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World War I

A Guide to Selected Government Information Available at WIU's Government Publications Library

Web version of this guide includes links to web resources.

Federal Government Information
Combat and Construction: U.S. Army Engineers in World War I

A detailed report of the engineering tactics that were used during World War I and the construction that took place around that time. 1993.
D 103.43: 870-1-47

Chemical Warfare in World War I: The American Experience, 1917-1918

Shows how the Army prepared for chemical warfare and how soldiers in the AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) adapted to fighting a war in which chemical weapons played a prominent role. 1984.
D 110.9: 10

The United States Army in World War I

A collection of all the U.S. Army Center of Military History's published works on World War I. 2001. CD-Rom.
D 114.21: W 19/v.1-v.3/CD/2001

American Armies and Battlefields in Europe

A glance at the American armies that entered Europe during the Great War. contains material on the United States before entry, organization while entering the war, formation, and a summary of events from June 1917 to May 1918. 1989.
D 214.9/6: 12-2

Ideas and Weapons

This book focuses attention on the significant role weapons played during World War I. 1983.
D 301.82/4: Id 2

Training to Fly: Military Flight Training, 1907-1945

Tells how pilots in the Air Service of the American Expeditionary Forces flew combat missions over France was the first major accomplishment of the present day USAF. 1999.
D 301.82/7: 109/5

U.S. Women in Aviation Through World War I

This study focuses attention on the women who contributed significantly to shaping the future of aviation. 1978.
SI 1.42: 2

A Discussion of the Origins of Thinking on Arms Control: the Sarajevo Fallacy

A discussion of the causes of World War I as well as answers to some of WWI's most interesting questions. 1990.

Military Publications
"Looking Again at World War I"

This article discusses three books about World War I. The topics explored are strategies, motives, planning, attacking, and problems that occurred in the midst of the war.
Parameters Volume 25, No. 4, Winter 1995. pp. 148-151.
D 101.72:

"Surge of Revisionism: Scholarship on the Great War"

A list and description of articles containing such data as: tactice, technology, storm troop tactics, innovation, doctrine, and dogma.
Parameters Volume 25, No. 1, Spring 1995. pp. 129-133.
D 101.72:

"The Myth of Destruction: Artillery in the Great War"

This article explores the tactics of destruction versus neutralization of the enemy forces and obstacles within the context of World War I and discusses contemporary applications.
Field Artillery Journal Volume 94, No. 4, August 1994. pp. 44-47.
D 101.77/2:

"The Battle of Cambrai"

A recollection of the attack of a French town that was designed to break the stalemate on the Western Front. It was the first attack by massed tank formations in history.
Armor September/October 2000. pp. 34-36.
D 101.78/2: 109/5

"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

This is a review of a three volume study analyzing the effectiveness of the military establishments of seven countries during World War I. This review contains all relevant armed forces: ground, sea, air, and amphibious.
Military Review Volume 74, No. 2, February 1994. pp. 69-73.
D 110.7:

"German Warships of World War I: The Royal Navy's Official Guide to the Capital Ships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines, and Small Craft"

An article detailing the naval strategies of the German military.
Naval War College Review Volume 47, No. 2, Spring 1994. pp. 140-141.
D 208.209:

Related Websites
World War I Document Archive

Provides information about treaties and memorials. Also includes personal accounts, official papers, a search engine, and many links.

The Great War

Contains an interactive timeline, maps, and interviews with historians.

Photos of the Great War

Over 1,800 photos categorized for convenience.

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