Military History Books

World War One


The horrors and sacrifices of the First World War are deeply engrained in the national psyche - as we approach the centenary its echoes sound louder than ever. The four years between 1914 – 1918 irrevocably changed the lives of its participants and each subsequent generation, right up to the present day. One hundred years later and the themes are still familiar – unrest in the Balkans, unification of Europe, the rise and fall of nation states.

Pen & Sword Books have an unrivalled list of Great War titles covering the tragic yet often glorious events of ‘the war to end all wars’. These describe, often in the words of participants, combat on the ground, in the trenches, as well as in the air and at sea. We have a superb range battlefield guide books, memoirs and descriptive historical accounts by expert authors. Our comprehensive list of Great War titles provide an excellent insight into this most complex, and affecting, of conflicts.

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This is a well-written account by a modest man who exhibited extreme gallantry on multiple occasions and who unfortunately did not live to tell the tale. His words though, conveyed through the beautifully produced new edition of his diary, are a fitting epitaph.

Paul Nixon

This book will obviously have greater appeal in the north west and amongst those who can count Manchester servicemen in their family trees, but it also stands on its own as a nicely drawn vignette of one of Britain's foremost industrial cities during the First World War. I did not know for instance, that by July 1918 there were 2400 Manchester Regiment PoWs in Germany who were dependent on the War Comforts Committee and its fundraising efforts. Recommended.

Paul Nixon

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