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ANZAC Infantryman 1914-15: From New Guinea to Gallipoli
Summer, Ian
ISBN: 9781849083287
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR155. This title explores the recruitment, training, and combat experiences of the famous ANZAC infantry in the opening years of World War I. Worried about the growing power of Japan and the German Far Eastern colonies, Australia and New Zealand had both introduced conscription in 1912. When war broke out in 1914, the men already in the system provided a small nucleus of trained soldiers, but at least half of those who went on to serve abroad had no previous military experience. Australians rushed to the colors even before their government had formally offered troops to Britain. Some initial training was undertaken in Australia, but most of the work had to be done when the AIF reached Egypt. Although the Anzacs were expecting to go on to France, little use was made of the experience of men who had already served on the Western Front. The decision to employ the Anzacs in the very different theatre of Gallipoli came as a complete surprise. The events at the Anzac and Suvla beach-heads have acquired an almost legendary status. In combat, the ANZACs responded with great discipline and a bravery that sometimes bordered on recklessness. This book takes a close look at day-to-day life in the trenches of Gallipoli. The terrain was hard and stony, making the construction of trenches difficult. Water was constantly in short supply, and the rear areas remained well within the range of Turkish artillery. It also explores how the wounded were treated, the effects of disease in the crowded beach-head, and of weather-related complaints such as frostbite, which hospitalized many men. The experience of Gallipoli had a profound effect on those who survived, imbuing the ANZACs with an esprit de corps that characterized their superlative performance in France. Indeed it continues to mark the psyche of the two nations down to the present day.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005790  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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ANZAC Infantryman 1914-15: From New Guinea to Gallipoli
Summer, Ian
ISBN: 9781849083287
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR155. This title explores the recruitment, training, and combat experiences of the famous ANZAC infantry in the opening years of World War I. Worried about the growing power of Japan and the German Far Eastern colonies, Australia and New Zealand had both introduced conscription in 1912. When war broke out in 1914, the men already in the system provided a small nucleus of trained soldiers, but at least half of those who went on to serve abroad had no previous military experience. Australians rushed to the colors even before their government had formally offered troops to Britain. Some initial training was undertaken in Australia, but most of the work had to be done when the AIF reached Egypt. Although the Anzacs were expecting to go on to France, little use was made of the experience of men who had already served on the Western Front. The decision to employ the Anzacs in the very different theatre of Gallipoli came as a complete surprise. The events at the Anzac and Suvla beach-heads have acquired an almost legendary status. In combat, the ANZACs responded with great discipline and a bravery that sometimes bordered on recklessness. This book takes a close look at day-to-day life in the trenches of Gallipoli. The terrain was hard and stony, making the construction of trenches difficult. Water was constantly in short supply, and the rear areas remained well within the range of Turkish artillery. It also explores how the wounded were treated, the effects of disease in the crowded beach-head, and of weather-related complaints such as frostbite, which hospitalized many men. The experience of Gallipoli had a profound effect on those who survived, imbuing the ANZACs with an esprit de corps that characterized their superlative performance in France. Indeed it continues to mark the psyche of the two nations down to the present day.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005629  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Armies in the Balkans 1914-18
Thomas, Nigel
ISBN: 9781841761947
Osprey Pub Co  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA356. Recent history should remind us that it was events in the Balkans which sparked off the Great War, with the assassination of the Austrian heir Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and the consequent invasion of Serbia by Austro-Hungarian armies on 2 August 1914. Nevertheless, the subsequent four-year war in that theatre is always overshadowed by the simultaneous campaigns on the Western Front. For the first time this book offers a concise account of these complex campaigns, the organisation, orders of battle, and the uniforms and insignia of the armies involved: Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian, British, French, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek and Rumanian.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006535  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Army Cap Badges of the First World War
Doyle, Peter; Foster, Chris
ISBN: 9780747807971
