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Glory of the Empires 1880-1914: The illustrated History of Military Uniforms and Traditions of Britain, France Germany, Russian and the United States


By Wendell Schollander History Press, £32.50, 896pp, ills in monochrome and colour and throughout, picture credits, bibliographies, index. ISBN: 978-075-248-634-5 Between 1880 and 1914 officers and those in specialist army units of the great empires - Britain, France, Germany, Russia and the United States - were, truly, bedecked. Their elaborat…

Empires at War 1911 - 1923 Edited by Robert Gerwarth & Erez Manela


OU Press 17 August 2015 pp.243 ISBN 9780198734932 Usually when I sit down to read about the First World War I reach for a map of the Western Front - with Empires at War what you need is a globe (or at best a good atlas). This is how best to think of a global war. Empires at War 1911 - 1923 declares its scope,‘the organised mass violence of wa…

Ep.263 – The German Colonies in the First World War – Prof Matt Fitzpatrick


Historian Professor Matt Fitzpatrick, Professor in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University in Australia, talks about his research into the fate of two Imperial German colonial possessions, German Cameroon and German Samoa, in the opening months of the First World War. …