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- DescriptionThe horrors of the First World War were the product of a new and unprecedented type of industrial warfare. To survive and win demanded t just new techlogy but the techniques to use it effectively. In Surviving Trench Warfare, Bill Rawling takes a close look at how techlogy and tactics came together in the Canadian Corps. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from interviews to staff reports, Rawling describes the range of new weapons that the Canadians adopted, including tanks, trench mortars, and poison gas, making it clear that the decisive factor in the war was t the new techlogy itself but how the Canadians responded to it. Only through intensive training, specialization, and close coordination between infantry and artillery could the Canadians overcome the deadly trinity of machine-guns, barbed wire, and artillery. Surviving Trench Warfare offers a whole new understanding of the First World War, replacing the image of a static trench war with one in which soldiers actively struggled for control over their weapons and their environment, and achieved it. Released to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, this edition includes a new introduction and afterword reflecting the latest scholarship on the conduct of the war.
- Author BiographyBill Rawling is a historian with Directorate of History, Department of National Defence.
- Author(s)Bill Rawling
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication12/08/2014
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight660 g
- Width160 mm
- Height238 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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