World War I Narratives (Primary Sources)

The works below are first-person accounts by World War I soldiers on both sides of the war. They are primary sources that provide direct information on people's experiences during the war.

World War I Narratives (Primary Sources): Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! "Over the Top" By Arthur Guy Empey G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1917
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Commitment and Sacrifice: Personal Diaries from the Great War By Frans Coetzee; Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee Oxford University Press, 2015
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
An American Soldier in World War I By George Browne; David L. Snead University of Nebraska Press, 2006
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Trench Knives and Mustard Gas: With the 42nd Rainbow Division in France By Hugh S. Thompson; Robert H. Ferrell Texas A&M University Press, 2004
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
FREE! My Year of the Great War By Frederick Palmer Dodd Mead & Co., 1915
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
FREE! My Second Year of the War By Frederick Palmer Dodd Mead, 1917
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
FREE! Kitchener's Mob: The Adventures of an American in the British Army By James Norman Hall Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
FREE! The First Hundred Thousand: Being the Unofficial Chronicle of a Unit of "K (1)" By Ian Hay Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
FREE! Letters and Diary of Alan Seeger By Alan Seeger Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Selected Letters By Wilfred Owen; John Bell Oxford University, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
1915 Diary of S. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Writer at the Eastern Front By S. A. An-Sky; Polly Zavadivker Indiana University Press, 2016
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander By Georg von Trapp; Elizabeth M. Campbell University of Nebraska Press, 2007
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz By José de la Luz Sáenz; Emilio Zamora; Emilio Zamora; Ben Maya Texas A&M University Press, 2014
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
It Made You Think of Home: The Haunting Journal of Deward Barnes, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1916-1919 By Bruce Cane; Deward Barnes Dundurn, 2004
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
A Good Idea of Hell: Letters from a Chasseur à Pied By Joshua Brown Texas A&M University Press, 2003
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Dr. Harold McGill's Service as Medical Officer with the 31st Battalion, C.E.F. By Harold McGill; Marjorie Barron Norris University of Calgary Press, 2007
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Stretchers; the Story of a Hospital Unit on the Western Front By Frederick A. Pottle Yale University Press, 1929
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Year of the Locust: A Soldier's Diary and the Erasure of Palestine's Ottoman Past By Salim Tamari; Ihsan Turjman University of California Press, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Bean's Gallipoli: The Diaries of Australia's Official War Correspondent By Kevin Fewster Allen & Unwin, 2007
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Both Sides of the Wire: The Memoir of an Australian Officer Captured during the Great War By William Cull; Aaron Pegram Allen & Unwin, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
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