WWI


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.



Bennett's work sat amongst the best when it was first published. Thanks to its attention to detail in the build-up and gripping narrative, it is a place it still holds to this day.

Burton Mail

One of the most readable accounts of a unit's fortunes in the First World War.

Southend Echo

'Dumfriesshire in the Great War' explores various themes and contributes to a wider understanding of the impact of the war, particularly in rural areas, and will be of relevance to readers with an interest in cultural and social history.

Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser

Another fine addition to the Tsouras production of imaginative 'what if' literature focused on military scenarios. In each case the authors do not simply launch into a revisionist account, but rather create an altered 'historical' background of sufficient depth to make the subsequent account of the events possible.

John Sloan

This useful pocket-guide in the Battle Line series fills a gap for those looking to follow the opening campaign of the First World War and in the expert if 'virtual' hands of accomplished tour guides Cooksey and Murland. A useful and accurate publication, as well as being an interesting read.

Britain at War