Carnage: The German Front in World War One

Carnage: The German Front in World War One


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These amazingly well preserved photographs originate from German collection. They cover the full gamut of the dreadful conditions that all troops involved in that ghastly war experienced between 1914 and 1918. The collection portrays life and conditions in the German trenches, the carnage of the wrecked villages and buildings in which they lived and fought and views of the destruction wrought by the Allied offensives. Many of the photos show downed British and French aircraft and often with their crew, dead or alive. Captured British and French troops are seen being held before shipment to PoW camps well behind the lines. The utter destruction of the country surrounding the Front is difficult to comprehend.

This is not a book for the feint hearted since it clearly portrays the true horror of World War One as experienced by the German Army.

Authors: Jon Sutherland has written extensively on military history and warfare. Much of his previous work has concerned the American involvement in the European in World War I and the European theater of World Wars I & II. Diane Canwell has written works on European history and is much involved in the research for this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848846821
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Series: Images of War Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Alistair Smith is a historical photograph collector, author and historian.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter One Before the Battle 9

Chapter Two Preparing for Battle 27

Chapter Three The Trenches 35

Chapter Four The Enemy 62

Chapter Five The Aircraft 72

Chapter Six War Damages 88

Chapter Seven Official Photographs 106

Bibliography 125

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