Kaiserliche und Königliche Eisenbahn-Bau Kompanie in Western Galicia 1914-1915, Vol. 2

Published: November 19th, 2019     
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Author: Marek Dubiński, Tomasz Basarabowicz
Reviewed by: Bill O'Malley - IPMS# 46473
Company: MMP Books
ISBN #: 9788365958341
Other Publication Information: 80 pages, 8.2 X 11.6 inches, over 120 B&W photos
Price: $25.00
Product / Stock #: Camera On 16
Product provided by: Casemate Publishing

This illustrated photo album includes over 120 B&W pictures of the Kaiserliche und Konigliche Eisenbahn-Bau Kompanie unit (German Imperial Railway Construction Company) which operated during early stages of WW1 in the Western Galicia, now southern Poland. The railways are mostly narrow gauge.

The book uses black & white photographs to illustrate various construction or repair projects by the K.U.K in Western Galicia during the early WWI years between 1914-15. Captions are provided with each of the photos to describe the location and content of the photo. The photos are clear, and many show damaged bridges being built or repaired with descriptions of various construction methods and materials. A brief, but detailed outline of military operations provides context for the projects.

The railway projects are organized in these towns or areas:

General Outline of Military Operations in Western Galicia between August 1914 and mid-September 1915

  • Rzeszow
  • Przeworsk
  • Ruda near Nisko
  • Tryncza
  • Lezajsk Area
  • Harasiuki Area
  • Rudnik
  • Nisko Area
  • Rozwadow
  • Zaklikow
  • Krasnik Area

MMP's book gives a good description of railway activities in the early days of WWI in Poland. The book would be an interesting read for WWI railroad buffs and those interested in early WWI events in Poland. The photos also provide many interesting vignette or diorama ideas for modelers.

Thanks to MMP Books for publishing this book and to Casemate for providing the review sample to IPMS.

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