Tag: Trench Warfare

Following the opening battles of World War I in 1914, Allied and German forces raced to the coast along the French and Belgian border in an attempt to outflank one another. Subsequently, both sides dug extensive defensive trench systems that stretched from the North Sea to the Swiss frontier. A lengthy stalemate and war of attrition developed on the Western Front.

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The Crater: Explosion of Death

An plan to tunnel beneath Confederate defenses at Petersburg and blast a huge hole inadvertently…

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Russian Antitank Rifles

The Soviet Union’s two primary antitank rifles saw wide use in World War II despite…

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Breakthrough at Sedan

The German concept of mobile warfare was conclusively proven when the Wehrmacht breached the French…

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The Lee-Enfield Rifle in World War II

Although first dismissed by some older veterans, soldiers in World War II eventually warmed up…

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Why World War I Is Also America’s ‘Greatest Generation’

Though often discounted, the Americans who fought Great War were no less brave and faced…

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Waffen SS General Felix Steiner

Waffen SS General Felix Steiner was an able commander who refused to sacrifice his troops…

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The Grenade: A Brief History

Grenades evolved from the Middle Ages into the modern era, giving soldiers an easily delivered…

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WWI Author: The Writings of Wilfred Owen

Owen fashioned the most moving and best-remembered poetry of World War I. The petty, he…

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Operation Judgment: World War I’s Battle of Verdun

World War I's Battle of Verdun was designed to bleed France white. It did, and…

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From the Boroughs to the Trenches

Fearsome New York City gangster Monk Eastman transformed himself into an unlikely hero in the…