The years 1915–17 of global battle I observed the Imperial German military compelled to conform to the recent realities of static trench struggle. Prewar uniforms and kit needed to be transformed, for either application and financial system; on battlefields governed through laptop weapons and artillery the metal helmet reappeared, in addition to mask to guard opposed to poison fuel. the modern cavalry regiments quickly proved inappropriate at the Western entrance; many have been dismounted to hitch the infantry, whereas new forms of unit usurped their status – attack battalions, and the air corps. This moment quantity in a three-part series bargains a mass of aspect on supplier, uniforms and insignia, illustrated with infrequent photos and meticulous color art.
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