Bibliography of World War I

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List of World War I books is an annotated bibliography using APA style citations of a selection of the most useful books on World War I as selected by the editors.

See also[edit]


  • Ellis, Robert, John, and Mike Cox. The World War I Databook: The Essential Facts and Figures for All the Combatants (2002)
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica (12th ed. 1922) comprises the 11th edition plus three new volumes 30-31-32 that cover events since 1911 with very thorough coverage of the war as well as every country and colony. partly online in ascii, with guide to article titles
  • Esposito, Vincent J. The West Point Atlas of American Wars: 1900-1918 (1997) despite the title covers entire war; online maps from this atlas
  • Higham, Robin and Dennis E. Showalter, eds. Researching World War I: A Handbook (2003), highly detailed historiography, stressing military themes; annotates over 1000 books
  • Hirschfeld, Gerhard, Gerd Krumeich and Irina Renz, eds. ( in cooperation with Markus Pöhlmann). Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War. (2012) ISBN 9789004207394. 1105 pgs. (2 vol.) Features International scope: showcasing the work of recognized World War I experts from 15 countries google books link
  • March, Francis Andrew and Richard Joseph Beamish History of the World War: An Authentic Narrative of the World's Greatest War (1919), popular contemporary history. [1]
  • Paxson, Frederic Logan et al. War cyclopedia: a handbook for ready reference on the great war (1918) online edition
  • Pope, Stephen; Wheal, Elizabeth-Anne (1995). The Macmillan Dictionary of the First World War. ISBN 0-333-61822-X. OCLC 60238536. 
  • Tucker, Spencer, ed. The Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social, and Military History (5 vol 2005), online at, the most detailed reference source; articles by specialists cover all aspects of the war
  • Tucker, Spencer, ed. European Powers in the First World War: An Encyclopedia (1999)
  • Winter, Jay, and Antoine Prost. The Great War in History (2005), historiography, stress on social and economic themes


  • Carver, Field Marshal Lord. War Lords. (1976) Includes brief bios of Hamilton, Foch, Haig, Falkenhayn
  • Clare, John D., First World War (1994)
  • Cruttwell, C. R. M. F. A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 (1934), general military history
  • Evans, David. Teach yourself— the First World War. (Hodder Arnold, 2004)
  • Falls, Cyril. The Great War (1960), general military history
  • Halpern, Paul G. A Naval History of World War I(1995)
  • Hammerton, Sir John Alexander (1914-19). Great War:The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict (13 volumes). London: The Amalgamated Press. 
  • Hammerton, Sir John Alexander (1933). A Popular History of the Great War (6 volumes). London: The Amalgamated Press. 
  • Herwig, Holger H. The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918 (1996)
  • Howard, Michael. The First World War: A Very Short Introduction (2007), by a leading historian excerpt and text search
  • Hubatsch, Walther. Germany and the Central Powers in the World War, 1914-1918 (1963)
  • Keegan, John (2001). The first World War; An Illustrated History. London: Hutchinson. ISBN 0-09-179392-0. 
  • Liddell-Hart, Basil, H. (1970). History of the First World War (3rd (1973) ed.). Trowbridge: Redwood Burn Ltd. 
  • Neiberg, Michael S (2005). Fighting the Great War: A Global History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-01696-3. OCLC 56592292. 
  • Morrow Jr., John H.. The Great War: An Imperial History (2003), covers British Empire excerpt and text search
  • Meyer, Gerald J (2006). A World Undone: The Story of the Great War 1914 to 1918. Random House. ISBN 978-0-553-80354-9. 
  • Robbins, Keith. The First World War (1993), very short overview
  • Simkins, Peter, Geoffrey Jukes, Michael Hickey, The First World War: The War to End All Wars (2003)
  • Stevenson, David. Cataclysm: The First World War As Political Tragedy (2004) major reinterpretation, 560pp
  • Stokesbury, James. A Short History of World War I (1981)
  • Strachan, Hew. The First World War: Volume I: To Arms (2004): the major scholarly synthesis. Thorough coverage of 1914; Also: The First World War (2004): a 385pp version of his multivolume history
  • Winter, J. M. The Experience of World War I (2nd ed 2005), topical essays; well illustrated

