Eye-Deep in Hell: Trench Warfare in World War I

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JHU Press, Sep 1, 1989 - History - 215 pages
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Millions of men lived in the trenches during World War I. More than six million died there. In Eye-Deep in Hell, the author explores this unique and terrifying world—the rituals of battle, the habits of daily life, and the constant struggle of men to find meaning amid excruciating boredom and the specter of impending death.

 

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Review: Eye-Deep In Hell: Trench Warfare In World War I

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Ellis paints a picture of the mortifying conditions that soldiers on the Western Front in World War I were called upon to fight through. As reproduced, the photographs accompanying the text are ... Read full review

Review: Eye-Deep In Hell: Trench Warfare In World War I

User Review  - Andrew Herbert - Goodreads

This is a book centered entirely on trench warfare on the Western front 1914-18. It is based on British accounts with a smattering of French, German, Canadian and American input (in about that order ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
iv
The Setting
13
The Daily Routine 26
37
Natural Miseries
43
Guns and Gas
60
Patrols and Raids
72
Strategy and Tactics
80
The Reality
89
The Casualties
105
Rest and Leave
141
Patriotism and Honour
162
Disillusionment and Protest
174
Conclusion
189
Suggestions for Further Reading
207
Picture Credits
216
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