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WWI Military History Core Books

CORE BOOKS – World War I Military History

Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I – US Military WW1

Eisenhower, John S. D.
Free Press 2001

“An important book that should alter the historical picture of the American role in the conflict.” -Booklist.


The Last Days of Innocence: America at War, 1917-1918 – US Military WW1

Harries, Meirion
Vintage 1998

“An excellent study of U.S. participation in WWI. The research is in far greater depth than the usual ‘popular history’, the analysis is sharp and informative, and the writing is clear and a pleasure to read.” -Choice.


The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front – WW1 History Books

Hart, Peter
Pegasus 2008

“Evokes the horrors of combat on the western front … Military history at its best.” -Library Journal.


The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle that Changed the World – WW1 History Books

Herwig, Holger H.
Random House 2009

“As fine an addition to scholarly World War I literature as has been seen in some time”. -Booklist


The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War – US Military WW1

Hynes, Samuel
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014

“Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words and voices of the pilots themselves.” -Publisher


Fighting the Great War: A Global History – WW1 History Books

Neiberg, Michael S.
Harvard University 2005

Readers interested in a general overview of WWI can do no better than Neiberg’s excellent account.” – Choice.


A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in the First World War that Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare – WW1 History Books

Preston, Diana
Bloomsbury 2016

“Places the creation of poison gas, the torpedo, and the zeppelin into the context of warfare and the human toll exacted … She explains the scorched-earth policy of Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm II … during the infamous six-week period in 1915 where this trio of deadly weapons was introduced…” – Publisher’s Weekly.


The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919 – WW1 Campaigns

Thompson, Mark
Basic Books 2009

Penetrating study of one of the forgotten fronts of the Great War.


Killing Ground: the British Army, the Western Front, and the Emergence of Modern Warfare 1900-1918 – WW1 History Books

Travers, Tim
1987

“An explanation of why the British army fought the way it did in World War I. It integrates social and military history and the impact of ideas to tell the story of how the British army, especially senior officers, adapted to the new technological warfare of the early 20th century.” – Publisher.


A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire – WW1 History Books

Wawro, Geoffrey
Basic Books 2014

“Wawro’s authoritative account is a damning analysis of an empire and a people unready for war.” Publishers Weekly

See our free books on the non-military history of World War I


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World War I Military History Books – Collection – WW1 Campaigns

About 40 free online modern books at the Internet Archive on the military history of World War I. Some books: World War I, Campaigns of World War I, America in World War I, Weapons of World War I, Aircraft of World War I, Going to War in World War I, Battles of World War 1, America’s Entry into World War 1, Technology of World War I, Warplanes & Air Battles of World War I, Ludendorff: genius of World War I, The American Military Experience in World War I, Tanks & Weapons of World War I, African American Soldiers in World War I, The U.S. Air Service in World War I, The Origins of World War I, Canada in World War I, The Planes the Flew in World War I, The First World War in Photographs, many more books on the military history of World War I. Battles in World War 1, books on WW1 campaigns.

See our collected articles about World War I

World War I Military History Books – Collection – WW1 History Books

About 60 books and other documents concerning World War I, most of which seem military in nature.

See our links to online collections of military maps

See our links to online collections of images of war


Vintage Books – WWI History

VINTAGE BOOKS – History of World War I – WW1 History Books

The books below were written during or immediately after the war by participants or journalist observers. Included are memoirs by military and government leaders.

An Explorer in the Air Service – WW1 History Books

Bingham, Hiram
1920


Our Army at the Front – WW1 Campaigns

Broun, Heywood
1922


British Campaigns in Africa and the Pacific, 1914-1918 – WW1 Campaigns

Dane, Edmund
1919


British Campaigns in the Nearer East 1914-1918 (vol 1); The Days of Adversity – WW1 Campaigns

Vol 2; The Tide of Victory – WW1 Campaigns

from the outbreak of war with Turkey to the Armistice, with 30 maps & plans

Dane, Edmund
1919


Military operations, France and Belgium, 1914 (vol 1), comp. – WW1 Campaigns

Vol 2 – WW1 Campaigns

Edmonds, BG James E.
1925

One of seven titles in the series “History of the Great War, based on Official Documents”, by direction of the Committee of Imperial Defense.
Vol 1: Mons, the Retreat to the Seine, the Marne and the Aisne, August-October 1914.
Vol 2: Antwerp, La Bassee, Armentieres, Messines, and Ypres, October-November 1914.


