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Trench Warfare: 1850-1950
     

Trench Warfare: 1850-1950

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by Anthony Saunders
 

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Although many books have been published about the Western Front, few of them look beyond the Great War to consider trench warfare in a wider historical context. Trench warfare was not an aberration of the Western Front. On the contrary, it was a watershed in a greater upheaval in warfare which started in the 1850s and continued well beyond the First World War. This

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Although many books have been published about the Western Front, few of them look beyond the Great War to consider trench warfare in a wider historical context. Trench warfare was not an aberration of the Western Front. On the contrary, it was a watershed in a greater upheaval in warfare which started in the 1850s and continued well beyond the First World War. This book examines how trench warfare was fought, studying the Crimea, American Civil War and Japanese War 1904-05. He looks at how the Western Front of 1914-18 differed from the trench fighting of the Second World War and the Korean War.

The book examines the evolution of trench warfare, technologically and tactically, from the Crimean War to the Korean War, during which time developments in military technology often advanced far beyond tactical thinking. Trench Warfare 1850 – 1950 discusses the impact of trench warfare on military thinking and considers how the stalemate of the Western Front was overcome. Emergency technologies, from the hand grenade to the tank, are discussed to highlight their impact on trench warfare and, ultimately, on warfare as a whole. Tactically, trench warfare led to the development of the concept of deep battle which was later employed by the Red Army in the Second World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848841901
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
09/02/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Anthony Saunders is an author and a historian.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Big rip off! The books discription contaned more text than the actual book. A lot of money for only a few pages of one picture each.