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We have collected together a selection of e-books on military history which are freely available on the internet.  Just click the link and then either preview to read online or download to read later. We’ll be adding more as we find them. Please let us know if you would like to recommend a free e-book and we will add it to the list.

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Boer Wars
First World War
First World  War Diaries
Munitions Workers WW1

UNIFORMS, BADGES AND MEDALS

MILITARY LAW, REGULATIONS &
TRAINING MANUALS

BOER WARS

FIRST WORLD WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR DIARIES

See also The Archive of War Diaries Online or WW1 Document Archive which contains links to a number of War Diaries from both Wars.

MUNITIONS WORKERS

British History
18th & 19th Century Regimental Histories and Lists
School Cadet Forces and Officer Training Corps
Second World War
Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force

GENERAL BRITISH HISTORY

18TH & 19TH CENTURY GENERAL MILITARY HISTORIES

18TH & 19TH CENTURY REGIMENTAL HISTORIES & LISTS

SCHOOL CADET FORCES AND OFFICER TRAINING CORPS

SECOND WORLD WAR

ROYAL FLYING CORPS & ROYAL AIR FORCE

GENERAL UNIFORM, BADGE AND MEDAL REFERENCE

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Rank and Badges in the Army, Navy, R.A.F. and Auxiliaries (1943)
A Fully Coloured Guide the Badges Worn by His Majesty’s Forces Edited by E C Talbot-Booth. Paymr Lt Commander, RNR

Database of Early British Military Buttons

MILITARY LAW, REGULATIONS AND TRAINING MANUALS

Military Law Regulations and Training Manuals

GREAT BRITAIN

Manual of Military Law 1907
London, HMSO

The King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions for the Government of His Majesty's Naval Service. 1913 (Volume 1)
Great Britain. Admiralty

Field Service Regulations Part I (1909) Operations
Reprinted 1912 London HMSO

First Principles of Tactics and Organisation (War Edition 1915)
For Officers and NCOs of the New Army Special Reserve and Territorial Forces. With Reference to the Field Service Regulations
by Major J L Sleeman, Royal Sussex Regiment (London, Gale and Polden) 1915

Regulations for the Officers Training Corps 1912
London HMSO

Royal Army Medical Corps Training 1911 (1915)
RAMC Reprinted 1915, War Office, London HMSO

Manual of Field Sketching and Reconnaissance 1903
London HMSO

Regulations for Conductiong the Musketry Instruction of the Army (1859)
London HMSO

Musketry Regulations (Part II) Rifle Ranges and Musketry Appliances 1910
Great Britain. War Office. General Staff

Design and Construction of Military Buildings: A Handbook for the Use of Royal Engineer Officers and Their Staff (1904)

Military Engineering 1913 Part IIIa
Military Bridging - General Principles and Engineering
General Staff: War Office: London HMSO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Field Service Regulations: United States Army 1905
Prepared by the General Staff under the direction of the Chief of Staff, United States Army

Administration; Military Law; Field Service Regulations; Marches and convoys
United States Infantry Association. Waldron, William H. (William Henry), 1877-1947

CANADA

King’s Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Militia
Minister of Militia and Defence, Canada 1917

Military Service Act, 1917 Manual of Canadian Expeditionary Force.
The Military Service Act of 1917 MANUAL for the Information and Guidance of Tribunals in the Consideration and Review of Claims for Exemption. Issued by theMilitary¬ Service Council by the Authority of The Honourable C. J. Doherty, Minister of Justice. Ottawa CANADA March 1918.

BOER WARS

Boer Wars

FIRST WORLD WAR

First World War

Gallipoli Diaries
Major John Graham Gillam, 1918

From Gallipoli to Baghdad. 1917
William Ewing MC, DD, Chaplain to the Forces

Great Britain and The European Crisis: Correspondence and Statements in Parliament, together with an Introductory Narrative of Events (1915)
London HMSO

WAR DIARIES - FIRST WORLD WAR

First World  War Diaries

The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
The East Surrey Regiment

MUNITIONS WORKERS

Munitions Workers WW1

Notes on the Employment of Women on Munitions of War: With an Appendix on Training of Munition Workers (1916)
Ministry of Munitions (HMSO) 1916

On Her Their Lives Depend: Munitions Workers in the Great War
By Angela Woolacott, 1994 (Preview - limited pages)

The Woman's Part: A Record of Munitions Work (1918?)
L.K. Yates, (New York, Doran)  1918

Hours, Fatigue and Health in British Munitions Factories (1917)
US Government Reprint 1917

Munition Workers in England and France: A Summary of Reports Issued By The British Ministry of Munitions (1917)
Henriette R Water (Russell Sage Foundation) 1917

SECOND WORLD WAR

Second World War

ROYAL FLYING CORPS (RFC) & ROYAL AIR FORCE (RAF)

Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force

Sixty Squadron RAF: A History of The Squadron From Its Formation (1920)
by Group Captain A.J.L. Scott (London Heinemann)

