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When looking for books on-line one of the best sites that lists links to most of the sites which hold libraries of books are:

The Online Books Home Page


Its Search Index


Its links to Resources and Archives which allows you to pick the resource by language.

Enjoy hunting!

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  • 5 months later...

Thanks MartH

Found quite a few books I intend to read following the links in your first post

I put "War" into the search box and it brought up quite a few interesting Great War titles including this one that I'm going to read now

A War Nurse's Diary: Sketches from a Belgian Field Hospital (New York: Macmillan, 1918), by A War Nurse


Also this one

"War Surgery "

by Dr. Edmond Delorme -- (Translated into English by Dr. H. Méric)

H. K Lewis 136 Gower Street,



Prefatory Note

In 1915, Dr Edmond Delorme, a distinguished French military surgeon published a small handbook on advances in military surgery entitled War Surgery. This book was considered to be so valuable that it was translated into English by Dr H. de Méric, a surgeon to the French Hospital in London and it was published in England by H. K. Lewis of Gower Street, London..........



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From the CEF Study Group List of Recommended Great War Websites, here is a listing of Canadian and British academic theses on the Great War. Borden Battery

Library and Archives Canada - Thesis Canada Portal

This the central access point for many Canadian theses and information about the Theses Canada program. From here you will be able to: Search AMICUS, Canada's national on-line catalogue for bibliographic records of all theses in Library and Archives Canada's theses collection, which was established in 1965; and access and search the full text electronic versions of numerous Canadian theses and dissertations. [Recommendation by Ken Reynolds][CEF Study Group - July 2006]

NOTE 1 - The electronic theses and dissertations on this site are for the personal use of students, scholars and the public. Any commercial use, publication or lending of them in libraries is strictly prohibited.

NOTE 2 - I have selected some of the Great War theses for your information. Some theses can be downloaded directly while others are available on microfiche or can be purchased in paper form. [CEF Study Group]


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AMICUS No. 25363972

NAME(S): *Foyn, Sean Flynn, 1963-

TITLE(S): The underside of glory: AfriCanadian enlistment in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1917

PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes

NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Ottawa, 2000.

E-LOCATIONS: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp03/MQ48151.pdf

STUDENT ABSTRACT: On March 28, 1917, the officers and men of the Number Two Construction Battalion (No. 2 CB) sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). The departure of the No. 2 CB marked a turning point in a three year battle over AfriCanadian volunteers in the CEF. Although there were no official policies preventing AfriCanadian enlistments, many AfriCanadian volunteers learned early in the War that racist military and civilian officials did not want a "Checker board army" and that it was a "White man's war." Nevertheless, AfriCanadians and their supporters persistently sought enlistments. In the process they exposed the racist underside of Canada's war-time glory. Eventually, the No. 2 CB, a segregated non-combat unit was authorized. Although the No. 2 CB was not the military objective AfriCanadians had fought for, it was one of the few options available for AfriCanadians who wanted to 'do their bit' for Canada during the 'Great War.' As part of a small, yet, slowly developing body of work related to the AfriCanadian wartime experience, this thesis examines the key personalities and events that fostered the creation and recruitment of Canada's only AfriCanadian overseas military unit. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

AMICUS No. 28420197

NAME(S): *Mantle, Craig Leslie, 1977-

TITLE(S): Bagpipes and limestone: the history of the 253rd Battalion, Queen's University Highlanders, C.E.F

PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes

NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--Queen's University at Kingston, 2002.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: Securing an adequate number of volunteers during the latter stages of the First World War presented the 253rd Battalion, Queen's University Highlanders, CEF, with a nearly insurmountable challenge. Between October 1916 and April 1917, the 253rd employed a variety of recruiting techniques that not only emphasized the Battalion's distinct highland character, but also required individual soldiers, regardless of rank, to broach the question of enlistment with their acquaintances. Although Kingston's merchant-class and civic leadership launched a number of initiatives calculated to increase the Battalion's strength, their lack of commitment to these endeavours allowed the burden of recruiting to fall almost exclusively to the Highlanders themselves. On the whole, the Battalion's efforts proved more effective in encouraging men to enlist than the schemes put forth by local citizens or community organizations. Owing to the need for manpower, the Highlanders pursued an aggressive recruiting campaign throughout Ontario and most of the western provinces. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)


AMICUS No. 30951743

NAME(S): *Wilson, John Jason Collins, 1970-

TITLE(S): Soldiers of song: the Dumbells and other Canadian concert parties of the First World War

UBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes.

NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Guelph, 2004.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: To optimize the fighting potential of Canadian soldiers in the First World War, organized 'concert parties' of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces (CEF) satisfied an official military mandate of raising the morale of Canadian soldiers. Ironically, concert party performers were able to achieve this aim by mocking the military system and its high ranking officers. Many officers were aware of the subversive material found in the concert parties' performances, but chose to ignore it, because of its positive effect on troop morale. The comedic material of both Canadian and British concert parties transformed over the course of the war from the light fare offered in the British Music Hall, to a darker humour that was 'exclusive' to Frontline soldiers. The exclusive nature of soldier humour was not only effective in raising the morale of the troops, but also forged an enduring and vital bond between soldier-entertainers and their audiences. Following the war, civilian audiences were introduced to the Dumbells and their sardonic interpretation of the 'Great War', largely through those soldiers who had seen the concert party perform in France. Among the pioneers of sketch comedy, the Dumbells are as important to the history of Canadian theatre, as they are to the country's social and cultural history. If nationhood was won on the crest of Vimy Ridge, it was the Dumbells who provided the country with its earliest soundtrack.


