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World War One Soldiers
1914-18
 
Never before have actual battle uniforms, individual equipment and weapons of the infantrymen of the great war been illustrated in such authentic detail. Original surviving items, painstakingly assembled from rare private and public collections, are illustrated in full color on live models, just as they were worn in the battlefield. Each of these 31 soldiers: British, Belgian, French, German, Russian, Austrian, Italian, America, is photographed from both front and back, with key diagrams, and accompanied by a detailed commentary. Size: 8"x9.5", Pages:84, 100 color photos. Price $26.95  (rzm)

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American Lions: The 332nd Infantry Regiment in Italy in World War I
 
 

Told here is the riveting story of the 332nd U.S. Infantry Regiment in the Army in World War I. As Pershing’s “Propaganda Regiment” they were the only American regiment assigned to Italy, where they formed a phantom army that helped defeat the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 332nd fought in the Vittorio-Veneto Campaign and following the armistice, served in the occupation of Austria, Dalmatia, and Montenegro. Includes the uniforms, insignia, and ephemera, of the 332nd; lavishly illustrated with over 300 rare and previously unpublished color and sepia photographs, which are drawn from public and private collections. This detailed work illuminates the compelling story of the courageous “Lions of St. Mark.”

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 240 pages, Coast - $69.99

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German Flamethrower Pioneers of World War I
 

German Flamethrower Pioneers of World War I is the definitive reference on the topic. Lavishly illustrated, its main sources are the history of the flamethrower regiment, written by its former commander; a manual of assault-troop and flamethrower tactics, by a former flamethrower officer; and the death book published by veterans of the flamethrower regiment. Prewar, wartime, and postwar developments are covered, along with detailed descriptions of weapons, tactics, and epic flame battles. New information, such as the combat use of an aircraft-mounted flamethrower, is included. Includes over 300 photographs and illustrations, most previously unpublished.

Size: 8 1/2" X 11", Coast - $69.95

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The Imperial German Armies in Field Grey Seen Through Period Photographs • 1907-1918: Volume 1: Uniforms, Headgear, Weapons, Gas Warfare, Telephone and Communications Equipment
 

These books present in detail the field-grey uniforms, helmets, weapons, and equipment used before and during the First World War. The origin and the many formations in existence at the outbreak of the war, and newly raised will be outlined, followed by a section on uniforms. The many carefully selected black and white war-era photos with large and complete captions will give the reader a thorough understanding of the appearance of the German Army during World War I. Each branch of service is lavishly illustrated with over 3000 black and white, and color photographs. The three volumes cover: uniforms, headgear, weapons, gas warfare, telephone and communications equipment, infantry, jäger, schützen, radfahrer, mountain troops, machine gunners, cavalry, artillery, pioneers, transport, train, medical, and miscellaneous formations.

Size: 9" x 12" | 1000 illustrations | 280 pages, Coast - $79.95 

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The Imperial German Armies in Field Grey Seen Through Period Photographs • 1907-1918: Volume 2: Infantry, Jager, Schutzen, Radfahrer, Mountain Troops, and Machine Gunners
 

These books present in detail the field-grey uniforms, helmets, weapons, and equipment used before and during the First World War. The origin and the many formations in existence at the outbreak of the war, and newly raised will be outlined, followed by a section on uniforms. The many carefully selected black and white war-era photos with large and complete captions will give the reader a thorough understanding of the appearance of the German Army during World War I. Each branch of service is lavishly illustrated with over 3000 black and white, and color photographs. The three volumes cover: uniforms, headgear, weapons, gas warfare, telephone and communications equipment, infantry, jäger, schützen, radfahrer, mountain troops, machine gunners, cavalry, artillery, pioneers, transport, train, medical, and miscellaneous formations.

Size: 9" x 12" | 1000 illustrations | 336 pages, Coast - $79.95

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The Imperial German Armies in Field Grey Seen Through Period Photographs • 1907-1918: Volume 3: Cavalry, Artillery, Pioneers, Transport, Train, Medical, Miscellaneous Formations
 

These books present in detail the field-grey uniforms, helmets, weapons, and equipment used before and during the First World War. The origin and the many formations in existence at the outbreak of the war, and newly raised will be outlined, followed by a section on uniforms. The many carefully selected black and white war-era photos with large and complete captions will give the reader a thorough understanding of the appearance of the German Army during World War I. Each branch of service is lavishly illustrated with over 3000 black and white, and color photographs. The three volumes cover: uniforms, headgear, weapons, gas warfare, telephone and communications equipment, infantry, jäger, schützen, radfahrer, mountain troops, machine gunners, cavalry, artillery, pioneers, transport, train, medical, and miscellaneous formations.

