Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Announcing Our Recommended Titles on the Great War — 1915

Recommended Centennial Reading

The Great War in 1915

Every year of the Centennial, will be recommending a reading list to allow you to follow the big events of 100 years ago.  Here are our 1915–2015 suggestions:


  1. I hate to bug you, but I don't see anything in this post after "Here are our 1915–2015 suggestions:"

    When I reload the page, two broken image icons briefly flash in that space, then disappear.

    1. Sorry about the problem Bryan, but your's is the only such report we have received.

      Here are the titles we are recommending:

      Defeat at Gallipoli
      Nigel Steel

      The German High Command at War
      Robert Asprey

      The Last Voyage of the Lusitania
      A. A. Hoehling

      The French Army and the First World War
      Elizabeth Greenhalgh

    2. Weird. It must be my copy of Chrome. The post showed up just fine on another browser (Opera).

      Thank you for sharing the titles in your comment.

      PS: speaking of 1915, I'm very much looking forward to Pritt Buttar's next book on the eastern front.

  2. For WW I, I reommend Robert Doughty's Pyrrhic Victory. It is the best of the US versions of WW I and does not lambast the French so much as the British.
    T. Morgan

  3. If you have not read The Great War Dawning – about the German side you are really missing out. Check the website for Verlag-Militaria.