This is a volume in the Great War series from the German perspective. There is a wealth of photographic illustration and this is perhaps the most important book in the series because the war was to be won or lost in the first year – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Germany in the Great War, The Opening Year, Mobilization, The Advance & Naval Warfare FILE: R2610 AUTHOR: Joshua Bilton PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 184 PRICE: £15.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: War, Great War, First World War, WWI, World War 1, World War I, technology, naval warfare, war at sea, soldiers, rapid advance, short war, surprises of war. ISBN: 1-47382-742-6 IMAGE: B2610.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/ya48uu3q LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This is a volume in the Great War series from the German perspective. There is a wealth of photographic illustration and this is perhaps the most important book in the series because the war was to be won or lost in the first year – Highly Recommended. This is a photo essay with text confined to introductions, captions and extended captions. The reader may be surprised by the scope and quality of the images. Although the camera went to war during the American Civil War and a number of conflicts that followed, the First World War was the first where the photojournalist competed, and mostly won, with the war artist, and where cameras were available in large numbers, both those provided for military photographers and those private cameras carried by ordinary soldiers. Considering the conditions under which many images were captured, and the availability of processing facilities, an incredible number of images have survived and survived in incredibly good condition. This book provides a unique image of war for the Germans in the first year. When the Germans invaded Belgium and France they needed to advance rapidly and win in the West, allowing them to move their troops by rail to the East Front and the defeat of the Russians. For them it was a case of winning in the first few months or ultimately losing badly. As history records, their advance stalled and was thrown back to be followed by a horrible war of attrition and a humiliating surrender that was so bad that it stored up the determination to try again and seek revenge. This study of the first year makes it much easier to understand what followed and why.