A.E.F. in Battle – US Military WW1

Every, Dale Van
1928

The American Expeditionary Forces was a formation of the United States Army on the Western Front of World War I.


German General Staff and its Decisions, 1914-1916 – WW1 History Books

Falkenhayn, General von
1920


East African Force 1915-1919 – WW1 Campaigns

an unofficial record of its creation and fighting career; together with some account of the civil and military admin. conditions in East Africa …

Fendall, BG C.P.
1921


Guide to the Military History of the World War, 1914-1918 – WW1 History Books

Frothingham, Thomas G.
1920


Naval History of the World War (vol 1); Offensive Operations 1914-1915 – WW1 History Books

Vol 2: The Stress of Sea Power 1915-1916 – WW1 Campaigns

Vol 3: The United States in the War – US Military WW1

Frothingham, Thomas G.
1925


True Account of the Battle of Jutland, May 31, 1916 – WW1 Campaigns

Frothingham, Thomas G.
1920


Tanks in the Great War, 1914-1918 – WW1 History Books

Fuller, J.F.C.
1920


War And Revolution In Russia 1914-17 – WW1 Campaigns

Gourko, General Basil
1919

The author was the chief of the Russian Imperial General Staff, Nov 1916-Mar 1917; Commander-in-Chief of Western Armies Mar 1917-Jun 1917.


Statistics of the Military Effort of the British Empire During the Great War 1914-1920 – WW1 History Books

Govt of GB
1922


Topography and Strategy in the War – WW1 History Books

Johnson, Douglas Wilson
1919


With the Russian Army, 1914-1917 (vol 1) – WW1 Campaigns

Vol 2 – WW1 Campaigns

being chiefly extracts from the diary of a military attache

Knox, MG Alfred
1921


Ludendorff’s Own Story, August 1914 – November 1918 (vol 1) – WW1 History Books

Vol 2 – WW1 History Books

Ludendorff, Erich von
1919

The Great War from the Siege of Liege to the Signing of the Armistice as viewed from the Grand Headquarters of the German Army.


Gallipoli – WW1 Campaigns

Masefield, John
1916


United States in the World War (vol 1) – US Military WW1

Vol 2 – US Military WW1

McMaster, John Bach
1918


Campaign In Mesopotamia 1914-1918 (vol 1) – WW1 Campaigns

Vol 2 – WW1 Campaigns

Vol 3 – WW1 Campaigns

Vol 4 – WW1 Campaigns

Moberly, BG F.J.
1923

One of seven titles in the series “History of the Great War, based on Official Documents”, by direction of the Committee of Imperial Defense.


America in Battle, with Guide to the American Battlefields in France and Belgium – US Military WW1

Moss, Col. James A. and Howland, Col. Harry S.
1920


History of the War – WW1 History Books

O’Neill, H.C.
1920


My Year of the Great War – WW1 History Books

Palmer, Frederick
1915

Observations of an American correspondent at the British front.


With the New Army on the Somme; My Second Year of the War – WW1 Campaigns

Palmer, Frederick
1917

Second volume by an American correspondent at the British front.


America in France – US Military WW1

Palmer, Frederick
1918

The third volume by this American correspondent, who joined the American Expeditionary Force for the last part of the war.


Germany’s High Sea Fleet in the World War – WW1 Campaigns

Scheer, Admiral
1920


History of the World War (vol 1) – WW1 History Books

Vol 2 – WW1 History Books

Vol 3 – WW1 History Books

Vol 4 – WW1 History Books

Vol 5 – WW1 History Books

Simonds, Frank H.
1917


Victory at Sea – US Military WW1

Sims, Rear-Admiral William Sowden
1920

The author commanded American naval forces operating in European waters.


Yankee Ingenuity in the War – US Military WW1

Stockbridge, Frank P.
1920


History of the A. E. F. – US Military WW1

Thomas, Shipley
1920

The A.E.F. was the American Expeditionary Force, the portion of the U.S. Army sent to Europe to participate in the war.

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