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.
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
IMAGE: B3052.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/shm8xpz LINKS: 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.