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Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 04:13 PM UTC
Tankograd Publishing digs into the new year with two new volumes from their World War One series, Grabenkrieg: German Trench Warfare.
From Tankograd's website:
The stalemate in the trenches is for many the very definition of warfare in World War One. Only months after the hostilities had started the opposing armies began to dig in along the Western Front. Thus began a type of warfare completely unexpected by those in command.

The war in the trenches demanded the development of new skills for the infantry and artillery and the development of new weapons capable of blocking the enemy‘s advance over no mans land. Medieval tactics and equipment such as mining warfare and body armour would soon meet with most modern formations and tactics such as the assault forces and combined forces operations. Consequently, more than anything else World War One is the benchmark of modern warfare.

This publication will for the very first time give a highly pictorial overview on the German trench warfare on all frontlines 1914-18, with its weapons and technology explained and illustrated in unprecedented detail and with many photographs hitherto unpublished.

In two volumes and on a total of 200 pages this publication is illustrated with 360 black&white photographs and 100 colour photographs with complete English text.

Chapters Volume 1:
German Trench Warfare - Introduction
01. Digging the Trenches
02. Trench Systems 1914-18
03. Life in the Trenches
04. Body Armour
05. Trench Warfare Evolution
06. Summary
07. Trench Warfare in Colour
(Volume 1 : 96 pages)

Chapters Volume 2:
German Trench Warfare - Introduction
08. Close Combat Weapons
09. Pistols and Revolvers
10. Rifles
11. Snipers and Sniper Rifles
12. Rifle Grenades
13. Bergman Submachine Gun
14. Machine Guns
15. Mine Launchers
16. Infantry Guns / Assault Accompanying Guns
17. Flame Throwers
18. Gas Warfare
19. Mining Warfare
20. Anti-Tank Weapons
21. Summary
22. Trench Warfare in Colour
(Volume 2 : 104 pages)

To download Tankograd's 2011 catalog, click Here.

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Very interesting subject. Love the photos in this book. A side we rarely see. Body armour not a new thing but a darn site more comfortable I bet. Cheers, John
JAN 08, 2012 - 08:22 PM
Awesome!! I love Tankograd's World War One titles and I am really looking forward to these two. They are very well done books. Randy
JAN 14, 2012 - 12:31 PM
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