AMICUS No. 15445751

NAME(S): *Mein, Stewart A. G

TITLE(S): A grand experiment: adult education in the Canadian overseas military forces during the First World War

PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes

NOTES: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Dalhousie University, 1994.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: This dissertation examines the origin and growth of the adult education movement in the Canadian overseas military forces in the First World War, as presented through official military documents and the letters written by two of the principal participants, Clarence MacKinnon, then Principal of Pine Hill Divinity School, Halifax and Edmund Oliver, then Principal of St. Andrew's Theological College, Saskatoon. The dissertation outlines the scope of the adult education movement in the CEF in World War One, tracing four distinct phases of development of the movement. The first of these phases began in August, 1914, at Camp Valcartier, and grew out of the YMCA's mandate to provide educational activity to the CEF. In the second phase of adult education activity, Khaki Colleges were instituted in the 5th Canadian Division in Witley Camp, in Britain, by Clarence MacKinnon and spread to other camps through the work of the Chaplain Service. The third phase took place in France, in the Canadian Corps, where the University of Vimy Ridge was formed by E. H. Oliver under the direction of General Lipsett of the 3rd Canadian Division. In the fourth phase, the Khaki University was instituted in Britain by the Canadian Education Service under H. M. Tory in early 1918. The Khaki University absorbed the Khaki Colleges in Britain and the University of Vimy Ridge in France and began work in the other units in France such as the Forestry Corps. This dissertation puts forward three conclusions about the adult education movement in the Canadian overseas forces during the First World War. First, Henry Marshall Tory, then Principal of the University of Alberta, is usually given credit for starting the adult education movement in the CEF during World War One. Although Tory was one of the founders of the educational movement, evidence, primarily their own words, indicates that Clarence MacKinnon and E. H. Oliver did the work that turned his planning into actuality. Secondly, although it can be accurately said that the adult education movement in the Canadian forces overseas provided the impetus for similar movements in other armies, it has been generally understood that it was the activity of the Khaki University in Britain under Tory that provided the basis for the adult education activity that spread throughout the British and Dominion armies and then to other armies of the world. In fact, it was the work of Oliver and the University of Vimy Ridge that became the "model" for educational work in the British and Dominion field armies. Finally this dissertation also shows that although the adult education movement overseas provided the impetus for similar activity in other armies around the world, it had little effect on the post-war, re-establishment activity in Canada, or on subsequent adult educational activity in the post-war Canadian civilian or military adult education community until World War Two.


AMICUS No. 30722096

NAME(S): *Fitch, Benjamin T. E. (Benjamin Thomas Edward), 1975-

TITLE(S): Doing their duty: politics and recruitment in the Maritimes during World War I

PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes.

NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Calgary, 2003.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: This thesis focuses on the Maritime response to the First World War in the context of the greater English-Canadian reaction to and support for the war. With this object in mind, it uses established gauges of support for the war: enlistment in the CEF and support Union government in 1917 federal election. The study illustrates the marginal character of English Canada's oldest region and the implications of Maritime marginalization for proportional representation in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Recruitment in the Maritimes was proportionally similar to the rest of English Canada despite a bias towards Maritime units, an insignificant British-born population, and a significant French speaking population. For their part, the Maritime election results demonstrate the crucial importance of regional Liberal leadership to the success of the Union cause by juxtaposing the success in New Brunswick with the apparent failure of Union in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. In contrast to historical and scholarly perceptions to the contrary, this thesis ultimately argues that despite regional nuances, the Maritime response the Great War was basically the same as other regions of English Canada.


AMICUS No. 15474025

NAME(S): *Inglis, Dave, 1969-

TITLE(S): Vimy Ridge, 1917-1992: a Canadian myth over seventy five years

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes

NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--Simon Fraser University, 1995.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: 1992 was the 125th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the 75th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. Some historians have argued that the latter anniversary was more important as they believe that it was during the Great War that Canada became "a nation". While this belief is often specifically anchored on Vimy Ridge, Canadians are generally unaware of Vimy and the Great War experience. Nevertheless, the Vimy myth persists in Canadian military histories and reappears in other sources on major anniversaries. To investigate this contradiction, this thesis traces the origins and development of the Vimy myth from its foundations in the period between Confederation and the Great War to its 75th anniversary. The life of the myth is accessed through an extensive historiographical survey of Canadian military histories, Canadian newspapers, British Columbian high-school textbooks and other primary and secondary sources. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)


AMICUS No. 13121729

NAME(S): *Chappelle, Dean Andrew, 1968-

TITLE(S): The most brilliant of successes: the planning and implementation of the Battle of Amiens, 8-11 August, 1918

PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes

Thesis (M.A.)--University of New Brunswick, 1992.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: This thesis attempts to shed light on the development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and its component parts, particularly the Canadian Corps, as a fighting unit through a study of its most successful operation of the War, the Battle of Amiens, 8-11 August 1918. Through an examination of secondary sources, government documents, and personal papers, both in Canada and in Britain, a clearer picture is drawn of the Battle of Amiens, the development of the BEF and of the Great War in general. The secondary sources are lacking in many cases in their presentation of these topics, particularly the planning stages of the battle. In short, Amiens demonstrated that the BEF improved greatly in the course of the War, particularly since the disastrous Battle of the Somme two years before. The success of the Amiens battle was indeed largely the result of increased British effectiveness, but other factors, such as the weakness of the German Army by mid-1918, were also important. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)


AMICUS No. 32119386

NAME(S): *Holden, Michael James, 1977-

TITLE(S): Constantly shifting and constantly adapting [microform] : the tactical exploits of the Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigades, 1914-1918

PUBLISHER: Ottawa : Library and Archives Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes.

NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--University of New Brunswick, 2003.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: The Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade has long been seen as one of the great innovations of the First World War, 1914-1918. Mounted in lightly armoured vehicles, the CMMG Brigades (the Motors) could quickly bring to bear the firepower of their machine guns in a number of locations. However, upon arrival in Belgium and France in 1915 rather than a battlefield suited to the movement of autocars, the brigade found a static battlefield characterized by miles of trenches and barbed wire. Accordingly, it has been held that the Motors were relatively ineffective until open fighting returned to the Western Front in 1918. The common view is that the 'golden time' of the CMMGB occurred when they helped stem the tide during the German offensives of spring 1918, but that the unit then failed to achieve a similar standard of effectiveness during the Allied offensives of the final months of the war. Recently historians have begun to examine 1918 in terms of effective Allied tactical learning and operational planning, and have accepted the idea that the Hundred Days Campaign of August to November 1918 represented something different from the attrition battles of 1916 and 1917. Indeed, it has been argued that the final British (and therefore Canadian) assaults of 1918 represented, the culmination of a long and effective learning process. Yet the same analysis has not been used with respect to the CMMGB. In fact, it has been suggested that the Motors never adapted to the more fluid offensives of the final phase of the war. The aim of this work is to study the development and adaptability of the Motor Machine Gun Brigade in the context of the entire war. Moreover, the thesis supports the 'revisionist' school by demonstrating that the Motors are a classic example of effective tactical development during the war, that they made the transition to open warfare during the Hundred Days Campaign, and were illustrative of the new style of war that the Allies used in 1918 to beat the Germans.


AMICUS No. 27758682

NAME(S): *Iarocci, Andrew, 1976-

TITLE(S): The Mad Fourth: the 4th Canadian Infantry Battalion at war, 1914-1916

E-LOCATIONS: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk3/ftp


PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes.

NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--Wilfrid Laurier University, 2001.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: This thesis offers an analysis of the experience of the men who served in the 4th Canadian Infantry Battalion from the outbreak of war in 1914 to the final weeks of the Somme offensive in October 1916. The research is based on the best available archival sources and is informed by the most important secondary literature dealing with operations on the Western Front. Canadian historians have generally avoided the study of the Great War at the battalion level, preferring to write about generalship or operations at the Corps level. This has left the task of writing about combat to those concerned with personal memoirs and anecdotal accounts of life at the sharp end. This case study of the 4th Canadian Infantry Battalion presents evidence which challenges many of the conventional arguments employed by military historians describing the war from the top down. The thesis also addresses the age-old question of the role of leadership in war, arguing that the battalion experienced a variety of leadership styles. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)


AMICUS No. 24733210

NAME(S): *Miller, Ian Hugh Maclean

TITLE(S): 'Our glory and our grief':Toronto and the Great War

E-LOCATIONS: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk1/tap


PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes.

NOTES: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Wilfrid Laurier University, 1999.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: This dissertation studies the impact of the Great War on Toronto, Ontario. What happened in the city? How were the enormous sacrifices of the war rationalized? Why did English-Canadians support it? What did citizens know about the war? The dissertation draws upon a wide and varied source base. 'Every ' issue of the following newspapers was examined: the six Toronto daily papers, 'The Weekly Sun', 'Macleans', 'The Industrial Banner', 'Everywoman's World', 'The Labour Gazette', and the religious periodicals of major religious denominations in the city. In addition, extensive searches were conducted in the City of Toronto Archives, the Archives of Ontario, the Public Archives of Canada, Baldwin Reading Room, Directorate of History, University of Toronto Archives and Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room, and related church archives. Using these public and private sources, a complex portrait of wartime life has been drawn detailing what residents 'knew', and how they 'behaved'. The narrative is informed by social, cultural, military, labour, and women's historiographies. Throughout the war, English-Canadian Torontonians reacted in a manner which was both informed and committed. Initially, they expected the war would be short. However, when military events demonstrated that an ad hoc, voluntary approach would be insufficient to meet the increasing demands of the war, they adapted. Voluntary organizations gradually gave way to popularly sanctioned government involvement in everything from the financing to the supplying of men for the war. This was a community which was firmly dedicated to winning the war. Despite its enormous cost, citizens endured.


AMICUS No. 18225882

NAME(S): *McCulloch, Ian M., 1954-

TITLE(S): The Fighting Seventh : the evolution & devolution of tactical command and control in a Canadian infantry brigade of the Great War

E-LOCATIONS: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp04...4.pdfPUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes

NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--Royal Military College of Canada, 1997.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: This thesis examines the complex gray area of Canadian command and control in the First World War within an infantry brigade and its evolution at the tactical level as well as its devolution of functions and responsibilities. Command as an effective process is susceptible to Clausewitz's "friction of war". External factors causing friction range from the technical (eg. the lack of voice communications beyond the battalion HQ) to the sociological (eg. the human dimension of "leadership" or, perhaps, shoddy staff work). Organizational changes, technological innovations and measures taken to enhance command and control systems were attempts to apply more control to a chaotic battlefield. Artillery fire support, intelligence-gathering, aerial and ground reconnaissance, telephones and the development of wireless, the employment of machine-guns and tanks, and the trend towards combined arms warfare are all examples of catalysts that designed the shape of the new modern warfare and are examined in this thesis on a chronological basis. Accompanying the new design was a requirement for a shift in the application of command techniques or "the process" to control the new tactical systems. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)


AMICUS No. 18224130

NAME(S): *Newell, M. Leslie (Margaret Leslie), 1954-

TITLE(S): Led by the spirit of humanity: Canadian military nursing, 1914-1929

PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes

NOTES: Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Ottawa, 1996.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: This study examines Canadian military nursing from the onset of the 1914 Great War to the end of the first post-War decade in 1929. Its purpose is to focus on the experience of military nursing in an attempt to discover the specifics of the profession, particularly during the interwar years, and to analyze the factors that affected military nursing during that era. The analysis of military nursing in context with the era revealed three main conclusions. First, unlike the peacetime experience, military nursing during the Great War was a professionally and culturally liberating experience that set Military Nurses apart form their civil peers. Unfortunately, during the interwar years, the re-instatement of Nursing Sisters to pre-War military positions of administration, removed them from the clinical setting, was deleterious to the profession, and did not accord them the opportunity to apply the practice element of their profession. Second, the introduction of non-commissioned men as hospital orderlies provided the major hospital military workforce that maintained the Nursing Sister's distance from the bedside and usurped them of their clinical focus and the opportunity to provide patient care. As an unfavourable offshoot to this, Military Nurses were restricted to administration. Without a practice component to their profession, Military Nurses had little in common with their civil peers who were actively engaged in practice and in activities to advance the profession. Last, the limitation imposed upon Nursing Sisters' by their appointment of relative rank precluded them from advancing within the military organization, from participating in the re-structuring of the CAMC and from influencing any policy that affected patient services or the Nursing profession. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)


