The Ottoman Army 1914–18

The Ottoman Army 1914–18

Men-at-Arms 269
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Illustrator: Raffaele Ruggeri
  • Short code: MAA 269
  • Publication Date: 28 Mar 1994
  • ISBN: 9781855324121
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The Ottoman Turkish Empire was one of the leading protagonists of World War I, and the stolid courage of the individual Ottoman soldier was recognised by all. Yet the army in which he served is, like the Ottoman empire itself, generally little understood. Over the four years of the Great War, the Ottoman Army, Navy and two tiny air services fought on five major fronts, as well as seeing troops serve in many other war zones. This title takes a close look at the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the Ottoman Army during this period, and dispels the numerous myths that have surrounded the examinations of its forces at this time. Navy, Air, auxiliary and allied forces are also covered.

Biographical Note

David Nicolle PhD was born in 1944 and was educated at Highgate School. For eight years he worked in the BBC Arabic Service. In 1971 he went 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University, and went on to teach art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. For Osprey, David has written many titles on Medieval and Islamic warfare. Raffaele Ruggeri lives and works in Bologna, Italy. He has a particular personal interest in the armies and forces of the Ottoman Empire, and has illustrated several titles for Osprey on this subject.


Introduction Prelude to the Great War Chronology The Army Uniforms and Equipment German Influence Transport The Navy The Air Forces Auxiliaries and Allies The Plates

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