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Trench : A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front - Stephen Bull


A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front


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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.

"Military collections will find this specific and key." --The Midwest Book Review"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 Madness"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

Acknowledgments Introduction Western Front Chronology The Armies of 1914 and the Problem of Attack The Beginning of the Trenches 'Trenchtown' New Weapons and Tactics Gas Raiding and Sniping Mining Concrete and Stellungsbau The Tank 'Over the Top' Conclusion Notes Select Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9781472801326
ISBN-10: 1472801326
Series: General Military
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 19.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Number: 1