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The Great War: The Standard History of the World-Wide Conflict, Vol. X, Part 175 - With the Reorganised Serbian Army

By: Wilson, H.W.; Hammerton, J.A.; Askew, Claude

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Amalgamated Press, Limited: 1917

Seller ID: 1834480

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned & foxed. 1917 Stapled Binding. 337-360 pp. Original wrappers. Part of a periodical series released during World War I in London, specifically treating recent events of the Great War. Black & white and sepia photographs throughout, several maps. View more info

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The Great War: The Standard History of the World-Wide Conflict, Vol. X, Part 176 - South America and the War

By: Wilson, H.W.; Hammerton, J.A.; Koebel, W.H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Amalgamated Press, Limited: 1917

Seller ID: 1834482

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned, lightly rubbed & foxed. 1917 Stapled Binding. 361-384 pp. Original wrappers. Part of a periodical series released during World War I in London, specifically treating recent events of the Great War. Black & white and sepia photographs throughout, several maps. View more info

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The Great War: The Standard History of the World-Wide Conflict, Vol. X, Part 170 - The Victory of Craonne

By: Wilson, H.W.; Hammerton, J.A.; Wright, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Amalgamated Press, Limited: 1917

Seller ID: 1834475

Condition: Good


Wrappers loose but included, wrappers toned, lightly rubbed & foxed. 1917 Stapled Binding. 217-240 pp. Original wrappers. Part of a periodical series released during World War I in London, specifically treating recent events of the Great War. Black & white and sepia photographs throughout, several maps. View more info

Image for The Pictorial History of the Great Civil War: Its Causes, Origins, Conduct and Results. Embracing Full and Authentic Accounts of Its Battles by Land and Sea, with Graphic Descriptions of Heroic Deeds Achieved by Armies and Individuals; Narratives of Personal Adventure; Thrilling Incidents; Daring Exploits; Wonderful Escapes; Life in Camp, Field, and Hospital; Adventures at Sea; Blockade Life, Etc., Etc., Containing Carefully Prepared Biographies of the Leading Generals and Naval Commanders of Both the North and the South.

The Pictorial History of the Great Civil War: Its Causes, Origins, Conduct and Results. Embracing Full and Authentic Accounts of Its Battles by Land and Sea, with Graphic Descriptions of Heroic Deeds Achieved by Armies and Individuals; Narratives of Personal Adventure; Thrilling Incidents; Daring Exploits; Wonderful Escapes; Life in Camp, Field, and Hospital; Adventures at Sea; Blockade Life, Etc., Etc., Containing Carefully Prepared Biographies of the Leading Generals and Naval Commanders of Both the North and the South.

By: Wilson, John Laird

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The National Publishing Co. / J.R. Jones: 1881

Seller ID: 2291645

Condition: Very Good


Hinges beginning to weaken, edges a bit rubbed, spine gilt mostly rubbed away, pencil name on front endpaper. 1881 Hard Cover. iv, 976, [4] pp. Green cloth, black titles and decorations, gilt embellishments on front board and spine. A fairly early history of the American Civil War, illustrated with engravings of battles and portraits of many leading generals. View more info

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1998

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2269895

ISBN: 0965792951

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 242 pp. The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more th... View more info

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2005

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272186

ISBN: 0060839783

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 242, 16 pp. The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had subm... View more info

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April 1865: The Month That Saved America

By: Winik, Jay

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Perennial / Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2184257

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Top corner creased. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 461 pp. Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history, and filled with rich profiles of outsize figures, fresh iconoclastic scholarship, and a gripping narrative, this is a masterful account of the thirty most pivotal days in the life of the United States. View more info

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April 1865: The Month That Saved America

By: Winik, Jay

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2194971

Condition: Very Good


First Harper Perennial printing, featuring new reader's guide. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 461, 16 pp. Reading group guide follows text. One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days later and a near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, followed by chaos and coup fears in the North, collapsed negotiations and continued bloodshed in the South, and finally, the start of national re... View more info

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Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

By: Winkle, Kenneth J.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Norton: 2014

Seller ID: 2208384

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2014 Trade Paperback. In the late 1840s, Representative Abraham Lincoln resided at Mrs. Sprigg’s boardinghouse on Capitol Hill. Known as Abolition House, Mrs. Sprigg’s hosted lively dinner-table debates of antislavery politics by the congressional boarders. The unusually rapid turnover in the enslaved staff suggested that there were frequent escapes north to freedom from Abolition House, likely a cog in the underground railroad. These early years in Washington proved formative for Lincoln.In 1861, now in the White House, Lincoln could gaze out his office window and see... View more info

