Imperial German Army 1914-18 : Organisation, Structure, Orders of Battle

Imperial German Army 1914-18 : Organisation, Structure, Orders of Battle

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781874622703
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A detailed account of the composition, structure and Organisation of the First World War German Army has long been needed by English-language readers - this work will fill this gap admirably.In more than 300 pages, the authors examine all aspects of the army. A detailed analytical text is followed by an extensive compendium of order-of-battle data. Topics covered include: High Command & War Leadership Composition of Army Groups, Armies, etc. Organisation of the Field Army. Branches covered in detail incl. Infantry, incl. MG formations; Cavalry; Artillery; Pioneers; Air Force; Supply troops; Tank units; Pioneers; Signals troops; Railway & Transport troops; Medical troops; Field Gendarmerie, etc. etc. Organisation of the Home Front & Occupied Territories Extensive order-of-battle data, plus lists of units, army commanders & chiefs of staffKey FeaturesThe most complete guide to the Organisation, structure and units of the First World War German Army yet published Includes detailed orders-of-battle All arms-of-service covered, from infantry to sanitary troops, Landwehr units to the Air Force Set to become a standard First World War reference source

Table of Contents

Publishers' note                                   ix
Foreword x
Part I The Supreme Command of the Military
Leadership and Administration during the war
The Supreme Army Command 13 (21)
The Kaiser and the Great Headquarters 13 (4)
The Chief of the General Staff of the Field 17 (15)
Army
Chief and First Quartermaster-General 17 (1)
The General Staff Departments 18 (2)
The Quartermaster-General and posts 20 (3)
subordinate to him
Supreme Arm-of-Service Authorities 23 (4)
External Departments 27 (2)
The Training Regulations of the Supreme 29 (3)
Army Command
Decorations and Honours 32 (2)
The War Ministry 34 (13)
The War Minister 34 (1)
The War Ministry of August 1914 35 (1)
Expansion of the War Ministry up to Autumn 35 (2)
1916
The Hindenburg Programme and the War 37 (2)
Ministry from November 1916
The War Ministry during 1917 and 1918 39 (1)
The War Ministry at the end of the war 40 (1)
General changes in clothing, armament and 41 (6)
pay ordered by the War Ministry
Part II Changes in Army Organisation
General 47 (1)
In the Army of the West 48 (4)
In the Army of the East 52 (6)
On the Italian Front 58 (1)
On the Balkans Front 59 (2)
In Asia 61 (4)
Part III The Higher Command Authorities and
their development
Senior Command Authorities newly-created 65 (11)
during the war
The Supreme Commander East 65 (1)
Army Group High Commands 66 (10)
General 66 (2)
Army Group Hindenburg 68 (1)
Temporary Army Groups 69 (1)
Established Army Group Commands 70 (6)
Command Authorities from Army High Command to 76 (33)
Division level
General 76 (1)
Army High Commands and Coastal Defence High 77 (7)
Command
Army Detachments and Army Groups 84 (2)
General Commands 86 (8)
Senior Cavalry Commanders 94 (1)
Infantry Divisions (with Jager, Reserve, 95 (9)
Landwehr, Ersatz, and Naval Divisions
together with Senior Construction Staffs)
Cavalry Divisions 104(5)
Part IV The History of the Field Army in its
individual service arms
Infantry 109(12)
The Brigade 109(2)
The Infantry Regiment (also Reserve, 111(5)
Landwehr, Ersatz and Landsturm Infantry
Regiments; Field Recruit Depots)
The Jager Battalion and the Jager Regiment 116(1)
Special Formations 117(4)
Mountain and Ski Formations 117(1)
Cycle Formations 118(1)
Assault Battalions 118(2)
Automatic Rifle Battalions 120(1)
Machine Gun Formations 121(6)
Development under the Falkenhayn Army 121(2)
Command
Development under the Hindenburg Army 123(4)
Command
Cavalry 127(4)
The Cavalry Brigade Staffs 127(1)
The Cavalry Regiment 128(3)
Artillery 131(22)
Senior Artillery Commanders 131(3)
The Troops 134(16)
Field Artillery 134(1)
In the first two years of the war 134(4)
Under the Hindenburg Army Command 138(4)
Heavy Artillery 142(1)
In the first two years of the war 142(4)
Under the Hindenburg Army Command 146(4)
The Artillery Survey Service 150(3)
Pioneers 153(21)
Generals and Regimental Commanders 153(2)
Field Pioneers and Miners, together with 155(4)
Close-combat weapons
Until the end of 1916 155(2)
From January 1917 157(2)
Searchlight units 159(1)
Minenwerfer units 160(6)
Under the Falkenhayn Army Command 160(3)
Under the Hindenburg Army Command 163(3)
Gas Troops 166(2)
Flamethrower units 168(1)
Cavalry Pioneer Sections 169(1)
Special Formations 169(1)
Assault Battalion 5 (`Rohr') 170(1)
Pioneer Siege Trains and Pioneer Park 171(1)
