List of World War I books

List of World War I books

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.

Reference books

* Ellis, Robert, John, and Mike Cox. "The World War I Databook: The Essential Facts and Figures for All the Combatants" (2002)
* 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
* March, Francis Andrew and Richard Joseph Beamish "History of the World War: An Authentic Narrative of the World's Greatest War" (1919), a comprehensive, richly illustrated contemporary history. []
* Pope, Stephen and Wheal, Elizabeth-Anne, eds. "The Macmillan Dictionary of the First World War" (1995)
* Stewart, Phillip W. "Battlefilm: U.S. Army Signal Corps Motion Pictures of the Great War" (2007) A catalog of the WWI era documentary films in Record Group 111 held at the US National Archives
* 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, von Falkenhayn
* 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)
* Herwig, Holger H. "The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918" (1996)
* Howard, Michael. "The First World War" (2002), short (175 pp) general military history
* Hubatsch, Walther. "Germany and the Central Powers in the World War, 1914-1918" (1963)
* Keegan, John. "The First World War" (1999). general military history
* Lincoln, W. Bruce. "Passage Through Armageddon: The Russians in War and Revolution, 1914-1918" (1986)
* Lyons, Michael J. "World War I: A Short History" (2nd Edition), Prentice Hall, 1999.
* Morrow Jr., John H.. "The Great War: An Imperial History" (2003), covers British Empire
* Robbins, Keith. "The First World War" (1993), short overview
* 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

* 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)
* Cochran,Michael H. "Germany Not Guilty In 1914 " (1972)
* 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" (1967)
* Fromkin, D. "Europe's Last Summer. Who started the Great War in 1914?" (2004)
* Gilpin, Robert. "War and Change in World Politics" Cambridge University Press, New York: 1981
* Hamilton, Richard F. and Holger H. Herwig. "Decisions for War, 1914-1917" (2004)
* 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" (1984)
* Ponting, Clive. "Thirteen Days: Diplomacy and Disaster - The Countdown to the Great War" (2002)
* Stevenson, David. "The First World War and International Politics" (2005)
* Leon Wolff. "" (1958)


* 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)
* Tuchman, Barbara W. "The Zimmermann Telegram" (1966)

USA and Canada at war

*cite book|author=American Battle Monuments Commission|title=American armies and battlefields in Europe : a history, guide, and reference book|publisher=U.S.G.P.O.|year=1938 [ Selected photos available online through the Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection]
*cite book|author=American Battle Monuments Commission|title=American armies and battlefields in Europe : a history, guide, and reference book|publisher=U.S.G.P.O.|year=1938 [ Maps available online through the Washington State Office of the Secretary of State's Washington History collection]
* Beaver, Daniel R. "Newton D. Baker and the American War Effort, 1917-1919" (1966)
* Chambers, John W., II. "To Raise an Army: The Draft Comes to Modern America" (1987)
* Coffman, Edward M. "The War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I" (1998)
* Hallas, James H. "Doughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War I" (2000)
* Howarth, Stephen. "To Shining Sea: A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1991" (1991)
* Kennedy, David M. "Over Here: The First World War and American Society" (1982), covers politics & economics & society
* Koistinen, Paul. "Mobilizing for Modern War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1865-1919"
* Millis,Walter. "Road To War:America 1914-1917" (1970)
* Slosson, Preston William. "The Great Crusade and after, 1914-1928" (1930). U.S. social history
* Trask, David F. "The United States in the Supreme War Council: American War Aims and Inter-Allied Strategy, 1917-1918" (1961)
* Venzon, Anne ed. "The United States in the First World War: An Encyclopedia" (1995)
* Milner, Marc, Prof. "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)
* Wade, Mason. "The French Canadians, 1760-1945" (1955), ch 12