Causes and diplomacy[edit]

  • Albertini, Luigi. The Origins of the War of 1914. New updated edition with an introduction by Samuel R. Williamson. 3-vol. paperback set (New York: Enigma Books, 2005) ISBN 1-929631-26-X
  • Barnes, Harry Elmer. The Genesis Of The World War (1968)
  • Chakraborty, Kaushik. Relocating the Origins of the First World War: Imperialism, Finance, Capital, Socialism, Nationalism, Power Rivalry, War Aims and War Guilt or Kriegeschuldfrage (1870-1914) (2008)
  • Evans, R. J. W. and Hartmut Pogge Von Strandman, eds. The Coming of the First World War (1990), essays by scholars from both sides
  • Fay, Sidney. The Origins Of The World War (1929)
  • Fischer, Fritz; Jackson, Marian (1975). War of Illusions: German Policies From 1911 to 1914. New York: Norton. OCLC 221830012.  (original German title "Krieg der Illusionen die deutsche Politik von 1911 - 1914")
  • Fischer, Fritz (1967). Germany's Aims in the First World War. New York: Norton. OCLC 1558559.  (original German title "Griff nach der Weltmacht: Die Kriegzielpolitik des kaiserlichen Deutschland 1914/18")
  • Fromkin, D. Europe's Last Summer. Who started the Great War in 1914? (2004), popular
  • Gilpin, Robert. War and Change in World Politics (1981)
  • Hamilton, Richard F. and Holger H. Herwig. Decisions for War, 1914-1917 (2004)
  • Herrmann, David G (1996). The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-03374-9. OCLC 32509928. 
  • Henig, Ruth The Origins of the First World War (2002)
  • Joll, James, The Origins of the First World War (1984)
  • Kennedy, Paul M., ed. The War Plans of the Great Powers, 1880-1914. (1979)
  • Kennedy, Paul M. The Rise of the Anglo-German Antagonism, 1860-1914 (1981)
  • Knutsen, Torbjørn L. The Rise and Fall of World Orders Manchester University Press, 1999
  • Lee, Dwight E. ed. The Outbreak of the First World War: Who Was Responsible? (1958), readings from multiple points of view
  • McCullough, Edward E. How The First World War Began (1999)
  • Neilson, Francis. How Diplomats Make War (1916)
  • Ponting, Clive. Thirteen Days: Diplomacy and Disaster - The Countdown to the Great War (2002)
  • Ross, Stewart, Causes and Consequences of the First World War (2003)
  • Stevenson, David, The First World War and International Politics (2005)
  • Barbara Tuchman, "The Guns of August" (1962) - also published as "August 1914"


Allied Forces[edit]

Australia and New Zealand[edit]

  • Bean, C. E. W. Official History Of Australia In The War of 1914-18: Vol 1: The Story Of Anzac: From The Outbreak of War to The End Of The First Phase Of The Gallipoli Campaign May 4, 1915 (1921)
  • Coulthard-Clark, Christopher D (2001). The Encyclopaedia of Australia's Battles. Crows Nest, New South Wales: Allen & Unwin. pp. 320pp. ISBN 1-86508-634-7. OCLC 48793439. 
  • Davison, Graeme, John Hirst, and Stuart Macintyre, eds. The Oxford Companion to Australian History (2001) online at OUP also excerpt and text search
  • Pugsley, Christopher. The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War (2004)


