The British Army in World War I (1): The Western Front 1914-16 Paperback – Sep 25 2003
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Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952. Over the next 22 years of infantry soldiering, many of them spent with the Gloucester Regiment, he held every rank and many regimental appointments up to WO1 and Regimental Sergeant Major. he retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has written and illustrated many quality books for Osprey.
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WHEN THE NATIONS OF EUROPE went to war in 1914, most mobilised huge armies of conscripts numbered in their millions, produced by long established systems that took the whole able-bodied youth of the nation for brief compulsory military service followed by years in the reserves. Read the first page
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TAKEN AS A SET CHAPPELLS' THREE BOOKLETS REPRESENT A GREAT INTRODUCTARY PRIMER TO THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE "GREAT WAR."
British Officers In WWI.The Books are Well Written and The Colour Plates are All Works Of Art Themselfs as A Figure Modeler I use the Books For The Correct Paints.Other Books If They Happen To Mention The Weapons Its Just a Gloss Over While This Series Gives Information For In This Case E-W Enfield To Webley The Writing is too The Point the only down side to me Is its all to short. I wish Osprey would Rerealse all Three In a Single Volume. with more artwork. and also sell the Plates as Prints. Here On Amazon.