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British Destroyers 1892-1918

Written by Jim Crossley
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

This book recounts the history of the first destroyers of the Royal Navy, which revolutionised this service and changed the way war was fought at sea. Moreover, between 1892, when the first destroyers were laid down, and 1918 destroyers evolved radically from 27 knot, 250-ton ships into 35 knot, 1,530-ton ships... Read more >
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The Czech Legion 1914-20

Written by David Bullock
Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Czech Legion was not just a single military unit, but a volunteer army that fielded up to 100,000 troops on the Allied side on all three main fronts in World War I (1914-1918). Since only the defeat of Austro-Hungary and Germany offered any hope of Czech national independence, they were... Read more >
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The Blocking of Zeebrugge - Operation Z-O 1918

Written by Stephen Prince
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $9.95

On the night of 22–23 April 1918 the Royal Navy carried out a raid on the German held ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend – Operation Z-O. Under the cover of clouds and smoke, over 70 ships and an assault force of 1,800 Royal Marines embarked on a daring mission which involved... Read more >
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British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought
Jutland 1916
Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 31 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets - from their development as the first generation of fully- armoured warships - to their combat experiences. The differing... Read more >
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German Battlecruisers 1914-18

Written by Gary Staff
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 124 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

This book discusses the concept of the Battlekreuzer. The German Großerkreuzers, as they were known, were built to strict financial limits, and therefore the German designs were always a compromise between the factors listed under design philosophy. Individual ship histories are detailed with particular emphasis upon their battle experience and deployment... Read more >
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German Battleships 1914-18 (1)
Deutschland, Nassau and Helgoland classes
Written by Gary Staff
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 164 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an enlightening history of the Deutschland to Osfriesland classes. Detailing the last of the pre-dreadnaught battleship classes, this book goes on to explain the revolutionary developments that took place within the German Imperial Navy as they... Read more >
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German Battleships 1914-18 (2)
Kaiser, Konig and Bayern classes
Written by Gary Staff
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 167 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an enlightening history of the key classes of Kaiser, König and Bayern that formed the backbone of the German Imperial Navy throughout World War I. It details the technological revolution that had taken place to ensure... Read more >
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The Lee-Enfield Rifle

Written by Martin Pegler
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 17 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognizable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957; even then a sniper variant, the L42A1, was used until 1989, giving a service life of nearly a century... Read more >
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French Tanks of World War I

Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

This title examines the emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT. It is a little known fact that France fielded more tanks in World War I than any other army. However, France's early tanks suffered from poor mobility and armor compared to their contemporaries. Indeed, their initial use on... Read more >
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US Submarines 1900-35

Written by Jim Christley
Illustrated by Peter Bull


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

This book introduces the reader to the early years of US submarine development and operation during the first third of the 20th century. It was in this period of growth and change that the submarine moved from a small vessel of limited range and tactical strength to a far ranging force... Read more >
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Happy Days!
Happy Days!
Written by FIRST DIVISION MUSEUM, THE, Illustrated by Alban B Butler, Jr.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781849086295
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Happy Days!
A Humorous Narrative in Drawings of the Progress of American Arms 1917-1919
Written by FIRST DIVISION MUSEUM, THE
Illustrated by Alban B Butler, Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 120 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $14.95

Originally published on the ten-year anniversary of the Armistice, "Happy Days!" features a collection of more than 100 original cartoons drawn by noted illustrator Cpt. Alban B. Butler, Jr., who served as aide-de-camp for Major General Charles Pelot Summerall in 1918. Butler chronicled his tour of duty by creating scores of... Read more >
British Postcards of the First World War

Written by Peter Doyle


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $9.95

Postcards sent by men on the front, and to them by their families, are among the most numerous, and most telling, surviving artifacts of World War I. They tell us much about attitudes towards the war, and provide a great insight into men's lives, and into the thoughts and emotions of... Read more >
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The Beauty and the Sorrow
The Beauty and the Sorrow
Written by Peter Englund, Translated by Peter Graves
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307701381
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The Beauty and the Sorrow
An Intimate History of the First World War
Written by Peter Englund
Translated by Peter Graves


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

In this masterly, highly original narrative history, Peter Englund takes a revelatory new approach to the history of World War I, magnifying its least examined, most stirring component: the experiences of the average man and woman—not only the tragedy and horror but also the absurdity and even, at times, the beauty... Read more >
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Three Armies on the Somme
Three Armies on the Somme
Written by William Philpott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307278371
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Three Armies on the Somme
The First Battle of the Twentieth Century
Written by William Philpott


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.00

For decades, the Battle of the Somme has exemplified the horrors and futility of trench warfare. Here William Philpott argues that the battle ultimately gave the British and French forces on the Western Front the knowledge and experience to bring World War I to a victorious end. Philpott shows that twentieth-century...

