Military history

The German Army at Arras: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

The German Army at Arras: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

During the Great War a German publisher produced a number of photographic books that are of considerable interest to the modern-day reader. These were based on the photographs taken by the German regiments that found themselves stationed there during the War. This, the first book, covers the Battle of Arras in 1917, one of the largest in the War. In addition to the introduction giving the historical context there are 350 photographs of the villages and towns, trenches, troop movements, cemeteries and dealing with civilians. These photos vividly convey what the areas of Lens, Arras, Bullecourt, Havrincourt, Cambrai, Douai were like under German occupation.

Introduction

Chapter 1. 1914

Chapter 2. 1915

Chapter 3. 1916

Chapter 4. 1917

Chapter 5. 1918

Chronology of the Arras Front 1914-1918