  • Berton, Pierre. "Marching As To War, Canada's Turbulent Years 1899-1953" (2001), ch 2
  • Boyden, Joseph. "Three Day Road" (2005) novel about northern Ontario Cree, in the Canadian Second Division, on the front line.
  • Cook, Tim. "Quill and Canon: Writing the Great War in Canada," American Review of Canadian Studies, Vol. 35, 2005 online edition
  • Dickson, Paul Douglas. A Thoroughly Canadian General: A Biography of General H.D.G. Crerar (2007) excerpt and text search
  • Granatstein, Jack, and J.M. Hitsman, Broken Promises: A History of Conscription in Canada (1977)
  • Hunter, Mark C. To Employ and Uplift Them: The Newfoundland Naval Reserve, 1899-1926 (2009)
  • Milner, Marc. Canadian Military History. Toronto: Copp Clark Putnam, 1993. Includes problems of Canadian recruiting and the 1917 draft crisis (with its problems over Quebec)
  • Morton, Desmond, and J. L. Granatstein Marching to Armageddon: Canadians and the Great War 1914-1919 (1989)
  • Nicholson, G.W.L. (1962). Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War: Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914–1919. Ottawa: Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationary. OCLC 557523890. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  • Vance, Jonathan F. Death So Noble: Memory, Meaning, and the First World War (1997), cultural history; online edition
  • Wade, Mason. The French Canadians, 1760-1945 (1955), ch 12




  • Cornish, Nik; Karachtchouk, Andrei (ill.) (2001). The Russian Army 1914-18. Men-at-Arms. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. p. 48. ISBN 1-84176-303-9. OCLC 248331622. 
  • Lincoln, W. Bruce. Passage Through Armageddon: The Russians in War and Revolution, 1914-1918 (1986)

Africa, South Africa[edit]

  • Buchan, John (1992). The history of the South African forces in France (Litho reprint of 1920 ed.). London: Imperial War Museum & Battery Press. ISBN 0-901627-89-5. 
  • Digby, Peter. K. (1993). Pyramids and Poppies: The 1st SA Infantry Brigade in Libya, France and Flanders: 1915-1919. Rivonia: Ashanti. ISBN 1-874800-53-7. 
  • Farwell, Byron (1989). The Great War in Africa, 1914–1918. W.W. Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-30564-7. 
  • Miller, Charles. Battle for the Bundu: the First World War in East Africa. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1974. ISBN 0-02-584930-1

United States[edit]

Germany / Austria–Hungary[edit]

  • Balck, W. (1922). Entwickelung der Taktik im Weltkrige. trans. as Development of Tactics, World War by the General Service Schools Press 1922 (Kessinger 2008 ed.). Berlin: Eisenschmidt. ISBN 1-43682-099-5. 
  • Cecil, Lamar (1996). Wilhelm II: Emperor and Exile, 1900–1941 II. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press. p. 176. ISBN 0-8078-2283-3. OCLC 186744003. 
  • Herwig, Holger H (1996). The First World War: Germany and Austria–Hungary 1914–1918. London: Arnold. ISBN 0-340-57348-1. OCLC 60154404. 
  • Hubatsch, Walther; Backus, Oswald P (1963). Germany and the Central Powers in the World War, 1914–1918. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas. OCLC 250441891. 
  • Rogers (ed.), Duncan (2010). Landrecies to Cambrai : Case Studies of German Offensive and Defensive Operations on the Western Front 1914–17. Solihull: Helion. ISBN 978-1-906033-76-7. 
  • Sheldon, J. (2010). The German Army at Ypres 1914 (1st ed.). Barnsley: Pen and Sword Military. ISBN 978-1-84884-113-0. 
  • Sheldon, J. (2012). The German Army on the Western Front, 1915. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Military. ISBN 978-1-84884-466-7. 
  • Sheldon, J. (2005). The German Army on the Somme: 1914–1916. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Military. ISBN 1-84415-269-3. 
  • Sheldon, J. (2008). The German Army on Vimy Ridge 1914–1917. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Military. ISBN 1-84415-680-X. 
  • Sheldon, J. (2007). The German Army at Passchendaele. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Military. ISBN 1-84415-564-1. 
  • General Staff: American Expeditionary Force, ed. (1919). Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty One Divisions of the German Army Which Participated in the War (1914–1918). Chaumont, France. 
  • Schindler, J (2003). "Steamrollered in Galicia: The Austro-Hungarian Army and the Brusilov Offensive, 1916". War in History 10 (1). pp. 27–59. doi:10.1191/0968344503wh260oa. 
  • Wynne, G. C. (1939). If Germany Attacks : The Battle in Depth in the West (Greenwood Press 1976 ed.). London: Faber & Faber. ISBN 0-8371-5029-9. 