AMICUS No. 13553778

NAME(S): *Shannon, Mark, 1967-

TITLE(S): The First World War and German strategy: evolution of the concept of total war, 1919-1936

PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Calgary, 1993.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: During the interwar period German strategy reflected the principal lesson of the First World War--warfare was total, that is it involved the mobilization of a nation's entire physical, moral, and spiritual forces. Under no circumstances could Germany afford to approach the subject of strategy in the same deluded manner in which it had prior to 1914. The First World War had clearly shown the German military establishment that the concept of nineteenth century cabinet warfare had long since been rendered obsolete. The military believed that if they were again to plan for a limited military conflict then a disaster greater than 1918 would occur. In order to avoid this disaster Germany must prepare in peacetime for a lengthy military conflict which would involve all facets of the population. In this way, Germany would possess an integrated means to wage a war which would seek to again make Germany a great European power.


AMICUS No. 31076099

NAME(S): *Harding, Robert James Allen, 1980-

TITLE(S): Glorious tragedy: Newfoundland's cultural memory of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, 1916-1949

PUBLISHER: Ottawa : National Library of Canada

SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes.

NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--Dalhousie University, 2004.

STUDENT ABSTRACT: On 1 July 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment was slaughtered at Beaumont Hamel, France in its bloodiest battle of the First World War. Today the battle is remembered by Newfoundlanders as the worst catastrophe in their island's history and as the single event which instigated a chain of events that led to the island's loss of responsible government in 1933 and Confederation with Canada in 1949. Beaumont Hamel was once proclaimed as Newfoundland's proudest national achievement. Between 1916 and 1949 an assortment of Newfoundland mythmakers utilized newspaper editorial columns, commemorative ceremonies, historical literature, and war memorials to generate a triumphant cultural memory of the conflict that was built almost entirely upon a mythologized interpretation of Beaumont Hamel. Similarly to Great Britain, Canada, and Australia, Newfoundland attempted to find a deeper meaning in a war which cost more than anyone imagined a war ever could.


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University of Birmingham - Centre for First World War Studies

Many members of the Centre are published authors of some authourity on the Great War and several are associated with the Great War Forum discussion board. The site includes information on their Journal, seminars and lecture series, book reviews, and a wide range of quality website links. [CEF Study Group - May 2006 - Updated]


Bibliography of the Great War - University of Birmingham

Please notify additions or corrections to Dr J.M. Bourne, Director of the Centre for First World War Studies: J.M.Bourne@bham.ac.uk


Items of specific CEF Interest have been bolded - this list was most likely compiled by the Centre for First World War Studies. Is there interest in attempting to acquire any of this information for further study?


Unpublished Theses

Abbatiello, John ‘“Props” and Periscopes: British Naval Aviation and the Anti-submarine Campaign, 1917-18’, PhD, London Univ., 2004

Adelson, R.D. ‘The Formation of British Policy Towards the Middle East, 1914-1918’, PhD, Washington University, 1972

Aldridge, Ross ‘The Impact of the Great War on Intellectuals, 1914-21’, PhD, Reading University, 2003

Allen, Ronald Michael ‘Borden, Britain and the Navy, 1909-1914’, MA, Calgary University, 1971

Allison, M.J. ‘The National Service Issue, 1900-1914’, PhD, London University, 1975

Anderson, Ross ‘World War I in East Africa, 1916-1918’, PhD, Glasgow University, 2001

Arnold, Anthony J. ‘Profit Controls and Levies in the First World War’, PhD, London University, 1995

Badsey, S.D. ‘Fire and Sword: The British Army and the Arme Blanche Controversy, 1871-1921’, PhD, Cambridge University, 1982

Baer, Alexander ‘The Anglo-German Antagonism and Trade with Holland, with Special Reference to Foodstuffs, During the First World War’, PhD,Cambridge University, 1997

Barlow, Robin ‘Some Aspects of the Experience of Carmarthenshire in the Great War’, PhD, Wales, 2001

Bart, N.J.A. ‘Service not Self - the British Legion 1921-1939’, PhD, St Andrews, 1994

Berry, Nicholas J. ‘“Flawed in France, Flawless in Palestine”: Is the Traditional View of Sir Edmund Allenby’s Military Career in the First World War in Need of Revision?’, MPhil, London, 1999

Bet-El, I.R. ‘Experience into Identity: the Writings of British Conscript Soldiers, 1916-1918’, PhD, London University, 1991

Bettinson, Helen M. ‘Lost Souls in the House of Restoration? British Ex-servicemen and War Disability Pensions, 1914-30’, PhD, University of East Anglia, 2002

Bezeau, M.V. ‘The Role and Organization of Canadian Military Staffs 1904-1945’, MA, RMC Kingston, Ontario, 1978

Black, Jonathan A.A. ‘C.R. Nevinson as Painter, Printmaker, War Artist and Leader in the “Call to Order” Trend, 1910-20’, PhD, London University, 2003

Blades, Geoffrey D. ‘The Battles of the Lys: The British Army on the Defensive in April 1918’, MPhil, London University, 1999

Blanch, M.D., ‘Nation, Empire and the Birmingham Working Class, 1899-1914’, PhD, Birmingham University, 1975

Bowman, Tim ‘The Discipline and Morale of the British Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, 1914-18, with Particular Reference to the Irish Regiments’, PhD, Luton University, 1999

Brader, Chris ‘Timbertown Girls: Gretna Munitions Workers, 1915-18’, PhD, Warwick University, 2001

Bray, Robert Matthew ‘The Canadian Patriotic Response to the Great War’, PhD, York University, 1977

Bridgewater, R.D. ‘The Great War Letters of Humphrey Francis Humphreys: A Critical Edition’, PhD, Birmingham University, 2003

