World War I


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.



This text adds much useful information to the study of early German military air ops. Recommended.

Over the Front

A worthwhile and scholarly work which all those interested in the Great War should consider for their collections. Full of facts and figures, it also provides insights into our social history and the impact of the war on the army as an institution. An informative and scholarly work. 9/10

The Great War Magazine

As seen in The News (Portsmouth).

The News (Portsmouth)

As featured in Hastings Online Times.

Hastings Online Times

As seen in The Kensington Magazine.

The Kensington Magazine