Schiffer, Atglen, 1st ed., 2010. 447 pp., numerous photo-ills., ills., maps + plans. D.j., marbled e.p.’s ; 31 x 23cm. FINE. This book is the definitive reference on the little-known subject of German armoured trains, 1904 – 1945. Starting with the first German uses of military armoured trains in the early 1900s the book continues through the World War I and Reichswehr periods, to World War II which is the main focus of the book. Detailed design, construction, and technical aspects are discussed, as well as analysis of armoured train operations on all fronts that saw them used : Poland, France, the Balkans, Italy, and their extensive use on the Russian Front. Also covered are the use of captured trains, noted personnel and a history of each train unit. SCARCE First Edition copy in it dust-jacket.