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Military and naval operations


  • Martin van Creveld, ‘The Timetable War’, Command in War, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985, pp. 148-188.
  • Alistair Horne, The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1963.


  • Aerial and naval warfare
  • Command in war
  • Military intelligence
  • Recruitment, casualties, and manpower
  • Technology and war
  • Transportation and supplies
  • Trench warfare

EXAMPLES OF MATERIALS RELATED TO military and naval operations

Papers, diaries, correspondence, and other archival material:
  • World War I Collection, 1914-1919, 4 linear ft. (11 boxes, 2 folios), MS 754. Yale Manuscripts and Archives.
  • Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-1938, 201.75 linear ft, MS 466. Yale Manuscripts and Archives.
  • Sir William Wiseman papers, 1916-1961, 9.5 linear ft. (22 boxes), MS 666. Series I. World War I and the Paris Peace Conference, 1915-1926. Yale Manuscripts and Archives.
  • The Inquiry Papers, 1915-1921: 18 linear ft. (35 boxes, 4 folios), MS 8. Yale Manuscripts and Archives.
  • Ernst Jackh Papers, 1908-1917: 0.75 linear ft. (2 boxes, 1 folio), MS 467. Yale Manuscripts and Archives.
  • Pruden family papers (Papers of Russell G. Pruden), 1572-1941, 3.5 linear ft, MS 406. Yale Manuscripts and Archives.
  • Gordon Auchincloss papers, 1914-1951, 4 linear ft. (11 boxes), MS 580. Yale Manuscripts and Archives.
  • Joseph Marshall Flint papers, 1862-1971, 5 linear ft, MS 1295. Yale Manuscripts and Archives
  • MS 469. Walter Goodwin Davis papers, 1918-1919, 0.25 linear ft. (1 box). Correspondence, notes, and other papers, including a diary, of Walter G. Davis, Assistant Military Attaché at Berne in 1918. After the November armistice he was attached to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace in Paris. Yale Manuscripts and Archives
battlefield reports and guidebooks:
  • Christian, Royal A., Roy's trip to the battlefields of Europe : being the diary of Royal A. Christian, confidential messenger to Colonel Moorhead C. Kennedy, Deputy Director-General of Transportation, American Expeditionary Forces in the World War, Chambersburg, Pa.: Press of J.R. Kerr 192-?. Beinecke Library, call number: JWJ Zan C4624 920R.
  • Guides illustres Michelin des champs de bataille, Le chemin des dames, Clermont-Ferrand, Michelin & cie, 1920. Sterling Memorial Library, SML stacks, call number: Bi75.
  • Howland, Harry Samuel, America in battle / by Colonel Harry S. Howland, U. S. Army ; with Guide to the American battlefields in France and Belgium by Colonel James A. Moss, U. S. Army ; foreword by Marshal Petain, Paris H. Clarke, 192-. Sterling Memorial Library, LSF, call number: Bi73g 920h.

Detail WWI Map

Detail WWI Map. Minenwerfe. 1918. 38hc_1918_06. Yale University Map Collection.


  • World War, 1914-1918—Aerial operations
  • World War, 1914-1918—Amphibious operations
  • World War, 1914-1918—Battlefields
  • World War, 1914-1918—Battlefields--Guidebooks
  • World War, 1914-1918—Blockades
  • World War, 1914-1918—Camouflage
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Eastern front
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Middle East
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Turkey and the Near East—Gallipoli
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Western front
  • World War, 1914-1918—Casualties
  • World War, 1914-1918—Cavalry operations
  • World War, 1914-1918—Chemical warfare
  • World War, 1914-1918—Concentration camps
  • World War, 1914-1918—Desertions
  • World War, 1914-1918—Destructions and pillage
  • World War, 1914-1918—Draft resisters
  • World War, 1914-1918—Equipment and supplies
  • World War, 1914-1918—Food supply
  • World War, 1914-1918—Manpower—Congresses
  • World War, 1914-1918—Maps
  • World War, 1914-1918—Military intelligence
  • World War, 1914-1918—Naval operations
  • World War, 1914-1918—Naval operations—Submarine
  • World War, 1914-1918—Personal narratives
  • World War, 1914-1918—Prisoners and prisons
  • World War, 1914-1918—Regimental histories
  • World War, 1914-1918—Registers
  • World War, 1914-1918—Registers of dead
  • World War, 1914-1918—Secret service
  • World War, 1914-1918—Submarine operations
  • World War, 1914-1918—Supplies
  • World War, 1914-1918—Tank warfare
  • World War, 1914-1918—Technology
  • World War, 1914-1918—Transportation
  • World War, 1914-1918—Trench warfare