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To Die But Once (A Maisie Dobbs Novel)

By: Winspear, Jacqueline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272853

ISBN: 0062436635

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink note on front endpaper. 2018 Hard Cover. 325 pp. Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as the Bore War – nothing much seems to have happened yet – Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a “hush-hush” government contract. As Maisie’s inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, so the country is bracing for a possible enemy invasion amid news of the British expeditionary force stranded along the French coast. And another mother is worried about a missing son - but t... View more info

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The Experience of World War I

By: Winter, J.M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Oxford: 1989

Seller ID: 2198901

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1989 Large Hardcover. World War I was one of the greatest upheavals in history, involving upwards of 70 million combatants--9 million of whom lost their lives--and setting off shock waves that were felt worldwide long after the Armistice of 1918. In The Experience of World War I, J.M. Winter marshalls a comprehensive range of historical materials, hundreds of vivid illustrations, and numerous eye-witness accounts to provide an illuminating and gripping chronicle of this cataclysmic event and its aftermath. How did the assassination of one man, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, t... View more info

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Ultra at Sea: How Breaking the Nazi Code Affected Allied Naval Strategy During World War II

By: Winton, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205256

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed.Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1988 Hard Cover. 207 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. ...the first detailed examination of how Ultra intelligence obtained from Enigma was used to win the war at sea. Winton describes in exciting detail the way Ultra was used in the cat-and-mouse chase that led to the sinking of the Tirpitz and the Scharnhorst, two German battleships in the North Sea. In addition, Winton explains how carefully Ultra was used in order not to arouse Nazi suspicions that Enigma had been broken. He shows how an incident involving i... View more info

Image for The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force, in Three Volumes: Canadian Airmen and the First World War; The Creation of a National Air Force; The Crucible of War, 1939-1945

The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force, in Three Volumes: Canadian Airmen and the First World War; The Creation of a National Air Force; The Crucible of War, 1939-1945

By: Wise, S.F.; Douglas, W.A.B.; Greenhous, Brereton; Harris, Stephen J.; Johnston, William C.; Rawling, William G.P.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: University of Toronto Press / The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Government Publishing Centre: 1980

Seller ID: 2204198

Condition: Near Fine


PRICE INCLUDES THIS AND THREE OTHER CANADIAN WORLD WAR II HISTORY SETS (ARMY; NAVAL SERVICE; MEDICAL SERVICES). 2nd printing of volume 1, first printings of volumes 2 and 3. Minor wrinkle to base of vol. 3 jacket. 1980 Hard Cover. xx, 771; xix, 797; xxiv, 1096 pp. 8vo. A history of the Canadian Air Force during World Wars I & II, the volumes of which were printed individually between 1980 and 1996. Includes numerous fold-out maps, maps on endpapers, and black-and-white photographs and maps in text.KEYWORDS: MILITARY WWII WW2 SECOND WORLD WAR II CANADA ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE View more info

Image for Sally Wister's Journal: A True Narrative, Being a Young Girl's Account of Her Experiences During the Revolutionary War

Sally Wister's Journal: A True Narrative, Being a Young Girl's Account of Her Experiences During the Revolutionary War

By: Wister, Sally

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Applewood Books: 1995

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279798

ISBN: 1557091145

Condition: Near Fine


1995 reissue of 1775 journal first published in 1902. A few very faint spots on top page ridge. 62 pp. Being a Quaker maiden's account of her experiences with officers of the Continental Army, 1777-1778. The diary of a young girl during the Revolutionary War. In 1775 Sally Wister was sent to the countryside to avoid harm. This is a delightful historical record of a young girl's life during a perilous and all-important time in American history. View more info

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Lincoln and the Russians: The Story of Russian-American Diplomatic Relations During the Civil War

By: Woldman, Albert A.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: World Publishing Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202793

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy.Top edge of jacket bumped with two very minor tears, jacket toned. 1952 Hard Cover. ix, 311 pp. ...the first volume to explore extensively a much neglected aspect of American diplomatic relations: American-Russian relations prior to the first World War. It is only since the Russian Revolution of 1917 that emphasis has been placed on the subject of American-Russian diplomacy; yet Russia played an important part in achieving Lincoln's goal in the Civil War: the preservation of the Union. Albert Woldman has investigated thoroughly the reports to St. Petersburg of B... View more info

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In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign

By: Wolff, Leon; Hart, B.H. Liddell (Introduction)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Time Incorporated, New York: 1980

