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I own:

 

The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I

 

Usborne Introduction to the First World War

 

I have from library:

 

Over there! : the American soldier in World War I

 

Weapons of World War I

 

The World War I soldier at Château Thierry

 

The war to end all wars : World War I

 

Any not to miss books?

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I own:

 

The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I

 

Usborne Introduction to the First World War

 

I have from library:

 

Over there! : the American soldier in World War I

 

Weapons of World War I

 

The World War I soldier at Château Thierry

 

The war to end all wars : World War I

 

Any not to miss books?

 

After the Dancing Days

The War Romance of the Salvation Army (a history of the SA, not a romance novel)

Chapters on influenza epidemic in Flu by Gina Kolata

 

Try to find a book on the German raider Emden. There are a couple out there of various reading levels. Great story.

 

Lyn MacDonald's oral history collections

The Imperial War Museum's History of the Western Front

 

There are also several good episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles that are set during the war.

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Last Gentleman of War by Lochner is about EMDEN, but it may be a little advanced.

 

The WWI books by Hoyt are a bit easier to read. I'm not a huge fan of his, since it strikes me that he tends to repackage history that was mostly written by others decades earlier. But the books are readable.

 

He has a book on both Emden and Wolf.

 

I personally like Gentlemen of War by Dan Van der Vat. It looks like it is out of print, but there are inexpensive used copies.

 

I also have The Emden-Ayesha Adventure by von Mucke, who was the head of the landing detachment that refitted Ayesha and sailed her from Cocos Island to the Persian Gulf after Emden was destroyed. But still, Hoyt is probably a better bet for youth readers.

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