An Officer's Manual of the Western Front 1914-1918, Hardback Book

An Officer's Manual of the Western Front 1914-1918 Hardback


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 40 drawings, maps & diagrams
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781844860722

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