Shire Books  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 128 pages. The fascination with the British involvement in the First World War extends to all aspects of the conflict. The battles and their outcomes; the armies and their leaders; the conditions of trench warfare; and the controversies form part of the growing literature examining every aspect of a war that was to cast a shadow over the rest of the twentieth century, the effects of which are still being felt today. For the British army, the cap badge is the most easily identifiable form of insignia. It represents a distillation of the pride of the regiment, its various battle honors and symbols borne proudly on the metallic emblem that was worn on all headdress, even within the trenches. Identification of the cap badge on old photographs is a first, important step in unraveling the military service of an individual. Cap badges have been collected avidly since they were first thought of in the nineteenth century. Cap-badge collecting is as popular now as it has ever been; yet with a growing number of fakes and forgeries, there is a need for a book that illustrates clearly the main types, and allows the collector and family historian alike to understand their meaning. Surprisingly, there are no real comprehensive web-based resources; and the available books (many of which are out of print), are often dull, arcane and poorly illustrated with grey, muddy images of otherwise spectacular badges. This book illustrates, for the first time in full color and high quality, images of the main types of badges used by the British Army in World War I. In addition, contemporary illustrations of the soldiers themselves wearing the badges, and the wider importance of their symbolism, is also included. Employing the skills of an established writer (and collector) and artist, it provides a unique reference guide for all people interested in the World War I.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004949  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Army Cap Badges of the First World War
Doyle, Peter; Foster, Chris
ISBN: 9780747807971
Shire Books  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 128 pages. The fascination with the British involvement in the First World War extends to all aspects of the conflict. The battles and their outcomes; the armies and their leaders; the conditions of trench warfare; and the controversies form part of the growing literature examining every aspect of a war that was to cast a shadow over the rest of the twentieth century, the effects of which are still being felt today. For the British army, the cap badge is the most easily identifiable form of insignia. It represents a distillation of the pride of the regiment, its various battle honors and symbols borne proudly on the metallic emblem that was worn on all headdress, even within the trenches. Identification of the cap badge on old photographs is a first, important step in unraveling the military service of an individual. Cap badges have been collected avidly since they were first thought of in the nineteenth century. Cap-badge collecting is as popular now as it has ever been; yet with a growing number of fakes and forgeries, there is a need for a book that illustrates clearly the main types, and allows the collector and family historian alike to understand their meaning. Surprisingly, there are no real comprehensive web-based resources; and the available books (many of which are out of print), are often dull, arcane and poorly illustrated with grey, muddy images of otherwise spectacular badges. This book illustrates, for the first time in full color and high quality, images of the main types of badges used by the British Army in World War I. In addition, contemporary illustrations of the soldiers themselves wearing the badges, and the wider importance of their symbolism, is also included. Employing the skills of an established writer (and collector) and artist, it provides a unique reference guide for all people interested in the World War I.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005838  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Battle Insignia (1) 1914-18
Chappell, Mike
ISBN: 9780850457278
Osprey Pub Co  1986 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA182. The British soldiers who marched off to fight in World War I in 1914 wore only regimental insignia, yet by the time of the armistice in November 1918, insignia in the British Army had undergone a considerable change. Now visible was a bewildering display of coloured devices on uniforms, helmets, vehicles, guns, signboards and flags. Regimental badges remained but were joined by divisional insignia. These were rarely seen in the front line. Instead the 'battle patch' had appeared for combat use. In this beautifully illustrated book Mike Chappell looks at the colourful variety of insignia used by the British Army during the Great War.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008130  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Tommy: 1914-18
Pegler, Martin
ISBN: 1855325411
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 1996 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR016. World War 1 was a watershed in British military and social history, and even now the repercussions can still be felt. No town or village in the British Isles escaped casualty, and the creative genius of a generation was wiped out, at an incalculable loss to society. This book looks in detail at how the British soldier lived, fought and died during the traumatic war years. Enlistment, training and all aspects of life on active service are carefully examined, including discipline, relaxation and even the type and quality of food that soldiers ate. The analysis of the British infantryman's experience is greatly aided by the memories of old soldiers, which provide an interesting and often vivid account of life on the Western Front. Contents: Historical Background, Chronology, Enlistment, Training, Uniform and Equipment, Weapons, Active Service, Food, Relaxation and Leave, Discipline, Combat and Tactics, Casualties, On Campaign, Visiting the Battlefield, Further Reading.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007560  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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French Poilu 1914-18
Sumner, Ian
ISBN: 9781846033322
