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Heaven High Hell Deep by Norman Archibald Heinemann 1935. A fine Paul Nash design for this flying memoir + US ed. Boni 1935 in silver foil jacket (from JRF)

Roon by Herbert Asquith Hutchinson 1929 & 1930. Cheap edition. Novel by the poet & PMs son. A woman torn between romance & duty.

Under Fire by Henri Barbusse Dent 1917. Wonderful & exceptionally rare jacket.        

Dent 1929 combined edition with cover by Romney Towndrow

Light by Henri Barbusse Dent 1919. The Follow-up

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Schlump by (Hans Herbert Grimm) Jacket by Emil Preetorius. Secker 1929 . A simple man at war, with a vivid description of the German retreat.

Jacket unsigned

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3 of Anthony Armstrong’s Humorous series. Jackets by Rene Bull & G L Stampa. Methuen 1926,1928 & 1932 (from JRF)

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The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold Heinemann 1920. The jacket appears to be a generic WH Smith one used on remaindered books.

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The Legion of the Condemned by Eustace Ball Grosset & Dunlap 1928. Novelisation of the screenplay by John Monk Saunders for the film starring Gary Cooper & Fay Wray.

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Dutton 1919. Jacket by Duncan Carse (from John Lutschak Books)
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Q Boat Adventures by Harold Auten Herbert Jenkins. Popular ed. (1920). Jacket by J. H. Hartley. One of the original commanders tells his story of these armoured ships.

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Dutton 1918 rpt. (from David & Helen Pritchard)

Death in the Air by Wesley D. Archer Heinemann 1936 rpt. & 1933 original. Probably genuine RFC memoir but the spectacular aerial photos were later shown to have been made using model aircraft!

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Julian Messner 1935. With the AEF. Described as the antithesis of the novels of disillusion. (from Babylon Revisited)

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Hurst & Blackett 1916. A Major’s letters to his mother from the front. His letters are so anodyne that she must have been astounded when he was killed.

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With a Motorbike in the Bush by F J Ashley. Blackie 1938. With the South African Motor Cycle Corps in German East Africa.

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The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey Penn Publishing / G & D 1919. A millionaire slacker & the 2 women in his life. A popular melodrama.

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Bobbs Merill 1932. Anon. Service in France with US Intelligence service.

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An Airman Marches by H H Balfour Hutchinson 1933. With 43rd Sqd. over the front. The authors’ wide experience makes this a valuable source of information (from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Heinemann 1929 - 1932. 4 vols. of this Official History by Aspinall-Oglander

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Secker 1930. Standard series format for the 2nd ed.

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Some of My Experiences in the Great War by Ashmead-Bartlett Newnes 1918. War Reporter

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Simpson & Co 1919. Anon. The experiences of a voluntary unit on No. 16 Ambulance train (from the Vergette-Whitehorn collection)

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From Chauffeur to Brigadier by C B Baker-Carr Benn 1930. The Brigadier’s memoirs (from Dave Golemon)

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Air Defence by E B Ashmore Longmans 1929 The Commander of the London Air Defences gives an account of the raids on England during the War (from Dave Golemon)

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Hodder 1921 Issued by Supreme command of the Italian Army. June 15 - 23, 1918

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Portrait of an Airman by Philip Arnall (Oliver Stewart) Bodley Head 1931 His time with 54 Squadron RFC. Memoirs masquerading as a novel.

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The Querrils by Stacy Aumonier Methuen 1919. The troubles of a middle-class family culminating in the War. One of the characters is shot at dawn (from George Simmers)

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Gone West by a Soldier Doctor Knopf 1919 Letters from the front (from Babylon Revisited)

Turkey in Travail by Harold Armstrong Bodley Head 1925. On the staff of the army of Occupation.

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“Poilu” A Dog of Roubaix by Eleanor Atkinson. Harper 1918 later printing. The War from a dogs viewpoint. (from Babylon Revisited)

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Bronco by Richard Ball Junior Country Life Library 1939 (from Fons) & Country Life 1930 alongside. The fictionalised life of a cavalry horse in the War who goes on to win at Olympia.

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With the 10th Essex in France by Lt. Col. T M Banks Gay & Hancock 1921 (from Tom Donovan)

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Mike of Company D by Don Aspden Scribner 1939 illustrated by Paul Brown. Mikes’ time in the Front Line (from Fons)

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Hodder 1917 The cover picture is taken from the image by Matania as used in the ‘Sketch’ showing Cornwell standing by his guns at Jutland

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Both Werner Laurie 1930. A Woman’s story of the War & after.(from MW Books)
below Werner Laurie 1938 ninety-second thousand.
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Simpkin, Marshall 1916. 6th imp. The author was the War Correspondent of the Daily News (from David Ainsworth)

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Murray 1927. At 1st & 3rd Ypres, Festubert, Loos, Somme & in Italy (from Tom Donovan)

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Holding the Line by Harold Baldwin McClurg 1918. 1st Div. Canadian Exp. Force. (from JRF)

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Macauley 1930. Served as a nurse & kitchen worker during the war & as a nightclub hostess & chorus girl after (maybe the work of John J. Niles )
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Dutton 1928 (pub. in UK as ‘Thus & Thus’)Short stories some set during the War & in the Balkans & Russia (from Babylon Revisited)

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Hutchinson 1930. Anonymous diary of the Russian revolution.

