Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front by Andrew Robertshaw

By Andrew Robertshaw

Glossy study equipment - archaeological, historic, forensic - have reworked our view of the previous. this can be very true of the heritage of the good struggle. during this, the 1st finished survey of this intriguing new box, Andrew Robertshaw and David Kenyon introduce the reader to the strategies which are hired and checklist, in vibrant aspect, a few of the extraordinary tasks which were undertaken. They convey how archaeology can be utilized to bare the location of trenches, dugouts and different battlefield beneficial properties and to rediscover what lifestyles at the Western entrance was once particularly like. and so they convey how person infantrymen are themselves a part of the tale, for forensic research of the struggle lifeless is now so hugely built that people may be pointed out and their destiny found.

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Appel History Reserve Infantry Regiment 205 p 14. 6. Makoben History Reserve Infantry Regiment 212 p 15. 7. Haleck History Reserve Infantry Regiment 208 p 1. 8. Schulz History Reserve Infantry Regiment 209 p 15. 9. Gieraths History Reserve Infantry Regiment 210 p 22. 10. Schatz History Reserve Infantry Regiment 239 p 3. 11. Atzrott History Reserve Jäger Battalion 16 p 14. 12. Mayer op. cit. pp 83–85. 13. Schulz op. cit. p 15. 14. Boesser History Reserve Field Artillery Regiment 44 p 9. 15. ibid.

10. Schatz History Reserve Infantry Regiment 239 p 3. 11. Atzrott History Reserve Jäger Battalion 16 p 14. 12. Mayer op. cit. pp 83–85. 13. Schulz op. cit. p 15. 14. Boesser History Reserve Field Artillery Regiment 44 p 9. 15. ibid. p 11. 16. ibid. p 12. 17. Osman Mit den Kriegsfreiwilligen über die Yser pp 123–124 18. Solleder op. cit. p 7. It is sometimes stated that it was a Bavarian custom to name regiments after their commanders – hence Regiment ‘List’ – but in fact it was a newly introduced security measure, adopted by the Bavarian army to disguise the fact that a new division was being added to the order of battle.

Atzrott History Reserve Jäger Battalion 16 p 14. 12. Mayer op. cit. pp 83–85. 13. Schulz op. cit. p 15. 14. Boesser History Reserve Field Artillery Regiment 44 p 9. 15. ibid. p 11. 16. ibid. p 12. 17. Osman Mit den Kriegsfreiwilligen über die Yser pp 123–124 18. Solleder op. cit. p 7. It is sometimes stated that it was a Bavarian custom to name regiments after their commanders – hence Regiment ‘List’ – but in fact it was a newly introduced security measure, adopted by the Bavarian army to disguise the fact that a new division was being added to the order of battle.

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