Caseberg, Paul, PM
Weber, Verlag, Berlin 1916
This is a mid-war tomb on
the change to feldgrau from dunkelblau. I liked the
former but.... The pages still show pictures of
Pickelhauben with brass plates for the OR types. Great
detailed art by Caseberg. 23 Color "Full man" Uniform
pages like #3 below, about half depict mounted officers,
the rest give a detailed survey of shoulder insignia
and 8 color Uniform pages like the last picture. Somehow
that is translated into 32 color pages but I never could
count. Long pages 12" or so. The black and white portion
of the book does not have numbered pages but I got 36.
Numerous halftone illustrations of buttons; fine
line-drawn or engraved illustrations to the text.
Appendices. Set in 2 columns in Gothic type (yuck).
So this is all the detail
on the uniform there is not much in the way of helmet
information. Artist renditions of covers and helmets
with spikes removed. Painted in the time frame of green
numbers on the helmet covers. Shows the lag time
between the issuance of directives on uniforms and what
happened in the field. By the time this forward was
penned, steel helmets had arrived. If I was interested
in war time uniforms this would be invaluable. For
helmets, well you would say pretty but where is the
beef? I have a modern reproduction (less than $100).