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Grosset & Dunlap 1929. Later issue film tie-in
Rich & Cowan 1935. Memoir
Thornton Butterworth 1929 War-time detective fiction
Junger’s 2 indispensable war memoirs
Chatto 1929
Chatto 1930
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Methuen 1929 & Dutton 1929 (from Nick Fletcher).The definitive guide to the War Cemeteries
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Dutton 1930. Hungarian on the Russian Front & as a POW during the Revolution. Jacket by the author
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Geoffrey Bles 1932 in 2 vols
(from Tom Donovan)
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Gotham House 1940 (from JRF)
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Benn 1930. East Indies & Egyptian Seaplane Service (from JRF)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by V B Ibanez Constable 1919. & A L Burt Photoplay ed. (late 1920s?) Novel (below Dutton 1921. 177th thousand).

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Doubleday 1929

In Parenthesis by David Jones Faber 1937. If you only read one war book ...

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Hutchinson 1931. Lt.Col. & Machine-Gun officer with 33rd Div.
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3 versions of Rupert Hughes novel about a prize-fighter who reluctantly goes to the front only to become a hero. Filmed with Richard Barthelmess as the fighter.  Readers Union (1928) (from Jeremy Carson) & Grosset & Dunlap 1930 & 1927

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The Desrt Column by Ion Idriess Angus & Robertson 1944, 1951 & 1932.. Leaves from the diary of an Australian trooper in Gallipoli, Sinai & Palestine with 5th Light Horse Regiment (all from Nick Fletcher, the later jacket by Edgar Holloway, showing the charge of 4th Light Horse at Beersheba, is a facsimile)

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A Soldier’s Diary by Will Judy Judy Pub. 1931. At the front with the 33rd Div., AEF.

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Silurians by D D Jones Arthur Stockwell 1939. Little known very Welsh romance in which the hero wins a VC in Flanders.

Max Immelman Eagle of Lille Hamilton 1935. Biography

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Hutchinson 1932. Further Memoirs.

1932 3rd imp. below

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Blown in by the Draft by Frazier Hunt Doubleday 1918

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Westminster City Pub. Co. 1934. The story of the 39th Divisional Field Ambulance.

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Faith Press 1916

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Four Infantrymen on the Western Front by Ernst Johannsen Methuen 1930

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Torment by C E Jacomb Melrose 1920. From the War Office to the Western Front with 23rd Royal Fusiliers. Scarce & invaluable memoir.

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Farewell to Youth by Storm Jameson Knopf 1928 Jacket by Ronald McRae. A returning soldier finds his wife has been unfaithful.

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Flash Spotters by John Innes Allen & Unwin 1935. The work of the men who found the guns (Vergette-Whitehorn collection)

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Mice in Oxygen by Gerald Huntbach Cecil Palmer 1930 One of the few plays set in the trenches. Its unfortunate reliance on Scottish dialect make it a hard slog!

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The Royal Naval Division by Douglas Jerrold Hutchinson 1927 1st cheap ed.(fp 1923) An indispensable history according to Cyril Falls who gives it 2 stars (from David Ainsworth)

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False Witness by Johannes Jorgensen Hodder 1916. From the Danish ‘Klokke Roland’. An indictment of the German War aims.

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G & D after 1919 & Dent 1919 (below). A German female spy traps a Spanish Captain into delivering oil to th Germans.

Nicholson & Watson 1938
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Nicholson & Watson 1934
Privately printed memoir 1932 Capt. 1st Loyal North Lancs. Aug. 1914 - Feb.1915
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Macmillan 1938. History of the Machine Gun Corps 1916-1922

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Bobbs-Merrill 1928 American plans for the War & their implementation (from Andrew Harrison)

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Bobbs-Merrill 1929. Espionage during the War (from Between-the-Covers)

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Herbert Jenkins 1928. The brief career of the German Raider as told by her 2nd Torpedo officer. She sank some 30 ships from Aug. - Oct. 1914 before being sunk by the Australian Cruiser, Sydney

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John Murray 1935. Tales of the Boer & Great Wars by a Commander of a Field Artillery Brigade.

