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Chasseaud, Peter, Foreword By Alan Sillitoe
Rats Alley: Trench Names of the Western Front, 1914 - 1918 ( WWI / World War I / One )( Rats' / Rat's )
Brimscombe Port, UK: Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: Spellmount Limited, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printings. Brimscombe Port, UK: Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: Spellmount Limited, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printings, 2006. -----------hardcover, a lovely Near Fine/Fine copy in a Near Fine/Fine dustjacket, most copies went to libraries, this is NOT exlibrary, 416 pages, b&w photos and maps, map endpapers, ---"The naming of the trenches became general practice during the winter of 1914-15 and these names soon appeared on the embryonic trench maps which were produced in ever growing numbers during the later stages of the war-the British producing some 20 million large-scale maps in all. This fascinating book lists each trench name-and the names of any places, camps, localities, and installations associated with them, their significance, and how to find them with the relevant Map References."---from the front flap: "---the first ever study of trench names of the Western Front and also provides a gazeteer of over 10,000 trench names, complete with map references. Looked at from the point of view of contemporary military givers and users of the names, and from a modern cultural studies angle, the names reveal the full horror of trench warfare as well as throwing an extraordinary sidelight on the cultural life of the period and the landscape and battles of the Western Front. This book now makes it possible via trench naming, the daily life in the trenches, the vast range of weaponry and the lethal nature of the titanic battles. Names s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA) [BURLINGTON, ON, Canada]
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