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Digging the trenches : the archaeology of the Western Front

Author: Andrew Robertshaw; David Kenyon
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This books shows the readers how archaeology can be used to reveal the position of trenches, dugouts, and other battlefield features as well as to rediscovering what life on the Western Front was really like.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Robertshaw; David Kenyon
ISBN: 9781844156719 1844156710
OCLC Number: 183916935
Description: 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: A funeral --
The War in modern memory --
The archaeological experience --
The birth of 'Trench Team' and No-Man's-Land --
The Projects-TV joins in --
The Trenches today --
After the War --
Memorialisation --
What is Great War archaeology? --
Preservation-Taphonomy --
Deposition-Stratigraphy --
Safety --
The Challenge --
Digging the trenches --
1914 --
1915-1916 --
1917-1918 --
Living in the trenches --
Trench routine --
The Daily round --
Food --
Comforts --
Hygiene and cleanliness --
Personal items --
Fighting in the trenches --
Death's men --
Artillery --
Machine-guns --
Personal weapons and equipment --
Combat- the Attack --
Technology --
Death in the trenches --
The Cost --
The Wounded --
The Dead --
The 'Missing' --
The Ethics of excavation --
Technicalities --
Four stories --
Teamwork --
Wehrmann Jokob Hõnes --
Unteroffizier Albert Thielecke --
Gefreiter Leopold Rothärmel --
A Soldier of the Kings Own.
Responsibility: Andrew Robertshaw & David Kenyon.
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