The Trench War on the Western Front, 1914-1918 (Hardback)
The First World War of 1914 – 1918, especially on the Western Front with its blood-sapping, seemingly endless, stagnant struggle, extended over five long, bitter years and left in tatters the military strategies and tactics employed until that time, while causing social and economic destruction that would change the face of the recently inaugurated 20th Century. This book is about the war in the trenches, and through its pages are explained the causes that gave rise to this military situation, its consequences, the tactics used, the terrible human experiences of the soldiers who fought in the trenches, the novel, yet horrific weapons, and the uniforms worn by the protagonists. It is a book filled with illustrations of great visual impact. Indeed, strikingly impressive pictures selected from contemporary newspapers and magazines when photography had not yet superseded the work of the great illustrative artists.