This is an authoritative history of the trenches, drawing on the renowned resources and photographic collection of the Imperial War Museums, providing unique insight into trench warfare on the Western Front. "Sometimes I clamber up beside the sentries and look out. There's little to see, rough ground, the barbed wire entanglement about 15 yards away, the vague line of German trenches. If a flare goes up it lights the whole place...If you hear a machine gun you duck your head. The bullets patter along the parapet". (Christopher Stone, Junior Officer, 22nd Royal Rusiliers).
About the Author
Dr Stephen Bull is Curator of Military History and Archaeology for Lancashire Museums, with particular responsibility for local regimental collections. Currently he is engaged in the redisplay of the Museum of Lancashire, including a new gallery on World War I. He has previously worked at the National Army Museum and BBC in London. A Member of the Institute of Archaeologists, he has also appeared in the TV series Battlefield Detectives. He has written numerous articles for specialist journals, including a number on the weapons and tactics of World War I. His other books include six Osprey titles, two on World War I, and four on World War II.
"If the Great War centenary inspires new projects by any TS&MF readers, I highly recommend Dr. Stephen Bull's new book as a great reference. "Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front" is a 272-page paperback packed with well-written information, photos in both color and black and white, and maps. Bull lays out the big picture while providing telling insights from the individual soldier's-eye-view of the scarred landscape. This terrific book is a moving reminder of why WWI was one of the most apocalyptic chapters in the history of mankind." "Toy Soldier and Model Figure""In this book on the trench, author Stephen Bull relies on four previous Osprey editions to help provide not only some material, but also images and artwork to help illustrate this volume. But this isn't just a rehash of those previous works as most of what is written is new to this volume ... It is a truly engrossing book that pulls in the reader with its narrative and personal stories." -Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madne"""Military collections will find this specific and key." - "The Midwest Book Review"
Series: General Military
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st May 2014
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 19.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.91