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The Searcher by Velona Pilcher Heinemann 1929 & Doubleday 1929 (from Babylon Revisited) A Play with illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton

Not So Quiet by Helen Zenna Smith Marriott 1930 & Dutton 1930 (by Evadne Price) Semi-fictional Ambulance driving memoir.

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Women of the Aftermath by Helen Zenna Smith John Long 1931. After the war a wife is beaten by her wounded soldier husband (from George Simmers)

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The first 3 substantial collections of Wilfred Owen’s poetry - Chatto 1920 with the Sassoon introduction (from Sotheby’s), the more substantial 1931 collection, edited by Blunden, from Chatto & Edith Sitwell’s ‘Wheels 1919’ from Blackwell (cloth boards by William Roberts)

Trench Yarns by ‘Peter’ Cassell 1916. Humorous stories

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Fighting in Flanders by E. Alexander Powell Scribner 1914. War correspondent’s view of the Zeppelin attacks on Antwerp & the flight from Louvain.

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Slanting Lines of Steel by E. Alexander Powell Macmillan 1933. Jacket by Norman Rudolph (wraparound repeat design). War Correspondent in the later stages of the war

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Purple Patches by T. H. Prince Jackson & O’Sullivan 1935. A rare Australian account of life as a sapper with 3rd Field Co. Aus. Engineers, AIF at Gallipoli & on the Western Front 1915-17.

(from Nick Fletcher, Aus.War Mem.)

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With the Zionists in Gallipoli by J. Patterson Hutchinson 1916.(Colonial issue) Exploits of the Zion Mule Corps in 1915 (from Nick Fletcher)

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Behind the German Lines by William le Queux Daily Mail 1917. Fictionalised ‘confessions’ of Lt. Col. Otto von Heynitz of the 16th Uhlans

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Fire-Eater by A. O. Pollard Hutchinson 1932. 1st Batt., HAC winning the VC at Gavrelle in 1917. Lives up to the title!

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Cortina Co. 1917. French military language for the US forces.

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Private Peat by Harold Peat Bobbs Merrill 1917

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Vive la France by E. Alexander Powell Heinemann 1916 (from Roger Joye)

Secret Shame of the Kaiser by William le Queux Hurst & Blackett 1919. Spoof memoirs.

More of the same below Odhams 1917

Four Days by Spenser Pryse Bodley Head 1932 Record of an Official Mission in NE France.

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The War Dog by Edward Peple Dutton 1918. Poem. Jacket by Harrison Fisher. Altogether now, a big Ahhhhhh!! (from Fons)

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Big Game, Boers and Boches by V. Prescott-Westcar Stanley Paul 1937. Rifle Brigade memoir from South Africa to the Great War (Vergette-Whitehorn collection)

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Pursuit by Roland Pertwee Houghton Mifflin 1930 A love story beginning in London during a Zeppelin raid and moving to the Western Front.

Huts in Hell by Daniel Poling Christian Endeavour World 1918.

With the AEF at the Front.

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The Amazon by Elliot Paul Liveright 1930. 4 women are accidentally sent to the Argonne Front in the Army Signal Corps causing consternation amongst the opposing Germans!

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With the Judeans in the Palestine Campaign by J. Patterson Macmillan 1922 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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O.C.Beds. Yeomanry by Sidney Peel OUP 1935 Commanding the Bedfordshires at Loos & on the Somme 1914-1917 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Glory & Downfall by General Polovtsoff Bell 1935 A Russian staff officer in the Caucasus in 1917 (from Jeff Leser)

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Your Old Battalion by Henry Weston Pryce Cornstalk 1926 Australian verse (from Bong Bong Street Books)

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The Enemy by Channing Pollock G & D 1926 Novel from the play about a Viennese family & their friends during the War (from Fons)

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Shadows around the Lake by Guy de Pourtales Knopf 1938 The vicissitudes of War and its impacts on a family in Geneva (from Fons)

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Stretchers by Frederick Pottle Yale 1929 The work of Evacuation hospital No.8 (from JRF)

Iron Rations by Hesketh Pearson Cecil Palmer 1928. Jacket by Doris Palmer. Personal experiences of the Mesopotamian & Persian Fronts lightly disguised as short stories.

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Trench Artillery A.E.F. By P. H. Ottosen Lothrop, Lee. Boston 1931. The personal experiences of the Trench Mortar officers.

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Letters & Poems by Harold Parry W H Smith 1918 (from JRF)

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Salonika and After by Collinson Owen Hodder 1919

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Silhouettes of Mars by Major W. G. Peterson Bodley Head 1920 from the ‘On Active Service Series’

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Love on Leave by Jessie Pope Pearson 1919. Short stories by this writer of much light War verse. Do the milk churns imply that she’s a simple fur-clad milkmaid? For a fuller appreciation of the author and this book see George Simmers Blog

Hutchinson later issue (from Nick Fletcher). The continued publication was probably to cash in on Pollard’s recent success as a thriller writer.

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My Escape from Donnington Hall by Gunther Pluschow Bodley Head 1922

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Frederick Stokes 1931 in 2 vols. Memoirs of the C.in C. of the American Expeditionary Forces.

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Below Knopf 1931 Simmering rebellion below decks in the German High Seas Fleet. Trans. by Margaret Green. Published in the UK by Faber.

