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War on the Western Front

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780753726334

Price: £20

ON SALE: 3rd December 2013

Genre: Humanities / History / Military History / First World War

This book is a collection of essays by well known First World War contributors such as Dr Stephen Bull, Ian Drury, Thomas A. Hoff, Martin Pegler and Ian Sumner. 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; innovations in weaponry and equipment; and the introduction of tanks in battle. Without the ordinary soldier, however, there could have been no war: The Great War was very much a conflict of infantrymen – Tommies, Stormtrooper, Poilus and Doughboys.

War on the Western Front provides an extensive re-assessment of trench warfare, a revolutionary tactic that challenged the very idea of war, and details developments in weaponry and armoured vehicles, including terrifying innovations in the use of poison gas, flamethrowers and tanks.