The British Army in World War I (1)

The Western Front 1914–16

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The British Army in World War I (1)

The Western Front 1914–16

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At the outbreak of World War I in August 1914 the British Army was unique: it was a small force raised entirely by voluntary recruitment. The first campaigns of the British Expeditionary Force brought admiration from the enemy, but by the end of 1914 it had been virtually eliminated. Kitchener's call for new volunteers drew such a patriotic response that by mid-1916 the BEF had grown to 55 divisions. This book explains and llustrates the uniform, equipment and organization of the British Army up to the end of the battle of the Somme.

Table of Contents

Campaign summary · Organisation - the Regular Army & British Expeditionary Force - Territorial Force - 'Kitchener's Army' - RN & RM units operating on land · Training · Leadership · Communications · Uniforms · Insignia · Decorations · Personal equipment & weapons · Supporting arms

Product details

Published Sep 25 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763996
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 391
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mike Chappell

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