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 an interesting and well-illustrated look into the exciting world of modern archaeology. It is a book not to be missed and it should appeal to a wide audience as a modern detective story. It may enthuse some readers to such an extent that they will become archaeologists and contribute to our essential pool of knowledge of the past.

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One of the great joys of the outpouring of WWI history books, marking the first centenary, is the quality being achieved and the fresh insights being offered. This book is well up at the front of these new publications. The author has written expertly, the publisher has achieved a high standard of production, and the lavish illustration is outstanding, but at a very affordable price.

Firetrench

The Battleground Series is now well-established with more than 140 titles in print. This addition to the series maintains the very high standard set by the series. It includes a great many images in support of the text. The combination of thorough research and clear writing has produced a comprehensive work that can be used as a battlefield guide, or as a detailed historical account that will grace any WWI library. Highly recommended.

Firetrench

This book, in the Despatches from the Front series, is primary source material, valued by schollars and enthusiasts alike. It also provides a number of readable despatches from senior officers who are able to provide a detailed assessment, having access to reports from junior officers, the results of reconnaissance, and the direct knowledge of how and why they took the decisions that shaped the outcome.

Firetrench

This is an essential history of naval warfare during World War One. It is strongly recommended, providing balanced, insightful accounts and judgements. The illustration is of the highest quality.

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