I have been offered the chance to study for an MA if I can get Funding.


First donations over the course fees will be spent on books

At the end of the course I will donate a collection of relics, including the Vickers, to a museum in Folkestone

MA in the History of Britain in the First World War
Recommended preliminary reading
* denotes particularly useful texts
NB: You are not expected to have read everything on this list by the time the course starts!
General texts
J.M. Bourne, Britain and the First World War (1989)*
Cyril Falls, The First World War (1960)
Adrian Gregory, A War of Peoples (2014)
John Horne, A Companion to World War I (Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)*
Michael Howard, The First World War (2002)
Lawrence Sondhaus, World War One: The Global Revolution ( 2011)
Gary Sheffield, Forgotten Victory (2001 – e-book August 2014)*
David Stevenson, 1914-18 (2004)*
Hew Strachan (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of the First world War, new edition (2014)
Matthias Strohn, (ed.), World War I Companion (Osprey, 2013).

Specialist studies
Holger Afflerbach and David Stevenson, (eds.) An Improbable War? The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture Before 1914 (2007)
Stephen Badsey, The British Army in Battle and its Image (2009)
Ian Beckett & Keith Simpson, A Nation in Arms (1985)
Stephen Broadberry and Mark Harrison, The Economics of World War I (2005)
Hugh Cecil and Peter Liddle (eds.), Facing Armageddon (1996)
Roger Chickering and Stig Förster, (eds.), Great War, Total War: Combat and Motivation on the Western Front, 1914–1918 (2000)
Andrew Gordon, The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command (1996)
Susan R. Grayzel, Women and the First World War (2002).
Adrian Gregory, The Last Great War (2008)
Paul G. Halpern, A Naval History of World War I (London: UCL Press, 1994)
Richard F. Hamilton and Herger H. Herwig, Decisions for War, 1914-1917 (2004)
E.R. Hooton, War over the Trenches (2009)
Alan Kramer, Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War (2007)
Spencer Jones, From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902-1914 (2012)
Annika Mombauer, The Origins of the First World War: Diplomatic and Military Documents (2013)
John H. Morrow, Jr The Great War in the Air: Military Aviation from 1909 to 1921 (1993)
William Philpott, Bloody Victory (2009)
Robin Prior, Gallipoli: The End of the Myth (2009)
Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson, Command on the Western Front (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992),
David Reynolds, The Long Shadow (2013)
Gary Sheffield, Forgotten Victory (2001 – e-book August 2014)
Gary Sheffield & Dan Todman (eds.) Command and Control on the Western Front (2004)
Gary Sheffield, The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army (2011)
Peter Simkins, Kitchener’s Army (1988)
Alan G.V. Simmonds, Britain and World War One (2012),
David Stevenson, With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 (2011)
John Terraine, Douglas Haig the Educated Soldier (1963)
Dan Todman in the Great War: Myth and Memory (2005).
Charles Townshend, When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914–1921, (2011)
Alexander Watson, Ring of Steel (2014)
J.M. Winter, The Great War and the British People (1986)

First World War History needs YOUR Donation.


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