This podcast is the product of many sources from many different authors and historians. Below is a list of the sources used so far in the episodes.


A World Undone: The Story of the Great War 1914-1918 by G.J. Meyer
The First World War by John Keegan
The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War by Peter Hart
The Great War and the Making of the Modern World by Jeremy Black
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion by Adam Hochschild
The Great War: Perspectives on the First World War edited by Robert Crowley
The Real War: 1914-1918 by Captain B.H. Liddell Hart
1916: A Global History by Keith Jeffrey
Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War 1 by Alexander Watson

July Crisis

The War that Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings

Eastern Front

The Eastern Front: 1914-1917 by Norman Stone
The Brusilov Offensive by Timothy Dowling
War Land on the Eastern Front Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation In World War 1 by Vejas Liulevicius

General Western Front

Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War by Robert Doughty

Italian Front

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1918 by Mark Thompson
Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign: The Italian Front 1915-1918 by John MacDonald and Zilinko Cimpric
Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great War by John R. Schindler
Discipline in the Italian Army 1915-1918 by Vanda Wilcox
Italy and the War in the Adriatic by Renato Sicurezza
Morale and Discipline in the Italian Army, 1915-1918 by John Gooch
Morale and Battlefield Performance at Caporetto, 1917 by Vanda Wilcox

War At Sea

The Great War at Sea: A Naval History of the First World War by Lawrence Sondhaus
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany and Winning the Great War at Sea by Robert K. Massie
Jutland 1916: Death in the Grey Wastes by Nigel Steel and Peter Hart
Jutland 1916: 12 Hours to Win the War by Angus Konstam
The U-Boat War: 1914-1918 by Edwyn A. Gray
The Great War at Sea: 1914 - 1918 by Richard Hough

Middle East

The Peace to End All Peace by David Fromkin
The First World War in the Middle East by Kristain Ulrichsen
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan
The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East 1908-1923 by Sean McMeekin
Cavalry, Firepower, and Swords: The Australian Light Horse and the Tactical Lessons of Cavalry Operations in Palestine, 1916-1918 by Jean Bou
Chemical Warfare and the Palestine Campaign, 1916–19181 by Yighal Sheffy
General Allenby and the campaign of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, June 1917 November 1919
The World War I Campaigns of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and T.E. Lawrence: A Comparison of Two Types of Guerrilla Warfare by Harold Coker Stevens
The Battle of Palestine 1917 by John D. Grainger


The Hunger War: Food, Rations, and Rationing 1914-1918 by Matthew Richardson
Devil's Chariots by John Glanfield
The Great War in the Air: Military Aviation from 1909-1921 by John H. Morrow Jr.
Gallipoli by Peter Hart
Trains to the Trenches by Andrew Roden
The Berlin-Baghad Express by Sean McMeekin
The Great Train Race by Allan Mitchell
The Tank Battles of World War 1 by Bryan Cooper
Admirals versus Generals: The War Aims of the Imperial German Navy, 1914-1918 by Holder Herwig
Unity of Command among the Central Powers by Hermann Von Kuhl
The Generals and the Downfall of the German Monarchy 1917-1918 by E. Eyck
Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of war in Imperial Germany by Isabel V. Hull
** Between Mutiny and Obedience** by Leonard V. Smith
Breaking Point of the French Army: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 by David Murphy
The Great War and China’s Military Expedition Plan by Xu Guoqi
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History by John M. Barry
Britain's Chinese Labor Corps in World War I by Nicholas J. Griffin
Information Warfare in World War I by Jonathan Reed Winkler
The Invisible Weapon: Telecommunications and International Politics, 1851-1945 by Daniel R. Headrick
An Imperial Home-Front: Punjab and the First World War by Tan Tai-Yong
Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I by Jonathan Reed Winkler

Easter Rising

The Rising Ireland: Easter 1916 by Fearghal McGarry
Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion by Charles Townshend
The Reaction of Irish Officers in the British Army to the Easter Rising of 1916 by Jane Leonard
Between Trauma and Triumphalism: The Easter Rising, The Somme, and the Crux of Deep Memory in Modern Ireland by Guy Beiner


The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 by Alistair Horne
German Strategy and the Path to Verdun by Robert T. Foley
Verdun: The Lost History of the most Important Battle of World War 1 by John Mosier
Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War by Paul Jankowski


