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Cassell 1922. Novel. Three young men go to War & find religion on the way. Enormously popular novel in its time.
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5 Flying novels from George Rochester. All Hamilton 1935, 6 or 7. Jackets by Stanley Orton Bradshaw (Flying Spy by Howard Leigh, Trail of Death unknown). Fiction but using his experiences with 97th squadron during the war. ( from Renzo & B.J.Pryor).
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Faber 1933  The definitive other ranks memoir rewritten by Robert Graves.(from John Etheridge)
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Australian ed. Angus & Robertson 1933
Secker 1929. Autobiographical novel by a German private throughout the War.
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Dodd Mead 1929 (from NYPL Digital. See home page link)
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Cassell 1930. Novel based on Raymond’s service at Gallipoli & Middle East.
Hamilton 1938. Jacket by Howard Leigh
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Rich & Cowan 1933. His collected Naval short stories

Hodder 1918. Jacket & Illustrations by Douglas Swale.. More stories of the Navy in the War.

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Doran 1919. Novel. Small-town girl sets up a soup kitchen in Belgium & falls in love
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Barker 1933. On the Somme with 2nd. West Yorks
Barker 1937. Jacket by J.E.Maunton. Much scarcer follow-up. Staff officer of 23rd Bde. at the 2nd Battle of the Aisne .Maj.Gen. Von Unruh gives the German view.
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J W Northend, Sheffield 1930.(f.p. privately 1925)

2nd Lt. With the Hallamshires (Yorks & Lancs Reg.) & 461st Field Company, R. E. at the Battle of Cambrai. (alternative jacket from same edition below.)

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Harrison Smith 1936. US ed. of his pre-war service in India & Burma (from Madoc Books)

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Stokes 1919. Memoir of the CO of the 94th US Aero Sq. & leading US air ace with 26 victories (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Doran 1918 Humorous novel about a Sgt. on leave & a General’s daughter.

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John Murray 1940 about a third of the book concerns the SW African Campaign (from Kerry Trubee).

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AH & AW Reed 1938. A history of the Imperial Camel Corps 1916-1918 with particular ref. to the New Zealanders (from Nick Fletcher)

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Constable 1921. The first man to rise from the ranks to the top. CGS & CIGS during the war. Well worth reading for his description of his time as a ranker.

Norton 1937. Naval action off the coast of Brest during the War.
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Putnam 1932.(by John Rodker) The left-hand version is by Paul Nash, the other for a proposed edition from Desmond Harmsworth that never materialised - designer unknown. These images come from that splendid Peter Scott catalogue, no.245 of 1988, for Bertram Rota.

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Duckworth 1915

(from Peter Harrington)

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The Dark Invader by Capt. Von Rintelen Macmillan 1933. Jacket by Artzybasheff. The adventures of a German Naval Intelligence officer (from Between the Covers books)

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Harper 1930 1st & later imp. Served in the 1st Inf. Div., 7th Reg. (from Fons & JRF)
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Cassell 1915. Naval stories

Cassell 1918 (fp 1917) Naval tales.

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McBride 1918. The Red Baron’s autobiography
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Houghton, Mifflin 1918. The girls were in Paris from Oct.1916 - Jan. 1918
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Secker 1931

Geoffrey Bles 1927 Novel. A french girl struggles with a German Spy.

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Constable 1920 Vol. 1 of 2. Lt. Col. Repington’s War memoirs ( from Peter Lambert)

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Hutchinson 1932. Novel. 2 families, English & Austrian, torn apart by the War (from Fons)

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Milne & Hutchison 1929 An excellent memoir of the work of an RAMC Field Ambulance with the 51st Highland Division.

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Harper Bros. 1918. With No. 4 Sq. Over the Somme having started the War in the 10th Canadian Batt.

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Peter Davies 1941 (cheap ed. f.p.1935) Further spying exploits (from Geoffrey Miller)

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Melrose 1914 (fp 1907) Prewar view of the potential German threat (from MW Books)

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Faber 1935. This now scarce novel is based on the author’s time in Ingolstadt prison in Bavaria.

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Melrose 1924. 3rd ed.(f.p.1923). The first ‘Blitz’

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Donahue 1919 (by George Ralphson) (from JRF)
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Cassell 1918 (f.p. Blackwood 1914)

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Duckworth 1916 1st & 2nd imps. Heath Robinson’s amusing take on the War.

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Harrap 1931 Novel of an affair between a Captain & a Countess during the War (from Babylon Revisited)

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Hurst & Blackett 1940 (fp in Germany 1921) The Vice Admirals view of the scuttling of the German High Fleet at Scapa Flow in June 1919

(from Nick Fletcher)

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Angus & Robertson 1924. In the desert with the Imperial Camel Corps

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Houghton Mifflin 1917. Reflections on the War & the role of mothers at home, with a call for better leadership.

