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This book offers a brief, straightforward, illustrated history of the First World War. In particular, it explains the trenches; how they were built and what it was like to live and fight in them.  There is also a moving Foreword by Michael Morpurgo.

Using his own diagrams, illustrations, and maps, author Trevor Yorke explains the architecture of the trenches, with their command posts, sally points, tunnels, machine gun nests, duck boards, and sleeping billets. There are chapters to explain tactics, weaponry, and daily life. There are special features on the introduction of new weapons of war, such as tanks, early aeroplanes, and the first use of poison gas.

A5 (softcover) 96 pages

Author: Trevor Yorke

ISBN 9781846743177