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  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military (9 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783030127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783030125
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul Edward Strong is a government researcher and historian whose work has focused on the evolution of command systems throughout history. He has made a special study of the coordination of the offensives of 1918 and is currently writing a study of warfare, governance and the role of leadership. Sanders Marble is a historian based at the US Army's Office of Medical History. He is a leading expert on the history of artillery tactics during the Great War and he has also made a special study of military medicine.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert G. Palmer on 27 Jan. 2014
Format: Paperback
The aim and scope of this book is defined clearly in the straightforward title. It covers the role and development of artillery during the First World War by all the major participating armies. The two authors are both military historians, with Marble having a particular interest in artillery having also authored subsequently British Artillery on the Western Front in the First World War.

The book opens with an introduction, with the authors contending that the use of artillery during this war had a major influence on the eventual outcome. They raise the large number of casualties inflicted on opposing armies by the use of artillery and the effects on morale of troops affected. Following the introduction is a prologue on the battle of Le Cateau in August 1914, and how artillery allowed II Corps to withdraw successfully.

The core of the book is divided into five chapters covering each of the five years of the war. Each chapter reviews the key events of that year paying particular attention to the role and use of artillery. There is a three page conclusion, which proposes the view that all the combatants adapted their tactics during the war, but that the British Army ended the war far more effective than the German Army in respect of artillery and the ‘most effective artillery force on the ‘Western Front.’

There are eight maps included at the front, which I found of limited value only, preferring to use a First World War atlas instead. There are some photographs included in the middle of the book, and in the text, the authors refer to some technical details although I do not consider this to be a technical book about the various types of artillery pieces and ammunition used in this war.
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I'm not an artillery expert by any means and so for me, a little more information on the guns and ammunition would have been helpful. I also have not the slightest interest (at this point in time) in the battles between Austro-Hungary and Russia and so I skipped this part. I didn't find the book an easy read but it could be a useful reference book - and might have been a very useful reference book had the index been more comprehensive.
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By Tarzana Kid on 24 Oct. 2014
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Everything fine but could have done with more technical detail on using the actual guns
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Solid Historical Treatment 23 Sept. 2014
By lt-stahler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A solid treatment of the subject for seasoned military historian and newcomer alike. Stays with the development of artillery tactics, techniques, and technology throughout the book. You see the evolution of the war from a totally different perspective. Well done, Strong and Marble. (Drags mildly through 1917, where there are a lot of tonnages and tube counts.)
Great Book on Great War 8 Dec. 2014
By Te Bada - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book covering the warring nations and the development and use of artillery for each year of the war.
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I had great empathy for those who planned the battles 24 Aug. 2014
By JOSEPH HOOPER - Published on Amazon.com
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Thorough analysis of the employment of artillery by all sides in WWI. It addressed all of the toil, mud, danger, and destruction field artillerymen faced in that conflict. As a field artillery officer myself, I had great empathy for those who planned the battles, employed the guns, and fought the war.
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