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World War 1 Book Collection

Explore the captivating history of World War 1 The First World War was one of the most devastating conflicts in our history. Our collection features rare and insightful books, primarily from an American perspective.

Front Cover, The 346th Infantry Historical Notes, 1917-1919 - World War I Unit History.

346th Infantry Historical Notes 1917-1919

The Unit History and Historical Notes Book includes the history, accounts, and rosters of the many companies that comprised the 346th Infantry Regiment of the 87th Division in World War I.

Front Cover, The 351st Infantry Historical Notes 1917 - 1919 (© 1919).

351st Infantry Historical Notes 1917-1919

The 351st Infantry was organized in September 1917 from men primarily from the western counties of Iowa. Vacancies were filled with men from Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

Front Cover, The 88th Division in the World War of 1914-1918, © 1919.

The 88th Division in the World War of 1914-1918

This short story of the 88th Division's participation in the world war was prepared mainly to give the men of the Division a few facts to recall the many pleasant recollections which they will surely have of their service in the United States and France.

Front Cover, American Armies and Battlefields in Europe © 1938/1992

American Armies and Battlefields in Europe

This book was prepared by the American Battle Monuments Commission which was chaired by General John J. Pershing. 15 chapters and 547 pages with index. Excellent resource on World War I, which the Americans became involved in 1917- 1918.

Front Cover, America's Part in the World War by Richard F. Beamish and Francis A. March, Ph.D., 1919.

America's Part in the World War - 1919

This book tells the story of that web and how America acquitted itself therein. Deeds are more eloquent than words. America’s entrance tipped the scales against Germany.

Front Cover, And They Thought We Wouldn't Fight, by Floyd Gibbons, 1918.

And They Thought We Wouldn't Fight

Personal adventures of an American war correspondent who was on the Laconia when she was torpedoed, saw Pershing and his men land in England, went with them to France and was wounded while observing them in action in the Toul sector.

Front Cover, Army Service Records of the First World War, Public Record Office Readers' Guide No 19, 1997.

Army Service Records of the First World War

This revised edition offers an introduction to the surviving service record for World War I non-commissioned officers and ordinary soldiers. It includes the 1998 release of service records for officers, with detailed explanations and illustrations of the most common forms to be found among the records.

Front Cover, B.E.F. The Whole Story of The Bonus Army, 1933.

B.E.F. The Whole Story of the Bonus Army

The B.E.F. began as a group of men demanding the pre-payment of their adjusted service certificates voted by Congress in 1924. It soon became for a vast number of men a means of protest against the economic conditions in our country in 1932.

The Bluejacket's Manual United States Navy, 1918, Sixth Edition (Revised November 1916).

Bluejackets Manual of the United States Navy - 1918

The Bluejacket’s Manual is issued to the service for the guidance and the instruction of petty officers and enlisted men. In accordance with General Order No. 63, the Manual is divided into 5 parts.

Front Cover, Camp Devens: Described and Photographed by Roger Batchelder, 1918. Photo Insert of Camp Devens Entrance Added.

Camp Devens: Described and Photographed - 1918

The camp's history is included with a remarkable series of pictures, each described in a page of reading matter. The volume Begins with the drafted men going to camp and all through the instruction and trench work.

Front Cover, Pictorial Souvenir of Camp Zachary Taylor Kentucky, 1928.

Camp Zachary Taylor Pictorial Souvenir

In selecting pictures for this volume, various individual photographs, groups, and other scenes give representation to every organization stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor during the height of its military activities.

Front Cover, Preliminary Inventory of the Cartographic Records of the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-21 (Record Group 120), 1966.

Cartographic Records of the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-21

The nearly 24,000 items in the record group fill about 192 drawers, or 72 linear feet, of map cases having a volume of 576 cubic feet. Slightly more than half the items are American in origin, and of these about half are records of the General Staff.

Front Cover, Churchill 1914-1918, Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century, War Leader Book No. 23, 1973.

Churchill 1914-1918 War Leader Book No. 23

Churchill spent three days preparing for his departure, then crossed to France to take up his post on the Western Front. He was no longer First Lord of the Admiralty, no longer a key figure in the central direction of the war.

Front Cover, Collier's Photographic History of the European War, 1916.

Collier's Photographic History of the European War

This spectacular account of the Great War includes sketches and drawings made on the battle fields and photographs by the official photographers accompanying each army.

Front Cover, A Concise History of World War I, Brigadier General Vincent J. Esposito, Ed., 1964.

Concise History of World War 1

Prepared for the Encyclopedia Americana under the advisory editorship of Vincent J. Esposito with material on the Salonikan Front, Organization and Proceedings of the Conferences and German Submarine Campaign.

Front Cover, The Dreadnoughts by David Armine Howarth and the Editors of Time-Life Books, 1979.

The Dreadnaughts by David Howarth - 1979

The Dreadnought’s performance on sea trials was nothing short of sensational. From Portsmouth she steamed south to the Mediterranean, then shaped a course across the Atlantic to Trinidad, and back again.

