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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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RAIDING ON THE WESTERN FRONT
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RAIDING ON THE WESTERN FRONT
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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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ULSTER WILL FIGHT
Volume 2: The 36th (Ulster) Division in training and at war 1914-1918
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ULSTER WILL FIGHT Volume 2: The 36th (Ulster) Division in training and at war 1914-1918
Product Code: 25317

"I am not an Ulsterman but yesterday, the 1st. July, as I followed their amazing attack, I felt that I would rather be an Ulsterman than anything else in the world." (Cpt Wilfred Spender, 2 July 1916. The 36th (Ulster) Division, was very much a ‘people's Divisions'. In an era of ‘Pals Battalions'...

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ULSTER WILL FIGHT
Volume 1: Home Rule and the Ulster Volunteer Force 1886-1922
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ULSTER WILL FIGHT Volume 1: Home Rule and the Ulster Volunteer Force 1886-1922
Product Code: 25316

David Orr and David Truesdale have written what can only be described as a seminal work in ‘Ulster Will Fight' Volumes 1 and 2. For anybody interested in the history of Ireland and the Great War and the politics and events that interweave with the creation of Northern Ireland and the then Irish F...

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LEEDS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
A Book of Remembrance
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LEEDS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 A Book of Remembrance
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A complete history of the contribution of Leeds to the national effort in the Great War. Includes a Roll of Honour of some 9,000 sons of the proud Yorkshire city who fell, shows honours and awards and how died.

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NATION IN ARMS
The British Army in the First World War
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NATION IN ARMS The British Army in the First World War
Product Code: 25243

Rarely have a more distinguished team of historians brought their talents to bear on a single subject: the British Army in the Great War. This new edition of a collection first published in 1985 features such names as Ian Beckett, John Keegan, Keith Simpson, Keith Jeffrey and Jay Winter examining...

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CHEMICAL SOLDIERS
British Gas Warfare in World War One
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CHEMICAL SOLDIERS British Gas Warfare in World War One
Product Code: 25237

The half-forgotten story of Britain's ‘Special Brigade' : the unit formed to retaliate against Germany's use of poison gas in the trenches of the Great War. The story of these ‘chemical soldiers' has been obscured by shame and propaganda, but author Donald Richter here rescues them from myth an...

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ORDER OF BATTLE of the BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE November 11th 1918
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ORDER OF BATTLE of the BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE November 11th 1918
Product Code: 24529

Complete Order of Battle - including communications - of the BEF in France at the time of the November 1918 armistice. Includes Pigeons Dogs, horses and the two Portuguese Divisions.

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KAISER BILL!
A New Look at Germany’s Last Emperor Wilhelm II 1859-1941
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KAISER BILL! A New Look at Germany’s Last Emperor Wilhelm II 1859-1941
Product Code: 24550

A fresh and revealing Life of one of the most maligned figures in European history: the German Kaiser whose bellicose actions and wild rhetoric led to the outbreak of the Great War which he almost immediately regretted. Visionary or half mad fool? This book will help you make up your own mind.

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