Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front

Digging the Trenches The Archaeology of the Western Front Modern research methods archaeological historical forensic have transformed our view of the past This is especially true of the history of the Great War In this the first comprehensive survey of th

  • Title: Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front
  • Author: Andrew Robertshaw David Kenyon
  • ISBN: 9781844156719
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Modern research methods archaeological, historical, forensic have transformed our view of the past This is especially true of the history of the Great War In this, the first comprehensive survey of this exciting new field, Andrew Robertshaw and David Kenyon introduce the reader to the techniques that are employed and record, in vivid detail, many of the remarkable prModern research methods archaeological, historical, forensic have transformed our view of the past This is especially true of the history of the Great War In this, the first comprehensive survey of this exciting new field, Andrew Robertshaw and David Kenyon introduce the reader to the techniques that are employed and record, in vivid detail, many of the remarkable projects that have been undertaken They show how archaeology can be used to reveal the position of trenches, dugouts and other battlefield features and to rediscover what life on the Western Front was really like And they show how individual soldiers are themselves part of the story, for forensic investigation of the war dead is now so highly developed that individuals can be identified and their fate discovered.

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    1. This is the perfect "starter's" book for anyone interested in Great War archaeology. I have skimmed through several similar books reccomended by my teachers (such as "Digging up Plugstreet") but decided to start with this one. It has a number of advantages : Firstly, it has a visual companion in the shape of the TV series "Trench Detectives/Finding the Fallen" and one can simply read a couple of pages then fire up the DVD, ensuring the information is clearly imprinted into the reader's brain. Se [...]

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