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McClurg (Chicago) 1916 by Randall Parrish. Jacket by The Kinneys. Naval yarn involving Blockade running & piracy (from Babylon Revisited)

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Faber 1933. Trans by A W Wheen. Novel detailing the collapse of Germany & its forces in the last months of the War.

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The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine by Charles Powels Auckland 1922 (from JRF)

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Fisher Unwin 1919. The story of the 46th (North Midland) Division in the final months of the War (also issued in paperback ( see Pictorial bindings page).

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Houghton Mifflin 1920. Jacket by Stanley Rogers. Stories of the American Navy in the War (from Babylon Revisited)

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Faber & Gwyer 1925 (f.p. in France as ‘Les Transplantes en Albion’) with a forward by Henri Barbusse. Novel about displaced Belgians living in England during the War.

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Little, Brown 1931. Highly graphic, allegorical novel of a soldier’s time at the front likening it to the stages of the Passion.

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Selwyn & Blount 1934. A novel set in Petrograd dealing with mobilisation for the War & the czar’s efforts to maintain peace.

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Hodder 1918. War Correspondent in Salonica.

below Faber 1932. Jacket shows the sinking of the Blucher.

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Roxburgh Publishing 1921. A look at some of the lesser known battles of the American Forces.

Verdun by Marshal Petain Matthews 1930
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Donelley, Chicago 1923. Peat condemns the glorification of War.

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Brentano’s 1925 Play (from Between-the-Covers)

A Subaltern on the Somme by Max Plowman Dent 1928. On the Somme with the 10th West Yorks. A classic of disillusionment & a strong counter argument against today's militant historians. Should be familiar to those of you who remember the old Charlotte Robinson catalogues.

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McClelland Stewart (Toronto) 1917. The US War correspondent on the Somme.

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John Murray 1917 UK edition of the volume alongside.

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Century Co. 1917. Lightly fictionalised account of life aboard a U-Boat by its Commander (from Babylon Revisited).

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Fisher Unwin 1918. Lecturing the resting troops in the YMCA huts behind the lines. (in this copy the author has written in the names left out of the text).

Dodd Mead 1919. War correspondent on the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne.

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Chatto 1949 above (from Fons) & Norton 1949. A love story of a Naval Officer set in the years between the death of Victoria & the Armistice.

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Edward Arnold 1930. HLI attached South Wales Borderers captured in April 1916 & interned until the end of the War.

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Hodder 1918 (by Rene Puaux). His life, his work, his faith.

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Minton Balch 1924. Through War & Revolution with a White Russian Cossack

Dutton 1916 (from David & Helen Pritchard) & Routledge 1916. Posthumous letters & sketches from an Officer with the 6th Batt. York & Lancs.

 

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Scribner’s 1934. The strategy and decision making which drove the War.

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Flight into Hell by Edwin Parsons John Long 1938. The author flew with the Escadrille from Jan. 1917 (from JRF)

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Methuen 1920 One of the first overviews of the War.

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Burt 1914 (fp Scribner 1914, same jacket). The novel was actually written just before the War began but considers what would happen if 2 Great Nations went to War.

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Gallipoli Today by T. Pemberton Ernest Benn 1926. Work of the Imperial War Graves Commission at Gallipoli. (from Nick Fletcher)

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Hurst & Blackett 1916. A novel of the French Front (from Peter Harrington)

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McClelland Stewart 1929. A Canadian minister’s story from the Klondike Goldrush to being a Chaplain to the Forces in WW1.

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John Winston, Philadelphia 1919. History of the 28th (Pennsylvania) Div. in the War (from Babylon Revisited).

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John Lane 1917. Healthier War-time recipes. Nigella it’s not!

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Columbine Publishing Co. 1939. A novel by ‘one of the most famous airmen of the Great War’!

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Falsehood in Wartime by Arthur Ponsonby Dutton 1928. An expose of the lies told during the War (from Fons)

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Pearson 1917. The exploits of an Aviatrix including the bombing of a submarine base (from J & M Books)

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A & C Black 1917. HMS Cornwallis at the Dardanelles

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Doubleday 1937. US ed. of the book shown alongside (from Grant Morrow).

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Melrose 1920

(from Bow Windows Bookshop).

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Burt 1916. Part of a long series of juvenile novels which sees the young scouts in Russia, Germany, The Balkans, England, on the Marne, at Verdun & at the Victory.

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Our Young Aeroplane Scouts series by Horace Porter Burt 1915

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Hodder 1916. Britain develops a death ray.

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Escape of a Princess Pat by George Pearson Doran 1918. As it says 15 months in the hands of the Huns!

Canadians at Ypres (from Paul).

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London Mail (Odhams) 1917

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The Further Side of No-Man’s-Land by V.W.W.S Purcell Dent 1929. A fictionalised account of the German attack at Chemin-des-Dames in 1918.

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Huebsch 1919 The scarcer US edition (from William Reece)

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1914 by John Oxenham (William Arthur Dunkerley) Two couples trapped on the Continent by the arrival of War struggle to return home.

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Serbian Relief Fund 1915 in wrappers. Scarce report on the setting up & running of a Red Cross station in Serbia in 1915.

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Longmans 1915 by Maude Petre. A modernist Catholic nun & war-time nurse reflects on the War & notions of patriotism.