Grabenkrieg - German Trench Warfare Vol.1, by Oliver Richter
Published by Tankograd in 2012, 96 pages. Large A4 size softback (N5551)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: The stalemate in the trenches is for many the very definition of warfare in World War One. Only months after the hostilities had started the opposing armies began to dig in along the Western Front. Thus began a type of warfare completely unexpected by those in command.
The war in the trenches demanded the development of new skills for the infantry and artillery and the development of new weapons capable of blocking the enemy‘s advance over no mans land. Medieval tactics and equipment such as mining warfare and body armour would soon meet with most modern formations and tactics such as the assault forces and combined forces operations. Consequently, more than anything else World War One is the benchmark of modern warfare.
This publication will for the very first time give a highly pictorial overview on the German trench warfare on all frontlines 1914-18, with its weapons and technology explained and illustrated in unprecedented detail and with many photographs hitherto unpublished. Chapters include:
German Trench Warfare - Introduction
Digging the Trenches
Trench Systems 1914-18
Life in the Trenches
Trench Warfare Evolution
Trench Warfare in Colour
The book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, as well as 6 pages of colour photographs