Europe, economic and social

* Broadberry, Stephen and Mark Harrison, eds. "The Economics of World War I" (2005) ISBN 0-521-85212-9. Covers France, UK, USA, Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and the Netherlands
* Ferguson, Niall "The Pity of War" (1999), cultural and economic themes
* Hardach, Gerd. "The First World War 1914-1918" (1977), economics
* Eric Osborne. "Britain's Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919" (2004)
* 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)
* Turner, John, ed. "Britain and the First World War" (1988)
* Winter, J. M. "The Experience of World War I" (2nd ed 2005)
* Winter, J. M. "Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914-1919" (1999)

Infantry and specialty military topics

* Bidwell, Shelford, and Dominick Graham. "Firepower: British Army Weapons and Theories of War, 1904-1945" (1992)
* Dupuy, Trevor N., "Evolution of Weapons and Warfare".
* Dupuy, Trevor N., "Numbers, Predictions, and War".
* Dyer, Gwynn. "War".
* Gudmundsson, Bruce I. "Stormtroop Tactics: Innovation in the German Army, 1914-1918" (1989)
* [ Herwig, Holger H. "Operation Michael: The “Last Card”" 2001] German Spring Offensive in 1918
* Jenkins, Stephen. 'They Took The Lead'. The story of Clapton Orient's major contribution to the Footballers' Battalion in the Great War (2005)
* [ Albert G. Love, "War Casualties" (1931) online] statistics and how compiled for U.S. Army
* 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)
* Tuchman, Barbara. "The Guns of August", tells of the opening diplomatic and military manoeuvres

New weapons, air, tank, gas, submarine

Air War

* Angelucci, Enzo, Matricardi, Paolo. "World Aircraft: Origins-World War I" (1979). ISBN 0528881655.
* Bennett, Leon. "Three Wings for the Red Baron: Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics, and Airplanes" (2001). ISBN 1572492139. 248 pgs.
* Bickers, Richard Townshend. "The First Great Air War" (1989). ISBN 0340508248. 277 pgs.
* Boelcke,Oswald, "An Aviators Field Book,1914-1916" (1991) ISBN 0898391636 203 pgs.
* Bowyer, Chaz. "Royal Flying Corps Communiques: 1917-1918" (1998). ISBN 1898697795. 258 pgs.
* Chickering, Roger (Ed.), Förster, Roger Stig (Ed.), Mauch, Christof (Editor), Lazar, David (Editor). "Great War, Total War : Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918 (Publications of the German Historical Institute)" (2000). ISBN 0521773520. 584 pgs.
* Clark, Alan. "Aces high: The war in the air over the Western Front 1914-18" (1973). ISBN 0297994646. 191 pgs.
* Cooke, James J.. "The U.S. Air Service In the Great War: 1917-1919" (1996). ISBN 0275948625. 272 pgs.
* Cormack, Andrew, Peter Cormack. "British Air Forces (1) : 1914-1918 (Men-At-Arms Series, 341)" (2000). Osprey Publishing (UK). ISBN 1841760013. 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 1841762261. 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 1841760692. 96 pgs.
* Cuneo, John R. "Winged Mars (2 Volumes)" (1942). The Military Service Publishing Company. 338 pgs. []
* Diggens, Barry. "September Evening: The Life and Final Combat of the German World War One Ace Werner Voss" (2003). Grub Street. ISBN 1904010474. 192 pgs.
* Dodds, Ronald. "The Brave Young Wings" (1980). Canada's Wings, Inc., Stittsville, Ontario, Canada. ISBN 0920002080. 302 pgs.
* Editors, Time Life, Ezra Bowen. "Knights of the Air (Epic of Flight)" (1980). Warner Books Inc. ISBN 0809432528. 192 pgs.
* Frandsen, Bert. "Hat in the Ring: The Birth of American Air Power in the Great War" (2003). Smithsonian Books. ISBN 158834150X. 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 0948817739. 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, Bailey, Frank, Duiven, Rick. "Casualties of the German Air Service 1914-20: As Complete a List Possible Arranged Alphabetically and Chronologically" (1999). Grub Street (ISBN 1902304330). 362 pgs.
* Franks, Norman, Giblin, Hal and McCrery, Nigel. "Under the Guns of the Red Baron - The Complete Record of Von Richthofen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated" (1999). Barnes & Noble (ISBN 0760712093). 224 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, Holmes, Tony. "Albatros Aces of World War I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 32)" (2000). Motorbooks International (ISBN 1855329603). 96 pgs.
* Franks, Norman, Holmes, Tony. "Sopwith Triplanes Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces, 62)" (2004). Osprey Publishing (UK) (ISBN 184176728X). 96 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. "Nieuport Aces of World War I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 33)" (2000). Motorbooks International (ISBN 1855329611). 96 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.
* Henshaw, Trevor. "The Sky Their Battlefield: Air Fighting and the Complete List of Allied Air Casualties from Enemy Action in the First War" (1995). Grub Street (ISBN 1898697302). 618 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 094789800X 240 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.
* Kilduff, Peter, Richthofen, Manfred von. "Talking With the Red Baron: 'Interviews' With Manfred Von Richthofen" (2003). Brassey's UK Ltd (ISBN 185753381X). 248 pgs.
* 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.
* Lehmann, Ernst. "Zeppelin" ISBN 1601050663 365 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, Franks, Norman, and Guest, Russell. "Above the Trenches Supplement: A complete record of the fighter aces and units of the British Empire air forces, 1915-1920" (1996). Grub Street (ISBN 1898697396). 112 pgs.
* Shores, Christopher, Franks, Norman, and Guest, Russell. "Above the trenches: A complete record of the fighter aces and units of the British Empire air forces, 1915-1920" (1990). Fortress Publications (ISBN 0919195113). 392 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.
* Thayer, Lucien H. "America's First Eagles" (1984). R James Bender Pub (ISBN 0912138246). 360 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.
* Werner,Johannes. "Knight Of Germany:Oswald Boelcke,German Ace" (1991) ISBN 1853670995 256 pgs.
* Winter, Denis. "First of the Few". London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 1982. Coverage of the British air war, with extensive bibliographical notes.
* Wood, Alan C. "Aces and Airmen of Ww1" (2002). Brassey's Inc. ISBN 1857533801. 176 pgs.
* Woolley, Charles, Crawford, Bill. "Echoes of Eagles: A Son's Search for His Father and the Legacy of America's First Fighter Pilots" (2003). Dutton Books (ISBN 0525947574). 336 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)


