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WWI Document Archive > Books, Special Topics and Commentaries



This section of World War I Document Archive offers not only commentaries and articles on special topics of the Great War, but entire digitized books as well.

These bibliographies, books, historical analyses, historical opinions and articles are the work of many different historians with varying points of view. Their examinations of issues and events are often based on primary documents but in some cases rely on preference, polemics or interpretation. The webmasters of this website do not vouch or take responsibility for the accuracy of the argumentation presented.

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Texts listed alphabetically by title

302nd Engineers: A History

by Gilbert H. Crawford, Thomas H. Ellett, and John J. Hyland, eds.
[New York: 1920?]
(302nd Engineers of the 77th Division)

L'Afrique du Nord et la Guerre

by Pierre Perreau Pradier and Maurice Besson.
Paris: F. Alcan, 1918.

L'Allemagne au dessus de tout - la mentalité allemande et la guerre.

by Émile Durkheim.
Paris: A. Colin, 1991.

The Allied Bazaar: For the Relief of the Blinded, Starving and Homeless At the Grand Central Palace,
New York -- June 3-14, 1916

New York: The National Allied Relief Committee; The War Relief Clearing House; The Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1916

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

by Henry Morgenthau
New York: Doubleday Page, 1918
American Ambassador in Turkey (1913-1916)
See also: A critical commentary by Harry E. Barnes on Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

American Hospital for Italian Wounded: Territorial Hospital N. 10, Italian Red Cross, Committee of Florence.

Florence: American Committee for War Relief in Florence, [1914-1918]

The American Indian in the Great War: Real and Imagined

by Diane Camurat
Master's Thesis, 1996

The American Negro in the World War

by Emmett J. Scott, Special Assistant to the Secretary of War,
ARNO Press, 1919

American Volunteerism in France

by Alan Albright
The development of relief work, in and out of war, 1996

American Volunteers of the Great War

by Alan Albright
Full title: "Notable American Volunteers of the Great War"

American Women and the World War

by Ida Clyde Clarke
New York: Appleton, 1918.

America's Part

by Henry J. Reilly
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 1928.

Amerika und der Weltkrieg, ein amerikanisches Kriegstagebuch.

by Hugo Münsterberg.
Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 1915.

Un Appel des socialistes serbes au monde civilisé

by Douchan Popovitch and J. Katzerlvitch.
Paris: Edition du Comité du Parti Socialiste serbe en France, n.d

Armenia and the War. An Armenian's Point of View with an Appeal to Britain and the Coming Peace Conference

by A.P. Hacobian.
New York, 1918.

Bag linierne: Vejen til sejr bygges

[Behind the Lines: Building a Path to Victory: Danish]
Leeds: Petty and Sons, n.d.

The Basmachi Movement From Within: Account of Zeki Velidi Togan

by HB Paksoy

The Battle of 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele)

by Geoffrey Miller, 1996
Analysis of the battle and part of the Great Haig Debate

The Battle of Third Ypres: A Decisive Victory?

by Gervase Phillips, 1998
Analysis of the battle and part of the Great Haig Debate

The Beast

by J. Cathcart Wason
London: P.S. King & Son, 1916.

Bécassine pendant la guerre

[Bécassine During the War]
Cartoons of J.-P. Pinchon, vaguely reminiscent of Wilhelm Busch and his Max und Moritz
Paris: Gautier et Languereau, 1916

Belgian Soldiers Are Without Tobacco: They Appeal to the American People --
Under War Conditions Smoking is the One Comfort and Solace

London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918]

Belgian Soldiers' Tobacco Fund: Contributed by the American People

London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918]

Between Shots

by Captain P.L. Crosby
with the 77th Division in France
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1919

Billy Bishop

Official Canadian Air Force biography, 1995

Black Hand

by Micheal Shackelford, 1996
The Secret Serbian Terrorist Society

Book of the War: A Concise View of its Causes, Countries Involved, Theaters of Action,
Leaders and Chief Events Shown in Parallel Columns and Striking Picture Maps

by Henry W. Ruoff
Boston: Standard Publication Company, 1918.

The Bridge to France

by Edward N. Hurley
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1927.

