Officers Manual of the Western Front

  • Stock No
  • 46602
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781844860722
  • 1 Author
  • Stephen Bull
  • 2 Publisher
  • Conway
  • 3 Format
  • HB

Out of Stock

Stock No: 46602

Net price:
Please log in to see your price
RRP:
£7.99

Description:

Many people have the idea that the 'Great War' on the Western Front was simple, if ghastly, to fight - with few tactics, and unbroken, monotonous, trench lines as the main feature of the battlefield. In such a scenario soldiers with rifles and bayonets charging each other in blind obedience to stupid repetitious orders are imagined as archetypal of battle. Though undeniably bloody the war was in fact a ferment of new ideas and new weapons. Gas, flame throwers, super-heavy artillery, concrete bunkers, tanks, aircraft and other innovations were all introduced, whilst older notions such as barbed wire, machine guns and armour took on a new lease of life.

Reviews (0)