1918 The German Offensives Paperback
by John Sheen
In March 1918 the German Army launched a series of offensives that brought them very close to winning the war.
Military photographers followed their advance and took many photographs of the operations as they progressed.
This is the war seen from the German perspective, British and French soldiers lie dead on the battlefield, and Allied prisoners are escorted to the rear, as the German Artillery pound away covering the advance of the 'Feldgrau'.
These photographs are seldom seen in books dealing with the allied point of view.
Many scarce and rare photographs show the carnage of battle throughout March, April and May 1918.
The author has also included group photographs of some of the units involved, as well as in memoriam cards of individuals who fell or died of wounds.
This book will be a useful reference to anyone with an interest in the German Army during the First World War.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, Illustrated
- Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/01/2008
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781844156610
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Review by douboy50
Nice book of period photos of the German offensives of 1918. Most of the photos I have not seen before. Not just photos of after action destruction, but many of behind the lines activities and suppot units doing their work. Many photos of artillery destroyed, captured or in action. Provides and interesting view from the German perspective. Worth a look.