The German Army in World War I (1): 1914–15 (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

The German Army in World War I (1): 1914–15 (Men-at-Arms) By Nigel Thomas, Gerry Embleton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nigel Thomas, Gerry Embleton (Illustrator)
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In August 1914 the mobilization of Imperial Germany's 800,000-strong army ushered in the first great war of the modern age - a war which still stands as the greatest slaughter of soldiers in history. That German Army is also the best example of a particular period of military thought, when virtually the whole manpower of the European nations was integrated into mass conscript armies, supported by several age categories of reservists and by dedicated industrial and transport systems. In this first of three volumes the author offers an extraordinary mass of information, in text and tables, illustrated by photographs and colour plates.

About the Author

Dr Nigel Thomas is an accomplished linguist and military historian and is currently a Senior Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was recently awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO.

Praise For…

“...beautifull 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781841765655
ISBN-10: 1841765651
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: August 20th, 2003
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms