Seeking Victory on the Western Front: The British Army and Chemical Warfare in World War I

By: Palazzo, Albert

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"Seeking Victory on the Western Front "examines how, in the face of the devastating firepower advantages that modern weapons offered the Germans, the British army developed the means to reclaim the offense and break the stalemate of the western front to defeat their enemy. Within this context, Albert Palazzo demonstrates the importance of gas warfare to Britain's tactical success and argues that it was a much more efficient weapon than past historians have suggested. Despite British notions of tradition, gentlemanly conduct, and fair fighting, the high command realized that the war was to be won by employing new technologies and techniques to counteract the defensive advantages their well-fortified and entrenched opponent enjoyed on the western front. Through his study of the evolution of chemical warfare, Palazzo demonstrates that the British made the necessary transformation by successfully incorporating new weapons and tactics into their existing method of waging war. As a result, they created a new operational system that allowed the attacker to negate the defender's firepower advantage at all levels.

Title: Seeking Victory on the Western Front: The British Army and Chemical Warfare in World War I

Author Name: Palazzo, Albert

Categories: Biological & Chemical Warfare,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803237251

ISBN Number 13: 9780803237254

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803237251Z2

Description: 0803237251 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!