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Trench warfare 1850-1950

Author: Anthony Saunders
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the development of trench warfare from the siege of Sebastopol 1854-55, through the American Civil War, 1861-65 to the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05. The author then goes on to examine the evolution of trench fighting on the Western Front 1914-18 and discusses its role in the Second World War and the Korean War ... Trench warfare 1850-1950 discusses the undisputed influence of trench warfare on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Saunders
ISBN: 9781848841901 1848841906
OCLC Number: 473474474
Description: viii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Genesis of trench warfare --
Evolution of weapons and warfare --
Munitions of trench warfare before 1914 --
Siege of Sebastopol --
Trench warfare in the American Civil War --
The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-05 --
The First World War, new problems and new solutions --
Grenade warfare --
New weapons and new warfare --
Destruction and deep battle --
Trench warfare, 1939-53 --
The end of trench warfare?
Responsibility: by Anthony Saunders.

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"This book examines the development of trench warfare from the siege of Sebastopol 1854-55, through the American Civil War, 1861-65 to the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05. The author then goes on to examine the evolution of trench fighting on the Western Front 1914-18 and discusses its role in the Second World War and the Korean War ... Trench warfare 1850-1950 discusses the undisputed influence of trench warfare on military thinking over the period and, in particular, considers how the stalemate on the Western Front was overcome"--Jacket.

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