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World War One

World War One, also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 1914 to 1918.

WWI changed the course of history and had a profound effect on the world, not just Great Britain.

English Heritage has a vast range of books about the great War for you to enjoy.

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Warrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse
Unlike the book and film War Horse, Warrior is the true story of the thoroughbred horse Winston Churchill's great heroic friend, Jack Seely, took to France in 1914. They both survived five years o...

£9.99

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World War I Replica Pack
This First World War Replica Pack is a collection of high quality reproduced war paper memorabilia, packaged in a clear bag with header card. Contains: Joining the Ranks booklet, Patriotic Pledgeca...

£6.00

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The War Poets - An Anthology
Over 80 moving and powerful poems, including works by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke and W. B. Yeats. Key Features: Hardback Published: 2009 144 pages  ...

£5.00

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Britain's Railways In Wartime
In the long and absorbing history of Britain’s railways and the men and women who have worked on them, the most challenging years were those of the two world wars.  Neither of these wars co...

£25.00

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Women in the First World War
The First World War was the conduit for some of the most dramatic changes in the role of women in British society. Suffragettes gave up their militant protests to support the war effort, and from the ...

£7.99

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Catastrophe
In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century's first terrible act of self-immolation- what was then called The Great War. On the eve of its centenary, Max Hastings seeks to explain both how the c...

£20.00

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The Christmas Truce
Down at the front, on a cold winter's night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man. Belief was in the air. Then the soldiers ceased f...

£10.99

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Legacies Of The First World War
The First World War has been described as the first total war, a conflict in which a country's people and resources were harnessed towards final victory. During 2014-18 Historic England set out to...

£30.00

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If England Were Invaded
...No fewer than two hundred thousand Germans were already upon English soil! The outlook grew blacker every hour. Eight years before the outbreak of the First World War, when national hysteria over t...

£5.00

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The Last Veteran
This moving and timely book explores the way the First World War has been thought about and commemorated, and how it has affected its own, and later, generations. On 11 November 1920, huge crowds line...

£9.99

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Love Letters of the Great War
From the private papers of Winston Churchill to the tender notes of an unknown Tommy in the trenches, Love Letters of the Great War brings together some of the most romantic correspondence ever writte...

£12.99

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One Boy's War
Sixteen-year-old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. Bursting with enthusiasm, he runs away to join up, but soon...

£6.99

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The Poppy
The definitive history of the ever-enduring icon In the aftermath of the horrific trench warfare of the First World War, the poppy sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, then immor...

£9.99

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The Sleepwalkers
The pacy, sensitive and formidably argued history of the causes of the First World War, from acclaimed historian and author Christopher Clark. SUNDAY TIMES and INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2012. Winn...

£10.99

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Stories of the First World War
The story of the war of 1914-1918 told through the experiences of twelve children and young people. From the efforts on the Home Front in both Britain and Germany, to the young soldiers in the trenche...

£7.99

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Tommy's War
The extraordinary diaries of Thomas Cairns Livingstone represent twenty years of gorgeously idiosyncratic daily records of a middle-class Glasgow household, over a period spanning shortly before the G...

£15.99

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The Trenches
It's 1917 and Billy Stevens is a telegraph operator stationed near Ypres. The Great War has been raging for three years when Billy finds himself taking part in the deadly Big Push forward. But he ...

£1.75

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War Horse
The book that inspired Steven Spielberg's Hollywood blockbuster movie and an internationally acclaimed stage show... it can only be Michael Morpurgo's War Horse. In the deadly chaos of the Fir...

£6.99

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Women's War Memorabilia Pack
This Pack from Resources for Teaching Includes: Wartime Recipes Tasty dishes served up by the Halisham WVS, such as Beetroot Jelly and Mock Goose. Tuck In! 10 Cake recipes including: Chocolate Cake wi...

£6.00

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You Wouldn't Want to be in the Trenches in World War One
It's August 1914. You are 16-year-old Tommy Atkins, living in London. Set against a backdrop of the war just broken out in Europe, find out what your life was like after joining up and being sent ...

£7.99

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