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1441125108
Hardback:First World War - still no end in sight, the end of capitalism, the end of socialism, the end of modernity:2014
Author: Furedi, Frank
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Resource type: Physical
Note: This book argues that the battle of ideas which crystallised during the course of the Great War continue to the present. It claims that the disputes about lifestyles and identity - the culture wars of today - are only the latest expressions of a century long conflict. General adult
224 pages ; 22 cm (hbk)
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1845137108
Hardback:The Western Front companion, the complete guide to how the armies fought for four devastating years, 1914-1918:2013
Author: Adkin, Mark
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Aurum
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is the definitive work on the battles of the Western Front. In 350,000 words of text, over a hundred original maps and diagrams, and hundreds of stunning and often rarely-seen photographs, Adkin anatomises every aspect of the four years of fighting, from the railway supply lines to the trench formations, the shell trajectories to the ambulance corps, from the organisational hierarchies and command systems of every army to the plethora of memorials, cemeteries and ossuaries that today commemorate this titanic conflict. General adult
528 pages, illustrations, maps ; 29 cm (hbk)
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0593067606
Hardback:1914, fight the good fight, Britain, the army and the coming of the First World War:2013
Author: Mallinson, Allan
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Allan Mallinson has written a new history of the origins - and the opening first few weeks fighting - of what would become known as 'the war to end all wars'. He explains the grand strategic shift that occurred in the century before the war, the British Army's regeneration after its drubbings in its fight against the Boer, its almost calamitous experience of the first 20 days' fighting in Flanders, and the point at which the BEF took up the pick and the spade in the middle of September 1914. General adult
xxii, 503 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 25 cm (hbk)
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0091888875
Paperback:Forgotten voices of the Great War, a new history of WWI in the words of the men and women who were there:2002
Author: Arthur, Max
Year: 2002
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Ebury
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a landmark work using unique Imperial War Museum archive material, in which the story of World War One is told in the words of the men and women who were actually there. Originally published: 2002
416p, ill. ; 200x160mm (pbk)
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0857332414
Hardback:Great War Tommy, the British soldier, 1914-18 (all models), an insight into the uniform, equipment, weaponry and lifestyle of the British Great War soldier:2013
Author: Doyle, Peter
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Haynes
Resource type: Physical
Note: There is an abiding fascination in the uniform and equipment of the British Great War soldier. What was it like to wear? What were puttees? What does a gas mask look like? How heavy was the equipment? How did you dig a trench? These and other typical questions are answered in this manual, providing a vivid insight into life during the Great War for the average 'Tommy Atkins'. General adult
Title series: Owners' workshop manual
156 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 28 cm (hbk)
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0297608088
Hardback:The war behind the wire, the life, death and glory of British prisoners of war, 1914-18:2014
Author: Lewis-Stempel, John
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: On capture, British officers and men were routinely told by the Germans 'for you the war is over', but this couldn't be further from the truth. The British soldiers taken prisoner in 1914-18 - about 12% of the entire army - merely exchanged one barbed-wire battlefield for another. And it was in the Kaiser's camps, far from the blasted trenches of the 'official' war, that the fighting spirit of the British Tommy was exemplified. General adult
xxiii, 342 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0091926289
Paperback:Forgotten voices of the Somme, the most devastating battle of the Great War in the words of those who survived:2009
Author: Levine, Joshua
Author: Imperial War Museum, Great Britain
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Ebury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published in association with the Imperial War Museum Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, 'Forgotten Voices of the Somme' presents an intimate, harsh but often poignant insight into life on the front line: from the day-to-day struggle of extraordinary circumstances to the white heat of battle and the constant threat of injury or death. General adult
304 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1409102149
Paperback:Six weeks, the short and gallant life of the British officer in the First World War:2011
Author: Lewis-Stempel, John
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion
Resource type: Physical
Note: John Lewis-Stempel reveals what motivated British officers, facing an average life expectancy of six weeks once they reached the frontline. He shows the life they led in the trenches, how they kept up the spirits of their men, & how they tried to behave with honour in a world where their codes of conduct were being shot to pieces. General adult
vii, 358 p., [16] p. of plates, ill. (some col.), map, ports. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1780973969
Hardback:The First World War in 100 objects, the story of the Great War told through the objects that shaped it:2013
Author: Sheffield, G. D.
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
Resource type: Physical
Note: The First World War was one of the seminal events in world history. This book traces its history through the examination of iconic items like the Zeppelin, the gas mask and Winston Churchill's cigar, to personal objects which tell the poignant stories of individuals and official documents, medals and badges. General adult
256 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm (hbk)
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0141019980
Paperback:The three emperors, three cousins, three empires and the road to World War One:2010
Author: Carter, Miranda
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Written by the award-winning author of 'Anthony Blunt: His Lives', this is the story of the rulers of Germany, Britain and Russia at the turn of the 20th century, told using the correspondence between the three rulers and other historical sources. General adult
xxiv, 568 p., [32] p. of plates, ill., maps, ports. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1846683432
Paperback:The beauty and the sorrow, an intimate history of the First World War:2012
Author: Englund, Peter
Year: 2012
Language: English, Swedish
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Profile
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: 2011 Describing the experiences of 20 ordinary people from around the world, all now known, the author explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty. General adult Translated from the Swedish
xii, 532 p., [32] p. of plates, ill., ports. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141020792
Paperback:With our backs to the wall, victory and defeat in 1918:2012
Author: Stevenson, D.
