THE GREAT WAR - A SHORT BOOK LIST

Good morning, good morning, the General said,
When we met him last week on the way to the line,
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of them dead
and we're cursing his staff for incompetent swine

THE GENERAL SIEGFRIED SASSOON

BIOGRAPHY WAR LITERATURE SIX FAMOUS NOVELS
BALFOUR, M. The Kaiser And His Times 943.084 CHURCHILL, Sir W.S World Crisis: 1914-1918 940.3 BARBUSSE, H. Under Fire
BARNETT, C. The Swordbearers:Supreme Command in the First World War 940.1 GRAVES, R. Goodbye To All That 920.GRA FORESTER, C.S. The General
JONES T. Lloyd George 920.GEO HEMINGWAY, E. Farewell to Arms
MAGNUS, P. Kitchner: Portrait Of an Imperialist 920.KIT REMARQUE, E.M. All Quite On The Western Front
TERRAINE, J. Douglas Haig: The Educated Soldier 940.4144 REMAINS, J. Verdun
SASSOON, S. Memoirs Of An Infantry Officer

For I hear the bugle blow
To call me where I would not go,
And the guns begin the song
"Soldier, fly or stay for long"

DAY OF BATTLE A.E. HOUSEMAN

BACKGROUND GENERAL HISTORY YEAR BY YEAR
TAYLOR, E. The Fall Of The Dynasties:The collapse of the old order 1905-22 940.28 BALDWIN, H. World War I, An Outline History 940.3 (A short balanced view by the military editor of the New York Times) CAMERON, J. 1914 940.3
CLARK, A. The Donkeys 940.4272 (The leadership in the campaign of 1915)
TUCHMAN, B.W August 1914 940.3 (The month which was to determine the future course of the war) FALLS, C. The Great War 1914-1918 940.3 (A larger one volume history) CAMERON J. 1916, Year of Decision 940.342 (The struggle of attrition begins)
WOLFF. L. In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign 940.4311 (Also the year of the French army mutiny)
THOMSON, G.M. The Twelve Days 940.3 (Before the ultimatum to Serbia) TAYLOR, A.J.P The First World War: An Illustrated History 940.3 PITT, B. 1918: The Last Act 940.434

If I should die, think only this of me,
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed.

THE SOLDIER RUPERT BROOKS

THEATRES OF WAR
LAWRENCE, T.E. Seven Pilliars of Wisdom 953 (The classic of the Middle East campaign)
MOOREHEAD, A. Gallipoli 940.4259 (Combined operations in the First World War)
MOSLEY, L. Duel for Kilimanjaro Africa 1914-1918 940.4167 (The East Africa campaigns)
NEWMAN, B. Inquest on Mati Hari 940.4874 (Espionage)
PACKER, C. Return to Salonika 940.4147 (The Macedonian Campaign: 1915-18)

What passing-bells for those who die as cattle,
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles rapid rattle,
Can patter out their hasty orisons.

ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUNG WILFRED OWEN

WAR IN THE AIR WAR ON LAND WAR AT SEA
DUDLEY, E. Monsters of the Purple Twilight 940.4421 (The life and death of the Zeppelins) BEHREND, A. As From Kemmel Hill:An adjutant in France and Flanders 1917 and 1918 940.434 BENNETT, G. Coronel and the Falklands 940.454 (Defeat and vengeance in the South Atlantic).
McKEE, A. The Friendless Sky 940.44 (Air combat in World War I) FOLEY, J. The Boilerplate War 940.4114 (The first tanks and their battles.) MacINTYRE, D. Jutland 940.456 (An authoritative appraisal of the major naval engagement of the war).
MOORE, W.G Early Bird: Reminiscences of a First World War Naval Airman 940.44 GARDNER, B. The Big Push: A portrait of the battle of the Somme 940.4272 PITT, B. Zeebrugge:St George's Day 1918 940.456 (The commando type operation at Zebrugge by the Dover patrol).
OUGHTON, F. The Aces 940.44 (Famous pilots of the war) HORNE, A. The Price of Glory:Verdun 1916 940.4273 SHANKLAND, P. and HUNTER, A. Dardanelles Patrol. 940.4 (Nasmith's epic adventures in E.11 in the sea of Mamara)
REYNOLDS, Q. They Fought for the Sky 940.44 (The story of the first war in the air) TERRAINE, J. Mons, The Retreat To Victory 940.4121 (These last three books describe the background, strategy and tactics of these famous battles)
ROBINSON, D.H. The Zepplins In Combat:History of the German Airship Division 1912-1918 940.44 WADE, A. Gunner on the Western Front 940.4144 (The classic account of the war experiences of an artillery man).
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