Rigel, new ed., 2004. 224 pp., photo-plates + maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This is the story of the true horrors of The Great War – the catastrophic offensives and tragic errors that led to the brutal deaths of thousands of brave soldiers sent ‘over the top’ from the trenches of Passchendaele, Cambrai and The Somme. Each offensive is examined in turn and includes contemporary accounts of life and death in the trenches. The author also examines the role of the commanders and how the tactics of trench warfare were devised.