Seller ID: 1821346

Condition: Good


Spine creased, top page ridge lightly stained. 1980 Trade Paperback. 455 pp. Of all the grim, gallant and inglorious battles of the Western Front, Passchendaele is the name evocative of the mud and bl ood that pervaded World War I. The total gain - a few thousand yards of indefensible slough - cost about a million Allied lives. In this account of the Flanders campaign, Leon Wolff describes the whole nightmare business: Haig's initial plan; his determination to carry it out despite constant opposition from the Cabinet and the muddle of doubts and disagreement among the military staff; the early... View more info

Image for The New Zealand People at War, in Four Volumes: Political and External Affairs; War Economy; The Home Front, Volumes I and II (Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War, 1939-45)

The New Zealand People at War, in Four Volumes: Political and External Affairs; War Economy; The Home Front, Volumes I and II (Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War, 1939-45)

By: Wood, Frederick L.W.; Baker, John V.T.; Taylor, Nancy M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281857

Condition: Very Good


First editions. Jackets rubbed with some loss along edges, 1 inch surface to front panel of vol. 1 jacket, vol. 2 jacket spine faded. 1958 Hard Cover. Complete in four volumes. 8vo. A history of the home front, domestic supporting services, and political and economic considerations related to the New Zealand war effort during World War II, with maps and black-and-white photographs throughout. View more info

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The Merovingian Kingdoms, 450-751

By: Wood, Ian

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Longman: 1997

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2284257

ISBN: 0582493722

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. A very nice copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. xii, 395 pp. Of all Rome's western successors, the Frankish kingdom that emerged in France, Belgium, the Rhineland and Switzerland was the most powerful and the longest-lasting; yet the Merovingians, who ruled it for nearly 300 years (481-751), have been harshly treated by posterity. This is partly through the hostility of the Carolingians, who usurped and succeeded them, and partly because of a family history that was lurid and bloody even by contemporary standards. Ian Wood rescues them from the shadows of obscurity and contempt in th... View more info

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Army of the West: The Weekly Reports of German Army Group B from Normandy to the West Wall

By: Wood, James A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Stackpole Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1691382

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. 2007 Trade Paperback. 265 pp. In May 1944 German Army Group B, headquartered in France, requested weekly reports from its commanders. These accounts included assessments of the general situation, estimates of the Allies situation, casualty figures, equipment losses, and descriptions of resistance activities. Commanded successively by Erwin Rommel, Gunther von Kluge, and Walter Model, Army Group B bore the brunt of the Allied assault--D-Day, the Normandy campaign, and Operation Market-Garden--and these reports reveal what the German Army was thinking as it ... View more info

Image for Stephen Harriman Long, 1784-1864: Army Engineer, Explorer, Inventor (Frontier Military Series, No. VI)

Stephen Harriman Long, 1784-1864: Army Engineer, Explorer, Inventor (Frontier Military Series, No. VI)

By: Wood, Richard G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Company: 1966

Seller ID: 2266231

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine lightly toned, top page ridge lightly toned, first few pages and last few pages lightly creased. 1966 Hard Cover. 292 pp. Stephen Harriman Long (December 30, 1784 – September 4, 1864) was a U.S. army explorer, topographical engineer, and railway engineer. As an inventor, he is noted for his developments in the design of steam locomotives. He was also one of the most prolific explorers of the early 1800s, although his career as an explorer was relatively short-lived.[1][2] He covered over 26,000 miles in five expeditions, including a scientific expedition in the Great Plains ... View more info

Image for In the Finest Tradition: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers & Greys) - Its History and Treasures

In the Finest Tradition: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers & Greys) - Its History and Treasures

By: Wood, Stephen; Jameson, M.S. (Foreword); Arthur, Norman (Preface)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Ltd: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1938802

Condition: Near Fine


First edition.Near Fine. 1988 Hard Cover. 160 pp. A history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment, told through a description of its accumulated treasures. The result is a unique picture of a long-lived military family, with details of interest to the military historian, but also to those fascinated with cultural objects, fine art, antiques, and Scottish folklore. View more info

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The Reason Why: The Incredible Story of the Charge of the Light Brigade

By: Woodham-Smith, Cecil

Price: $5.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1954

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2206761

Condition: Very Good


Top page ridge lightly foxed.One-and-a-half inch tear to jacket rear along spine, one inch tear to jacket front along top edge, jacket spine-head chipped. 1954 Hard Cover. 292 pp. Nothing in British campaign history has ever equalled the tragic farce that was the Charge of the Light Brigade. In this fascinating study, Cecil Woodham-Smith shows that responsibility for the fatal mismanagement of the affair rested with the Earls of Cardigan and Lucan, brothers-in-law and sworn enemies for more than thirty years. In revealing the combination of pride and obstinacy that was to prove so fatal, the a... View more info

