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Eyewitness Accounts of the First World War: The Great War on Land, Sea and Air
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 190,830. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Three firsthand accounts of "The Great War". E.R.M. Fryer was one of the very few British infantry officers to survive the war from beginning to end. Baron Edgar von Spiegel was a German U-boat captain. And Eddie Rickenbacker was the highest-scoring American fighter ace, flying Spads against the Richthofen sqaudrons.
The Battle Honours of the Royal Hampshire Regiment
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Men from Hampshire have for generations fought in the ranks of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, or its predecessors. All 160 Battle Honours of the regiment are featured in this book, including Blenheim, Minden, Barrosa, Kabul, Paardeburg, Mons, The Somme, Mesopotamia, Ypres, Passchendaele, Dunkirk, North Africa, Sicily, D-Day and Rhine Crossing.
The Battlefield
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Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Billy rubbed his hand along the smooth woodwork of the rifle slung over his shoulder. “Do you think we’ll get to fight at last.” For most of the new men their greatest fear had always been that the fighting would finish before they had their chance to join in.
Heroes of the RAF - No.43 Squadron
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,710. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Real Life Accounts of Fighting in the Air from 1916 to the 21st Century. This book looks at the heroic men (and more recently women) who have fought with the squadron over the years. It details their exploits in battle, their life with the squadron and in many cases their subsequent careers in the RAF.
Germany's first Biplane Fighter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Halberstadt biplane fighters D II to D V are not among the best-known of the WW I airplanes used by the Germans on the Western Front. Total production of these early German biplane fighters only just esceeded 250. Entering service in 1916 within a year these at the time revolutionary German biplanes had been relegated to training duties but in 1917 it was the biplane that usurped the monoplane
Chasing Dragons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,440. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The untimely death of his father gives Joe the opportunity to make his escape. He takes off on a quest to trace his grandfathers footsteps through WW1 France; hoping that somewhere along the way he'll stumble on his own purpose in life. But he unsettles a past that draws him in, setting off a chain of events that binds him to his grandfathers past, and seals his own future.
The Great Adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 69,280. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
From Footscray in the western suburbs of Melbourne to Flanders on the Western Front. Personal accounts of three brothers George Joe and Dave, who served in the AIF during World War One, and of the families they left behind. They all had life changing experiences but not all of those were caused by the war. Battles at Lone Pine, Pozieres, The Somme, and others, are described from their perspective.
Wessex Tales: "A Short Walk in France" (Story 30)
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Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Friday September 15th, 1916. Just before dawn a young soldier from Okeford goes over the top, advancing into enemy machine gun fire. It's the first day of the second battle of the Somme.
War of the Dead (The Calnis Chronicles: Emergence #3) (The Calnis Chronicles of the Tarimain)
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Series: The Calnis Chronicles of the Tarimain, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: British English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Having heard of a demon in the trenches, David and Luke are sent to the Western Front to investigate, and find an army of soldiers bearing wounds that should kill mortal men. 
The third Chronicle in the Tarimain series.
Wanderlust - an Anthology of Best Extracts from the Round-the-World Trilogy: Scot Free, A Scot Goes South & A Scot Returns
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Series: Roughing It Round the World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 162,100. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Alastair Scott's epic five-year sojourn roughing it round the world was originally (and still is) published in three volumes. Wanderlust brings together a 'best' collection of his writings from this journey. He writes with deep insight and caustic humour; diverse, bizarre, beautiful and poignant impressions of our world and humanity in all its forms. This is a delight from start to finish.