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British Air Ministry, AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN FORCES IN THE FIELD, OCTOBER 1918. NEW copy, hardcover issued without dustjacket. Battery Press, 1994; reprint of the original 1918 edition. 225 pages.
~~~ An exact reprint of the Order of Battle of the Austro-Hungarian Army as of October 1918 as prepared by British Army Intelligence. It gives a complete breakdown of the High Command, Armies & Corps along with a complete Divisional List, showing all component brigades, regiments, batteries & smaller units. It then presents a complete list of all regiments & batteries, showing much detail on what unit it was a part of, plus information on foprtress commanders, lists of commanders & commands, titular names of regiments and field post numbers.


$40.00


British General Staff, GERMAN FORCES IN THE FIELD, 11 NOVEMBER 1918. NEW copy. Battery Press, 1995. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. Photographs, map, 272 pages.
~~~ Originally prepared & issued by the British War Office in a very limited edition of 300 copies marked Confidential in 1920. It presents a very detailed ORDER OF BATTLE of all German combat units on the Western Front as of the Armistice on Nov.11th, 1918. This reference work describes active & reserve divisions, Landwehr, Mobile Ersatz & Landsturm units in each Army Corps. It shows the order of battle for each unit named to include divisions, Naval Corps, Alpine Corps, Provisional Formations, Cycylist Brigades & Jaeger divisions. Researchers will appreciate having Field Post numbers for all units, plus tables of Headquarters & Depots for combat units. There are reproductions of 2 captured maps in a rear pocket which show the distribution of the German Army as of Oct. 30th and Nov. 9th, l9l8.

$40.00

British General Staff, GERMAN MILITARY TERMS, 1918. NEW copy. Battery Press, 1995. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. Photographs, map, 212 pages.
~~~ Originally published by the Intelligence Branch of the British General Staff during the Great War. It is a most important work as it is not only a normal dictionary, but rather a compendium of German Military Terms and abbreviations as used by the German Army in the Great War. It was published to enable British officers to interpret captured documents, maps & equipment. It contains numerous references to words that were only used during WW One and is therefore a most valuable reference work for any WW I German collector, student or historian.

$19.95

British General Staff, HANDBOOK OF THE GERMAN ARMY, 1914. NEW copy. Battery Press. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. 345 pages.
~~~ This is the British General Staff's intelligence manual for the German Army at the beginning of World War 1. Originally printed in 1912 and amended to August 1914, this reference volume has chapters on the conditions of service, organization and numbers available in peace and war, administration of the Army and General Staff, infantry, cavalry, artillery, technical troops, supply and medicial services, tactics, signalling and colonial troops. Also included are appendices giving military pay, military terms, topographical signs and abbreviations and much more

$19.95

British General Staff, HANDBOOK OF THE GERMAN ARMY AT WAR, APRIL 1918. NEW copy. Battery Press, 1996. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. 17 photographs/drawings, 217 pages.
~~~ Originally prepared by the British General Staff's Intelligence Branch, this is the last reference book on the German Army produced by the British before the end of World War I.

$19.95

Christensen, Christen, BLOCKADE AND JUNGLE. NEW copy. Battery Press, 2003. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. Photographs, map, 270 pages.
~~~ The story of a German sailor who participated in the German East Africa campaign under General Lettow-Vorbeck.

$24.95

von Falkenhayn, General Erich, GENERAL HEADQUARTERS 1914-1916 AND ITS CRITICAL DECISIONS . NEW copy. Battery Press. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. Maps, 312 pages.
~~~ General von Falkenhayn was appointed Chief of the General Staff in September 1914 and held the post until September 1916 when he was replaced at the urging of Hindenburg and Ludendorff. Although he later successfully led German armies in the East, this book concentrates on operations under his direction in the first two years of the war. There are chapters on the general military situation at the beginning of September 1914, the initial period of trench warfare, operations at Garlice-Tarnaw in the East, attempts to gain a breakthrough in the in the West in 1915 and the campaigns of 1916.

$19.95





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German General Staff. YPRES, 1914. Constable & Co, London, 1919., NF/G. First Edition. Head & toe of dust jacket spine chipped. About 1/5th (lower left corner) of front panel of DJ missing. DJ in mylar protector. Book itself nearly immaculate, tight & bright. Clean inside & out. 5.5x8.
~~ AN OFFICIAL ACCOUNT PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE GERMAN GENERAL STAFF, With Introduction and Notes by the Historical Section (Military Branch), Committee of Imperial Defence. Translation into English by "G.C.W." Maps, extensive notes, appendices, index, 136 pp. Table of contents as follows: Introduction; German Preface; Preliminary Remarks; The Theatre of Operations; The Advance of the Fourth Army; The Operations of the Fourth Army, 20th-31st October 1914; The Attempt to Break through South of Ypres; The Operations of the Fourth Army from the End of October to the 9th November 1914; The Last Phase; Conclusion. Appendices as follows: Order of Battle of the Fourth Army; Order of Battle of the Army Group Fabeck; Order of Battle of the Group Gerok; Order of Battle of the Army Group Linsingen; INDEX.

$65.00

German General Staff. YPRES 1914: AN OFFICIAL GERMAN ACCOUNT, THE GENERAL STAFF . NEW copy, Battery Press, 1994. Hardcover issued without dustjacket. 160 pages.
~~~ This is a reprint of the rare English translation of this Official Account written by the German General Staff in 1920. It describes in great detail the German Offensive at Ypres in Flanders during October & November 1914. This attack was against British & Canadian troops. In addition, there is an introduction by the British Historical Section which places the campaign in the context of British plans & operations.

