Germany in the Great War - The Opening Year

Mobilisation, the Advance and Naval Warfare

Joshua Bilton

Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Germany in the Great War
Illustration :
260 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473827424
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Germany in the Great War - The Opening Year: Mobilisation, the Advance and Naval Warfare is the first volume of a projected six-part series that details, graphically, the Central Powers – Germany and Austro-Hungary – fighting to the west during the concluding months of 1914.

This superbly illustrated and highly researched book covers the schema of a ‘quick victory’ on the WestFront (Western Front). From preparatory build-up, to mobilization and to subsequent annexation and occupation, (90 per cent of northern France and the Kingdom of Belgium), this title manifest the 'German' perspective – a pictorial digest. Evincing German offense against the BEF (British Expeditionary Force), French and Belgium armies at the Battle of Mons, heralding the mass exodus of British troops from the region, the siege of Antwerp and the breakthrough toward Paris.

Each successive chapter includes a short, introductory narrative, documenting holistically events and is accompanied by a wealth of fully captioned and rarely before seen photographs: over 500 images.

About The Author

Josh Bilton is a recent graduate of Kings College London where he studied the History of War. He lives and works in the United Kingdom.


"Highly recommended."

- AMPS Indianapolis

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