This set of books covers the war away from the Western Front, it is a follow-on to our facsimile reprints, which provided the official record of the fighting in which British troops were involved in France and Flanders during the Great War 1914-1918 – the Western Front. It contains the official record of all the other campaigns in which British troops took part: Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, East Africa, Macedonia, Italy, Egypt and Palestine, Persia, Togoland and the Cameroons. Also included is Brig-Gen Sir J.E.Edmonds’s account of the Occupation of Constantinople in 1919 and that of Brig JJ Collier, former Chief of the General Staff of the South African Defence Forces history on operations conducted by them in German South West Africa.
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR. Military Operations Other Theatres. Set of 19 Volumes. Constantinople, East Africa, Egypt & Palestine, Gallipoli, German South West Africa, Italy, Macedonia, Mesopotamia, Persia & Togoland and the Cameroons
Although attention has understandably focussed on the Western Front in the Great War, the conflict was a World War fought across many different theatres. Battles raged from the deserts of the Arabian peninsular and the Holy Land, to the jungles of East Africa, and the beaches of Gallipoli.
The Naval and Military Press has now reprinted in facsimile the Official Histories to these campaigns away from the Western Front complete with the Maps (reproduced in colour) that were bound into the text volumes.
No study of the Great War can be complete without examination of these 19 Official Volumes, as with Britain finding itself assuming responsibility for ever longer stretches of The Western Front, it had to simultaneously find men to fight the Turks at Gallipoli, in Egypt and in Mesopotamia to assist the Serbs and to reduce the garrisons of Germany’s African colonies.