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Mary Chestnut's Civil War

By: Woodward, C. Vann

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1981

Seller ID: 2194920

Condition: Near Fine


Ink markings on front paste-down endpaper.Tape along bottom edge of jacket, jacket toned, jacket edges rubbed, half-inch tear on top of jacket spine, one-inch tear to top rear of jacket. 1981 Hard Cover. lviii, 886 pp. The cast of characters that her journals endowed with such vigorous life and reality includes slaves and brown half-brothers, poor whites and sandhillers, common soldiers and solid yeomen, as well as the elite of government, army, and society who thronged her drawing room daily. In Mary Chestnut's Civil War, C. Vann Woodward provides the first full and reliable edition of the j... View more info

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Mary Chestnut's Civil War

By: Woodward, C. Vann

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Quality Paperback Book Club: 1995

Seller ID: 2207196

Condition: Good


Sticker adhesive to rear wrapper, page corners lightly dog-eared. 1995 Trade Paperback. lviii, 886 pp. The cast of characters that her journals endowed with such vigorous life and reality includes slaves and brown half-brothers, poor whites and sandhillers, common soldiers and solid yeomen, as well as the elite of government, army, and society who thronged her drawing room daily. In Mary Chestnut's Civil War, C. Vann Woodward provides the first full and reliable edition of the journals, making use of surviving parts of four manuscript versions. He restores significant passages from the origin... View more info

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British Foreign Policy in the Second World War (History of the Second World War United Kingdom Military Series)

By: Woodward, Llewellyn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO): 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205547

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Hinges slightly shaken. 1962 Hard Cover. lv, 592 pp. 8vo. An account of British foreign policy during World War II, issued as part of the official history of the United Kingdom in the conflict. View more info

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Meet General Grant

By: Woodward, W.E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Horace Liveright: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2187003

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Slight foxing, ink stamp on rear paste-down endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 512 pp. A biography of the Civil War general who later became a U.S. President. Frontispiece and 19 illustrations included. View more info

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Hospital Days: Reminiscence of a Civil War Nurse

By: Woolsey, Jane Stuart

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Edinborough Press: 2001

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2206399

ISBN: 1889020095

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Two ink stamps. 2001 Trade Paperback. 134 pp. The story of Jane Stuart Woolsey;s service as Superintendent of Nurses at the Fairfax Seminary Hospital during the Civil War offers insights into the role of women in our nation s greatest conflict and the beginnings of the nursing profession.Keywords: MILITARY AMERICAN CIVIL WAR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY MEMOIR NURSE MEDICAL MEDICINE FAIRFAX SEMINARY View more info

Image for Impact: The Army Air Forces' Confidential Picture History of World War II in Eight Books - Complete Set

Impact: The Army Air Forces' Confidential Picture History of World War II in Eight Books - Complete Set

By: World War II Leaders and Journalists

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Air Force Historical Foundation / James Parton and Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201679

Condition: Near Fine


First editions. Vol. 6 spine a bit toned, common with these volumes. Original receipts for each individual volume laid in, showing that the original owner purchased these for $13 each in the early 1980s (a total of over $300 in today's money). Complete in eight hardcover volumes. Black & white photographic covers. A detailed pictorial account of the aerial portion of World War II, based on declassified records. Includes fourteen retrospective essays by WWII leaders and journalists. View more info

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Impact: The Army Air Forces' Confidential Picture History of World War II in Eight Books - Complete Set

By: World War II Leaders and Journalists; McPherson, John B.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Air Force Historical Foundation / James Parton and Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291466

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Large Hardcover. Complete in eight hardcover volumes. Black-and-white photographic covers. A detailed pictorial account of the aerial portion of World War II, based on declassified records. Includes fourteen retrospective essays by WWII leaders and journalists. View more info

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The World's Work Second War Manual: The Conduct of War

By: World's Work Magazine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1774504

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1914 Hard Cover. 120 pp., plus numerous ads. 8vo. Red cloth, black titles, color picture plate of Lord Kitchener mounted on front board. CONTENTS: The Rush to Paris; The Russian Campaign; Tommy Atkins in the Field; England's Indian Army; With a Prussian Dragoon Regiment; The Men Behind the French Guns; Turcos and the Legion; Campaigning with the Russians; The Day's Work of a Soldier; Kitchener in Action; The System of the German Army; Atrocities in War; Kiao-Chau; Canada's Part in the War; England's Control of the Sea; What a Modern Sea Figh... View more info