New Book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments'

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I'm very happy to announce that my new book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments' is out on Amazon.

This book takes a look into the histories of each of the two hundred and seventeen infantry regiments (and eighteen light infantry battalions) that made up the Imperial German army. We trace the regiments of 1914 back to their roots as the famous Potsdam giants, the Hessian mercenaries in America, the Bavarians who allied to Napoleon and the Prussians who arrived just in time to defeat him at Waterloo. Their histories are many and varied. Some of the earliest regiments had their origins in Dutch, Swedish or British service, while other later units were raised from conscripts in annexed territories, many of whom did not even have German as a home a language but spoke Polish, Czech, Danish, French or Alsatian as a mother tongue. We also examine how the different traditions of each regiment often determined their uniform distinctions as royal monograms on shoulder straps, battle honours on their helmet plates or different coloured cockades on their headdress.

The 250 page full colour book is richly illustrated with period photographs and paintings, dozens of photographs of Pickelhauben in modern collections and exclusive new illustrated charts of every regiment.

“Every once in a while, a book comes along in the World War One niche that makes you pause, catch your breath and realize what you have just digested. This timely and authoritative book should be on the shelf of every serious student of the First World War.”
Joe Robinson (Colonel J's Pickelhaube Musings)

It's available in print from all Amazon outlets worldwide, such as:
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Well-known member
hello ;
There is interest by several collectors .
I see the book is offered paperback in the USA
Are all the books paperback or is there a hardback edition ?
Thank you
Steve McFarland
Thanks for the interest Steve,
Yes, it's paperback only but a thick glossy paperback. I'm really pleased with the way the printed version has come out.
Yes Mark, all in English. I realised there was a lot of info out there that English speakers couldn't easily access that needed sharing. I hope you enjoy it.


Active member
I had ordered mine via amazon. Hopefully it arrives before I depart for Australia. I can then read it during my 14 days quarantine.


Staff member
Very informative book and a great addition to our Imperial German reference library.