Friedag, Verlag Heer der Vergangenheit, Krefeld,
If you are a
history guy who likes charts and numbers this book
is essential. Mine is a 1974 reprint which makes
them somewhat available. One heck of a resource but
you have to find it. Charts and detail galore and in
fact at times seems random. Tons of it organized
several different ways. It has frustrated me in
that it has every conceivable pay chart except
monthly pay. How many types of each rank in each
different type of unit. This was the source book for
many old Kaiserzeit articles and will be for me too.
Regiment by regiment details but as I said you have
to dig through pages to find it. I often think of
this as a farmer's almanac... a little bit of
everything. Definitely worth having. It is not a
book to read just a reference work. Loads of little
details. Not a picture book. A book of tables. I
actually refer to it very often. Regularly in
combination with other books. For some reason on
conventions this book is referd to as Durch.
The more experienced I get as a collector this book moves more to the front. The data included in these charts is far more valuable than it looks at first. This really is an essential little bit of data. Well worth searching out.