Raiding on the Western Front
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
6.1 x 9.1 in, No Illustrations
- February 2023
- In Stock
- July 2012
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
Raids came to be the epitome of all-arms operations, combining individual weapons skills with tactical sense and requiring cooperation with artillery and mortar batteries for success. Yet, a raiding party was an ad hoc all-arms combat team put together and trained for a specific operation. In the early days of raiding, the raiders were always volunteers but the steady toll of experienced soldiers led to raiders being told off for the first task like any other.
This is the first book to look at how raids were carried out, the successes, the failures, the consequences of raiding, their effect on morale and their contribution to military operations on the Western Front.