  • Darrow, Margaret H., French Women and the First World War (2000)
  • Grayzel, Susan, Women and the First World War (2002), worldwide coverage
  • Higham, Robin and Dennis E. Showalter, eds., Researching World War I: A Handbook (2003), 475pp; highly detailed historiography, stressing military themes; annotates over 1000 books—mostly military but many on the homefront; online edition
  • Horne, John N., ed. A Companion to World War I (2010), 38 essays by leading scholars covering all facets of the war excerpt and text search
  • Horne, John N., State, Society and Mobilization in Europe during the First World War (2002)
  • Kennedy, David M.,Over Here: The First World War and American Society (2004)
  • Proctor, Tammy M., Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918 (2010) 410pp; global coverage excerpt and text search
  • Stevenson, David, Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy (2005) 625pp; excerpt and text search
  • Stevenson, David, With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 (2011) excerpt and text search covers both the homefront and the battlefields for the major powers
  • Strachan, Hew, The First World War (vol 1, 2005) 1225pp; covers the battlefields and chief home fronts in 1914-1917 excerpt and text search
  • Tucker, Spencer, ed. European Powers in the First World War: An Encyclopedia (1999) excerpt and text search
  • Tucker, Spencer, ed. The Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social, and Military History (5 vol 2005); the most detailed reference source; articles by specialists cover all aspects of the war
    • Tucker, Spencer C., ed. World War I: A Student Encyclopedia. 4 vol. ABC-CLIO, 2006. 2454 pp.
  • Wilson, Trevor, The Myriad Faces of War: Britain and the Great War 1914-1918 (1989) excerpt and text search
  • Winter, J. M., The Experience of World War I (2006) excerpt and text search
  • Winter, Jay, and Jean-Louis Robert, eds. Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919 (2 vol. 1999, 2007), 30 chapters 1200pp; comprehensive coverage by scholars vol 1 excerpt; vol 2 excerpt and text search


  • Bogart, E.L. Direct and Indirect Costs of the Great World War (2nd ed. 1920); comprehensive coverage of every major country; online free
  • Broadberry, Stephen, and Mark Harrison, eds. The Economics of World War I (2005) ISBN 0-521-85212-9. Covers France, Britain, USA, Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and the Netherlands, 362pp; excerpt and text search
  • Ferguson, Niall The Pity of War (1999), cultural and economic themes
  • Fisk, Harvey E., The Inter-Ally Debts: An Analysis of War and Post-War Public Finance, 1914-1923 (1924) online
  • Grayzel, Susan, Women and the First World War (2002), worldwide coverage
  • Hardach, Gerd, The First World War 1914-1918 (1977), economic history of major powers
  • Howard, N. P. "The Social and Political Consequences of the Allied Food Blockade of Germany, 1918-19," German History, April 1993, Vol. 11 Issue 2, pp 161–188
  • Menderhausen, Horst, The Economics of War (1940, 1943)
  • Osborne, Eric, Britain's Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919 (2004)
  • Stevenson, David, With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 (2011) excerpt and text search, pp 350–438, covers major countries
  • Strachan, Hew, Financing the First World War (2004), a full study of how the War was paid for
  • Stubbs, Kevin D., Race to the Front: The Materiel Foundations of Coalition Strategy in the Great War (2002)
  • Shotwell, James T., Economic and Social History of the World War (1924)
  • Thorp, William Long, Business Annals: United States, England, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, Sweden Netherlands, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, Australia, India, Japan, China (1926) capsule summary of conditions in each country for each quarter-year 1790-1925
  • Winter, J. M. The Experience of World War I (2nd ed 2005)

Battles and Campaigns[edit]

Western Front[edit]

Specialty military topics[edit]


