Ottoman Infantryman 1914-18 Paperback
Illustrated by Christa Hook
Part of the Warrior series
Following the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913, the Ottoman Empire undertook a massive military retraining program.
Although many histories have depicted the Ottomans as a poor fighting force, this was more often due to poor leadership and logistics.
The typical Ottoman soldier, the asker, was tough, well-trained, and courageous.
While fighting over varied terrain from Gallipoli, to Mesopotamia and to the Caucasus, they proved themselves to be able front-line troops.
This is the first English-language book to focus exclusively on the Ottoman infantryman in the First World War.
Using a combination of first-hand accounts, period photographs and specially commissioned artwork, it explores the recruitment, training, and combat experiences of these often-neglected warriors.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 10/02/2010
- Category: Middle Eastern history
- ISBN: 9781846035067