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    Nigel Thomas(Author) Ramiro Bujeiro(Illustrator)

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The years 1915-17 saw the Imperial German Army forced to adapt to the new realities of static trench warfare. Prewar uniforms and equipment had to be modified, for both utility and economy; on battlefields ruled by machine guns and artillery the steel helmet reappeared, as well as masks to protect against poison gas. Fashionable cavalry regiments soon proved irrelevant on the Western Front; many were dismounted to join the infantry, while new units usurped their prestige - assault battalions, and the air corps. This second volume in a three-part sequence offers vast detail on organisation, uniforms and insignia, illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous colour artwork.

.,."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"."..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"..".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"...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""..".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

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  • By T. Chadwick on 19 June 2010

    This book is the second volume in a three part series reviewing the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the German Army during the Great War. In particular it covers the uniforms and organisation of German Army during the period between the introduction of the German M1915 uniform on 21 September 1915 and the day before the opening of the British offensive at Arras on 8 April 1917.The book itself is very much a technical book dealing with both the broad strokes and the minutiae of the uniforms of the German Army of the period. Its printed text is both compact and dense and requires careful attention while reading.The volume's content consists of 48 pages (including plates)and it is divided into 4 principal sections and an index.Its first section deals with the German Empire and Army in 1915 and it covers the High Command and higher formations of the German Armies, Corps, Divisions and Divisional establishments. Its value is mostly historic.The second section deals (briefly) with German strategy and tactics on the Western, Eastern,Italian, West Balkan, Rumanian and Middle Eastern Fronts, but as might be expected in a publication of this size,it really only touches on 'grand strategy' (eg Verdun) and it barely touches upon German military tactics between 1915 and 1917 if at all.The third section covers the German uniforms of the period and here is where the true value of this publication lies. It overviews the uniforms of the Line infantry (Assault troops), second line infantry (Reserve, Landwehr and Landsturm), Light Infantry (Jagers, Rifles, Cyclists, Mountain Troops) Machine Gun units, General Officers and Staff, Cavalry (Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Hussars, Lancers and Light Horse) Technical troops (Engineers and Mortar troops) Communication troops, the Air Service, Supply troops, Medical and veterinary corps troops, Labour units, Military police and their insignia.This section also contains 8 pages of coloured plates which may be of assistance to wargamers and modellers alike.Section 4 contains the usual Osprey commentary on the booklet's central plates together with some addditional black and white photographs.Overall it is a useful addition to the expanding number of Osprey publications dealing with the First World War and it is likely be of some use to wargamers or modellers who are interested in this period.

  • By ridgeback on 18 April 2014

    well worth replacing or adding to the original single volume ww1 german forces book. Great colour plates & lots of new infomation


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