British trench warfare 1917-1918
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British trench warfare 1917-1918

a reference manual

Facsimile ed.

Published by Imperial War Museum in London .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: CHAPTER I.-SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICTS OF TRENCH WARFARE.
Sec. Page.
1. Trench fighting only a phase of war7
2. Considerations affecting design of defenses7
3. Nature of field defenses9
4. The offensive spirit in trench warfare10
5. Training in night work11
6. Discipline 11
7. Training of specialists12
CHAPTER II.-SITING AND CONSTRUCTION OF TRENCHES.
8. Deliberate siting of trenches13
9. Siting of trenches in the presence of the enemy16
10. Concealment 17
11. Buildings17
12. W oods 18
13. General description of a line of trenches19
14. Strong points and defended localities21
15. Defenses in rear of the front system23
16. Procedure when constructing trenches in the presence of the enemy 23
17. Constructional details of trenches24
Fire trenches24
Breastworks27
Loopholes29
Overhead cover 30
Support trenches30
Communication trenches30
18. Obstacles 32
19. Protection from shell fire33
20. Machine gun emplacements 35
21. Latrines36
22. Drainage and flooring37
23. Defense of buildings38
24. Training in digging, etc39
CHAPTER III.
OCCUPATION AND RELIEF OF TRENCHES AND GENERAL TRENCH
ROUTNE.
25. System of relief of trenches 40
26. Description of method of carrying out a relief 41
27. Precautions and arrangements necessary during a relief42
28. Handing over trenches 44
29. Duties in trenches44
30. Usual routine in trenches46
31. Work in trenches47
32. Observation and sniping48
33. Cooperation with artillery51
34. Sanitation and care of feet53
35. Communications54
36. Reports 55
CHAPTER IV.-ORGANIZATION OF A TRENCH LINE AND ACTION if CASE OF ATTACK.
Sec. Page.
37. General considerations 56
38. Distribution of men in trenches 57
39. Machine guns58
40. Action in case of attack61
41. Action of artillery in case of attack63
CHAPTER V.-NOTES ON THE ATTACK IN TRENCH WARFARE.
42. Need for careful preparation 64
43. Infantry preparation for attack 64
44. Equipment 67
45. Preliminary bombardment67
46. The assault68
47. Action of artiller during the assault 69
48. Employment of machine guns70
49. Use of grenadiers71
50. Communications 71
APPENDIX A.-Breastwork Communication Trenches72
APPENDIX B.-Rapid Wire Entanglements77
APPENDIx C.-Illumination of Obstacles and Foreground78
FIGURES AND DIAGRAMS.
Figures.
1- 5. Details of the Trace.
6- 8. General Trace.
9-14. Constructional Details.
15-19. Revetments.
20-22. Defense of Communication Trenches.
23-38. Obstacles.
39-50. Overhead Cover.
51-58. Machine Gun Emplacements.
59. Types of Latrines.
60-63. Drainage.
64-66. Trench Ammunition Stores.
67-71. Expedients for Observation.
72-76. Organization of Captured Positions..

Edition Notes

Genre
Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
356/.114
Library of Congress
D530 .G67 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
215 p. :
Number of pages
215

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3533024M
ISBN 10
1870423321
LC Control Number
2001431565
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