Eye-deep in Hell

Eye-deep in Hell : The Western Front 1914-1918

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For four years the French, British and German armies fought in mud and squalor. "Eye-deep in Hell" is concerned with the millions of men who lived and died in the desolate strip that was the western front, the wilderness - of trenches, dugouts, shattered villages and forests of lifeless tree stumps - that was a physical and spiritual desert. The book shows how even in previously inconceivable conditions men were able to formulate routines, rules and codes of conduct that could create some kind of order in the midst of chaos itself.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 188 x 246 x 13mm | 562g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0141391081
  • 9780141391083

Table of contents

Part 1 In the line: the setting; the daily routine; natural miseries; guns and gas. Part 2 Over the top: patrols and raids; battle - strategy and tactics; battle - the reality; the casualties. Part 3 A lighter side?: sustaining the men in the line; rest and leave. Part 4 Attitude: patriotism and honour; disillusionment and protest; conclusion; suggestions for further reading.show more

Author information

John Ellis is a noted military historian and the author of The Social History of the Machine Gun, Armies in Revolution and The Sharp End.show more

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