The History of the East Lancashire Regiment in the Great War 1914-1919 edited by Major General Sir N. Nicholson (Littlebury Bros., Liverpool, 1936)
Detailed battalion-by-battalion history. Recently reprinted in two volumes by the Queen's Lancashire Regiment and available by mail order from the Regimental Museum Shop for GBP55.00 including UK P&P. (Prices correct as of August 2003).
Accrington's Pals: The Full Story by Andrew Jackson, published by Pen & Sword Military, ISBN 9781848844698.
A new history of the Accrington Pals and the Accrington & Burnley Howitzer Brigade for which supplementary notes are available.
Accrington Pals by William Turner, published by Pen & Sword Books, ISBN 0850523605.
An earlier history of the Accrington Pals.
Accrington Pals Trail by William Turner, published by Pen & Sword Books, ISBN 0850526361.
Companion volume to the above.
Chorley Pals by Steve Williams and John Garwood, published by Chorley Pals Memorial 2009.
A history of "Y" Company of the Accrington Pals, 1914-1919.
Serre by Jack Horsfall and Nigel Cave, published by Pen & Sword Books 1996, ISBN 085052508X.
The story of all the battles for Serre in the First World War. Includes car and walking tours of the Serre battlefields.
Battlefront: 1st July 1916. The First Day of the Somme published by The National Archives 1996, ISBN 1873162340.
A fascinating collection of documents and maps relating to the Accrington Pals held at The National Archives.
A Covenant with Death by John Harris, published by Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. 1961.
Although a work of fiction, this book could just as easily be factual, relating the story of a recruit into the Sheffield City Battalion and reaching its climax with the 1st July attack on Serre.
The First Day on the Somme by Martin Middlebrook, published by Penguin Books Ltd 1994, ISBN 0140171347.
An excellent account, making extensive use of veterans' recollections. Following its first publication in 1971, this book was probably largely responsible for the growth in interest in the Western Front over recent years.
The Somme by Lyn Macdonald, published by Penguin Books Ltd 1993, ISBN 0140178678.
A very readable account covering the entire Battle of the Somme. Highly recommended.