By Paul Kendall
The British didn't also have grenades. The BEF suffered 12,000 casualties. Their commanders, who weren't informed to struggle a latest struggle, have been misplaced for an answer or perhaps a technique. It used to be at the Chemin des Dames that the 1st trenches of the Western entrance have been dug and the place the road that may stretch from the Swiss frontier to the North Sea all started. The conflict of the Aisne observed the sunrise of trench war and a stalemate that might final for the following 4 years.
Wide-ranging archival study by way of writer Paul Kendall makes this the 1st in-depth examine of the conflict in print. His correspondence with surviving family of these who fought brings a human face to the bad casualty data that may come to outline the trenches.
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Aisne 1914: The Dawn of Trench Warfare by Paul Kendall