So much has been written about the futility of trench warfare during WWI it is easy to believe that nothing new can be said. This book proves that fresh insights can be applied of the War to End All Wars. The author has produced a thought-provoking study of the British Army during the second half of the War. Crisply written, and supported by maps and a good selection of images in the photo plate section, this collection of essays provides a perceptive and original study of what may be the only war to be fought on land to such scale and intensity. Highly recommended.