Military history



GEOFFREY BARRACLOUGH, History in a Changing World (Black-well, 1955).

ISAIAH BERLIN, The Hedgehog and the Fox (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1953).

MARC BLOCH, The Historian’s Craft (Manchester University Press, 1954).

HERBERT BUTTERFIELD, Man on his Past (Cambridge University Press, 1955).

P. L. GARDNER (ed.), Theories of History (Allen & Unwin, 1960).

PIETER GEYL, Debates with Historians (Meridian Books, 1958).

—— Encounters in History (Collins, 1963).

G. D. GOOCH, History and Historians in the Nineteenth Century (2nd ed.) (Longman, 1952).

J. R. HEXTER, Reappraisals in History (Longman, 1961).

—— Doing History (Allen & Unwin, 1971).

JAY LUVAAS, The Military Legacy of the Civil War (University of Chicago Press, 1959).

—— The Education of an Army (Cassell, 1965).

ARNALDO MOMIGLIANO, Studies in Historiography (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1966).

G. J. RENIER, History, Its Purpose and Method (Allen & Unwin, 1950).

ROBERT RHODES-JAMES, ‘Thoughts on Writing Military History’ in R.U.S.I. Journal, May 1966.

BERYL SMALLEY, Historians in the Middle Ages (Thames & Hudson, 1974).

STEPHEN USHER, The Historians of Greece and Rome (Hamish Hamilton, 1969).

S. WILLIAM (ed.) Essays in Modern European Historiography (University of Chicago Press, 1970).


C. T. ALLMAND, Society at War, The Experience of England and France during the Hundred Years’ War (Oliver & Boyd, 1973). (Contains a very full bibliography for the whole period.)

RICHARD BARBER, The Knight and Chivalry (Longman, 1970).

JOHN BARNIE, War in Mediaeval Society (Widenfeld & Nicolson, 1974).

MARC BLOCH, Feudal Society (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1961).

A. H. BURNE, The Agincourt War (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1956).

CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT, Agincourt (Batsford, 1964).

M. H. KEEN, The Laws of War in the Late Middle Ages (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1965).

FERDINAND LOT, L’ Art Militaire et les Armées au Moyen age (Paris: Payot, 1946).

R. A. NEWHALL, The English Conquest of Normandy, 1416–1424 (Harvard University Press, 1924).

—— Muster and Review (Harvard University Press, 1940).

SIR HARRY NICOLAS (ed.), History of the Battle of Agincourt (London, 1832).

SIR CHARLES OMAN, A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages (2nd ed.) (Methuen, 1924).

MICHAEL POWICKE, Military Obligation in Mediaeval England (O.U.P., 1962).


There is an excellent bibliography in Jac Weller’s Wellington at Waterloo (Longman, 1967), but it includes few of the British regimental histories of which there are about forty to be read. To identify them, the order of battle should be used as a key to A. S. White’sBibliography of Regimental Histories of the British Army (Society for Army Historical Research, 1965).

MARQUESS OF ANGLESEY, One-Leg, The Life and Letters of Henry William Paget (Cape, 1961).

LT-COL. NEIL BANNANTYNE, History of the Thirtieth Regiment (Liverpool: Littlebury, 1923).

ANTONY BRETT-JAMES (ed.), The Hundred Days (Macmillan, 1964).

DAVID G. CHANDLER, The Campaigns of Napoleon (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1966).

CHARLES DALTON, The Waterloo Roll Call (Arms and Armour Press, 1971).

LT-COL. C. GREENHILL GARDYNE, The Life of a Regiment (The Gordon Highlanders), (2nd ed.) (Medici Society, 1929).

RICHARD GLOVER, Peninsular Preparations, The Reform of the British Army 1795–1809 (Cambridge University Press, 1963).

HENRI HOUSSAYE, 1815, Waterloo (Black, 1900).

DAVID HOWARTH, A Near Run Thing (Collins, 1968).

LADY DE LANCEY, A Week at Waterloo (John Murray, 1906).

