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The German Army in World War I (2) : 1915-17 - Nigel Thomas

The German Army in World War I (2)


By: Nigel Thomas, Ramiro Bujeiro (Illustrator)

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The years 1915-17 saw the Imperial German Army, like the other Great War combatants, forced to adapt to the new realities of static trench warfare. Prewar uniforms and equipment had to be modified, for reasons of both utility and economy; on battlefields ruled by machine guns and artillery the steel helmet reappeared, and masks to protect against the terrifying new weapon of poison gas. The fashionable cavalry regiments became irrelevant on the Western Front; many were dismounted to join the infantry, while new types of unit usurped their prestige - assault battalions, and the air corps. This second volume in a three-part sequence offers a mass of detail on organization, uniforms and insignia, illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous colour artwork.

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..".beautifully illustrated and the eight color plates show off a variety of WWI uniforms/equipment that are appropriate for armies that fought in the RCW...fills a very necessary spot in my wargaming library... As always, Osprey books form the first line of any 'attack' on a new period of study!" --HMG Reviewing Stand

Overview; The High Command; Organisation of the Field Army; Operations - Western Front, Eastern Front, Italy, Balkans; Uniforms

ISBN: 9781841765662
ISBN-10: 184176566X
Series: Men-At-Arms (Osprey) : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 27th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.5  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.18