The British Agent

by R. H. Bruce Lockhart
New York & London: Putnam's Sons, 1933.

The Bryce Report

by Linda Robertson
Regarding the Bryce Commission's findings on German atrocities in Belgium, 1915
The Bryce Report is available in its entirety.

The Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Huachuca

by James P. Finley
Huachuca Illustrated, A Magazine of Fort Huachuca Museum,
Volume 1, 1993: Buffalo Soldiers, Punitive Expedition of 1916
Volume 2 , 1996: Buffalo Soldiers, WWI

Bulletin de la mission laïque Française

Paris: Secrétariat Général de la mission laïque Française, 1917.

Le Camp américain d'Allerey (1918-1919)

by Antonin Guillot
Groupe d'Etudes Historiques de Verdun-sur-le-Doubs. 1999.

Canada at war, a speech delivered by Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Laird Borden in the House of Commons
introducing the Military Service Bill, June 11, 1917

by Robert Laird Borden
[Ottawa?], 1919

Canada in the Great World War: An Authentic Record of the Military History of Canada from the Earliest Days to the Close of the War of the Nations

Toronto: United Publishers of Canada, 1917-1921.
Vol. 1 Military History of Canada, 1608-1914
Vol. 2 Days of Preparation
Vol. 3 Guarding the Channel Ports
Vol. 4 The Turn of the Tide
Vol. 5 The Triumph of the Allies
Vol. 6 Special Services, Heroic Deeds, Etc.

Cartoons of Bruce Bairnsfather

[Bairnsfather was the British "Bill Mauldin" of World War One]
London: "The Bystander" Tallis House, Whitefriars, & 190, Strand, n.d.
The Bystander's Fragments from France
The Bystander's Fragments from France, vol. IV
Clippings from the Bystander, no. 5
More Fragments from France, vol. II
More Fragments from France, vol. 5
Still More Bystander's Fragments from France, vol. III

The Children's Plight

New York: The Commission for Relief in Belgium, [1914-1918]

China and the World War

by W. Reginald Wheeler
New York: MacMillan, 1919
With official documents in appendix

Christmas [Brantford] Expositor - Special edition newspaper of Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Christmas 1915
Christmas 1916

Christmas Truce 1914: Operation Plum Puddings

A project to document the Christmas Truce.
Includes letters, songs, and other works about this astonishing event.

A Chronology of the Mediation Attempts in July 1914

by Edward Rawes, October 1999

A Collecting List for the Winter Gift (Cigarettes and Tobacco) of the U.S.A. to the Brave Belgian Soldiers (Solicitations)

London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918]

The Commission for Relief in Belgium (Solicitation Pamphlet)

San Francisco: Commission for Relief in Belgium, [1914-1918]

The Commission for Relief in Belgium

(Book in two volumes on the Commission's public relations)
by George I. Gay
Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1929

The Committee for Men Blinded in Battle

New York: The Committee for Men Blinded in Battle, 1917

Concerning Atrocities

by James Peter Warbasse
Woods Hole, Massachusetts: J.P. Warbasse, n.d.

Conditions in the Near East: Report of the American Military Mission to Armenia

by Maj. General James G. Harbord
(Senate Document No. 266, 66th Congress, 2d Session.)
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1920.

A Conversation with Paul Fussell

Humanities, November/December 1996

The Convicted Out of Her Own Mouth: The Record of German Crimes

New York: George H. Doran, 1917

The Death of Manfred von Richthofen: Who fired the fatal shot?

by Dr. M. Geoffrey Miller, 1998

Dere Mable

Yankee humor, 1918

The Design Was Not Passed On: L.E. DeMole and the Development of the Tank in World War One

by Ken Wright, 2006

The Destruction of Belgium: Germany's Confession and Avoidance

London: William Heinemann, 1916

La Deuxième Bataille de la Marne

Guides Illustrés Michelin des Champs de Bataille 1914-1918
Paris: Michelin. 1919
- en français -

Dicta Boelcke

by Micheal Shackelford Hauptman Boelcke's "Rules" for making successful fighter pilots. Annotated.

