Imperial Germany's

Imperial Germany's "Iron Regiment" of the First World War

By John K. Rieth

  • Release Date: 2017-11-10
  • Genre: History
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Imperial Germany’s “Iron Regiment” of the First World War offers a rare English-language account of a premier German infantry unit. Renowned as the Iron Regiment for its fighting record in the legendary 1916 Battle of the Somme, its service spanned from WW I’s earliest battles through its destruction by US Marines in the Argonne Forest in the war’s final days. Inspired by a wartime journal written by the author’s grandfather, an IR 169 veteran, much of the book is drawn from rare soldier accounts, many published here for the first time in English. The voice of these soldiers take us into the other side of the trenches and through the unimaginable horrors of the First World War. This second edition adds over 100 pages of text, maps and pictures to the original publication.