Book Collection of the First World War
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contents divided into sections headed Organization, Operations, Administration and Appendices. Full of info on all aspects of military field operations and combat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.