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR134. During World War One the French Army was in a state of disarray, plagued by indiscipline, mutinies and desertion. The ordinary French citizens that were called upon to defend their motherland - the Poilu - were disrespected and demoralized, and the infamous mutinies of 1917 by the Poilu were not protests against the war itself, but against how the war was conducted. Ian Sumner expertly charts the history of the Poilu, from the conscription of hundreds of thousands of men, through their training, to the horrors of the trenches and the fear of no manís land. Accompanied by new artwork and diagrams, this book provides a fascinating insight into the experiences of ordinary Frenchman called upon to defend their motherland.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007716  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Cavalry Uniforms of WW1: The 1915 Dress and Field Uniform
Bassett-Powell, Bruce
Uniformology  2008 
 Soft Cover ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** By the middle of the Great War, the German High Command was still convinced they were going to be victorious. Plans were therefore made to update the Parade uniforms of the army and the new Parade Uniform regulations were issued in 1915. Essentially, the old uniform details such as facings, pipings and lace remained the same as before the war, except that the basic color of the uniform was Field Grey for all branches. History was not kind to these plans. As the war deepened it became apparent that new dress uniforms would be a matter decided at the end of the war. Consequently few of these uniforms were ever issued and then mostly to officers. Other ranks could purchase them for walking out and many did but by Warís end the issue of uniforms, dress or otherwise, would be largely academic. 30 Pages of text and 20 color plates.  As New
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003895  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Cavalry Uniforms of WW1: The 1915 Dress and Field Uniform
Bassett-Powell, Bruce
Uniformology  2008 
 Soft Cover ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** By the middle of the Great War, the German High Command was still convinced they were going to be victorious. Plans were therefore made to update the Parade uniforms of the army and the new Parade Uniform regulations were issued in 1915. Essentially, the old uniform details such as facings, pipings and lace remained the same as before the war, except that the basic color of the uniform was Field Grey for all branches. History was not kind to these plans. As the war deepened it became apparent that new dress uniforms would be a matter decided at the end of the war. Consequently few of these uniforms were ever issued and then mostly to officers. Other ranks could purchase them for walking out and many did but by Warís end the issue of uniforms, dress or otherwise, would be largely academic. 30 Pages of text and 20 color plates.  As New
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003893  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Cavalry Uniforms of WW1: The 1915 Dress and Field Uniform
Bassett-Powell, Bruce
Uniformology  2008 
 Soft Cover ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** By the middle of the Great War, the German High Command was still convinced they were going to be victorious. Plans were therefore made to update the Parade uniforms of the army and the new Parade Uniform regulations were issued in 1915. Essentially, the old uniform details such as facings, pipings and lace remained the same as before the war, except that the basic color of the uniform was Field Grey for all branches. History was not kind to these plans. As the war deepened it became apparent that new dress uniforms would be a matter decided at the end of the war. Consequently few of these uniforms were ever issued and then mostly to officers. Other ranks could purchase them for walking out and many did but by Warís end the issue of uniforms, dress or otherwise, would be largely academic. 30 Pages of text and 20 color plates.  As New
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004316  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Cavalry Uniforms of WW1: The 1915 Dress and Field Uniform
Bassett-Powell, Bruce
Uniformology  2008 
 Soft Cover ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** By the middle of the Great War, the German High Command was still convinced they were going to be victorious. Plans were therefore made to update the Parade uniforms of the army and the new Parade Uniform regulations were issued in 1915. Essentially, the old uniform details such as facings, pipings and lace remained the same as before the war, except that the basic color of the uniform was Field Grey for all branches. History was not kind to these plans. As the war deepened it became apparent that new dress uniforms would be a matter decided at the end of the war. Consequently few of these uniforms were ever issued and then mostly to officers. Other ranks could purchase them for walking out and many did but by Warís end the issue of uniforms, dress or otherwise, would be largely academic. 30 Pages of text and 20 color plates.  As New
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004317  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Grenades and Their Uses
Law, R. Lieut-Col.
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 1916 
 Soft Cover New book, 113 pages. This is a reprint of the 1916 training manual for the Australian Imperial Forces in Grenades and their uses. It covers Training and Employment of Grenadiers, Improvised Grenades - Jam-tin, Brush-back, and Cricket-bat; Class 1: Turkish, British, Law-Adams; Class 2: Pitcher, Mills, Welsh Berry, British Mark 6 and 7; Class 3: British, Mexican, Australian; Rifle Grenades and Miscelaneous; Trench Periscopes; Fuses, Detonators and Explosives; Organisation of Grenadiers; Trench Catapults, West Spring Gun, Stokes Gun.   As New
Price: $7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006840  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Grenades and Their Uses
Law, R. Lieut-Col.
