One of the most frequent questions I am asked is 'what book should I read?'. This part of the site is an attempt to answer a question like that by providing a series of themed reading lists or bibliographies. In all cases the selection of books is mine, but it is based on many years of studying the Great War, so I hope a few of you find the lists of use. Using the Book Dealers/Publishers section on the Links page, you should be able to find them, as well as read about them here!

Any questions let me know.

Paul Reed

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 Classic Memoirs of the First World War
Books about the Battle of the Somme
Books about the Ypres Salient
More to follow shortly!

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