The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front by Peter Hart
The Somme by Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson
The First Day on the Somme by Martin Middlebrook
Somme by Lyn MacDonald
Through German Eyes: The British and the Somme 1916 by Christopher Duffy
The German Army on the Somme: 1914-1916 by Jack Sheldon
Three Armies on the Somme by William Philpott
The British Air Campaign During the Battle of the Somme April-November 1916: A Pyrrhic Victory by Thomas Bradbeer
Zero Hour: First Day on the Somme by Andrew Roberts


From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform in the British Army, 1902-1914 by Spencer Jones
British Cavalry on the Western Front 1916-1918 by David Kenyon
Fire and the Sword: The British Army and the Arme Blanche Controversy 1871-1921 by Stephen Badsey
The Last Hurrah: Cavalry on the Western Front, August-September 1914 by
The Boer War and British Cavalry Doctrine: A Re-Evaluation by Stephen Badsey
Smile and Carry On - Canadian Cavalry on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Stephanie E. Potter


At What Cost?: Spanish Neutrality in the First World War by Carolyn S. Lowry
The Great War and the Crisis of Liberalism in Spain, 1916-1917 by Francisco J. Romero Salvado
Spain and the First World War: Neutrality and Crisis by Francisco J. Romero Salvado


Denmark during the First World War by Bent Bludnikow
Between the Sea Power and the Land Power: Scandanavia and the Coming of the First World War by Patrick Salmon
Sweden's Food Supply by Axel Robert Nordvall
The Baltic and British Diplomacy Before the First World War by David W. Sweet
Unity and Divergence: Scandanavian Internationalism 1914-1921 by Karen Gram-Skjoldager and Oyvind Tonnesson
Trade, Ships, and the Neutrality of the Netherlands in the First World War by Marc Frey

Romanian Front

The Romanian Battlefront in World War 1 by Glenn Torrey
Romania and the Belligerents 1914-1916 by Glenn E. Torrey
Indifference and Mistrust: Russian-Romanian Collaboration in the Campaign of 1916 by Glenn Toreey
Romania in the First World War: The Years of Neutrality, 1914-1916 by V. N. Vinogradov
Hindenburg, Ludendorff, and Rumania by Martin Kitchen
For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918 by Richard Bassett

Russian Revolution

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes
Revolutionary Russia: 1891-1991 by Orlando Figes
The End of Tsarist Russia by Dominic Lieven
The Failure of Rural Policy in Russia, February-October 1917 by Graeme J. Gill
The Breakup of the Anglo-Russia Alliance: The Question of Supply in 1917 by Keith E. Neilson
The Russian Revolution and the German Social Democratic Party in 1917 by John L. Snell
The First Russian Revolution by William Henry Chamberlain
The Russian General Staff and the June 1917 Offensive by Robert S. Feldman
The Unanimous Revolution: Russia, February 1917 by Robert Bruce Lockhart
The Russian Soldier in 1917: Undisciplined, Patriotic, and Revolutionary by Marc Ferro
The Russians, The Allies, and the War, February-July 1917 by L. P. Morris
Russian Military Intelligence 1905-1917: The Untold Story behind Tsarist Russia in the First World War by Alex Marshall


French War Aims and the American Challenge, 1914-1918 by David Stevenson
A Counsel of Despair: British Strategy and War Aims, 1917-1918 by Brock Millman
The Bilateral Relationship Between Austria-Hungary and the United States from April to December 1917 by Vaclav Horcicka
The United States and the Rights of Neutrals, 1917-1918 by Alice C. Morissey
The United States Army General Staff, 1900-1917 by James Hewes
Great Britain in the United States, 1917-1918: The Turning Point by Kathleen Burk
The Zimmermann Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America's Entry into World War I by Thomas Boghardt
Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War by Elaine F. Weiss
The Deluge: The Great War, America, and the Remaking of the Global Order by Adam Tooze
The World Remade: America in World War I by G.J. Meyer
Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-1918 by Byron Farwell

