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BENEATH FLANDERS FIELDS: THE TUNNELLERS' WAR 1914-18
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BENEATH FLANDERS FIELDS: THE TUNNELLERS' WAR 1914-18

By Peter Barton and Doyle Peter

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) The first full account of the British and German mine warfare of the Ypres Salient combining personal testimonies of the tunnellers themselves with details of the workings, giving the reader a new insight into this most secret of all Great War battles and incorporating a host of previously unpublished archive photographs, maps and plans of the workings (Published: 2004) (Publisher: Spellmount) (ISBN: 1862272379) (Pagination: Large Format 304pp illustrations, maps) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$28.74

BATTLE TACTICS OF THE WESTERN FRONT
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BATTLE TACTICS OF THE WESTERN FRONT

By Paddy Griffiths

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) The evolution of the British Army's tactics, 1916-1918. The author argues that by the end of 1916 the British were masters of "Storm Troop" tactics and in several important aspects developed further ahead than the Germans would be even by 1918. Covers the timing and orchestration of aassaults, predicted artillery fire, "commando-style" trench raiding, the use of light machine guns and the barrage fire of heavy machine guns. By 1918 the British were demonstrating mobility and tactical skills that would not be surpassed in WWII (Published: 1994) (Publisher: Yale University Press) (ISBN: 0300059108) (Pagination: 286pp, map, figures and tables) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$19.16

SOMME
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SOMME

By Lyn Macdonald

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) Small crease on bottom r/h corner of cover. For almost seventy years the very name of the battle has epitomized all the horror and hardship of the First World War. There was hardly a family in the land who had not seen at least one son join up in the heady innocence and enthusiasm that swept the country in 1914. The Battle of the Somme was their baptism of fire. A hundred and fifty thousand of the soldiers they proudly called "our boys" died in it, and three hundred thousand more were maimed or wounded. "Somme" is a human chronicle of life as well as death, a vivid blend of military history and the immediacy of personal recollection that puts us uniquely in touch with ordinary people caught up in momentous events. (Published: 1983) (Publisher: Penguin Books) (ISBN: 0140178678) (Pagination: xviii + 366pp, 16 photos, maps, index) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$4.79

THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE MARNE

By Robert B Asprey

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) Good in d/w. use reflecting age, tiny piece missing from edge of endpaper.Some marks on page edges. Great Battles Series. Fought from Sept 5-10, 1914. A vast, complex action, the climax of a military campaign begun on Aug 4 when Germany invaded Belgium in the first great offensive of WWI. (Published: 1962) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (Pagination: 212pp, ills, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$14.37

LAST POST: THE FINAL WORD FROM OUR FIRST WORLD WAR SOLDIERS
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LAST POST: THE FINAL WORD FROM OUR FIRST WORLD WAR SOLDIERS

By Max Arthur

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) Good with faded, creased spine.The author interviewed some of the 30 surviving British soldiers from the First World War and combined their stories with other interviews in the Imperial War Museum and various private collections. This is very consciously the last word from the handful of survivors left alive in 2004. When they die, our final human connection with the First World War will be broken: after this book, we will have only recordings or diaries. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Cassell) (ISBN: 9780304367320) (Pagination: 272pp. illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$4.79

EYE DEEP IN HELL: THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-18

By John Ellis

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) Previous owner inscription on endpaper. The Western Front, 1914-1918. The experiences of the soldiers at the front line - patrols and raids, the reality of battle, the dreadful conditions of daily life in the trenches. (Published: 1976) (Publisher: Croom Helm Ltd) (ISBN: 0856643823) (Pagination: vi + 215pp, 130 photos & illustrations.) (Condition: Good in rubbed dw) UL-XXXXXX

$12.77

FROM BAPAUME TO PASSCHENDAELE 1917

By Philip Gibbs

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) First edition, Green boards with fading on spine and spotting on page edges. The author was an English journalist and prolific author of books who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War. His reports from the front line, interviewing soldiers from British, Canadian and Australian regiments and local people living among the ruined buildings, bring a vivid picture of the horror and action, despite censorship. (Published: 1918) (Publisher: Heinemann) (Pagination: 384pp maps) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$47.90

THE WIPERS TIMES: THE COMPLETE SERIES OF THE FAMOUS WARTIME TRENCH NEWSPAPER

By Foreword by Ian Hislop and Introduction by Malcolm Brown

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) A complete facsimile of the famous WWI trench newspaper, first produced in 1916 the news sheet was regularly produced by two infantry officers and some soldiers of the 24th Division. Incorporating the Kemmel Times, Somme Times, B.E.F. Times, new Church Times and Better Times, titles depending on where the 'editorial' team were serving. This edition was produced for the 90th anniversary of the Great War. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Little Books) (ISBN: 9781904435600) (Pagination: 377pp endpaper maps) (Condition: Good in slightly marked d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$127.74

BEFORE ENDEAVOURS FADE
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BEFORE ENDEAVOURS FADE

By Rose E. B. Coombs

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) Updated edition. From the Belgium Coast to Verdun, the WWI battlefields of France and Flanders. Includes 20 tour maps of both front and rear areas for Ypres, Arras, Cambrai, Amiens, St. Quentin, Mons, Le Cateau, Reims and Verdun. Features illustrations of the remains of trenches, defences, pill-boxes, memorials, cemeteries and museums. (Published: 1994) (Publisher: After the Battle) (ISBN: 0900913851) (Pagination: Large format, 176pp, 600 + photos, 28 maps, ) (Condition: Good in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

