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By Sanders Marble

ISBN-10: 1409411109

ISBN-13: 9781409411109

within the well known mind's eye, the conflict fields of the Western entrance have been ruled via the desktop gun. but infantrymen on the time have been transparent that artillery - now not computer weapons - dictated the character, strategies and technique of the clash. merely within the final months of the battle while the Allies had accumulated enough numbers of artillery and discovered how one can use it in an built-in and coherent demeanour used to be the stalemate damaged and warfare ended. during this lucid and prize-winning examine, the regular improvement of artillery, and the starting to be realisation of its primacy in the British Expeditionary strength is charted and analysed. via an exam of British and Dominion forces working at the Western entrance, the booklet seems to be at how tactical and operational adjustments affected the final approach. Chapters disguise the function of artillery in aiding infantry assaults, counter-battery paintings, artillery in defence, education and command and employees preparations. in accordance with the 'learning curve' thesis, the paintings concludes that regardless of many setbacks and overlooked possibilities, by way of 1918 the Royal Artillery had built potent and coordinated strategies to beat the protecting merits of trench battle that had mired the Western entrance in bloody stalemate for the former 3 years.

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