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: The author tells the story of the final year of the First World War, and goes to the roots of this dramatic reversal of fortune, analysing the reasons for Allied success and the collapse of Germany and its partners. Everything from food supply to finance, from strategy to technology, logistics and morale is explored. General adult
xxi, 688 p., [16] p. of plates, ill., maps, ports. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1780721811
Paperback:Fred's war, how a doctor took his camera to the trenches, 1914-1915:2013
Author: Davidson, Andrew
Author: Davidson, Fred
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Short Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: The extraordinary story of a young doctor who in 1914 illegally took his camera to war. This book shows his remarkable photographs for the first time and offers an unusually intimate portrait of life among a band of brothers. It also examines just how ill-prepared Army doctors were for the carnage they faced, and asks, how did they cope? General adult
1 volume, illustrations (black and white) (pbk)
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1782391991
Hardback:Lawrence in Arabia, war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East:2014
Author: Anderson, Scott
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history - the Arab Revolt, and the secret game to control the Middle East. General adult
592 pages, illustrations (hbk)
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0099584182
Paperback:Wounded, the long journey home from the Great War:2014
Author: Mayhew, E. R.
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Wounded' is the story of a journey: from injury on the battlefield to recovery in Britain. It is the story of the soldiers themselves, from the aid post in the trenches to the casualty clearing station in the rear, from the base hospital to the ambulance train returning them to Blighty. But it is also the story of those who cared for them - stretcher bearers and medical officers, surgeons and chaplains, nurses and ambulance drivers. General adult
275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007456654
Hardback:Empires of the dead, how one man's vision led to the creation of WWI's war graves:2013
Author: Crane, David
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: William Collins
Resource type: Physical
Note: The extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware. General adult
289 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 22 cm (hbk)
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1444759671
Hardback:Fighting on the Home Front, the legacy of women in World War One:2013
Author: Adie, Kate
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year. General adult
328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0091957214
Hardback:Harry's war, the Great War diary of Harry Drinkwater:2013
Author: Drinkwater, Harry
Editor: Cooksey, Jon
Editor: Griffiths, David
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Ebury Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Like many men of his generation Harry Drinkwater rushed to volunteer for King and country when war was declared in 1914. He joined a regiment of the Birmingham Pals and soon found himself marching through northern France en route to the trenches of the Somme. Unusually though, Harry kept a secret diary of his experiences throughout the war, despite it being illegal for him to do so. 100 years later Harry's words and experiences leap off the page with incredible immediacy and power. General adult
xix, 395 pages, illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0670920061
Hardback:Hundred days, the end of the Great War:2013
Author: Lloyd, Nick
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Viking
Resource type: Physical
Note: Nick Lloyd's 'Hundred Days' explores the brutal, heroic and extraordinary final days of the First World War. On the 11th hour of the 11th day in November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent. The Armistice, which brought the Great War to an end, marked a seminal moment in modern European and world history. Yet the story of how the war ended remains little-known. In this study, Nick Lloyd examines the last days of the war and asks the question: how did it end? General adult
xxxiii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1781852537
Hardback:Peace and war, Britain in 1914:2014
Author: Jones, Nigel H.
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Great Britain-history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Nigel Jones depicts every facet of a year that changed Britain for ever. From gun-running in Ulster to an attack by suffragettes on a Velasquez painting in the National Gallery; from the launch of HMHS Britannic to cricketer J.T. Hearne's 3000th first-class wicket; from the opening of London's first nightclub to the embarking for Belgium of the BEF, he traces the events of a momentous year from its benign domestic beginnings to its descent into the nightmare of European war. General adult
272 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 26 cm (hbk)
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0752488112
Hardback:The First World War in 100 objects:2014
Author: Doyle, Peter
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Objects allow us to reach out and touch the past and they play a living role in history today. Through them we can understand the experience of men and women during the First World War. They bear witness to the stories of men whose only morning comfort in the trenches was the rum ration, children who grew up with only one photograph of the father that they would never get to know, women who would sacrifice their girlhood in hospitals yards from the frontline, pinning a brooch on to remind themselves of a past life. Through these artefacts, Doyle tells the story of the First World War in a whole new light. General adult
351 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm (hbk)
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1844037444
Hardback:A history of the First World War in 100 objects:2014
Author: Hughes-Wilson, John
Contributor: Steel, Nigel
Editor: Hawkins-Dady, Mark
Author: Imperial War Museum, Great Britain,
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published in association with Imperial War Museums This title narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. General adult
448 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 26 cm (hbk)
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0297869183
Hardback:Dorothea's war, the diaries of a First World War nurse:2013
Author: Crewdson, Dorothea
Editor: Crewdson, Richard
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: In April 1915, Dorothea Crewdson, a newly trained Red Cross nurse and her friend Christie, receive instructions to leave for Le Tréport in northern France. Filled with excitement at the prospect of her first paid job, she began writing a diary. She went on to witness and record some of the worst tragedies of the First World War. General adult
xxvi, 357 pages, illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1847922260
Hardback:1913, the world before the Great War:2013
Author: Emmerson, Charles
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: World history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The Bodley Head
Resource type: Physical
Note: Most retrospective accounts of the world in 1913 reduce it to either its most frivolous features - last bright summers in grand aristocratic residences - or to its most destructive ones: the rivalries of great European powers, rumbling social unrest in Russia and the angst of Viennese coffee houses. Proposing a different and more expansive portrait of 1913, Charles Emmerson reveals a year in which a truly global society was emerging for the first time in human history. General adult
xiv, 528 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0857206354
Hardback:The long shadow, the Great War and the twentieth century:2013
Author: Reynolds, David
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 'The Long Shadow', David Reynolds seeks to redress our opinions on the Great War by exploring the true impact of 1914-18 on the 20th century. He posits that some of the Great War's legacies were negative and pernicious but others proved transformative in a positive sense. Tertiary
xxiv, 519 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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