Great War Dust Jackets
Children’s Books of the War
Pictorial cloth bindings (when a jacket is found on these books it almost invariably
mimics the cloth beneath)
This & associated pages are in a preliminary stage of development. More information
& further pictures will, I hope, be added shortly.
Many of these images are courtesy of Anthony Langley owner of that excellent resource
The Great War in a Different Light
6 of the Percy Westerman’s above & below are mostly later editions published by Blackie
in the 1930s. They & many other similar titles can be seen at Stella & Rose’s Books
Both books Aldine 1929. Issued as companion volumes to each other.
Both World Sydicate Publishing 1919 (from Fons)
Josephine’s Dolls wish to join up!
Chambers 1918 Jacket by Harold Earnshaw.
Blackie 1921 (Jacket & cloth beneath) A family of rabbits return a lost boy to his
parents whilst braving shell-fire (from Fons).
6 of Collins books for ‘Boys & Girls of the Empire’. The 5 jackets reflect the cloth
beneath. Mostly 1916 - 18.
A Daughter of the Empire by Mary Bradford Whiting. OUP 1919 (from David Ainsworth)
Cupples & Leon 1918. There were 4 books in this series - an advertised 5th volume
with the girls in the land army never appeared.
OUP 1919 by Herbert Strang. Illustrated by Wal Paget. The story of the War in German
G & D 1918