By Stephen Bull
Osprey's survey of trench battle strategies of global warfare I (1914-1918). The general armies which marched off to battle in 1914 have been composed of massed riflemen, screened through cavalry and supported by way of artillery; their leaders anticipated a brief and decisive final result, accomplished via sweeping manoeuvre, daring management and talent at palms. Eighteen months later the full nature of box armies and their strategies had replaced completely. In refined trench structures forming a battlefield a couple of miles extensive and four hundred miles lengthy, conscript armies sheltered from titanic long-range bombardment, wielding new guns in keeping with new tactical doctrines. this primary of 2 richly illustrated reviews explains intimately the specifics of that awesome transformation, entire with ten complete color plates of uniforms and kit.
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