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No Man’s Land by Vernon Bartlett Allen & Unwin 1930. Jacket by D. Burroughes. Novelised account of the Ypres salient by a wounded soldier.

Hodder 1919 and the US edition, Houghton Mifflin 1919
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Houghton Mifflin 1916
Blackwood 1915
Blackwood 1917
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Letters from France by C E W Bean Cassell 1917. Australian War Reporter at Poziers & Mouquet Farm

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Hodder 1921 Effects of War on a young Scottish couple (from The Usual Suspects Bookstore, Canada)
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Gallipoli Mission by C E W Bean Aust.War.Mem.1948. Picture of Zeki Bey on the jacket by G.W.Lambert. Account of the Aus.Historical Mission to the battlefields in1919.

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The Unknown Soldier by Vernon Bartlett Stokes 1930. The US edition of Bartlett’s ‘No Man’s Land’ below

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Little Grey Ships by J J Bell John Murray 1916. Jacket by Charles Dawson. Stories about the Minesweepers & Patrol boats of the Fleet.

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Fighting Lines by Harold Begbie Constable 1914 2nd issue (the 1st was in picture wrappers), War verse, widely anthologised at the time although difficult now to see why. (jacket signed E.N.)

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Under the Periscope by Mark Bennett Collins 1930. (fp 1919) from their uniform series ‘Books of the Great War’. Lightly fictionalised account of submarine warfare.

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Canada in War-Paint by Ralph Bell Dent 1917. With 1st Canadian Inf., Ontario Reg. (from Neil Cournoyer)

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Spies Break Through by A Bauermeister Constable 1934. Memoirs of a German Secret Service officer

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Behind the Firing Line by Harold Begbie Newnes (1914/5?). Strangely this work from the War Correspondent is not to be found in the British Library, COPAC or ABE - withdrawn perhaps?? (from Roger Joye)

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Der Tag by J M Barrie Hodder 1915. A War play (from Roger Joye)

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Arnold Bennett - Lord Raingo Doran 1926 & (right) Cassell 1926, and The Pretty Lady Cassell 1918. Both novels set in Wartime London

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An unusual French edition of Hay’s ‘First 100,000’ (from Fons)

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Grosset & Dunlap n.d.. (from Fons).

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Liberty by Arnold Bennett Hodder 1914

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The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett Hutchinson 1918. An unsatisfactory life is redeemed by the coming of War (from George Simmers & The Bodlean)

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Too Fat to Fight by Rex Beach Harper 1919 Jacket by T D Skidmore. The story of a soldier who made good in the end (from Fons)

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My War with the United States by Ludwig Bemelmans. Modern Library ed. 1941 Illustrated by the author. His time as a German in the US army during the War (from Fons)

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Youth at Arms by Leonard Barnes Peter Davies 1933 Poetry

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Mud & Khaki by Vernon Bartlett Simpkin, Marshall 1917 cheap ed. (sl. smaller than the 1st of April that year) Short stories

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Doubleday 1917. Arguments against ending the War early.

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Eve in Khaki : The Story of the Women’s Army (WAAC) at home & abroad by Edith Barton & Marguerite Cody Nelson 1918

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A General Sketch of the European War by Hilaire Belloc Nelson’s Continental Library 1915 Jacket by Septimus Scott

(from John Marrin)

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Alston Rivers 1915. The Genesis of the Royal Australian Navy (from JRF)

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Bodley Head 1931

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Harper’s 1920. An unusual case where the picture on the jacket differs from that on the cloth binding beneath (from Fons)

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Blackwood 1923 Trench warfare on the Asiago plateau from the senior admin. officer on the staff of the 48th Div. (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Tales of the War by A L Bartley Clyde Cockrell 1935. Memoir of the battle of the Meuse-Argonne by a rifleman in the US 90th Division (from William E.)

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Hodder 1916. Humorous tales following our hero to the trenches. In Glaswegian dialect. below Fleming Revell 1915 (from Babylon Revisited).

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Routledge 1940. A slight revision of her 1919 account of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ‘Fanny Goes to War’

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Bell & Sons 1920 & the re-titled reprint, above, from Heinemann 1930 (with additional footnotes). Attached to the Intelligence Corps of RFC Headquarters in London & France. A Non-Pilots viewpoint (both copies from Bob Liska)

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Hunting the Hun by James Belton Appleton 1918. With the Canadians at Vimy Ridge (from the Vergette-Whithorn Collection)

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Macmillan 1929. Canadian War Poet with the 15th Batt., 48th Highlanders.

(from James Calhoun).

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Burrow & Co 1918 with Illustrations by Dudley Tennant (from Nick Fletcher).

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A Soldier’s Diary of the Great War by D H Bell Faber 1929 re-written by Henry Williamson

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Hodder 1926. A record of the pilgrimage made by 300 returning veterans.

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The First Canadians in France by F McKelvey Bell Doran 1917 (from JRF)

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Blackwood 1923’ later issue (from Fons).

Horses in the Sky by Larry Barretto John Day 1929. Cover by F. E. Warren. Four US ambulance drivers on the Aisne.

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Gods of Yesterday by James Warner Bellah Appleton 1928 by the Kipling of men who fly!!

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The Sons of Cain by James Warner Bellah Appleton 1928. American Major in London at the time of the Armistice

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Chatto 1937. Autobiography. Some 40 pages are devoted to his War service.

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Perth Imperial Printing Co. 1940

History of the 11th Batt. AIF

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Warne 1931 & 1934 (by Stephen Bartlett). Fictionalised accounts of Lawrence’s life for a younger audience.

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CUP 1927. An examination of the use of psychological techniques in the training of soldiers.

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Hodder 1919. Father of Tony Benn, he joined the Middlesex Yeomanry at the age of 37, later becoming an observer with the RFC at Gallipoli & over the Piave.

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Hurst & Blackett 1939. Served with the Imperial Russian Horse Artillery & later as a spy for the British army in Murmansk

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Dodd, Mead 1918. Interviews made in Germany during the War.

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Bonjour Soldat by Verner Beck Stratford 1931. A humorous journey through the world war with the American artillery.

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Scribner 1918 Four plays on a War theme by the author of Peter Pan (from Babylon Revisited).

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We Did not Fight ed. By Julian Bell Cobden Sanderson 1935. Experiences of War resisters (from Peter Harrington)

 

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Nelson 1915. UK 1st in $ priced jacket!

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A Crusader in France by Ferdinand Belmont Dutton 1917

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L.P.M. The End of the Great War by J. Stewart Barney Putnam 1915 Jacket by Clarence Underwood. Novel. A scientist aims to end the War early by means of a startling invention (from Babylon Revisited Rare Books)

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Hearst’s Int. Lib. 1916 2nd imp.

(from Grendel Books)