Stalky’s Reminiscences by L C Dunsterville Cape 1928. Recollections from Kipling's
friend & commander of Dunsterforce
A Subaltern’s War by Charles Edmonds (Carrington) Davies 1929. Part of the Soldiers
The Big Fight by David Fallon Watt 1918. Served with Australian & British Battalions.
Over the Top & First Call by Arthur Guy Empey Putnam 1917 & 1918
Rich & Cowan 1934
Heinemann 1936. Novel
When Armageddon Came, Scots Guard, Love and Strife & Way of Revelation byWilfrid
Ewart . The US edition of ‘Revelation’ is taken from an old E-Bay listing. Surely
someone has the UK edition - it was sold by Peter Joliffe some 20 years ago.
The Waste Land by T S Eliot Boni & Liveright 1922. If this isn’t about the war then
I don’t know what is! (from Sotheby’s)
Rich & Cowan 1933. His collected essays on the War.
With Our Soldiers in France by Sherwood Eddy Associated Press 1917 & 1918. The story
of the American YMCA volunteers in France.
Macmillan 1922. An example from the Official History of the War which ran to 14 text vols., 8 vols. of Maps & 4 appendices for France & Flanders alone. Pub. Between 1922 & 1949
Ben the War Horse by Walter Dyer Holt 1938 (f.p. 1919) The story of the horse that
won the Croix de Guerre with the Marines (from Fons)
Escapes & Adventures by Wallace Ellison Readers Union 1935 (fp. Blackwood 1918)
Escapes from various German camps
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War Books by Cyril Falls Peter Davies 1930. Variant jacket. Highly opinionated but
essential guide. A shame it came out so early, missing many essential titles. Bob
Wyatt produced an enlarged version in 1989. (from Nick Fletcher)
The Tunnellers of Holzminden by H G Durnford Cambridge 1930 2nd ed. One of the most
daring escapes of the War.
The copy below (from Cat’s Cradle Books) is also described as the same 1930 ed (fp
Inside Constantinople by Lewis Einstein Murray 1917 2nd imp.(US issue?) (from Geoffrey
The Second Twentieth by Capt. W R Elliot Gale & Polden 1920 A workmanlike account
(‘having no literary aspirations’ said Cyril Falls). Illustrated by Sidney Court
Give ‘Way to the Right by Chris Emmett Naylor 1934. With the AEF (from JRF)
Appleton 1922 (this may be a later imp.) This outstanding War novel was a huge seller
at the time. Graphic battle scenes.
Bodley Head 1921 (5th imp.) The ex. RAF Major & Kent & England Test cricketer recalls
his time as a POW & escapee from German & Palestinian camps.
We Dive at Dawn by Kenneth Edwards Rich & Cowan 1939. Submarine warfare
Davies 1930. 4th imp.
Sifton Praed 1935. Mesopotamia 1914 - 1918
Somme Harvest by Giles Eyre Jarrolds 1938. A Rifleman in the summer of 1916. Indispensable
Putnam 1928 (fp 1921) This is the 10th printing but only the second jacket I’ve ever
Lippincott 1916 (by Marcel Dupont) A Light Cavalry officer in 1914 - 15 with a moving
account of the 1914 Winter truce (from David & Helen Pritchard)
Macmillan 1923 A powerful argument against the Waste of War with some useful statistics.
Routledge 1935. A study of the International Armaments Industry
‘The Big Fight’
Cassell 1918. Scarce UK edition whose jacket is similar to that on Tank Major’s
‘Tank Tales’ from the same publisher. (image derived from my & John Etheridge’s copy).
Allen & Unwin 1930. Diary of a Prussian Dragoon officer captured by the Cossacks
in 1915. POW in Eastern Siberia.
General Headquarters by Von Falkenhayn Hutchinson 1919. German high command viewpoint
of the war
Selwyn & Blount 1931. Biography of the assassinated Archduke.
Hodder 1918. Jacket by Edgar A. Holloway. Tales of work & play on the Western Front
by the Chief Commissioner of the Church Army in France.
Longmans 1926. Sir Gerald questions the attack on the Dardanelles in 1915.
The German Spy System by William Le Queux Hodder 1915 (fp 1914) Jacket by Edmund
Blampied (from Andrew Hall)
Murray 1917. 1st reprint
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Melrose 1921. Excellent battalion history by one of its officers.
A Maid and a Million Men by James Dunton Grosset & Dunlap 1919
1936 re-issue from Cape using a new title.
McCaw, Stevenson 1922. History of the 36th Ulster Div. In the Great War
Peter Davies 1930
(from David & Helen Pritchard)
Hutchinson 1939. Ewing ran the Admiralty cryptanalysis section from Room 40. Their
deciphering of the Zimmerman telegram in 1917 was thought to have been a major reason
for America joining the War.
Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1941
McClelland, Stewart 1918. Poetry for Soldiers at the Front.
(from The Odd Book).
Going Across by M St Helier Evans Johns (Newport) 1952 with 9th Welch in the Butterfly
division. Outside the time limit but such a nice jacket.
UK edition of ‘Over the Top’, also Putnam 1917 (from Grant Morrow).
Blackwood 1918 (from John Etheridge)
Houghton Mifflin 1926. The author was an English Baron. The story of a young man
who reads his own obituary & so writes his own story.
Heinemann 1916 (part of the ‘Soldiers Tales of the Great War’ series). The story
of a Schleswig Dane forced to fight for the Germans (from Mark Terry).
Knopf 1930. US edition of the book alongside.
Doran 1919. The US Ambassador to Denmark from 1907-1918 observes German aggression.
(from Mike’s Library)
Cornish Bros. 1922. Early Battalion History by the author of ‘A Subaltern’s War’.