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 1916 
 Soft Cover New book, 113 pages. This is a reprint of the 1916 training manual for the Australian Imperial Forces in Grenades and their uses. It covers Training and Employment of Grenadiers, Improvised Grenades - Jam-tin, Brush-back, and Cricket-bat; Class 1: Turkish, British, Law-Adams; Class 2: Pitcher, Mills, Welsh Berry, British Mark 6 and 7; Class 3: British, Mexican, Australian; Rifle Grenades and Miscelaneous; Trench Periscopes; Fuses, Detonators and Explosives; Organisation of Grenadiers; Trench Catapults, West Spring Gun, Stokes Gun.   As New
Price: $7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006841  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Grenades and Their Uses
Law, R. Lieut-Col.
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 1916 
 Soft Cover New book, 113 pages. This is a reprint of the 1916 training manual for the Australian Imperial Forces in Grenades and their uses. It covers Training and Employment of Grenadiers, Improvised Grenades - Jam-tin, Brush-back, and Cricket-bat; Class 1: Turkish, British, Law-Adams; Class 2: Pitcher, Mills, Welsh Berry, British Mark 6 and 7; Class 3: British, Mexican, Australian; Rifle Grenades and Miscelaneous; Trench Periscopes; Fuses, Detonators and Explosives; Organisation of Grenadiers; Trench Catapults, West Spring Gun, Stokes Gun.   As New
Price: $7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006839  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Grenades and Their Uses
Law, R. Lieut-Col.
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 1916 
 Soft Cover New book, 113 pages. This is a reprint of the 1916 training manual for the Australian Imperial Forces in Grenades and their uses. It covers Training and Employment of Grenadiers, Improvised Grenades - Jam-tin, Brush-back, and Cricket-bat; Class 1: Turkish, British, Law-Adams; Class 2: Pitcher, Mills, Welsh Berry, British Mark 6 and 7; Class 3: British, Mexican, Australian; Rifle Grenades and Miscelaneous; Trench Periscopes; Fuses, Detonators and Explosives; Organisation of Grenadiers; Trench Catapults, West Spring Gun, Stokes Gun.   As New
Price: $7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006838  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Grenades and Their Uses
Law, R. Lieut-Col.
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 1916 
 Soft Cover New book, 113 pages. This is a reprint of the 1916 training manual for the Australian Imperial Forces in Grenades and their uses. It covers Training and Employment of Grenadiers, Improvised Grenades - Jam-tin, Brush-back, and Cricket-bat; Class 1: Turkish, British, Law-Adams; Class 2: Pitcher, Mills, Welsh Berry, British Mark 6 and 7; Class 3: British, Mexican, Australian; Rifle Grenades and Miscelaneous; Trench Periscopes; Fuses, Detonators and Explosives; Organisation of Grenadiers; Trench Catapults, West Spring Gun, Stokes Gun.   As New
Price: $7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006977  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Grenades and Their Uses
Law, R. Lieut-Col.
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 1916 
 Soft Cover New book, 113 pages. This is a reprint of the 1916 training manual for the Australian Imperial Forces in Grenades and their uses. It covers Training and Employment of Grenadiers, Improvised Grenades - Jam-tin, Brush-back, and Cricket-bat; Class 1: Turkish, British, Law-Adams; Class 2: Pitcher, Mills, Welsh Berry, British Mark 6 and 7; Class 3: British, Mexican, Australian; Rifle Grenades and Miscelaneous; Trench Periscopes; Fuses, Detonators and Explosives; Organisation of Grenadiers; Trench Catapults, West Spring Gun, Stokes Gun.   As New
Price: $7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006976  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Officers and Soldiers of the French Army 1914 August-December
Joineau, Andre
ISBN: 9782352501046
Histoire & Collection  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 66 pages. In this first volume, the author details the "smartest army in Europe", and provides a clear, simple and detailed guide to the main uniforms by French troops at the outset of the war: the Army in France (General Staff, Saint-Cyr, Infantry, Mountain Infantry, Chasseurs a Pied, Chasseurs Alpins, Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Chasseurs a Cheval, Hussars, Artillery, Engineers, Balloons, Military Aviation, Supply Train, Gendarmerie, Services, Quartermaster, Administration, Military Telegraph, Treasury and Post. Medical, Veterinary) The Army of Africa (Zouaves, Algerian Tiralleurs, African Light Infantry, Foreign Legion, African Chasseurs, Spahis) Colonial Troops and the Navy.  As New
Price: $32.99 (AUD)
Book Number: 003925  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Officers and Soldiers of the French Army 1915-1918
Jouineau, Andre
ISBN: 9782352501053
Histoire & Collection  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 65 pages. In this second volume, Andre Jouineau depicts the French Army from the first trenches to the Victory. Beginning in the winter of 1914-1915 with the first alterations in the uniform with velvet and horizon blue and ending in 1918 with the Adrian helmet. Andre Jouineau's book tells the story of the French soldierís entry into the 20th Century and modern warfare. In this volume, the author presents the army in France (General Staff, Infantry, Mountain Infantry, Chasseurs a Pied, Chasseurs Alpins, Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Chasseurs ŗ Cheval, Hussars, Artillery, Engineers, Balloons etc.) the Army of Africa (Zouaves, Algerian Tirailleurs, Foreign Legion, Spahis...) the Colonial Troops and the Navy, as well as a brand new branch of service, the tank Corps. This comprehensive small book offers, together with its companion vomule devoted to 1914, a full colour coverage of the largest Army ever fielded by France over its long history.  As New
