Germans at Arras

David Bilton

 
Date Published :
March 2009
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781844157686
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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During the Great War a German publisher produced a number of photographic books that are of considerable interest to the modern-day reader. These were based on the photographs taken by the German regiments that found themselves stationed there during the War. This, the first book, covers the Battle of Arras in 1917, one of the largest in the War.

In addition to the introduction giving the historical context there are 350 photographs of the villages and towns, trenches, troop movements, cemeteries and dealing with civilians. These photos vividly convey what the areas of Lens, Arras, Bullecourt, Havrincourt, Cambrai, Douai were like under German occupation.

This book is not just a memory-rich diary for the thousands of soldiers who fought there but also a valuable record of the period.

About The Author
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David Bilton is a retired teacher who spends his time looking after his family, working as a University lecturer and researching the Great War. He is the prolific author of numerous books about the British Army, the Home Front and the German Army. His first book, The Hull Pals, became the BBC 2 series The Trench. Since he started writing he has contributed to many television and radio programmes. His interest in the Great War was ignited by his grandfather's refusal to talk about his experiences in Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

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