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Bentley | 24010 comments This will be a thread dedicated to Keegan's sources for The First World War.

The First World War by John Keegan John KeeganJohn Keegan


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER ONE:

1. Hitler  A Study in Tyranny by Alan BullockAlan Bullock

2. The Holocaust by Martin GilbertMartin Gilbert

3. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning  The Great War in European Cultural History (Canto) by Jay WinterJay Winter

4. Courage Remembered: The Story Behind the Construction and Maintenance of the Commonwealth's Military Cemeteries and Memorials of the Wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 (no bookcover available on goodreads) by Edwin Gibson

5. Keegan cites personal visits to various First World War Sites. A good url which might help out with these visits is - World War I Battlefields although there are a ton of resources available:

http://www.ww1battlefields.co.uk/verd...

6. Bitter Wounds: German Victims of the Great War, 1914-1939 (no cover is available on goodreads) by Robert Weldon Whalen

7. Article "La vision allemande du soldat inconnu" - not in goodreads. Reference in French: http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/p...

8. Article "La guerre et le deuil chez les femmes francaises" - I was able to provide a translation of sorts: (not sure I follow the basic premise of the article though)
http://translate.google.com/translate...



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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER ONE CONTINUED:

9. History of the Balkans, Vol. 1  Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (The Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publication Series, No. 12) by Barbara JelavichBarbara Jelavich

and

History of the Balkans, Vol. 2  Twentieth Century (The Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publication Series, No. 12) by Barbara JelavichBarbara Jelavich

10. The Coming of the First World War (Clarendon Paperbacks) by Robert John Weston EvansRobert John Weston Evans

11. Austria, Including Hungary, Transylvania, Dalmatia, and Bosnia by Karl BaedekerKarl Baedeker

12. Humanity in Warfare (no cover available) by Geoffrey Best

13. Article Men Against Fire - not in goodreads: you can get the full article here:
http://www.jstor.org/pss/2538635

14. The book Fighting Troops of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is not available in goodreads.

15. The Rules of the Game   Jutland and British Naval Command by Andrew Gordon Andrew Gordon



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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER TWO:

1. The Mask of Command by John Keegan John KeeganJohn Keegan - It appears that Keegan used the same research for this book.

2. The Making of Strategy by Alvin Bernstein: at first I was not able to find this in goodreads - but then found it later:
The Making of Strategy  Rulers, States, and War by MacGregor KnoxMacGregor Knox - It is not listed in goodreads with Bernstein being the primary author, etc. - but MacGregor Knox; also Keegan used Herwig's "Strategic Uncertainties of a Nation State: Prussia-Germany, 1871 - 1918"

3. War in the Middle Ages by Philippe ContaminePhilippe Contamine

4. Lifeblood of War  Logistics in Armed Conflict by Julian Thompson Julian ThompsonJulian Thompson

5. Franco-Prussian War by Michael HowardMichael Howard

6. The Military Staff: Its History and Development - there is no cover available in goodreads - by James Donald Hittle

7. The Destruction of Lord Raglan (Wordsworth Military Library) by Christopher HibbertChristopher Hibbert

8. The March to the Marne  The French Army 1871-1914 by Douglas Porch Douglas PorchDouglas Porch

9. The Evolution of Diplomatic Method, by Harold NicolsonHarold Nicolson

10. The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918  With a New Preface by Stephen KernStephen Kern

11. The Strategy of the Decisive Weight by Sullivan - not found in goodreads. I did find it on google:
http://books.google.com/books?id=C0cu...

12. War Plans of the Great Powers, 1880-1914 - there is no bookcover available in goodreads by Paul M. Kennedy - There were quite a few excerpts taken from this book that Keegan references including one by N. Stone (Moltke and Conrad) and one by J. McDermot (The Revolution in British Military Thinking from the Boer War to the Moroccan Crisis) and one by L. Turner (The Significance of the Shlieffen Plan); also by S. Williamson (Joffre Reshapes French Strategy)

13. The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848-1918 (History of Modern Europe) by A.J.P. TaylorA.J.P. Taylor

14. Schlieffen Plan: Critique of a Myth - there is no cover available in goodreads - Keegan used this book extensively in Chapter Two as a reference - by Gerhard Ritter

15. The Politics of the Prussian Army  1640-1945 (Galaxy Books) by Gordon A. CraigGordon A. Craig

16. Military Operations France and Belgium, .1915 - there is no goodreads book cover available - by James E. Edmonds - it was actually published first in 1928 I believe - there appear to be different versions - possibly for different years of the war - check with the Imperial War Museum

17. Moltke, Schlieffen, and Prussian War Planning - this is another edition which does not have a cover available in goodreads - by Arden Bucholz

18. The Development of Military Thought  The Nineteenth Century by Azar Gat by Azar Gat

19. Les Armees francaises dans la grande guerre - Paris
This is a French resource of course - not on goodreads: I did find this link if you would like to read this in French: http://www.priceminister.com/offer/bu...

