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Belgian Army in World War I, The

By: Osprey

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Men-at-Arms - World War I

Last Stocked on 11/10/2020

Product Info

Title
Belgian Army in World War I, The
Publisher
Category
Author
Ronald Pawly, Pierre Lierneux
Publish Year
2009
Pages
48
Dimensions
8x10x.25"
MFG. Part #
OSPMAA452
Type
Softcover
Series
MAA452

Description

While small in numbers, the Belgian Army played a vital role in World War 1 that is often overlooked. Germany’s invasion of neutral Belgium, which led Britain to declare war in August 1914, should have been swift and fierce yet the unexpected heroic defense, against great odds, of Belgian fortresses, frustrated the German Schlieffen Plan for a thrust to Paris and a lightning victory. The plucky Belgian resistance proved successful in buying time for French and British troops to mobilize and report to the front, where the Belgians would then go on to fight, stubbornly defending the northern end of the Allied trench line for the rest of the war. Discover the story of this determined Army, from their organization and commanders, to their uniforms and equipment. The only main combatant army of World War I not previously covered by Osprey, this volume will be an important addition to any enthusiast’s collection, accompanied by detailed artwork and archive photographs.

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