Military Doctrine

French Tactical Doctrine 1870-1914 by Joseph C. Arnold
The Decisive Attack: A New Look at French Infantry Tactics on the Eve of World War 1 by Jonathan M. House
The Dynamics of Doctrine: The Changes in German Tactical Doctrine During the First World War by Timothy T. Lupfer
The Perfect Sturm Innovation and the Origins of Blitzkrieg in World War 1 by John F. O'Kane
Offensive Spending: Tactics and Procurement in the Habsburg Military, 1866-1918 by John Anthony Dredger
Military Adaptation in War by Williamson Murray
Not Glamorous, But Effective: The Canadian Corps and the Set-Piece Attack, 1917-1918 by Ian M. Brown
Perfecting War: The Organizational Sources of Doctrinal Optimization by Michael Allen Hunzeker
The Marne and After: A Reappraisal of French Strategy in the First World War by Douglas Porch
The Evolution of British Strategy and Tactics on the Western Front in 1918: GHQ, Manpower, and Technology by Tim Travers
Operational Art and the German Command System in World War I by Bradley John Meyer
Steel Against Fire: The Bayonet in the First World War by Rob Engen
The Evolution of Strategic Thinking in World War I: A Case Study of the Second Battle of the Marne by Michael S. Neiberg
Strategy in a microcosm: Processes of tactical learning in a WW1 German Infantry Division by Christian Stachelbeck


Trains to the Trenches : The Men, Locomotives and Tracks that Took the Armies to War 1914-18 by Andrew Roden
The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power by Seean McMeekin
The Great Train Race By Allan Mitchell


Tank Battles of World War 1 by Bryan Cooper
Devil's Chariots by John Glanfield


The Infantry Cannot Do with a Gun Less: The Place of the Artillery in the BEF, 1914-1918 by William Sanders Marble
The Development of French Artillery for the Offensive, 1890-1914 by Robert M. Ripperger
Artillery in the Great War by Paul Strong and Sanders Marble
The British Army's Counter-Battery Staff Office and Control of the Enemy in World War I by Albert Palazzo
The Monstrous Anger of the Guns: The Development of British Artillery Tactics 1914-1918

Air War

The Great War in the Air by John H. Morrow
The War in the Air: The Men and Their Machines by Jack Bruce
Somme Success by Peter Hart
"The Souls of Soldiers": Civilians Under Fire in First World War France by Susan R. Grayzel
First to Fly The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, The American Heroes Who Flew for France in World War I by Charles Bracelen Flood
Marked for Death The First War in the Air by James Hamilton-Patterson
The First Great Air War by Richard Townshend Bickers
The Cavalry of the Clouds? New Research in the Development and Experience of Air Power in the British Empire during the First World War by Ross Mahoney and Michael Molkentin
The Royal Naval Air Service and Anti-Submarine Warfare in the North Sea, 1917 – 1918 by Alexander Howlett
The Nervous Flyer: Nerves, Flying and the First World War by Lynsey Shaw Cobden
The Dominion of the Air: the Imperial dimension of Britain’s war in the air, 1914-1918 by Michael Molkentin
Learning to Fly: The Royal Flying Corps and the Development of Air Power by David Jordan

Third Ypres/Passchendaele

Passchendaele and the Royal Navy by Andrew A. Wiest
Passchendaele: The Untold Story by Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson
The Ghost in the Machine: The Creation of the Passchendaele Offensive, 1917 by Derek R. Bechthold
Haig's Abortive Amphibious Assault on Belgium, 1917 by Andrew West
How Myths Grow-Passchendaele by B.H. Liddell Hart
The German Army at Passchendaele by Jack Sheldon
The Evolution of British Strategy and Tactics on the Western Front in 1918: GHQ, Manpower, and Technology by Tim Travers

Medical War

A Grateful Heart: The History of a World War I Field Hospital by Michael Shay
Containing Trauma: Nursing Work in the First World War by Christine E. Hallett
Doctors in the Great War by Ian R Whitehead
Before my Helpless Sight: Suffering, Dying, and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Leo Van Bergen
The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War by Mark Harrison
Medics at War: Military Medicine from Colonial Times to the 21st Century by John T. Greenwood and F. Cliften Berry Jr.

German Spring Offensives 1918

The Kaiser's Battle by Martin Middlebrook
The Real Controller of the Battle: The Importance of Studying Tactical Battalion Command -- A Case Study by William Westerman
Sir Robert Borden, Lloyd George, and British Military Policy 1917-1918 by George L. Cook
General Ferdinand Foch and Unified Allied Command in 1918 by Elizabeth Greenhalgh
The Evolution of Strategic Thinking in WW1 Second Battle of the Marne by Michael Neiberg
Myth and Memory: Sir Douglas Haig and the Imposition of Allied Unified Command in March 1918 by Elizabeth Greenhalgh
To the Last Man: Spring 1918 by Lyn MacDonald
With Our Backs to the Wall Victory and Defeat in 1918 by David Stevenson

