World War I Trench Warfare (2): 1916-18

World War I Trench Warfare (2): 1916-18

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841761985
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/25/2002
Series: Elite
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,042,220
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Dr Stephen Bull is the Curator of the Museum of Lancashire in Preston. Born in 1960, he graduated from the University of Wales with a BA (Hons) in history in 1981, and obtained his doctorate from University College, Swansea. For several years he worked at the National Army Museum, on a fortifications project and later in the Weapons Department. He has written numerous articles for specialist journals, including a number on the weapons and tactics of World War I.

Table of Contents

· 1916; 'the big push' against established trench lines · The Somme · Standardised production of trench materials - trench camouflage · Advances in gas warfare · Infantry training · Light machine guns · 1917: Messines & Vimy - tunnel and mine warfare · Creeping barrages - tanks - light machine guns down to section level - flame throwers · New defensive systems · 1918: the deadlock broken · German stormtroopers, British 'blobs & worms' · Trench howitzers - anti-tank rifles - sub-machine guns · Battles: the Kaisershlacht - French and Americans on the Argonne - the British break the Hindenburg Line.

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