Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

Memoirs, Diaries and Biographies

Diane Atkinson, Elsie and Mairi Go to War

Louis Barthas, Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918

Archibald Baxter, We Will Not Cease

Alan Bishop (ed), Letters From A Lost Generation: the First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends

Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War

Mary Borden, The Forbidden Zone: A Nurse’s Impressions of the First World War

Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth

Frances Cluett (Bill Rompkey and Bert Riggs, ed), Your Daughter Fanny: The War Letters of Frances Cluett, VAD

Katherine Dewar, Those Splendid Girls: The Heroic Service of Prince Edward Island Nurses in the Great War

Katherine Dewar, Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine

Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That

Jennifer Hobhouse Balme, Agent of Peace: Emily Hobhouse and Her Courageous Attempt to End the First World War

Ernst Jünger, Storm of Steel (Stahlgewittern)

Katrina Kirkwood, The Mystery of Isabella and the String of Beads

Ellen La Motte, The Backwash of War

Dorothy Lawrence, Sapper Dorothy Lawrence

Alan Livingstone MacLeod, Rinks to Regiments: Hockey Hall-of-Famers and the Great War

M A Lossl, Mizpah Cousins: Life, love and perilous predicaments during the Great War era

Susan Mann (ed), The War Diary of Clare Gass, 1915-1918

Debbie Marshall, Give Your Other Vote to the Sister: A Woman’s Journey into the Great War

Debbie Marshall, Firing Lines, Three Canadian Women Write the First World War

Lindsay Mattick, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Brian D McInnes, Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow

Andrea McKenzie (ed), War-Torn Exchanges: The Lives and Letters of Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes

Louise Miller, A Fine Brother: The Life of Captain Flora Sandes

Irene Rathbone, We That Were Young

Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Siegfried Sassoon, Sherston’s Progress

Angela Smith (ed), Women’s Writing of the First World War

Diana Souhami, Edith Cavell

Edith Wharton, Fighting France: from Dunkerque to Belport

Katharine Wilson-Simmie, Lights Out! The Memoir of Nursing Sister Kate Wilson, Canadian Army Medical Corps, 1915 – 1917


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