Synopses & Reviews
Using a unique approach of weaving anthology with a continuous commentary, Hot Blood & Cold Steel describes what it was really like to live and fight in the trenches during the Great War. Domestic life on the lineaccommodations, food and drink, wiring and carrying, the whole day and night routineis investigated along with the operational aspects of trench life, such as raiding and patrolling in no-man's-land and the German lines. But as well as the blood and gore of battle, the book examines the attitudes of front line soldiers, officers, and their men. This all-encompassing portrayal of the front line grips the reader and refuses to let go, communicating a genuine understanding of what it was really like to have fought in the trenches of the Western Front.