* 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 Deap" (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

* Keegan, John. "The First World War" (1999)
* 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.
* "Aces: A Story of the First Air War", written by George Pearson, historical advice by Brereton Greenhous and Philip Markham, NFB, 1993. Argues aircraft created trench stalemate

Cultural, literary, artistic, memorial

* Cruickshank, John. "Variations on Catastrophe: Some French Responses to the Great War" (1982)
* Ekstein, Modris, "Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age" (1989).
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* Bairnsfather, Bruce "Bullets & Billets" (1916) . Cartoons.
* Hynes, Samuel. "A War Imagined: The First World War in English Culture" (1987)
*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)
*Remarque, Erich Maria. "All Quiet On the Western Front"
*Robb, George. "British Culture And The First World War" (2002)
*Roshwald, Aviel. "European Culture in the Great War : The Arts, Entertainment and Propaganda, 1914-1918" (2002)
*Silkin, Jon. ed. "The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry" (2nd ed. 1997)
*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

* "On Receiving News of the War", (1914) poem by Isaac Rosenberg
*"In Flanders Fields", (1915) poem by John McCrae []
* "Anthem for Doomed Youth", (1917) poem by Wilfred Owen
* "Dulce et Decorum Est",(1917) poem by Wilfred Owen
* "Disabled",(1917) poem by Wilfred Owen
* "Base details",(1918) poem by Siegfried Sassoon
* "They", (1918) poem by Siegfried Sassoon
* "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda", (1972) song by Eric Bogle
* "Over There", (1917) theme song of the war by George M. Cohan

