All the Kaiser's Men: The Life and Death of the German Army on the Western Front - Ian PassinghamStroud: Sutton Publishing, 2003, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “Convinced that both God and the Kaiser were on their side, the officers and men of the German Army went to war in 1914, confident that they were destined for a swift and crushing victory in the West. The vaunted Schlieffen Plan on which the anticipated German victory was based expected triumph in the West to be followed by an equally decisive success on the Eastern Front. It was not to be. From the winter of 1914 until the early months of 1918, the struggle on the Western Front was characterised by trench warfare. But our perception of the conflict takes little or no account of the realities of life ‘across the wire’ in the German front line.
Comprehensively illustrated with original photographs, maps and archival material, All The Kaiser’s Men sets the record straight. It examines the German Army’s strategy and tactics throughout the war, from the commanding generals to the ordinary soldiers at the front, and looks in depth at the implications of the Allied naval blockade and the increasing problems of food and fuel shortages in Germany.
This important new book fills a significant gap in First World War historiography and will help both the casual reader and serious student gain a wider perspective of the war on the Western Front. “