Recommended First World War Reading List
Recommending the best of Canadian War Fiction, in an effort to understand our First World War 100th Remembrance Day Tour in all of it's fascinating depth.
In light of the 4-Year World War I Centennial, with such a diverse battlefield community to reach out to, there’s no better time to put together a recommended reading list to prepare for our growing group of Battlefield Tours travellers.
Here is a comprehensive list of the books we think are fantastic reads to read in light of the Centennial Remembrance:
Aleta Dey - By Francis Marion Beynon.
This auto biographic nocel convey's a Manitoban womans struggles with changin social convnetions. All Else is Folly: A Tale of War and Passion - By: Peregrine Acland. "No more vivid a picture has been painted of what the war meannt to the average soldier" - Prime Minister Robert Borden Generals Die in Bed - By: Charles Yale Harrison The author, Harrison, recounts his controversial views of his experience fighting for the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The novel is often compared to Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. The Wars - By: Timothy Findley Often quoted as "The finest historical novel ever written by a Canadian" The Wars tells a story of how the war robbed 19 year old Robert Ross of his innocence.
The Guns of August – B. Tuchman
The World Undone – Meyer
Stor of Steel – Ernst Junger
Vimy – Pierre Berton
A History of the World War – BH Liddell Hart
German Army at the Somme Pass – Jack Sheldon
At the Sharp Edge – Tim Cook
The Great War: A Combat History – Peter Hart
Somme Success – Peter Hart
Bloody April – Peter Hart
Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy & Ops in the Great War – Robert Doughty
Hundred Days: The End of the Great War – Nick Lloyd
Wounded: A new History of the Western Front in WW1 – Emily Mayhew
A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of WW1 & the Collapse of the Habsbury Empire – Geoffrey Wawro
The Zimmerman Affair – Barbra Tuchman
Generals Die in Bed – Charles Y Harrison
The Still Will Diaries
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
The First World War – Martin Gilbert
Make the Kaiser Dance – Henry Berry
Eastern Front – Norman Stone
Harlem Hellfighters – Max Brookes (Graphic Novel)
Hardcore History: WW1 Blueprint for Armageddon – Dan Carlin (Podcast)
Paris 1919: 6 Months That Changed the World – Margaret Macmillan
Goodbye to All That – Robert Graves
Testament of Youth - Vera Brittain
Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 – Max Hastings
Tom Woods Show: WW1 Week - Tom Woods (Podcast)
Sleepwalkers – Christopher Clark
By: Samantha Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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