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British Infantryman vs German Infantryman: Somme 1916 (Combat) Paperback – January 21, 2014
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“The book is superbly written and has some very compelling period photos and superb art work that only enhance what is a pretty gruesome story that was so typical of the First World War. It is a book that draws in the reader and gives him a sense of what it was like [to experience war]. A book I fully enjoyed reading and can quite easily recommend to you.” ―Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com
“A nice primer for anyone interested in the makeup of British and German units on the Western Front during this period. The opening pages cover the origins and recruitment of the British and German units, along with training, weapons, and tactics. There are some nice period photos that compliment equally nice drawings and paintings showing standard uniforms, weapons, etc. The leadership characteristics of the opposing officers are covered, as well as a section on Morale, Motivation and Logistics. I recommend it highly for anyone wishing to understand what soldiers on both sides had to endure during World War I.” ―IPM/USA Reviews
“[this book] pits the volunteers of Kitchener's 'New Armies' against the German veterans who defended the Somme sector in the battles of July to November 1916. The book features innovative split-screen artwork, expert analysis combined with firsthand accounts and strategic and tactical maps.” ―Model Retailer
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Hence the relevant question to ask is, how well does this book do in terms of the limitations imposed on it by its format? That answer depends on what the reader is expecting. If the reader is expecting a succinct and good overview of the battle this would be a four to five-star book. How the battle developed is well described as are weapons, tactics, personal narratives of combat and gains and losses (on the operational level). This is done well from both sides, it is not an Anglo-sided account. However, the purpose of Osprey’s “Combat” series is to describe, in detail, how the two sides’ relevant troops (in this case infantry) compared relative to each other in terms of their interaction with each other. This includes morale, training, troop quality, officer quality, initiative, etc. Mr. Bull discusses these factors but the problem is that they are not analyzed in terms of a nexus between German and English troops. They are described independent of each other, as if there was no interaction between the troops.Read more ›
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Good overview of some of the fighting forces of World War 1.Published 10 months ago by TheNecromencer