Rats Alley: Trench Names of the Western Front 1914-1918 by Peter Chasseaud
English | August 21st, 2017 | ASIN: B071FBTC2N, ISBN: 0750980559 | 768 pages | EPUB | 52.02 MB
This book makes it possible to comprehend, via the trench naming, the daily life in the trenches, the vast range of weaponry and the lethal nature of the titanic battles. Names such as Lovers Lane, Doleful Post, Cyanide Trench and Gangrene Alley are as revealing as any history. While based upon the British trenches, there is a comparison with French and German practice. While a poignant concordance of suffering and an intriguing study of language itself, this book is also a vital research tool for military and family historians.