Brown, Alison M. ‘British Churches in the First World War’, PhD, St Andrews University, 1996

Brown, Ian M. ‘Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie and the Canadian Corps 1917-1918: The Evolution of a Style of Command and Attack’, MA, University of Calgary, 1991

Brown, Ian M. ‘The Evolution of the Administrative Infrastructure of the British Expeditionary Force, 1910-19’, PhD, London University, 1996

Burk, Kathleen M. ‘British War Missions to the United States, 1914-1918’, DPhil, Oxford University, 1976

Campbell, D. ‘The Divisional Experience in the CEF: A Social and Operational History of the 2nd Canadian Division, 1915-1918’ PhD, University of Calgary, 2003

Carter, Matthew ‘The Struggle for Reconstruction: Coalition and the Labour Movement, 1916-24’, PhD, University of East Anglia, 1996

Cecil, H.P. ‘The Development of Lord Robert Cecil's Views on the Securing of a Lasting Peace, 1915-1919’, DPhil, Oxford University, 1971

Childs, David J. ‘British Tanks 1915-18. Manufacture and Employment’, PhD, Glasgow University, 1996

Coetzee, Daniel de Villiers ‘Factors Accounting for Variations in Voluntary Enlistment in Scotland, August 1914 to December 1915’, PhD, Cambridge University, 2004

Collins, Laurence J. ‘The Function of Theatre Entertainment in the First World War, 1914-18’, PhD, London University, 1994

Cook, Mark ‘Evaluating the Learning Curve: The 38th (Welsh) Division on the Western Front, 1916-1918’, MPhil, Birmingham Univ, 2006

Cook, Timothy R.B. ‘No Place to Run: The Canadian Corps and Gas Warfare In the First World War’, MA, RMC Kingston, Ontario, 1996

Cullen, Stephen M. ‘Gender and the Great War: British Combatants, Masculinity and Perceptions of Women, 1918-39’, DPhil, Oxford University, 1999

Dawson, D.W. ‘British Defence Strategy 1906-1914’, MA, Manchester University, 1966

De Groot, Gerard J. ‘The Pre-War Life and Military Career of Douglas Haig’, PhD, Edinburgh University, 1983

Dendy, Scott ‘Morale during and after the fall of Kut-al-Amara’, MA, Leeds University, 1998

Dennant, Lynda ‘Women at the Front: Gender Conflicts during the First World War’, PhD, Warwick University, 1998

D’Ombrain, Nicholas J. ‘The Evolution of British Defence Strategy 1904-1914: A Study of Supreme Command in an Age of Transition’, MA, McGill University, 1965

Dyster, P.A. ‘In the Wake of the Tank: The 20th Century Evolution of the Theory of Armored Warfare’, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1984

Elsey, Ena ‘The Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Ex-servicemen after Two World Wars’, PhD, Teesside University, 1995

Eyre, Kenneth Charles ‘Staff and Command in the Canadian Corps: The Canadian Militia 1896-1914 as a Source of Senior Officers’, MA, Duke University, 1967

Fewster, Kevin J. ‘Expression and Suppression: Aspects of Military Censorship in Australia during the Great War’, PhD, University of New South Wales, 1980

Finlay, Katherine L. ‘British Catholic Identity during the First World War: The Challenge of Universality and Particularity’, DPhil Oxford University, 2004

Fontenot, G. ‘The Modern Major-General: Patterns in the Careers of the British Army Major-Generals on active duty at the time of the Sarajevo Assassination’, MA, Chapel Hill, 1980

Freda, Dominic ‘Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the 1914-18 War in England and Wales’, MLitt, Bristol University, 1999

French, David W. ‘Some Aspects of Social and Economic Planning for War in Great Britain, c.1905-15’, PhD, London University, 1978

Gaffney, Angela D. ‘“Poppies on the Up Platform”: Commemoration of the Great War in Wales’, PhD, Cardiff University, 1996

Gagen, Wendy ‘Experience of Disabled Men in the First World War’, PhD, Essex, 2004

Gassert, I.L. ‘Collaborators and Dissidents: Aspects of British Literary Publishing in the First World War, 1914-19’, DPhil, Oxford University, 2002

Gooch, John ‘The Origins and Development of the British and Imperial General Staff to 1914’, PhD, London University, 1969

Goold, J.D. ‘Old Diplomacy: The Diplomatic Career of Lord Hardinge, 1910-1922’, PhD, Cambridge University, 1976

Gower, S.J.L. ‘Wolverhampton during the Great War’, PhD, Birmingham University, 2000

Green, Andrew, ‘Writing the Great War: Sir James Edmonds and the Official Histories 1915-1948’, PhD, Leeds University, ????

Grieves, Keith R. ‘The British Government’s Political and Administrative Response to the Man-power Problem in the First World War’, PhD, Manchester University, 1984

Gustavson, Wesley C. ‘Missing the Boat? Colonel A.F. Duguid and the Canadian Official History of World War I’, MA, University of Calgary, 1999

Halvorsen, Peter ‘The Development of Mines and Mine Warfare in the Fisher Era, 1900-14’, MPhil, Oxford University, 2000

Hammond, C.B. [bryn] ‘The Theory and Practice of Tank Co-operation with Other Arms on the Western Front during the First World War’, PhD, Birmingham University, 2006

Harding, Albert W. ‘War and Social Change: A Study of a Scottish Burgh, 1910-22’, MPhil, Open University, 1995

Harris, Stephen John ‘Canadian Brass: The Growth of the Canadian Military The Growth of the Canadian Military Profession, 1860-1919’, PhD, Duke University, 1979

Haycock, Ron G. ‘Sir Sam Hughes: His Public Career, 1862-1916’, PhD, University of Western Ontario, 1976

Herrick, Claire ‘Of War Wounds: The Propaganda, Politics and Experience of Medicine in World War I on the Western Front’, PhD, Manchester, 1996