  • Bidwell, Shelford and Graham, Dominick. Firepower: British Army Weapons and Theories of War, 1904-1945 (1992)
  • Griffith, P (1996). Battle Tactics of the Western Front: The British Army's Art of Attack 1916–1918. London: Yale. ISBN 0-30006-663-5. 
  • Gudmundsson, Bruce I. Stormtroop Tactics: Innovation in the German Army, 1914-1918 (1989)
  • Albert G. Love, War Casualties (1931) online statistics and how compiled for U.S. Army
  • Lewis-Stempel, John. "Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War" (2010) (ISBN 978-0-297-86006-8)
  • Messenger, Charles. Call To Arms: The British Army 1914-1918 (2005) (ISBN 0-297-84695-7), recruitment, training, supplying of officers & men
  • Sheffield, G. D. Leadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World War (2000)
  • Smith, Leonard V. Between Mutiny and Obedience. The Case of the French Fifth Infantry Division during World War I (1994)
  • Smithers, A J (1986). A New Excalibur; The Development of the Tank, 1909-1939. Leo Cooper. ISBN 978-0-436-47520-7. OCLC 246675397. 
  • Snyder, Jack L (1984). Ideology of the Offensive. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 0-8014-1657-4. 
  • Weber, Thomas. Hitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War (2010)


  • Beesly, Patrick. Room 40 London: Hamish Hamilton, 1982. Covers the breaking of German codes by RN intelligence, Zimmermann telegram, and confusion at Jutland
  • Kahn, David. The Codebreakers Scribners, 1996. Covers the breaking of Russian codes and the victory at Tannenberg
  • Khan, David The Reader of Gentlemen's Mail: Herbert O. Yardley and the Birth of American Codebreaking (2004)
  • Parr, Edward. "Kingdoms Fall: The Laxenburg Message" (2013). Fact-based fictional account of Secret Intelligence Service agents during World War I, including Suvla Bay landing, Salonika landing, Battle of Verdun. First of a trilogy.
  • Tuchman, Barbara W. The Zimmermann Telegram (1966)


Air War[edit]

