WWI Books and Films Recommended by Symposium Speakers

Nov 05, 2014

As we commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Great War, if you're looking to refresh your understanding of the conflict, here are some books and films recommended by the speakers at our recent symposium:


The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, Christopher Clark

War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War, William Philpott

The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931, Adam Tooze (to be released November 13, 2014)

The Great War and Modern Memory, Paul Fussell

Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography, Robert Graves

A Nightingale in the Trenches, Mary Louise Rochester Roderick

Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women Workers of the First World War, Carrie Brown

The Great War: the Kingdom of Belgium in the First World War, Sophie de Schaepdrijver (not available in English)

Dutch: De Groote Oorlog: het Koninkrijk België in de Eerste Wereldoorlog, Amsterdam: Atlas, 1997, repr. 2014.

French translation:  La Belgique et la Première Guerre Mondiale, Frankfurt, Peter Lang, 2004.

Mobilizing Nature: The Environmental History of War and Militarization in Modern France, Chris Pearson, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2012

Over Here: The First World War and American Society (US home front during the war), David M. Kennedy

Remembering War the American Way, G. Kurt Piehler


All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, and 1979 with Richard Thomas)

The Lost Battalion (one from 1919, but 1962 version is better)

The Fighting 69th (1940)

Sergeant York (1941)

African Queen (1951)

Gallipoli (1981)

Flyboys (2006)

Red Baron (1908)

Happy reading/viewing!


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