RAF Pilot Albert George Sims’ Flying Log Book (Vol 2)
1944 & 1945. The second volume of RAF pilot's flying log book of Albert Sims who flew Mosquito's from during World War II

SCHOOL CADET FORCES AND OFFICER TRAINING CORPS

School Cadet Forces and Officer Training Corps

Naval & Military Records of Rugbeians
Rugby school 1865

18TH & 19TH CENTURY GENERAL MILITARY HISTORIES

18th & 19th Century General Military Histories

A Familiar History of the British Army, From the Earliest Restoration in 1660 to the Present Time: Including a Description of the Volunteer Movement, and the Orogress of the Volunteer Organisation  
Joachim Hayward Stocqueler (Pub E. Stanford) 1871 - 349 pages

Egypt, Peninsula, Waterloo and South Africa 
Thomas Carter (Pub Groombridge and sons) 1861 

History of Napoleon Bonaparte, and Wars of Europe from the Revolution in France to the Termination of the Late Wars 
W. B. Heweston (Pub Evans) 1815 - 551 pages

History of the French Revolution: and of the wars resulting from that memorable event, Volume 12ᅠᅠ
John James McGregor (Pub G.B. Whittaker) 1828 -

History of the Peninsular Warᅠ
Robert Southey  (Pub J. Murray) 1837

History of the War in France and Belgium, in 1815, Volume 2ᅠ
William Siborne  (Pub T. and W. Boone) 1844

History of the War in the Peninsula
Sir William Francis Patrick Napier  (Pub D. Christy, 1836) 504 pages

History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814, Volume 2
Sir William Francis Patrick Napier  (Pub J.Murray) 1832

History of the Wars of the French Revolution: From the Breaking Out of the War in 1792, to the Restoration of a General Peace in 1815; Comprehending the Civil History of Great Britain and France During that Period, Volume 2ᅠ
Edward Baines  (Pub Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown and James Harper) 1817 - 539 pages

The British Martial Register:
Comprehending a complete chronological history of all the most celebrated land battles, by which the English standard has been distinguished if the field of Mars, from the earliest to the present time ... collected and regularly digested from official papers in the possession of the British government ; with interesting anecdotes and biographical memoirs of popular military officers, who have distinguished themselves both at home and abroad ... 

Roger MacDonald  (Albion Press printed ; published by James Cundee)1806 - 

The History of the Late War in Germany, Between the King of Prussia, and the Empress of Germany and her Allies:ᅠ
Containing the campaigns of 1758 and 1759, with a correct military map of the seat of war, and plans of the siege of Olmutz, and of the battles of Zornsdorf, Hochkirchen, Paltzig, Cunnersdorf or Frankfurt, and Maxen, Volume 2 
Henry Lloyd  (Pub T. and J. Egerton) 1790

Memorials of  Old Northamptonshire
Edited by Alice Dryden. Bemrose & Sons 1903
The history of Northampton town, by M. Jourdain.-- The Castle of Tichmarsh, by Sir H. Dryden. -- The Monumental Effigies, by Albert Hartshorne.-- The Northamptonshire Homes of George Washington's Ancestors, by A. Dryden.-- The Gunpowder Plot, by M. Jourdain.-- The Northamptonshire Militia in the Reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth, by Sir H. Dryden.-- Fawsley, by the Lady Knightley.-- The Royal Forests, by A. Dryden.-- Sir Thomas Tresham and his Symbolic Buildings, by M. Jourdain.-- Hospital Dedicated to St. John the Baptist at Northampton, by Sir H. Dryden.-- John Dryden in Northamptonshire, by Percy Mundy.-- Queen Eleanor's Crosses, by A. Dryden.-- Fotheringhay and its Memories, by M. Jourdain.-- Drayton, by W.R. Adkins.-- Two Edwardian Houses: Woodcroft and Northborough, by A. Dryden.-- Literary Associations, by M. Jourdain.-- Sir Christopher Hatton and his Homes, by A. Dryden

The Militia of England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand: A Letter to the Broad Arrow (1878)
Signed: C.M.G. & P. --Army and Navy Club, February 12th 1878

The War: From the Landing at Gallipoli to the Death of Lord Raglan (Vol 1)
William Howard Russell, 1855
Crimean war 1853 - 1856. Letters of The Tomes Correspondent

The War: From the Death of Lord Raglan to the Evacuation of the Crimea (Vol 2)
William Howard Russell, 1856
Crimean war 1853 - 1856. Letters of The Tomes Correspondent

18TH & 19TH CENTURY REGIMENTAL HISTORIES & LISTS

18th & 19th Century Regimental Histories and Lists

Historical Records of the British Army
Richard Cannon , 1837

A List of the Officers of the Army and of the Corps of Royal Marines
Great Britain. (Pub War Office) , 1821

An Alphabetical List of the Officers of the Eleventh, or Prince Albert's Own, Regiment of Hussars, from 1800 to 1850
Henry Stooks Smith (Pub Simpkin) 1850