Price: $32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004808  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Ottoman Infantryman 1914-18
Nicolle, David
ISBN: 9781846035067
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR145. 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. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, Recruitment, Enlistment, Training, Appearance, Equipment, On Campaign, Belief and Belonging, Experience of Battle, After the Battle, Collecting, Museums, Re-enactment, Bibliography, Glossary, Index.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005380  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Royal Naval Air Service Pilot 1914-18
Barber, Mark
ISBN: 9781846039492
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR152. In 1914 the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps was subsumed into the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). With the bulk of the Royal Flying Corps engaged in France, the aircraft and seaplane pilots of the RNAS protected Britain from the deadly and terrifying Zeppelin menace. In 1915 the RNAS sent aircraft to support the operations in the Dardanelles, and also gave increasing support to the Royal Flying Corps units engaged on the Western Front, conducting reconnaissance, intelligence gathering and artillery spotting, bombing raids, and aerial combat with German pilots. This book explores all of these fascinating areas, and charts the pioneering role of the RNAS in military aviation.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006667  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Australian Army in World War I
Fleming, Robert
ISBN: 9781849086325
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA478. The importance of the Australian contribution to the Allied war effort during World War I should never be underestimated. Some 400,000 Australians volunteered for active duty, an astonishing 13 per cent of the entire (white) male population, a number so great that the Australian government was never forced to rely on conscription. Casualties were an astonishing 52 per cent of all those who served, ensuring that the effects of the war would be felt long after the armistice. In particular, their epic endeavour at Gallipoli in 1915 was the nation's founding legend, and the ANZACs went on to distinguish themselves both on the Western Front and in General Allenby's great cavalry campaign against the Turks in the Middle East. Their uniforms and insignia were also significantly different from those of the British Army and provide the basis for a unique set of artwork plates.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008182  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Belgian Army in World War I
Pawley, R; Lierneux, P
ISBN: 9781846034480
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA452. While small in numbers, the Belgian Army played a vital role in World War 1 that is often overlooked. Germanyís invasion of neutral Belgium, which led Britain to declare war in August 1914, should have been swift and fierce yet the unexpected heroic defence, against great odds, of Belgian fortresses, frustrated the German Schlieffen Plan for a thrust to Paris and a lightning victory. The plucky Belgian resistance proved successful in buying time for French and British troops to mobilize and report to the front, where the Belgians would then go on to fight, stubbornly defending the northern end of the Allied trench line for the rest of the war. Discover the story of this determined Army, from their organization and commanders, to their uniforms and equipment. The only main combatant army of World War I not previously covered by Osprey, this volume will be an important addition to any enthusiastís collection, accompanied by detailed artwork and archive photographs.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003924  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The British Army in World War I (1): The Western Front 1914-16
Chappell, Mike
ISBN: 1841763993
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA391. At the outbreak of World War I in August 1914 the British Army was unique: it was a small force raised entirely by voluntary recruitment. The first campaigns of the British Expeditionary Force brought admiration from the enemy, but by the end of 1914 it had been virtually eliminated. Kitchenerís call for new volunteers drew such a patriotic response that by mid-1916 the BEF had grown to 55 divisions. This book explains and llustrates the uniform, equipment and organization of the British Army up to the end of the battle of the Somme. Contents: Campaign summary; Organisation - the Regular Army & British Expeditionary Force - Territorial Force - 'Kitchener's Army' - RN & RM units operating on land; Training; Leadership; Communications; Uniforms; Insignia; Decorations; Personal equipment & weapons; Supporting arms.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003057  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The British Army in World War I (3): The Eastern Fronts
Chappell, Mike
ISBN: 1841764019