Size: 9" x 12" | 1000 illustrations | 360 pages, Coast - $79.95

 

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Feldgrau 1915-16: The War and Peace Time Uniforms of the German Army - The Official Regulations of 1915-1916
 
From 1907-15 the uniforms of the German Army went through dramatic changes when Prussian blue was transformed into the new ‘feldgrau’, or field gray. The next change came in 1915 with the introduction of the new field gray wartime and peacetime uniforms. This volume combines three period volumes and each is illustrated in color and refer only to the 1915 wartime and peacetime uniforms: 1. Deutchlands Armee in feldgrauer Kriegs-und-Friedens-Uniform; 2. Feldgrau in Krieg und Frieden, Berlin 1916; 3. Die Feldgrau Friedens-und Kriegs-Bekleiding der K. Bayerischen Armee, Munich 1916. Size: 11 3/4 x 9, 200+ color images ,(sch) Pages: 240. Price - $69.99 


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Imperial Russian Field Uniforma and Equipment 1907-1917
 
This book provides a detailed look into the wide range of uniforms, weapons, and field equipment used by the Imperial Russian Army between 1907 and 1917. Information on Russian uniforms and equipment is scarce, and many valuable sources are only avaiable in Russian or foregin languages.This book sheds light on the many interesting Russian field uniforms and items of equipment that were in use during the First World War. Items which are rarely found today. With over 800 rare period photos and superb color photos of items out of private and museum collections, the author presents a broad range of artifacts, together with a full and to the point description. This book is aimed towards the novice and advanced Russian World War I collector and enthusiast, military history student, modler, researcher and re-enactor. Size:9"x12", over 800 color b/w images, 336 pages,. Price - $89.99 

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Flamethrower Troops of World War I: The Central and Allied Powers
 
Lavishly illustrated with rare photos and diagrams, this book describes in unprecedented detail the history, weapons, equipment, tactics, and uniforms of all the flamethrower troops fielded by both sides during World War I, and is the only book in any language devoted entirely to the topic. The book draws on primary sources such as classified flamethrower manuals, unit diaries, military correspondence, and personal memoirs, with much of the material previously unpublished. For the first time in English the flame-warfare efforts of Russia and Bulgaria are presented. Select flamethrower attacks are documented, as well as complete technical data on weaponry including weight, range, duration, pressure, capacity, oil mixtures, and color schemes. Also described are all known models of flamethrower used by the combatants. Additional weapons such as incendiary grenades, fire tubes, oil projectors, and side arms are also featured. Size:8 1/2" x 11", Illustrations:over 300 bw images , Pages: 272. Price - $69.99

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German Amateur Photographers in the First World War
 
This book is an unprecedented view of the Western Front in World War I from the perspective of German amateur photographers. While fighting in the trenches tens of thousands of German soldiers had their cameras with them in their field packs and took shots of the surrounding reality of war. Largely forgotten since the 1920s, German amateur photographs show the trench war at the Western Front as the infantry man or the company officer captured it spontaneously with his camera. In this way an intimate, moving and authentic view of the Western Front evolved that allows the tragedy of trench war to be viewed from a very different angle than that of professional press and propaganda photographers. The rediscovery of German WWI amateur photography is a long overdue step towards the revival of a piece of men’s visualized war memory that has been neglected for decades. Size: 12" x 9", Illustrations:over 380 bw images , Pages: 192 , (sch)Price: $59.99

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Uniforms & Equipment of the Italian Armed Forces in World War I
The author carefully examines the variations of uniforms and equipment used by the Italian armed forces during the First World War using over 700 carefully chosen and captioned period photographs. Further enhancing this work, is an informative essay by internationally acclaimed author, historian and collector Professor Dr. Renato Zavattini. There are detailed chapters covering Italian machinegun, medical, artillery, motor corps, infantry, technical, and special units such as flamethrowers. Other chapters feature the air service, Libyan Campaign, P.O.Ws, and trench life as well as the legendary Alpini, Arditi, Bersaglieri, and Carabinieri. The color gallery displays heretofore unpublished photos of original headdress, uniforms, equipment and accoutrements from private collections. This work is a must for all serious historians, collectors, model builders, wargamers, and re-enactors. Size: 9"x12", over 500 b/w and color photographs , 304 pages. (sch) Price - $69.95

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The History of the Steel Helmet in the First World War
Vol.1: Austro-Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany
 
