This manual strives to inculcate an offensive spirit and gives practical instructions backed by a wide range of detailed diagrams on such subjects as the siting and digging of trenches; how to construct trenches in wet ground; sanitation and latrines; the size and depth of dug-outs; drainage and flooding; Day and night routine; the care of feet; wiring and strong points; and notes on attack and defence. Studying this book and examining the diagrams will give the reader a clear idea of trench warfare as it should be conducted – at least according to the official view.
Notes for Infantry Officers on Trench Warfare, March 1916
This exceptionally important official handbook was the Bible for infantry officers on the western front in the Great War. It covers a wealth of subjects essential to the efficient conduct of trench warfare, which, although published as late as March 1916, it still insists is only a temporary phase.An absolutely indispensible volume for anyone interested in the Great War.