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The Hindenburg Line

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The Hindenburg Line by Patrick R. Osborn
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Jagging across north-western Europe like an ugly scar, the Hindenburg Line was Germany's most formidable line of defence in World War I. Its fearsome reputation was matched only by its cunning design, with deep zigzagging trenches, concrete fieldworks, barbed wire and devilish booby traps forming an intimidating barrier for any attacking army. Through meticulous research, this volume explores each of the major portions of the Hindenburg Line, paying particular attention to three examples of Allied operations against it towards the end of the war: the critical flanking of the Drocourt-Qeant Switch; the daring but costly rupture of the line of the St Quentin Canal; and the bloody battles of the Meuse-Argonne. Specially commissioned artwork and historical photographs perfectly complement the analysis provided by the authors as they trace the life of the Hindenburg Line from its seemingly invulnerable early years through to the audacious tactics used by the Allies to achieve a bitter victory in 1918.

Author Biography

Patrick Osborn received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is the author of Operation Pike: Britain versus the Soviet Union, 1939-1941 (Greenwood, 2000) and a contributor to A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne (Wiley, 2014). Since 1999 he has been an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland. Marc Romanych is a retired US Army combat arms officer. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from St. Mary's University. His primary interest in military history is fortifications and artillery and he is the co-author of books on World War I German siege artillery and the World War II French Maginot Line. He is the founder and owner of Digital History Archive, LLC. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
Release date NZ
October 20th, 2016
Contributor
Illustrated by Adam Hook
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
40 b/w; 7 col
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Pages
64
Series
Dimensions
184x248x7
ISBN-13
9781472814791
Product ID
24540829

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