20. The Ideology of the Offensive  Military Decision Making and the Disasters of 1914 (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) by Jack SnyderJack L. Snyder - I found this source; I believe that Keegan in his bibliography got the author's name wrong; I found it on Amazon as well and the author is from Cornell so I think Keegan's bibliography is incorrect: http://www.amazon.com/Ideology-Offens...

21. Bayonets Before Bullets  The Imperial Russian Army, 1861-1914 (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies) by Bruce W. MenningBruce W. Menning

22. Planning for War Against Russia and Serbia - there is no cover available on goodreads - by Graydon A. Tunstall

23. The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War (Princeton Studies in International History and Politics) by David G. HerrmannDavid G. Herrmann

24. Military Effectiveness - there is no bookcover available on goodreads - by Williamson Murray Keegan is referencing within this book a section by J. Gooch (Italy During the First World War)


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER THREE

1. Hapsburg and Hohenzollern Empires in the 17th and 18th Centuries - there is no bookcover available on goodreads - by C A Macartney

2. The Road to Sarajevo - there is not bookcover available on goodreads - by Vladimir Dedijer

3. History of the Balkans, Vol. 1  Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (The Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publication Series, No. 12) by Barbara JelavichBarbara Jelavich

4. History of the Balkans, Vol. 2  Twentieth Century (The Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publication Series, No. 12) by Barbara JelavichBarbara Jelavich

5. The Lions of July  Prelude to War, 1914 by William JannenWilliam Jannen

6. There does not appear to be a goodreads entry for The Annual Register, 1914. This url references the Annual Registers:
http://annualregister.chadwyck.co.uk/...

7. August 1914. Geschichte. by Barbara W. Tuchman Barbara W. TuchmanBarbara W. Tuchman

8. The Origins of the War of 1914 by Luigi AlbertiniLuigi Albertini

9. Planning for War Against Russia and Serbia - there is no bookcover available in goodreads - by Graydon A. Tunstall

10. A Short History of World War I. - there is no bookcover available on goodreads - by James Edward, Sir, Comp. Edmonds


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER FOUR

1. An ambassador's memoirs - there is no bookcover available on goodreads - by Maurice Paleologue

2. Victory Must Be Ours  Germany in the Great War, 1914-1918 by Laurence MoyerLaurence Moyer

3. Vingt jours de guerre aux temps héroïques: carnet de route d'un commandant ... By A Grasset - there is no goodreads entry - I did find the book in French on google: here is the link if you speak and read French -
http://books.google.com/books?id=t5Ob...

4. The Coming of the First World War (Clarendon Paperbacks) by Robert John Weston EvansRobert John Weston Evans - Some of the sources in Keegan's bibliography are not cited properly - in this case - the above is the book he is referring to and specifically a section in the book by R. Cobb titled "France and the Coming of War"

5. Fritz: The World War I Memoir of a German Lieutenant - there is no book cover available on goodreads - by Fritz Nagel

6. Voices from the Great War by Peter VansittartPeter Vansittart

7. This book was not found in goodreads - I did find 1914-1918 Voices and Images of the Great War by Lyn MacdonaldLyn Macdonald
Also, in Amazon..I did find the book cited: "The Days of Hope" by Lyn Macdonald - here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/1914-Days-Hope-... - it appears that there are some used copies available

8. Liaison, 1914 by E. Spears was not found in goodreads either. I did find it listed on Amazon and there are some used books available - http://www.amazon.com/Liaison-1914-Ed...

9. Je serai soldat: Alphabet militaire- there is no cover available - by Papa

10. ADVANCE FROM MONS 1914  The Experiences of a German Infantry Officer (Helion Library of the Great War) by Walter BloemWalter Bloem


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER FOUR CONT'D.