By Leon Wolff

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) Good in marked yellow boards with ex libris sticker inside front board. An account of the Flanders Campaign in 1917 from Haig's initial plan, his determination to carry it through despite opposition from the cabinet, and the confusion and disagreement among military staff. (Published: 1960) (Publisher: Readers Union) (Pagination: xxii + 242pp, 16 plates, 7 maps, reference notes, bibliography) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$7.98

FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE SOMME
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FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE SOMME

By Joshua Levine

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) 1916. The Somme, with over a million casualties, considered to be the most devastating battle of the Great war in the words of those who survived. Featuring contributions from soldiers on both sides and of differing backgrounds and ranks. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Ebury Press) (ISBN: 9780091926281) (Pagination: 285pp illustrations) (Condition: Very good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$6.39

BREAKING POINT OF THE FRENCH ARMY

By David Murphy

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) The Nivelle Offensive of 1917. In December 1916 General Robert Nivelle was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the French armies fighting the Germans on the Western Front. He had enjoyed a meteoric rise to high command and public acclaim since the beginning of the war - he was a national hero. In return, he proclaimed he 'had the formula' that would ensure victory and end the conflict in 1917. But his offensive was a bloody and humiliating failure for France, one that could have opened the way for French defeat. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781781592922) (Pagination: 189pp, 25 b/w photos, 4 maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.92

THE SOMME: THE DAY BY DAY ACCOUNT
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THE SOMME: THE DAY BY DAY ACCOUNT

By Chris McCarthy

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) An illustrated guide to the Battle of the Somme, 1916. Nearly 5 months of struggle in which the casualties amounted to 420,000 British, 200,000 French and 450,000 Germans. A day-by-day account along the 18-mile British Sector. Includes order of battle of the British and Dominion forces and the German Infantry units. List of VC awards. Illustrations of the British Corps and Division insignia. (Published: 1998) (Publisher: Brockhampton Press) (ISBN: 1860198732) (Pagination: 176pp, 85 plates 56 maps, ills of unit insignia) (Condition: As New) UL-XXXXXX

$15.97

DE GUERRE LASSE 1918

By (Directeur) Yves Daudigny

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) French text. Magazine format published by Conseil General L'Aisne as a supplement in the newspaper Liberation. Dealing specifically with the Aisne Front and the second battle of the Marne in 1918, it include many articles of the role of the Americans, civilians, transport and post-war. (Published: 2008) (Pagination: Large format, paper covers.82pp illustrations) (Condition: Good ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

THE MARNE

By Georges Blond

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) At the end of August 1914 the three armies of the German northern wing swept south towards Paris. Expecting the German army to capture Paris, the French government departed for Bordeaux. Commander-in-Chief of the French forces, Joffre, ordered his men to retreat to a line along the River Seine, over 60km south of the Marne preparing to attack on the 6th. For the next three days the German forces were unable to break through the Allied lines. By the evening of 10th September, the Battle of the Marne was over. The French suffered around 250,000 casualties and the BEF lost 12,733 men. (Published: 1965) (Publisher: Macdonald) (Pagination: 254pp illustrations) (Condition: Foxing on edges and endpaper maps. previous owner name on endpaper.) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

THE YPRES SALIENT: FLANDERS THEN AND NOW

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) Over 100,000 British Soldiers died in the defence of the Ypres Salient in World War I. The author recreates, by means of contemporary photographs against others taken over a number of years, with eyewitness accounts and narrative of the three battles at Ypres, Passchendaele and Lys, the atmosphere, past and present. Signed dedication from the author to previous owner on pre-title page. (Published: 1978) (Publisher: Picardy Publishing) (ISBN: 0906725003) (Pagination: Landscape Format.230pp illustrations, maps) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$19.16

ARRAS LENS DOUAI ET LES BATTAILLES D'ARTOIS

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) The famous Michelin guides to battles with plans of the battlefields, this copy with blue faded boards and contemporary adverts and photographs. French text. Tear at bottom of spine, gift dedication on title page. text clean. Condition reflects age and use. (Published: 1920) (Publisher: Michelin et Cie) (Pagination: 128pp, illustrations, maps.) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$23.95

THE WAR WALK

By Nigel H Jones

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) A study of the 400 mile Western Front exploring the reality of life and death in the trenches with vivid accounts of the front as it is today. The book also includes first hand accounts of some of the great battles of WWI such as Loos, Ypres, The Somme and Passchendaele. The author uncovered the artefacts of war including rusty shells, grenades, boots and even bones which are still to be found there. (Published: 1984) (Publisher: Book Club Associates) (Pagination: xxii+234pp, 48 photos, 6 maps) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

TO THE LAST MAN: SPRING 1918
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TO THE LAST MAN: SPRING 1918

By Lyn Macdonald

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) Poor. Marks on page edges,and top r/h corner of last 100 pages. showing signs of use but useful study copy. In early 1918, after months of stalemate, a massive German offensive broke the British line - & almost broke the British Army. This book captures the impact of that terrible assault, the long fighting retreat, the vital stand at Amiens which finally secured the line. Many of the troops, ordered to hold a position 'to the last man', were mere teenagers, who found courage in desperate situations in camaraderie, jokes & bravado. The result is a compelling picture of the human face of war. (Published: 1999) (Publisher: Penguin Books) (ISBN: 0140268405) (Pagination: 382pp, 17 maps Illustrations, bibliography, index) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$3.19

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

By Leon Wolf

(Subject: World War I - Western Front) Pages browning. Good. An account of the Flanders Campaign in 1917 from Haigs initial plan, his determination to carry it through despite opposition from the cabinet, and the confusion and disagreement among military staff. (Published: 1979) (Publisher: Penguin Books) (ISBN: 0140048960) (Pagination: 363pp maps, illustrations.) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$7.98

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