Hewetson, Jane Elisabeth ‘Unofficial records: A Study of Diaries with Special A Study of Diaries with Special Reference to those kept by Soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War’, MPhil, Loughborough University of Technology, 1983

Hewitt, Margaret ‘Efficiency not Despondency: The Social Rehabilitation of World War I Veterans in East Anglia, with Special Reference to Norfolk’, MPhil, University of East Anglia, 2004

Hiley, Nicholas P. ‘Making War: The British News Media and Government Control, 1914-1916’, PhD, Open University, 1985

Hopkins, John ‘The Role of Military Hospitals, 1914-18’, Ph.D, Leicester University, 2003

Hughes, A.C. ‘The Capture of Mametz Wood: A Study of Lloyd George’s “Welsh Army” at the Battle of the Somme 1916’, MPhil, London University, 1975

Hughes, Christopher ‘Army Recruitment in Gwynedd, 1914-1916’, MA, University of Wales, 1983

Hughes, Matthew D. ‘General Allenby and the campaign of the EEF in Palestine, 1917-18’, PhD, London University, 1995

Hughes, S. Gavin M. ‘Northern Irish Regiments in the Great War: Culture, Mythology, Politics and National Identity’, PhD, University of Wales, 1999

Hyatt, A. ‘The Military Career of Sir Arthur Currie’, PhD, Duke University, 1964

James, Ingrid H. ‘Some Aspects of the Provision for War Widows in Britain, 1914-21’, MLitt, Cambridge University, 1995

Jamet, Catherine J.M.-O. ‘Commemorating the Lost Generation: The First World War Memorials in Cambridge, Oxford and Some English Public Schools’, MLitt, Cambridge University, 1995

Jenkins, D. ‘Winning Trench Warfare: Battlefield Intelligence in the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918’, PhD, Carleton University, 1999

Johnson, N.P.A.S. ‘Aspects of the Historical Geography of the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic in Britain’, PhD, Cambridge University, 2001

Jones, Michael ‘The London Regiment, 1908-18’, MPhil, Birmingham University, 1999

Jordan, David J. ‘The Army Co-Operation Role of the Royal Flying Corps on the Western Front during the Great War’, PhD, Birmingham Univ, 1997

Joy, Caroline ‘War and Unemployment in an Industrial Community: Barrow-in-Furness, 1914-26’, PhD, University of Central Lancashire, 2004

Kierstead, Robin Glen ‘The Canadian Military Medical Experience during the Great War, 1914-1918’, MA, Queen's University [Kingston, Ontario], 1982

Kilian, Crawford ‘The Great War and the Canadian Novel, 1915-1926’, MA, Simon Fraser University, 1972

Kozak, M. ‘Women Munition Workers During the First World War with Special Reference to Engineering’, PhD, Hull University, 1977

Latcham, Andrew P. ‘Journey’s End: Ex-servicemen and the State during and after the Great War’, D Phil, Oxford University, 1997

Leese, P.J. ‘A Social and Cultural History of Shellshock, with Particular Reference to Experience of British Soldiers during and after the Great War’, PhD, Open University, 1989

Leppard, Thomas Philip ‘Richard Turner and the Battle of St Eloi’, MA, Calgary, 1994

Lloyd, Nicholas A. ‘The British Expeditionary Force and the Battle of Loos’, PhD, Birmingham University, 2005

Lobell, Brian J. ‘War, Reconstruction and the Fisher Act of 1918’, M Litt, Cambridge University, 1995

Lomas, Janis ‘War Widows in British Society, 1914-90’, PhD, Staffordshire University, 1997

Losinger, Isabella Diane ‘Officer-Man Relations in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919’, MA, Carleton University, 1990

Luethje, M.M.M. ‘The Politics of Monetary Policy in Britain from the First World War to the World Economic Conference of 1933’, PhD, Cambridge University, 2003

Macdonald, John A. ‘In Search of Veritable: Training the Canadian Staff Officer, 1899 to 1945’, MA, RMC Kingston, Ontario, 1992

MacKenzie, S.P. ‘Politics and Morale: Current Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Armed Forces, 1917-1949’, PhD, Oxford University, 1989

Macleod, Jennifer R. ‘General Sir Ian Hamilton and the Re-writing of the History of the Gallipoli Campaign, 1915-30, MPhil, Cambridge University, 1996

MacLeod, Jennifer R. ‘The Gallipoli Campaign as Assessed by Some British and Australian Participants, 1915-39’, PhD, Cambridge University, 2000

Marble, W. Sanders ‘“The infantry cannot do with a gun less”: The Place of the Artillery in the BEF, 1914-1918’, PhD, London University, 2001

McCartney, Helen B. ‘The 1/6th and 1/10th Battalions of the King’s (Liverpool) Regiment in the Period of the First World War’, PhD, Cambridge University, 2001

McCulloch, I.M. ‘The ‘Fighting Seventh’: The Evolution and Devolution of Tactical Command and Control in a Canadian Infantry Brigade of the Great War’, MA, Royal Military College of Canada, 1997

Maroney, Paul J. ‘Recruiting the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Ontario, 1914-1917’, MA, Queen's University [Kingston, Ontario], 1991

Martin, J.F. ‘The Government and the Control of the British Coal Industry 1914-18’, MPhil, Loughborough University, 1981

Millar, John Dermot ‘A Study in the Limitations of Command: General Sir William Birdwood and the AIF, 1914-1918’, PhD, University of New South Wales, 1993

Millman, Margaret F. ‘In the Shadow of War: Continuities and Discontinuities in the Construction of the Masculine Identities of British Soldiers, 1914-24’, PhD, Greenwich University, 2003

Mitchell, Antony C. ‘The Unionist Press and the Politics of the Great War’, DPhil, York University, 1999

Mitchinson, K. William ‘Auxiliary Forces for the Land Defence of Great Britain, 1909-19’, PhD, Luton University, 2002

Moon, Howard R. ‘The Invasion of the United Kingdom: Public Controversy and Official Planning 1888-1918’, PhD, London University, 1968

