The British Army in World War I (3) (Men-at-Arms 406)

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Although Britain's greatest commitment of land forces was on the Western Front during World War I (1914-1918), British, Empire and Dominion troops also fought in other theatres of operations – and in some cases continued to fight there after the Armistice had ended hostilities in the West. This last of our series of three titles describes these far-flung campaigns, in Italy, the Balkans, the Middle East, several parts of Africa, Russia, China, and even the North-West Frontier of India. The text is illustrated ...

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Overview

Although Britain's greatest commitment of land forces was on the Western Front during World War I (1914-1918), British, Empire and Dominion troops also fought in other theatres of operations – and in some cases continued to fight there after the Armistice had ended hostilities in the West. This last of our series of three titles describes these far-flung campaigns, in Italy, the Balkans, the Middle East, several parts of Africa, Russia, China, and even the North-West Frontier of India. The text is illustrated with contemporary photographs, and with meticulous colour plates of British, African, Indian and Australian troops, in the uniforms and equipment used on battle fronts from the desert sands to the snows of north Russia.

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"...beautifully 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841764016
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/8/2005
  • Series: Men-at-Arms Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,144,009
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952. Over the next 22 years of infantry soldiering, many of them spent with the Gloucester Regiment, he held every rank and many regimental appointments up to WO1 and Regimental Sergeant Major. He retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has also written and illustrated many quality books for Osprey.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Imperial and Dominion contingents: the Indian Army - other armies of the Empire
Seizing the German Empire 6
The Far East
African campaigns: Togoland - the Cameroons - German South-West Africa - German East Africa
Campaigns Against the Turks 14
1914-15: the Sinai - Mesopotamia
1915: Gallipoli
1915-17: the Senussi uprising - the Sinai
1916-18: Mesopotamia - the Arab revolt - Palestine - Syria
The Balkans 23
Macedonia - the Salonika front
Italy 34
Russia 37
RNAS armoured cars - 'Syren' & 'Elope' Forces
Minor fronts
British & Empire formations on the Eastern & Southern Fronts
Uniforms & Equipment 39
Select Bibliography 43
The Plates 44
Index 48
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2009

    The British Army on the Eastern Fronts in World War I

    This is up to usual standards of Osprey's Men-at-Arms series. The focus is on the uniforms and equipment. This book covers all the secondary fronts of the First World War in and around Europe: Africa, Turkey, Mesopotamia,Palestine, Greece, Italy, Russia and Egypt/Sinai. The photographs are numerous and outstanding. The illustrations are second to none.

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