on 12 April 2009
For a quick grasp of how the various arms of the British military adapted to the battle conditions of the Great War, then you would go far than to beat this concise book.
Tha various essays also destory some of the classical myths of the war too, though for this apsect read 'Mud, Blood and Poppycock'.
For the size of publication, this is not a cheap book but I felt it worthwhile. The essays are just the right length - each can be read in a sitting. Also, the language would not put off the uninitiated.