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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Our 1918 Centennial Recommended Reading List

Recommended Centennial Books

The Great War in 1918

Germany's Last Gamble: The Five Ludendorff Offensives

The German Offensives of 1918:
The Last Desperate Gamble

 by Ian Passingham

American Expeditionary 
Force's Battles in WWI

American Armies & Battlefields in Europe
from the ABMC

Turmoil in Russia: 
Revolution, Civil War, Intervention

Russia in Flames, War, Revolution: Civil War 1914–1921
by Laura Engelstein

The British Army's Final 
100-Day Campaign

Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I
by Nick Lloyd


  1. Nothing about France? May I suggest Robert A. Doughty's "Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in The Great War.

  2. I think that the American Armies & Battlefields in Europe (aka "The Blue Book") is an essential piece of kit for looking at the AEF. You can also download a PDF version for free from the ABMC website