Ottoman Infantryman 1914–18

Ottoman Infantryman 1914–18 cover

Ottoman Infantryman 1914–18

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Following the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913, the Ottoman Empire undertook a massive military retraining program. Although many histories have depicted the Ottomans as a poor fighting force, this was more often due to poor leadership and logistics. The typical Ottoman soldier, the asker, was tough, well-trained, and courageous. While fighting over varied terrain from Gallipoli, to Mesopotamia and to the Caucasus, they proved themselves to be able front-line troops. This is the first English-language book to focus exclusively on the Ottoman infantryman in the First World War. Using a combination of first-hand accounts, period photographs and specially commissioned artwork, it explores the recruitment, training, and combat experiences of these often–neglected warriors.

Table of Contents

Introduction-Chronology/Recruitment/ Enlistment Training Appearance Equipment On Campaign Belief and Belonging Experience of Battle After the Battle Collecting/Museums/Re-enactment Bibliography Glossary Index

Product details

Published 10 Feb 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846035067
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 28 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 145
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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