Overview - the German forces, August 1914 - September 1915; the high command; the four national contingents; organization - the Field Army, the Replacement Army; operations, August 1914 -September 1915 - Western Front, Eastern Front; uniforms - orders of dress, officers and other ranks, 1914 ceremonial, 1907-10 field, training and fatigue - special clothing; rank insignia; branch and unit insignia tables - orders of dress; rank insignia - branch and regimental insignia 1914-15; orders of battle.
Dr Nigel Thomas is an accomplished linguist and military historian and is currently a Senior Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was recently awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s. Gerry specialises in the medieval period, but has a keen interest in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An illustrator and author of a number of Osprey titles, he now lives in Switzerland.