This new illustrated two-volume set is a further detailed look at the helmets of all nations using an identifiable helmet during the First World War. Following the authors’ first book on World War I helmets, this set contains over 1,000 full colour, detailed photographs and over 200 period black and white photographs. Featured are rare and unique helmets, some previously unseen. The text includes a short history of the belligerent countries – setting the helmets and their development in context – as well as details and dimensions of all helmets. The countries featured are: Vol.1: Austro-Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany; Vol.2: Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, United States. The helmets illustrated come from rarely-seen private collections, as well as national museums, including items not currently on public display. This set is a superb reference for all helmet collectors and historians of the First World War. Size: 9"x12", over 550 color and b/w photographs , 272 pages, (sch) Price - $79.95

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The History of the Steel Helmet in the First World War
Vol.2: Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, United States
 
This new illustrated two-volume set is a further detailed look at the helmets of all nations using an identifiable helmet during the First World War. Following the authors’ first book on World War I helmets, this set contains over 1,000 full colour, detailed photographs and over 200 period black and white photographs. Featured are rare and unique helmets, some previously unseen. The text includes a short history of the belligerent countries – setting the helmets and their development in context – as well as details and dimensions of all helmets. The countries featured are: Vol.1: Austro-Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany; Vol.2: Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, United States. The helmets illustrated come from rarely-seen private collections, as well as national museums, including items not currently on public display. This set is a superb reference for all helmet collectors and historians of the First World War. Size: 9"x12", over 550 color and b/w photographs , 272 pages. (sch) Price - $79.95

 

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Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I is a detailed look at the uniforms, equipment, weapons, personal items, insignia, and specialist equipment of the American Army during the Great War. This comprehensive study uses over 100 original black and white photographs of American soldiers, many of which are previously unpublished. The book also shows over 700 full color photographs of original items as well as recreated scenes that bring many of these items to life. Finally, one book that covers all of the nuances of the American Doughboy during the Great War – from common uniforms and equipment, to the rare experimental and private purchased items. This is an indispensable work for any First World War collector, living historian, modeler, and enthusiast. Size: 9"x12", over 800 color and b/w photographs ,288 pages.(sch) Price - $79.95

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Uniforms and Equipment of the French Armed Forces in World War I
In this new book, Spencer Coil examines various models of uniforms and equipment used by the multiethnic French armed forces in the First World War. A carefully chosen and researched selection of period photographs enables the reader to visualize a climactic era in history, as experienced by the poilus (French soldiers) serving in the trenches and on the battlefields. There are detailed chapters covering French machineguns, medical, artillery, motor corps, infantry, chasseur, armored car and tank units as well as the air service and the cavalry’s hussars, dragoons and cuirassiers. Other chapters examine the French foreign legion, Zouaves, and Tirailleurs. A full color section shows heretofore unpublished photos of headdress, uniforms, equipment, and accoutrements used by the French armed forces in the First World War. This work is a must for all serious historians, collectors, wargamers, model builders, and re-enactors. Size: 9"x12", over 600 b/w and color photos, 320 pages.(sch) Price - $69.95
 

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Imperial German Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1918
Volume I: Field Equipment, Optical Instruments, Body Armor, Mine and Chemical Warfare, Communications Equipment, Weapons, Cloth Headgear
 
This two-volume set provides the reader with an insight into the wide range of uniforms, weapons and field equipment used by the Imperial German Army during the First World War. The devastating and dramatic character of the war required many innovations in military clothing and equipment. New uniforms and adequate protection was a must, and steel helmets appeared on the battlefield, replacing the outdated spiked helmets. Even medieval-looking items, like steel breastplates and trench clubs, were produced, giving the soldiers a fearful appearance. The threat of poison gas caused the immediate development of gas masks. It was also the time of the tank, observation balloons, mine warfare, the Zeppelin, airplanes, flame-throwers, deadly machine guns, and other war machinery that saw service, sometimes for the first time. Using over 1,000 color and period photographs from private collections and museums, the author succeeds in showing a broad range of artifacts, together with full and to the point descriptions. This series is aimed towards the novice or advanced German World War I collector and enthusiast, military history student, modeller, researcher and re-enactor. Size: 9"x12", over 500 b/w and color photos, 250 pages. (sch) Price - $69.95

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Imperial German Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1918
Volume II:Infantry and Cavalry Helmets: Pickelhaube, Shako, Tschapka, Steel Helmets, etc.; Infantry and Cavalry Uniforms: M1907/10, M1908, Simplified 1915, Friedensrock 1915, Feldbluse 1915; Insignia, Imperial Marine
 