Moore-Bick, C.J. ‘“Loss of Innocence”: The Emotional Transition from Civilian to Soldier in the First World War’, MPhil, Cambridge University, 2002

Morris, Patricia M. ‘Leeds and the Amateur Military Tradition: the Leeds Rifles and its Antecedents, 1815-1918’, PhD, Leeds University, 1983

Mowbray, James Arthur ‘Militiaman: A Comparative Study of the Evolution of Organization in the Canadian and British Volunteer Citizen Military Forces, 1896-1939’, PhD, Duke University, 1975

Muenger, Elizabeth ‘The British Army in Ireland, 1886-1914’ PhD, University of Michigan, 1981

Mythen, John ‘The Revolution in British Battle Tactics, July 1916-June 1917: The Spring and Summer Offensives during 1917’, MPhil, Cambridge University, 2000

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Nielsen, Robert F. ‘A Barely Perceptible Limp: The First World War in Canadian Fiction (1914-1919)’, MA, Guelph University, 1971

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Perry, F.W. ‘Manpower and Organisational Problems in the Expansion of the British and Commonwealth Armies during two World Wars’, PhD, London University, 1982

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John Bourne

Trevor Harvey

Centre for First World War Studies

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Here is a second section which adds to some of the online books noted by previous postings. Borden Battery

Great War Document Download Websites - Part 28

Note: CEF Study Group member websites denoted with asterisk "*"


Archive Dot Org Website

The following books are presented on Archive Dot Org and represent a growing resource of scanned texts in the public domain. A consortium of universities is scanning a wide range of older text-books including the following sample on the Great War. These texts can be down-loaded free of charge. [Recommendation by Bro with URL linkages provided by Chris Wight][CEF Study Group - Apr 2005]




Canada's Hundred Days - With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mon, Aug. 8 - Nov. 11, 1918. By J. F. B. Livesay

This is a remarkable on-line document - period. I would recommend any student of the Canadian Corps download this pdf. reference document which can also be “key-word” searched for specific units and events. While there are some dated patriotic comments and hyperbole at times, this 1919 document also contains some detailed and important information on the Canadian Corps' military activities during the Last Hundred Days and its interactions with both British and French army units. Information on specific Battalions and heroic individuals is extensive. This book also provides some significant insight into the detailed battle movements of specific units with some remarkable coordinations of attacking battalion movements with artillery which was far more sophisticated than just the “rolling barrage”. There is also [perhaps the first] an outline of modern tank tactics which may pre-date the written theories of both Liddell-Hart and Major Fuller. Highly recommended. [marc leroux Recommendation][CEF Study Group - July 2006]


The Story of the 6th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry : France, April 1915-Nov. 1918

Ainsworth, Ralph Bignell, Sir

St. Catherine Press , London, 1919 [CEF Study Group]


Short History of the London Rifle Brigade

– Anonymous, Compiled regimentally [CEF Study Group]


The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the war, 1914-1918

- Anonymous [CEF Study Group]


With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia, 1916-1917

Blampied, H. J. [CEF Study Group]


The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T.F.)

Cruttwell, Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser [CEF Study Group]


The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"

Davidson, George [CEF Study Group]


The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade, August 1914 to March 1915

Gleichen, Edward, Lord [CEF Study Group]


War History of the 18th (S.) Battalion Durham Light Infantry

Lowe, William Douglas [CEF Study Group]


A History of the 1st Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) : July 1st, l916, to the End of the War

Majendie, V. H. B. [CEF Study Group]


A Short History of the 6th Division Aug. 1914- March 1919

Marden, Thomas Owen, Sir [CEF Study Group]


Breaking the Hindenburg Line the Story of the 46th (North Midland) Division

Priestley, Raymond Edward, Sir [CEF Study Group]


The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Rose, G. K. [CEF Study Group]


The Fifty-First in France

Ross, Robert B. - Illustrated by Jessie K. Ross [CEF Study Group]


The History of the 7th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Sandilands, J W. [CEF Study Group]


War Diary of the Fifth Seaforth Highlanders, 51st (Highland) Division

Sutherland, D. [CEF Study Group]


The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's) : A Record of its Services in the Great War, 1914-1919 Ward, Fred W. [CEF Study Group]


The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War, 1914-1919, 1/8th Battalion

Weetman, W. C. C. [CEF Study Group]


A Short History of the 39th (Deptford) Divisional Artillery 1915-1918

Wiebkin, H. W. [Recommended by [CEF Study Group]


The Seventh Manchesters July 1916 to March 1919

Wilson, S. J. [CEF Study Group]


A History of No. 7. (Queen's) Canadian General Hospital, March, 26th, 1915-Nov. 15th, 1917 ([1917])

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


Fourth Canadian Infantry Brigade; history of operations, April, 1915, to demobilization ([1919])

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


From B.C. to Baisieux; being the narrative history of the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion (1919)

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


Through the Hindenburg Line; crowning days on the western front (1918)

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


Thirty Canadian V. C s. : 23rd April 1915 to 30th March 1918 ([1918?])

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


Canada's Triumph from Amiens to Mons; August to November 1918 ([1918?])

