Great War Dust Jackets

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Stalky’s Reminiscences by L C Dunsterville Cape 1928. Recollections from Kipling's friend & commander of Dunsterforce

Stratford 1927

A Subaltern’s War by Charles Edmonds (Carrington) Davies 1929. Part of the Soldiers Tales series

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 by Wilfrid 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.

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Cassell 1918
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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 (from Tom Donovan)

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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)

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Rich & Cowan 1933. His collected essays on the War.
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With Our Soldiers in France by Sherwood Eddy Associated Press 1917 & 1918. The story of the American YMCA volunteers in France.

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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
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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)

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Escapes & Adventures by Wallace Ellison Readers Union 1935 (fp. Blackwood 1928)

Escapes from various German camps

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War Books by Cyril Falls Peter Davies 1930. 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)

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McCaw, Stevenson 1922. History of the 36th Ulster Div. In the Great War

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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 1920)

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Inside Constantinople by Lewis Einstein Murray 1917 2nd imp.(US issue?) (from Geoffrey Miller)

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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

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Give ‘Way to the Right by Chris Emmett Naylor 1934. With the AEF (from JRF)

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Appleton 1922 (this may be a later imp.) This outstanding War novel was a huge seller at the time. Graphic battle scenes.

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Bodley Head 1921 (5th imp.) The ex. RAF Major & Kent & England Test cricketer recalls his time as a POW & escapee from German & Palestinian camps.

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We Dive at Dawn by Kenneth Edwards Rich & Cowan 1939. Submarine warfare

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Davies 1930. 4th imp.

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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.

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Sifton Praed 1935. Mesopotamia 1914 - 1918

Somme Harvest by Giles Eyre Jarrolds 1938. A Rifleman in the summer of 1916. Indispensable memoir.

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Putnam 1928 (fp 1921) This is the 10th printing but only the second jacket I’ve ever seen.

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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)

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Macmillan 1923 A powerful argument against the Waste of War with some useful statistics.

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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).

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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).

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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

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Selwyn & Blount 1931. Biography of the assassinated Archduke.

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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.

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Longmans 1926. Sir Gerald questions the attack on the Dardanelles in 1915.

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The German Spy System by William Le Queux Hodder 1915 (fp 1914) Jacket by Edmund Blampied (from Andrew Hall)

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Murray 1917. 1st reprint

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Hodder 1920

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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

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1936 re-issue from Cape using a new title.