A Dishonoured Army - German Atrocities in France: With Unpublished Records

by J.H. Morgan
London: Spottiswoode & Co., n.d.

Documents de la Section photographique de l'Armée française

Photographic documents of the French Ministry of War's Photography Section.
2 vols.
Paris: Ministère de la guerre, 1917

Economic Aspects of the War

by Edwin J. Clapp
New Haven, 1915.

Les Faits les plus horribles de l'histoire

by Henry Morgenthau
Translated to French from an article in the March 1918 issue of Red Cross Magazine
Paris: Imprimerie M. Flinikowski, 1918

Falsehood in War-Time

by Baron Arthur Ponsonby
New York: Dutton, 1929
(Deals with propaganda as used by all the warring nations.)

Features of the War

by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1919.

Field Service Pocket Book for the United States Army

Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1917.

Foch à la Marne

par Robert Villate, 1933
La 9e Armée aux Marais de Saint-Gond (6-10 septembre 1914)

"For the Future": Belgium and Northern France

San Francisco, Califormia: Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1916.

Foreign Evidence on the War at the Italian Front, 1915-1918

by Benito Mussolini
Rome: Novissima, [1933?]

Fra forretningsmand til krigsmand: en Britisk soldats uddannelse

[From Businessman to Man of War -- The Training of a British Soldier: Danish]
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, n.d.

Frightfulness in retreat.

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917

Gennem sump og skov: de Britiske felttog i Afrika

Through Swamp and Jungle -- The British Campaign in Africa: Danish
Bristol: Rankin Bros., n.d.

The Geography of the Great War

by Frank M. McMurry
New York: Macmillan, 1920.

German Barbarians: What They Say.

Paris: French War Office, n.d.

Great Speeches of the War

by various authors; PRINTED BY

Grosser Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges

[Great Illustrated Atlas of the World War]
3 vols. (Munich: Bruckmann, 1915-1919)
Digitized by the University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries.

The Great Adventure of Panama

by Philippe Bunau-Varilla, 1920
The Canal, German intrigue and the Great War

La Guerre illustrée

[The War in Pictures -- March 1918 French ed. of Verdenskrigen i billeder (below)]
London: Illustrated London News & Sketch, 1918.

Haeng I: Britiske kvinders arbejde i krigstid

["Hanging In There" -- British Women's Work in Wartime: Danish]
England: The Mendip Press, n.d.

Haig: The Great Captain

by Gervase Phillips, 1998
A defense of General Haig. Part of the [Great Haig Debate]

Haig: Was He a Great Captain?

by Geoffrey Miller, 1996
An indictment of General Haig. Part of the [Great Haig Debate]

Havenes skildvagt: den Britiske flaades utraettelige vagt

[Naval Watch Illustrated: The Unwavering Vigil of the British Fleet: Danish]
London: Harrison, Jehring and Co., n.d.

Headquarters Nights; A Record of Conversations and Experiences
at the Headquarters of the German Army in France and Belgium

by Vernon Kellogg
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, [c1917].

L'héroïsme pendant la guerre: portraits de la belle France

by Maurice Talmeyr
Paris: Perrin, 1918.

Hetz-Karikaturen: zur Psychologie der Entente

[Caricatures Designed to Enrage: Toward a Psychology of Entente]
Berlin: Curtius, 1917
- Foreword in German, cartoons in French -

Histoire illustrée de la Guerre de 1914

by Gabriel Hanotaux
(17 volumes)
Paris: Gounouilhou, 1915
Digitized by the University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries.

Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army which Participated in the War (1914-1918)

Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1920
Digitized by Mike Yared as a part of the WW1 Resource Centre.

History of the 105th Regiment of Engineers

Compiled by Willard P. Sullivan and Harry Tucker
New York: George H. Doran, 1919.
Digitized by the North Carolina State Library.

The Hoover Institution Archives' Holdings on World War,


The Imperial Japanese Mission, 1917

Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment, 1918
With texts of documents in appendix

Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism

by Vladimir Illyich Lenin, 1916

In the Ranks

New York: Sam Gabriel & Co., 1918

The Infantry Cannot Do with a Gun Less": The Place of the Artillery in the British Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918

by Sanders Marble
New York: Gutenberg-e, Columbia University Press, 2005.