REV. WILLIAM LEEKE, The History of Lord Seaton’s Regiment (53rd Light Infantry) (Hatchard, 1866).

CAVALIÉ MERCER, Journal of the Waterloo Campaign (Peter Davies, 1927).

SIR CHARLES OMAN, Wellington’s Army, 1809–1814 (Methuen, 1913).

CAPTAIN WILLIAM SIBORNE, The Waterloo Campaign 1815 (Constable, 1904).

MAJOR-GENERAL H. T. SIBORNE (ed.), Waterloo Letters (Cassell, 1891).

GENERAL SIR EVELYN WOOD, Cavalry in the Waterloo Campaign (Pall Mall Press, 1897).

The Somme

A thesis written for fellowship of the Library Association, The Battle of the Somme 1916: A Bibliography, by Arthur T. E. Bray (University Microfilms Ltd., 1968) refers to almost all the published and unpublished sources in English and to the most important French and German printed sources.

BERNARD BERGONZI, Heroes’ Twilight (Constable, 1965).

CHARLES CARRINGTON, Soldier From the Wars Returning (Hutchinson, 1965).

GUY CHAPMAN, A Passionate Prodigality (McGibbon & Kee, 1965).

F. P. CROZIER, A Brass Hat in No Man’s Land (Cape, 1930).

SIR JAMES EDMONDS, Military Operations, France and Belgium 1916, vol. 1 (Macmillan, 1932).

A. H. FARRAR-HOGKLEY, The Somme (Batsford, 1964).

ROWLAND FEILDING, War Letters to a Wife (Medici Society, 1919).

V. W. GERMAINS, The Kitchener Armies (Peter Davies, 1930).

DONALD HANKEY, A Student in Arms (Andrew Melrose, 1916).

ERNST JÜNGER, Storm of Steel (Chatto & Windus, 1929).

MAJOR C. A. CUTHBERT KEESON, The History and Records of Queen Victoria’s Rifles (Constable, 1923).

B. H. LIDDELL HART, Memoirs, vol. I (Cassell, 1965).

LT-COL. J. H. LINDSAY, The London Scottish in the Great War (privately printed, 1925).

MARTIN MIDDLEBROOK, The First Day on the Somme (Allen Lane, 1971).

R. H. MOTTRAM, Journey to the Western Front (Bell, 1936).

G. A. PANIGHAS (ed.), Promise of Greatness (Cassell, 1968).

REICHSARCHIV, Schlachten des Weltkrieges: Somme-Nord 1 (Stalling: Oldenburg, 1927).

ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS, The War the Infantry Knew (P. S. King, 1938).

JOHN TERRAINE (ed.), General Jack’s Diary (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1964).

BASIL WILLIAMS, Raising and Training the New Armies (Constable, 1917).

CAPTAIN G. C. WYNNE, If Germany Attacks (Faber, 1940).

Warfare, Conflict and Society

HANNAH ARENDT, On Violence (Allen Lane, 1969).

L. BRANSON and G. W. GOETHALS (ed.), War, Studies from Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology (Basic Books, 1964).

W. L. BURN, The Age of Equipoise (Unwin University Books, 1964).

NIGEL CALDER (ed.), Unless Peace Comes (Allen Lane, 1968).

PETER CALVERT, Revolution (Macmillan, 1970).

DAVID CAUTE, The Left in Europe Since 1789 (World University Library, 1969).

I. F. CLARKE, Voices Prophesying War, 1768–1914 (O.U.P., 1966).

ELIAS CANETTI, Crowds and Power (Gollancz, 1962).

TREVOR CLIFFE, Military Technology and the European Balance (Adelphi Paper 89, Institute for Strategic Studies, 1972).

SIR EDWARD CREASY, The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (36th ed.), (Richard Bentley, 1894).

CHRISTOPHER DUFFY, The Army of Frederick the Great (David & Charles, 1974).

CYRIL FALLS, A Hundred Years of Warfare (Duckworth, 1953).

