Ottoman Infantryman 1914-18, Paperback

Ottoman Infantryman 1914-18 Paperback

Illustrated by Christa Hook

Part of the Warrior series


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9781846035067



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