$19.95





GENERAL
PAUL von
HINDENBURG

[Hindenburg] John Lee, WARLORDS: Hindenburg and Ludendorff. NEW copy: hardcover with dust jacket. (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005). 224 pages.
~~~ Hindenburg and Ludendorff were two of the greatest generals of the First World War. At Tannenberg in 1914 their brilliance on the battlefield annihilated one Russian army completely, and drove a second from German territory in disarray.
~~~ They repeated these feats time and again on the Eastern Front, and when Falkenhayn resigned as Chief of the Great General Staff in 1916 (partly through the pair's intriguing against him), Hindenburg was the natural choice to take over. Very soon they became two of the most powerful men in Germany.
~~~ In a country where literally everything was geared towards helping the war effort, their influence reached into all parts of German life: not only the army but the economy, industry, the transport systems, and the production and distribution of food. Their power was such that they were able to force the resignation of three successive Chancellors and several government ministers.
~~~ They meddled in foreign policy and affairs of state with such frequency that it was impossible for anyone of note to hold office without their approval. By the end of the First World War, Germany was effectively a military dictatorship.
~~~ This is the inside story of the German war machine during the Great War. In his concise but incredibly comprehensive history of the war, John Lee shows how Hindenburg and Ludendorff rose to power, and how their iron grip on the nation very soon brought Germany to the brink of starvation, with riots and industrial strikes reaching epidemic proportions. He also shows how their Prussian values not only contributed to Germany's downfall, but paved the way for an even more devastating war 20 years later.
Currently in print at $27.50.

$25.00


Hoffman, General Max, THE WAR OF LOST OPPORTUNITIES. NEW copy, Battery Press, 1999. Originally published in 1925. 246 pages.
~~~ A World War I memoir by this exceptional German officer, who served almost exclusively on the Russian front during WW 1. In August 1914 he was Operations Officer in East Prussia, and was primarily his plans which were used to win the battle of Tannenberg. He was also responsible for the highly successful winter Battle of the Masurian Lakes in Feb. 1915, where 100,000 Russian soldiers were captured. In July 1917 he directed the successful German response to the Russian Brusilov offensive. He ended his career on the eastern front as Hindenburg & Ludendorff's representative at the Brest-Litovsk peace talks. He ends the book with his comments on what Germany could have done to win the war.

$19.95

Hurd, Archibald and Henry Castle. GERMAN SEA-POWER: ITS RISE, PROGRESS AND ECONOMIC BASIS, WITH MAPS AND APPENDICES GIVING THE FLEET LAWS, ETC. Charles Scriber's Sons, 1914. Good+. Ex-library, with white library numbers on spine, rear card pocket, and bookplate. Other markings minimal. Some rippling, apparently from water damage, to spine, which is rippled, but otherwise sound. Some discoloration to back cover. Edge of spine worn through in one place (about inch flaw) between spine and front cover, also one top corner of spine worn through, and one nick at top of spine. Otherwise covers show almost no edgewear, and no chipping. This title currently in print (reprint edition) at $39.95. Appendices, tables, two fold-out maps, index.

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$25.00

Kellogg, Vernon. HEADQUARTERS NIGHTS: A RECORD OF CONVERSATIONS & EXPERIENCES AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE GERMAN ARMY IN FRANCE & BELGIUM. The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1917., NF/VG. 2nd printing. Minor chipping to spine ends & corners of dust jacket which is in mylar protector. Book itself looks almost new, bright & tight. A very nice copy. "A Record of Conversations and Experiences at the Headquarters of the German Ar my in France and Belgium." A small, attractive book, 4.75 x 7.75, printed on heavy paper. Uncommon to find in this condition and with dust jacket. 116 pp.

