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This work of 640 pages and approx. 1700 photographs presents the incredible development of uniforms, armament and equipment of the French Army form mobilization in August 1914 until the armistice in 1918. It thus completes the work published in 2007 on the French Army at the outbreak of the war. Several hundred uniforms, artifacts and weapons belonging to the Musèe de l'Armèe in Paris, other prestigious museums and rich private collections have been photographed in this magnificent book typical of publications by Verlag Militaria. Access to these exceptional collections and the exploitation of archives have enabled new fields to be explored. With astonishment the reader will discover illustrations never before published from such varied fields as aviation, individual armour or gas masks deriving from the remarkable collection of the museum of the medical corps in Val-de-Grâce. The uniforms and status symbols of the most senior French military commanders are equally presented to the public for the first time under optimal photographic conditions. Finally, an incredible iconography of the time, consisting of nearly 400 unpublished photographs and ten autochromes,the majority of them not used until today, make this work into an indisputable reference book on the uniforms of the French army in the First World War. 640 pages, approx. 1700 photographs and illustrations, fully coloured Format: 29.5 cm x 26.0 cm (linen bound with a protective cover)
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Book Description Verlag Militaria. Couverture rigide. Condition: Neuf. Dust Jacket Condition: Neuf. Edition originale. Vienne 2007. 1 Volume/1. -- Tome 1 -- Hardback & Dust Jacket ( 29,5 x 26 cm ). ------- 528 pages, . 1000 photographs and illustrations, fully coloured ********************** "" With more than 500 original artefacts this illustrated book shows for the first time the appearance of the French army at the outbreak of the First World War, i.e. at the time of mobilization in August 1914. Approx. 1,000 photographs on 528 pages give the reader a vivid picture of the different headgear, uniforms and items of clothing and equipment including cavalry equipment (saddlery). The originals illustrated in the book derive from the Musée de l'Armée in Paris and Salon-de-Provence (L'Empérie) and are supplemented by major public and private collections. The majority of the artefacts are shown to the public for the first time. All of this presents a well structured and authentic picture of the French army at the beginning of the war and during the initial fighting in the Battle of the Marne. With more than 300 carefully selected black and white and ten contemporary, original colour photographs ('autochromes') the reader is given a realistic impression of the appearance of the French army in the 'Belle Epoque'. The book shows the reader the colourfulness of the French army at the beginning of the war in Europe, supplemented by the traditions of African and Arab units and influences on uniforms. The orientally inspired clothing of 'L'Armée d'Afrique', the uniforms of the Foreign Legion and colonial troops and elegant officers' clothing mirror both the fashions of the time and the prestige of wearing uniform. The complete equipment of a colonial soldier before 1914 - from his képi to his knife - in almost mint quality, each individual item stamped with the personal registration number of the soldier, gives these objects a human and emotional dimension. The large number of artefacts available makes it possible to produce a second volume covering the period from the end of 1914 until 1918. It will present the extraordinary development of uniforms during the war and especially the introduction of the horizon-blue dress which was so typical of the French soldier during the Battle of Verdun. This volume will also contain the personal uniforms and items of equipment of famous personalities and officers up to the rank of field marshal. "" **************************. Seller Inventory # fav-09-01-994w
Book Description Verlag Militaria, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3902526203