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Heinemann 1920. The story of the Special London Constabulary established during the War (from David Ainsworth)

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Bobbs Merrill 1918. An American journalist at the front.

Methuen 1928. A classic account of the 12th Royal Scots in 1917.
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Sears 1931.Novel. Canadian officer gets drunk, is court-martialled & later regains his rank
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Lovat Dickson 1935 rpt (fp 1933)

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T. Fisher Unwin 1918. The sister of the poet describes her flight from the Ardennes to Paris during the German advance to the Marne including the bombardment of Rheims.

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Hogarth 1930. Officers & their wives in occupied Germany & the effects of the War on them.

(from Instant, Rare & Collectable, NZ)

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Faber 1935

Faber 1933

A selection of volumes by Sir Herbert Read MC, DSO. Captain in the Green Howards. 2 poetry volumes from Faber in jackets the rest in wrappers. Naked Warriors. pub. Art & Letters 1919, cover by David Bomberg. In Retreat, a narrative of the 1918 retreat of the British Army, Hogarth 1925, Faber 1930 & Ambush, Faber 1930 treats the same material in a more imaginative fashion (both Criterion Miscellany volumes from David Ainsworth).

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Houghton Mifflin 1919. 100 Sq. Flying Handley-Page 0/400s. Called ‘Bedouins’ because the squadron moved so often. (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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T E Lawrence by Vyvyan Richards Cape 1936. A personal portrait of Lawrence by one of his Oxford friends.

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Skeffington 1920. Their part in the War by the Commandant of the British War Dog school (from JRF)

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Haycock 1936 with the 8th Bt. Loyal North Lancs

Faber 1936. Pre-War service.

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Hamilton ‘Ace Series’ 1936 (from David Ainsworth)

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Cassell 1928. WW1 themed novel of adventure set in the Persian Gulf & Turkey (from Babylon Revisited)

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Cassell 1928 (from John Etheridge)

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Doubleday 1918 (9th printing). A mother sends her son off to War.

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Methuen 1928 & Century Co. 1928. trans. by Cecil Lewis. This play was described at the time as ‘the finest piece of dramatic literature the War has given us’. An indictment of War through the eyes of a returning French soldier.

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Doubleday 1932 (from Babylon Revisited)

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Stokes 1919. There is some debate as to which version is the true first edition.

(from Nick Fletcher)

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Skeffington 1918. Edited from Official Canadian War records.

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Melrose 1925. Driving the Generals around behind the lines.

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Faber 1934 4th ed., 1947 & 1943. A Boer in E. Africa & on the Western Front.
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Sears 1928. Service at Belleau Wood & the Aisne, where he was wounded & gassed, with 6th US Marines

(from William Erti).

John Hamilton 1936. Semi-autobiographical novel, the hero being a member of Rochester’s 97th Sq.(from Renzo).

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Payson & Clarke 1930. The American author served with 79th Sq. RFC. These short stories concern Sopwith Dolphin pilots (from B. J. Pryor).

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Dodd, Mead 1917. A love story set in Wales with vivid episodes of gas attacks at Ypres (from Babylon Revisited).

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Cape 1937. Lawrence was very complimentary about his driver.

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Dodd, Mead 1931 The workers turn to Socialism on returning from the Front.

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Hamilton 1938. Another ‘Scotty’ story (from Renzo)

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Eyre & Spottiswoode 1940. A former correspondent writes on the War in Africa & its consequences for the British Empire.

(from Peter Harrington).

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Knopf 1939. Part of Romains vast 27 novel sequence ‘Men of Good Will’
(from Sarah Phillips)
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Doran 1921. Jacket by Thelma Cudlipp Grosvenor. Letitia Carberry does her bit.

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Privately printed. Carlisle 1916 in wrappers. A well illustrated volume of verse on the Gallipoli campaign (this copy belonging to a fellow officer in the Border Regiment).

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Clarendon 1922. The first volume of the Official History Series which ran to 6 text vols, 2 Map vols & 1 appendices from 1922 - 1937. Subsequent vols were by H. A. Jones

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Heath Cranton 1934. The author tells of her husband & 3 sons War service one of whom served with Sassoon & Graves.

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Collins 1922. The story of a young Irishman in London during the War. The jacket image shows the Wellington Arch (from Peter Harrington’s).

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Dodd, Mead 1918. Jacket by C. Allen Gilbert. Novel. An Englishman in Berlin is forced to spy for the Germans (from Babylon Revisited)

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Century Co. NY 1918. Vol.1