The War Underground 1914?18: Tactics and Equipment: Tactics and Equipment
 
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ISBN13:9781472861054
ISBN10:1472861051
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:64 pages
Size:248x184 mm
Weight:454 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 8 colour artwork plates; black & white and colour photographs and illustrations.
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The War Underground 1914?18: Tactics and Equipment

Tactics and Equipment
 
Series: Elite; 256;
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Number of Volumes: Paperback
 
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This absorbing illustrated study reveals the evolving tactics and techniques used by all sides in the underground war during 1914-18.

Covering the Western Front but also the Gallipoli and Italian theatres, this study explores three aspects of World War I below ground: military mining, attack tunnels and dugouts. In 1914-17, the underground war was a product of static trench warfare, essential to survive it and part of both sides' attempts to overcome it. In 1917-18 it was rendered largely obsolete by the development of the all-arms battle as mobility was restored to the battlefield.

In the stagnant, troglodyte existence of trench warfare, military mining was a hidden world of heroism and terror in which hours of suspenseful listening were spent monitoring the steady picking of unseen opponents, edging quietly towards the enemy, and judging when to fire a charge. Break-ins to enemy mine galleries resulted in hand-to-hand fighting in the darkness. The ingenuity, claustrophobia and tactical importance of the underground war are discussed and depicted in this fully illustrated study from an acknowledged expert. The artwork plates include depictions of the specialized uniforms, weapons and equipment used underground, as well as vignettes that vividly convey the many aspects of subterranean warfare during World War I.