Handbook of Imperial Germany

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AuthorHouse, Sep 1, 2009 - History - 336 pages
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The purpose of this book is to provide a one-volume resource for collectors and historians with an Imperial German army interest. The more we researched, the more we found there were more stories, myths and misunderstandings about Imperial Germany than there were facts. Different authors addressed different aspects: collectors, historians and educators all had their own area of expertise, but there was no readily available resource to give a general overview of Imperial Germany. Though it is convenient to call it "Germany," at the start of the First World War, there was still no united Germany, no German army, and no German officer corps. At 333 pages with 183 pictures and over 670 footnotes, this is an attempt to explain the intricacies of how the country worked -- militarily, politically and socially.
  

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Contents

Figures
9
Famous Picture of 1914 Germans
13
1913 Newspaper with Same Picture
14
JR 95 Band
15
Understanding Imperial Germany
16
Map of GroBdeutschland
17
1864 Map
18
Bismarck Forging Germanias Sword
20
Lauenburg in 1856
119
Duke Adolph
120
AlsaceLorraine
122
Infantry Regiment 99
124
The Army
125
Head of the Military Cabinet Kaiser War Minister and Chief of Staff
127
Moltke the Younger
129
the Last Three War Ministers
131

North German Confederation Map
21
The Population
25
Junker Kurt Graf v Haugwitz and his father Georg
26
Proletariat Leaders
29
Unskilled Labor Miners
32
A Class for Domestic Servants
33
Factory Worker
34
Industrial Workers
35
NonGerman Speaking Areas
37
Catholic Fringe not NorthSouth
38
Papal States in 1870
40
The Government
42
Reichstag
46
Political Parties
52
Seating Chart by Party
53
Reichstag Composition by Party
54
Postcard of the Guelph Patriots of Hanover
55
Social Insurance
58
Volksschule
59
First Day of School Cone
60
University Students
63
The Colonies
65
Colonial Soldiers
67
The Four Kingdoms
71
Wilhelm II and Wife Augusta Viktoria
72
Prussian Band
73
Hitlers Bavarian Regiment
74
Ludwig II and Otto of Bavaria
75
Regent Luitpold King Ludwig III and Queen of Bavaria
76
Saxony
77
Friedrich August III Wife and the Other Man
78
Wilhelm II and his Wife Charlotte
79
The additional southern Sonderrechte state Baden
80
Baden
81
Imperial Library Book Plate
82
Thuringian States
83
Heinrich XXVII
84
Ernest I Ernest II and his Wife Adelheid
85
Karl Eduard and his Wife
86
George and Bernard of SaxeMeiningen with their Wives
88
Wilhelm Ernst and his two Wives Karoline and Fedora
89
Giinther Viktor and his Wife Anna
90
The Hanseatic Cities of the North German Confederation
91
Bremen in 1914
92
Hamburg
93
Liibeckin 1914
94
Anhalt
95
Friedrich I d 1904 and Wife
96
Joachim Ernst of Anhalt and Bride
97
The Regents
98
Ernst August and Vicki of Brunswick
99
Hesse Darmstadt
100
Ernst Ludwig and his Two Wives
101
Leopold and Bertha of Lippe
102
Lippe
103
Fredrich Franz III and IV of MecklenburgSchwerin and Wives
104
Adolf V his wife and Adolf VI of MecklenburgStrelitz
105
MecklenburgStrelitz
106
August and Elizabeth of Oldenburg
107
SchaumburgLippe
108
Prince Adolph and Parents
109
WaldeckPyrmont
110
States That Ceased to Exist Independently Prior to the 1871 Unification
111
George V and Marie of Hannover
112
Maneuvering Around Langensalza
113
Duke and Duchess of Cumberland
114
HessenCassel in 1856
115
HesseHomburg in 1856
116
Leopold and Charles of HohenzollernSigmaringen
117
Wilhelm of HohenzollernSigmaringen and Wife
118
1914 Corps Areas Adding Prussian XX and XXI
136
The Letters I and J
138
Organization of XV Army Corps before Mobilization
141
Cavalry Division after Mobilization number of brigades could vary between divisions
142
Sample Organization of III Army Corps after Mobilization
143
Sample Organization III Reserve Corps after Mobilization
144
Universal Military Service
145
Figure 09Musterung
147
Musterung Jahrgang
149
Fahneneid
151
OneYear Volunteer from Infantry Regiment 115
152
0YVs
153
FreshBaked Oneyear Volunteers
154
Reservists Getting their Gear
156
Landwehr Infantry Regiment 100
157
LandsturmMan
158
Figure 20AStube
161
Service Souvenirs
163
Section 11
164
1899 Title Change
167
The Officer Corps
171
Voranstalt Lower Cadet School
176
Saxon Cadet look at the left sleeve
177
Leib and Hof Page
178
Reserve Officers
183
Booklet Listing Restricted Locations
184
Dowry
186
Captain of Kopenick
187
Landwehr Officer
190
The War Years
191
Schlieffen Plan
193
1905 Plan Wheel around Paris
194
I no longer acknowledge any parties
197
Commanders of Armies One through Four
198
Commanders of Armies Five through Eight
199
Ausmarsch Photo
202
Patriotic Expression
203
Female Workers
204
Ration Card for Meat
205
Ration Cards
206
Dancing the Polonaise
207
Hamster Tour
208
Durchhalten
209
The soldier on leave asks if his family has subscribed to the war loan
211
Land Lost after Versailles
212
One People
213
Conclusion
214
Timeline of Imperial Germany
236
The Development of Tactics Prior to 1914
299
Jager Battalion with model 1865 Dreyse JagerBiichsen attacking 1866 at Koniggratz
300
Fusiliers with model 1860 Dreyse fusilier rifles applying Schutzenfeuer
301
Role Model Infantry Attack in 1870
302
how German infantry really used to attack in 1870 picture shows attack onStPrivat
303
Infantry attack according to the 1889 manual with firing lines and soutiens
305
Typical maneuver picture showing packed and way too dense firing line
306
Prussian infantry taking cover during a maneuver around 1900
307
Firing line of Bavarian infantry note mounted officers in background
308
Machinegun company in firing position
309
Bivouac during autumn maneuvers
310
Cavalry against cavalry 1866
311
French Cuirassiers in Morsbronn
312
Death ride of the brigade Bredow at Vionville Mars la Tour
313
Hussars ready for assault
314
Kaisermanover 1899 with Cavalry Ballet
315
Dragoons fighting dismounted with carbines 98
316
Heavy Field Gun C73 9 cm version
319
Driving battery clearing firing position fahrende Batterie
320
French 75 mm field gun depicted on a 1915 postcard Text reads Hold on Dont let them pass I love my 75
321
Bibliography
328
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