9781597975537-1597975532-The Rocky Road to the Great War: The Evolution of Trench Warfare to 1914

The Rocky Road to the Great War: The Evolution of Trench Warfare to 1914

ISBN-13: 9781597975537
ISBN-10: 1597975532
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Murray, Nicholas
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: POTOMAC BOOKS
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781597975537
ISBN-10: 1597975532
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Murray, Nicholas
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: POTOMAC BOOKS
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Murray, Nicholas wrote The Rocky Road to the Great War: The Evolution of Trench Warfare to 1914 comprising 320 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1597975532 and 9781597975537. Since then The Rocky Road to the Great War: The Evolution of Trench Warfare to 1914 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Nicholas Murray’s The Rocky Road to the Great War examines the evolution of field fortification theory and practice between 1877 and 1914. The technical and intellectual developments during this period were critical to the nature of the First World War. It is well known that the technology of the defensive (machine guns, barbed wire, and artillery) had become much more powerful in the decades prior to 1914. The challenge this combination of enhanced defensive technology presented to the offensive is familiar to us today.What is less well known is the evolution in the design of field fortifications, from above to below ground, which massively enhanced the power of the new defensive technology. Study of the evolution of field fortification construction has largely been neglected despite the fact that the battlefield landscape of the First World War, indeed industrial warfare in the twentieth century, owes its existence to the changes that occurred therein. It was the combination of new technology and new types of field fortification that was to reach a bloody dénouement in the Great War.Based largely on primary sources―including French, British, Austrian, and American military attaché reports―Murray’s enlightening study is unique in defining, fully examining, and contextualizing the theories and construction of field fortifications before World War I.

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