Books and novels

* "Le Feu (Under Fire)", (1916) novel by Henri Barbusse
* "Storm of Steel", autobiography of Ernst Jünger. First published 1920 and revised several times through 1961
* "Rilla of Ingleside" (1920), novel by L.M. Montgomery, an account of the war as experienced by Canadian women of the time.
* "Three Soldiers" (1921) novel by John Dos Passos
* "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" (1922) by T. E. Lawrence
* "The Good Soldier Švejk" (1923) satirical novel by Jaroslav Hašek
* "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1929), novel written by Erich Maria Remarque
* "Death of a Hero" (1929) novel by Richard Aldington
* "A Farewell to Arms", (1929) novel by Ernest Hemingway
* "Goodbye to All That", (1929) autobiography of Robert Graves
* "Memoirs of an Infantry Officer",(1930) novel by Siegfried Sassoon
* "Testament of Youth", (1933) memoir by Vera Brittain
* "Un anno sull'altipiano (A Year on the Plateau), ("1938") "novel by" Emilio Lussu
* "" (1983), autobiography by Joseph N. Rizzi
* "Regeneration", (1991), "The Eye in the Door", 1993; "The Ghost Road" novels by Pat Barker
* "The Great Gatsby" Fitzgerald
* "Birdsong" (1993), novel by Sebastian Faulks
* "No Graves As Yet", (2003), first volume of a trilogy of novels by Anne Perry
* "Deafening" (2003), book written by Frances Itani
* "A Long, Long Way" (2005), novel by Sebastian Barry
* "To the Last Man" (2005), novel by Jeff Shaara
* "Turn Right at Istanbul" novel by Tony Wright

Films, plays, television series and mini-series

* "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1921), movie directed by Rex Ingram, based on a novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
* "Mare Nostrum" (1926), movie directed by Rex Ingram, based on a novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
* "Wings" (1927), directed by William A. Wellman tells the story about two fighter pilots, only silent movie to win the Academy Oscar.
* "Journey's End" (1928), play written by R. C. Sherriff
* "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), movie directed by Lewis Milestone, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque (1929)
* "Hell's Angels" (1930), movie directed by Howard Hughes
* "Grand Illusion" (1937), directed by Jean Renoir
* "Sergeant York" (1941), movie directed by Howard Hawks
* "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), directed by Michael Curtiz
* "Paths of Glory" (1957), movie directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel by Humphrey Cobb (1935)
*"Marš na Drinu" (1961), Serbian war film about a Serbian artillery battalion in the Battle of Cer
* "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), movie covering events surrounding T. E. Lawrence in the pan-Arabian Theatre, starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, and Omar Sharif and directed by David Lean
* " [ World War I] " (1964), CBS News documentary narrated by Robert Ryan
* [ The Great War] (1964) TV series by Correlli Barnett and others of [ BBC]
*"Doctor Zhivago" (1965), movie by David Lean, based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, deals with Russia's involvement in the war and how it led to that country's Revolution.
* "The Blue Max" (1966), movie directed by John Guillermin, titled after the Prussian military award, or Pour le Mérite
* "Oh! What a Lovely War"(1969), movie directed by Richard Attenborough, from the 1963 musical play by Joan Littlewood
* "Johnny Got His Gun" (1971), movie directed by Dalton Trumbo
* "Gallipoli" (1981), movie directed by Peter Weir
* "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme", (1985), play by Frank McGuinness
* "The Lighthorsemen" (1987), movie directed by Simon Wincer
* "Blackadder Goes Forth" (1989), TV series by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton
* "Regeneration" (1997), movie directed by Gillies MacKinnon, based on the novel by Pat Barker (1991)
* "The Lost Battalion" (2001), movie and screenplay directed by Russell Mulcahy
* "A Very Long Engagement" (2004), movie directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, based on the novel by Sebastien Japrisot (1991)
* "Joyeux Noël" (2005), Based on the 1914 Christmas truce.
* "Passchendaele" (2006), movie directed by and starring Paul Gross
*"Flyboys" (2006), Movie directed by Tony Bill, tells the story of American pilots who volunteered for the French military before America entered World War I.

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