German Weapons, Uniforms, Insignia, 1841-1918 by James E. Hicks soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: La Canada: James E. Hicks & Son, 1958, Hardback in dust wrapper.
3rd (revised, augmented and retitled) printing. [First Published: 1937] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Diagrams;
From the cover: Here is a book relating the authentic facts about the old Imperial German Army, its weapons, uniforms, insignia and accoutrements.
Commencing in 1841, the year that the Prussian King, Frederick William IV, adopted Nikolaus V. Dreyses Zundnadelgewehr, (needle gun), this book follows all the various types of weapons used in the years between then and 1918. The artillery section treats the varied types of Field Artillery weapons as used throughout World War, 1914-1918, trench mortar artillery, grenades with detailed information as to loads, ranges, etc.
The uniform section deals with the diverse uniforms as worn by the various Contingents of the German Armies from 1856 through the new Field Uniform adopted for use by all troops in 1915. Illustrated are insignia of grade, weapon proficiency; helmets and shakos, body armour, swords, bayonets and various items of accoutrements.
On these pages will be found a wealth of little-known and hard to find facts, all gathered from a multitude of authentic sources, and for the first time compiled into one book.
German Weapons, Uniforms, Insignia 1841-1918 is a must for any-one interested in any phase of The Imperial German Army.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag at the foot of the lower panel resulting in a short, closed, tear. Text complete, clean and tight.
Turquoise boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 158 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.