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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.

    24 Hours at the Somme

    R188,00 R215,00
    The first day of the Somme has had more of a widespread emotional impact on the psyche of the British public than any other battle in history. Now, 100 years later, the author attempts to understand the carnage, using the voices of the British and German soldiers who lived through that awful day.

    Somme: Into the Breach

    R188,00 R215,00

    Passchendaele: A New History

    R188,00 R215,00

    Too Important for the Generals: Losing and Winning the First World War

    R188,00 R215,00
    One of the great questions in the ongoing discussions and debate about the First World War is why did winning take so long and exact so appalling a human cost? The author argues that from day one of the war Britain was wrong-footed by absurdly faulty French military doctrine and paid, as a result, an unnecessarily high price in casualties.

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

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

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

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

    Great Scientists Wage the Great War

    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.

    The Trigger: The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip - the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

    R188,00 R215,00
    Retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, this book illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for a century.

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

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

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

    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.

    Britain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War

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

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

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

    To End All Wars: A Story of Protest and Patriotism in the First World War

    R179,00 R210,00
    A brilliant new history of the First World War by the bestselling and prizewinning author of King Leopold's Ghost and Bury the Chains