Inside Knowledge: API-API and the Netherlands' Mobilization

by Hubert P. van Tuyll, 1997

Ireland---Enemy of the Allies?

by R.C. Escouflaire
New York, 1920
(Translated from the French)

Italy and the World War

by Thomas Nelson Page
[American Ambassador to Italy from 1913 to 1919]
New York, 1920

The Jewish Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps

by Benis M. Frank, 1995
Compared with other Jewish Diaspora Fighting Units between 1853 and 1914-18

Joseph Bédier's "crimes allemands"

by Elis Wadstein
Chicago: A. Kroch & Co., 1916

Kitchener, Organizer of Victory

by Harold Begbie
London, 1915.

The Last Wounded U.S. WWI Veteran Dies at 108

Associated Press, 9 January 2004.

Lithuania: Land of Sorrow and Misery

Chicago: Chicago Central Committee for the Relief of the Lithuanian War Sufferers, [1914-1918]

The Making and Putative Implementation of a British Policy of Gesture, December 1905 to August 1914:
The Anglo-French Entente Revisited

by K.M. Wilson
Originally appeared in Canadian Journal of History
XXXI (August 1996), pp. 227-255.

La Marne (1914) I. L'Ourcq

Guides Illustrés Michelin des Champs de Bataille 1914-1918
Paris: Michelin. 1918.

The Martyrdom of Belgium: Official Report of Massacres of Peaceable Citizens, Women and Children
by the German Army

Baltimore: W. Stewart Brown Company, Inc., n.d.

The Microbe-Culture at Bukarest: Discoveries at the German Legation from the Rumanian Official Documents

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917


by Karl Liebknecht
New York, B.W. Huebsch, 1917.
First American printing of the English translation.

Movements and Supply of the German First Army During August and September, 1914

by General von Kuhl and General von Bergmann
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Command and General Staff School Press, 1929.

Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields:

The Wartime Contribution of Canada's First Peoples by Canadian Veterans Affairs

The Neutrality of Belgium

by Alexander Fuehr
New York: Doubleday Page, 1918
A Study of the Belgian Case by a German jurist.

Ed. Edmund Glaise-Horstenau, volumes I-VII + supplementary volumes
Vienna: Verlag der Militärwissenschaftlichen Mitteilungen, 1930-1939.
Digitized by Die digitale Landesbibliothek Oberösterreich.

Translated to English by Stan Hanna as:

Austria-Hungary's Last War, 1914-1918

Ed. by Charles Bean; in 12 volumes (1920-1942).
From the Australian War Memorial.

On the Edge of the Gunpowder Barrel:

The Netherlands and the Coming of World War I, 1870-1914
by Hubert P. van Tuyll, 1995

On the Rue Du Bois

Illustrated by Frederick George Scott
London: Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, [1914-1918]


by Roland G. Usher
New York, 1915.


by Roland G. Usher
New York, 1913

Persecution and Extermination of the Communities of Macri and Livissi

Paris: Imprimerie Chaix, 1919

A Plea for One Million Belgian Children

New York: The Commission for Relief in Belgium, [1914-1918]

Prussian Militarism at Work: A Letter by the Right Rev. Dr. Cleary, Roman Catholic Bishop
of Auckland, New Zealand

by Henry W. Cleary
London: Barclay & Fry, 1917

The Prussian System

by F.C. Walcott
Washington: United States Food Administration, 1917

Raemaekers' Cartoons

[British propaganda cartoons on the German invasion of Belgium.]
by Louis Raemaekers
(London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916).

