Vain Glory by Guy Chapman Cassell 1937. The usual jacket & an additional over-jacket
probably supplied with review copies (from White Eagle Books)
The Woman of Knockaloe (Barbed Wire) by Hall Caine Dodd, Mead 1923, filmed in 1927
as ‘Barbed Wire’ with Pola Negri & Clive Brook who are shown on the above jacket
for the Readers Library edition of 1927. Set in Normandy, a German POW falls in love
with a French farm girl.
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Private Spud Tamson by R W Campbell US ed. Appleton 1915 & a UK one from Blackwood
1917 14th imp. Humorous War Stories. Slightly redrawn for the US version but Spud
still looks somewhat deranged!
The Mixed Division Hutchinson 1916. Humorous stories
The Kangaroo Marines Cassell 1915. With the aussies in the Dardanelles, Turkey &
the Near East.
By Guess - and by God by William Guy Carr Hutchinson 1930 16th imp.
In Secret by Robert W Chambers Doran 1919. A mystery novel set on the Swiss border
during the War.
A Generation Missing by Carroll Carstairs Heinemann 1930. 1st & 2nd (revised) editions.
Both jackets by William Orpen. An American in the RFA & 3rd. Grenadiers.
Good Hunting by William Guy Carr Hutchinson 1940. Follow-up volume to the one alongside.
Doubleday 1929. Jacket by Courtney Allen (from William Erti)
Victor Chapman’s Letters from France Macmillan NY 1917. From the French Foreign Legion
to the Lafayette Escadrille where he became the first US airman to be killed in the
War (from JRF)
Suttonhouse 1935 by Russell Gordon Carter. A Warhorse from Wyoming (from Fons)
Journey to the End of Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine Little, Brown 1934. A sardonic
novel in which the protagonist escapes from the front & ends up in an asylum.
War Over England by L E O Charlton Longmans 1936 (Jacket by John French) The story
of the Zeppelin Raids and predictions for future Wars
Steady Drummer by Stanley Casson Bell 1935. Classic personal memoir with the 1st
E. Lancs in the Balkans & erecting the memorial to Rupert Brooke on Skyros
The Drama of 365 Days by Hall Caine Heinemann 1915 Essays on the first year of the
War reprinted from the Daily Telegraph.
A Roumanian Diary by Hans Carossa Secker 1929 & Knopf 1920. A German Doctor on the
The Cannoneers Have Dirty Ears (by Robert J. Casey) Sears 1927 33rd US Inf. Div.
A rare view of a US artillery man at the Front.
Hodder Dec 1929 popular edition.
Roux the Bandit by Andre Chamson Gollancz 1929. Sadly forgotten but major French
Hodder 1936 3rd ed. (fp 1932)
Hodder 1917 Notes from the front by the Spanish author of ‘Among the Ruins’ (from
Picture Advertising Co. 1917 Compiled by Capt. G. L. Campbell (from Bob Liska)
Davis Printing, Chicago 1918. Flew with the RFC in France from Dec. 1915 until he
was shot down in Oct. 1917. He subsequently returned to the US to recruit more pilots.(the
image on the cloth cover shows through the hole in the jacket)
Herbert Jenkins 1922. The action to prevent German submarines using the port in 1918.
The Deepening Stream by Dorothy Canfield Random House 1930 (f.p. Harcourt Brace 1930).
A young couple go to France to do their bit but return home disillusioned (from Fons)
The Girl Philippa by Robert W Chambers A. L. Burt rpt. of Appleton orig. 1916. Romance
set in Belgium between British secret service operatives (from Babylon Revisited)
Hutchinson 1916. This well-illustrated work is a rare example of a book showing women
in the munitions industry. The jacket shows them packing T.N.T. I think they might
have been safer in the trenches! Many thanks to Charly Surry & her LandGirl1980 blog
for alerting me to this fine image.
Holt 1919. Continues the story of the War as told in ‘Home Fires in France’ until
its conclusion. (from Babylon Revisited)
Doubleday 1918 & Melrose 1919. Service with the battalion at Mons & the Marne until
his discharge in 1915 (from David & Helen Pritchard & John Etheridge)
Bobbs Merrill 1930 Jacket by Stina. Novel. Educated man rushes to the Front then
returns to his pampered friends at home. (from Babylon Revisited)
Doubleday 1930 (from Fireproof Books)
Mars by Alain Cape 1930 US & UK eds. From NYPL digital library (see link on home
page) Essays on War
John McCallum 1934. Jacket by A. M. Burnie. The Glasgow Tramways Battalion at Authuille
Wood & Ovillers on the Somme 1915-1918 (from Nick Fletcher)
Barbarians by Robert W Chambers Burt 1917 Novel. A later issue has a less Holmes-like
Hutchinson 1939. The 2nd volume of Carr’s Naval trilogy.
Hodder 1934. HM Transport ‘Rio Negro’ in the Black Sea in 1919 evacuating White Russian
John Murray 1928. Recollections of an ex-Motor Transport driver. (missing bits in
One against England by Ernst Carl Jarrolds (above) & Dutton 1935. Autobiography of
a German Spy with the truth about Kitchener’s death & a plot against the British
fleet. Jacket by Douglas Moir.
Faber 1939. A study of the effects of the War on the civilian population of the various
Ten Months on a German Raider by John Cameron Doran 1918
Constable 1917. General history of the Campaign by one of its officers (from The
On Safari by F C Juta & Co., Cape Town 1917 (from Kerry Trubee)
Appleton 1917. Jacket by W.D.Stevens. German agents seek the Gallipoli fortification
plans (from Babylon Revisited).
Cassell 1927 1st of 2 volumes. FM Wilson of Ulster served in the Boer War & was Lloyd
George’s principal advisor in the last year of the War. He was assassinated by the
IRA in 1922.
The Sepoy by Edmund Candler Murray 1919. How the various types of Indian troops performed
in the War. Might be considered a rather patronising view these days!
John Murray 1940 About 80 pages on WW1. There were companion volumes on Land & Sea.
Tommies Two by Blanche Wills Chandler Sampson Low 1917. Novel
Ivor, Nicholson & Watson 1935. The complete biography.
Allen & Unwin 1934. The Polish Count tells of his time with the Moslem cavalry &
escape from the Bolsheviks.
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Meador Publishing, Boston 1939 With the US 353rd Infantry.
At G.H.Q. By John Charteris Cassell 1931 Letters to his wife by Haig’s Intelligence
chief. A fascinating book.
Cassell 1929. An overly respectful view of Haig by one of his Generals.
Hutchinson 1918. (it looks as if the extra stripes have turned Spud into a vampire!)