  • Angelucci, Enzo, Matricardi, Paolo. World Aircraft: Origins-World War I (1979). ISBN 0-528-88165-5.
  • Bennett, Leon. Three Wings for the Red Baron: Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics, and Airplanes (2001). ISBN 1-57249-213-9. 248 pgs.
  • Bickers, Richard Townshend. The First Great Air War (1989). ISBN 0-340-50824-8. 277 pgs.
  • Boelcke,Oswald, An Aviators Field Book,1914-1916 (1991) ISBN 0898391636203 pgs.
  • Chajkowsky, William E., Royal Flying Corps, Bordon to Texas to Beamsville (1979) Boston Mills Press, ISBN 0-919822-23-1.
  • Bowyer, Chaz. Royal Flying Corps Communiques: 1917-1918 (1998). ISBN 1-898697-79-5. 258 pgs.
  • Chickering, Roger, et al. eds. Great War, Total War : Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918 (Publications of the German Historical Institute) (2000). ISBN 0-521-77352-0. 584 pgs.
  • Clark, Alan. Aces high: The war in the air over the Western Front 1914-18 (1973). ISBN 0-297-99464-6. 191 pgs.
  • Cooke, James J.. The U.S. Air Service In the Great War: 1917-1919 (1996). ISBN 0-275-94862-5. 272 pgs.
  • Cormack, Andrew, Peter Cormack. British Air Forces (1) : 1914-1918 (Men-At-Arms Series, 341) (2000). Osprey Publishing (UK). ISBN 1-84176-001-3. 48 pgs.
  • Cowin, Hugh W. Allied Aviation of World War I: A Pictoral History of Allied Aviators and Aircraft of the Great War (2000). Osprey Aviation. ISBN 1-84176-226-1. 112 pgs.
  • Cowin, Hugh W. German and Austrian Aviation of World War I: A Pictorial Chronicle of the Airmen and Aircraft That Forged German Airpower (2000). Osprey Pub Co. ISBN 1-84176-069-2. 96 pgs.
  • Cross, Wilbur (1991). Zeppelins of World War I. ISBN 1-55778-382-9. 
  • Cuneo, John R. Winged Mars (2 Volumes) (1942). The Military Service Publishing Company. 338 pgs. [2]
  • Diggens, Barry. September Evening: The Life and Final Combat of the German World War One Ace Werner Voss (2003). Grub Street. ISBN 1-904010-47-4. 192 pgs.
  • Dodds, Ronald. The Brave Young Wings (1980). Canada's Wings, Inc., Stittsville, Ontario, Canada. ISBN 0-920002-08-0. 302 pgs.
  • Editors, Time Life, Ezra Bowen. Knights of the Air (Epic of Flight) (1980). Warner Books Inc. ISBN 0-8094-3252-8. 192 pgs.
  • Frandsen, Bert. Hat in the Ring: The Birth of American Air Power in the Great War (2003). Smithsonian Books. ISBN 1-58834-150-X. 320 pgs.
  • Franks, Norman L. R., Frank W. Bailey, and Russell Guest. Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914-1918 (1994). Grub Street ISBN 0-948817-73-9. 259 pgs.
  • Franks, Norman L. R., Guest, Russell, and Alegi, Gregory. Above the War Fronts: The British Two-Seater Bomber Pilot and Observer Aces, the British Two-Seater Fighter Observer Aces, and the Belgian, Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Fighter Aces 1914-1918 (1997). Grub Street (ISBN 1898697566). 218 pgs.
  • Franks, Norman L.R., Bailey, Frank W. Over the Front: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the United States and French Air Services, 1914-1918 (1992). Casemate Pub (ISBN 0948817542)
  • Franks, Norman L.R., Guest, Russell, Bailey, Frank W. Bloody April...Black September (1995). Grub Street (ISBN 1898697086). 314 pgs.
  • Franks, Norman, Bailey, Frank, Bailey, Frank W. The Storks: The Story of the Les Cigognes, France's Elite Fighter Group of Wwi (1998). Grub Street (ISBN 1898697817). 160 pgs.
  • Franks, Norman, Giblin, Hal. Under the Guns of the Kaiser's Aces: Bohme, Muller, Von Tutschek, Wolff : The Complete Record of Their Victories and Victims (2003). Grub Street (ISBN 1904010024). 192 pgs.
  • Franks, Norman, Wyngarden, Greg Van, Holmes, Tony. Fokker Dr I Aces of World War I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 40) (2001). Osprey Aviation (ISBN 1841762237). 96 pgs.
  • Franks, Norman. Jasta Boelcke: The History of Jasta 2, 1916-1918 (2004). Grub Street (ISBN 1904010768). 224 pgs.
  • Franks, Norman. Sopwith Camel Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces, 52) (2003). Osprey Publishing (UK) (ISBN 1841765341). 96 pgs.
  • Gibbons, Floyd. Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron Von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Bird (1927, 1979). Arno Press (ISBN 0405121679). 383 pgs.
  • Grinnel-Milne, Duncan. Wind in the Wires (1968) Doubleday Publishing (ISBN Not given). 259 pages with illus.
  • Grosz, Peter, Haddow, George, Schiemer, Peter. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War I (2002). Flying Machines Press (ISBN 1891268058). 544 pgs.
