One hundred years on from its outbreak in 1914, public interest in the events of the First World War has never been greater. The history of the Great War has always been at the heart of Pen and Sword, ever since we published our first book 25 years ago; the Barnsley Pals – a study of our two local Pals battalions, and the first in a very popular and ongoing series looking at similar battalions from other areas of the UK.
Since then, Pen and Sword Books has grown enormously, and we now have an unrivalled list of Great War titles which continues to grow in the lead up to the Centenary, covering the tragic yet often glorious events of 'the war to end all wars'.
Pen and Sword really does have the Great War covered! Our comprehensive list of available and forthcoming titles boasts memoirs, biographies and diaries of notable figures and individual men, in the trenches as well as in the air and at sea. The home front is also well documented, with specialist titles looking at subjects such as war espionage, conscientious objectors and the role of women.
Our superb range of battlefield guide books are written by expert authors including Major and Mrs Holt, who were recently presented with the WW1 Centenary Medal for their contribution to Remembrance Tourism, and provide a perfect companion for visitors to the battlefields of the Western Front and beyond, but can similarly be enjoyed by the armchair historian.
By 2018, 100 years on from the Armistice, Pen and Sword will boast close to 1,000 Great War titles in print. Many of our authors are active members of the Western Front Association, with whom Pen and Sword has enjoyed a happy working relationship over the last 25 years.
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