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The German Army on the Western Front 1915 (Hardback)

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By Jack Sheldon
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781848844667
Published: 3rd July 2012

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With the Central Powers holding the initiative throughout, 1915 was the year that largely determined the way the remainder of the war would be fought. Constantly on the offensive in the vast open spaces of the Eastern Front, the German Army stood on the strategic defensive in the West. There, with minimal ground-holding forces and thanks to skilful deployment of limited reserves of men and guns, it repulsed with bloody losses every attempt by the Western Allies to drive it from occupied France and Belgium.

Shortages of weapons, equipment and ammunition forced both sides to tool up for what was clearly becoming a long war of attrition. Although the Western Front had stabilized by the end of 1914, this did not mean that tactical thinking and developments also stood still. Every Allied attempt to break the deadlock elicited a response from the German defenders, who brought the tactics of positional warfare to a high state of refinement. Trench systems increased in depth and complexity. The machine gun proved its lethality and the result for the Western Allies was one costly setback after another, with French losses reaching a staggering 1,000,000 fatalities by the end of the year.

This superbly researched book provides the clearest and most comprehensive German perspective yet on this period of the War. It covers such well-known actions as Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, where gas was used on a large scale for the first time, Aubers Ridge and Loos as well as the appalling clashes in Champagne and the Argonne Forest.

The latest in the Author's acclaimed series, The German Army on the Western Front, 1915 will be welcomed as essential reading by all with a close interest in the First World War.

The book comes with a collection of 41 black and white photographs of high quality , in addition to numerous maps of situation where the various clashes occurred for a better understanding of the stories .

This is another of those books that leave their mark on the history of the ever and less unknown World War .

Read the full review here. (Spanish review - can be translated)

José Manuél Rico Cortés (Mister JM) - Miniaturas JM

A well-illustrated book, this is a fine case study in the effect of war as a transformative catalyst in weapons development with inventors, scientists, engineers, manufactures and soldiers interacting together to develop new and ever-more efficient ways of killing their fellow men. Recommended.

The western front association stand to! No. 97
 Jack Sheldon

About Jack Sheldon

Educated at Inverness Royal Academy, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Universities of Lancaster and Westminster, Jack Sheldon completed a thirty-five year career as a member of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment.

In 1982 he graduated from the German General Staff course at the Führungsakademie, Hamburg and went on to fill international staff appointments and to command an infantry training battalion. His final post before retirement in 2003 was as Military Attaché Berlin.

He now lives in France and has rapidly established himself as an expert in German First World War history. He was an honorary researcher for the Thiepval Visitor Centre Project, is a member of the British Commission for Military History and is the author of the highly acclaimed The German Army on the Somme 1914 – 1916, The German Army at Passchendaele and a number of Battleground Europe titles.

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