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The following is a list of public domain (out of copyright) publications currently being transcribed in different formats. Each transcription is unique insofar as they differ is size, writing style, subject matter (although all are inherently of military focus) and finally, transcription method. Varying methods affect the way each transcription is delivered, which ultimately affects how each one is viewed. The following table shows that some transcriptions are ongoing In progress icon.svg and those with Flat cross icon.svg are waiting to be started. When a transcription has been proofread and validated it is then classed as complete Flat tick icon.svg

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Great War Books[edit]

Index Main title Author / Editor / Compiler Subject Year Publisher Pages Prog
No Battles and Engagements of the British Armies in France and Flanders, 1914-1918 E. A. James (Captain) Reference 1924 Gale & Polden Ltd. 48 In progress icon.svg
Yes British Blockade, The The Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour Political 1915 Darling & Son Ltd. 12 Flat tick icon.svg
Yes British Empire at War, The Urban Hanlon Broughton Reference 1916 London 60 Flat tick icon.svg
Yes British War Aims The Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George Political 1918 George H. Doran Company 15 Flat tick icon.svg
No (why?) Chronology of the War  ·  Volume I: 1914-1915 Lord Edward Gleichen Chronology 1918 Constable & Co. In progress icon.svg
Chronology of the War  ·  Volume II: 1916-1917 Lord Edward Gleichen Chronology 1919 Constable & Co. In progress icon.svg
Chronology of the War  ·  Volume III: 1918-1919 Lord Edward Gleichen Chronology 1920 Constable & Co. In progress icon.svg
No Fleets at War, The Archibald Hurd Reference 1915 Hodder & Stoughton 212 Flat cross icon.svg
Yes Great Britain and the War Alfred Maurice Low Statement 1914 Columbian Printing Company 18 Flat tick icon.svg
Yes Great Britain at War Jeffery Farnol Collected articles 1918 Little, Brown and Company 167 Flat tick icon.svg
Yes Great Speeches of the War Various authors Political / speeches 1915 Hazel, Watson and Viney, Ltd. 312 Flat tick icon.svg
Yes Great War, The  ·  The First Phase Frank Herbert Simonds History 1914 Mitchell Kennerley 256 Flat cross icon.svg
Yes Immediate Causes of the Great War, The Oliver Perry Chitwood History 1917 Thomas Y. Crowell 196 In progress icon.svg
Yes Military Operations: France and Belgium, 1914 J. E. Edmonds (Brigadier-General) History 1926 Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 545 In progress icon.svg
No Odhams' A.B.C. of the Great War E. W. Colbrook Reference 1919 Odhams Ltd. 229 Flat cross icon.svg
No Popular History of the Great War, A   ·   Volume I: The First Phase, 1914 John Alexander Hammerton History 1933 Amalgamated Press 640 In progress icon.svg
Yes Science and the Great War Edward Bagnall Poulton Lecture 1915 Clarendon Press, Oxford 47 Flat tick icon.svg
No (why?) Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases Edward Fraser & John Gibbons Dictionary 1925 George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. 372 In progress icon.svg
Not yet Soldier's Diary, A Ralph Scott Personal diary 1923 William Collins, Sons 217 Flat cross icon.svg
Yes Treasury of war poetry, British and American poems of the world war, 1914-1919, A George Herbert Clarke War poetry 1917 Hodder & Stoughton 448 Flat tick icon.svg
Yes War Speeches by British Ministers 1914-1916 Multiple British Ministers Political / speeches 1917 T. Fisher Unwin Ltd. 392 Flat cross icon.svg
No Year 1914 Illustrated, The  ·  Six Year of Issue Various authors History 1915 Headley Brothers 224 Flat cross icon.svg
No Year 1915 Illustrated, The  ·  Seventh Year of Issue Various authors History 1916 Headley Brothers 205 In progress icon.svg
No Year 1916 Illustrated, The  ·  Eighth Year of Issue Various authors History 1917 Headley Brothers 205 Flat cross icon.svg
No Year 1917 Illustrated, The  ·  Ninth Year of Issue Various authors History 1918 Headley Brothers Flat cross icon.svg
No Year 1918 Illustrated, The  ·  Tenth Year of Issue Various authors History 1919 Headley Brothers Flat cross icon.svg

Great War Periodicals[edit]

Main title Volume Part Author / Editor / Compiler Format Subject Year Publisher Pages
The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict Volume IV Part 57 Herbert Wrigley Wilson & John Alexander Hammerton Weekly History 1915 Amalgamated Press 27
The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict Volume IV Part 58 Herbert Wrigley Wilson & John Alexander Hammerton Weekly History 1915 Amalgamated Press 27

Notes[edit]

  • Chronology of the War is the primary source used in The Great War on this day and our On this day index transcriptions. Due to the complex format of the publication, it was necessary to make some minor alterations to allow for a more flexible format, which provides an overall simpler layout but ultimately maintains the originality of the source material.
  • Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases is the primary source used in our Glossary of terms and, therefore, a direct transcription was not necessary. Although the majority of terms listed in the glossary are gleaned from this single publication, there are various entries listed from other sources. These have been referenced separately where necessary on individual pages.