Companies
Pontoon Trains 172(2)
Air Forces 174(21)
Command 174(3)
Until October 1916 174(1)
Under the Commanding General of the Air 175(2)
Forces
The Units 177(18)
Dirigible Airships 177(2)
Field Airship Troops 179(1)
Aeroplanes 180(8)
Aerial Photography Service 188(2)
Anti-Aircraft Weapons and the Aircraft 190(1)
Reporting Service
Anti-Aircraft Guns 190(1)
Anti-Aircraft Machine Guns 191(1)
Flak Searchlights 192(1)
Aircraft Reporting Service 192(1)
Meteorological Service 193(2)
Survey and Topographical Service 195(2)
Armoured fighting vehicle units 197(2)
Signals Troops 199(10)
Until Autumn 1916 199(3)
First reorganisation under the Hindenburg 202(2)
Army Command
Service Chiefs 202(1)
Units 202(2)
Second reorganisation under the Hindenburg 204(4)
Army Command
Service Chiefs 204(2)
Units 206(2)
Female Signal Corps 208(1)
Field Railway Authorities and Troops 209(6)
The Organisation of the Field Railway 209(3)
Service
Railway Troops 212(2)
Waterways 214(1)
Motorised Vehicle Troops 215(6)
Until March 1915 215(1)
The Organisation of the Motorised Vehicle 216(1)
Service from 10.3.1915 and its development
up to December 1916
The Reorganisation of 15.12.1916 and 217(3)
development up to the end of the war
Imperial Voluntary Automobile Corps 220(1)
Imperial Motor Boat Corps 220(1)
Munitions Columns and Trains 221(5)
At the beginning of the war 221(1)
From 1915 222(4)
Service Chiefs 222(1)
Munitions Columns 223(1)
The Trains 224(2)
The Medical Service in the Field 226(3)
The Field Police 229(1)
Labour units 230(1)
Technical and administrative special 231(6)
formations
Works Departments 231(1)
Electric Power Detachments 231(1)
Salvage Formations (Salvage and Collection 232(1)
Services)
The Representatives of the War Ministry for 233(1)
Extraction of Raw Materials from the
Occupied Areas in the West, and their
agencies
Prisoner of War and Prisoner Formations 234(3)
Part V The Lines of Communication
Lines of Communication Inspectorates 237(5)
Lines of Communication Formations 242(2)
The Supply Service 244(3)
Part VI The Administrations of the Occupied
Territories
General Governments 247(3)
General Government Belgium 247(1)
General Government Warsaw 248(2)
Military Administrations 250(5)
The Territory of the Supreme Commander East 250(1)
Military Administration Rumania 251(4)
Part VII Authorities and units in Germany
The Deputy General Staff of the Army and the 255(3)
home front agencies of the Chief of the Field
Railway Service
The Deputy General Staff of the Army 255(1)
The home front agencies of the Chief of the 256(2)
Field Railway Service
The War Department of the War Ministry, the 258(4)
War Department posts and War Economy
departments
The War Department 258(2)
War Department offices 260(1)
War Economy Departments 261(1)
The Deputy General Commands 262(3)
Fortress Governments and Commands 265(2)
Infantry and Jager 267(2)
Machine Gun Troops 269(1)
Cavalry 270(1)
Artillery 271(3)
Field Artillery 271(1)
Foot Artillery 271(3)
Pioneers and their variants 274(4)
Pioneers, Engineer Committee and 274(1)
searchlight formations
Minenwerfer troops and Close-combat Weapons 275(1)
Park troops
Gas Troops and anti-gas protection 276(1)
Flamethrower Troops 277(1)
Air Forces 278(8)
Under the Inspectorate of the Military Air 278(1)
and Motorised Vehicle Service
From April 1915 278(6)
Airship troops and Meteorological stations 278(1)
Aviation Troops 279(2)
Home Air Defence 281(1)
Until mid-December 1916 281(1)
Under the Commander of Air Defence 282(2)
The Intendance of the Air Forces 284(2)
Signals Troops 286(2)
Railway Troops 288(1)
Motor Vehicle Troops 289(2)
Train 291(1)
The General Inspectorate of the Military 292(1)
Communications Service and special technical
formations
Medical departments and the War Medical 293(1)
Inspectorates
The Inspectorate of Military Penal 294(1)
Institutions
Conclusion 295(118)
Appendices
I. The Field Army, 17 August 1914 299(31)
II. 18th Army, 21 March 1918 330(10)
III. List of Brigade Staffs, Artillery and 340(24)
Pioneer Generals
a. Infantry Brigades 340(12)
b. Cavalry Brigades 352(2)
c. Field Artillery Brigades and Artillery 354(6)
Commanders
d. Foot Artillery and Artillery Generals 360(3)
e. Pioneer Generals 363(1)
IV. List of Mobile Units 364(25)
a. Infantry and Jager 364(3)
b. Machine Gun Formations 367(2)
c. Cavalry 369(1)
d. Field Artillery 370(2)
e. vFoot Artillery and Artillery Survey 372(4)
units
f. Pioneers and variant units 376(4)
g. Airship units 380(1)
h. Aviation units 381(2)
i. Anti-Aircraft units 383(2)
j. Signals Troops 385(2)
k. Field Railway Troops 387(1)
l. Armoured fighting vehicle units 388(1)
V. Commanders and their General Staff Chiefs 389(12)
VI. Abbreviations and glossary 401(12)
Bibliography 413