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A clutch of Keble Chatterton’s Naval Histories
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Longmans 1930. Stories from the founder of Talbot House, Poperinghe
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Chatto 1920 3rd imp.
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Hurst & Blackett 1936. Below cheap ed. From same year
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Hodder 1947 (f.p.1940). Spy story featuring the double lives of a double agent (pseudonyms of Adelaide Manning & Cyril Coles) (from Fons).

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Hurst & Blackett 1932 & 1936 (f.p.1935) & Sidgwick & Jackson 1923

Hodder 1919 Part of a series of novels. The Canadian edition alongside, McClelland & Stewart 1919 subtly changes the grammar of the title.
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A. L. Burt (after Doran) 1917 & Hodder 1919 (Cheap ed.) Novel. The author was a Major & Chaplain with 43rd Cameron Highlanders (from Fons).
Sampson Low 1916 (2nd imp.) & Sampson Low 1916. American War reporter attached to Sir John French’s Headquarters
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Doran 1915. Novel. US war correspondent in the Russian lines meets woman revolutionary & becomes fervent pacifist (from Fons).
Hutchinson 1930. In the ranks with the HAC at Ypres in 1915
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Epworth Press 1919. Life in the trenches & its religious parallels!

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Duckworth 1931 An Austrian incarcerated for the duration tells the rare story of British internment.

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Angus & Robertson 1933. A small section deals with his time in Gallipoli (from Andrew Harrison)

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Thornton-Butterworth 1st UK 1923 - 1931 (top) & Scribners 1st US 1923 - 1931 (below) Churchill’s masterful history of the War

(from The Churchill Book Specialist - $12,000 / set)

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John Murray 1916 A prewar German plot to extend their Empire from France to the Persian Gulf (from Geoffrey Miller)

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John Long 1937 Little known novel tracing the lives of a group of young men through the War. About 1/3rd of the book is set at the Front.

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John Murray 1920. With the Gold Coast Regiment in East Africa against von Lettow-Vorbeck. A classic covering a period not recorded in the Official History

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Nelson 1916 (fp 1903) The earliest copy I’ve seen in a jacket. Obviously not a WW1 book but its plot of the discovery of German plans to invade England, which is said to have led to the building of the Naval base at Scapa Flow, prefigures the War so closely it can be seen as the precursor of all WW1 literature (from Adrian Harrington Rare Books)

Quality Press 1938. The author served with the 66th East Lancs Div., Army Service Corps.

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Literary Guild of America 1941

(from Fons)

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Centenary Press 1932. ‘Tubby’ Clayton’s letters to his mother, 1915 - 1918.

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Robertson & Mullens 1942. Jacket by Gerald Muir.
Highest scoring Air Ace of the Australian Flying Corps (from Nick Fletcher)
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Grosset & Dunlap 1918 (revised ed) Impressions of the War written near the front (from Fons)

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Williams & Norgate 1928 revised ed. (fp 1923) How Germany obtained supplies prior to her collapse

(from David Ainsworth)

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Duckworth 1931. Cheap edition.

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Hodder 1938. Connor (Charles Gordon) was senior chaplain to the 3rd Canadian Division.

Viking 1935 Filmed by Stanley Kubrick
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Heinemann 1935 (from David Ainsworth)

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Samuel French NY 1935. Play based on Humphrey Cobb’s Novel. (from Babylon Revisited)

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Sidgwick 1922. 2nd impression. Keble Chatterton’s story of the heavily armoured ships disguised as Merchant vessels.

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Hurst & Blackett 9th imp.

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Angus & Robertson 1941. Biography of the Air Observer/Gunner Ernest Mustard who flew with the Air Ace Ross Smith (from Nick Fletcher)

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Thornton Butterworth 1937 Jacket by Bip Pares. The story of the soldier’s from 2 Canadian families & their experiences at the Front

(from James Calhoun).

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Cornish Brothers 1928

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Rich & Cowan 1938. Autobiography of a Stoker by ‘Clinker Knocker’

(from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Privately Printed 1957. Diary of Arthur Henry Cook, DCM, MM. 1st Somerset Light Infantry. (probably no jacket issued)

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Penn 1922. First of 4 novels telling the story of Jeanne whose parents are killed by the advancing Germans & is rescued from starvation by an American doctor.

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Doran 1917. War correspondent with the German forces.

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Scribner 1918. General history of the U-Boat campaign (from Between-the-Covers).

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Appleton N.Y. 1918. A doctor tells us who looks after the wounded in War.

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Doran 1918. Novel. A sympathetic portrayal of a German spy in England.

(from Babylon Revisited)

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Century Co. 1919 US army engineers in the War (from Babylon Revisited).

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28th Battalion Trustees Public Library, Perth 1922 by Col. H. B. Collett. Vol.1 Egypt & Gallipoli.

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Cassell 1930 DCLI in 1900, Boer War, Ulster & War Office.

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Privately printed 1920. An above average Battalion history of the 2nd Tyneside Pioneers.