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  • Lusitaniaby Greg King; Penny Wilson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I. Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes - a microcosm of the last years... more...

  • Dead Wakeby Erik Larson

    Transworld 2015; US$ 31.98

    On 1 May 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. The passengers - including a record number of children and infants - were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, its submarines had brought terror to the North Atlantic. ... more...

  • Dorking in the Great Warby Kathryn Atherton

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 11.99

    From Zeppelin raids to housing refugees and evacuees or from men volunteering to fight or women working in the local Gunpowder factory, Dorking in the Great War looks at how the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity... more...

  • Dumfriesshire in the Great Warby Timothy McCracken

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.99

    In Dumfriesshire, the most striking change during the Great War was to occur around Gretna. Here the largest cordite factory in the UK was established, work commencing on the factory in 1915, with completion in 1916.

Throughout the region the impact of the First World War was felt greatly by the local communities, which were decimated... more...

  • Isle of Wight in the Great Warby M. J. Trow

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.99

    The Isle of Wight went to war in August 1914 along with the rest of Britain. German waiters were arrested. The tourist trade slumped. Foreigners were denounced and lads from all walks of life flocked to the Colours. Then came privations, losses, hospitals full of the sick and crippled. After conscription was brought in tribunals were set up to catch... more...

  • Castle Point in the Great Warby Ken Porter; Stephen Wynn

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 11.99

    Prior to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, the Castle Point District was madeup of four very quaint, peaceful little parishes: Canvey Island, South Benfleet,Hadleigh and Thundersley. The initial enthusiasm shown by the young men of thisarea, who were enthusiastic to be part of an adventure that was to be ‘over byChristmas’, was mirrored... more...

  • Chelmsford in the Great Warby Jonathan Swan

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 11.99

    Almost 400 men from the Chelmsford were lost in the Great War. This book explores how the experience of war impacted on the Town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Chelmsford were committed to as the war stretched out... more...

  • The Zeppelinby Michael Belafi Belafi; Cordula Werschkun

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 27.99

    This new publication from Michael Belafi offers some truly intriguing content. Photographs of the mighty Zeppelin at all stages of development feature in a publication that aims to chart the entire course of the airship's history. 

Named after the German Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin, an early pioneer of rigid airship development, the... more...

  • Glossop in the Great Warby Glynis Cooper

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 11.99

    A new book on Glossop during World War I focuses on the economic and social conditions, problems and hardships of those left at home in England played out against a background of military action on the Western Front, in Turkey, Egypt and Palestine. It chronicles the difficulties, hardships and restrictions of daily life for civilians; the morale of... more...

  • My Escape from Donington Hallby Gunther Pluschow

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    It was an escape from a PoW camp as daring and fraught with danger as any immortalised by Hollywood. Yet the story is less familiar than most - as it concerns the only German prisoner of war to escape from captivity in mainland Britain and make it home during either World War.

After being caught in Gibraltar during an earlier attempt to... more...