OTHER SIDE OF THE WIRE VOLUME III With The XIV Reserve Corps: The Period of Transition 2 July 1916 – August 1917


This the third volume in this acclaimed series carries the story of the XIV Reserve Corps through the momentous Battle of the Somme and into 1917, a period of transition for the German Army. The old tactics and strategy of trench warfare would undergo great changes as the German Army was transformed from a military force rooted in the 19th Century into a modern 20th Century fighting force with new strategies and tactics. The concept of a continuous trench system was being transformed into a defence in depth as a direct result of a shortage of men in the German Army. A remarkable contribution to the English historiography of the Great War, dispelling the myths arising from just knowing one side of the action

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