Front Cover, Exploring the Lusitania, Probing the Mysteries of the Sinking that Changed History, 1995.

Exploring the Lusitania - 1995

Now underwater explorer Robert Ballard illuminates this ship of mystery. He has probed the entire length of the haunting wreck in his tiny submarine in search of clues.

Front Cover, Field Service Regulations United States Army, 1914 With War Department Changes 1917.

Field Service Regulations United States Army - 1914 (Updated 1917)

Contents divided into sections headed Organization, Operations, Administration and Appendices. Full of info on all aspects of military field operations and combat.

Front Cover, The First World War: An Illustrated History by A. J. P. Taylor, 1963.

The First World War: An Illustrated History

A rare event in historical writing -- a world-renowned historian combines personally selected illustrations with a brilliant text to present an integrated, clearly reasoned narrative of the Great War.

Front Cover, Forging the Sword: The Story of Camp Devens by William J. Robinson, 1920.

Forging the Sword: The Story of Camp Devens - 1920

Camp Devens was to New England what Plattsburgh was to New York. A Goodly number of our New York men were trained there. The author who was the Boston Globe correspondent at the camp has told the story in very readable form.

Front Cover & Binding, Handbook of Federal World War Agencies and Their Records 1917-1921: National Archives Publication No. 24, 1943.

Handbook of Federal World War Agencies and Their Records 1917-1921

This Handbook is issued in response to a current demand for information concerning the functions and records of agencies of the United States Government that contributed to the participation of the United States in the first World War.

Front Cover, History of the Great War, Volume 1 by John Buchan, 1923.

History of the Great War, Volume 1 - 1923

The first book in this series, History of the Great War, Volume 1, covers the Outbreak of War with an explanation of the events at Sarajevo to the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March 1915.

Front Cover, History of the Great War, Volume 2 by John Buchan, 1923.

History of the Great War, Volume 2 - 1923

The second book in this series, History of the Great War, Volume 2, covers the period from the beginning of the Dardanelles Campaign, September 1914 through April 1915 to the Battle of Verdun, February to April 1916.

Front Cover, History of the Great War, Volume 3 by John Buchan, 1923.

History of the Great War, Volume 3 - 1923

The third volume in this series, History of the Great War, Volume 3 covers the Battle of Verdun to the Third Battle of Ypres, including the United States' entry into World War 1 in April 1916.

Front Cover, History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion by "Buck Private" McCollum. Sketches by Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer, 1919.

History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion - 1919

The officers and men of these organizations during these five (5) days of isolation continually gave unquestionable proof of extraordinary heroism and demonstrated the high standard and ideals of the United States Army.

Front Cover, Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911, With War Department Changes. Special Edition with Interpretations, Illustrations, and Index.

Infantry Drill Regulations 1911 - United States Army

The following System of Drill Regulations for Infantry with a view to insure uniformity throughout the Army, all infantry drill formations not embraced in this system are prohibited, and those herein prescribed will be strictly observed.

The Infantry Soldier's Handbook: The Classic World War I Training Manual, 1917.

The Infantry Soldier's Handbook: The Classic World War I Training Manual

From bugle signals to rules for guarding prisoners, conditioning exercises to rifle inspection, readers can see how much infantry service and protocol has changed over the course of the last eighty years, and how much has, remarkably, remained the same.

Front Cover, Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography of the Ship of Splendor, 2007.

Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography of the Ship of Splendor - 2007

Prepare to take a journey back in time... step aboard the decks of one of the world's largest, fastest, and most beloved ocean liners, and experience the LUSITANIA in all her splendor.

The Lusitania Case, Collected by C. L. Droste, Edited by W. H. Tantum, 1972. Originally Published in 1915.

The Lusitania Case - 1972/1915

The Lusitania Massacre is one of the great landmarks in history, not alone in American history but in human history, because it ensured German defeat in the World War.

Front Cover, The Lusitania's Last Voyage by Charles E. Lauriat, Jr., 1915.

The Lusitania's Last Voyage - 1915

Mr. Lauriat gives a simple, direct, and dignified account of his personal experiences on the great Cunarder during the frightful hours just before and following the final disaster. It is an interesting account of thrilling personal experiences told with fairness.

Front Cover Showing Title on Binding, The Lusitania Story By Mitch Peeke, Kevin Walsh-Johnson and Steven Jones, 2002.

The Lusitania Story - 2002

The sinking of the Lusitania, unlike that of the Titanic, was a totally man-made disaster, a deliberate act and therefore a much bigger event in world history.

Front Cover, Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of The Army of The United States, 1917.

Manual for NCOs and Privates of Infantry US Army - 1917

The following Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the Army of the United States is approved and herewith published for the information and government of all concerned.

Front Cover, Manual for Soldiers in France: In Town and Field Service, 1918.

