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Old 24-01-18, 01:45 PM
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I hope this is the right place for the following. I have saved quite a few free books on my Kindle over the last couple of years, and just thought I would share the titles here. I am sure members will have read many of them, but am posting in case any are of interest.

If anyone knows of any titles online that I have missed, I would be very grateful to hear about them. Apologies that I have not included any links, but I am pretty sure that the book can very quickly be found by copying and pasting to Google.



Battalion Histories
The Grenadier Guards in the great war of 1914-18, Frederick Edward Grey Ponsonby, Vols. I, II, & III
The Irish Guards during the Great War, Vols. I & II, Rudyard Kipling
The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War, H. C. O’Neill
The History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918, C.R. Simpson
The War History of the 4th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers
The History of the 7th Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, James Walter Sandlands and Norman MacLeod
Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie (Commanding 1st battn. Royal Irish Rifles).
The Thirteenth Hussars in the great war, Sir Henry Mortimer Durand
The Inns of Court Officer Training Corps during the Great War, Francis Henry Launcelot Errington
The O.T.C. and the Great War, Alan Roderick Haig-Brown
The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War of 1914-1919 / History of the 1/8th Battalion, W. C. W. Weetman
10th (P.O.W.) Royal Hussars & the Essex Yeomanry, FHD Whitmore
23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman’s), Fred W. Ward
The Fifth Leicestershire / A record of the 1/5th Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment, T.F., during the war, 1914-19., J.D. Hills
The Incomparable 29th and the “River Clyde”, George Davidson
The Lowland Scots Regiments: their origin, character and services previous to the Great War of 1914
Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot), C. H. Dudley Ward
The History of the Royal Fusiliers “U.P.S.”
The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry Record of War Service
The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, George Keith Rose
The Story of the 6th Battalion, The Durham Light infantry/ France, April 1915-November 1918
The Story of the “9th King’s” in France, Enos Herbet Glynee Roberts
War History of the 18th (S.) Battalion Durham Light infantry, W.D. Lowe
The War History of the 1/4th Battalion, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, now Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire).
The war Service of the 1/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment (T.F.), C. R. M. F. Cruttwell
With the Die-hards in Siberia, John Ward
The War History of the 4th Battalion, the London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), F. Clive Grimwade
The Rangers’ historical records from 1859 to the conclusion of the Great War, Vincent Wheeler-Holohan
The Regimental Roll of Honour and war Record of the Artists’ Rifles (1/28th, 2/28th and 3/28th Battalions, The London Regiment T.F.), S, Stagoll Highman

History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade, 1914-1919, John Burgon Bickerseth
The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade August 1914 to March 1915, Lord Edward Gleichen
The 54th Infantry Brigade, 1914-1918; some records of battle and laughter in France, E. W. J. Rowan

The History of the Second Division / Aug. 1914-March 1919
The Fifth Division in the Great War, Arthur Herbert Hussey
With the Immortal Seventh Division, Edmund John Kennedy
The History of the 36th (Ulster) Division, Cyril Falls
The 47th (London) Division, 1914-1919, Alan H Maude
The History of the 51st (Highland) Division, Frederick William Bewsher
War Services of the 62nd West Riding Division, Austin Thomas Anderson
On four fronts with the Royal Naval Division, Geoffrey Sparrow and James Ness MacBean Ross

The despatches of Lord French: Mons, the Aisne, Flanders, Neuve Chapelle, the second Ypres
Sir Douglas Haig’s despatches (December 1915-April 1919).
Sir John French / An Authentic Biography, Cecil Chisholm
1914, John Denton Pinkstone French, Earl of Ypres
Foch the Man / A Life of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies, Clara E Laughlin
The Kaiser’s Memoirs, Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, 1888-1918
The Memoirs of the Crown Prince of Germany
My war memories, 1914-1918, Erich Ludendorff
Out of my life, Paul Von Hindenburg
President von Hindenburg, R Weterstetten and A M K Watson
Military Operations in France & Belgium, 1914, Sir J E Edmonds
Gallipoli Diary Vol. I, Sir Ian Hamilton
A brief record of the advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the command of General Sir Edmund H. H. Allenby
From Private to Field-Marshall, Sir William Robert Robertson
Before the War, R B Haldane
Earl Kitchener and the Great War; Thomas F. Howard-Smith
A war minister and his work; reminiscences of 1914-1918, H C M von Stein
Summary of recent information regarding the German army and its methods. War Office
The German Forces in the Field, War Office
A survey of German Tactics, United States Army
Manual of Military Law, War Office
The Retreat from Mons, George Stuart Gordon
The Fifth Army in March 1918, Walter Shaw Sparrow
The British Campaign in France and Flanders, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Brief History of the Great War, Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes
A short history of the Great War, A F Pollard
The Wilson Administration and the Great War, Ernest William Young
The Drama of Three Hundred & Sixty Five Days Scenes In The Great War, Sir Hall Caine
The history of the First West India Regiment, A B Ellis
The first seven divisions: being a detailed account of the fighting from Mons to Ypres, Lord Ernest Hamilton
The Seventh Manchesters / July 1916 to March 1919, S J Wilson
Plastic surgery of the face based on selected cases of war injuries of the face including burns, with original illustrations, H. D. Gillies
On gunshot injuries to blood-vessels, Sir George Henry Makins
Shell-shock and other neuropsychiatric problems presented in five hundred and eighty-nine case histories from the War, Elmer Ernest Southard
Surgical lessons of the great war, Allen Galpin Rice
Prisoners of the great war; authoritative statement of conditions in the prison camps of Germany, Carl P Dennet
Ambulance no. 10: Personal Letters from the front, Leslie Buswell
The Psychology of the Great War Gustave Le Bon
Punch Cartoons of the Great War
Rebuilding Britain / A survey of problems of construction after the World War, Sir Alfred Hopkinson
Kitchener’s army and the territorial forces, the full story of a great achievement, Edgar Wallace
The Submarine Hunters A story of the Naval Patrol work in the Great War, Percy F Westerman
The Crisis of the Naval War, Earl John Rushworth Jellicoe
Tanks, 1914-1918; the log-book of a pioneer, Sir Albert Gerald, Stern
Tanks in the Great War, 1914-1918, J F C Fuller
The War in the air; Vol. 1 / The part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force, Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
The British Secret Service During the War, Nicholas Everitt
My experiences with spies in the great European war, Paul Bernhart
The Signal Service in the European war of 1914-1918 (France), Raymond Edward Priestley
Sniping in France, with notes on the scientific training of scouts, observers, and snipers, Hesketh Vernon Hesketh Prichard
War Pensions and allowances, J M Hogge and T H Garside

