Osprey Men-at-Arms 407 : The German Army in World War I (2) 1915-1917
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. The steel helmet reappeared on battlefields now ruled by machine guns and artillery, as did 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, and their prestige was usurped by new types of units - the assault battalions, and the air corps. This second book of three offers a mass of detail on organization, uniforms and insignia, illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous colour artwork. Text by Nigel Thomas with illustrations by Ramiro Bujeiro.
- The High Command
- Organisation of the Field Army
The books in this series are;
Men-at-Arms 394 : The German Army in World War I (1) 1914-1915
Men-at-Arms 407 : The German Army in World War I (2) 1915-1917
Men-at-Arms 419 : The German Army in World War I (3) 1917-1918