  • Guttman, Jon, Holmes, Tony. SPA124 Lafayette Escadrille: American Volunteer Airmen in World War 1 (Aviation Elite Units, 17) (2004). Osprey Publishing (UK) (ISBN 1841767522). 128 pgs.
  • Guttman, Jon. Spad VII Aces of World War I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 39) (2001). Osprey Aviation (ISBN 1841762229). 96 pgs.
  • Hepplewhite, Peter. World War I: In The Air (2003). Pan Macmillan (ISBN 0330410113). 144 pgs.
  • Herris, Jack. Pfalz Aircraft of World War I (Great War Aircraft in Profile, Volume 4) (2001). Flying Machines Press (ISBN 1891268155). 184 pgs.
  • Holley, I. B. Ideas and Weapons: Exploitation of the Aerial Weapon by the United States During World War I(1983)
  • Hudson, James J. Hostile Skies (1997). Syracuse University Press (ISBN 0815604653). 338 pgs.
  • Hurley, Alfred F. Billy Mitchell, Crusader for Air Power (1975)
  • Immelmann, Franz. Immelmann,The Eagle Of Lille (1990) ISBN 094789800X240 pgs.
  • Jeffers, H. Paul. Ace of Aces: The Life of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker (2003). Presidio Press (ISBN 0891417915). 352 pgs.
  • Johnson, Herbert A. Wingless Eagle: U.S. Army Aviation Through World War I (2001). University of North Carolina Press (ISBN 0807826278). 298 pgs.
  • Kennett, Lee. First Air War, 1914-1918 (1999). Free Press (ISBN 0684871203). 288 pgs.
  • Lewis, Cecil. "Sagittarius Rising", 1936 Greenhill Books, 332 pages, ISBN 1-85367-559-8
  • Lawson, Eric and Jane Lawson. The First Air Campaign, August 1914-November 1918 (1996)
  • Leaman, Paul. Fokker Dr.I Triplane: A World War One Legend (2003). Classic Publications (ISBN 1903223288). 224 pgs.
  • McKee, Alexander. The Friendless Sky (1984). Academy Chicago Publishers (ISBN 0586058230). 256 pgs.
  • Morrow, John. German Air Power in World War I. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1982. Contains design and production figures, as well as economic influences.
  • Morrow, John H., Jr. The Great War in the Air (1993). Smithsonian Books (ISBN 1560982381). 464 pgs.
  • O'Connor, Martin. Air Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1914-1918 (1986). Flying Machines Press (ISBN 1891268066). 338 pgs.
  • O'Connor, Mike. Airfields & Airmen: Cambrai (Battleground Europe) (2003). Pen & Sword Books (ISBN 0850529581). 176 pgs.
  • Outlet, Bernard Fitzsimons (Editor) /. Warplanes & Air Battles Of World War I (1973, 1988). Beekman House / Crescent (ISBN 0517130890). 160 pgs.
  • Owers, Colin. De Havilland Aircraft of World War I: Volume 1, D.H.1-D.H.4 (Great War Aircraft in Profile, Volume 5) (2001). Flying Machines Press (ISBN 1891268171). 88 pgs.
  • Revell, Alex. Victoria Cross WW I: WWI Airmen and Their Aircraft (1997). Flying Machines Press (ISBN 1891268007). 96 pgs.
  • Richthofen, Manfred Von, Franks, Norman. The Red Air Fighter (1999). Stackpole Books (ISBN 1853673625). 192 pgs.
  • Rickenbacker, Eddie V. Fighting the Flying Circus: The Greatest True Air Adventure to Come Out of World War I (2001). Doubleday Books (ISBN 0385505590). 324 pgs.
  • Shores, Christopher, Rolfe, Mark. British and Empire Aces of World War I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 45) (2001). Osprey Publishing (UK) (ISBN 1841763772). 96 pgs.
  • Simkins, Peter. Air Fighting 1914-1918 (The Struggle for Air Superiority over the Western Front) (1978). Imperial War Museum. 80 pgs.
  • Smith, Adrian. Mick Mannock, Fighter Pilot: Myth, Life and Politics (Studies in Military and Strategic History) (2001). Palgrave MacMillan (ISBN 0333778987). 211 pgs.
  • Staff, Vigilant, Sykes, Claud W., Franks, Norman. German War Birds (1994). Greenhill Books (ISBN 1853671649). 288 pgs.
  • Treadwell, Terry C. America's First Air War (2000). MBI Publishing (ISBN 0760309868). 176 pgs.
  • Vanwyngarden, Greg. Richthofen's Flying Circus: Jagdgeschwader Nr 1 (Aviation Elite Units, 16) (2004). Osprey Publishing (UK) (ISBN 1841767263). 128 pgs.
  • Winter, Denis. First of the Few. London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 1982. Coverage of the British air war, with extensive bibliographical notes.
  • Wise, S.F., Canadian Airmen and the First World War: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Vol. 1, (1980). University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-2379-7.
  • Wood, Alan C. Aces and Airmen of Ww1 (2002). Brassey's Inc. ISBN 1-85753-380-1. 176 pgs.