Bullets & Billets, Bruce Bairnsfather
Fragments from France, Bruce Bairnsfather
On the right of the British Line, Gilbert Nobbs
One Mole Rampant, W Gardener
One Young Man / The simple and true story of a clerk who enlisted
On the Fringe of a Great Fight, George G. Nasmith
The First Hundred Thousand, Ian Hay
All in it: “K (1)” carries on, Ian Hay
At Ypres with Best-Dunkley, Thomas Hope Floyd
Attack / An Infantry Subaltern’s Impression of July 1st, 1916, Edward G D Living
The Black Watch / A record in action, Joe Cassells
An Onlooker in France, 1917-1919, William Orpen
A Wartime Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes, Lady Harriet Julia Campbell
Over there with the Australians
Snapshots of Anzac, E H Best
A Soldier’s Sketches Under Fire, Harold Harvey
They Shall Not Pass, Frank H. Simmonds
Tommy Atkins at war as told in his own letters, James Alexander Kilpatrick
When the Somme ran red, Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore
With the Allies, Richard Harding Davis
With the French in France and Salonika, Richard harding Davis
Over there / War Scenes on the Western Front, Arnold Bennett
Private Peat, Harold Reginald Peat
The Great War as I saw it, Frederick George Scott
Manual of Field Sketching and Reconnaissance, War Office
Into the Jaws of Death, Jack O’Brien
Mud and Khaki / Sketches from Flanders and France, Vernon Bartlett
The Old Front line, John Masefield
The Western Front / Drawings by Muirhead Bone
Combed Out, F A Voight
Kitchener’s Mob, Adventures of an American in the British Army, James Norman Hall
Ladies from Hell, Robert Douglas Pinkerton
Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918, Sir C E Callwell
On the edge of the War Zone From the Battle of the Marne to the entrance of the Stars and Stripes, Mildred Aldrich
Pictoral History of the great war, S J Duncan-Clark
War Poems, Siegfried Sassoon
Poems, Wilfred Owen
The Soul of the Soldier / Sketches from the Western Front, Thomas Tiplady
From the Somme to the Rhine, Seabury H Ashmead-Bartlett
Reminiscences of a Grenadier, 1914-1919, E R M Fr
Im Weltkriege (English), Ottokar
Four Weeks in the Trenches / The War Story of a Violinist, Fritz Kreisler
And quiet flows the Don; a novel, Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov
A Fatalist at War, Rudolph Georg Binding
A Roumanian Diary, Hans Carossa
Under Fire; the story of a squad (Le Feu), Henri Barbusse
Undertones of War, Edmund Blunden
War Letters of a Public-School boy, Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones
Fighting for Peace, Henry Van Dyke
The inside story of the Paris Peace Conference, Emile Jospeh Dillon
Fighting for France, from Dunkerque to Belfort, Edith Wharton
A farewell to arms, Ernest Hemingway
German Prisoners in Great Britain
The History of the South African Forces in France, John Buchan
The Story of the Munsters at Etreux, Festubert, Rue du Bois and Hulloch, Jessie Louisa Moore Rikard
The Ruhleben Prison Camp; a record of nineteenth months’ internment, Israel Cohen
Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons / Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben, Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
The Territorial Divisions, 1914-1918, John Stirling
The Fighting Territorials, Percy Hurd
Historical records of No. 8 Canadian Field Ambulance: Canada, England, France, Belgium, 1915-1919, John N. Gunn
Histories of two hundred and fifty-one divisions of the German army which participated in the war (1914-1918), United States Army.

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Old 24-01-18, 02:18 PM
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Excellent post, Chris. Thank you.


PS - Please reassure me that you havenít read the entire lot!
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Old 24-01-18, 02:33 PM
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Glad it was of interest. Appreciate the comment, thanks.

Read all of the last block and many of the others, though not all. Didn't manage cover to cover of War Pensions and Allowances!

I used to have a long train journey to work so got through quite a few. I then went and got an iphone which is the worst thing I could have with respect to reading more. I should just cast the thing off a bridge.


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Old 24-01-18, 03:13 PM
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Hi Chris didn't know there were so many titles available off tomorrow to buy a kindle thanks for posting mike c
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Old 24-01-18, 03:28 PM
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Nice one, mate. There are a few that I will download myself in that list. CHEERS.
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Old 24-01-18, 10:25 PM
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Thanks very much, gentlemen. It is very impressive how many they have transcribed/scanned. I have not looked in about a year, so there are probably even more on there now.


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Thanks a lot for all these lists. I guess that now I know what I need to start with
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