Manual for Soldiers in France: In Town and Field Service

Clearly thought out piece of work, of high value to those wishing to obtain a swift and accurate access to the idioms of daily conversation, of army usage, of social need.

Front Cover, Minnesota in the War with Germany, Volume 1, 1928.

Minnesota in the War with Germany, Volume 1

This is the initial volume of a projected two-volume narrative history of Minnesota's contribution to the war with Germany (World War I). It has been produced under the direction of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Front Cover, The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, Naval History and Heritage Command, 2019.

The Navy’s First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers - 2019

For the first time, women joined the ranks of its enlisted men. The yeomen (F.) and the Navy nurses in World War I paved the way for the women in today’s Navy.

Order of Battle Volume 1 : American Expeditionaary Forces

Order of Battle, Volume 1: American Expeditionary Forces

Volume 1 covers the AEF's general headquarters, the American Services of Supply, armies, army corps, and separate forces, including the three French army corps under American command in 1918 and American units in North Russia and Siberia.

Order of Battle Volume 2 : American Expeditionary Forces: Divisions

Order of Battle, Volume 2: American Expeditionary Forces: Divisions - 1937

Volume 2 provides outline histories of the AEF's divisions. The essays combine information about the command and composition of units with tables that offer the reader a broad survey of operations in major and minor theaters and the rear areas.

Order of Battle Volume 3, Part 1 : Organization and Activities of the War Department

Order of Battle, Volume 3, Part 1: Organization and Activities of the War Department

Volume 3 Part 1 presents an array of useful information on the zone of the interior and includes the organization and activities of the War Department, the territorial departments, the divisions that did not deploy overseas, and data about posts, camps, and stations.

Order of Battle Volume 3 Part 2 : Territorial Departments Tactical Divisions

Order of Battle, Volume 3, Part 2: Territorial Departments, Tactical Divisions, Posts, Camps, and Stations

Volume 3 Part 2 consists of a directory of troops, covering all organizations that made up the Army between 1917 and 1919. It also covers the tactical divisions organized in 1918 and posts, camps, and stations with larger cantonments covered in great detail.

Order of Battle Volume 3 Part 3: Zone of the Interior: Directory of Troops

Order of Battle, Volume 3, Part 3: Directory of Troops

Volume 3 Part 3, Directory of Troops, contains an introduction and unit index, followed by a succinct account of practically every Army unit that was at any time stationed in the Zone of the Interior in 1917, 1918, and 1919.

The First World War: An Illustrated History

The book describes and analyzes the entire compass and course of World War I -- from Sarajevo to Versailles, from the Easter Rising in Ireland to the Russian Revolution, from Gallipoli to the bloody fighting on the eastern and western fronts.

Front Cover, The Pick: 3rd O. T. C. (Officers Training Camp) at Camp Devens, 1918.

The Pick: 3rd Officers Training Camp at Camp Devens - 1918

To the Candidates of the Third O. T. C., Colonel Falls was known only as a commandant. Military courtesy and restriction held from them his intimate side. He was their disciplinarian; their military guide and pattern.

Front Cover, Pictorial History of the World's Greatest War and New International Atlas World, 1919.

Pictorial History of the World's Greatest War - 1919

History’s greatest war; a pictorial narrative by S. J. Duncan-Clark, Hon. Josephus Daniels in a special article on the marines, Gen. John J. Pershing on the American expeditionary forces and Admiral William S. Sims on the navies of the world.

Front Cover, The United States Naval Railroad Batteries in France, 1922.

The United States Naval Railroad Batteries in France

During the period from September 6, 1918, until the signing of the armistice five United States naval batteries, each composed of one 14-inch 50-caliber gun carried on a special railway mount attached to ammunition and auxiliary cars, bombarded German bases and positions behind the lines in France with remarkable efficiency and important results.

Front Cover, Verdun: Vision and Comprehension - The Battlefield and Its Surroundings, 1984.

Verdun: Vision and Comprehension - The Battlefield and Its Surroundings

192 Color Photographs with 12 Maps and Plans of the Verdun area which was a battlefield in both World Wars. Includes maps and listing of cemeteries in the Verdun area.

Front Cover, The World's Greatest War, Peace Treaty Edition: The Triumph of America's Army and Navy, 1919.

The World's Greatest War: The Triumph of America's Army and Navy - Peace Treaty Edition

Truly the story of their achievements, in permanent form, should find a place in every American home, for in the words of General Pershing, their great commander: “Their deeds are immortal and they have earned the eternal gratitude of their country.”

Front Cover, World War One 1917: Soldiers, 1990.

World War One: 1917 Soldiers

The softcover first edition of this book offers a photographic record of World War I for war activities in Europe in 1917. It was published in the series by Arms and Armour.

Front Cover, World War One 1918: Soldiers, 1990.

World War One: 1918 Soldiers

The softcover first edition of this book offers a photographic record of World War I for war activities in Europe in 1918. It was published in the series by Arms and Armour.

 

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