War on the Western Front: In the Trenches of World War I

War on the Western Front In the Trenches of World War I World War I stands as a watershed in the evolution of modern warfare with the development of sophisticated trench systems forming a battlefield over miles long notable improvements in weaponry a

  • Title: War on the Western Front: In the Trenches of World War I
  • Author: Gary Sheffield
  • ISBN: 9781846033414
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • World War I stands as a watershed in the evolution of modern warfare, with the development of sophisticated trench systems forming a battlefield over 400 miles long, notable improvements in weaponry and equipment and the first example of tanks being used in battle This book examines the day to day lives of the British Tommy, the German Stormtrooper, the French Poilu and tWorld War I stands as a watershed in the evolution of modern warfare, with the development of sophisticated trench systems forming a battlefield over 400 miles long, notable improvements in weaponry and equipment and the first example of tanks being used in battle This book examines the day to day lives of the British Tommy, the German Stormtrooper, the French Poilu and the American Doughboy as they fought and died in the trenches, with details of their recruitment and training and vivid descriptions of combat on the Western Front It also provides an extensive reassessment of trench warfare, following the development of controversial tactics and new weapons, the first use of poison gas in warfare and the introduction of the tank initially an accident prone novelty but later a front breaking weapon.

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    About "Gary Sheffield"

    1. Gary Sheffield

      Gary Sheffield is Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton He is President of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides and a Vice President of the Western Front Association He has published widely on the First World War and regularly broadcasts on television and radio as well as contributing to numerous journals, magazines and newspapers Previous books include the acclaimed Forgotten Victory and The Chief Douglas Haig and the British Army, which was shorlisted for the presigious Duke of Westminster s Medal.

    323 thoughts on “War on the Western Front: In the Trenches of World War I”

    1. Most sections of this book are excellent. The exception is the section on the German infantryman, where the author of that section goes to extraordinary lengths to point out how wonderful anything German was. One wonders how the pathetic English beat the invincible German.


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