LT-GENERAL JOHN H. HAY, Vietnam Studies, Tactical and Material Innovation (Washington: Department of the Army, 1974).

LT-COL. A. A. HANBURY-SPARROW, The Land-Locked Lake (Arthur Barker, 1932).

E J. HOBSBAWM, Revolutionaries (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972).

MICHAEL HOWARD, The Franco-Prussian War (Hart-Davis, 1961). Sunday Times INSIGHT TEAM, The Middle East War (André Deutsch, 1974).

JAMES JOLL, The Second International (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1955).

MICHAEL MALLET, Mercenaries and their Masters (Bodley Head, 1974).

MAJOR-GEN. F. W. VON MELLENTHIN, Panzer Battles (Cassell, 1955).

J. U. NEF, War and Human Progress (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1950).

GERALD PRIESTLAND, The Future of Violence (Hamish Hamilton, 1974).

MICHAEL ROBERTS, Essays in Swedish History (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967).

GEORG RUDÉ, Paris and London in the 18th Century (Fontana, 1970).

JAC WELLER, Weapons and Tactics (Nicholas Vane, 1966).

QUINCY WRIGHT, A Study of War (Chicago University Press, 1952).

PETER YOUNG, The British Army (Kimber, 1967).

Battlefield Stress, Combat Motivation and Military Medicine

ROBERT H. AHRENFELDT, Psychiatry in the British Army in the Second World War (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1958).

ROBERT ARDREY, The Territorial Imperative (Collins, 1967).

JOHN BAYNES, Morale, A Study of Men and Courage (Cassell, 1967).

ALAN BLACKSHAW, Mountaineering (Penguin, 1965).

SHALOM ENDLEMANN (ed.), Violence in the Streets (Duckworth, 1969).

P. GILMAN and D. HOUSTON, Eiger Direct (Collins, 1966).

MICHAEL GRANT, Gladiators (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967).

ROY G. GRINKER and JOHN P. SPIEGEL, Men Under Stress (McGraw-Hill, 1963).

HEINRICH HARRER, The White Spider, The History of the Eiger’s North Face (Hart-Davis, 1959).

E.J. HOBSBAWM, Bandits (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969).

HANS KRUUK, ‘The Urge to Kill’, New Scientist (29th June 1972).

HUGH L’ETANG, The Pathology of Leadership (Heinemann, 1969).

KONRAD LORENZ, On Aggression (Methuen, 1963).

SIR A. SALUSBURY MCNALTY and W. FRANKLIN MELLOR (ed.), Medical Services in War (H.M.S.O., 1968).

SIR W. G. MACPHERSON (ed.), History of the Great War: Medical Services. Diseases of the War II (H.M.S.O. 1923); Surgery of the War II (H.M.S.O. 1922); General History III (H.M.S.O. 1923).

S. L. A. MARSHALL, Men Against Fire (William Morrow, 1947).

LORD MORAN, The Anatomy of Courage (Constable, 1945).

ARDANT DU PICQ, Battle Studies (Macmillan, New York, 1921).

PIERRE-HENRI SIMON, Portrait d’un Officier (Editions du Seuil, 1958).

W. F. STEVENSON, Wounds in War (Longman, 1897).

S. A. STOUFFER & OTHERS, The American Soldier (Princeton University Press, 1949).

T. D. M. STOUT, Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War, War Surgery and Medicine (Wellington: 1954).

LIONEL TERRAY, Conquistadores of the Useless (Gollancz, 1963).

LIONEL TIGER, Men in Groups (Nelson, 1969).

B. URLANIS, Wars and Population (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1971.)

U.S. INFANTRY JOURNAL, Digest of Army Ground Forces Committee on Battle Casualties Report (September, 1949).

War Office Committee of Enquiry into ‘Shellshock’ Report (H.M.S.O., 1922).

MARTHA WOLFENSTEIN, Disaster (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1957).

G. F. YOUNG, Mountain Craft (Methuen, 1934).

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