This page provides a list of books and films you might enjoy that provide more information about World War I. Clearly, it cannot contain a list of all WWI-related materials, and therefore this list is primarily focused on materials used as source material for the Kingdoms Fall series


The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

World War One: History in an Hour by Rupert Colley

The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War by Peter Hart

The First World War by John Keegan

The Zimmerman Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman

The First World War: A Complete History by Martin Gilbert

The First World War by Hew Strachan

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Twilight of the Habsburgs: The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph by Alan Palmer

Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War by Sebastian Faulks

An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army by Flora Sandes

Gallipoli Diary: Complete Two Volume Edition by Sir Ian Hamilton

Gallipoli Memories by Sir Compton Mackenzie

My Bit: A Lancashire Fusilier at War 1914-18 by George Ashurst

Gallipoli: The Ottoman Campaign by Edward J. Erickson

The Experience of World War I by J.M. Winter

World War I In Photographs by Carlton Books

Serbia’s Part in the War by Crawfurd Price

Serbia’s Great War, 1914-1918 by Andrej Mitrović

The War in Eastern Europe by John Reed

Over the Top by Arthur Guy Empey

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Ashenden: Or the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham

Memoirs Of A British Agent by R. H. Bruce Lockhart

I Was A Spy by Marthe McKenna

Some Desperate Glory by Edwin Campion Vaughn

The Battle of Verdun (February 21-May 7) by Louis Thomas

The White Road to Verdun by Kathleen Burke

Greenmantle by John Buchan

Their Spirit: Some Impressions of the English and French During the Summer of 1916 by Robert Grant

Six months on the Italian front: from the Stelvio to the Adriatic, 1915-1916 by Julius Mendes Price

Outwitting the Hun: my escape from a German prison camp by Pat O’Brien

Six Months on the Italian Front: From the Stelvio to the Adriatic, 1915-1916 by Julius Mendes Price

With the Russian Army, 1914-1917 by Sir Alfred William Fortesque Knox

The Romanian Battlefront in World War I by Glenn E. Torrey

Kitchener by Philip Magnus

Some Desperate Glory by Edwin Campion Vaughan

Twelve Days on the Somme by Sidney Rogerson

Ashenden, or The British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham

The Tavern Is My Drum by Joseph Vecchi

Alexander Kerensky by Richard Abraham

Scenes from Italy’s war by George Macaulay Trevelyan

The city of trouble by Meriel Buchanan

The long road to Baghdad by Edmund Candler

A Roumanian diary, by Dorothy Katherine Barclay Kennard (Lady.)

Russia’s Part in the World War by C. M. Shumsky-Solomonov

The Battle of the Somme by John Buchan

“Over the Top” by Arthur Guy Empey

Ludendorff’s own story, August 1914-November 1918 by Erich Ludendorff

The bagging of Baghdad by Ernest Betts

Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence War by Polly A. Mohs

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

The Russian diary of an Englishman, Petrograd, 1915-1917

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

The White War by Mark Thompson

Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front by Richard Holmes

Roger Casement: Imperialist, Rebel, Revolutionary by Seamus O’Siochain

With Joffre at Verdun A Story of the Western Front F.S. Brereton

Thunder At Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914 by Frederic Morton

The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949 by Keith Jeffery

MY BIT: A Lancashire Fusilier at War 1914-18 by George Ashurst

A Heart for Europe – The Lives of Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary by Joanna and James Bogle

I Was A Spy by Marthe McKenna

War Memoirs of David Lloyd George

Ten Days That Shook The World by John Reed

The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek

Fall of Eagles by C.L. Sulzberger

From Bapaume to Passchendaele: On the Western Front, 1917 by Philip Gibbs

Austria of the Austrians and Hungary of the Hungarians by I. Pitman

Memoirs of the Crown Prince of Germany by William, Crown Prince of Germany

Experiences of the great war: Artois, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne by Ashby Williams

Our greatest battle (the Meuse-Argonne) by Frederick Palmer

A Guide to the Military History of the World War, 1914-1918 by Thomas Goddard Frothingham

King’s Complete History of the World War by William C. King

Italy and the Jugoslavs by Edward James Woodhouse and Chase Going Woodhouse

The German Revolution, 1918-1919 by Ralph Haswell Lutz

The Kaiser’s Memoirs, Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, 1888-1918: English Translation by Thomas R. Ybarra, by William II

Ludendorff’s own story by Erich Ludendorff

The Baedeker Guides, travel guide books published by Karl Baedeker

On Special Missions by Charles Lucieto

The Entity: Five Centuries of Secret Vatican Espionage by Eric Frattini

Brest-Litovsk: The Forgotten Peace by John W. Wheeler-Bennett

Social and Diplomatic Memories by Sir J. Rennell Rodd

The Silent Dictatorship: The Politics of the German High Command Under Hindenburg and Ludendorff by Martin Kitchen

Classic Films:

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Hell’s Angels (Howard Hughes, 1930)

Sergeant York (Gary Cooper, 1941)

The African Queen (Bogart and Hepburn, 1951)

Paths of Glory (Kubrick, 1957)

Joyeux Noel (2006)

Lawrence of Arabia (Peter O’Toole, 1962)

Gallipoli (Peter Weir, 1981))

War Horse (Spielberg, 2011)