Camera On 16, Kaiserliche Und Konigliche Eisenbahn-Bau Kompanie, In Western Galicia 1914-1915, Vol 2

The MMP Camera On series features rare and stunning images, as in this new book. Much of the Eastern Front fighting took place in what became Poland and the railways played a vital role. – Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Camera On 16, Kaiserliche Und Konigliche Eisenbahn-Bau Kompanie, In 
Western Galicia 1914-1915, Vol 2
FILE: R3052
AUTHOR: Marek Dubinski, Tomasz Basarabowicz
PUBLISHER: Mushroom Model Publications
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £15.00                                                                
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWI, World War I, World War 1, First World War, The Great War, 
transport, logistics, railways, rail roads, steam locomotives, operations, war effort, 
Galicia

ISBN: 978-1-5267-5752-4

IMAGE: B3052.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The MMP Camera On series features rare and stunning images, as 
in this new book. Much of the Eastern Front fighting took place in what became 
Poland and the railways played a vital role. – Highly Recommended.

During World War I, the land which became Poland was fought over as the Eastern 
Front moved back and forth. To move troops and heavy equipment rapidly, the 
railways were indispensable and the Imperial Railway Construction Company was 
tasked with maintaining, modifying and adding to the existing rail network. This is 
an area of railway and military history that has been largely neglected, making this 
new book and its Vol 1 important sources of information.

MMP has two strong publishing interests. It covers Polish history, making it widely 
available through English language additions. It also has a fine catalogue of books 
directed at model makers and model engineers. As a result, they have a well rehearsed 
system of production that enables lavish illustration to be embedded with descriptive 
text as captions, extended captions and text introductions, usually in A4 format and 
offered at a low price for the quality of production and content.

In this Vol 2, the KEBK work in Western Galicia (today, Southern Poland) during the 
opening stages of the war is depicted with many never before published images, 
mostly of great detail and clarity. Considering the conditions under which the film 
was shot, the available processing facilities and the years that have elapsed, the 
definition is excellent, showing for the first time the range of activities and backdrops.

Southern Galicia already had rail track before WWI. As in many countries the level 
of building rail track during the late Nineteenth Century was extensive and formed the 
main alternative to river and coastal transport. However, the needs of war required 
new building and the repair of replacement of track destroyed by war. Locomotives 
and rolling stock are well depicted and bridges are displayed in their various form, 
many being wooden trestle bridges, thrown up across waterways and low ground. 
This coverage is very applicable to rail enthusiasts and military enthusiasts are 
rewarded by imagery of the effects of war.

An interesting book that displays many images that will show a new rail world in 
detail.