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by Stephen Bull
Trench Warfare looks at that most static form of war, the trenches of World War I. There is detailed coverage of trench construction techniques, wire and defensive emplacements such as bunkers and pillboxes, and a discussion on patrolling, raiding, and observation missions into No Man's Land. The key specialists of trench warefare are examined - the snipers, bombers, Machi ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors
(first published March 1st 2002)
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An excellent primer on the subject of trench warfare during World War I. Bull does an adequate analysis of the precursors to the use of trench warfare in the Great War, as well as noting the influence of the tactics developed at that time as they affected wars all the way through the First Gulf War. Full of primary source material and liberally illustrated with photographs, maps, posters, and battle diagrams, most of them from the time period, Trench Warfare gives not only a glimpse into the liv ...more
Good introduction to static warfare in World War I. Bull analyzes trench warfare from a number of different angles and comes up with excellent conclusions contrary to some long accepted theses of combat in WWI. He extends his analysis to First Gulf War. Entertaining and informative; packed with period photographs and testimony.