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. Kitchener’s 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.
Wargamers, modellers and historians can all find something to appeal to their particular Interest.
WHEN THE NATIONS OF EUROPE went to war in 1914, most mobilised huge armies of conscripts numbered in their millions, produced by long established systems that took the whole able-bodied youth of the nation for brief compulsory military service followed by years in the reserves. 最初のページを読む
I Love Osprey. And This Subject Matter Is Very Dear To Me As Both My Grandfathers Were Young British Officers In WWI.The Books are Well Written and The Colour Plates are All Works Of Art Themselfs as A Figure Modeler I use the Books For The Correct Paints.Other Books If They Happen To Mention The Weapons Its Just a Gloss Over While This Series Gives Information For In This Case E-W Enfield To Webley The Writing is too The Point the only down side to me Is its all to short. I wish Osprey would Rerealse all Three In a Single Volume. with more artwork. and also sell the Plates as Prints. Here On Amazon.
5つ星のうち 5.0Chappell's drawings are superb but2009/2/10
By danny boy - (Amazon.com)
I have this book and much about anything else that I can get which has Mike Chappell's drawings. I do notice a certain trend in his later works to create paintings with a rather washed out look. I don't know if it is due to the printing process but the colours look faded. If so, his earlier works are more appealing.
5つ星のうち 5.0Great book but!2008/1/26
By W. SCHUMANN - (Amazon.com)
Well written and worth the price.The one down side is Mr.Chappell still pushes the line that the Germans suffered more losses on the Somme, then the British and French combined. A bitter pill for the British to swallow. German losses were less then 1/3 the total losses of the British and French. This was the estimate of the Britsh War Office after the battle and kept quiet for obvious reasons. The first day alone the loss rate was 18 to 1 in the Germans favor.