This two-volume set provides the reader with an insight into the wide range of uniforms, weapons and field equipment used by the Imperial German Army during the First World War. The devastating and dramatic character of the war required many innovations in military clothing and equipment. New uniforms and adequate protection was a must, and steel helmets appeared on the battlefield, replacing the outdated spiked helmets. Even medieval-looking items, like steel breastplates and trench clubs, were produced, giving the soldiers a fearful appearance. The threat of poison gas caused the immediate development of gas masks. It was also the time of the tank, observation balloons, mine warfare, the Zeppelin, airplanes, flame-throwers, deadly machine guns, and other war machinery that saw service, sometimes for the first time. Using over 1,000 color and period photographs from private collections and museums, the author succeeds in showing a broad range of artifacts, together with full and to the point descriptions. This series is aimed towards the novice or advanced German World War I collector and enthusiast, military history student, modeller, researcher and re-enactor. Size: 9"x12", over 500 b/w and color photos, 240 pages. (sch) Price - $69.95

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Imperial German Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1918
Vol.3
 
This third volume in the series further provides the reader with an insight into the wide range of uniforms, weapons and field equipment used by the Imperial German Army during World War I. Using over 600 period photographs and color images from items out of private collections and museums, the author displays a broad range of artifacts to the reader, together with detailed descriptions. Topics covered in this volume include: Landsturm Uniforms and Equipment; Cyclist (Radfahrer) Equipment; Colonial Uniforms in China 1898-1918; Colonial Uniforms (Africa and the Southseas); Colonial Police Uniforms (Africa and the Southseas); Horse Equipment; and many other rare and unusual topics. Size: 9"x12", Illustrations: over 600 color/bw images , Pages: 384. Price - $79.95 

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Uniforms & Accoutrements of the Imperial German Hussars 1880-1910 - An Illustrated Guide to the Military Fashion of the Kaiser’s Cavalry
Guard, Death Head 1st and 2nd and line 3rd through 9th regiments
 
During the thirty years prior to World War I, the Kaiser’s Imperial Germany provided some of the finest examples of military fashion ever seen. The light cavalry, or Hussars, on parade were among the most elaborate and colorful regiments in military history. It was a time of regimental loyalty, honor and distinction. This two-volume set provides a lavishly illustrated reference – with over 600 color and black and white photos – of Hussar busbies, tunics, trousers, horse accessories, steins, and swords of the twenty hussar regiments. These volumes are an excellent full-color photo reference to an era of military fashion long gone.
The first volume covers the Guard, Death Head 1st and 2nd and line 3rd through 9th regiments. Chapters provide in-depth research on the headgear, tunics, trousers and musician uniforms, and includes a rare set of watercolors illustrating the regimental parade horse bridles. Additional chapters are devoted to each individual regiment and contain extensive photos of the regiment’s parade uniform, accessories, stein and walkout uniform. Size: 9"x12", over 300 color and b/w photos, 224 pages. Price - $79.95

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Uniforms & Equipment of the Czarest Russian Armend Forces in WW I
Spencer Coil examines the uniforms and equipment used by the multiethnic Czarist Russian Forces during the turbulent reign of Czar Nicholas II. In addition to a remarkable selection of studio photos, stunning candid photos of front-oviki, or frontline troops, offer an authentic view of trench and battlefield life. Each photo has been carefully chosen and researched to offer the reader detailed information on the medical, motor, naval and air service branches as well as artillery, machinegun, pioneer, infantry, cavalry, and guard troops. There are chapters covering Cossacks, Caucasian irregulars, POWs, St. George Cross recipients and Czar Nicholas II. A full color section of heretofore unpublished photos of original headdress, equipment and accessories used by the armed forces provides valuable information on materials, markings, stamps and construction. This work is an outstanding and indispensable resource for all historians, collectors, re-enactors, war gamers, model builders and Czarist Russia enthusiasts.  Size: 9"x12", over 600 b/w and color photographs, 384 pages. Price - $69.95

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Uniforms & Equipment of the British Army in WW I
This book contains over 600 rare and never before published photographs of the British Soldier in World War I. The quality images selected were photographed in peace and wartime, in the studio and the field, and show in detail the service dress uniform, equipment and weapons in use by the British Army between 1900-1918. The chapters contain photographic postcards of: Infantry officers and other ranks, Dominion Troops, Infantry Weapons, Machine Gun and Tank Corps, Royal Artillery, Wheels and Transport, Army Service Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Engineers, Royal Flying Corps and Battle Insignia. Also included is a full color section of Army, Corps and Divisional signs. Each photograph caption has been carefully and thoroughly researched affording the reader information not to be found in any other single source. The introduction discusses early war photography and goes into further detail on the service dress and equipment to make this a must book for the military historian, collector, researcher, modeller and general enthusiast. Size: 9"x12", over 600 b/w and color photographs, 320 pages. Price - $69.95

