Trench Warfare 1850-1950


By: Anthony Saunders
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781848841901
Published: 24th March 2010
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£19.99

Trench Warfare 1850-1950

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.

Anthony Saunders is the author of three books on military history. He has just completed a PhD at Exeter University, studying the invention of British trench warfare munitions and their effect on tactics on the Western Front.

 




Some books that may interest you

The Irish Brigade 1670-1745
The Irish Brigade 1670-1745
By: D.P. Graham

The History of Toy Soldiers
The History of Toy Soldiers
By: Luigi Toiati
Preface by: James Opie

Waterloo Battlefield Guide
Waterloo Battlefield Guide
By: David Buttery

Second Ypres 1915
Second Ypres 1915
By: John Lee

Supplying the British Army in the First World War
Supplying the British Army in the First World War
By: Janet Macdonald

Septimius Severus in Scotland
Septimius Severus in Scotland
By: Dr Simon Elliott

Walking Ypres
Walking Ypres
By: Paul Reed

Irishmen in the Great War
Irishmen in the Great War
By: Tom Burnell

To the Last Man
To the Last Man
By: Malcolm Atkin



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.