This two volume, 864 page work gives the first complete and
almost uninterrupted picture of the development of the uniforms
worn by the German Infantry, from the birth of the Empire in 1871
to the eve of World War I in 1914, with detailed descriptions and
Due to the huge array of headgear, uniforms and equipment, the
book is published in two volumes with a slipcase, making it the
largest publication on Militaria to date.
The two volumes illustrate the development of the uniform, starting
with the Prussian Army, and covering the integration of the other
contingents, the Saxon Army, the Wurttemberg Army Corps and
finally the Bavarian Army, using around 1600 color photographs
and 500 contemporary black and white photographs, with sources
and newly researched archive material.
Naturally, a work on this subject would not be complete without
special units and elite formations, so the uniforms of the Jager
and Schutzen are also included.
For the first time, the publishing house and the Bayerische
Armeemuseum in its function as editor were able to enlist the
help of notable military museums in Germany who co operated on the
book. The Bayerische Armeemuseum in Ingolstadt, the Deutsches
Historisches Museum in Berlin, the Wehrgeschichtliches Museum
Rastatt and the Militarhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr in
Dresden opened their depots and allowed an unsuspected and
largely unknown body of headgear, uniforms and equipment to be
photographed. The use of these and other, private, collections made
it possible, for the first time, to present an almost complete
picture of the development of German infantry equipment and
Personal items of uniform owned by Emperors Wilhelm I and Wilhelm
II, the Prussian Crown Prince, the King of Bavaria and other well
known persons, along with the headgear and uniforms of the common
infantryman, are used to illustrate the splendid and colorful
diversity of the German infantry regiments up until First World War.
Also included are clear tables to guide the reader through the,
seemingly complex, variety of infantry units in the various
This superbly illustrated edition is not only a MUST for all
military collectors, it should be in the library of anyone
interested in this period of history.
Author- Ulrich Herr, Jens Nguyen
864 pages linen bound with a protective cover, it comprises two
volumes in a slipcase.
ca. 2100 photographs and illustrations
Format 26 cm 29.5 cm