Rapport du Comité Américain de New-York sur les atrocités commises en Arménie

Translated from the English original [Report of the American "Committee on Armenian Atrocities"]
Saint-Merri, Paris: Henri Durville, 1915

Rapport succinct sur l'etat du Palais des Académies apres le départ des Allemands

[Report on the condition of the Belgian Royal Academy buildings after the Germans left Brussels]
Bruxelles: Imprimeur de l'Académie Royale de Belgique, 1919

Reconstruction and World War I

by Lesley D. Slavitt, 1994

A Reference Handbook on the War

by R.A. Barron
Edmonton: Ministry of Education, 1994

The Repression of War Experience

by W.H.R. Rivers, MD, 1918

Requisitoire contre la Bulgarie

by R.A. Reiss & A. Bonnassieux
[Accusations of Bulgarian Human Rights violations in Serbia]
Paris: Librairie Bernard Grasset, 1919

The Role of Railways in the War

by Edwin A. Pratt

Sarajevo, June 28, 1914

by Micheal Shackelford, 1997
The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The Secret Treaties and Understandings

by F. Seymour Cocks
London: Union of Democratic Control, [1918]

Serbia Through Russian Eyes

from the Soviet Encyclopaedia

On Special Missions

by Charles Lucieto
New York, 1927

Statesmen of the War in Retrospect

by William Martin. New York, 1928

The Static Front

by Michael J. Crane, Sr., 1989
(Discussing why there was no breakthrough in World War I on the Western Front.)

Statistics of the Military Effort of the British Empire during the Great War, 1914-1920

by the War Office, Great Britain.
London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1922.
(This PDF version was digitized by Mike Yared.)

Strategic Demolitions of Railroads in Front of the German Right Wing: August-September 1914

by Daniel Noce, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army
(Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1940)

The Surafend Affair,

Chapter XLV, pages 787 to 791, of Volume VII,
The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914 to 1918
by H. S. Gullett

Temporary Heroes: WWI War Letters from Flanders, 1915

by Cecil Summers (Cecil Sommers, Cecil Somers)
London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1917 (excerpts).

They Are Hungry for Smokes

London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918]

The Times Documentary History of the War

London: The Times, 1917-1920.
Vol. 1 Diplomatic
Vol. 2 Diplomatic
Vol. 3 Naval
Vol. 4 Naval
Vol. 5 Military
Vol. 6 Overseas
Vol. 7 Naval
Vol. 8 Military
Vol. 9 Diplomatic
Vol. 10 Overseas
Vol. 11 Naval

The Tragedy of Armenia

by Henry Morgenthau
London: Spottiswoode & Co., 1918

The Treatment of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 1915 - 1916

by Viscount Bryce
London: 1916.

The Truth about the Treaty

by André Tardieu, 1921
An explanation of the Treaty by a French High Commissioner

U.S. And Bolshevik Relations With The TBMM Government: 1919-1921

by HB Paksoy

Union Interalliée

33 Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris. 1922

Urkunden der obersten Heeresleitung über ihre Tätigkeit 1916-1918

Erich Ludendorff, ed.,
2nd ed. (Berlin: Mittler, 1921).
(Title trans.: Documents of the German High Command on their Activities, 1916-1918)

The Vanguard of American Volunteers

by Edwin W. Morse
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1919

Le Vatican et la guerre: notes et commentaires sur 'Le baptême de sang' par l'abbé Daniel

by Léon Prouvost
Saint-Etienne: l'Idée libre, 1919.

Verdenskrigen i billeder [World War in Pictures: Danish]

Subtitle added June-December 1918: ... fra de allieredes fronter [From the Allied Front]
(London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917-1918)
1917:  October - November - December
1918:   January - February - . . . - May - June - July - August - September - October -
November - December

La violation de la neutralité belge et luxembourgeoise par l'Allemagne

by André Weiss
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 1928.

War and the Private Investor

by Eugene Staley
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1935.

War Facts and Peace Problems

by Arthur J. Frothingham
New York: Committee on Organized Education of the National Security League, 1919

The War Department: Keeper of Our Nation's Enemy Aliens During World War I

The Role of the United States War Department on the 'Home Front'
by Mitchel Yockelson, 1998.

War is the Health of the State

by Randolph Bourne
First part of an essay entitled The State, which was left unfinished at Bourne’s death in 1918

The War of Steel and Gold. A Study of the Armed Peace

by Henry Noel Brailsford
London, 1918 (1914)

The War. Our Sailors and Soldiers: The Chaplain-General's Call for Mid-Day Prayer

by J. Taylor Smith
London: Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, [1914-1918]

Will You Help These Brave Wounded Men?

London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918]


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