The German Army 1914–18

The German Army 1914–18

Men-at-Arms 80
  • Author: Donald Fosten, Robert Marrion
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: MAA 80
  • Publication Date: 27 Jul 1978
  • ISBN: 9780850452839
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The Imperial German Army began the Great War as the most professionally impressive conscript force in the world. This fascinating book by Donald Fosten and Robert Marrion explores in great detail the organisation, tactics, weapons, uniforms, equipment and origins of this army that fought in World War I from its start in 1914 to their ultimate defeat in 1918. Numerous contemporary photographs serve to illustrate this engaging and informative text which covers such wide-ranging topics as conscription, artillery and the army veterinary service. Eight full page colour plates by military artist Gerry Embleton, together with extensive commentaries provide a wealth of information concerning the uniforms and equipment of troops from a variety of services.

Biographical Note

Donald S V Fosten was born in London in 1924, the son of a master military embroiderer and a Court Embroidress. He worked as a student with the Herald Painter at the College of Arms before wartime army service which was initially spent with the Welch Regiment in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Austria and Germany. For many years a leading researcher and author on uniform history, he produced, with his brother Bryan Fosten, a number of books and many articles. He was a President of the British Model Soldier Society BMSS and a leading member of the Society for Army Historical Research. Robert Marrion is an expert on the forces of World War I. He has co-authored various titles for Osprey's Men-at-Arms series on this subject. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s. An illustrator of a number of Osprey titles including Men-at-Arms 81: The British Army 1914-18 and Men-at-Arms 65: The Royal Navy 1790-1970, he now lives in Switzerland.


The Unification of Germany The Ausmarsch, 1914 Organization Conscription and Mobilization The Plates

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