Laffin, John.


New ed., 1997. 170 pp., cold., plates + numerous b&w ills., maps & plans. D.j., 27 x 20cm. FINE. It is the work of contemporary illustrators that provides the clearest and most dramatic impressions of trench warfare in World War I. They complemented their artistic skills and experience with unusually accurate detail in their portrayal of uniforms, weapons and ammunition, and in doing so they created a compelling realism. In this book, while some chapters graphically depict the horror and heroism of battle, others chronicle the back-up services needed to allow the front-line infantry to function: artillery, machine-gunners, stretcher-bearers, signallers, miners and engineers.

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