11. Infantry Attacks by Field Marshall Erwin RommelField Marshall Erwin Rommel


12. I did not find the next one in goodreads: "The World War I Sourcebook" by P. Haythornthwaite; I found it on alibris: http://www.alibris.com/search/books/q...

13. August 1914. Geschichte. by Barbara W. Tuchman Barbara W. TuchmanBarbara W. Tuchman

14. S. Williamson, "Joffre Reshapes French Strategy: 1911 - 1913" in the following book: The War Plans of the Great Powers - there is no bookcover in goodreads for this work - by Paul M. Kennedy

15. The Laws of War  Constraints on Warfare in the Western World by Michael HowardMichael Howard

16. A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium by Hugh GibsonHugh Gibson

17. Histories Of Two Hundred And Fifty-One Divisions Of The German Army Which Participated In the War (1914-1918) by Records Of Intelligence Section Records Of Intelligence SectionRecords Of Intelligence Section Records Of Intelligence Section

18. Facing Armageddon  The First World War Experienced (Pen & Sword Paperback) by Peter H. LiddlePeter H. Liddle - Keegan is actually citing a section by M. Derez called "The Flames of Louvain"which is supposedly part of the Liddle book

19. Rites of Spring   The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age by Modris EksteinsModris Eksteins

20. The Campaign of the Marne by Sewell TyngSewell Tyng


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER FOUR CONT'D:

21. I could not find this next one in goodreads at all: "Ludendorff" by D. Goodspeed; found this in Amazon with a more dubious title: http://www.amazon.com/Ludendorff-Geni...

22. I could not find this one either in goodreads: "Purnell's History of the First World War" by C. Duffy - I really do not know where you could get ahold of this - it appears to be in various volumes (eleven of them)-
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia... and Keegan does not cite which one or ones he used.


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER FOUR CONT'D:

23. ARMY OF FREDERICK THE GREAT (SECOND EDITION) by Christopher Duffy Christopher DuffyChristopher Duffy - It looks like Keegan has the title of this book wrong. This is the one that I believe he means.

24. Battlefields Of The World War, Western And Southern Fronts  A Study In Military Geography by Douglas Wilson JohnsonDouglas Wilson Johnson
This is another book not cited correctly by Keegan; the correct title and book that should be cited is added here.

25. The March to the Marne  The French Army 1871-1914 by Douglas Porch Douglas PorchDouglas Porch

26. This work is in German but is available:
http://translate.google.com/translate... - Der Weltkreig

27. To Lose a Battle  France 1940 by Alistair Horne Alistair HorneAlistair Horne

28. La Revanche not found in goodreads: - This is the book's correct information

29. Military Operations France and Belgium, 1914 - there is no bookcover available in goodreads - James E. Edmonds

30. Mons: The Retreat to Victory by John Terraine - another one not cited with complete title (no cover available)

31. Life's Handicap by Rudyard Kipling Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling

32. Tannenberg  Clash of Empires 1914 (Cornerstones of Military History) (Cornerstones of Military History) by Dennis E. ShowalterDennis E. Showalter - Keegan does not cite complete titles


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER FOUR CONT'D

33. Der Marnefeldzug 1914 - (there is no cover in goodreads) - by Kuhl Hermann Joseph Von

34. Tickled to Death to Go  The Memoirs of a Cavalryman in World War 1 by Richard Van EmdenRichard Van Emden


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Bentley | 24010 comments 35. Little Field Marshal  A Life of Sir John French by Richard  Holmes Richard  HolmesRichard Holmes

36. Biography of the Late Marshal Foch - there is no bookcover available from goodreads - by George Aston

37. Die Sendung von Oberstleutnants Hentsch by Muller - not found in goodreads; found the book in German (German script no less) on google: http://books.google.com/books?id=qqKb...