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA406. Although Britain's greatest commitment of land forces was on the Western Front, British, Empire and Dominion troops also fought in other theatres of operations - and in some cases continued to fight there after the Armistice had ended hostilities in the West. This last of our series of three titles describes these far-flung campaigns, in Italy, the Balkans, the Middle East, several parts of Africa, Russia, China, and even the North-West Frontier of India. The text is illustrated with contemporary photographs, and with meticulous colour plates of British, African, Indian and Australian troops, in the uniforms and equipment used on battle fronts from the desert sands to the snows of north Russia. Contents: Organisation and campaign summaries - the British forces in Gallipoli, Italy, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine, Germany's African colonies; Intervention - Southern Russia & the Army of the Black Sea; Holding the Empire - the North-West Frontier; Uniforms; Insignia; Personal equipment & weapons; Supporting arms.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003056  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Canadian Corps in World War I
Chartrand, Rene
ISBN: 9781846031861
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA439. This book describes the organization, lists the units and illustrates the uniforms and equipment of the four Canadian divisions which earned an elite reputation on the Western Front in 1915-18. Canada's 600,000 troops - of whom more than 66,000 died and nearly 150,000 were wounded - represented an extraordinary contribution to the British Empire's struggle. On grim battlefields from the Ypres Salient to the Somme, and from their stunning victory at Vimy Ridge to the final triumphant 'Hundred Days' advance of autumn 1918, Canada's soldiers proved themselves to be a remarkable army in their own right, founding a national tradition. Contents: Introduction; Formation of Canadian Expeditionary Force; Canadians in the trenches: first gas attacks, April 1915 - formation of Canadian Corps - outstanding tactical skill of Gen Arthur Currie - growing combat experience - Vimy Ridge, 1917, and its great significance to Canadian nation - Canadian Corps spearhead victorious advance in Belgium, summer 1918; Canadian naval and air force contributions; Uniforms & equipment.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001801  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The French Army 1914-18
Summer, Ian
ISBN: 1855325160
Osprey Publishing, Limited Botley, Oxford, United Kingdom 1995 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA286. Initially the strongest of all the Allied armies, France's metropolitan and colonial units bore the greatest burden during the first two years of the Great War, and made a great contribution to the final victory. In common with most European countries, the pre-war French Army was based on a system of national military service providing conscripts who could be subject to recall as reservists for several years after. However, the advent of war, the crisis in manpower, and the development of new tactics and weapons brought radical changes. The influence of these factors on the organisation, equipment, uniforms and tactics of the French Army during World War I is examined in detail in this title. Contents: The Organisation of the Army, Uniforms and Equipment, Tactics and Trenches, The Plates.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004969  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The German Army in World War I (1), 1914-15
Thomas, Nigel
ISBN: 9781841765655
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA394. In August 1914 the mobilization of Imperial Germany's 800,000-strong army ushered in the first great war of the modern age - a war which still stands as the greatest slaughter of soldiers in history. That German Army is also the best example of a particular period of military thought, when virtually the whole manpower of the European nations was integrated into mass conscript armies, supported by several age categories of reservists and by dedicated industrial and transport systems. In this first of three volumes the author offers an extraordinary mass of information, in text and tables, illustrated by photographs and colour plates. Contents: Overview - the German forces August 1914 - September 1915; The High Command; The four national contingents; Organisation - the Field Army, the Replacement Army; Operations, August 1914 - September 1915: Western Front, Eastern Front; Uniforms - orders of dress, officers & other ranks: 1914 ceremonial, 1907-10 field, training & fatigue - special clothing; Rank insignia Branch & unit insignia Tables: Orders of Dress - Rank Insignia - Branch & Regimental Insignia 1914-15; Orders of Battle.  As New
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Book Number: 005114  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The German Army in World War I (2), 1915-17
Thomas, Nigel
ISBN: 9781841765662
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA407. The years 1915-17 saw the Imperial German Army forced to adapt to the new realities of static trench warfare. Prewar uniforms and equipment had to be modified, for both utility and economy; on battlefields ruled by machine guns and artillery the steel helmet reappeared, as well as masks to protect against poison gas. The fashionable cavalry regiments soon proved irrelevant on the Western Front; many were dismounted to join the infantry, while new types of unit usurped their prestige - assault battalions, and the air corps. This second volume in a three-part sequence offers a mass of detail on organisation, uniforms and insignia, illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous colour artwork. Contents: The German Empire & Army in 1915; Strategy & Tactics; M1915/16 Uniforms; The Plates; Index.  As New
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Book Number: 005115  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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