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The Potters of Halberton
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 100,420. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017 by Amolibros. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
This moving story explores how World War I affected not only men at the Front but also their loved ones at home, who were unable to understand what they were going through. The Potters of Halberton is a compelling tale of love and loss, jealousy and anger, magnanimity and denial as Edmund and Lilian are compelled to face uncomfortable truths in a world that is changing for ever.
Joseph Herbert Kirkby – Battle of the Somme - 10th July 1916
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
After the battles in France, Lil is one of millions of women left trying to keep her home and family together. With eight children, and the War Office dragging their feet, she needs to think of something quickly. What further sacrifices will she need to make?
A Long Way To Tipperary?
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 78,450. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Maurice Neal was 15 when he joined the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1906. By the time his regiment was shipped off to the Somme to fight at the Somme, he was a relatively experienced young sergeant. He and his men soon found themselves plunged into the full horror of trench warfare. This is his diary of that shocking time.
In The Footsteps Of Heroes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: British English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
A photo guide tour of some of the main sights of the WW1 Western Front. Places visited include Ypres, Paschendaele, Arras and Albert as well as the Somme battlefields and a number of memorials and cemeteries in the area. This is not a professional photographic book but a collection of my personal photos of the area taken on numerous visits both for research and pleasure.
Thank You Mister Bosh That's Close Enough!
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 49,280. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
In 1914 Herbert Hoskins joined the British Army and soon found himself as a Major serving in the muddy, disease ridden trenches of the Somme. Carefully collected by his grandson, Major Hoskins' letters are printed alongside startling images and illustrations to provide a fascinating picture of the horrific world these soldiers inhabited.
Beating for Light: The Story of Isaac Rosenberg
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 94,180. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Amolibros. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
From his upbringing in the slums of Whitechapel, to his futile death in the killing fields of Europe, the author explores the evolution of a writer, Isaac Rosenberg, whose war poetry is now widely acknowledged as among the finest ever written.
Sky Lark
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 127,270. Language: British English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » General
Summer 1914 Irish Nurse Emily Halpin marries Charles Eyre. He enlists with Emily’s brother Tom and friend William bound for France. Soon Tom is killed, followed by the disappearance of Charles. Frantic with worry and determined to find Charles, Emily and best friend Jane join the Nursing Corps. Her efforts to protect the men in her care irrespective of their nationality almost led to disaster...
From the Somme to “Sydney’s Little Chicago"
Price: Free! Words: 67,150. Language: Australian English. Published: June 26, 2014 by booksunleashed. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Lancashire-born George at 17 leaves his girlfriend Olive in Sydney for Gallipoli. In 1916 he is caught by a shell at the Somme. He becomes an accountant at a village near Sydney that grows into a centre of industry. During a local power struggle after World War II George backs one side and Olive the other. The struggle leads to national headlines about 'Sydney's Little Chicago'.
The Officer's Whistle
Price: $1.53 USD. Words: 24,720. Language: British English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Simon is in his last year at prep school and always seems to be in trouble. He finds solace in the History lessons and a homework assignment leads to his father digging out an old trunk that holds secrets of a distant relative who fought in the Great War. Looking through it, Simon traces the story of Tom Beal, who signed up to fight in 1914 and Simon finds an old whistle. What story does it hold?
The Deadliest Weapons of World War 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The First World War, fought between 1914 and 1918, was one of the deadliest conflicts in history. More than 16 million people were killed. Soldiers were mown down by machine guns or they were choked to death by poison gas. Civilians were blown to pieces by bombs dropped from giant airships. Ocean liners were sunk by torpedoes, leaving passengers to drown in the icy waters of the Atlantic.