An Alphabetical List of the Officers of the Yorkshire Hussars, From the Formation of the Regiment to the Present Time
Henry Stooks Smith (Pub Simpkin, Marshall) 1853

Historical Record of the Eighth, or the King's Regiment of Foot: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1685, and of its Subsequent Services to 1844 
Parker, 1844 - 118 pages

Historical Record of the Eleventh, Or the North Devon Regiment of Foot: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1685, and of Its Subsequent Services to 1845
Parker, Furnivall, and Parker, 1845 - Great Britain - 88 pages

Historical Record of the Fifty-Third, or the Shropshire Regiment of Foot.
Richard Cannon 1849

Historical Records of the Fifty Sixth (Or the West Essex Regiment of Foot)
Containing and account of the formation of the regiment in 1755 to 1844
 

Historical Record of the Forty-Fourth, or the East Essex Regiment of Foot
Mitchell, 1864

Historical record of the Fourteenth, or the Buckinghamshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent services to 1845 (1845)
Richard Cannon, (Parker, Furnivall & Parker)  1845

Historical Record of the Fifteenth, or the Yorkshire East Riding, Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent services to 1848
Richard Cannon, (Parker, Furnivall & Parker)  1848

Historical Record of the Seventeenth, or the Leicestershire Regiment of Foot: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1688, and of Its Subsequent Services to 1848
Parker (Furnivall, & Parker) 1848 - 56 pages

Historical Record of the Seventeenth, Or the Leicestershire Regiment of Foot: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1688, and of Its Subsequent Services to 1848 
Parker (Furnivall, & Parker) 1848 - 56 pages

Historical Record of the Sixty-First, or, the South Gloucestershire Regiment of Foot: Containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1758, and of its subsequent services to 1844
Richard Cannon, Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 61st (South Gloucestershire) 1844 - 68 pages

Historical Record of the Tenth, or the North Lincolnshire, Regiment of Foot
Richard Cannon, 1847

Historical Record of the Thirty Fourth or the Cumberland Regiment of Foot
Parker, Furnival, and Parker, 1844

Historical Record of the Thirty-First, or, the Huntingdonshire Regiment of Foot
Richard Cannon , 1850

Historical record of the Thirty-Sixth, or the Herefordshire Regiment of Foot
Richard Cannon, 1853

Historical Record of the Twentieth, or the East Devonshire Regiment of Foot: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1688, and of Its Subsequent Services to 1848  
Parker, Furnivall, & Parker, 1848 - 79 pages

Historical Record of the Twenty-Second, or the Cheshire Regiment of Foot 
Richard Cannon, esq, 1849

Historical Records of the 24th Regiment, from Its Formation, in 1689
Farquhar Glennie, Sir William Penn Symons  (Pub Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1892)- 370 pages

Historical Records of the Eighteenth Hussars
Harold Esdaile Malet  (Pub W. Clowes, 1869) 68 pages

History of The King's German Legion
North Ludlow Beamish (Pub Thomas and William Boone) 1832

Narrative of a Private Soldier in His Majesty's 92nd Regiment of Foot: Wrtten by himself
Detailing many circumstances relative to the insurrection in Ireland in 1798; the expedition to Holland in 1799; and the expedition to Egypt in 1801; and giving a particular account of his religious history and experience  

Published for the benefit of the United Foreign Missionary Society, 1822  - 216 pages

Narrative of the Campaigns of the Twenty Eight Regiment since their return from Egypt in 1802
by Liet Col Charles Cadell

Origin and Services of the Coldstream Guards, Volume 2 
Daniel MacKinnon (Pub Bentley) 1833

Services of the 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers), from 1842 to the Present Time: Being a Sequel to the "Services of the Madras European Regiment, by a Staff Officer."
Thomas Raikes (colonel)  (Pub Smith, Elder & Co., 1867 - 68) pages

Historical Record of the Seventy-Ninth Regiment of Foot: or Cameron Highlanders 
Robert Jameson  (Pub William Blackwood, 1863) 143 pages

Historical Records of The First, or Royal Regiment of Foot
Richard J. Cannon 1837 - 289 pages

The Hussar, Volume 1
George Robert Gleig  (Pub H. Colburn) 1837

The History of the Royal Corps of Sappers and Miners (Vol 1)
Thomas William John Connolly. 1855

The History of the Royal Corps of Sappers and Miners (Vol 2)
Thomas William John Connolly. 1855

The Military History of the Madras Engineers and Pioneers, from 1743 up to the Present Time (Vol 1)
By Major H. M. Vibart (1881)

The Military History of the Madras Engineers and Pioneers, from 1743 up to the Present Time (Vol 2)
By Major H. M. Vibart (1881)

GENERAL BRITISH HISTORY

British History

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank: But Uninvested with Heritable Honours, Volume 2
John Burke, (Pub Henry Colburn) 1835

Continuation of the Complete History of England, Volume 2
Tobias George Smollett (Printed for Richard Baldwin) 1760

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