If you find yourself craving more information and stories about World War I following a visit to "Courage Without Fear," Curator of Education Kevin Geary has compiled a list of books and films to enrich your experience!

Books about World War I

The Great Influenza by John M. Barry

Wilson by A. Scott Berg

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

A History of the Great War by Eric Dorn Brose

Woodrow Wilson by John Milton Cooper, Jr.

America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 by Alfred W. Crosby

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

The First World War: A Complete History by Martin Gilbert

Goodbye to All That: An Autobiography by Robert Graves

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie

July 1914: Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin

A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 by G. J. Meyer

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

And The World Went Dark: An Illustrated Interpretation of the Great War by Steven N. Patricia

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

To the Last Man by Jeff Shaara

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman


YA/Children’s Books about World War I

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne

Stories of World War I, Tony Bradman, editor

Remembrance by Theresa Breslin

Ellen’s People by Dennis Hamley

Night Flyers by Elizabeth McDavid Jones

After the Dancing Days by Margaret Kostkowski

Lord of the Nutcracker Men by Iain Lawrence

When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer by Beth Seidel Levine

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Winnie’s War by Jenny Moss

Truce: The Day Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy

Valentine Joe by Rebecca Stevens

The Great War: Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

War Girls: A Collection of First World War Stories through the Eyes of Young Women


Picture Books for Kids about World War I

A Brave Soldier by Nicolas Debon

War Game by Michael Foreman

The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman

Archie’s War by Marcia Williams


Films and Documentaries about World War I


Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Wings (1927)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

The Dawn Patrol (1930)

Hell’s Angels (1930)

Mata Hari (1931)

A Farewell to Arms (1932)

The Lost Patrol (1934)

The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Sergeant York (1941)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

The African Queen (1951)

What Price Glory (1952)

A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Darling Lili (1970)

War Horse (2011)



The Great War, 1914-1918 (1998)

World War I in Color (2003)

The First World War (2005)

American Experience: The Great War: 1918

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