1918 The German Offensives

John Sheen

Date Published :
March 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 b/w photos
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ISBN : 9781844156610
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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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 memorial 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.

About The Author

John Sheen is an author and historian.


“provides a good close up look at soldiers, guns, shells, small arms and other points of interest.”

- Over the Front

"Pictures very often speak louder than words, and the ‘Images of War’ series of books is a fine idea. It is like watching a well made documentary unfold before your eyes. The photographs and their reproduction is superb, moreover John Sheen’s text is just right, giving you the context of the photographs, but never swamping them with too many words... The whole book is a superb piece of work, highly recommended."

- Destructive Music

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