  • Haber, L. F. The Poisonous Cloud: Chemical Warfare in the First World War (1986);
  • Palazzo, Albert. Seeking Victory on the Western Front: The British Army and Chemical Warfare in World War I (2000)
  • Richter, Donald. Chemical Soldiers: British Gas Warfare in World War I (1992)
  • Freemantle, Michael. Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys!: How Chemistry Changed the First World War (2012)


  • John Abbatiello. Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats (2005)
  • Gray, Edwyn A. The U-Boat War, 1914-1918 (1994)
  • van der Vat, Dan. The Atlantic Campaign. (1988). Connects submarine and antisubmarine operations between wars, and suggests a continuous war.
  • Price, Alfred, Dr. Aircraft versus the Submarine. Deals with technical developments, including the first dipping hydrophones.
  • Thomas, Lowell. Raiders Of The Deep (1928, 2004)


  • Fuller, J.F.C. Tanks in the Great War (1920)
  • Guderian, Heinz. Achtung! Panzer (1937)
  • Wilson, Dale E. Treat 'Em Rough!: The Birth of American Armor, 1917-20 (1989)

Popular histories and documentaries[edit]

  • Taylor, A. J. P. The First World War: An Illustrated History, Hamish Hamilton, 1963
  • Editors of American Heritage. History of WWI. Simon & Schuster, 1964. popular
  • Strachan, Hew ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War, a collection of chapters from various scholars
  • Toland, John. No Man's Land. 1918 - The Last Year of the Great War (1980)
  • The Great War, television documentary by the BBC.

Cultural, literary, artistic, memorials[edit]

  • Cruickshank, John, Variations on Catastrophe: Some French Responses to the Great War (1982)
  • Eksteins, Modris, Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age (1989).
  • Fussell, Paul (1975). The Great War and Modern Memory. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 363 p. ISBN 0-19-501918-0. , classic study of WWI literature
  • Bairnsfather, Bruce, Bullets & Billets (1916) . Cartoons.
  • Hynes, Samuel, A War Imagined: The First World War in English Culture (1987)
  • Isenberg, Michael Thomas (1981). War on Film: The American Cinema and World War I, 1914-1941. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. ISBN 0-8386-2004-3. OCLC 5726236. 
  • James, Pearl, The New Death: American Modernism and World War I (University of Virginia Press; 2013) 272 pages; responses to war by Willa Cather, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway.
  • Mosse, George L. Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars (1991)
  • Parfitt, George, Fiction of the First World War: A Study (London: Faber 1990).
  • Raitt, Suzanne and Trudi Tateeds, Women's Fiction and the Great War (1997)
  • Robb, George. British Culture And The First World War (2002)
  • Roshwald, Aviel Roshwald . European Culture in the Great War : The Arts, Entertainment and Propaganda, 1914-1918 (2002)
  • Silkin, Jon, ed. (1996). The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (2nd ed.). New York: Penguin. ISBN 0-14-118009-9. OCLC 37105631. 
  • Sherry, Vincent, The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War (2005)
  • Stallworthy, Jon, Great Poets of World War I: Poetry from the Great War (2002), brief
  • Vance, Jonathan F. Death So Noble: Memory, Meaning, and the First World War (1997)
  • Verhey, Jeffrey, The Spirit of 1914: Militarism, Myth and Mobilization in Germany (2000)
  • Viney, Nigel, Images of Wartime: British Art and Artists of World War I (1991)
  • Watson, Janet S. K., Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory, and the First World War in Britain (2004).
  • Winter, Jay, Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995),
  • Wood, Richard, and David Culbert, Film and Propaganda in America: A Documentary History: World War I - Vol. 1 (1990)

Poetry and songs[edit]

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