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Hutchinson 1932. Condensed from the Admiral’s previous account & with additions to correct inaccuracies in the Official History (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Methuen 1915. from MW Books

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Hutchinson 1925. A pro-Jellicoe account following adverse press criticism of his handling of the campaign.

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Birdsall & Son (Northampton) 1916 (from JRF)

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McClelland, Stewart 1916 (from John Etheridge).

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Cassell 1916 (by E. A.) The diary of a Belgian nun & her fight against the Germans.

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McBride 1918 (pub in UK by Constable). Lightly fictionalised account by a sergeant in the RAMC

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The Soul of a Skunk by George Baker Eric Partridge 1930. A conscientious objector on his imprisonment

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Heinemann 1918. A critical account of her time as a VAD at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich. It was well received by the public but led to her dismissal.

Butterworth 1916 5th printing. The anonymous letters of an American girl Lieutenant in a French Army Hospital at the Front.

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Brewer, Warren & Putnam 1932. Photographic evidence of the horrors of warfare. Sadly such books always fail to prevent subsequent ones.

(from Nick Fletcher)

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Animal War Heroes by Peter Shaw Baker A & C Black 1933. Touching true stories of Horses, Mules, Dogs, Cats, Pigeons & even Geese.

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Covici Friede 1932. Jacket by Danforth (from Babylon Revisited)

Arthur Pearson 1938 Before & After pictures of the Western Front.

(from Nick Fletcher)

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Little, Brown 1920. A WW1 soldier hears strange messages from a dead comrade & treks to the snowy woods of Michigan in search of an answer (from Fons).

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Allen & Unwin 1917. A summary of the debates on the subject with an index of the various acts.

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Cassell 1917
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Sidgwick 1917. 2nd enlarged edition with 14 additional poems (1st is 1915 in wrappers)

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RTS 1917. A Chaplain’s experiences in the Great War. The jacket illustration shows Indian Troops on a Hospital Train.

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Chiswick 1919 in wrappers.

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Doubleday 1920 (fp 1919) What President Wilson did at the Paris Peace Conference in setting up the League of Nations.

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Chatto 1919. A chaplain’s letters home from the front (from John Etheridge)

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Cassell 1936. The Official biography by Admiral Bacon.

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Hutchinson 1921. A translation of the German & Austrian laws affecting British property during the War.

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Hurst & Blackett 1916 by the Commander of the 19th Infantry Brigade Train. Includes his amusing encounter with General Smith-Dorrien (from the Vergette / Whitehorn collection)

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Barker 1932. The story of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, including the Gallipoli Campaign.

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Chapman & Hall 1937. With the MGC in France 1917-1918. Won the DSO in the Boer War in 1900.

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Faber 1930 Useful early biography covering his entire career.

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Constable 1917 (possibly by Lucy Rudston-Brown). Difficult to tell if these are fictitious or not.

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Hermann Montaus, Berlin 1915 by Prof. Backhaus. Text in English. Showing how well they were being treated!

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Doran 1919. The Dover patrol patrolled the English Channel to prevent German ships entering the Atlantic (from Little Stour Books).

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Rich & Cowan 1934. Escaping Tales from various war-time POW’s.

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Pearson 1914 One of the earliest such reports from a journalist.

(from Parveen Papers)

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Doran 1916 A report from the French Government on the forced labour of women in the occupied territories.

Richard Smith 1931. Jacket by H. Nash. An Italian-American returns to fight on the Italian Front. Lightly fictionalised account of the author’s experiences.

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Faber 1940 4th imp. (fp 1930). History of the British Secret Service during the War.

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Erskine Macdonald 1919. Poems by a Major in the BEF.

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Witherby 1931 by (Colin Borradaile). 2nd Lt. to Battery Commander with the 115th Heavies, 2nd Corps. An outstanding, if quirkily written, memoir of the Somme & Passchendaele (the image has been reduced somewhat).

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Hutchinson 1934. Enlarged edition to take in the death of the king. Anonymous.

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Melrose 1917

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Government Printing Office, Washington 1920. A record of all the German Divisions that fought in the War (from Warwick Books).

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