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HoosBB
07-30-2004, 11:40 PM
I was wondering if anyone could point me towards some books/websites that would give a comprehensive overview of WWI. I know next to nothing about WWI and I have no idea where to start learning about it.
Also, I was wondering if you guys could point me towards some books or websites about Ancient Rome/Greece. I'm especially interested in their military history.
I'm sorry if this seems like alot to ask for, IL2 has just sparked a massive interest about history in me. Thanks for your help.

HoosBB
07-30-2004, 11:40 PM
I was wondering if anyone could point me towards some books/websites that would give a comprehensive overview of WWI. I know next to nothing about WWI and I have no idea where to start learning about it.
Also, I was wondering if you guys could point me towards some books or websites about Ancient Rome/Greece. I'm especially interested in their military history.
I'm sorry if this seems like alot to ask for, IL2 has just sparked a massive interest about history in me. Thanks for your help.

Vladimir_No2
07-30-2004, 11:54 PM
Hmmm, I don't know of anything that overviews the entire war to my[insane] standards, but I could suggest "Castles of Steel" by Robert Massie[I think] as great overview of the naval war which was quite an important part of WWI.

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civildog
07-31-2004, 01:24 AM
Start here: http://www.worldwar1.com/

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civildog
07-31-2004, 01:26 AM
And here for all things Hellenic

http://www.ancientgreece.com/

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Pilven_Veikko
07-31-2004, 11:40 AM
I found " First World War" by Martin Gilbert an excellent read. I goes through the war day by day, without being boring. It includes letters from the soldiers to family at home, stories about individual gourage and fate. Very good indeed!

Otto

PBNA-Boosher
07-31-2004, 04:07 PM
Manfred von Richtofen (The Red Baron) wrote a personal diary of his exploits during WW1. Someone published it a while back, and it is definitely worth a read.
It can be found online here at Richtofen.com (http://www.richthofen.com/) I don't know if the book is still being published, but take a look, it's pretty cool!

Boosher
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CraytonRoberts
07-31-2004, 04:24 PM
John Keegan, a Briish historian, wrote the definitive account of that terrible and, sadly, almost forgotten war.
Bob Roberts

DuxCorvan
08-01-2004, 05:05 AM
As for Roman warfare, I was about to recommend you some books, but I found this in the net, and I think it's a good guide:

"As a good introduction to the Roman army for the generally interested reader I recommend A. Goldsworthy's 'Roman warfare' from the Cassell history of warfare series and J. Hackett's 'Warfare in the ancient world'. For students I would suggest reading Y. LeBohec's 'L'arm√©e Romaine', available in an English translation as 'The imperial Roman army', A.K. Goldsworthy's 'The Roman army at war 100BC-AD200', L. Keppie's 'The making of the Roman army' and B. Campbell's 'War and society in imperial Rome 31 BC - 284AD' as well as his 'The emperor and the Roman army 27BC-AD235'. For study of Roman armour and weaponry M.C. Bishop and J.C. Coulston's 'Roman military equipment' and M. Fueg√¬®re's 'Les armes des Romains' provide an excellent overview. The books by Peter Connolly, though aimed at the youth, are deserving of an adult public as well and highly recommendable for their well researched texts and superior artwork."

If you can read Spanish, I highly recommend you Antonio Duarte's 'El ejército romano', a comprehensive, easy-to-read analysis of Roman warfare throughout its history. Anyway, had you any concrete question about the topic, maybe I could help you, for Ancient History is one of my favourite topics. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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DuxCorvan
08-01-2004, 05:11 AM
BTW, Vladimir, your sig is inaccurate. Some days before German invasion, all Polish aircraft were hastily painted with a two-tone camouflage scheme of olive green and light earth. The overall olive drab scheme showed in your sig and most pics is prewar. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Inadaze
08-01-2004, 10:41 AM
A good read on World War 1 is Forgotten Voices of the Great War by Max Arthur. It's a collection of recordings held by the Imperial War Museum, transcribed into a book.

It follows the course of the War from very personal perspectives, with memories and interviews from people who were in the war on all sides, both civilian and military.

- Inadaze