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    The Somme chronicles

    R69,00 R230,00
    æThe heavy smell of blood filled the air, and every moment you had this intense fear that the next bullet was meant for you.Æ So remembered William Thorne, a South African volunteer soldier who fought in the muddy trenches along the River Somme in France on EuropeÆs Western Front.

    Blueprint for Victory: Britain's First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force

    R500,00
    The story of the development of British air power during the First World War and the triumph of army air support over strategic bombing

    Military Aviation: The Aces of the Allies and the Central Powers

    R475,00
    A highly illustrated introductory account of the aircraft and aces of the nations that participated in aerial combat during the First World War. This book features the aces of Allies and the Central Powers and with 478 black and white photographs provides comprehensive illustrations of aircraft, pilots, balloons, Zeppelins and ground crew.

    The Lion and the Rose: The 4th Battalion the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914-1919: Part 1

    R625,00
    The Great War told through the combat exploits of a single battalion

    The British Shell Shortage of the First World War

    R366,00
    The shortage of munitions during WWI increased the level of casualties; prevented the breakthrough of the German defences thus continuing a war of attrition. The political and military casualties are explained, along with the innovative Munitions Ministry, which led the way for industrial conscription, ensuring that the whole country was in gear.

    German Raiders of the First World War: Kaiserliche Marine Cruisers and the Epic Chases

    R500,00
    The story of the detached and overseas based German Cruisers in the first eight months of the First World War. Admiral Souchon's force caused great embarrassment to the British Admiralty. Admiral Von Spee led his forces on a daring gamble across the Pacific in a bid to get back to Germany and Von Muller led his cruiser on a corsair like existence.

    Great Scientists Wage the Great War

    R625,00
    Lawrence Bragg pinpointed the position of enemy artillery pieces with sound ranging, which enabled British tanks to break through in late 1917 and 1918. His father worked with the French to develop high frequency echolocation; if the war had gone on longer sonar would have curbed the U-boats.

    Prelude to the First World War: The Balkan Wars 1912-1913

    R500,00
    The almost-forgotten story of the 1912-13 Balkan Wars that became the precursor to First World War

    The Escaping Club

    R375,00
    Evans was a pilot who crash-landed in enemy territory. After two escapes he was moved to Fort 9, Ingolstadt, where the Germans had collected all the naughty boys who had escaped from other camps. In summer 1917, Evans finally succeeded in his escape with a fellow officer and the book describes the hardship and journey to freedom in Switzerland.

    Prisoners of the British: Internees and Prisoners of War During the First World War

    R475,00
    The truth about how the British treated its prisoners and internees during the First World War

    Britain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War

    R475,00
    The story of Britain's lesser known fighter aeroplanes of the First World War, all of which played their part in winning the war.

    On the Western Front the Great War 1914 -1918

    R750,00
    A centenary collectors set containing four DVDs along with a highly illustrated book, examining the most major brutal conflict of World War I.

    The Last Great Cavalry Charge: The Battle of the Silver Helmets, Halen 12 August 1914

    R475,00
    The first English-language analysis of this crucial battle, which saw the end of large-scale cavalry activity

    Bloody Paralyser: The Giant Handley Page Bombers of the First World War

    R500,00
    This book tells the story of the largest British bomber of World War 1 and the men who flew them.

    Letters From the Front: Letters and Diaries from the BEF in Flanders and France, 1914-1918.

    R375,00
    The First World War told in the letters and diaries of those that fought it.

    The Bad Boy: Bert Hall, Aviator and Mercenary of the Skies

    R475,00
    A definitive biography of the aviator Bert Hall of the Lafayette Escadrille, a French fighter squadron during World War 1. Hall was variously labelled as: rogue, card cheat, forger, human cannonball, criminal, bigamist, deserter, filmmaker, author, Chinese General, arms smuggler, Foreign Legionnaire, salesman, aerial racer amd aviation pioneer.