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Over the Top: Great Battles of the First World War
 
 
Author
Martin Marix Evans.
Publisher Capella  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.15 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9781841931111
Pages/Publication Date 240/2002
Daedalus Item Code 32626
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The early battles of World War I during the autumn and winter of 1914 were open, mobile affairs of the kind long familiar to professional soldiers. By early 1915, however, a new type of conflict had emerged—trench warfare. Martin Marix Evans relates how the then-recent invention of machine guns contributed to this deadly stalemate, using examples from battles whose names have become synonymous with futility and failure: Ypres, the Somme, Passchendaele, and Gallipoli. Using 10 maps, information on troop deployments, and first-hand accounts from participants, Evans recreates one of the pivotal struggles in human history.
 
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