trench warfare


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a struggle (usually prolonged) between competing entities in which neither side is able to win

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a type of armed combat in which the opposing troops fight from trenches that face each other

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Even once in Britain, they learned very little beyond preliminaries of trench warfare.
Does this map offer the kind of trench warfare you always wanted from Battlefield 1?
While the French may not have learned the lessons of trench warfare as comprehensively as their German foes, they had in fact made significant strides, and these lessons were passed on to members of the 26th Division.
End the trench warfare and work together to take on the Tories" - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's plea to delegates at the party conference in Liverpool "I don't think Strictly Come Dancing will help Ed Balls politically.
The battle, a bid to end the years of trench warfare, lasted from July 1 to November 18, with more than one million men wounded or killed.
The trench warfare of 1915-1917 was built upon concepts that had evolved over the past two hundred years.
Now it has won expert plaudits for its realistic depictions of trench warfare - no surprise, given that the novel reflects the author's lifetime's obsession with, and an acknowledged expertise in, the history of the First World War.
Descriptions of trench warfare are riveting, but the Downton-style dialogue of the homefront characters fails to engage.
Bonus features include a 12-page viewer's guide and map, an overview of WW I, and articles on trench warfare, the suffragist movement, and WW I poets.
WORLD WAR I | BATTLE OF THE SOMME | DESERTION | TRENCH WARFARE | HISTORICAL FICTION
These are behind the lines games organised to relieve tension and provide brief diversions from the trench warfare.
In the same way that the Nazi blitzkrieg made trench warfare redundant, the military and economic dominance of the West could be destroyed by an organised cyber attack.
Ellie Harrison reveals the iron harvest of bombs still unearthed by farmers today, Tom Heap goes on a personal investigation to the start of trench warfare, John Craven reveals how tractors were adapted to make the world's first tanks and Adam Henson discovers how man's best friend became his greatest ally when dogs were trained for front-line duties by the British army.
Personal views of famed war poets such as Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen are revealed in the Screaming Steel exhibition, alongside those of artists from the German trenches, similarly traumatised by trench warfare.
TRENCH: A HISTORY OF TRENCH WARFARE ON THE WESTERN FRONT by Stephen Bull (9781472801326, $19.