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Germany in the Great War (Paperback)

Arras, Third Ypres & Cambrai

Military WWI > Battles & Campaigns > Arras WWI > Battles & Campaigns > Cambrai WWI > Battles & Campaigns > Ypres WWI > By Year > 1917 WWI > German Forces & Weaponry

By Joshua Bilton
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Germany in The Great War
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 250 illustrations
ISBN: 9781473876934
Published: 29th October 2021



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This book documents the experiences of the Central Powers, specifically Austria-Hungary, Germany and the Ottoman Empire during 1917, as they fought on land, at sea and in the air.

Drawing on hundreds of contemporary photographs, many of them never previously published, this book examines the experiences of these three nations, spotlighting not only the events that occurred throughout the year, but the lives of those individuals fighting and dying to defend their homelands, families and friends. Each chapter includes a succinct overview of a single front or theatre of operation, complimenting the hundreds of professional and amateur photographs contained within.

Though many of the images are of the German and Austro-Hungarian armies on the Westfront and Ostfront, several additional chapters also explore the fighting across other, lesser-known fronts, including the Südwest Front and in Sinai and Palestine, and Mesopotamia.

This book is an excellent pictorial guide that would be of benefit to anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of what life was like from the perspective of the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman armies, and their peoples during the fourth year of the First World War.

As Featured in.
October 2022 Edition.

Stand To! The Western Front Association

Overall, like all of the others books in this series, it is a really good book to pick up and flick through. The photographs are often unique, wide and varied, providing It is a very good overview of the German experience of these theatres of war, and provides an tremendous guide to anyone who seeks to obtain a better understanding of what life was like from the perspective of the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman armies, alongside their population, during this period of the Great War.

Jon Sandison

"Photograph-wise, the selection is excellent with 229 black and white photos along with five black and white illustrations. Uniforms and environments dominate the selections, which is a big help to painters, dioramists, and modelers."

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The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

If we need a reminder that war is a terrible thing, then this doesn't try to hide it. For those interested in the history of WW1 this is a great collection to see, and that little bit different for many of us I suspect for focussing on the German, Austro-Hungarian side of things. Recommended.

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Military Model Scene

I enjoyed this book, which I now regard as an important work of reference, and have no hesitation in recommending it. A publication of this quality doesn't need a lengthy review!

5 stars

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ARRSE (Army Rumour Service)

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Great War IPMS, Great War SIG newsletter – October 2021

About Joshua Bilton

Josh Bilton is a graduate of King’s College London (KCL), where he gained an MA in the History of War. He now lives and works in London.

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