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Reference Works

The Naval and Military Press feeds the endless fascination with the Great War by stocking a huge range of books covering all aspects of the conflict. But the starting point for any intelligent grasp of the Great War must lie in the works of reference containing the essential facts and figures. From regimental historys to Major A.F. Beckh's Orders of Battle, we have a superb array of such books. No serious student of the Great War can afford to overlook them.

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BLOODY RED TABS
General Officer Casualties of the Great War 1914-1918
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BLOODY RED TABS General Officer Casualties of the Great War 1914-1918
Product Code: 25514

Far from the Blackadder image that senior officers on the Western Front in the Great War spent their time in comfort and safety in chateaux far behind the trenches, this book reveals that over 200 officers of Brigadier-General rank and above were killed or wounded in the conflict. Eye opening and...

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BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: THE 1914 CAMPAIGN
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BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: THE 1914 CAMPAIGN
Product Code: 25415

A briskly well-written narrative of the BEF's crucial opening actions during the first year of the Great War. Beginning with the opening battles at Mons and Le Cateau, we follow the great retreat to the Marne; the counter attack on the Aisne, and the move north in the race to the sea and the Fir...

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BULLY BEEF AND BISCUITS
Food in the Great War
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BULLY BEEF AND BISCUITS Food in the Great War
Product Code: 25486

For all the suffering of the Tommies in the trenches they rarely went hungry. In this account of food in the Great War, John Hartley describes what the soldiers ate and how regular meals reached them. Not forgetting the home front, Hartley looks at rationing and how women back in Blighty coped an...

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CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR 
A Determined Resistance
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CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR A Determined Resistance
Product Code: 25430

A comprehensive account of Conscientious Objectors in the Great War, who defied peer pressure and official persecution because of their belief that it was wrong to fight and kill. The book concentrates on the hard core absolutist ‘Conchies' who refused even non-combatant service, and suffered ab...

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GERMAN ARMY ON VIMY RIDGE 1914-1917
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GERMAN ARMY ON VIMY RIDGE 1914-1917
Product Code: 25483

In the generally flat country of Artois Vimy Ridge stands out, making it clear why it was so fiercely fought over in the Great War. In this detailed study, Jack Sheldon traces the story of the battles for possession of the ridge from the Germans seizing it in October 1914 down to its recapture by...

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ROYAL NAVY AND THE WAR AT SEA 1914-1919
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ROYAL NAVY AND THE WAR AT SEA 1914-1919
Product Code: 25421

Part of the Despatches from the Front series, this volume covers the Great War at sea, and includes despatches on the Battle of Dogger Bank, the Falklands, Heligoland Bight and Jutland.

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WESTERN FRONT 1917-1918
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WESTERN FRONT 1917-1918
Product Code: 25462

In this instructive volume in the Despatches from the Front series we read despatches to the War Office from British Commanders as they faced three challenges over the war years: the great retreat in 1914, the siege warfare of the war's middle years, with their costly offensives; and finally the ...

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RAIDING ON THE WESTERN FRONT
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RAIDING ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Product Code: 24382

An important new study on Great War trench raids : how they were conducted; their success and failures; their results, consequences, effects on morale and ultimate military worth. Not a dry read, the book has nail-biting accounts of the action with many examples of courage, daring and leadership....

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TILL THE TRUMPET SOUNDS AGAIN
The Scots Guards 1914-19 in their own words. Volume 2: 'Vast tragedy', August 1916 - March 1919
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TILL THE TRUMPET SOUNDS AGAIN The Scots Guards 1914-19 in their own words. Volume 2: 'Vast tragedy', August 1916 - March 1919
Product Code: 25314

“When I first read the title of this magnificent set of books I have to admit to a slight groan “In their own words”, is usually the term for a rehash of contemporary firsthand accounts about Tommy's life at war, this is something that I have a particular aversion to, how wrong I was to make thi...

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TILL THE TRUMPET SOUNDS AGAIN
The Scots Guards 1914-19 in their own words. Volume 1: 'Great Shadows', August 1914 - July 1916
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TILL THE TRUMPET SOUNDS AGAIN The Scots Guards 1914-19 in their own words. Volume 1: 'Great Shadows', August 1914 - July 1916
Product Code: 25313

“When I first read the title of this magnificent set of books I have to admit to a slight groan “In their own words”, is usually the term for a rehash of contemporary firsthand accounts about Tommy's life at war, this is something that I have a particular aversion to, how wrong I was to make thi...

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