38. Hood Battalion by Leonard SellersLeonard Sellers


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Bentley | 24010 comments 39. History Of The Great War A  1914-1918 by C.R.M.F. CruttwellC.R.M.F. Cruttwell

40. Fidelity & honour: The Indian Army from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century - there is no cover available on goodreads - by S.L. Menezes

41.Deutsche Rustungspolitik 1860-1980 - there is no bookcover available - by Michael Geyer

42. Ernst Junger and Germany  Into the Abyss, 1939-45 by Thomas R. NevinThomas R. Nevin

43. Ypern 1914 - there is no bookcover available on goodreads - by Im Auftrag des Reichsarchivs

44. A Short History of World War I. - there is no bookcover available - by James Edward, Sir, Comp. Edmonds

45. [image error]Jay Winter


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER FIVE

1. Eastern Front 1914-1917 by Norman StoneNorman Stone

2. Military Effectiveness - there is no bookcover available - by Williamson Murray

3. The German High Command at War  Hindenburg and Ludendorff and the First World War by Robert B. AspreyRobert B. Asprey


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER FIVE CONT'D.

4. For Flight in Winter by John Clinton Adams (published in 1942), I could only find this:
http://catalog.dclibrary.org/vufind/R...
This book was not listed in goodreads.

5. The Army of Francis Joseph by Gunther RothenbergGunther Rothenberg - Here there were variations from the bibliography of Keegan in terms of title and author. Minute Epics of Flight by Lumen Winter

6. Landscape And Memory by Simon Schama Simon SchamaSimon Schama

The remainder of the books cited for Chapter 5 were either cited before for previous chapters and/or not found.


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER FIVE CONT'D.

4. For Flight in Winter by John Clinton Adams (published in 1942), I could only find this:
http://catalog.dclibrary.org/vufind/R...
This book was not listed in goodreads.

5. The Army of Francis Joseph by Gunther RothenbergGunther Rothenberg - Here there were variations from the bibliography of Keegan in terms of title and author.

6. Landscape And Memory by Simon Schama Simon SchamaSimon Schama

The remainder of the books cited for Chapter 5 were either cited before for previous chapters and/or not found.


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER SIX

1. The Fortress in the Age of Vauban and Frederick the Great, 1680-1789 - no cover available on goodreads - by Christopher DuffyChristopher Duffy

2. The Face of Battle by John Keegan John KeeganJohn Keegan

3. I did not find the next book on goodreads; Field Entrenchments by E. Solano - but I found the book on google. Here is the link for those of you who are interested:
http://books.google.com/books?id=1R8W...

4. The War the Infantry Knew, 1914-1918 by J.C. DunnJ.C. Dunn

5. If Germany Attacks  The Battle in Depth in the West (West Point Military Library) by Graeme Chamley WynneGraeme Chamley Wynne

6. Trench fighting, 1914-18 - no cover available on goodreads - by Charles Messenger

7. The Sepoy and the Raj (Studies in Military & Strategic History) by David E. OmissiDavid E. Omissi

8. Bloody Eleventh Vol.3 1914-1969 - no cover available on goodreads and Keegan cited Volume III - by W. J. P Aggett

9. A Serious Disappointment  The Battle of Aubers Ridge, 1915 & the Subsequent Munitions Scandal by Adrian BristowAdrian Bristow


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER SEVEN

1. Germany 1866-1945 (History of Modern Europe) by Gordon A. CraigGordon A. Craig

2. The Rulers of German Africa, 1884-1914 (Language Science and National Development) by L. GannL. Gann

3. The Great War in Africa, 1914-1918 by Byron FarwellByron Farwell

4. A Naval History of World War I by Paul G. HalpernPaul G. Halpern

5. Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I by John E. (editor) MooreJohn E. (editor) Moore

6. Great War at Sea  1914-1918 by Richard HoughRichard Hough

7. A matter of honour - there is no cover available on goodreads - by Philip Mason

8. The imperial gazetteer of India - no cover available - by Sir William Wilson Hunter; however, I believe that the bibliography was referring to the following which I found in The Digital South Asia Library - quite a fascinating source of information. Here there are in digital format all 26 volumes. It appears that the source Keegan was researching was volume IV.

Here is this wonderful link:

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/ga...


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Bentley | 24010 comments CHAPTER SEVEN - CONT'D.

Note: I have cited sources once; if a source was mentioned before and was cited previously, I do not cite it again. Additionally, Keegan's bibliography is quite sketchy, incorrect titles, authors, etc. - so sometimes even with some research the titles could not be found; in other cases I got lucky. Also, some of these sources especially articles are not readily available or should I say easily available and I was not able to find them.

9. Churchill  A Life by Martin GilbertMartin Gilbert

10. The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire by Alan Warwick PalmerAlan Warwick Palmer


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