The Great War has left an indelible mark in the consciousness of all nations involved. The scars of conflict are common in France, Belgium, Italy and farther afield in Gallipoli and the Middle East. Peter Doyle has made study of the Great War one of his specialist areas, and is well known for his work on trench warfare, the underground war, and the life of the average soldier, and is a well-known author in these fields.
Notable books include: 'Beneath Flanders' Fields: The Tunneller's War' (with Peter Barton and Johan Vandewalle, for Spellmount); 'Grasping Gallipoli, Terrain Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915' (with Peter Chasseaud, for Spellmount); 'Tommy's War, British Military Memorabilia, 1914–1918 (for Crowood); 'The British Soldier of the First World War', 'British Postcards of the First World War', 'First World War Britain', 'British Army Cap Badges of the First World War' and 'What Tommy Took to War' (all for Shire); 'Battle Story: Gallipoli, 1915', 'Battle Story: Loos 1915' and 'Trench Talk' (all for the History Press).
Notable additions include 'Remembering Tommy: The British Soldier of the First World War' for The History Press - a detailed and beautifully illustrated account of the soldier (written with Chris Foster); and the Haynes Manual: 'Great War Tommy' – a guide to the training, equipping and life of the Great War Tommy.
Peter Doyle's First World War in 100 Objects is the flagship book of the History Press Great War Centenary