$40.00

Lefebure, Victor, THE RIDDLE OF THE RHINE: Chemical Strategy in Peace and War. (New York: The Chemical Foundation, Inc., 1923). VG/G. Jacket chipped & crumpled at top of spine; one-inch-square piece missing from back panel. Jacket in mylar. Book itself in tight, bright condition, except for soiling on top edge of pages. Interior clean. First Edition. Preface by Marshal Foch; Introduction by Field-Marshall Sir Henry Wilson. Photographs, index, 282 pages. Author commanded various units on the Western Front for two years, then was assigned the task of developing the liaison between England and France in the field of chemical warfare. After Armistice he served on several Inter-Allied Missions to Germany and Alsace to examine the chemical warfare activities of the Rhine Dye and Chemical Organic Factories. His book presents a detailed history of the use of chemical warfare by English, French, German and American forces.

$35.00





GENERAL
ERICH
LUDENDORFF

[Ludendorff] D.J. Goodspeed, LUDENDORFF: Genius of World War I. VG/VG. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966). First Edition. Photographs, maps, 335 pages.
~~~ From mid-1916 until October 1918 General Erich Ludendorff was virtually military dictator of Germany and the central figure of the tragedy, for he controlled a. lmost single-handedly the war effort of the Central Powers. Colonel Goodspeed's analysis of Ludendorff's character and actions is therefore an important contribution to the understanding of the entire war....Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany, with all its c. olor and energy, its heroism and its brutality, its towering virtues and its debilitating prides and passions, comes alive again on these pages....The book is filled with battles - in the swamps and pine forests of East Prussia, in the flat Vistula . lowlands of Poland, along the sandy Baltic Shore, and in the muddy desolation of the Western Front. The author describes these with the professional soldier's penetrating eye for relevant detail, but even more vivid than the battles are the portrai. ts of the men who directed them, the brilliant strategists of the German General Staff who for more than four years fought a dashing cut-and-thrust war against overwhelming odds.

$35.00


[Ludendorff] John Lee, WARLORDS: Hindenburg and Ludendorff. NEW copy: hardcover with dust jacket. (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005). 224 pages.
~~~ Hindenburg and Ludendorff were two of the greatest generals of the First World War. At Tannenberg in 1914 their brilliance on the battlefield annihilated one Russian army completely, and drove a second from German territory in disarray.
~~~ They repeated these feats time and again on the Eastern Front, and when Falkenhayn resigned as Chief of the Great General Staff in 1916 (partly through the pair's intriguing against him), Hindenburg was the natural choice to take over. Very soon they became two of the most powerful men in Germany.
~~~ In a country where literally everything was geared towards helping the war effort, their influence reached into all parts of German life: not only the army but the economy, industry, the transport systems, and the production and distribution of food. Their power was such that they were able to force the resignation of three successive Chancellors and several government ministers.
~~~ They meddled in foreign policy and affairs of state with such frequency that it was impossible for anyone of note to hold office without their approval. By the end of the First World War, Germany was effectively a military dictatorship.
~~~ This is the inside story of the German war machine during the Great War. In his concise but incredibly comprehensive history of the war, John Lee shows how Hindenburg and Ludendorff rose to power, and how their iron grip on the nation very soon brought Germany to the brink of starvation, with riots and industrial strikes reaching epidemic proportions. He also shows how their Prussian values not only contributed to Germany's downfall, but paved the way for an even more devastating war 20 years later.
Currently in print at $27.50.

$25.00



Mishark, John W., THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION: GERMAN MARXISM & WORLD WAR I ~ 1914-1919. Moira Books, 1967. VG/VG. Some slight chipping and a few closed tears to dust jacket. DJ in mylar protector. Notes, bibliography, index, 310 pp.

$25.00

Scheer, Admiral Reinhard, GERMANY'S HIGH SEAS FLEET IN THE WORLD WAR. NEW copy. Battery Press, 2002. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. Maps, 376 pages.
~~~ The author commanded the German High Seas Fleet at Jutland."

$50.00

Weintraub, Stanley, SILENT NIGHT: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce. The Free Press, 2001. Hardcover with dust jacket, in new condition except for black remainder mark on bottom edge of book. Drawings, engravings, photographs, 19-page essay on Sources, index, 206 pages.
~~~ It was one of history's most powerful - yet forgotten - Christmas stories. It took place in the improbable setting of the mud, cold rain and senseless killing of the trenches of World War I. It began when German soldiers lit candles on small Christmas trees, and British, French, Belgian and German troops serenaded each other on Christmas Eve. Soon they were gathering and burying the dead, in an age-old custom of truces. But as the power of Christmas grew among them, they broke bread, exchanged addresses and letters and expressed deep admiration for one another. When angry superiors ordered them to recommence the shooting, many men aimed harmlessly high overhead. Silent Night, by renowned military historian Stanley Weintraub, magically restores the 1914 Christmas Truce to history.

$25.00






KAISER
WILHELM

Wilson, Lawrence, THE INCREDIBLE KAISER: A PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM II. A.S. Barnes & Co, New York, 1963., NF/VG. First American Edition. A very nice copy in scuffed but untorn jacket. Jacket in mylar protector. Photographs, bibliography, index, 196 pp.

$25.00





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