LOVE LETTERS OF THE GREAT WAR, Mandy Kirkby (Macmillan)
LOVE’S ability to survive even the horrors of the battlefield is highlighted in this collection of love letters, which provide a moving human portrait of the Great War.
GREAT BRITAIN’S GREAT WAR, Jeremy Paxman (Penguin)
WHERE other accounts focus on the Great War’s military story, Paxman’s gripping book provides insight into the conflict’s social impact on Britain and its people.
INTO TOUCH: RUGBY INTERNATIONAL KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR, Nigel McCrery (Pen & Sword)
AMONG the Great War’s fallen were more than 130 international Rugby caps from across the Commonwealth. This title is a fitting memorial to them.
THE LAST GREAT WAR: BRITISH SOCIETY AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR, Adrian Gregory (Cambridge University Press)
AN engaging read first released in 2008 which provides a warts-and-all account of how those on the Home Front viewed the conflict.
BACK IN BLIGHTY: THE BRITISH AT HOME IN WORLD WAR ONE, Gerard De Groot (Vintage)
RELEASED this April, Gerard De Groot’s latest work examines the Great War’s impact on those who remained in Britain while their loved ones fought in the trenches.
FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR: A NEW HISTORY OF WORLD WAR ONE, Max Arthur (Ebury Press)
AN excellent, emotive collection of anecdotes of the First World War as told to military historian Max Arthur by soldiers, officers and those back home.
CATASTROPHE: EUROPE GOES TO WAR 1914, Max Hastings (William Collins)
THIS award-winning study delves into the origins of the Great War before expertly detailing the tragedies that marked its opening months.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE GREAT WAR, Anthony Seldon/David Walsh (Pen & Sword)
ONE-fifth of all public schoolboys who fought in World War One did not return home and this title tells the story of that statistic’s lasting impact on their schools.