The 100 Days

Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I by Nick Lloyd
Tanks in the Hundred Days 1918 - A Diminishing Resource by Roger Blaber
The Day We Won the War: Turning Point at Amiens by Charles Messenger
Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I by Mitchell Yockelson
To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The Epic Battle That Ended the First World War by Edward G. Lengel

Czech Legion and Russian Civil War

The Allies and the Czech Revolt against the Bolsheviks in 1918 by J.F.N. Bradley
Seed Corn of a Future Army: The Mobilisation of the Poles and the Creation of Polish Military Formations in the First World War by Paul Latawski
The Czechoslovak Legion by George F. Kennan
The Siberian Intervention, 1918-1919 by George C. Guins
The Origins of the French Intervention in the Russian Civil War, January-May 1918: A Reappraisal by Michael Jabara Carley
The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917-1922 by Joan Mohr
Dreams of a Great Small Nation: The Mutinous Army that Threatened a Revolution, Destroyed an Empire, Founded a Republic, and Remade the Map of Europe by Kevin J. MacNamara

Armistice, Versailles, and Aftermath

"Done My Bit" British Soldiers, the 1918 Armistice, and Understanding the First World War by Alexander Nordlund
The Legend of Versailles by Kenneth R. Rossman
The United States and Germany in the Aftermath of War: I-1918-1929 by Frank Spencer
Reconstructing the Countryside of the Eastern Somme after the Great War by Hugh Clout
Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour by Joseph E. Persico
The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917–21 by Prit Buttar
A Shattered Peace Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today by David A. Andelman
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret Macmillan
Anglo-French Negotiations over the Boundaries of Palestine, 1919-1920 by John J. McTague Jr.
The Boundaries of Israel-Palestine Past, Present, and Future: A Critical Geographical View by Gideon Biger
Britain and Airpower at Versailles, 1919-1920 by Peter V. James
The British Military Administration in Palestine 1917-1920 by John J. McTague Jr.
Broken Promises of the Mandate: A Study of the Palestine Mandate Society and its Impact on the Proliferation of Zionism within Palestine and Great Britain by Brendon L. Larimore
Creating Nations, Establishing States: Ethno-Religious Heterogeneity and the British Creation of Iraq in 1919–23 by Guiditta Fontana
On the Economic Consequences of the Peace: Trade and Borders After Versailles by Nikolaus Wolf, Max-Stephan Schulze, and Hans-Christian Heinemeyer
France and the Arab Middle East, 1914-1920 by Jan Karl Tanenbaum
Mistakes and Myths: The Allies, Germany, and the Versailles Treaty, 1918–1921 by Sally Marks
Political Economics and the Weimar Disaster by Roger B. Myerson
Russia and the Versailles Conference by George Kennan (1960)
Syria and Mesopotamia in British Middle Eastern Policy in 1919 by John Fisher
The imposed gift ofVersailles:the fiscal effects of restricting the size of Germany’s armed forces,1924–9 by Max Hantke and Mark Spoerer
The Myths of Reparations by Sally Marks
The Role of Illusion in the Making of the Versailles Treaty by Bonnie Baker
Unconditional Acceptance of the Treaty of Versailles by the German Government, June 22-28, 1919** by Alma Luckau
Wilsonian Self-Determination and the Versailles Settlement by Anthony Whelan
Woodrow Wilson's Health and the Treaty Fight, 1919-1920 by Lloyd E. Ambrosius
The Zionist Debates on Partition (1919-1947) by Itzhak Galnoor
The Deluge: The Great War, America, and the Remaking of the Global Order by Adam Tooze
The United States and Germany in the Aftermath of War: I-1918-1929 by Frank Spencer
The Treaty of Versailles: A Reassessment after 75 Years Edited By Manfred F. Boemeke, Gerald D. Feldman, and Elisabeth Glaser

East Africa

General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck's East Africa Campaign: Maneuver Warfare on the Serengeti by F. Jon Nesselhuf
When Elephants Clash: A Critical Analysis of Major General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck in the East African Theater of the Great War by Thomas A. Crowson
World War I: The African Front: An Imperial War on the Dark Continent by Edward Paice

Spanish Influenza

The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 Edited by Howard Phillips and David Killingray
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 by Paul Kupperberg
America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 by Alfred W. Crosby