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


Two Years of War as Viewed from Ottawa

a special issue of 'The Civilian' giving some account of the war work of the Civil Service of Canada, 1914-1916 (1916) [Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


Canada in the Great World War

An authentic account of the military history of Canada from the earliest days to the close of the war of the nations ([c1918-1921]) - This is Volume 4 that was previously not available online. [Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


Canada in Khaki

A tribute to the officers and men now serving in the overseas military forces of Canada [Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


Pictorial History of the Great War ([c1919])

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


No. 8 Canadian Field Ambulance: Canada, England, France, Belgium, 1915-1919 (1920)

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


War story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps ([1918])

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


Second Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column (1921) (Excerpts)

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]


The History of the Fifty-fifth Battery, C.F.A. (1919)

[Recommended by Tighe McManus][ . [CEF Study Group – Nov 2007]






- Anonymous [CEF Study Group]


Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915

- Anonymous [CEF Study Group]


A Soldier's Diary

Atkinson, George Scott [CEF Study Group]


The Fighting Mascot : The True Story of a Boy Soldier

Bacon, E. L. [CEF Study Group]


A Kut Prisoner

Bishop, Harry C. W. [CEF Study Group]


Q. 6. a and Other Places : Recollections of 1916, 1917, 1918

Buckley, Francis [CEF Study Group]


"We'll Stick to the Finish!" : "C'est la Guerre" (It is the War) : A Voice from the Soldiers and Sailors Overseas

Chapple, Joe Mitchell [CEF Study Group]


Duty and Service : Letters from the Front

Crouch, Lionel William [CEF Study Group]


The Soul of the War

Gibbs, Philip [CEF Study Group]


Golden Lads

Gleason, Arthur [CEF Study Group]


Kitchener's Mob ; The Adventures of an American in the British Army

Hall, James Norman [CEF Study Group]


A Soldier's Sketches Under Fire

Harvey, Harold [CEF Study Group]


All in It : "K (1)" Carries On

Hay, Ian [CEF Study Group]


Letters to Helen : Impressions of an Artist on the Western Front

Henderson, Keith [CEF Study Group]


One Young Man

Hodder-Williams, John Ernest, Sir [CEF Study Group]


Two Men : A Memoir

Howson, Hugh E. E. [CEF Study Group]


My Home in the Field of Honour

Huard, Frances Wilson [CEF Study Group]


War Letters of a Public-School Boy

Jones, Henry Paul Mainwaring [CEF Study Group]


With the Immortal Seventh Division

Kennedy, Edmund John [CEF Study Group]


A Minstrel in France

Lauder, Harry, Sir [CEF Study Group]


Letters of the Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie (Commanding 1st Battn. Royal Irish Rifles): Dated November 4th, 1914-March 11th, 1915

Laurie, George Brenton [CEF Study Group]


On the King's Service : Inward Glimpses of Men at Arms

Logan, Innes [CEF Study Group]


The Amateur Army

MacGill, Patrick [CEF Study Group]


The Red Horizon

MacGill, Patrick [CEF Study Group]


Letters from France

Mack, Isaac Alexander [CEF Study Group]


My War Experiences in Two Continents

Macnaughtan, Sarah [CEF Study Group]


Blood & Iron: Impressions from the Front in France & Flanders

McNair, Wilson [CEF Study Group]


Leaves From a Field Note-Book

Morgan, John Hartman [CEF Study Group]


On the Fringe of the Great Fight

Nasmith, George Gallie [CEF Study Group]


Pushed and the Return Push

Nichols, G. H. F. [CEF Study Group]


Englishman, Kamerad! Right of the British Line

Nobbs, Gilbert [CEF Study Group]


Letters from Mesopotamia in 1915 and January, 1916

Palmer, Robert [CEF Study Group]


Ladies from Hell

Pinkerton, Robert Douglas [CEF Study Group] [CEF Study Group]


Three Years in France with the Guns: Being Episodes in the Life of a Field Battery

Rose, C A. [CEF Study Group]


A Soldier of England : Memorials of Leslie Yorath Sanders

Sanders, Leslie Yorath [CEF Study Group]


From Mons to Loos : Being the Diary of a Supply Officer

Stewart, Herbert Arthur [CEF Study Group]


The Leicestershires Beyond Baghdad

Thompson, Edward John [CEF Study Group]


Field Hospital & Flying Column : Being the Journal of an English Nursing Sister in Belgium & Russia

Thurstan, Violetta [CEF Study Group]


Combed Out

Voigt, F. A. [CEF Study Group]


Adventures of a Despatch Rider

Watson, William Henry Lowe [CEF Study Group]


How I Filmed the War : A Record of the Extraordinary Experiences of the Man Who Filmed the Great Somme Battles

Warren, Low [CEF Study Group]


On War – Carl Von Clausewitz

This on-line document was originally published in German by Dümmlers Verlag, Berlin, 1832 . This site presents the complete translation by Colonel J.J. Graham as published by N. Trübner, London, 1873. The material is presented in eight “books” with several chapters in each book. On War is a classic document which attempts to understand total war as an instrument of national policy. This book has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals for generations. [CEF Study Group – Updated Oct 2008]


Stranded in Russia by Roger Crownover

The website is based on the January-February 1999 article by Paul D. Mehney and presents 16 pages in a tabloid-magazine style on the Polar Bear Expedition to northern Russia after the end of the Great War. In the following pages of this uniquely Michigan story, Roger Crownover looks at how Detroiters lobbied to bring their boys Michigan home. You also will learn why President Woodrow Wilson committed American troops, soon known as the Polar Bears, to this action, and how the Polar Bears viewed Russia, its people and their experience. Finally, we offer an assortment of historic pictures, Polar Bear uniforms and artifacts from the extensive collection of Michigan’s Own Military and Space Museum in Frankenmuth. [Recommendation by Hauptmann][CEF Study Group - May 2006]


Infantry in Battle – George C. Marshall, Colonel

This historic 1934 booklet [97 pages] treats a wide range axioms, scenarios and tactics of smaller units and is illustrated by examples drawn from the [Great] World War. The format includes an outline, discussion, map(s) and conclusion. [CEF Study Group - July 2006]


Fighting the Flying Circus by Eddie Rickenbacker

This on-line edition of Eddie Rickenbacker's World War One memoirs dates from the original version published by Stokes in 1919. It is presented in 36 short and downloadable chapters.[CEF Study Group - Dec 2006]


Publications of the War

This website contains the scanned page images from the John Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library and include the following publications: The Hydra, Aussie, German Verbs, The Dagger, The Daily Liar, The Watch on the Rhine, Murder Most Foul, Kaiser Bill's Weekly Liar, Poison Gas, The Grey Brigade, Die Wochenschau and Postcards. [Recommendation by Dragon - GWF][CEF Study Group – Dec 2006]


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