Hodder 1921. Now forgotten but once enormously popular war novel
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Constable 1917. Front-line sketches submitted to ‘Punch’ while the author was serving with the 1st Batt., KSLI. He was killed nr. Ypres in 1916

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Longmans 1930 Novel of life in an Air Station on the Cornish Coast during the War. Based on the authors service with the RNAS bombing subs & chasing Zeppelins.

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Nisbet 1921. One of the regular pre-war divisions & one of the 4 at Mons.

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Nisbet 1921. In support at Loos then to Ypres, the Somme & 3rd Ypres. The last of Kitcheners 2nd New Army Divisions (from McManmon Booksellers)

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Williams & Norgate 1928. A doctor with the Scottish Women’s Hospital in France, Macedonia & Serbia and post-war with Lady Paget’s Hospital in the Crimea.

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Thornton Butterworth 1927 & below Cosmopolitan 1927 (from Peter Harrington). 2 French & 2 German views of the decisive Marne battles.

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Thomas Seltzer NY 1920. Short Stories (from Babylon Revisited)

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G & D Photoplay edition 1923 showing an image from the film.

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Philpot 1927. Combating the attacks on our supply lines in the Southern Oceans (from Nick Fletcher).

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Heinemann 1919. Impressions of the British Women’s Army in France commissioned by the Ministry of Information. The ‘F.A.N.Y.’ on the jacket is supporting an aerial torpedo. The title comes from Henry VI Part 1.

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Methuen 1934 Edith Cavell’s affection for her dogs whilst in Belgium (from Stella & Rose’s Books)

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Nicholson Watson 1936 (from John Etheridge)

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Manchester University Press 1918. With the 7th Battalion at Gallipoli & in Egypt (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Macmillan 1937. An account of the Quaker organisation which helped civilian victims of the War.

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Hurst & Blackett 1937 (8th thousand). pseud. of Iris Wilkinson. Novel. The brutal story of Bomber James Stark of the NZ Expeditionary Force.

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Lippincott 1927. How the US shipped supplies to Europe during the War.

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Angus & Robertson 1935 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Bobbs-Merrill 1938. US infantry in the Argonne
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Chatto 1927. Novel
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Nicholson & Watson (1942?) Paperback (from David Ainsworth).

Bodley Head 1924, 12th ed. (f.p.1919) How 2 British POW’s escaped from a Turkish prison camp by convincing the authorities that they had psychic powers.

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Naylor (Texas) 1934. A Belfast sapper with the Royal Engineers at Ypres & elsewhere in France. A highly readable account (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Hunter & Longhurst 1916. The experiences of an Army Chaplain in the Near East (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Cassell 1928. Chief of Military mission at BEF GHQ. Highly critical of Lord French.

(from Midway Book Store)

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Grayson & Grayson 1934. With the 28th Indian Light Cavalry fighting alongside the Russians against the Turks & Gemans in Persia. (from John Etheridge)

The Grand Fleet by Admiral Jellicoe Cassell 1919. Includes his descriptions of the Battle of Jutland

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Alfred King NY 1930. Set in the last days of the War. (from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Hutchison’s History of the 33rd Machine Gun Corps (1919). The author’s own copy inscribed & illustrated by him to ‘QUEX’ (Capt. Nichols, author of ‘Pushed & the Return Push’).

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Farrar & Rinehardt 1938 (from Babylon Revisited) & Cassell 1938. Novel of a Russian Officer court-martialed for failing to lead his men into battle.>
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Lippincott 1917 An analysis of the strategic importance of the railway built by the Germans to eventually give them access to the Red Sea.

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Stanley Paul 1933. Designer of the ‘Quadriga’ on Constitution Hill & later War memorials.

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Cassell 1933 above & 1947 right. Novel. After her husband is shot as a spy, his widow comes face to face with his executioner.

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