British Artillery on the Western Front in the First World War

Author(s): 
Marble, Sanders
ISBN: 
9781409411109
Date published: 
March 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Providing a systematic investigation into the evolving role of the artillery in the British Expeditionary Force, this study looks at how tactical and operational changes affected the overall Allied strategy. In line with the 'learning curve' thesis, it argues that despite many setbacks and missed opportunities, by 1918 the Royal Artillery had developed effective methods to overcome the defensive advantages of trench warfare that had mired the Western Front in bloody stalemate for the previous three years.