Digging Up the Trenches WW1 Archaeology

Digging Up the Trenches WW1 Archaeology


Digging the Trenches The Archaeology of the Western Front
by A.Robertshaw & D. Kenyon - new book

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This war book is a study of archaeology of the trenches on what was the Western Front WW1.
The author Andrew Robertshaw would be known to most as the lead archaeologist on the TV program Finding the Fallen.
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 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.
Authors Andrew Robertshaw is curator/manager of The Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut, Surrey. For the past twelve years he has been coordinating a group conducting an archaeological dig of British and German trenches on the Western Front. He frequently appears on television as a commentator on battlefield archaeology and the soldier in history.

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Heavy Hard Boards with Dust Jacket

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