1918 the German Offensives

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In March 1918 the German Army launched a series of offensives that brought them very close to winning the war. Military photographers followed their advance and took many photographs of the operations as they progressed. This is the war seen from the German perspective, British and French soldiers lie dead on the battlefield, and Allied prisoners are escorted to the rear, as the German Artillery pound away covering the advance of the 'Feldgrau'.

These photographs are seldom seen...

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1918 The German Offensives: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

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Overview

In March 1918 the German Army launched a series of offensives that brought them very close to winning the war. Military photographers followed their advance and took many photographs of the operations as they progressed. This is the war seen from the German perspective, British and French soldiers lie dead on the battlefield, and Allied prisoners are escorted to the rear, as the German Artillery pound away covering the advance of the 'Feldgrau'.

These photographs are seldom seen in books dealing with the allied point of view. Many scarce and rare photographs show the carnage of battle throughout March, April and May 1918. The author has also included group photographs of some of the units involved, as well as memorial cards of individuals who fell or died of wounds.

This book will be a useful reference to anyone with an interest in the German Army during the First World War.

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Over the Front
provides a good close up look at soldiers, guns, shells, small arms and other points of interest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844156610
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Series: IMAGES OF WAR
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
Preparation
21 March 1918: 'Michael' - the Kaiser's Battle
The Battle Continues
The Attacks in the North
The Chemin des Dames, The Aisne and The Marne
The Other French Fronts
Tanks
Epilogue
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