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Uniforms & Equipment of the Austro-Hungarian Army in World War I
Franz Joseph 1 and Karl. These emperors ruled a multiethnic empire destined to become one of the central powers in World War I. In addition to the studio portraits shown, the candid photos offer an authentic view of life in the trenches and on the battlefield, Each Photo has been carefully chosen and researched to offer the reader detailed information on the k.u.k (royal and imperial) Empire`s air, motor and medical corps, as well as infantry, artillery, pioneer and railroad troops. There are chapters covering highly decorated elite units, such as the Bosnian and the Kaiserschuetzen. A full color section of heretofore unpublished photos of original head dress, uniforms, equipment and accessories used by the k.u.k armed forces provided valuable information on the materials, markings, stamps, and construction of field caps, cavalry helmets and flight gear. Also included in this section are pilots badges and cap and collar insignia. this book is an indispensable resource for all historians, collectors, re-enactors, war gamers and model builders. Size: 9"x12", over 550 B/W and color photographs, 288 pages. Price - $69.95

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Uniforms & Equipment of the Imperial
German Army 1900-1918 Vol.1
This book is a study in period photographs containing over 500 never before published photographic images of Imperial German military subjects. This initial Volume, of a continuing study, features formal studio portraits of pre-war dress and wartime uniforms of all arms. It also contains photo postal cards taken in the field of Infantry, Pionier, Telegraph-Signal, Landsturm and Moutain Troops, Vehicles, Artillery, Musicians, the Bavarian Leib Regiment, speciialized uniforms and insignia, small arms close-ups. unmotorized transport, group shots and Balloon troops. Also included is a sixty full-page uniform section reproduced from the rare 1914 plates by Major Arthur Schmidt of Infanterie Regiment Nr. 172, and shows that uniform color was still in evidence, mixed with somber Feldgrau. Each photo caption has been carefully and completely researched affording the reader information not to be found in any other single source. An introduction to the complex army service commitments, a general uniform description and a selected  bibiography makes this a must volume for the serious military historian, collector, and World War 1 re-enactor. Size: 9"x12", over 500 B/W photographs and 50 color drawings. 376 pages.  Price - $69.95

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Uniforms & Equipment of the Imperial German Army 1900-1918: A Study in Photographs Vol. II
This second volume  in the series contains over 500 never before published photographic images of the Imperial German military forces. In this volume the subjects covered are: Air Service; Cavalry; Assault Troops; Signal Troops; Pickelhauben; Steel Helmets; Vehicles. Each photograph and caption has been  carefully researched, affording the reader much information not to be found elsewhere, plus the inclusion of a glossary and annotated bibliography which make this volume essential for the serious military historian, collector, and World War I re-enactor. Size: 9"x12", over 500 B/W photographs,over ninety color profiles, 320 pages. Price - $69.95

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World War I German Aviators, The Sanke Cards
For the first time in eighty-five years, the famous Sanke postcards of World War I Imperial German Aviators have been reproduced. Clear, large scale copies of all known and highly collectible Sanke personality photo postcards produced during World War I are now available, carefully replicated, and included all under one cover in this deluxe volume. Over 270 different cards of 132 individual aviators are included in this ground-breaking edition. Boelcke, Immelmann, the Richthofen brothers, Udet, and Goering are just a few of the famed aces and Pour Le Merite flyers photographed by Postkarten-Vertrieb Willi Sanke. Each postcard is given full page coverage, accompanied by a brief history of each man, together with his victories and highest attained award. A bibliography is included for the reader desiring to futher research the lives of Germany`s unusual, heralded, and greatest heroes of the First War. This book is a must for the student of uniforms as it depicts the amazing variety worn by the flyers of the Luftstreitkrafte 1914-1918, and also shows them wearing the multitiude of awards and decorations presented to Germany`s airborne heroes. Both private and museum collections have been combed to provide this book with the finest possible coverage ever compiled on the work of Willi Sanke and his talented photographers. This is an excellent companion volume to Schiffer`s recently published Aviation of Imperial Germany, Volume VII by the late Neal O`Conner. Size: 8.5"x11", over 300 b/w photographs, 300 pages. Price - $69.95