Paul Coffey

07.02.16 Before Action: William Noel Hodgson and the 9th Devons – Charlotte Zeepvat

25.01.16 Victoria Crosses on the Western Front – Paul Oldfield

04.01.16 Poppyganda – Matthew Leonard

14.12.15 1914: Voices from the Battlefields – Matthew Richardson

30.11.2015 Gott Strafe England: The German Air Assault Against Great Britain Vol.1 – Nigel Parker

20.11.2015 Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 – Clayton Donnell

12.11.2015 Dearest Mother:First World War letters home from a young Sapper officer in France & Salonika – Andrew Baines & Joanna Palmer (eds.)

30.10.2015 Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War 1914-1919 – Barry Blades

23.10.2015 Padre, Prisoner and Pen-Pusher – Peter Howson

12.10.2015 Mud, Blood and Determination – Simon Peaple

30.09.2015 Brothers in Arms – Karen Farrington (ed.)

14.09.2015 Subterranean Sappers – Iain McHenry

08.09.2015 1918: The Last Act – Barrie Pitt

17.08.2015 Visiting the Fallen: Arras North – Peter Hughes

26.06.2015 They Were There! 1914 – William Langford (ed.)

18.06.2015 Dorking in the Great War – Kathryn Atherton

19.05.2015 The British Army in Italy 1917-1918 – John & Eileen Wilks

08.05.2015 Command and Morale – Gary Sheffield

30.04.2015 The Home Front in the Great War – David Bilton

30.03.2015 The Great War – Field Marshal von Hindenburg

10.03.2015 Machine Gunner 1914-1918 – C. E. Crutchley

23.02.2015 Haig’s Medical Officer – Eugene P. Ryan (ed.)

28.01.2015 A Motorcycle Courier in the Great War – Captain WHL Watson

19.01.2015 All the Bright Company of Heaven – Renny Richardson

08.01.2015 Herbert Columbine VC – Carole McEntee-Taylor

24.12.2014 The Christmas Match – Pehr Thermaenius

09.12.2014 Great War Railwaymen – Jeremy Higgins

03.12.2014 The Battle Book of Ypres – Beatrix Brice

24.11.2014 Teenage Tommy – Richard van Emden

05.11.2014 Mud and Bodies – Saul David (ed.)

30.10.2014 Londoners on the Western Front – David Martin

19.10.2014 Facts about Fritz – Robin Schäfer & Tim Hardy

13.10.2014 9th Service Battalion The Sherwood Foresters – John Morse

17.09.2014 A Sacrifice of Innocents – Alan Barker

31.08.2014 Major & Mrs Holt’s Battlefield Guide to Western Front – North – Tonie & Valmai Holt

28.07.2014 The Retreat from Mons: North – Jon Cooksey & Jerry Murland

21.07.2014 Ypres 1914: Langemarck – Jack Sheldon & Nigel Cave

07.07.2014 Men, Horses, Mud and Stew – Wilfred Cook, edited by Audrey Larkins

20.06.2014 Ace of the Black Cross – Ernst Udet

02.06.2014 Sailor in the Desert – David Gunn

25.04.2014 Sniping in France – Major H. Hesketh-Prichard

15.04.2014 Sorrow Into Pride – Ken Wayman & Barry Crutchley

07.04.2014 Into Touch – Nigel McCrery

16.03.2014 Above Ypres – Bernard Deneckere

15.02.2014 The Life of Major Lanoe Hawker VC – Tyrrel Hawker

23.01.2014 ‘Til the Boys Come Home – Clare Mayo

09.01.2014 Recollections of the Great War in the Air – James McConnell

02.01.2014 The Great War Handbook – Geoff Bridger

15.12.2013 The Devil’s Carnival – John Sneddon

22.11.2013 17th Manchesters – John Hartley

12.11.2013 Dalwood Great War Memorial 1914-1919 – Alison Morgan

28.10.2013 Somme Intelligence – William Langford

24.09.2013 Accrington’s Pals: The Full Story – Andrew Jackson

16.09.2013 Listening to Ludendorff Paul Goldschmidt (Brendan Whyte ed.)

09.09.2013 Slaughter on the Somme 1 July 1916 – Martin Mace & John Grehan

02.09.2013 And They Loved Not Their Lives Unto Death – Steve Smith

27.08.2013 Posters of the Great War – Frederick Hadley & Martin Pegler

22.08.2013 The Life & Death of an RFA Subaltern on the Western Front – Keith Brain

13.08.2013 The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players – Stephen Cooper

30.07.2013 The Nek: A Gallipoli Tragedy – Peter Burness

09.07.2013 Lander’s War – Charles Lander (Michael Harrison ed.)

02.06.2013 Machine Gunner on the Somme – Eric Bird (Sue Sturley ed.)

28.05.2013 World War One: A Layman’s Guide – Scott Addington

15.03.2013 Halesowen War Memorial – Michael L. Green

26.02.2013 Herbert at War 1914-1918 – Herbert Ewing (John Ewing ed.)

14.01.2013 Killing Time: The Archaeology of the First World War – Nicholas Saunders

06.12.2012 The First Day on the Somme – Martin Middlebrook

13.11.2012 Letters Homes 1914-1919 – John Harker (Rosemary Rainbird ed.)

08.10.2012 The Death of Glory – Robin Neillands

08.08.2012 The Quick and The Dead – Richard Van Emden

18.07.2012 A Village at War – John Callcut

01.07.2012 The Missing of the Somme – Geoff Dyer

14.06.2012 Six Weeks – John Lewis-Stempel

10.06.2012 A Major Soldier – Ted Bailey

18.05.2012 The Somme – A.H. Farrar-Hockley

08.05.2012 A Quartermaster at the Front – Edwin Astill (ed.)

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