New Book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments'

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New Book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments'

Post by Chris Dale » 23 Jan 2021 23:27

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I'm very happy to announce that my new book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments' is out on Amazon.

This book takes a look into the histories of each of the two hundred and seventeen infantry regiments (and eighteen light infantry battalions) that made up the Imperial German army. We trace the regiments of 1914 back to their roots as the famous Potsdam giants, the Hessian mercenaries in America, the Bavarians who allied to Napoleon and the Prussians who arrived just in time to defeat him at Waterloo. Their histories are many and varied. Some of the earliest regiments had their origins in Dutch, Swedish or British service, while other later units were raised from conscripts in annexed territories, many of whom did not even have German as a home a language but spoke Polish, Czech, Danish, French or Alsatian as a mother tongue. We also examine how the different traditions of each regiment often determined their uniform distinctions as royal monograms on shoulder straps, battle honours on their helmet plates or different coloured cockades on their headdress.

The 250 page full colour book is richly illustrated with period photographs and paintings, dozens of photographs of Pickelhauben in modern collections and exclusive new illustrated charts of every regiment.

“Every once in a while, a book comes along in the World War One niche that makes you pause, catch your breath and realize what you have just digested. This timely and authoritative book should be on the shelf of every serious student of the First World War.”
Joe Robinson (Colonel J's Pickelhaube Musings)

It's available in print from all Amazon outlets worldwide, such as:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08SP2PK2V/
https://www.amazon.com/Traditions-Imper ... 08SP2PK2V/
https://www.amazon.de/Traditions-Imperi ... 08SP2PK2V/
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Re: New Book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments'

Post by Erich2019 » 02 Dec 2021 21:17

That’s great news and thank you for sharing! I’ve been wanting a book like this for at least 30 years! I’m definitely buying myself a copy for Christmas!

Erich

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Re: New Book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments'

Post by Chris Dale » 03 Dec 2021 14:31

Thank you Erich, I hope you enjoy it.
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Re: New Book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments'

Post by Hans1906 » 03 Dec 2021 15:10

Chris,

Thanks for introducing your new book, it's on my wish list.

I wish you much success with your new publication, will there be a translation into German, that would be desirable ?

Weekend greetings from Germany! :milwink:


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Re: New Book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments'

Post by Chris Dale » 04 Dec 2021 14:49

Thank you Hans,
I hope you like it. I was not planning a German translation but that's maybe a plan for the future. At the moment I am working on a follow up book about the Cavalry regiments.
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Re: New Book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments'

Post by Hans1906 » 04 Dec 2021 20:24

Thanks Chris,

Your book is only available as a paperback, as far as I've seen, I think the price is okay, 36,- Euro is certainly reasonable.
A hardcover edition in German language would be desirable, but then the price for your book would surely move above 70,- Euro...

http://www.imperialgermanuniforms.co.uk ... fantry.htm

Good luck! :milwink:


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Re: New Book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments'

Post by Chris Dale » 05 Dec 2021 20:14

When I published it earlier this year, Amazon did not have an option for hardcover. They have recently added that option. I may republish in hardback but as you say it'll get more expensive and I quite like paperback, its much easier to hadle and look up information. Although there's some detailed information in there, this is mostly intended as quick reference, to look up a shoulder strap or regimental detail quickly. I do love those big Verlag Militaria but even opening them up sometimes seems like hard work!
I'm glad you think the pricing is reasonable. I was really trying to keep it good value for money while having full colour throughout.
I hope you enjoy it.
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Chris

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