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British Campaign Medals of the First World War

Written by Peter Duckers


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $9.95

Britain has issued medals rewarding war service since at least the early nineteenth century, and increasingly through the period of its imperial expansion prior to 1914, but examples of many of the early types are now scarce. However, few families escaped some involvement with "the Great War" of 1914-18, and many... Read more >
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The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I
The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I
Written by Wayne Stack, Illustrated by Mike Chappell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849085397
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The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I

Written by Wayne Stack
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $17.95

Although comparatively small in number, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I (1914-1918) earned an elite reputation on the Western Front, and the New Zealanders' war effort was a defining moment in their national history and sense of identity. The statistics are astonishing: of the total population of New Zealand... Read more >
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The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I

Written by Wayne Stack
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $13.95

Although comparatively small in number, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I (1914-1918) earned an elite reputation on the Western Front, and the New Zealanders' war effort was a defining moment in their national history and sense of identity. The statistics are astonishing: of the total population of New Zealand... Read more >
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St Mihiel 1918
St Mihiel 1918
Written by David Bonk, Illustrated by Howard Gerrard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849083911
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St Mihiel 1918
The American Expeditionary Forces' trial by fire
Written by David Bonk
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $19.95

The St Mihiel salient had been formed in 1914 as the Germans drove towards Paris at the beginning of World War I (1914-1918). The French had attempted to recapture it in 1915 without success and in 1916 the Germans used the area as a base to attack Verdun. The bitter battle... Read more >
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St Mihiel 1918
The American Expeditionary Forces' trial by fire
Written by David Bonk
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $15.95

The St Mihiel salient had been formed in 1914 as the Germans drove towards Paris at the beginning of World War I (1914-1918). The French had attempted to recapture it in 1915 without success and in 1916 the Germans used the area as a base to attack Verdun. The bitter battle... Read more >
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No 60 Sqn RFC/RAF
No 60 Sqn RFC/RAF
Written by Alex Revell, Illustrated by Harry Dempsey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849083331
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No 60 Sqn RFC/RAF

Written by Alex Revell
Illustrated by Harry Dempsey


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $25.95

When No 60 Sqn arrived in France in May 1916, partially equipped with the delightfully named Morane Bullet, there were only two dedicated single-seat fighter squadrons on the Western Front. Operating initially as a utility unit, No 60 Sqn's duties were mixed - reconnaissance, fighter patrols and escorts (by one Flight)... Read more >
The Proud Tower
The Proud Tower
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307798114
Our Price: $11.99
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The Proud Tower
A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2011
Price: $11.99

The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era

During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury...

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British Campaign Medals of the First World War
British Campaign Medals of the First World War
Written by Peter Duckers
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747808435
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British Campaign Medals of the First World War

Written by Peter Duckers


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $12.95

Britain has issued medals rewarding war service since at least the early nineteenth century, and increasingly through the period of its imperial expansion prior to 1914, but examples of many of the early types are now scarce. However, few families escaped some involvement with "the Great War" of 1914-18, and many... Read more >
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Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Written by David Murphy, Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849083683
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Lawrence of Arabia
The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
Written by David Murphy
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $17.95

Thomas Edward Lawrence, more popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, was one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, immortalized on stage and screen, whose exploits in the Middle East in the second half of World War I helped shape the campaign in that part of the world. In... Read more >
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Lawrence of Arabia

Written by David Murphy
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $9.95

Thomas Edward Lawrence, more popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, was one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, immortalized on stage and screen, whose exploits in the Middle East in the second half of World War I helped shape the campaign in that part of the world. In... Read more >
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The Missing of the Somme
The Missing of the Somme
Written by Geoff Dyer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307742971
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The Missing of the Somme

Written by Geoff Dyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $14.95

Geoff Dyer’s classic The Missing of the Somme is part travelogue, part meditation on remembrance—and completely, unabashedly, unlike any other book about the First World War. Through visits to battlefields and memorials, he examines the way that photographs and film, poetry and prose determined—sometimes in advance of the events described—the way...

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