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World War One

Items for those interested in World War One.
(Not a huge amount here at the moment but I will be adding to it so keep an eye on this section if its of interest to you).



Following in the Footsteps of Heroes: A WW1 Guidebook to Ypres and the Somme. By Tom Strickland.

Following in the Footsteps of Heroes: A WW1 Guidebook to Ypres and the Somme. By Tom Strickland.


Price: 12.99



This modern and GPS located guidebook to the WW1 battlefields of Ypres and the Somme includes contextual information, maps, photographs and personal stories. This is the book that gives you the experience of a professional guide but allows you to ‘dip in’ and go at your own pace in your own car.

Many people visit the First World War battlefields and leave disappointed, not understanding the connection to the sites they go to or their significance. This guidebook by an experienced teacher, explains the sites, the context and the stories in a simple and easily understood way so that you can enjoy your visit more fully.

The book is new and fit for the modern day with GPS locations that can be easily looked up on smart phones and other devices and map diagrams which show how to get the most out of the sites when there. There is also contextual information, diagrams and tables to help the understanding of the sites.

The book is packed with over 100 maps, illustrations and photographs showing locations, routes and conditions at the time. It also includes personal stories, the ones normally reserved for the professional guides. It is less about the big picture of brigades and armies and more about what happened on the ground and how you can link the stories to what you can still see.

Women at War - Voices from the Twentieth Century

Women at War - Voices from the Twentieth Century


Price: 9.99


Women at War examines the enormously important part that women played in both the First and Second World Wars. As munitions workers, land girls, postal workers, drivers, as well as nurses and in the women's corps of the armed services. The book is accompanied by an unique, 1-hour audio CD featuring the actual reminiscences of many of these key players and eyewitnesses, drawn from the magnificent Sound Archive of Britain's national museum of conflict, the Imperial War Museum. The result is a remarkable publication that captures the reality of women at war in their own words, and voices. (Hardback, Includes CD, RRP £14.99)

Artists Rifles 1914-1918 - The definitive collection of prose, poetry and music of the Great War

Artists Rifles 1914-1918 - The definitive collection of prose, poetry and music of the Great War


Price: 9.99


A 75 minute collection of great war poetry and prose read by the authors themselves, with music by composers who served in the conflict and wrote in memory of it.

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